Chicago Restaurants That are Open on Thanksgiving

Where to Make Thanksgiving Reservations Before All the Restaurants Are Booked

Whether you hate it or love it, perhaps you’re not looking forward to spending all day in the kitchen this year preparing a Thanksgiving meal. So, why not dine out at one of Chicago’s best restaurants?  

For those looking for alternative plans to the traditional stay-at-home meal, this great city has you covered with plenty of options for holiday dining – be it dine-in or carryout.  But, you have to get ahead of the crowd, and make those reservations, now!  Here’s a list of some of this year’s most popular Thanksgiving feasts that require reservations.  So, don’t wait!  Good eats await!

Chicago Thanksgiving Favorites

Bub City 

Bub City will serve up a Southern-style Thanksgiving with specials and late-night karaoke.  Enjoy menu favorites like General Joe’s Chicken, Giddy Up Fries, and Bub City’s Thanksgiving Buffet featuring your choice of meat, including smoked turkey, brisket, or ham.  Plus, choose from a selection of classic holiday sides, like homemade cornbread and sage stuffing, sweet potato fluff, autumn salad and more.  The buffet is $24.95 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included) and will be open until 7 p.m.  Click here or call 312-610-4200 to reserve a table.

Di Pescara

Di Pescara will once again offer its holiday menu any way you want it.  Serving family-style portions with classics, like Roasted Vermont Turkey and Pumpkin Pie, as well as Butternut Squash Ravioli and Roasted Beet Salad and much more.  Dine-in and carry out for just $39.95 per person, with children ages 5-12 eating half-price (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here or call 847-498-4321 to reserve a table.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab 

Don’t let the name fool you.  You can still find a traditional Thanksgiving spread this year at Joe’s Seafood.  Guests will enjoy dishes like Sliced Turkey Breast with leg and thigh confit, Corn Bread Stuffing, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Amandine, Butternut Squash with Toasted Marshmallow, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, and much more.  Thanksgiving dinner is $49.95 (plus tax; gratuity not included) for adults, $24.95 for children ages 5 – 12, and free for our guests 5 and under.  Click here or call 312-379-5637 to reserve a table.

Mity Nice Bar & Grill 

For a more casual Thanksgiving out, Water Tower Place’s Mity Nice Bar & Grill is your spot.  Enjoy favorites like Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, a build-your-own salad bar, Oven Roasted Turkey, Maple Glazed Salmon, Traditional Stuffing, Green Beans with Toasted Hazelnut, Pecan Pie and more.  Dinner for those dining in is $55 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here or call 312-335-4745 to reserve a table.

Nico Osteria 

The Gold Coast restaurant will offer a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner featuring Heritage Turkey Breast or Smoked Pork Chop, Smoked Potato Soup or Grilled Radichio Salad, Sweet Potato Ravioli, Pumpkin Pie and much more.  Their Thanksgiving menu is $55 per person and $35 per child ages 6 – 12 (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here or call 312-994-7100 to reserve a table.

Prairie Grass 

Prairie Grass will serve up all the classics at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner with favorites like Oven Roasted Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Gravy, Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash with Homemade Marshmallow Topping, Pecan Pie and much more.  Dinner is $57 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here or call 847-205-4433 to reserve a table.

RPM Steak 

Take your holiday meal to the next level with RPM Steak where Thanksgiving means holiday classics plus additional proteins besides turkey (king crab, rib-eye) and a variety of hearty side dishes.  Guests will be treated to Slagel Family Farm Turkey (served both roasted and fried) as well as some of RPM’s signature dishes, such as Aged Parmesan Risotto and The Duke. Accompaniments for the table will include Dried Fruit Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes and an updated version of the classic Green Bean Casserole.  The menu also features additions, like white truffles shaved tableside and the rare Japanese Olive Beef. And for dessert – everything from pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream to their famous 14K Chocolate Cake.  This Feast is $85 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here to reserve a table.

Seven Lions 

Seven Lions offers another fantastic option to ditch the kitchen. They will serve a diverse three-course meal with dish options that include, roasted butternut squash soup, traditional turkey with stuffing, green beans, whipped potatoes and gravy, as well as braised lamb shank, pan seared salmon, pumpkin pie and much, much more.  Dinner is $49 with a separate kid’s menu that starts at $12 (plus tax; gratuity not included).  Click here or call 312-880-0130 to reserve a table.

Don’t wait to make those reservations!  Happy eating!

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