Complete with dine-in, carry-out, and phenomenal pie options, this Thanksgiving is bound to be a good one. Whether you are celebrating with a small group or your entire family, these restaurants have you covered, from appetizers to desserts. Let out favorite places do the work for you this Thanksgiving!
This restaurant is open on Thanksgiving Day serving a family-style Thanksgiving meal. With various food and drinks, it is perfect for a family meal. Located in North Shore, this is a contemporary favorite. Di Pescara takes a modern spin on dishes and makes them fresh. The menu is $54.95per person and $25.95 for children. Open Thursday, November 24th, 12:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
Open on November 24th, 11:30-8:30 p.m, Joe’s is serving a top-notch Thanksgiving feast. This includes sliced bread, turkey breast classic stuffing with sausage, and so much more. Reservations are required.
This Thanksgiving, RPM Italian is serving a three-course meal with an Italian twist. The meal entails Local Turkey Breast, Butternut Squash Tortelli, and other holiday accompaniments. You can make reservations and enjoy the meal. Additionally, you can enjoy the essence of River North while feasting with your family. Open on Thursday, Nov 24th from 12:00 p.m-8:30 p.m.
This four-course Thanksgiving meal is to die for. The Thanksgiving menu is something that you cannot miss. Open on Nov 24th, this is the next best Thanksgiving spot. The menu includes the classics and delicious Thanksgiving desserts. On top of that, it is located on River North so you can enjoy the view while enjoying the food. Book your reservations today.
Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.
The Thanksgiving leftover sandwich has been around for a while, but no one does leftovers better than Robert’s. Robert’s Thanksgiving Pizza tells leftover sandwiches to step out of the way! Complete with roast turkey breast, stuffing, dollops of cranberry sauce, mushroom gravy, smooth sweet potato puree, and more, this Thanksgiving Pizza will give leftovers a whole new meaning. A crispy, chewy pizza crust complements these flavors beautifully, and it even reheats well at home! Available November 18th-27th, this Thanksgiving Pizza will leave you wondering why you didn’t try it sooner.
Shaw’s Crab House
Since 1985, Shaw’s Crab House has brought coastal seafood to the heart of the Midwest. Shaw’s will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 24th to meet all your Thanksgiving needs. Their a la carte options include traditional favorites, but their specialties are the star of the show. Their fresh fish, king crab legs, and prime steaks will make you happy you spent the holiday with Shaw’s. Reservations are highly recommended, so head here to grab your spot!
Located in Chicago, Glenview, Schaumburg, and more, Wildfire will be serving a family-style Thanksgiving feast on November 24th, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Their main dishes include Roast Turkey, Cedar-Planked Salmon, or Roast Tenderloin. Plus, you can choose from a variety of sides, no matter what you like! Perfect for the whole family, Wildfire will leave you wanting reservations for every holiday. Visit this page to make your reservation.
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving leftovers are some of the best parts of the holiday. Inspired by these leftovers, Jake Melnick’s has the perfect menu item for the holiday season. Stop in to try their Thanksgiving On A Bun Burger, featuring a turkey burger topped with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and housemade gravy. If you’re feeling ambitious, try their Pumpkin Spice Wings for Thanksgiving. This sweet and smokey sauce is the perfect fall comfort food. If this sounds crazy good, add one of their beers to wash it all down! With great hours on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll be able to get in on the leftovers early.
Gene & Georgetti
With both dine-in and to-go options, Gene and Georgetti has the perfect, one-day-only Thanksgiving dinner for you. Since 1941, Gene and Georgetti has been the leader of Chicago steakhouses. Forget basic starters and choose from their variety of appetizers, including comforting Pumpkin Soup and their crunchy Baby Gem Salad. While they do include turkey, their special entrees are the real show-stoppers, including the Lumache Cacio e Pepe and The Tomahawk. Don’t forget their Apple Cider Mule and Pumpkin Spice Martini to round out your order. Take a look at their menu and place your order today!
