Dallas Thanksgiving Dinner 2020: Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
From traditional to grilled brisket.
The Moth Thanksgiving Plate
| Raynor Brumfield
The Moth Thanksgiving Plate
| Raynor Brumfield
The good thing about traditions? It’s never too late to start a new one. Thanksgiving this year is going to be very different, especially now that Texas leads the nation in terms of the number of Covid-19 cases. But there’s still a lot to be thanked for, including taking a break from cooking after months of giving our kitchens the workout of a lifetime. Across Dallas-Fort Worth, chefs have created special menus to make celebrating the vacation effortless and memorable. Some restaurants will be open for dining, but takeout will play a bigger role this year than ever before. Whether you crave traditional turkey and all sides, or prefer to ditch the bird in favor of the grilled breast piece, we have it all for you.
Whiskey cakeApartment, the hills
Cover the table and gather the quarantine team for the Get Stuffed Thanksgiving Kit, which includes Duroc Ham or Sous Vide boneless turkey breast with turkey roast sauce, sweet potatoes whipped with molasses, Brussels sprouts cream with bacon, and cornbread filling with local andouille sausage. Additional side dishes, whole or half whiskey cakes and pies can be added for a full feast.
costs: $ 85 (feeds 4-6); Call your nearest location to order.Casserole Snooze ThanksgivingSeveral locations
Let someone else worry about dinner and the soccer game to watch while you tackle brunch instead. Two brunch kits will be available including an egg casserole kit and a pumpkin brioche french toast kit. Each comes with fresh fruit salad, mixed greens salad and a packet of Snooze Tenderbelly Bacon.
costs: $ 50- $ 55 (serves 4-8); Call your nearest location to order. Several locations
They love their margaritas and are now trying their culinary skills for Thanksgiving. A quartet of take-and-bake kits includes dinner of roasted turkey breast, roasted whole turkey, smoked ham with a ginger and apricot glaze, or beef fillet with a herb crust. Each is served with foil with green bean casserole, whipped potatoes, and cornbread dressing. Cocktail kits (and chicken enchiladas!) Can also be ordered to complete the meal.
costs: $ 110- $ 275 (serves 4-8); Call your nearest location or order online.
| Gold bars: To take awayDowntown
Although this famous French restaurant has been closed to customers since March, they have adapted well to the take-out model and have everything you need for an impressive Turkey Day spread. A la carte options include an organic free-range turkey, cake, wine packaging, and even Covid-19 tests done on-site by certified, licensed doctors.
costs: $ 19- $ 85 (a la carte); Call 972-698-4250 or order online. Park Cities
Order a Thanksgiving To-Go Package of Smoked Turkey, Cranberry Apple Sage Filling, Allspice Cheese Filled Corn Bread, and Smoked Pecan Cake for a worry-free meal. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each order goes to the North Texas Food Bank.
costs: $ 195 (serves 8-10); Call 214-750-6060 to order.
Coopers BBQFort Worth
For those Texans who can’t even go a day without a BBQ, Cooper’s has it all. In addition to the usual smoked meat (brisket, ribs, sausage), you can order a full boneless turkey breast with two sides (including jalapeño bacon mac’n cheese, green beans, potato salad) and whole apple, pecan, or peach cobbler and Family-sized side dishes.
costs: $ 62 (serves 6-8); Call 817-626-6464 to order. Uptown, Southlake
If you enjoy a roadside feast at either location, you are in for an impressive meal of a whole turkey with herbal roast (cooked and ready to roast), corn bread filling, broccoli rice casserole, parmesan mashed potatoes, and a classic pumpkin or southern pecan pie . The kits even include a video link with detailed instructions from the culinary director.
costs: $ 225 (serves 4-6); Call your nearest location to order.
Bull bullFort Worth
For a little Latin flair to your traditional meal, the take away option offers turkey breast with ancho icing, toasted poblano sauce, pumpkin cheesecake, and a three-page choice from a long list of glazed sweet potatoes with killer pecans, chorizo, and wild rice filling, and white ones Cheddar Mac.
costs: $ 180 (serves 4-6). Call 817-210-2222 to order. Design District
Ask the moth experts which beers go best with Thanksgiving dinner, then order a take-away spread consisting of fried turkey breast with herbs, glazed Brussels sprouts, cauliflower gratin with herb panko topping, sweet potato mash, sage, and muffins with pork sausage filling and cranberry confit. Additional side dishes and whole cakes can be added to each order.
costs: $ 72 (serves 4); Call 214-628-7900 or order online.Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home CookingLove field
Get a bit of Thanksgiving dinner in every bite of the dressing-filled smoked turkey thighs served with gravy and cranberry sauce for a no-hassle meal. Or order family dishes with smoked turkey, side dishes, rolls and cakes.
costs: $ 79.95 (4-pack of stuffed turkey legs), $ 119.95- $ 149.95 (family dinner, 6-12 people); Call 214-352-2752 to order. Downtown (AT&T Discovery District)
This newly downtown breakfast and lunch spot has taken over Thanksgiving meals for the first Christmas season. A takeaway meal consists of skin-on turkey breast, herb filling, maple pecan sweet potato mash, braised collards, and a whole pumpkin cheesecake.
costs: $ 150 (serves 4); Call (972) 268-7605 to order
Pop a cork and celebrate T-Day in style. Order two custom four-course meals and toss a bottle of brut or rosé champagne with entrees, which include grilled turkey breast, bone-in pork chop, Australian sea bass, Texas prawns, delicate prime beef tenderloin, or three -chees- Spinach Lasagne. Appetizer, side dish, and dessert options are included with every meal. Choose two or three for a four-course option (free champagne!).
costs: $ 79-92 (3-course or 4-course, served 1); Call 972-503-7080 to order.Asian mintSeveral locations
Mix things up by adding a little Thai flair to the celebrations. The Asian-inspired Thanksgiving menu can be ordered as a custom meal. This is an ideal option for those celebrating Thanksgiving alone or with someone else. Choose from a selection of starters, including crispy cranberry chicken with broccoli, golden pumpkin roast with chicken and egg, or green bean and chicken basil, each served with jasmine rice. For dessert there is the Thai pumpkin pudding.
costs: $ 14.95 – $ 15.95 (serves 1); Call your nearest location or order online at Snider Plaza
Can’t decide between turkey and beef? Try both thanks to an extensive take-out menu of 16 to 18 pound herb and salted turkeys and roasted beef fillet with grass forage and organic shitake mushroom demi-ice cream. Combine the sides of a list with curry butternut squash, rustic apple sausage ciabatta filling, Brussels sprouts salad with Granny Smith apples, sausage boards and various desserts.
costs: $ 180 (turkey, serves 10); $ 190 (beef, served 5-8); $ 15- $ 125 (sides and sausage boards); Call 214-891-1700 or order.