Chicago-Area Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

There's no need to slave over your Turkey Day meal thanks to these Chicago-area restaurants.

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The Florentine
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Free Rein
The contemporary American Brasserie on Michigan Avenue offers seasonal dishes and scrumptious pies on Thanksgiving Day from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with dinner service from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Options include cauliflower soup, honey nut squash with fermented apple, duck breast with chestnut puree, cranberries, Brussels sprout gratin and bacon marmalade. Don't forget dessert! Slices of double-crust honey apple pie, brown sugar pumpkin pie with coffee chantilly and dark chocolate-bourbon pecan pie are on offer from pastry chef Evan Sheridan.
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Weber Grill
Add some fire-grilled smokiness to your Thanksgiving Day dinner with Weber Grill Restaurant's three-course prix fixe dinner in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Grill-roasted smoked turkey steals the show alongside grilled sausage stuffing, grilled roasted butternut squash soup and Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic mashed or whipped sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus and pumpkin pie and more. Weber Grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The meal is $29.95 per person and $10.95 for kids 10 and under.
The Florentine
The Florentine
nThe Italian restaurant inside downtown Chicago's JW Marriott offers "traditional dishes with an Italian twist" as well as its full dinner menu from noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Specials include butternut squash soup, baby carrot salad, braised pork belly risotto and a traditional turkey plate.
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nThe restaurant inside the Residence Inn Hotel in Chicago's Loop encourages diners to "show up with your appetite" this Thanksgiving. Feast on slow roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, cranberries, Brussels sprouts and herb gravy for $19 and order a slice of pumpkin pie for $7. The restaurant opens from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will also offer its regular dinner menu.
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Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood will open at 10 a.m. for the Bears vs. Lions game and offer both drink and food specials. For the more tradition-minded, O’Toole’s has a turkey dinner plate for $15, open-faced hot turkey sandwich for $14 and pumpkin pie for $4. For those feeling more courageous, feast on a "Bucket of Balls," deep fried turkey testicles with your choice of dipping sauce for $11. Thanksgiving-theme dishes are available from Nov. 21-23.
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The Colonial Room at The Drake Oak Brook Hotel
nEnjoy a Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the award-winning Colonial Room, where a carving station, seafood bar, dessert table and plenty of other dishes will be served. Champagne and mimosas are also available. The cost is $65 per person, $25 ages 5-12.
The Drake Hotel Chicago
There are three options for Thanksgiving dinner at The Drake in downtown Chicago. The Gold Coast ballroom will offer a Thanksgiving buffet and entertainment from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $129 for adults and $39 for children. For those interested in a more family-style Thanksgiving, the Camellia Room has you covered from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking? The chefs at Coq d'Or will prepare a take-out Thanksgiving feast at $35 per guest. Meals are available for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Farmhouse Evanston
nThis quaint Chicago tavern will offer a special Thanksgiving to-go option that includes honey-brined and roasted turkey, buttermilk smashed potatoes, country style stuffing and more. They also have an a la carte option and will be taking orders until 4 p.m. on Nov. 14. Orders can be picked up on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
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The Clubhouse
nJoin The Clubhouse in Oak Brook for their award-winning Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Spaces fill up quickly so make a reservation soon. The cost is $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children between ages 6 and 12. Kids under 5 enter for free.
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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
nThe Oak Brook location will host a Thanksgiving feast that includes carving stations, a seafood station, a Prosecco and wine bar, and a few other traditional holiday sides. Reservations are required. The cost is $65 for adults and $25 for kids between 6 and 12.
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Terra & Vine
nA fine three-course menu will be served to guests at Terra & Vine for $48 ($12 for children). The courses include Thanksgiving turkey, roasted butternut squash soup, pasta romero, pumpkin pie and more. Choose from reservations between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo
nEnjoy a holiday feast or Italian cuisine from the regular menu at any of Buca di Beppo’s three Chicago-area locations. If you don’t feel like stepping out of the house, you can order your Thanksgiving meal to-go.
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nWildfire will serve a family-style Thanksgiving menu between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. There will also be gluten-free menu items and a Thanksgiving party platter menu for carryout. The cost is $49.95 per adult and $21.95 for ages 12 and under.
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nAt NoMI, guests get to eat as much as they’d like while enjoying the sweeping views of Michigan Avenue. The NoMI culinary team will prepare a classic Thanksgiving buffet to be served between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cost is $175 for adults, $55 for kids 5-12. Book your reservation or order their “Thanksgiving To Go."
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III Forks
nThe prime steakhouse in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood offers a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Day feast as well as a wide selection of a la carte items from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Your choice of spice-rubbed holiday turkey or roasted Midwest beef tenderloin headlines the feast for $49 per adult or $18 for kids under 12.
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The Langham Hotel Chicago
nThe Langham Hotel will host a quintessential Thanksgiving buffet with more than 10 culinary stations. It will be served from noon to 8 pm. The price is $155 per person, $50 for ages 5 through 12.