Antico Posto debuts their Thanksgiving Feast to go! Their Thanksgiving feast will serve 4-6 people. Elevate your typical turkey with new flavors from their Butternut Squash Ravioli, Traditional Stuffing, and Pumpkin Gelato. Be sure to place your order by Saturday, November 19th. Then, Antico Posto’s top-tier shifts will prepare your impressive meal for pickup, anytime between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on November 23rd. All meals will have heating instructions as well. Let Antico Posto do the work for you! All you have to do is impress your guests.
With locations in the most popular neighborhoods of Chicago, Beatrix can meet all of your Thanksgiving needs. You can choose between the full Thanksgiving meal, or just go with sides! Their Thanksgiving dinner includes class favorites, like Herb Roasted Turkey and House-Made Cranberry Sauce. Add some fresh flavors with their new sides, including their Honeycrisp Apple Salad and Parker House Rolls. Place your order by noon on November 19th, and pick it up on November 23rd, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Check their different locations to see which one will work best for you.
Give your Thanksgiving dinner a BBQ’d twist with Bub City! Who doesn’t love a twist on the original?! Add their Brisket Mac & Cheese or Cornbread Muffins, and your Thanksgiving dinner is sure to have the best sides in town. Bub City gives you the option to mix and match its dishes, whether you need the full feast or just a few, one-of-a-kind sides. You can even place your order as late as Tuesday, November 22nd. Pickup is scheduled for 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd.
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is changing the Thanksgiving game. Choose from two, four, or six servings, and Ema will have your Mediterranean feast ready for pickup! Their menu is to die for. From Pumpkin Hummus to Beef Tenderloin Kebabs, you’ll want to diversify your Thanksgiving dinner with Ema. Pair your food with their choice of wine for the complete experience. Place your order by Monday, November 21st for a pickup on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
Hub 51 has all of the crave-worthy favorites, including your Thanksgiving dinner. Individual a la carte options include Whipped Potatoes, an Individual Blueberry Buttercake, and much more. Their Thanksgiving Feast includes everything from the turkey to the pie, so you can’t miss out! Try the Homemade Corn Pudding and Tillamook Cheddar Mac & Cheese for great side dishes. With this lineup so good, you’ll be ready to get your order, even for next year. Head here for pickup times and more information.
L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge
Get a little out of the city this Thanksgiving with L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge. Perfect for both classics and BBQ specials, L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge has something for everyone. We love that L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge does the classics well, and their Thanksgiving feast is sure to impress. Their Candied Sweet Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, and House-Made Stuffing are just a few things to look forward to on this menu. Take a look at their Thanksgiving page for more information and to place your order!
Inspired by his passion for Italian culture, Executive Chef Mychael Bonner created Saranello’s to bring Italian cuisine to new heights. Enjoy Italian staples, like hand-crafted pizza, in a casual, rustic setting. Saranello’s is the perfect place to enjoy the company of your family and friends. Their Thanksgiving menu is sure to impress your guests! For $54.95 per person, you can pick up Thanksgiving items to go, including Salmon or Prime Rib, Apple Crostata, and Butternut Squash Soup. All items will be carryout, and pickup is from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd. Visit this page to place your order.
Nestled into the University of Chicago’s beautiful campus, Truth Be Told is a tavern-style restaurant that promises a hearty meal and great cocktails. For Thanksgiving, Truth Be Told will be providing a heat-and-serve meal. Choose among two, four, or six servings, and let Truth Be Told handle all the work for you. Their menu includes many great options, including a Charcuterie Board, Golden Syrup Apple Pie, and Manhattans for Two. Place your order here for pick up on November 21st.
Siena Tavern and Bar Siena
With locations in River North, Old Orchard Mall, and “Restaurant Row” in the West Loop, Siena Tavern and Bar elevates Italian cuisine with a “from scratch” approach. Chef Fabio Viviani brings an exciting and authentic ambiance to the kitchen. This Thanksgiving, take this ambiance home with you and enjoy Chef Fabio’s favorites from the comfort of your own home. These amazing menu items include Lemon Ricotta Stuffed Artichokes, Butternut Squash Arancini, and so much more! Place your Siena Tavern order here. Place your Bar Siena order here.
