Aside from an occasion to feel gratitude for what we have, Thanksgiving is also a great time to eat what is very possibly the best meal all year. Pumpkin pie alone deserves its own holiday.
This year, the holiday falls on November 22. The clock is ticking. Here's where to find Thanksgiving dinner — or, if you prefer, brunch — in Fort Worth:
Brunch with honey glazed ham shank, cranberry compote, grits, pork shank, and honey jus; smoked turkey sandwich with stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry compote; and toasted pumpkin pancakes with toasted pepitas. Regular brunch favorites and cocktail specials are also available. 10 am-3 pm. 817-332-2473.
Blue Mesa Grill
Special holiday brunch buffet includes usual award-winning brunch fare plus carving station with turkey and glazed ham, corncake stuffing, harvest salad, soups, cranberry-jalapeño relish, baked mac ‘n cheese, pumpkin flan, nutty pecan-walnut bars, and more. 10 am-3 pm. $22 includes champagne, Mimosas, coffee, tea or soft drink. $7 for 11 and under. 817-332-6372.
Turkey dinner comes with brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, French green beans with Marcona almonds, and cranberry-pear chutney. Regular menu also available. 10 am-10 pm. $42 or $15 for 12 and under. 817-348-9200.
Omni Fort Worth has both brunch and dinner options. Hotel brunch includes carving stations, salads, cinnamon toast, eggs, maple bacon, fruits, cheese, and charcuterie. 11 am-3 pm. $65 or $35 for 12 and under. Dinner at the Cast Iron includes choices such as turkey with stuffing, salmon, short rib, pumpkin pie, and cinnamon apple cobbler. $45 or $25 for 12 and under. 817-350-4106.
Chef Point Cafe
Turkey dinner with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. Other options include stuffed mushrooms, crab-stuffed artichoke bottoms, oxtail, chicken & waffles, roasted duck, blackened stuffed chicken, pork chops, prime rib, and bread pudding. 10 am-6 pm. $35. 817-656-0080.
Three-course meal of Thanksgiving dishes with seasonal focus and complimentary glass of Angry Orchard Rosé Cider. 12-9 pm. $42, or $21 for 12 and under. At all four locations including Fort Worth 817-737-9463.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Turkey dinner with choice of appetizer and dessert, from options such as butternut squash soup, turkey breast with apple-sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, Chateau potatoes, cranberry relish, and pecan pie a la mode. 11 am-8 pm. $49. 817-877-3999.
Del Frisco's Grille
Elevated twists on classic Thanksgiving favorites such as butternut squash bisque, turkey breast with apple-sage sausage stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake. Regular menu items such as cheesesteak eggrolls and prime steaks will also be available. 11 am-8 pm. Southlake 817-410-3777; Fort Worth 817-887-9900.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Turkey with brioche sage stuffing, whipped potatoes, French green beans, butternut squash, and cranberry chutney. 10 am-10 pm. $42 or $15 for 12 and under. 817-336-8000.
Restaurant at Four Seasons Dallas will host an all-day brunch buffet with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, roasted root vegetables, roasted Brussels sprouts, charred green beans, cornbread or apple-sausage stuffing, prime rib, salmon, glazed ham, a raw bar with seafood such as crab claws and shucked oysters, brunch options such as banans foster French toast, omelets, croissants eggs benedict, poke and sushi rolls,a salad bar, cheese and charcuterie, and a dessert station with two dozen options including made-to-order cake doughnut bar. 10:30 am-7:30 pm. $95 or $45 for 12 and under. 972-717-2420.
Turkey with sides and desserts, plus regular menu. 11 am-8 pm. $48. 817-740-8810.
Brunch begins at 7 am, segueing to lunch and dinner with a traditional meal featuring choice of soup or salad, turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. 11 am-8 pm. Take-home option includes turkey, cornbread stuffing, candied pecan sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, apple cranberry orange relish, gravy, two carrot nut loaves, and pumpkin pie. $105 for 8-10 people, or $50 for just the sides, no turkey.
Three-course meal includes choice of butternut squash soup or Honey Crisp apple salad; turkey breast with mashed potatoes, green bean almandine, sausage and sage cornbread stuffing, and cranberry relish; and pumpkin pie. 11 am-9 pm. $50 or $15 for kids. Grapevine, 682-477-2261.
Three-course meal includes turkey breast with parmesan mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and gravy, plus pumpkin pie. Choice of lobster bisque or clam chowder; and choice of creamed spinach, asparagus, broccoli, or mac and cheese. 11 am-9 pm. $40 or $15 for 12 and under. Southlake 817-912-0500.
Restaurant 506 at The Sanford House
Three-course lunch includes choice of butternut squash soup or winter green salad; turkey dinner, Southwestern pork frittata, NY strip, or seared striped bass with braised cabbage; and choice of pumpkin custard or caramelized apple tart with vanilla ice cream. Kids' meal has choice of turkey dinner or chicken tenders. 11 am-2:30 pm. $55 or $15 for kids. 817-801-5541.
Smoked turkey with crispy potatoes and Brussels sprouts, plus regular menu. 11 am-10 pm. $49 or $26 for 12 and under. 817-877-4545.