28 Chicago Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered

Let the pros do the work.

The smell of burnt leaves is slowly changing into the brisk, sharp scent of winter, the sun is starting to set at 4 pm, and your uncle won’t stop texting you about the Bears’ dire quarterback situation. All roads lead to Thanksgiving being right around the corner.

This year, why not try skipping the cooking and entrust your meal to one of Chicago’s many talented chefs? Whether you’re looking to spend Thanksgiving at a restaurant or opting for the take-out route, the hardworking staff behind these fine restaurants have your back. And don’t worry—we won’t tell them about your plan to pass off their cooking as your own. It can be our little secret.

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The Loop

Chicago’s favorite rooftop bar, restaurant, and lounge offers you the ability to take some of the atmosphere home with you this Thanksgiving. Elevated takes on holiday classics like Bourbon-glazed Carrots, Bacon-laced Collard Greens, and Cornbread Stuffing share spot alongside more unconventional additions like Huevos Rancheros, but the star here is the perfectly cooked Roast Turkey, and the fact that they’re only charging $25 to add a wine pairing to your order. In-person dining reservations for the similarly stocked Thanksgiving buffet have sold out, but if you simply must take in the beautiful rooftop views while you eat, you can always add your name to the waitlist.
Cost: Dine-in menu runs $59 per person ($15 for kids); take-out turkeys run $149 each (serves 8 - 10), take-out sides run $25 each (serves 4)
How to book: Join the dine-in waitlist or order pick-up via Tock by November 23.

PB&J

West Loop

Is your bank account looking more Diner Grill than Alinea these days? PB&J is here to help. Their $25 three-course meal includes Butternut Squash Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Gravy, and a heaping helping of Turkey alongside Pie and Dinner Rolls, but we’d recommend you plunk down $25 more and secure an expert wine pairing. As an added bonus, they’ll be serving Thanksgiving-inspired foods all month long, including a Thanksgiving Hoagie piled high with turkey, cranberry, and stuffing.
Cost: Dine-in menu runs $25 per person; additional costs vary
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Longman & Eagle

Logan Square

Longman & Eagle claims their Thanksgiving-to-go offering feeds two, which seems like a bit of an undersell to us. Each package includes two full pounds of Turkey Breast as well as a whole Drumstick, a pound of Gravy, two pounds of creamy, buttery Mashed Potatoes, a pound of wonderfully classic Green Bean Casserole, one and a half pounds of Kale Salad with a spiced yogurt dressing, and much, much more, including our personal highlight of the menu: the Duck Fat Stuffing. If that’s not enough, they’re topping things off with two single-serve Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecakes. If you’re still on the fence, reread this entry—did you miss the part about Duck Fat Stuffing?
Cost: Packages run $140 each (serves 2)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

The Publican

West Loop

One Off heavy hitters Publican and Publican Quality Meats have joined forces this year to create the ultimate locavore feast. A choice between three different all-natural, pasture raised turkeys kicks things off, followed closely by an onslaught of tasty, home cooked sides (think: sausage stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted brussels with chile-citrus glaze, tart cranberry-apple relish) plus optional treats like wine and cocktail pairings, pies, loaded shrimp cocktail, and so much more.
Cost: Whole turkeys start at $60 (feeds four to six); a la carte sides start at $26 (feeds four)
How to order: Customize your spread and schedule your pre-Thanksgiving pick-up by November 20 via Tock

Siena Tavern

River North

Forgo the turkey this year and let Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani help you and your family start a new Thanksgiving tradition. Siena Tavern offers a variety of make-at-home meal kits perfect for a wonderfully interactive feast, from custom pizza kits including decadent truffles and crispy pepperoni to a la carte pastas and sauces. Because, why not?
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Order pick-up by November 22 via Tock.

DineAmic is doing double duty this year with a two-hit Thanksgiving combo from Prime & Provisions, offering tempting carry-out options as well as an in-house dinner featuring pretty much every meat you can think of, from Slow-roasted Prime Rib to Glazed Salmon to Fried Chicken, to, yes, Turkey. Their carry-out option is a cornucopia of seasonal flavors spanning free-range Herb-roasted Turkey doused in grass-fed butter and gravy, Valencia Orange-imbued Cranberry Sauce, Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash, and Green Bean Casserole just like Mom used to make. Finish things off with a few slices of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie—or both—or go big by adding an entire pie in homespun flavors like Banana Cream, Caramel Pecan, or Apple to the mix.
Cost: Dine-in menus run $79 per person; take-out packages start at $60 per person (serves 2 - 8), a la carte pies run $40 each
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable or order pick-up by November 21 via Tock.

