As everyone readily prepares their appetites for Thanksgiving next week, we’ve rounded up several spots that are not to be missed for one of our favorite fall holidays.

Visconti Ristorante

Visconti highlights authentic northern Italian cuisine combined with seasonal and local specialties that will tempt any palate. Sitting atop a hillside oasis with sweeping views of the city, indoor and outdoor seating and live music, Visconti is the perfect place for socializing with friends and family.
Visconti Ristorante will be offering a special gourmet lunch and dinner for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24. Guests can enjoy dishes including Celery Root Velouté, Diestel Farms Turkey, Shetland Organic Salmon and more — would love for you to share with your readers! If you have any questions or need additional info, please let me know.   $65 per adult, $29 per child (12 years old & younger). For reservations please contact
Ruth's Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

 For Ruth, the best meals were the ones you didn’t worry about. So this Thanksgiving, let them handle the details. Sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with sausage and herb stuffing, complete with your choice of starters and sides. They’ll even send you home with some Thanksgiving extras for you to enjoy the next day.



The Carillon

Thanksgiving Brunch at The Carillon taking place Thursday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The extravagant brunch buffet will have items to please every member of the family, priced at $65 for adults, and $30 for children. Reservations are required for the brunch, and can be made by calling the restaurant at 512-404-3655




Fresa’s is offering again this Thanksgiving a special pre-order dinner option and invites local residents to start a new tradition and instead of cooking at home. For $285, you can pick up a roasted turkey and three sides, as well as gravy, cranberry sauce and cornbread. Or you can simply purchase the sides individually, ranging from $8 to $32 per side. Plus, Fresa’s is offering desserts, including a caramel pumpkin pie.  All orders must be placed online at by Sunday, November 20th
Fresa’s announced via social media that the local restaurant team is giving away three of its Fresa’s Thanksgiving Dinners (each dinner is valued at $285 a piece) to deserving members of the Austin community. In order to make this a reality, we now need some help from our neighbors here in Austin.

Photos by Ben Porter

Hyatt Regency Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin has announced its Thanksgiving brunch.  The brunch will be available between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It will feature a wide variety of dining options ranging from traditional Thanksgiving dishes such as herb-roasted turkey, candied sweet potato casserole, and sage and cornbread stuffing, to less conventional holiday options such as king crab, prime rib, sushi, and much more. The brunch will also feature more than a dozen desserts from pomegranate swirl cheesecake and caramel apples, to Texas bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin sticky toffee cake, and much more.


TRACE’s Thanksgiving Feast

Trace will be open for a big turkey day dinner from 11am-8pm, offering a prix-fixe menu for diners which includes a choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $57 a person. Children age 12 and under have their own prix fixe three course options for $17.95.  Menus are available here: and reservations can be booked by calling 512.542.3600 or booked via Open Table.


brix and ale

Brix and Ale

Reservations are available at Brix And Ale from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m on turkey day and include salads, starters, entrees and desserts. Below are a few of the menu items that will be featured at the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. Appetizers and desserts will include a butternut squash arancini, papas bravas, an assortment of tartlets, cinnamon rice pudding and more!


CRU Wine Bar

Bring the family for a 3 course Thanksgiving tradition at CRÚ!  Each guest can choose their own favorites for each course which will ensure a happy and satisfied family.  The chefs at CRÚ have worked diligently to create a fall-inspired menu that will commemorate Thanksgiving using locally sourced farms and the freshest ingredients.  Save yourself the stress and headache of preparing a lavish Thanksgiving meal and let CRÚ take care of dinner.  And you won’t even have to do the dishes after!  As always, kids 12 and under eat for half price. Only $40 for 3 Course Thanksgiving Meal.

Wheatsville Food Co-op

Taste of Thanksgiving – Nov. 19 – 20, 12p–4p: From meat-free entrées to traditional pies, try a bite of all your holiday favorites during Wheatsville’s holiday sampling event.


Sophia's Pork Chop


Thanksgiving Eve Dinner Special ($35) – Wednesday, Nov. 23, 5p – 11p: Sophia’s will feature a traditional Thanksgiving dinner served family style for 8+ people. Dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and your choice of pumpkin or apple pie.

The Park Buffet

The Park

Thanksgiving Day Buffet ($17) – Thursday, Nov. 24, 12p– 3p: Catch collegiate and professional Thanksgiving football games while chowing down a traditional turkey dinner buffet. The Park’s Thanksgiving buffet will feature all the staples and more. (Photo Credit: Richard Casteel)


Thanksgiving To-go



Rudy’s BBQ Thanksgiving 

Whole smoked turkey with or without BBQ sauce.
Prices are around $48 + tax without BBQ sauce and $54+ tax with a bottle of sauce
Deadline: Thanksgiving pickup days are: Monday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/23
How to Book:  Place orders now until they run out at any Rudys BBQ location
How To Pick Up: pick up the order go into the country store and let them know you are here to pick up your turkey.


Walton’s Fancy & Staple

thyme rubbed airline turkey breast with turkey gravy serves 5-8 ($89.99) serves 12-15 ($150)
full birds:18-20 lbs turkey  ($120), 12-14 lbs turkey  ($180.64)
horseradish & herb crusted rib roast with porcini cream sauce  ($138)
grilled pork loin with maple gastrique  ($78)
bone-in brown sugar glazed spiral sliced ham  ($68)
herb crusted prime beef tenderloin with port demi glace  ($160)

mongers holiday to-go

Mongers Market

Mongers has several tasty to-go options to make your Thanksgiving a success.  Order House Clam Chowder pint $10/quart $20, gumbo pint $10/quart $20, house smoked fish dip $16/lb, house smoked salmon $20/lb, shrimp cocktail 16-20s |$18/lb, crab cake $6.5 each, Holiday Seafood Platters.



TOGO packages Cooked and Vacuum Sealed with Reheat Instructions. Weights vary. Price is approximate. PreOrder by 11/19/16 to guarantee availability.  Pickup by 10:00PM Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Tax and Gratuity not included. Whole Brisket $120 (Serves about 10 – 12), Whole Rosemary Rubbed Turkey Breast $42 (Serves 4 to 6)


Vox Table

Vox Table      

Order by Nov. 21.  Price: Choose a preset package of $155 to $170 for meats & sides. Or order a la carte: $15 for sides that serve 4-6, $100-$115 for 5.5lb Turducken or 48oz Prime Ribeye that serves 8-10, Pick up date: November 24 10am to 4pm at VOX Table.

How to book: order online at


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