Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year—and possibly the most delicious. Planning and executing the “perfect” Thanksgiving experience for our loved ones, however, can be a little overwhelming.
This year, perhaps you’re thankful for the many great restaurants in the area who have offered to do all of the work for you. Maybe this is the year you say “no thanks” to hours of side dish prep and a sink full of dishes, or fear-no-more the possibility of a burned turkey.
Dining out on Thanksgiving is acceptable now. It’s actually one of the busiest days for many restaurants, second only to Mother’s Day. Many people are exchanging their aprons for the opportunity to absorb a quiet day and quality time with their loved ones.
If this sounds appealing to you, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’d like to make reservations or order a meal to bring home, a holiday feast awaits you in Frisco.
Make a Reservation
Bonnie Ruth’s loves a special occasion, and Thanksgiving fits the bill. They’ll have a special Thanksgiving Day Menu beginning at 10:30am, with final seating at 5:00 pm. $48 for adults (Ages 10 and under $18, 2 and under eat for free.)
The extensive special occasion menu will include an artisan cheese and fruit display and the Chef’s Carving Table, featuring Prime Rib, Turkey, Bourbon Glazed Ham, and Chicken Paillard. Among many other intriguing dishes are the Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots, Whipped Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes, Caramel Bread Pudding, and a variety of cakes, pastries, and pies. For reservations or catering, please call 214-705-7775 or book onlie at www.bonnieruthsfrisco.com.
Break tradition this Thanksgiving by visiting City Works at The Star for your fix of food, drink, and sports. The November 28th event they like to call “Not Your Mama’s Thanksgiving” is a great place to bring friends or make new friends. With 28 HDTVs, it’s also a great place to watch the Cowboys play on Thanksgiving Day! (Cowboys play at home at 3:30 pm CST.)
Their Thanksgiving menu features a choice between the Slow Roasted Prime Rib or an Herb Roasted Turkey with a huge variety of delicious twists on traditional sides and desserts. Open 12:00 to 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day, reservations are encouraged and accepted from 12:00-6:00 pm. Call 469-850-1850.
On Thanksgiving Day, the exquisite Neighborhood Services location at The Star is offering a special Thanksgiving menu for $48/person. In addition to a traditional turkey offering, tenderloin, fish, and pork porchetta are on the menu, alongside a variety of salads and seasonal desserts. To make a reservation, call 469-287-0000, or visit their website.
The newest Del Frisco’s will be open on Thanksgiving with an extensive Thanksgiving menu in addition to their regular menu. Their restaurant embodies the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse with the impeccable chef-driven cuisine, award-winning wine list, and unparalleled hospitality. The Thanksgiving menu will include unique items such as Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey, Honey and Dijon Pork Tenderloin, Apple-Sage Sausage Stuffing, and – of course – pecan pie.
With large windows for natural light, modern art adorning the walls and an energetic atmosphere, Thanksgiving dinner here will be a hit with the family. Call 972-312-9115 to make your reservation.
This Thanksgiving, join Silver Fox to give thanks with family and friends. Savor a three-course feast featuring slow-roasted turkey, roasted tenderloin, and Atlantic salmon for $49/person ($18 for children 12 and under). The bar will present seasonal cocktail selections, wines, and bubbles.
Their Thanksgiving Feast is available on Thanksgiving Day between the hours of 12:00 and 6:00 pm and includes soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. View the menu here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at (214) 618-5220.
The professionals at Buca are ready to handle all of your Thanksgiving dinner needs. Whether you’re in need of catering, delivery or you wish to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal at their restaurant, they’ll help you make it a memorable holiday. Buca di Beppo is open at 11am Thanksgiving Day, serving a traditional turkey dinner and Italian classics.
The traditional Thanksgiving Menu includes Sliced White Meat Turkey, Homestyle Gravy, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie. They’ll even throw in a free half-tray of mini cannoli if your order exceeds $100. Make reservations online or call 972-668-3287.
E|G Steak may have a new look and a new name, but the impressive quality of their food and atmosphere has not changed. On Thanksgiving Day, E|G Steak will seat from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, offering their full menu plus traditional Thanksgiving dishes such as turkey and stuffing for $46.95. Reservations may be made online.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Desserts To Go
If you want the cozy home Thanksgiving experience, but you lack the time, energy or know-how to prepare the meal all on your own, not to worry. Most grocery stores offer a fully prepared feast…all you need to do is place your order ahead of time. (Your secret is safe with us!)
Just need to outsource the desserts? Buttermilk Sky Pie deserves an honorary mention – located at Lebanon Road and the tollway, their I-40 (pecan) and Southern Custard (buttermilk) pies can’t be beaten! Check out all of their options on their scrumptious menu.
Is your mouth watering for a taste of freshly roasted rotisserie? In addition to their regular offering of rotisserie roasted chicken and tasty enchiladas, Cowboy Chicken offers a rotisserie turkey and a variety of traditional sides to go throughout the holiday season. A meal that serves 8-10 can be purchased for as little as $99 and 16-20 friends and family members can be served for $199.
Long a tradition in Mexican communities, tamales are normally prepared for special occasions like Christmas. In Texas, they have become a part of the Thanksgiving tradition, too. All Cantina Laredo locations in North Texas will be offering house-made tamales to go, with pick up available every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day with at least six hours notice. Both Chicken and Beef tamales will be available at $16.95/dozen. Orders accepted now through Dec. 24.
Their award-winning team of chefs will prepare your holiday meal, complete with sides, from their signature recipes. It’s a deliciously simple way to ensure a stress-free holiday. To place an order, call 214-872-1500 or order online.
Choose from FOUR fully prepared holiday meals made from the freshest ingredients. Visit the deli counter or www.sprouts.com/holiday to place your order.
The holidays are the most wonderful time of year, but sometimes also the most hectic. Order an Avocado Chocolate Cake from Mexican Sugar. This rich, velvety cake is made with ancho spiced chocolate cake with cinnamon meringue, chocolate avocado mousse and ganache. It is available in a half-sheet and serves 16 – 20 people. Cost: $60. Must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance by calling Mexican Sugar at 972-943-0984.
Rosé Cheesecake is the newest addition to the Sixty Vines dessert menu and is made with Vine Huggers Rosé and a Graham Cracker Crust. Whole cheesecakes will be available for the holiday season. Cost: $55. Must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Plano location at 469-620-8463.
Whiskey Cake: a dessert so good they named the restaurants after it. Each 9×11” dessert is made with bourbon anglaise, toffee sauce, spiced pecans, and whipped cream. Cost: $59 each. Must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Plano location at 972-993-2253. (This dessert made our local list of the best desserts!)
Celebrity Café & Bakery will not only ensure that you have decadent desserts on-hand for the Thanksgiving holiday, but they can supply your side dishes as well. They have a full menu of Thanksgiving offerings available, including fabulous pies, cakes, dessert trays, and icebox pies. Orders must be placed by November 23rd and pickup is available November 26th and 27th. Known for their extensive, made-from-scratch cafe and bakery menus, Celebrity is also available for catering and deliveries.
Whether you opt to cook some, none, or all of a Thanksgiving meal this year, we wish you a day of peace, rest, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving, Frisco!
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