Virtue

Hyde Park

Chef-owner Erick Williams and crew are determined to wow us this Thanksgiving with a Southern-tinged supper to remember. A lovingly brined and roasted Turkey comes flanked by a battalion of classics: Collard Greens, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and pastry chef Becky Pendola’s decadent Pecan Pie. We’d also recommend picking up some Gumbo as well—they’re literally selling it by the gallon this year.
Cost: Packages start at $210 (serves 4), a la carte roasted turkeys run $112 each (14 - 16 pounds)
How to book: Pre-order via Resy and schedule a pick-up slot for November 23-24

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Tanta Chicago

River North

The traditional Thanksgiving rigamarole gets a lively Peruvian makeover at this colorful River North crowd-pleaser. Tanta’s Pollo To Go! prix-fixe leads parties of four through several invigorating courses, from Fingerling Potatoes roasted to perfection alongside Sausage Gravy and Corn Cakes stuffed with tender raisin-flecked beef to a three-pound roasted Amish Chicken, marinated for a full 24 hours in Peruvian spices. Then, the grand finale, a pumpkin-laced Tres Leches Cake guaranteed to have you licking the plate. Pre-mixed cocktails, empanada platters, and other choice additions only increase the madness.
Cost: Packages start at $95 each (serves 4)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

Over in Streeterville, executive chef Massimiliano Campagnini wants to add a little Italian pizzaz to your holiday table. Ideal for smaller get-togethers—or for folks who don’t want to worry about reheating anything—Volare is dishing up single servings of all the Thanksgiving classics: Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and heaping helpings of both white and dark Turkey Meat, plus a slice of pie, to boot.
Cost: Packages run $34 per person
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

River Roast

River North

With both heat-and-eat arrangements for advanced picker-uppers and a dine-in waitlist for the day-of set, this riverfront stalwart has all your Thanksgiving bash bases good and covered. Local farm-raised Turkeys come in strong, weighing 14 pounds a pop and sporting a tasty herb brine, while sides like Whipped Yukon Potatoes, Brioche Stuffing with homemade sausage, and indulgent Fontina Mac and Cheese beckon close by. May the best appetite win.
Cost: Take-out turkeys run $100 each, sides start at $45 each (serves 8 - 10), a la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Join the dine-in waitlist or order pick-up via Tock.

Aba

Fulton Market

Ditch those tired old yams and get your paws on one of Top Chef alum and all-around excellent dude CJ Jacobson’s Mediterranean masterpieces this Thanksgiving. Go ahead and make a Mezze with festive creations like Pumpkin Hummus, Truffle Baked Orzo, Beef Tenderloin Kebabs, and Creme Brulee Pie, among other surefire hits. 
Cost: Packages start at $59.95 per person (serves 2 - 6)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 21 via Tock.

Bub City

River North

River North’s top BBQ slinger is back in action this Thanksgiving, cranking a slow-and-low take-out experience fit for a country-fried king, both a la carte and in bundles. Hickory Smoked Turkey, served whole or as a half-portion, rides in on its trusty steed, followed by a herd of Celery and Sage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Sweet Corn Spoonbread, Cranberry Sauce, and more. Spice things up with add-ons like a Bourbon Maple Pumpkin Pie, or a Trucker Snacks appetizer spread including Hot Links and Pimento Cheese. Please, stop drooling.
Cost: Packages start at $95 each (serves 2 - 8)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 20 via Tock.

Get back to basics with a heap of homestyle comforts from this polished River North chophouse. Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast snuggles in next to Leg and Thigh Confit, blanketed by unctuous Pan Gravy and bolstered by fresh Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Butternut Squash, Cranberry Relish, and Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. They’ll also be offering their standard menu as well if you feel like riding the Thanksgiving-style surf ‘n’ turf wave.
Cost: Dine-in menus run $64.95 per person; a la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

The Bristol

Bucktown

This Bucktown fixture is rolling out the proverbial red carpet this Thanksgiving, offering the take-out faithful a multi-course menu primed and ready for the holiday table. A Butternut Squash Bisque starts things off with a bang, followed by a Whole Peking Duck, Yukon Potato Gratin, Milk Bread with Red Wine Currant Jam, and other knock-out bites.
Cost: Packages start at $225 each (serve 4)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 18 via Tock.

RPM Italian
RPM Italian

RPM Italian

River North

This iconic Lettuce Entertain You venue is cranking out Turkey Day specials bursting with signature Italian twists. Lineups run the gamut from Slagel Farms Turkey, Fall Harvest Salad, and Garlic Whipped Potatoes to Cacio e Pepe, Butternut Squash Agnolotti, and a tempting Pumpkin Cheesecake. Complete the course with a golden-crusted Pecan Pie, or if you’re feeling particularly luxurious, a gigantic tower of raw seafood delights.
Cost: Packages start at $62.50 per person (serves 2 - 4)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

RPM Steak

River North

LEYE’s swank River North escape is once again putting the thanks in Thanksgiving with a beautifully appointed carry-out spread. A velvety Parmesan Risotto pairs perfectly with the Slow-roasted Slagel Farms Turkey, accompanied by a seasonally appropriate balance of Butternut Squash Bisque, Green Bean Casserole, and Whipped Potatoes. The decadent meal closes with a wonderfully spiced Pumpkin Mousse.
Cost: Packages start at $320 each (serves 4)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

