Chicago is a foodie destination 365 days a year, which means there are tons of amazing restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Choose a dining option to enjoy a delicious meal in a festive atmosphere, or choose take-out to enjoy a take-out feast in the comfort of your own home. Either way, you just might find your new favorite Thanksgiving tradition.
Check out some of Chicago’s best restaurants for Thanksgiving dinners and a roundup of Chicago hotels serving special holiday meals. Also, check things out to do it thanksgiving weekend, including the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.
Chicago restaurants open for Thanksgiving
Make it a vacation to remember with a meal at one of these Chicago restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.
The Signature room at the 95th: Make is an unforgettable vacation with a gourmet meal at this iconic Chicago restaurant. Enjoy stunning views of the city and a three-course menu that includes raw sea bass dishes, burrata, roast turkey, and seared scallops.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: Enjoy a sliced turkey breast, accompanied by all the garnishes: classic stuffing with sausage, mashed potatoes, butternut squash with toasted marshmallow and a slice of pumpkin pie in muslin for dessert.
The place of the pearl: A long-standing fixture in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Pearl’s Place will feature its famous Southern-style soul food holiday buffet for Thanksgiving.
The Smith: Located in River North, The Smith offers a special prix fixe three-course menu that includes a choice of three turkey dishes: roast brisket, braised thigh, or turkey pie.
Bar & Steakhouse Artango: Take a tour of Argentina through the three-course Thanksgiving meal served at this Lincoln Square steakhouse.
Coco pazzo: Enjoy a special three-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. There will also be a menu with some of Coco Pazzo’s most popular and award-winning Italian dishes.
Premium & Provisions: This River North steakhouse welcomes the return of its big Thanksgiving holiday. The buffet includes a carving station, a raw bar and all the party favors.
Hotel restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
Turn your long weekend into a weekend. Explore hotels serving special Thanksgiving meals, then reserve your room today.
Cherry tree room: Enjoy an elegant feast in a classic atmosphere at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. The four-course menu includes a shrimp cocktail, garlic mashed potatoes, roast turkey breast and leg, and more.
Cafe Robey: Located on the first floor of The Robey Hotel, this trendy spot will host a special Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the classic sides.
The Peninsula lobby: Toss it with an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch. The Peninsula’s luxury restaurant will serve a four-course menu, as well as a sumptuous buffet.
Travel to Langham: Travelle will offer a special prix fixe menu with all the traditional Thanksgiving toppings, including elegant dishes like chicken liver, celeriac soup, and turkey breast stuffed with sage butter.
I | O Godfrey: Give yourself a Thanksgiving buffet on one of the city’s tallest rooftops year-round, with tons of options and amazing city views atop the Godfrey Hotel.
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Chicago Thanksgiving Takeout Dinners
Turn your Thanksgiving dinner at home into a restaurant-worthy feast with these special take out and take out offers.
Indentation: One of the best restaurants in the world, Alinea will offer a Thanksgiving feast with 10 sides and an organic turkey. Just reheat and serve.
Virtue: This Hyde Park star serves a warmable Thanksgiving meal to go, with southern touches like collard greens and an extra gallon of okra.
Dusek Tavern: In Pilsen, Dusek prepares a full Thanksgiving menu (including a Slagel Farms turkey in brine and ready to cook), plus pies, batch cocktails, and a playlist curated by Thalia Hall.
Southern Mediterranean cuisine: The South, located in Roscoe Village, will offer a Thanksgiving feast to go. The Mediterranean-inspired menu for two or four includes roast turkey with herbs and lemon.
Soul and smoke: Pick and choose your Thanksgiving meal, with traditional sides and touching additions like Cajun-smoked turkey breast and collard greens. Pick up at Time Out Market in the West Loop.
BLVD Steakhouse: Treat yourself to a luxurious Thanksgiving meal at home with candied turkey thighs and over-the-top pumpkin pie with pumpkin cream, ginger crumble, chai spice cream and cranberry shrub.
The Bristol: Celebrate the flavors of fall with a seasonal meal from this Bucktown institution. Their three-course Thanksgiving menu serves four and includes confit duck legs and brioche bread pudding.
Lost lake: Take care of all your Thanksgiving cocktail needs with the tropical offerings of Lost Lake. They offer large, ready-to-serve drinks (like Rum River Mystic and Sherry No-No), as well as an array of appetizers to accompany the drinks.
Sepia: This classic West Loop institution offers amazing take out meals for Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving. Enjoy a cider-brined turkey breast, a Waldorf salad stuffing, and a sweet potato and pecan pie for dessert.
Southern Luella cuisine: Toss it this year with a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving spread. Choose from a smoked turkey breast or half a roasted duck stuffed with cornbread, Brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese and a slice of sweet potato pie.
Bar Rome: In Andersonville, have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the go with cider-roasted turkey, garlic potatoes, cornbread stuffing and more. Vegetarians can swap the bird for a mushroom bolognese.
Italian RPM: Make a vacation to remember with an upscale treat from RPM Italian. The meal package includes delicious holiday sides like panzanella burrata, butternut squash agnolotti and chestnut stuffing.
Drink: The Michelin Bib Gourmand winner in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood offers diners a homemade package with maple-smoked turkey breast, confit turkey leg, wood-roasted local root vegetables, beer-infused sauce and more.
Aba: Order a Thanksgiving feast with a Mediterranean twist, including orzo baked with truffle, crispy chicken thighs and crème brûlée tart. All items are served fully cooked with reheating instructions.
Beatrix: Feed a crowd with this package for four to six people. Mix and match a variety of sides or go for a selection of classics. Add over a whole pie for dessert.
The tax collector: Enhance your Thanksgiving feast with an abundance of locally sourced meats and traditional sides, available a la carte or as a spread.
Longman & Eagle: Order a family-style Thanksgiving with favorites from the past year like cranberry sauce, kale spinach, and pumpkin pie, plus optional whiskey and wine pairings. All meals come with reheating instructions.