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11 Great Houston Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner

All of the turkey and none of the dishes? Yes, please.
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Houston has lots of great restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner (with varying degrees of traditionalism), and our guide has you covered for a number of different scenarios—particularly the main one, i.e. forcing your family to eat in public so they can’t get into screaming fights about religion, politics, or whether or not you spoiled a show by mentioning a tiny detail from episode 8. Here’s a list of Houston restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Montrose restaurant B&B Butchers will be serving a three-course pre-fixe menu this Thanksgiving. Start your meal off with a mixed green salad or butternut squash soup, then you can have roasted prime rib with yorkshire pudding or a more traditional roasted turkey with cornbread dressing. All plates come with sides like bacon and garlic chili, sweet yams topped with marshmallows, and corn souffle. Plus, complimentary apple cider and pumpkin cookies will be available to all guests. 

Price: $90 for adults, $35 for children


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The wild game-centric Heights steakhouse Rainbow Lodge is doing its part for Turkey Day and serving a three-course dinner from 11:00am-7:30pm. Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with cornbread dressing and green beans, or take a walk on the wild side with a smoked duck gumbo or niglai antelope served over cheese grits. And if you anticipate feeling peckish after your dinner, you can take home “late night snack packs'' complete with turkey, dressing, and gravy for just $6.

Price: $75 per person


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Thanksgiving at the upscale American restaurant Bludorn means three courses of classic dishes. Try out the smoked maitake mushrooms or the classic turkey dinner at this chic Montrose spot anytime from 11am-6:30pm. And for the little ones (under 10), there is a two-course dinner consisting of an entree and dessert. Bludorn will also offer an optional wine pairing to accompany your meal.

Price: $105 per person, $55 for children 10 and under


Upper Kirby seafood restaurant Eunice will be open for an early Thanksgiving dinner between 11am-4pm. In addition to the full menu, expect some specialty items for the season, like pumpkin bisque, a Cajun stuffed turkey with fixings, and vegetable ragout. And to satisfy your sweet tooth, a bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin pie tart will also be ready for the big day. 

Price: Varies


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Italian spot Trattoria Sofia will be offering a four course pre-fixe menu for turkey day this year. Head to the Heights restaurant for familiar Thanksgiving favorites like a turkey dinner with fennel stuffing, alongside roasted branzino, butternut squash ravioli, caramelized roasted brussel sprouts, and of course, pumpkin pie.

Price: $68 for adults, $25 for children


If you’re into the family-style meal feeling of Thanksgiving, head to Bosscat Kitchen & Libations in River Oaks. You can get maple-bourbon turkey, brown sugar baked ham, and prime rib roast (for an extra $10), alongside a slew of traditional sides. Have your fill of cornbread stuffing, mac & cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. Plus, either an apple or pumpkin pie.

Price: $60 per person


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This year, the healthy-ish restaurant Bloom & Bee will be open for a four-course meal on Thanksgiving Day. Dine on the main floor of the Post Oak Hotel Uptown for nods to classic dishes like butternut squash bisque, sweet potato gratin, an apple cider-brined roasted turkey, and mini apple cobblers.

Price: $80 per person


For a four-course meal on Thanksgiving Day, try Le Jardinier in the Museum District. The French restaurant connected to the MFAH will offer a choice of appetizer, a fun nod to traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey confit rotolo, and a turducken ballotine. There is also the option to add on caviar service, starting at $100 for 1oz.

Price: $165 per person


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The French restaurant Étoile will be offering a Thanksgiving feast from 11am-8pm. Enjoy a three-course dinner at the swanky Uptown restaurant with braised beef short ribs, some grilled salmon, and a vanilla bourbon pecan pie.

Price: $78 for adults, $28 for children


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Spend your turkey day living lavishly at Musaafer. From 12-10:30pm, the Galleria neighborhood Indian restaurant will be serving plates featuring tandoori spiced turkey, mushroom and bacon brussel sprouts, carrots, and truffle fries. And for dessert, maple kheer kadam is for sale for an extra $25.

Price: $40 per person

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