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1. Beefsteak
Foggy Bottom

This lunchtime staple may not be your first thought when selecting a Thanksgiving menu, but chef Jose Andres and John White want you to know that vegetables can take center stage on the Thanksgiving table. The vegetarian-centric spread includes a whole roasted cauliflower, veggie-based dips and spreads, and more. Order the entire feast for $150 or pick up some a la carte sides if you’re in a pinch.

4. Fryer’s Roadside
Silver Spring

Those looking for an early preview of what’s to come at this soon-to-reopen Silver Spring chicken shack can order a Thanksgiving spread courtesy of chefs Edward Reavis and Jennifer Meltzer. Each to-go meal is designed to feed a family of four and includes a choice of whole fried chicken or Maryland Southern Country fried chicken. Priced at $125, the menu also includes Hawaiian rolls, potato salad, mac ‘n cheese, garlic string beans, gravy, and banana pudding. Pre-orders must be placed by November 20 and will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 23. Delivery is available for an additional charge.

5. The Irish Inn
Glen Echo

This historic tavern located next to Glen Echo Park has been a family destination for decades, and it’s known for serving up a special Thanksgiving feast annually. The three-course option is priced at a very reasonable $60 per person with a kid-friendly two-course version for $30. Dishes include traditional American and Irish staples—from sliced turkey to salmon and Guinness beef stroganoff. Best of all, after consuming all those carbs, you can walk it off with a scenic stroll down the C&O Canal towpath, adjacent to the restaurant.

6. Lincoln
Downtown

For an option that’s sure to please everyone at the table, head to Lincoln’s 12th annual feast. After choosing a starter course from options like French onion soup and lobster hush puppies, head to the carving stations to roast beef, honey-brined turkey, and quine and mustard-glazed wild salmon. Did we mention the unlimited sides? Delicious options include mac ‘n cheese, brioche stuffing, roasted cauliflower, and pumpkin spice cake for dessert. The restaurant can accommodate large groups and prices are $65 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under.

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