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Beelow's Steakhouse
nDon’t be afraid to ask for seconds at Beelow’s Steakhouse. The casual American eatery will serve all your favorite traditional Thanksgiving platters. It all starts at noon and ends at 8 p.m. The cost for adults is $29.99 and $17.99 for children.
Francesca's By The River
Francesca's By The RivernFrancesca’s By The River is dishing out an all-day buffet to celebrate Thanksgiving. Specials include their Cappellacci con Zucca, or pumpkin-filled pasta with fresh tomatoes, brown butter, sage and parmigiana. Hours are 11 a.m to 7 p.m.
Tortoise Supper Club
Tortoise Supper Club
nJust off the Chicago Riverwalk, Tortoise Supper Club in River North will host a Grand Holiday Buffet. Reserve a seat between noon and 9 p.m.
Weber Grill Restaurant
Weber Grill
nWeber Grill’s three Chicago-area locations will serve both their full menu and Thanksgiving menu. The cost is $29.95 for adults and $10.06 for ages 10 and under. Customers can also order Thanksgiving platters to-go.
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River Roast
nGrab a plate and pick from anything at the Thanksgiving Chef’s Table. The River North restaurant will charge $60 per person and $18 for children between 5 and 12.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
nAll three Chicago-area locations will be open between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Chicago location, specifically, will serve their full regular menu.
Harry Caray's Chicago
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
nGive thanks with Harry’s. The River North, Lombard and Rosement locations will offer traditional Thanksgiving specials, including hand-carved roasted turkey and herb roasted prime rib. Those who visit the Lombard and Rosemont locations will also be offered Harry’s all-you-can-eat sides buffet.
Public Landing Restaurant
Public Landing Restaurant
nAt Public Landing Restaurant, you'll have three Thanksgiving options to choose from: a catering package, the loft dinner feast (an all-you-can-eat buffet for groups of five or more) and holiday harvest dining a la carte.
Edelweiss Restaurant
nThis German restaurant located in Norridge will serve a special à la carte dinner menu as well as a family-style meal for parties of six or more. The cost is $32.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids 4-10. In addition, they’re offering a Thanksgiving carry-out menu. Reservations must be made by noon on Nov. 19.
Torali at the Ritz Carlton
Torali Italian - Steak
nTorali will host a multi-course brunch that includes traditional Thanksgiving classics and seasonal favorites. Seating times are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adult entry cost is $155, and for children it's $55.
Whitney's Cafe
Whitney's Cafe
nWhitney’s will host an all-you-can-eat buffet from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $35 for adults and $19 for kids 7-12. All kids under 7 eat free.
312 Chicago
nThis Italian mainstay located in the Loop will serve a traditional Thanksgiving four-course menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $60 for person, $25 for kids 12 and under. 312 also invites guests to join them in their Friendsgiving from Nov. 15-22 for dinner.
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Davanti Enoteca
nDavanti Enoteca in Willow Springs will serve a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. American favorites will be served along with a few of Davanti's Italian specialties. The cost is $38 for adults and $14 for kids 12 and under.
Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Mity Nice Bar & Grill
nFrom 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mity Nice Bar & Grill be offer its Thanksgiving buffet as well as a Thanksgiving carry-out option. Customers can enjoy oven-roasted turkey, glazed sweet potatoes, butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin chiffon pies, and more. The buffet costs $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
nExperience dinner with a view this Thanksgiving at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse right along the Chicago River. A traditional Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu will be served. featuring herb roasted turkey, butternut squash soup, classic potatoes au gratin, pumpkin pie and more. $55 for adults and $25 for kids. The a la carte fall dinner menu also will be available.
Lockwood Restaurant
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
nEarly eaters can head to the Loop from 6:30 a.m. to noon for a Thanksgiving breakfast buffet. Lockwood's traditional lunch buffet ends at 3:30 p.m. featuring house-made fall favorites such as roasted maple honey molasses Tom turkey. The breakfast buffet is $25 for adults and $12 for kids 6-12. The regular buffet costs $80 for adults and $40 for kids 3-12.
One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar
nA family-style menu at One Fifty One Kitchen & Bar in Elmhurst will include Waldorf salad, roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, desserts and other traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Dinner will be served from noon to 7 p.m. Adults eats for $39.95, and kids 12 and under eat for $19.95
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.
Seasons 52 Restaurant
Seasons 52
nAll your Thanksgiving favorites will be on the menu from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at Seasons 52 in Oak Brook and Schaumburg, including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans and dessert. The meal is $27.95 for kids and $13.95 for kids 12 and under.
Chez Moi
Chez Moi
nA traditional Thanksgiving feast and a few select entrees from Chez Moi's classic French menu will be served to diners between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. for $45 per adult and $19 for kids under 12. Think oven-roasted turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato gratin, pumpkin pie and crème brulèe.
