Chicago is a dining destination 365 days a year, which means there are tons of amazing restaurants open on Thanksgiving. After you’ve worked up an appetite watching the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, you’ll want to make a reservation at these Chicago restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts. Check out just a few of the spots offering delicious meals, festive ambiance, and more all around the city.

Chicago restaurant open on Thanksgiving

The Albert: The Italian American restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago is offering an all-day Thanksgiving buffet. Indulge in traditional and hearty selections that include carving stations, veggies and salads galore, pastas, and a sweets table filled to the brim with delectable pies and cakes. 

Alpana Restaurant: Enjoy a special three-course menu that includes gluten- or dairy-free options like cream of cauliflower soup, buttery whipped potatoes, or Faroe Island salmon. There’s a special kids menu as well.

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Artango Bar & Steakhouse: Take a tour of Argentina through the three-course Thanksgiving meal being served at this Lincoln Square steakhouse. Live Latin Jazz music will make your celebration memorable. 

Asador Bastian: The Thanksgiving multi-course menu is a collection of holiday-inspired pintxos, imported Spanish cheese, Iberico ham, and house-made conservas.

Ascione Bistro: The Italian-focused restaurant located in the heart of the Hyde Park neighborhood will be offering a three-course meal. The traditional menu includes items like roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Big Jones: The Southern heritage restaurant is offering an epic annual feast. Options include deep- fried cajun style turkey, mash potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Plus, receive a very special gingerbread to take home.

Prime & Provisions
Prime & Provisions

Cherry Circle Room: Enjoy a bountiful three-course Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of traditional or vegetarian. To enhance your meal, choose an optional beverage pairing.

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant: This South Loop neighborhood gem is offering a three-course menu of holiday delights such as roasted turkey, garlic whipped potatoes, and bourbon pecan pie.

City Cruises: Spend your holiday on the water while enjoying the breathtaking Chicago skyline. Guests can choose between a prix fixe holiday menu or a lunch buffet in an elegant atmosphere.

Cindy’s Rooftop: This rooftop restaurant can be enjoyed all year long. There’s a special Thanksgiving plate for one that includes cider-brined heritage turkey breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread and confit turkey stuffing, roasted carrots, and cranberry sauce. 

Demera: The Uptown spot is offering up a three course vegan Thanksgiving feast, showcasing their signature Ethiopian flavors. 

Gene & Georgetti: This iconic Chicago steakhouse is offering a prix fixe holiday menu. Guests will have a choice of one starter, one main, such as the roast turkey with cranberry sauce, two sides, and one dessert. 

Grill on 21: A special 4-course meal will be available to order, featuring butternut squash soup, pumpkin ravioli, free-range roasted turkey, traditional Thanksgiving side dishes, and more in addition to the normal offerings. 

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: Enjoy sliced turkey breast, alongside all the fixings — classic stuffing with sausage, mashed potatoes, butternut squash with toasted marshmallow, and a slice of pumpkin chiffon pie for dessert.

joes pumpkin chiffon pie

Komo: The Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop will be celebrating with a decadent six-course menu. The menu courses feature an array of flavors such as pumpkin soup, madai sashimi, tuna tartare, live scallops, filet with foie gras, and a chocolate lava cake.

Lirica: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Navy Pier. Lirica will be open for both lunch and dinner service, offering special items like roasted turkey breast with kale, mascarpone and cornbread stuffing and sage gravy, and more.

Longman & Eagle: This modern tavern in Logan Square will be breaking down whole Slagel Farms turkeys, plus gussied up renditions of all the other classic fixin’s.

Lure Fishbar: The seafood restaurant will be offering a special pre-fixed menu, plus a special kids menu. Menu selections include fall squash soup, roasted turkey, pumpkin ravioli, toasted pecan pie, and more. 

Marina’s Bistro and Rum Bar: The Puerto Rican restaurant located in the Uptown neighborhood will be celebrating their first Thanksgiving. The prix fixe menu will include items like roasted turkey and pumpkin flan.

