Are you looking for restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas? If so, keep reading, we have 15 fantastic suggestions!

If you have found yourself searching for restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas, then don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

If, like me, you don’t fancy cooking yourself on Thanksgiving, then this list of delicious, cozy and cute restaurants will be ideal instead.

Whilst many people choose to celebrate Thanksgiving at home, lots of us prefer to dine out on Thanksgiving, enjoying the local restaurant scene! And luckily for me (and you), Dallas has an amazing restaurant scene.

Thanksgiving dinner in Dallas

This means that you’ve got loads of fantastic choice for Thanksgiving dinner in Dallas. That means, loads of yummy turkey dinners around the city waiting to be gobbled up!

But first, here’s a helpful map of everywhere featured in my list below…

Please note: Things are always subject to change, especially in hospitality. Please always double-check directly with the restaurant, just in case their hours or menu has changed since the time of writing.

City Hall Bistro

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If you’re looking for sleek and modern restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas, then you’ll love City Hall Bistro.

Known for its delicious Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu, this place has been booking out its dining room for years.

You’re bound to enjoy their truffled roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing, but don’t sleep on the sugar pumpkin pie! It’s the perfect way to finish your meal and isn’t too heavy.

With an incredible range of entrees, sides, and sweet treats made in the traditional American style, it’s easy to see why this spot is on my list for Thanksgiving dinner in Dallas!

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Commons Club

This charming joint is inside the Virgin Hotels Dallas and is the perfect place to spend a relaxed afternoon on Turkey Day.

This is one of the most incredible restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas, and we’d say that the star of the menu is the roasted turkey roulade. But the unique sweet potato lollipops will also add some serious flavor to your plate!

If you are looking for restaurants with a take-out option, Commons Club offers an amazing take-out option that includes a large 12-14 pound turkey, a bourbon-roasted ham, a ton of sides, and a pie of your choice (we recommend the pecan!).

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If you’re hanging around the Art District for the holidays this year, you’ll want to add Ellie’s to your list of Thanksgiving restaurants in Dallas to check out!

Now, Ellie is my name, so me and this restaurant have something in commone! So obviously this place holds a special place in my heart!

This place is packed with gorgeous artwork (fitting, we guess!). So, you can spend your meal marveling at the walls as you chow down on everything from sage turkey breast to garlic mashed potatoes and truffled green beans.

It’s worth mentioning that this is one of the restaurants on this list that currently charges separately for dessert.

You might think this is normal, but from my research, I’ve found that most places offer desserts inclusive of the price on Thanksgiving Day.

Elm & Good

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Elm and Good is an upscale tavern that specializes in classic American fare. So, you can expect everything from craft cocktails to large turkeys. Sounds ideal for Thanksgiving right?

This place is located inside the Kimpton Pittman Hotel, and it offers a delicious three-course menu on Thanksgiving day.

The highlights include Yukon Gold mash, sage gravy, and a creamy pumpkin chowder sprinkled with pancetta!

Elm & Good is open between 11am to 5pm on Turkey Day, and reservations are highly recommended as it’s one of the most popular restaurants for Thanksgiving in Dallas.

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Bacchus Kitchen and Bar

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The next spot on my list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas is Bacchus Kitchen and Bar.

This place is known for its delicious Mediterranean fare, and it’s one of the finest options if you also want to add wine pairings to your Thanksgiving feast.

This spot doesn’t scrimp on seasonings when it comes to their herb-roasted turkey, bougie truffle gravy, or green bean casserole. 

Oh, and they offer an amazing Pie Flight which is a decadent trio of apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies. Amazing.

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Fearing’s is the brainchild of popular chef Dean Fearing, and it remains one of the snazziest restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas. Well, it is inside the Ritz Carlton – so what do you expect?

You’ll be treated to a three-course meal that includes favorites like butternut squash soup with pheasant confit, Nantucket Bay scallops, and an incredible tangerine-glazed turkey.

It’s classic Thanksgiving flavors but elevated beyond belief, which is why it made my list!

This is one of the most expensive restaurants on my list (expect to pay upwards of $135 per person), but the lovely ambiance and stunning maple bourbon pecan pie make it all feel worth it.


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When it comes to delicious Mediterranean dishes, nowhere does it better than Gorji.