Ace Hotel
Lovage

Ace Hotel

Fulton Market

Double your Thanksgiving gluttony by having dinner-for-lunch at Ace Hotel’s resident eatery with a family-style feast from masterminds executive chef Matt Danko and pastry chef Felicia Mayden. They’ll be serving up their takes on holiday classics from Brussels Sprouts to Mashed Potatoes to Sausage Stuffing, along with, of course, mouthwatering Turkey. The meal will finish with a selection of seasonal desserts.
Cost: Dine-in menus run $85 per person
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

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All Together Now

Ukrainian Village

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood wine bar is at it again with their smile-inducing Food For Holiday Gatherings care package program. Build-your-own bundles for four include entree choices like Ribeye Roast with red wine jus, Scottish Salmon with maple brown butter, and Duck Confit with a honey-chili glaze alongside a bevy of sides (AKA Sourdough Dinner Rolls, Winter Veggie Salad, Whipped Potatoes) and inventive desserts like Squash Pie littered with ginger and toasted coconut.
Cost: Packages start at $125 each (serves 4)
How to book: Order pick-up 48-hours in advance via Tock.

Alinea
Alinea

Alinea

Lincoln Park

As if 2021 wasn’t already bizarre enough, you can now dig into a three Michelin-starred Thanksgiving Dinner in the comfort of your own home with a few measly clicks (and a wad of cash, of course). As for the goods, legendary chef Grant Achatz partnered with D’Artagnan to source a flock of eight to 14-pound organic, free-range Turkeys from a GOA-certified farm in Minnesota, so the bird is well covered. Top shelf starters and sides like Shrimp Cocktail, Butternut Squash Soup, Gelled Cranberry and Orange Rind Compote, Sage, Brown Spices, and Roasted Garlic Stuffing, and classic Pumpkin Pie plus extras like French Winter Truffle Mac and Cheese and an assortment of red Burgundy wines handily accompany the main attraction.
Cost: Package start at $215 each (serves 4 - 8)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

Formento's

Fulton Market

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, a healthy pinch of Italian gusto sets this inspired Fulton Market original’s carry-out apart. Chopped Salad, House-marinated Olives, Lasagna, Focaccia Sage Stuffing, and Cranberry Sauce lay the groundwork for a juicy Whole Chicken served alongside Broccolini. Buon appetito, amici.
Cost: Packages run $195 each (serves 4)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 19 via Tock.

Daisies

Logan Square

This Logan Square charmer is keeping the good vibes flowing with both fully prepped and cook-at-home meals for four this Thanksgiving. Eat your way through Sous-vide Turkey Breast plus Confit Legs and Thighs, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Brussels with Grapes in a bacon vinaigrette, Mashed Potatoes, and pies by Bang Bang Pie Company. Several different wine packages act as a worthy addition as do a bevy of a la carte marketplace dishes.
Cost: Packages start at $225 each (serves 4); a la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

Top Chef champ Stephanie Izard is applying her dim sum prowess to Thanksgiving this year, subbing out the traditional Turkey for a decadent cook-at-home Peking Duck presented with detailed roasting instructions and all the trimmings. Standouts include Plum-spiked Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potato Spring Rolls, Veggie Fried Rice, Char Siu Bao, and Green Beans swimming in black bean sauce plus premixed cocktail kits and Duck Duck merch.
Cost: Packages start at $175 each (serves 4)
How to book: Order pick-up via Tock.

Frontier

West Town

Two-time James Beard-nominated chef Brian Jupiter knows his meats, that’s for sure. This Thanksgiving he’s putting his trusted expertise to good use by gracing West Towners with 15- to 20-pound Smoked Turkeys alongside a landslide of all-American comforts like Five Cheese Mac, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Kale Salad, Roasted Brussels, String Beans, and more. Sweet Potato Pies from Brown Sugar Bakery and seasonal cocktail kits quite literally sweeten the deal.
Cost: Packages start at $225 each (serves 4 to 15), a la carte menu prices vary
How to book: Order pick-up by November 19 online.

Swift & Sons

Fulton Market

For folks who have the meat and sides covered already, let Swift & Sons’ executive pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky take care of the pies for you. Choose between Pecan or Pumpkin, or if you’re not a coward, make the correct choice and get one of each.
Cost: Pies run $32 each
How to book: Order pick-up 48-hours in advance via Tock.

Momotaro

West Loop

Think outside the bird this Thanksgiving and opt instead for lauded chef Gene Kato’s inventive spin on the classic holiday lineup. Choose between Milk Bread-stuffed Turkey Breast Saam or Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly Bossam, complete with Lettuce Wrap fixings, Seasonal Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Chili Sauce, and a delicious Kabocha Trifle. Or buck tradition completely and opt for the Sushi-copia, featuring 12 pieces of chef-selected Nigiri alongside Momomaki Rolls (a blend of spicy octopus and bigeye tuna) and Negi Hamachi Maki Rolls (with yellowtail and Tokyo scallion).
Cost: Packages start at $100 each (serves 2 - 4)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 20 via Tock.

Meredith Heil is a Senior Cities Editor at Thrillist.
Sam Greszes is a contributor for Thrillist.