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse: This famous restaurant will be offering Slagel Family Farm roasted turkey served with apple-cranberry sauce alongside Nueske’s bacon green beans and sweet potatoes. Save room for MJ’s favorite 23-layer chocolate cake. 

Prime & Provisions: This River North steakhouse is offering a grand buffet with selections fit for this feast-worthy holiday. The buffet includes a raw bar selection, succulent carved meats station, holiday sides, and desserts. 

Thanksgiving at Travelle, photo by Huge Galdones

Shula’s Steak House: This steakhouse, located along the Riverwalk, offers diners the opportunity to feast on the grand Thanksgiving platter complete with cider-brined roast turkey, pork sausage and apple stuffing, potato mousse, herb roasted baby carrots, orange cranberry sauce, and reduced pan gravy. 

Staytion Market & Bar: The signature restaurant at Renaissance Chicago downtown hotel will be offering individually priced menu specials. Begin with a warm bowl of butternut squash bisque, followed by a delicious plate of cranberry glazed turkey breast served with red bliss mashed potatoes, honey glazed asparagus ,and gravy. 

Steak 48: Indulge in Steak 48’s full menu favorites as well as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.  

The Godfrey Hotel: Enjoy a special dinner buffet that’s packed with options and includes a carving station, salad bar, dessert bar, and more.  

The Robey: The Wicker Park hotel hot spot will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner that includes roasted turkey, roasted garlic mash potatoes, green bean casserole, and more.

RPM Italian: Thanksgiving with an Italian twist three-course meal offers include local turkey breast, butternut squash tortelli, and an array of holiday accompaniments; including imported burrata, aged parmesan risotto, delicata squash, and preserved fruit stuffing. 

Shaw’s Crab House: Choose from a la carte Thanksgiving specials including herb roasted turkey breast and seasonal sides like sweet potatoes with marshmallow.

The Smith: Diners can enjoy a special three-course prix fixe menu featuring choice of turkey three ways — roasted breast, braised leg, or turkey pot pie, along with other options for non-turkey lovers.   

Yardbird: The comfort food restaurant invites you to celebrate with an herb-roasted Yardbird turkey dinner followed by brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie. 

Chicago restaurant offering Thanksgiving takeout

Andros Taverna: The Greek inspired restaurant located in the heart of Logan Square, will have pies, house-made sourdough, and wine for your Thanksgiving feast.

Bell Heir’s BBQ: The hopping barbecue spot located near the New City neighborhood is offering a bundle of Thanksgiving comfort food items, including smoked turkey legs, macaroni and cheese, and cornbread for eight people.

The Duck Inn: This Bridgeport spot is offering a Thanksgiving dinner featuring a whole turkey or duck with all the fixin’s, with everything you need to feed a family of four. 

Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar: The West Town restaurant is offering up several different Thanksgiving packages. The Baller package includes a shrimp cocktail, smoked oysters, an ounce of caviar, champagne, and more.

Itoko: The new Japanese restaurant in Lakeview is offering a Thanksgiving kit for two. Some of the menu items included are a soy-butter glazed turkey and turkey confit curry pie. 

Kasama: The Michelin-starred Filipino restaurant and bakery in the Ukrainian neighborhood is offering creative Thanksgiving pies, including a scaled-up version of their best-selling ube and huckleberry Basque cake.

Soul & Smoke: This barbecue restaurant is offering pick at their Avondale location or in the West Loop. Choose from a la crate or whole meals, featuring dishes like herb roasted and Cajun smoked turkey.

Truth be Told: The British-inspired tavern nestled off the lobby of The Study at University of Chicago, will celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a special to-go menu available for pick-up. 

Virtue: The James Beard Award-winning restaurant in Hyde Park is serving up a soulful feast for four people that includes a half turkey, turkey gravy mac and cheese, collard greens with smoked turkey broth, cranberry sauce, Parker house rolls with honey butter, and a bourbon pecan pie.