Looking to feast this Thanksgiving without the fuss? Whether you want to dine in or bring home a prepared meal, these Fort Worth restaurants you covered.
Reservations are required for some and recommended for all.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant offers an $85 holiday prix-fixe menu, including traditional turkey and the butcher shop’s stellar prime rib and Yorkshire pudding, along with multiple sides and desserts. Children’s plates (for those under 11) are $35. If like Chandler on Friends, you hate turkey, you’ll also have access to the whole menu! The restaurant is open from 10AM until 9PM. Rather have the meal at home? B&B will also have order-in-advance meals (traditional turkey, smoked turkey and prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and whipped potatoes) along with delicious sides and a variety of pies. This year you can also pick up a brined, cook-at-home bird, which comes with detailed instructions. Pricing varies depending on how many people you have to serve and how many leftovers you’d like to keep, and you’ll need to allow 48 hours notice to pick up your meal. Best of all, you can pick up a prix-fixe plated dinner (minimum of two orders, $65 per plate) from Tuesday, November 22 through Thursday, November 24.
Blue Mesa Southwest Grill is open Thanksgiving from 9AM until 4PM. In addition to the fabulous brunch menu, the restaurant will offer a Latin-spiced roasted turkey, southwest stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, jalapeno-cranberry relish, and a variety of pies, along with coffee, tea, or soft drinks. The meal runs $30 per person for adults and $10 for children ages 6-11. Children under the age of five eat for free. If you’d rather take dinner from the curbside, Blue Mesa was a go-to staple for COVID takeout, and their catering department will do you proud this holiday season. For $175 you’ll get service for six, including the turkey, relish, cheese enchiladas, most of the sides from their buffet, and a choice of dessert. If you need a little save-it-for-later, the restaurant is also throwing in chips and salsa! Pick up Tuesday or Wednesday, November 22 or 23.
The Capital Grill serves Thanksgiving plates (with turkey, brioche stuffing, green beans, and pear chutney; pumpkin pie for a little more) for $47 for adults and $17 for children. And the better news may be that their full menu is available at your dinner sitting! If you’d rather stay home, grab the Thanksgiving sides package called Bundle at Home. For $135 you get brioche stuffing, gravy, rolls, cranberry chutney, and pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey – essentially everything but the turkey. Pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Cru in Clearfork offers something new this year. You can dine from the wine bar’s three-course prix fixe menu for $50 (accompanying perfectly paired wines are a little extra). Starters include butternut squash bisque or ravioli, and you can choose a traditional main turkey plate or pick fish or beef. If you’d like to fancy up your table at home, the "Thanksgiving to Go" offers the above plus a choice of dessert for $150 for four people.
Del Frisco’s Grille offers a tapered three-course meal for Thanksgiving that hits all the highlights and includes your choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. You can dine from 11 AM until 8 PM.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood will seat diners from 11AM until 8PM. The restaurant will serve you a traditional meal: Turkey and gravy come served with a side of glamour and brioche-sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, and roasted butternut squash! The prix-fixe meal runs $47 for adults and $17 for children. If you choose to abandon tradition in favor of lobster or shellfish on the regular menu, they won’t judge.
The Omni Hotel generally gets high marks for festive holiday brunches, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. Brunch from 11AM until 2PM, and new on the two-page menu are an ancient grains salad with trout, sangria-poached pears, and banana leaf-wrapped fish. The Omni also offers the traditional (a sage and orange-brined turkey, clove-studded honey ham, mashed potatoes), a cheese and charcuterie plate, and the outrageous (crab claws, lemon shrimp, and flambeed fruit and ice cream). Pricing does not include tax and the service: $74 for adults, $44 for children 6-12, and free for children under age five. There’s even a special kid-friendly menu if your little one doesn’t like turkey and gravy.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers a traditional three-course Thanksgiving menu (starter, turkey with all the trimmings, and dessert starting at $47.95 for adults, 16.95 for children). You also have access to the dinner menu, which includes more than a dozen cuts of beef, along with lamb, seafood, and shellfish –– which is technically traditional because the Pilgrims’ menu did include the bounty of the Eastern seaboard. The restaurant also provides reheat in-home Thanksgiving at your Table package ($175) or Just the Sides ($115) selections – order now for pick-up Thanksgiving week.
The Silver Fox will provide a three-course Thanksgiving feast from noon until 6 PM. The meal ($39 per person) includes all the Thanksgiving essentials – turkey, dressing, potatoes, cranberries -- on a plate. You can also order off the menu to augment your dinner – the stellar cocktail menu plus wine pairings are also available.
Leave the cooking to the pros. Order these family meals for Thanksgiving.
Finally, if you desire compromise (have someone else cook and you serve it like you made it), you have these five options.
Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine offers family meal kits including The Turkey Deal ––all the traditional sides plus a Creole smoked or deep-fried turkey for $275. Sides include a green chili Southwestern stuffing, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes and Bonnell’s famous green chili cheese grits. For a little more ($375) The Leftovers package doubles down on those sides. You can also augment your cooking with a la carte grilled semi-boneless quail or beef or pork. Don’t forget the pies – you can get those a la carte as well. Orders must be placed by November 9 and picked up by November 23.
Central Market is the source of all your basic ingredients, but if you want some chef-prepared sides (or the whole meal, we don’t judge), your options are amazing here. Choose from roast turkey meals that serve 6-8 for $149.99, vegetarian feasts that serve 2 for $34.99, or a beef tenderloin meal that serves 6-8 for $259.99. You can also reserve pies, sides like butternut squash and apple dressing, or tamales. You’ll need to order a minimum of $50 for pick up November 21-23 with 48 hours’ notice.
Hurtado Barbecue is a new player in Fort Worth, but they’ve been open in Arlington since just before COVID. You can enjoy your “Mexi-‘cue” in Fort Worth at the tail end of the Near Southside in the building that used to house Dane Allen’s Craft BBQ. Even with the challenges in getting turkey this year, owner Brandon Hurtado has laid in a supply of turkeys to smoke. Pre-order a whole turkey, ham, ribs, or sides of mac ‘n’cheese, elotes or brisket beans for pick up at the Arlington location on November 23.
Local Foods Kitchen can make all or part of your holiday meal if you place your order before November 18, with pick up November 23. Best of all, you can bring your own baking dish for their corn pudding, cauliflower gratin (a nice sub for cheesy potatoes), pies and other deep-dish desserts. Given the shortages of turkey this year, the menu here focuses on game hens, pork, and vegetable Wellingtons. The “Everything but the Bird” option is $245 for service for 8-10.
Magdalena’s ups the game this year with Thanksgiving kits that serve four for $160. The turkey roulades are accompanied by chipotle sweet potatoes, acorn squash soup, and an apple pecan mole pie. Order by November 21 for pick up on November 23. Also new this year, charcuterie wreaths will be the talk of your table, especially if you need a nibble for about 20 people. Order now ($175 each) and schedule pick up on Wednesdays – the offer extends through Christmas. Finally, tamales are technically not traditional until Christmas around here –– but why should that stop you? The heart wants what it wants, and if you want tamales on your table, you have a choice of Hazelnut Mole chicken, Hatch Chile pork or black bean and cheese ($25-$28 a dozen). These are made from hand-ground masa, and each order comes with red and green salsa, along with reheating instructions. Order any time, but pick-up is only available on Wednesdays.