66 Chicago-Area Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

There's no need to slave over your Turkey Day meal thanks to these 66 Chicago area restaurants. Stay up-to-date on additional restaurants, hours and locations. Dine-in and carry-out options are available.

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Lucille at Drury Lane
Seasons 52 Restaurant
Seasons 52
nAll your Thanksgiving favorites will be on the menu at Seasons 52 in Oak Brook and Schuamburg. The restaurant will also feature its special Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence for guests who save room for dessert.
Reel Club
Reel Club
nFans of surf and turf will love the special Thanksgiving buffet served at Reel Club in Oak Brook this year. Between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., adults eat for $50, 6-12 year olds for $20, and kids 5 and under are complimentary.
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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
nThe Oak Brook location will provide two dining options for Thanksgiving guests: A traditional a la carte Thanksgiving menu will be served in the main dining room, while a full Thanksgiving buffet will be available in the private dining area.
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The Clubhouse
nLittle ones 5 years and under eat free at The Clubhouse this Thanksgiving. With locations in both Schaumburg and Oak Brook, families can enjoy a full Thanksgiving buffet for $50 per adult and $25 for children ages 6-12.
Scotty's on Sheridan Restaurant
Scotty's on Sheridan
nThis Highwood restaurant has a traditional Thanksgiving menu prepared for this year's holiday dinner, as well as a kid's menu to accommodate families. Scotty's on Sheridan will open from noon until 7 p.m.
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The Langham Hotel Chicago
nTwo holiday meals in two stunning dining rooms are available at The Langham Hotel in downtown Chicago on Turkey Day. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $145 per adult and $50 for children 5-12. The hotel will also offer a family style Thanksgiving dinner from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. for $75 per guest.
Lucille at Drury Lane
Lucille at Drury Lane
nThis Oak Brook conference center welcomes all on Thanksgiving for a traditional holiday dinner in its luxurious French dining room. The restaurant will be open prior to dinner time serving other fall favorites like their pumpkin chai latte.
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The Colonial Room at The Drake Oakbrook Hotel
nFamilies who prefer to eat early can enjoy an award-winning brunch at The Colonial Room. Recognized by Hinsdale Magazine as the Best of Reader Favorite Brunch, the Oak Brook hotel restaurant will be serving champagne and mimosas with their Thanksgiving meal, already included in the price. The meal costs $65 for adults and $25 for kids 5-12, while children 4 or under eat free.
The Drake Hotel Chicago
nThere are three options for Thanksgiving dinner at The Drake in downtown Chicago: The Gold Coast Ballroom will provide a big buffet and entertainment for all ages from noon until 6 p.m., charging $129 for adults and $35 for kids. Guests can also indulge in a traditional sit down meal in the Camellia Room between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the set menu costing $79 per adult and $35 per child. Would you rather eat at home? The chef at Coq d'Or will prepare a take-out Thanksgiving feast costing $30 per guest and available for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Cherry Circle Room Restaurant
Cherry Circle Room
nThe Cherry Circle Room has drawn up a preset menu for diners to enjoy family style this Thanksgiving. The restaurant charges $80 per guest and optional beverage pairings are available with the meal.
Farmhouse Evanston
nA quaint tavern in Evanston promises a budget-friendly buffet this Thanksgiving. For $39 for adults and $19 for kids 10 and under, diners can choose any or all of the three juicy proteins along with all the traditional side dishes, and a delicious dessert bar for those with a sweet tooth. Hours will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Terra & Vine
nThree fine Thanksgiving courses will be served to guests at Terra & Vine for $45 each. The regular menu will not be offered during this holiday special, however a $12 kids menu is available for young diners.
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nWildfire will offer a special family-style Thanksgiving dinner for $47.95 for adults and $21.95 for kids 12 and under. The restaurant will open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at four of its five Chicago-area locations, excluding the Lincolnshire dining room.
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo
nWho says you have to eat turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving? Buca di Beppo will offer its classic family style Italian menu from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. to diners looking to spice up their Thanksgiving tradition.
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n$145 gives you access to a classic Thanksgiving buffet as you take in the sweeping views of Michigan Avenue and Chicago's famous Water Tower at NoMI Kitchen. Stop in for the feast anytime between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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Beelow's Steakhouse
nBe sure to clean your plate at Beelow's Thanksgiving dinner because second helpings will be served for free. Guests can order from the regular menu or try the holiday special turkey and ham dinner with traditional sides. Located in Highland Park, Beelow's will operate during normal dinner hours on Thanksgiving.
