One minute it's January. The next minute, we're thinking about the holidays. It's never too soon to start dreaming about pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and stuffing fragrant with sage and thyme.
While the pandemic continues to slowly fade, it has left behind one legacy: more to-go options. So this list of Fort Worth-area restaurants and their 2022 Thanksgiving offerings includes a mix of dine-in and to-go options, some but not all open on Thanksgiving Day. As long as it's Thanksgiving-related, it's on this list. (Or will be, since this list will welcome additions right up until the holiday.)
Here's where to get Thanksgiving 2022 in Fort Worth:
B&B Butchers and Restaurant. 3-course meal plus amuse bouche and choices from butternut squash soup, mixed green salad with apples & candied pecans, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, turkey with cornbread-sausage stuffing, and family-style sides including Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, yams, and corn souffle, plus choice of pumpkin, pecan, or apple crumble pie, plus complimentary hot apple cider and pumpkin cookies. 10 am-9 pm. $90, or $35 for 11 & under. 817-737-5212.
Belentys Love Mexican Vegan Restaurant. Special Thanksgiving plate comes with vegan turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, mushroom gravy, and cornbread muffin. $14 for a single plate, orders also available for large groups. Order by November 21 for pickup on November 23. 817-862-9008.
Blue Mesa. Signature brunch is dressed up for Thanksgiving with Latin-roasted turkey marinated in a 13-spice rub, cranberry-jalapeño relish, Southwest stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, and a variety of pies, in addition to the traditional street taco bar, omelet station, waffles, brisket, red chile salmon, mimosas, coffee, tea, orange juice, and soft drinks. 9 am-4 pm. $30, or $10 for 12 and under. Family meal to go is $175, serves 6. Pick up November 22-23. Addison 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.
Capital Grille. Thanksgiving plate featues turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with marcona almonds, and cranberry-pear chutney, plus mashed potatoes for the table. $47 or $17 for 12 and under. 11 am-8 pm. Full dinner menu also available. 817-348-9200.
Central Market. Grocery chain is offering six meals including a complete feast for up to 16 guests with turkey, ham, and all the sides. Other options include traditional turkey, turkey breast, smoked ham with apricot ginger glaze, beef tenderloin, and vegetarian spinach lasagna, priced from $33 for the spinach lasagna to $400 for the feast. Sides include cornbread dressing, butternut squash & apple dressing, jalapeño pecan dressing, Italian sausage bread stuffing, whipped potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, and green beans with toasted almonds. Order 48 hours in advance for pickup November 21-24. A minimum of $50 is required for online orders.
Cotton Patch Cafe. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, but with three meal-to-go options serving 8-10: Ultimate Spread with turkey breast, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and dessert, for $140; Classic Spread with turkey breast, dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce, for $95; and Festive Fixin’s Feast with gravy and dressing $45. Order by November 20 for pickup between November 14-23.
Cru. 3-course dinner includes Amuse of Butternut Squash & Burrata Bruschetta plus options such as Lobster & Saffron Risotto, Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli, Turkey Breast, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Molten Cake. 12-9 pm. $52. At all four locations: West Village Dallas, Shops at Legacy Plano, Watters Creek Allen, and Shops at Clearfork Fort Worth.
Del Frisco's Grille. 3-course meal includes butternut squash bisque with maple mascarpone cream & toasted pumpkin seeds, turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, & cranberry sauce, and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. 11 am-8 pm. 817-887-9900.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery. Holiday meals include glazed ham, turkey breast, turkey legs, Wagyu prime rib, whipped potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows & pecans, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, cranberry Brussels sprouts, cornbread or sausage stuffing, and pumpkin or pecan pie. Order by November 22 for pickup November 17-23.
Eddie V’s. Traditional favorites include turkey, gravy, brioche sage stuffing, whipped potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry chutney, and French green beans with sundried tomatoes. $47 or $17 for 12 and under. Full menu also available. 11 am-8 pm.
El Chingon. Break from holiday tradition with an energetic night full of DJs and tacos, beginning at 8 pm. Exclusively for the holiday, El Chingon’s taco cart will feature a Thanksgiving taco filled with turkey and toppings, priced at $5.
Ferah Tex- Med Kitchen – Southlake. Mediterranean buffet is open 11 am-9 pm, plus a Thanksgiving dinner to-go includes turkey breast with bourbon cranberry glaze, or glazed ham, cornbread stuffing, cheddar whipped potatoes, green bean casserole, green salad, and rolls. Both Southlake and Garland locations. $30. 10 am-4 pm.
Fitzgerald. Three-course dinner includes butternut squash bisque with lobster, a Thanksgiving platter with roasted Ducken “duck stuffed with chicken and oyster stuffing,” green bean casserole, collard greens, mashed potatoes, oyster stuffing, a Cajun deviled egg, and choice of pumpkin or buttermilk pie. $65. Regular menu also served, plus sides and desserts can be purchased to go. 11 am-8 pm. 817-349-9245.
Golden Corral. Endless buffet with more than 100 items including turkey, glazed ham, beef roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, plus steak, pork, seafood, shrimp pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, mac & cheese, and salads. 11 am-4 pm.
Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection. Bountiful buffet in the Bordeaux Ballroom features prime rib carving station, turkey, seafood display with shrimp, mussels, & oysters, plus Mediterranean station and flambee crepe station. $95. 11 am-4 pm. 817-796-9696.
Il Modo. Italian restaurant at the Kimpton Harper Worth is doing a 3-course menu with choices from antipasto salad, butternut squash soup, turkey with tomato basil gravy, guanciale Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions, garlic mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, cranberry jam, spaghetti pomodoro, and pumpkin pie. $45. 12-8 pm. 817-415-0144.
