Wanting to get out of the kitchen this Thanksgiving?
There is no shame in forgoing the obligation of countless hours spent preparing a feast for the family. Here are a few options to savor some comfort food while enjoying time with friends and family. Reservations are highly recommended as they are filling up quickly.
1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, (817) 350-4106
While brunch reservations at Cast Iron at the Omni Hotel are completely full, you can still take advantage of the fixed price dinner menu that includes salad, soup, bread, entrée and a dessert buffet. Slow roasted turkey carved to order and balsamic roast beef are among entrée choices. A little local flavor from Fort Worth’s own Firestone & Robertson Distillery is incorporated in salmon that has been glazed in a barbecue sauce made with their award-winning TX Whiskey. A dessert buffet of pies, cakes, bread pudding and cookies awaits those left hungry for more.
Cost: $36 Per Adult; $18 Children 5 -12 years; Children under 5 eat free Thanksgiving Hours: 5pm – 8pm
5901 Watauga Rd, Watauga, TX 76148, 817-656-0800
Chef Point Café in Watauga has come a long way from gas station with a side of home cooking to a destination for local foodies and fans of Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives. The décor and seating have received a major facelift, but the heart behind the food remains the same. An a la carte menu for Thanksgiving offers a wide range of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Start with stuffed mushrooms baked in garlic butter and a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup. Go traditional with sliced turkey served with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy or up the stakes with the smoked prime rib or duck in a spicy plum sauce. Leave room for bread pudding smothered in hot cognac sauce or apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
Cost: A la carte menu with entrees ranging from $20-$40. Kids menu also available.
Thanksgiving Hours: 11am – 6pm
1651 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-332-9060
Make your way to the TCU area on University Drive and let Silver Fox do the work for you. A set menu starts with a butternut squash soup that adds a spicy kick with ancho chiles. Choose between the III Forks Salad prepared with apple slices, blue cheese, toasted pecans and field green or a wedge salad with applewood smoked bacon. Entrée choices include slow roasted turkey with cornbread dressing, Chateuabriand (thick slices of tenderloin filet topped with a rich bordelaise sauce), and seared ginger salmon with lemon crème fraiche. Complete your meal with pumpkin pie or my personal favorite -- bourbon pecan pie.
Cost: $49.95 per person excluding tax and gratuity; $16.95 children 12 and under
Thanksgiving Hours: 11am – 5pm
The Capital Grille
800 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102, 817-348-9200
You can always expect exceptional food and service at The Capital Grille’s downtown Fort Worth location. Thanksgiving offers the full restaurant menu from Chilean Sea Bass with Roasted Fennel to Seared Tenderloin with Butter Poached Lobster Tails. A special will also be available which includes slow roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, smashed potatoes and green beans with Marcona almonds. After your meal, take a short walk to the expansive Sundance Square Plaza to see the 58 foot-tall Christmas tree before thousands crowd downtown for Friday’s annual Parade of Lights.
Cost: A la carte menu or $36 for Thanksgiving special
Thanksgiving Hours: 10am – 10pm
4701 West Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817-735-4900
When it comes to the best of soul food and soulful music, Buttons has the market cornered. Nearly every night of the week this restaurant hosts musicians from near and far while patrons dine and dance. The Sunday brunch buffet has become a tradition for many and we’re thankful that they are extending it to Thanksgiving. Breakfast specialties will line the buffet including Buttons’ famous chicken and waffles alongside turkey and all the fixings.
Cost: $24 adults; $10 children
Thanksgiving Hours: 10am – 3pm