Granite City Food & Brewing
Granite City Food & Brewing
nVisit the Schaumburg location on Thanksgiving Day for a special three-course meal featuring a unique twist on mash potatoes and gravy, as well as house-made apple or pumpkin pie for dessert.
Francesca's By The River
Francesca's By The RivernChow down on a variety of delicious dishes at Francesca's holiday Harvest Buffet in St. Charles, where the everyday Italian menu will be offered along with a carving station and a few seasonal specials.
Tortoise Supper Club
Tortoise Supper Club
nJust off the Chicago Riverwalk, Tortoise Supper Club in River North is hosting a Grand Holiday Buffet this Thanksgiving. Adult entry costs $80, while kids eat for $26. Any young ones age 3 or below are free. The buffet will open from noon until 8:30 p.m.
Chez Moi
Chez Moi
nTraditional Thanksgiving dishes and a few select entrees from Chez Moi's classic French menu will be served to diners between noon and 8 p.m. for $42 per person.
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Margeaux Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria
nThe elegant Waldorf Astoria hotel's Margeaux Brasserie will offer a special Thanksgiving menu in place of its normal dinner selections. Dinner service runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Morton's The Steakhouse
nIf you prefer steak to turkey, Morton's has what you're looking for this Thanksgiving. The restaurant will open at 1 p.m. and offer its regular menu at all six Chicago area locations.
Mercat a La Planxa
nTake your Thanksgiving dinner to Spain at Mercat a La Planxa in the South Loop. The Chicago restaurant will continue to serve traditional Spanish tapas and paella, while also offering more American-style Turkey Day dishes. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Weber Grill Restaurant
Weber Grill
nWeber Grill's three convenient Chicagoland locations will serve a special set menu for $30 for adults and $11 for kids 10 and under. Families who order in advance can also have their Thanksgiving dinner party catered, with a whole smoked turkey and a variety of traditional sides among the offerings.
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River Roast
nGrab a plate and browse the setup of chef's stations at River Roast's Thanksgiving feast. The River North restaurant will charge $55 per guest and operate on normal weekday hours.
Devon Seafood + Steak
Devon Seafood
nTwo locations and two great choices for your Thanksgiving meal are available at Devon Seafood. Both the Oakbrook Terrace and Downtown Chicago venues will offer the regular menu in addition to a prix-fixe three-course dinner featuring traditional Thanksgiving dishes. The set menu option costs $38 for adults, $19 for kids 12 and under.
Ditka's Restaurant
nIt's a true Midwest Thanksgiving at the three Chicago-area Ditka's restaurants this year. An unlimited holiday buffet will be served for $40 for adults and $20 for kids during regular business hours. Certain a la carte items from the regular menu will also be offered.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
nAn international meal will be served all day at Fogo de Chao. In addition to some American classics, the Brazilian steakhouse will prepare a variety of juicy cuts to bring a bit of South American flare to Thanksgiving. All three Chicago-area locations will be open for the holiday meal.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel - Chicago
nDinner is served buffet-style from noon until 7 p.m. at IO Godfrey, the luxury rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel in downtown Chicago. Families who prefer a Thanksgiving breakfast can also visit Dolce Italian downstairs for regular service from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Entry for the dinner buffet costs $39 per adult and $12 per child.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
nIndulge in the special roasted turkey dinner or any of your other favorite menu items at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. Normal Thursday hours run from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Eddie V's Chicago
Eddie V's
nButternut squash, cranberry chutney and brioche sage stuffing are among the decadent dishes being served up at Eddie V's Thanksgiving buffet in downtown Chicago. Prefer a non-traditional meal? The restaurant's full regular menu will also be available. The dinner buffet costs $39 for adults and $15 for children.
Harry Caray's Chicago
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
nWhether you're craving traditional roasted Thanksgiving turkey or a traditional Italian pasta, Harry Caray's has it all. The River North, Lombard and Rosement locations will all participate in the Thanksgiving feast, and diners who visit Lombard or Rosemont will have access to an all-you-can-eat side dish buffet. The restaurant will operate on normal hours.