LAW at the Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas. Brunch with crab Benedict, pepper soffritto atop shrimp & cheddar cheese grits, seared salmon, turkey, NY strip paired with vegan stuffing, gravy, sautéed forest mushrooms, spiced cranberry chutney, soup du jour, antipasto, farmer’s omelet, cheese & charcuterie, tartare, ceviche, sushi, oysters. Holiday Pie Bar with pumpkin, apple streusel, cherry berry, and chocolate banana cream pie; waffles with dulce de leche, chocolate fudge, fruit, or candied almonds; spiced apple cider, hot chocolate, and candy station; and churro ice cream sandwiches. $130, or $50 for 12 and under. 11 am-3 pm. Dinner a la carte from 5-10 pm with a traditional Thanksgiving plate. 972-717-2420.
Lonesome Dove. Thanksgiving specials include roasted beet tapenade in endive cups with goat cheese & castelvetrano olives, $16; butternut squash bisque with spicy pepitas and fennel fronds, $14; Cornish game hen with braised wild boar short rib stuffing, charred green beans, & cranberry bbq sauce, $45; pumpkin spice cheesecake with salted caramel & chantilly cream, $11. 5-10 pm. 817-740-8810.
Magdalena’s. Upscale Mexican caterer is doing to-go Thanksgiving dinner kits ($160, serves four) with a Latin twist. Includes Acorn Squash Soup with Spanish Chorizo & Crispy Maple Brussels; Turkey Roulade filled with Chestnut Stuffing and Jalapeño-Cranberry Compote; Apple Pecan Molé Pie; and more. Order online November 21.
97 West Kitchen & Bar. 3-course Thanksgiving menu includes choices from butternut squash soup, arugula salad with cranberries & pepitas, turkey, Dr Pepper glazed ham, butternut squash ravioli, halibut, prime rib, sausage-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. $69 per person, $35 for 12 and under. 12-8 pm. 682-255-6497.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Festive brunch on second level with turkey, pineapple-clove-studded ham, smoked brisket, banana leaf wrapped fish, salads including poached pear & Bibb lettuce, ancient graints & trout, winter harvest, ceviche, lemon shrimp, pastrami salmon on melba toast, cheese & charcuterie, chive-scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles, chicken-leek-bacon tourtiere pies, lobster fennel bisque, bread pudding, flambee'd fruit & ice cream, pies, tarts, pumpkin cheesecake, chai tea latte tres leches, pistachio ricotta cake, Snickers cupcakes. $74 or $44 for 12 and under. 11 am- 3 pm. 817-350-4072.
Panther City BBQ. No turkeys this year due to limited market availability, but they're still offering whole briskets, racks of ribs, or spiral hams to-go for Thanksgiving ($45-$165). Order online, under the Merchandise tab. Pickups are from 9-10 am only, Thanksgiving morning.
Perry’s Steakhouse. Special turkey entree comes with choices from salad, butternut squash soup, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean Almondine, sausage-sage dressing, and cranberry relish. $49, or $19 for 12 and under. 11 am-9 pm. To-go menu includes turkey with soup or salad, and sides for $49, or a family-style meal for four for $149. Order by November 22 for pickup November 23-24 from 11 am-9 pm. Grapevine 682-477-2261.
Pollo Campero. 16-piece family meals feature choice of fried or grilled chicken, three family sides, and choice of tortillas or dinner rolls. $28. Open 10 am-7 pm.
Rainforest Cafe. Turkey with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, gravy, cranberry jelly, and pumpkin pie. $27, or $15 for 12 and under. Dinner to-go includes paradise salad, turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, corn, cranberry jelly, gravy, rolls, and pumpkin pie for $165, serves 8-10. Order by November 21 for pickup November 24 from 9-11 am or 2-5 pm. 972-539-5001.
Romano's Macaroni Grill – University. Three-course meal includes choices from salad, Caesar, basil soup, lobster bisque, turkey breast, mashed potatoes with garlic demi-glace, sausage-apple stuffing, cranberry relish, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, cannoli, pumpkin cannoli, or pumpkin tiramisu. $34, or $17 for 12 and under. 11 am-8 pm.
Saltgrass. Turkey plate with turkey breast, gravy, dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and choice of soup or salad. $20. 11 am-4 pm.
Taqueria Saltillo. Takeout dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, green beans, and choice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake. $170 serves 12-15. Order by November 22 for pickup November 24. 2300 S. Collins St. Arlington 817-795-1928, or 2020 E. Pioneer Pkwy. Arlington 817-303-7827.
Taste Community Restaurant. Turkey brunch is entirely pay-what-you-can. Must RSVP, to avoid wasting food and ensure they have enough for everyone. 9 am-2 pm. 817-759-9045.
Truluck's. Three-course feast with turkey, sides, and dessert. 11 am-8 pm. $59, or $25 for 12 and under. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake 817-912-0500.
Wicked Butcher at the Sinclair Hotel. Full à la carte menu with special Thanksgiving seasonal items include butternut squash soup, turkey roulade with sweet potato mash & mojo cranberry relish, rack of lamb, 16-ounce prime rib, pumpkin & cauliflower, cornbread stuffing with sausage, sweet potato mash, robuchon mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, mac & cheese, apple pie with lime caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream. 11 am-9 pm. 682-231-8214.
Woodshed Smokehouse. Thanksgiving meal to go features smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, kale salad, cranberry orange relish, pumpkin pie, and smoked chocolate pie. $175, feeds six. For every meal purchased, Woodshed will donate a dinner. Order online by November 21 for pickup November 22-23 from 10 am-5 pm. 817-877-4545.
Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this story.