These Philly Restaurants Are Open For Thanksgiving Takeout Meals
Thanksgiving is weird this year. At least eat well.
As the world of COVID-19 begins stretching into the holiday season, it’s time to make a contingency plan in lieu of your usual Thanksgiving celebration. While the holiday may look a little different this year, it can be a chance for it to taste better than ever, with so many of Philadelphia’s best restaurants offering Thanksgiving dining and carryout. Whether you want a massive spread with every side and extra pies, or if you’re really just here for the rolls and mac and cheese, you have more than a few options to commemorate the day—even if the Parkway will be a little quieter this year without the parade.
The Olde Bar
Pick up a Thanksgiving feast with Garces flair from The Olde Bar, featuring a $95 package that feeds two (with leftovers) and includes herb-roasted turkey breast and gravy along with a myriad of hyper-delectable treats, ranging from rolls with apple butter to roasted sweet potatoes seasoned with pecans and brown sugar. You can also add dessert and a gorgeous cheese and charcuterie display to make your Thanksgiving extra happy.
How to order: Online through November 21
High Street Philadelphia
High Street is the ultimate for all your bread-related Thanksgiving needs, offering up dinner rolls, baguettes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and pies for pre-order. Beyond the bread, though, you can also get whole and half turkeys (brined or roasted), or try the “everything but the bird” box that feeds four and includes sage brown butter stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cider vinaigrette turnip salad, honeynut squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry chutney.
How to order: Pre-order turkey here through November 16 and everything else through November 23.
Red Owl Tavern
Dine there or order takeout for a $35 Thanksgiving feast, with entree options including turkey breast, salmon, pork shoulder, and vegan-friendly general tso cauliflower. Add a side of burrata or butternut squash soup for $15, along with apple pie or red velvet cake for $9 each. If you dine there, a three-course prix fixe meal is yours for $55 between 11am and 7pm. There’s to-go cocktails and beer, too.
How to order: Online through November 21
Nobody can deliver the Thanksgiving sides quite like Rex. This Thanksgiving you can score buttermilk biscuits, chanterelle and green bean strudel, smoked brisket shells and cheese, andouille and cornbread stuffing, smoked turkey roulade, and sweet potato pie to complete your meal. The full package goes for $120 to feed two, $240 to feed four, plus you can add some cocktail pairings, too.
How to order: Online or call 267-319-1366 through November 23
El Camino Real
House-smoked turkey, orange ginger cranberry sauce, and buttermilk biscuits are just a handful of selections you can order for pickup on Thanksgiving Eve (with reheated instructions included). Items can be bought in a complete package—including a $225 option that feeds up to 10 people—or you can snag extra stuffing, sides, and house-made pies a la carte.
How to order: Call 215-925-1110 through November 23
Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe is a super approachable (and delectable) destination for dine-in and takeout this Thanksgiving. Stop by for an a la carte menu including sweet potato gnocchi, steak frites, stuffing muffins, apple cider sorbet, and even a kids’ menu. If you prefer the catered takeout route, you can order just the sides (Brussels sprouts, stuffing, green beans, mac and cheese, etc.) or go full turkey dinner with an 18-pound, whole-roasted Amish Turkey for $100.
How to order: Pre-order takeout here or dine-in reservations here
Why get through any holiday without pasta at your disposal? Panorama offers Thanksgiving packages for pickup, featuring a black truffle gravy and slow-roasted turkey, chestnut and fig stuffing, green bean casserole, and more holiday classics with an elevated twist. If that’s not enough, though, add some focaccia bread and rigatoni to the mix. Don’t skip the brown butter streusel for dessert.
How to order: Online through November 18
The Israeli grill is offering a delectable $200 Thanksgiving package of six hummus and salatim varieties, honey-and-tamarind-glazed turkey, pumpkin pie, and more to feed four. Even better, Laser Wolf has a whole batch of Thanksgiving cocktails, including the ultra-festive A Bird of a Feather, which features apple cider, Wild Turkey Rye, and orange peel.
How to order: Online
Fork is welcoming indoor and outdoor dining on Thanksgiving Day from 1-7pm, offering a fixed $75 per person menu, featuring grapes and burrata, short rib, turkey with cranberry chutney, and more. Each table can also help themselves to family-style sides, like mashed potatoes or roasted apples with Brussels sprouts, and end the meal with a dark chocolate budino or one of three pie options.
How to order: Reserve indoor seating here or outdoor dining here.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Iron Hill is offering straightforward $50 Thanksgiving takeout packages that feed four and include an oven roasted turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, butter mashed potatoes, and green beans with bacon and grilled onion, plus pies for an extra $5. Iron Hill will donate $2 to No Kid Hungry for every Thanksgiving purchase.
How to order: Online
If you already have the turkey part figured out for your Thanksgiving feast, Oyster House is a perfect option for supplementing the meal centerpiece with all kinds of impressive delectables, from the shrimp cocktail platter to cornbread oyster stuffing. Oyster House also has a few beautiful pies, including salted honey and bourbon molasses pecan.
How to order: Call 215-567-7683 before 5pm on November 21
Di Bruno Bros.
Get your holiday catered by Di Bruno Bros., which offers a few different packages for delivery and pick-up, whether you’d prefer a traditional slow roasted turkey, or would rather skip the bird and get an herb roasted beef tenderloin. In addition to an entree that serves six, customers choose two veggies, one potato side, and a pie. There’s also a hefty menu of a la carte options ranging from artisanal cheese boards to mushroom truffle arancini.
How to order: Online or call 215-665-1659 through Friday, November 20
Seasonal specials from a.kitchen are available this Thanksgiving for dine-in or takeout, with an $85 three-course meal (plus bread service and an optional $30 wine pairing) for those dining in. Entree options include turkey, striped bass, or dry-aged steak. To pre-order and enjoy at home, you can go for just the sides (acorn squash and comte soup, stuffing, sweet potato mash, etc) or add a brined whole turkey, as well as an 8-piece set of milk bread rolls with garlic butter.
How to order: Reserve for dine-in or schedule pick-up here