Whether you need food for the office or a full-blown Thanksgiving, Paramount Events has you covered. Paramount Events has menus big enough for all your guests, and they even deliver if need be! Their menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes, but make sure to add side dishes to round out your dining experience. These add-ons include items like Cranberry Crumble Bars and Honey Butter Glazed Carrots. Visit this page or call (773) 880 – 8068 to place your order today.
The Goddess and Grocer’s menu always strive for adventure and flavor, curated uniquely for each customer. Their Thanksgiving options are no different. They’ve taken classic menu items and revamped them, so say goodbye to dry turkey and hello to juicy, ginger-brined, and apricot-glazed deliciousness. Choose from one of their packages, or mix and match the items you want! Plus, they have signature cocktails available for each menu, including their Pumpkin Spice Martini. Don’t wait, their orders close on November 16th. Place your order before it’s too late.
Summer House – Lincoln Park
This Thanksgiving, let Summer House Santa Monica do all the prep for you. Their holiday menu serves four, and for $150, this five-course artisanal meal can be all yours! Fan favorites include their Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and Hand-Carved Roasted Turkey. Be sure to check out their Thanksgiving Dog Treats and Holiday Gift Cards to complete your order. Place your order by November 21st for a pick up between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on November 31st. Head here to get in on this great opportunity!
In addition to their dine-in Thanksgiving Dinner, Wildfire is offering catering options as well! Opening in 1995, Wildfire set the standard for fine Chicago dining. With many different locations, you have plenty of opportunities to get in on the action. First, choose the main course of steak, fish, or turkey. Next, pick from an array of sides, including Mushroom-Herbed Stuffing or Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes. Of course, no feast is complete without dessert. They even offer desserts in slices, if you like something different from your crew. Download a menu and place your order here.
For fresh fish and caviar fans, this Thanksgiving feast is for you. Heritage Chicago is offering two full menus, a la carte items, and an expansion pack to take your Thanksgiving dinner to new heights. For the full menus, choose between “The Baller” and “The Classic,” with complete menus here. Plus, their expansion pack gives you the ability to mix and match your favorites! Choose among Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Sweet Potato Casserole, and much more. If you prefer the a la carte favorites, Heritage Chicago has you covered there as well, including Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, and Apple Pie. Visit their ordering page to reserve your meal today!
Desserts To Go
Offering pre-ordered whole apple pies, Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co. is here to put a spin on your favorite dessert. Their apple pie combines our two favorite foods: pizza and pie. Made with soft ‘za dough and sweet apple filling, this pie is the picture-perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal. Choose a size that feeds up to twelve people, and we know you’ll be looking forward to the leftovers. Place your order by Monday, November 21st on their Apple Pie Preorder page or call (312) 265-1328.
No Thanksgiving is complete without a stellar pie, and Beatrix has you covered. All their pies are housemade, including Oh My! Caramel Pie, Pumpkin Pecan Pie, and traditional Pumpkin Pie. All pies come with a side of Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance, with the last pickup time occurring on Wednesday, November 23rd.
Owner and chef Sophie Evanoff operates Vanille, specializing in authentic French desserts. Their fresh-baked treats are designed with perfection and handled with care. Their Thanksgiving menu features the star of the show, their November Sunshine Pie, made with Yuzu, Pineapple, and Cardamom Curd. Their classic pies are amazing as well, complete with an add-on Holiday Cookie package. This Thanksgiving, Vanille is partnering with Fight2Feed to provide pies to families in need. Help Vanille meet its donation goal of 250 pies by purchasing one today! You can visit this page to find out more about what Fight2Feed does and here to place your Thanksgiving dessert order!
Honored by the Chicago Tribune and Time Out Chicago, there’s no wonder Goddess and the Grocer’s desserts are worth the hype. Their Thanksgiving meals are to die for, but the menu wouldn’t be complete without sweet treats! Their traditional pies are stellar, and each pie comes in a personal or full size. If you’re not a fan of pie, branch out and try their Holiday Fall Cookies or Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart for a show-stopping ending to your feast. Even if you don’t like holiday options, visit this page to order other desserts.