You can order a three or four-course prix-fixe menu which includes delights like Bulgarian feta, kale Caesar salad, grilled turkey breast, and pork chops.

We suggest opting for the 28-day-aged prime beef tenderloin though! It’ll be the perfect choice when choosing restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas.

What makes this one of the best restaurants on this list is the desserts. Whether it’s the flourless chocolate cake or berry sorbet, your tastebuds will be in heaven.

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Harper’s is another option for restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dalla if you adore steaks, elevated cocktails, and a vibrant dining room.

Although you can order from their regular menu, you’d be missing out if you didn’t order their delicious turkey tagine.

It’s served with pearl couscous, roasted butternut squash, sourdough stuffing, and green beans. And guess what – it’s divine.

When it comes to affordability, this is one of the best restaurants to grab Thanksgiving dinner in Dallas. Meals comes in at ~$42 for adults, so it’s a total steal for most families.

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Next on my list, it’s Monarch. This is decadent and upscale dining located in the heart of downtown is a great choice for dining on Thanksgiving.

You’ll find American classics on the menu, but everything comes with a twist. Black truffle natural turkey? Check. Brioche stuffing? Absolutely.

For dessert, you can dig into their incredible pecan ice cream that’s adorned with chocolate leaves and candied pecans.

This is among the more expensive restaurants on my list (it costs around $75 per person), but it’s not out of the realms of possibility if you’re looking to treat yourself!

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Blue Mesa Grill

My next pick is a true-blue grill place with a Tex-Mex feel, Blue Mesa Grill!

You’ll be able to try unique takes on traditional fare here, and we’ve always adored the turkey with cranberry jalapeno relish. If you’re not feeling turkey, the red chili glazed ham is unreal.

It’s one of the best restaurants for Thanksgiving if you love brunch, as this place only takes bookings between 10am and 4pm. Oh, and it’s a bargain too at just $28 per person!

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Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

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Sometimes, you just want to find restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas with an upscale atmosphere and delicious food. Luckily, Davio’s ticks both boxes.

This restaurant is run by executive chef Austin Brown, and the food is unbelievable.

The Vermont organic turkey is the star of the show, but you won’t be disappointed by the Yukon Gold potatoes, butternut squash, or challah bread herb stuffing either!

You can book a table between 11am and 8pm, but this is one of the restaurants on my list that requires a booking. Otherwise, we doubt you’ll get a seat!

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Meddlesome Moth

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We love Dallas’s Design District, and what better way to appreciate it than with a delicious Thanksgiving brunch?

Mellesome Moth is next on my list, and for just $25, you’ll be able to power through a delicious plateful of turkey, balsamic Brussel sprouts, sweet potato mash (which is super creamy), sage and sausage stuffing, and cranberry confit.

This is one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas that always takes you to Flavortown, so prepare yourself!

Between you and us, we highly recommend grabbing the pumpkin pie waffles if you think you have the stomach space. You won’t regret it.

Table 13 Dallas

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Next on my list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas, it’s Table 13.

This place is known for its traditional turkey dinner, and you’ll also be treated to live entertainment while you eat (which is surprisingly rare around here!).

You’ll be able to book a table between 11 am and 7 pm and your meal will feature goodies like lobster bisque, buttery side dishes, and glorious desserts.

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Dakota’s Steakhouse

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Dakota’s Steakhouse is an ‘underground steakhouse’ that will be open on Thanksgiving this year, serving up some fantastic food from 11am – 4pm.

You probably guessed it, but these guys serve up steak. And on Thanksgiving, they’ll be offering a 3-course holiday menu, with all the Thanksgiving classics you’d expect!

Personally, I’d be looking to try their delicious Clam Chowder to start, and for myentree, the herb-roasted turkey. Yum!


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The final spot on my list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Dallas is Truluck’s! Located uptown on McKinney Avenue, this restaurant serves up a seriously delicious feast on Turkey Day.

You need to try their famous lobster bisque to start (non-negotiable, just trust us!) before digging into the cornbread stuffing, turkey breast, Parmesan mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy that makes up the main event.

This is a place that gives you the choice of two desserts, so you can either finish with the luxurious Southern pecan pie or a creamy pumpkin pie! Decisions, decisions!