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
nDinner and a show is available at Artango Bar and Steakhouse in Lincoln Square. A $55 three-course meal will be served from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., with kids menus provided for the little ones. Arrive between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to hear live Latin Jazz music while enjoying your Thanksgiving meal.
Fleming's Chicago
Fleming's Steakhouse
nGive thanks at Fleming's and you'll get a free appetizer to share with your party. The steakhouse is serving a pre-set menu starting at 11 a.m., including a salad course, main entree and dessert. Fleming's has locations in Chicago and Lincolnshire.
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nLocated in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, this classic French eatery will offer six different dishes for each of the evening's three courses, all for $65 per person. The special holiday menu will be served from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Wildwood Restaurant
Wildwood Restaurant
nReservations must be made in advance in order to attend Thanksgiving dinner at Wildwood in Geneva. The classic American-style restaurant will offer a special holiday menu featuring roasted turkey, prime rib, a variety of side dishes and an upscale spin on the traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Adults eat for $44 and kids under 12 for $22 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Shula's Chicago
Shula's Steak House
nThis Streeterville steakhouse will offer its complete menu for diners on Thanksgiving Day. Hours run from 5:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
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Flat Top Grill
nTry something new this Thanksgiving at Flat Top Grill, a modern Asian-style restaurant with locations in Chicago, Evanston, Lombard and Normal. Big families with at least 10 people will enjoy a 10 percent discount if a reservation is made ahead of time. All locations will operate on normal hours.
nThree traditional Thanksgiving courses will be served at Grassroots restaurant in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. A variety of family-style side dishes come with the meal, and a vegetarian option is available on the holiday menu. Adults dine for $42, children under 12 for $15.
Harvest at Pheasant Run Resort
nIt doesn't get much more American than Thanksgiving dinner in a barn. Located in St. Charles, Harvest at Pheasant Run Resort will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet in a unique setting that encompasses the charm of the Midwest.
Public Landing Restaurant
Public Landing Restaurant
nTwo unique holiday menus will be offered at the historic Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport. The Loft Dinner Feast offers a variety of a la carte dishes ($37 for adults, $19 for kids), while the Holiday Harvest menu serves groups of five or more guests. Advanced reservations are required to attend the holiday meal.
Copper Fox Gastropub
Copper Fox Gastropub
nThis American pub in River North has a special menu prepared for Thanksgiving diners. Salads and desserts will be served buffet style, while the proteins are prepared and served from the kitchen. Entry costs $45 for adults and $18 for kids 12 and under from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Edelweiss Restaurant
nThis German restaurant is embracing its American side for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Located in Norridge, diners who come to Edelweiss can order from the special holiday menu or enjoy a family-style meal for groups with six or more people. In addition, families can reserve a time slot ahead of time and have a whole turkey with traditional sides brought right to the table. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Cafe Des Architectes
nA self-described cross between classic French and local flavors, Cafe des Architectes has set Thanksgiving dinner and its regular menu items available on Turkey Day this year. Diners can head to downtown Chicago (just off Michigan Avenue) during normal dining hours for a French-American feast.
Bistro Voltaire
Bistro Voltaire
nBistro Voltaire in Chicago will serve its classic French take on Thanksgiving dinner with a three-course fixed menu this year. Dinner is served during regular business hours (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.) and all guests pay $49 for the meal.
Acadia Restaurant
nBacked by two Michelin Stars, the culinary experience at Acadia is sure to impress diners this Thanksgiving. The sophisticated South Loop spot will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. offering a variety of food stations featuring elevated Thanksgiving favorites.
Bin 36 Restaurant
Bin 36
nThanksgiving dinner begins as early as 2 p.m. at Bin 36 in downtown Chicago. The meal includes two courses with at least two options each, along with sides and desserts served family style. $45 for adults, $20 for kids and free for children under four. Wine pairings will also be offered for an extra $22.
Big Iron Horse Restaurant
Big Iron Horse
nTry a Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner at Big Iron Horse in Barrington. Families can call to reserve a smoked turkey for their Turkey Day feast while supplies last.
Lockwood Restaurant
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
nEarly eaters can head to the Loop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Thanksgiving buffet at Lockwood Restaurant and Bar. Adults eat for $80, seniors for $70 and children ages 3-12 for $50. Pricing includes one glass of champagne and one soft drink with the meal.