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Margeaux Brasserie at Waldorf Astoria
The elegant Waldorf Astoria hotel's Margeaux Brasserie will offer a special Thanksgiving menu that includes roasted heritage turkey, smoked prime strip loin and king crab "glaçage," as well as pomme puree, sage stuffing and honey-roasted sweet potato. Save room for dessert. There's a choice of chocolate bourbon pecan pie, cranberry cheesecake and vanilla creme brulee. The meal costs $75 per guest.
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 offer Thanksgiving specials such as pumpkin soup, a turkey plate, Thanksgiving paella, spiced bon bons and drink specials. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 312-765-0524 for a reservation.
Devon Seafood + Steak
Devon Seafood
nThe Chicago location will offer a limited a la carte menu in addition to its special turkey dinner. The menu option costs $40 for adults and $20 for kids.
Ditka's Restaurant
nIt's a true Midwest Thanksgiving at the three Chicago-area Ditka's restaurants. A four-course menu will be served for $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under featuring butternut squash soup, oven-roasted turkey, smashed sweet potatoes, stuffing, country gravy and pumpkin cheesecake. Certain a la carte items from the regular menu will also be offered.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel - Chicago
nDinner is served buffet-style at IO Godfrey, the luxury rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel in downtown Chicago. The hotel promises "a carving station, football on the big screens and more." Reservations are now open.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
nIndulge in the special roasted turkey dinner at Chicago-area locations of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood. The menu features butternut squash bisque, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, mashed potatoes and more. Call your preferred location for reservations.
Eddie V's Chicago
Eddie V's
nCranberry chutney, brioche sage stuffing and roasted butternut squash are among the decadent Thanksgiving dishes being served up from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Eddie V's in downtown Chicago. Prefer a non-traditional meal? The restaurant's full regular menu will also be available. The special Thanksgiving menu costs $42 for adults and $15 for children.
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
nDinner and a show is available at Artango Bar and Steakhouse in Lincoln Square. A family-friendly three-course prix fixe menu is available from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $55 for adults and $20 for kids between 6 and 12 with Latin Jazz music played from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fleming's Chicago
Fleming's Steakhouse
nFleming's three-course Thanksgiving feast starts at 11 a.m. and includes a choice of mixed herb-roasted turkey breast or sliced beef tenderloin. A special three-course kids menu is available for $19.
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nLocated in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, this classic French eatery will offer multiple dishes -- roasted farm turkey breast and stuffed leg or pumpkin ravioli, anyone? -- for each of the evening's three courses, all for $65 per person. The special holiday menu will feature items from Chicago's Green City Market.
Wildwood Restaurant
Wildwood Restaurant
nWildwood's "annual Thanksgiving Feast" from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Geneva features roasted turkey or prime rib, buttermilk mashed potatoes and gravy, sage and sausage dressing, and pumpkin tiramisu or butter pecan bread pudding for dessert. Adults eat for $48 and kids under 12 for $22. Kids under 5 are free.
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.
Copper Fox Gastropub
Copper Fox Gastropub
nThis American pub in River North wants you to "Feast like a Fox" with hand-carved honey glazed ham, roasted turkey or prime rib, each served with sage stuffing, brown butter green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy. Seatings are available at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The special menu costs $44.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids 12 and under.
Acadia Restaurant
Backed 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 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., serving a choice of Stonington lobster, Slagel Farms smoked turkey or Prime rib, as well as pumpkin cake, bourbon maple frosting, pecan mousse and spruce yogurt ice cream. The meals costs $95 per person, and a special kids menu is $35 per person.
Miss Ricky's
Miss Ricky's
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day early at Miss Ricky's, located inside the Virgin Hotels Chicago in the Loop, with its Thanksgiving Day Boozy Brunch from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Turkey Day-inspired brunch includes a turkey plate "with all the fixins" for $15, chicken and waffle bowl for $19 and short rib hash with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce for $17. Virgin Hotel's other restaurant, Commons Club, will extend its hours from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and offer a turkey plate on Thanksgiving Day and other days that week, Monday through Friday.
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 maple glazed turkey breast or cedar planked maple salmon, and a slice of spiced pumpkin pie to finish. $30.95 for adults and $13.95 for children 12 and under.
Mastro's Steakhouse
nDoors are open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in River North. Regular a la carte menu items will be available for order.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
nCapital Grille's Lombard, Rosemont and Chicago locations will all be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the regular menu, a turkey plate with cranberry chutney, brioche stuffing and more is on offer for $42.
Tuscany Restaurant - Wheeling
Tuscany Restaurant
nLocated 30 miles northwest of Chicago in Wheeling, Tuscany Restaurant will offer a prix fixe turkey dinner with a slice of pumpkin pie for $34.95 plus regular dinner and chef's specials. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Reservations are required.
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Odyssey 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. Lunchtime cruises board at 2 p.m. and start at between $64.90 and $84.90 for adults and $69.90 for kids, while the dinner cruise boards at 5:30 p.m. and starts at $109.90 per person.
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