Beard & Belly – Honeypie Bake Shop
Located in Edgewater, Honeypie Bake Shop is the best place for your Thanksgiving pie. The chefs of Beard & Belly branched out into desserts, and Chicagoans are thankful for that. Because all their ingredients are locally sourced, Honeypie’s flavors are out of this world. From Whiskey Walnut Pecan to Key Lime, these flavors cannot be beaten. Place your order here, and pick it up anytime between November 20th and November 28th, except for Thanksgiving Day.
Centered around a shareholders’ charity philosophy, this Andersonville restaurant is focused on showing their First Slice “family” how unique they are. With its family-friendly/oriented style, Frist Slice Pie Cafe brings a sense of home to your Chicago dining experience. This year, Fist Slice is bringing Thanksgiving to its customers! Take the burden off preparing any thanksgiving meals, and enjoy some of your favorite pasties, desserts, and appetizers from First Slice Pie! Carry-out options are also reserved. Pickups are on November 21, 22, and 23. All locations closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and Friday, November 25. Order here!
This Ravenswood bakery is focused on providing a welcoming experience. With its family-friendly hospitality and variety of tasty treats, Dorothy’s Sweet Shoppe is a must-try Chicago bakery! Their experimental approach to baking differentiates this establishment from any other! This Thanksgiving, Vanille has partnered with Dorothy’s Sweet Shoppe and has carry-out options! By doing so, you are providing different pies and pastries to families in need! Check out Dorothy’s Sweet Shoppe for a chance to give back this holiday!
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and Hendrickx Bakery is the perfect place for all your Belgian desserts. Nominated as the Best Bakery in Chicago in 2021, Hendrickx Bakery makes artisanal bread, pastries, and macarons. Plus, you can peek inside their all-open bakery and see the bakers at work. Their Thanksgiving desserts are sure to be a hit. They have many different tart flavors, including Pecan & Dark Chocolate, Apple, and Pumpkin. You can mix and match their macarons as well, made with rich, comforting, fall flavors. Head to their Thanksgiving page to see the full menu and place your order!
This Filipino-American bakery has you covered this Thanksgiving. Receiving a Michelin Star in 2022, Kasama won’t let you down this Thanksgiving. They’ve upgraded the classic Pumpkin Pie by adding white chocolate mousse and candied pumpkin seeds. If you’re looking for something a little different, try their Lemon Pecan or Chocolate Cremeux pies. The real reason we love their pies is for the Ube and Huckleberry Basque Cake. Featuring traditional Filipino flavors of purple yams, this buttery pound cake is sure to be different (and better) than anything you’ve tried before. Grab your pie on their ordering page for a pickup on November 21st.
Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits
With their unique spin on hospitality and Midwestern cooking traditions, Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits has sweet and savory options this Thanksgiving. There’s so much on the menu, we can’t pick just one thing to feature! For sweet treats, we love their Cranberry Buttermilk Pie and (vegan) Ginger Molasses Cookies. You can’t go wrong with a menu that has something for everyone. On the savory side, their Pie Crust Baked Brie and Mini Biscuits are absolute knockouts. Plus, we all know that homemade desserts are impressive. With their Biscuit Baking and Gravy Mix, you can convince all your guests that you bake from scratch. These treats are so good, no one will know the difference! Take a look at their full menu and place your order today.
Edge of Sweetness Bakery
Even though they are known for their cinnamon rolls, Edge of Sweetness Bakery has an entire holiday menu waiting for you. Their holiday pies include Blueberry Oat Crumble, Cherry Double Crust, Carrot Cake, and so many more. Purchase even more sweets with their Sweet Loave offerings, including favorites like Pumpkin Bread and Blueberry Streusel Bread. If you have a morning Thanksgiving celebration, check out their Bagel Holiday Menu for a breakfast addition to your feast.
Written by: Maddie Belland, Paulina Czupryna, and Mariah Sturdivant