Whitney's Cafe
Whitney's Cafe
nTake as many helpings as your heart desires at the Whitney's Cafe Thanksgiving buffet. The Oak Lawn restaurant will serve its holiday meal from noon until 4 p.m., $35 for adults and $19 for kids 7-12. All kids under 7 eat free.
William Tell Restaurant
William Tell Restaurant
nThe Countryside location of the William Tell Restaurant will serve up a Thanksgiving buffet between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All diners pay $35 for the feast.
Torali at the Ritz Carlton
Torali Italian - Steak
nEnjoy an upscale Thanksgiving at Torali Italian - Steak at the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Chicago. A four-course special complete with herb roasted turkey, wild mushroom risotto and a creamy lobster bisque will be available for $95 per adult, $35 for children. The meal will be served between noon and 7 p.m.
Birch River Grill
nFour fine courses will be prepared and served at Birch River Grill's Thanksgiving affair in Arlington Heights. Dishes include an acorn squash and Kentucky Bourbon bisque, autumn salad, choice of turkey breast or salmon, and a delicious slice of pumpkin pie to finish. $31 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under.
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The Lobby Lounge at JW Marriott Chicago
nEscape the cold and enjoy a casual dining scene at The Lobby Lounge inside the Marriott Hotel in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Official menu and prices not currently available.
312 Chicago
nThis downtown Chicago restaurant will incorporate traditional Thanksgiving dishes into a set four-course meal featuring its contemporary Italian cuisine. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. ($55 per guest), and 312 will also open for breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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Davanti Enoteca
nA complete Thanksgiving buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Davanti Enoteca in Western Springs. All the American favorites will be served along with a few Italian selections to showcase the restaurant's personal flare. $38 for adults, $14 for kids 12 and under.
Miss Ricky's Diner
Miss Ricky's
nLocated inside the Virgin Hotels Chicago in the Loop, Miss Ricky's will stay open to serve Thanksgiving dinner. Virgin Hotel's other restaurant, Commons Club, will also be open for the holiday meal.
Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Mity Nice Bar & Grill
nReservations are recommended for guests planning to enjoy the extensive Thanksgiving buffet at Water Tower Place's Mity Nice Bar & Grill. Diners will be seated from noon until 8 p.m.
Osteria Via Stato
nIf you've got a big family to feed, Osteria Via Stato has a holiday special to help you out. A variety of traditional Thanksgiving sides with an Italian twist are available for pick-up on Nov. 22 for a hassle-free meal at home on Turkey Day. All orders must be submitted by Nov. 21, and a complete list of menu items and prices can be found here.
Aquitaine Restaurant
nTwo-time OpenTable.com Diner's Choice Award winner Aquitaine restaurant in Lincoln Park will also offer a Thanksgiving dinner service. A $44 pre-fixe menu will be served to all guests during regular dinner service hours.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
nExperience dinner with a view this Thanksgiving at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse right along the Chicago River. While the regular dinner menu will be served, the steakhouse is also offering a special Thanksgiving selection for $55 for adults and $25 for kids. Dinner is served during normal operating hours.
Mastro's Steakhouse
nDoors are opening early for Thanksgiving dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in River North. Evening service will run from 2 p.m to 11 p.m with all regular menu items available for order.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
nCapital Grille's Lombard, Rosemont and Chicago locations will all be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the regular menu, an Executive Chef's special holiday dinner will be available to diners.
One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
n$40 will get you four courses of Thanksgiving favorites at One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar. Located in Elmhurst, the restaurant will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and reservations are accepted.
Tuscany Restaurant - Wheeling
Tuscany Restaurant
nLocated 30 miles northwest of Chicago in Wheeling, Tuscany Restaurant has a seasonal prix fixe dinner menu prepared for Thanksgiving Day diners. For $35 for adults and $18 for kids 10 and under, the feast includes turkey and all the fixings from noon until 8 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance, and any adults who dine before 3 p.m. will pay just $30 for the meal.
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Odyessy Cruises
nGet carried away with your Thanksgiving meal this year on an Odyssey Thanksgiving Day Cruise. Your two-hour holiday dining experience includes a set three-course meal and sweeping views of the Chicago skyline as you sail out on Lake Michigan. Lunchtime cruises board at 2 p.m. for $60 per guest, while dinner cruises charge $100 per person and board at 5:30 p.m.
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