Many local restaurants can make Thanksgiving a hassle-free holiday. Want somebody else to do the cooking? Check out some of the restaurants below (note that some may require reservations). Looking for a Chinese restaurant open on Thanksgiving? Click here.
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24 Diner. (600 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-472-5400, 24diner.com): Serving a special Thanksgiving meal starting at 10:30 a.m. in addition to full menu offerings. Reservations not accepted.
Buca di Beppo. (3612 Tudor Blvd., 512-342-8462, bucadibeppo.com): Turkey with Italian sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, whole-berry cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Meal serving up to three people costs $53.99. Meal serving as many as six people costs $98.99. Opens at 11 a.m.
Capital Grille. (117 W. Fourth St., 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com): The restaurant will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 9 p.m. $36 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under.
The Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The fine dining restaurant at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center will offer five seatings between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving-themed breakfast and lunch buffets. Breakfast will include items like maple-glazed pork belly benedict and crab cakes eggs benedict, while lunch will feature offerings like a carving station and buttermilk-marinated turkey breast and confit dark meat. $65 for adults, $19.95 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. For reservations call 512-404-3689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chavez. 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-478-2991, chavez-austin.com. Shawn Cirkiel’s restaurant inside the Radisson is serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet, which includes carving stations for roasted turkey and agave-glazed ham, poached shrimp, oysters on the half shell, chorizo cornbread stuffing, butternut ravioli with sage brown butter, sweet potato sopes with spiced marshmallow cream, pumpkin panna cotta, bourbon pecan pie and more, costs $49 for adults and $19 for kids. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.
Corazon at Castle Hill. 1101 W. Fifth St. 512-476-0728, corazonatcastlehill.com. The restaurant will serve a three-course prix-fixe lunch featuring classics from the Southwestern-cuisine Castle Hill days as well as bold new Interior Mexican-inspired dishes from chef Michael Taddeo. Dishes include roasted butternut squash soup and roasted turkey breast with a Oaxacan mole negro. Reservations will be accepted from noon to 3 p.m. and meals range from $29.95 to $33.95. For complete menus, and to make reservations, visit corazonatcastlehill.com or call 476-0728.
Crú. (238 W. Second St., 512-472-9563; 11410 Century Oaks Terrace 104 at the Domain, 512-339-9463, cruwinebar.com): A special Thanksgiving three-course meal with optional wine pairings served from noon to 9 p.m. $38 for adults. $19 for kids 12 and younger.
The Driskill. (604 Brazos St., 512-391-7178, driskillhotel.com): A special Thanksgiving brunch and five-course dinner feast will be served. Brunch buffet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $72 for adults, $36 for kids 6-12. Dinner seating: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $86 for adults and $42 for children.
Estancia Churrascaria. (Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., 512-345-5600, estanciachurrascaria.com): Serving turkey and pumpkin pie a la mode in addition to the usual Southern Brazilian offerings. $38.50 at lunch and $41.50 at dinner. Reservations recommended.
Finn & Porter. (500 E. Fourth St., 512-493-4900, finnandporteraustin.com): Restaurant at the Hilton Austin will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu of traditional favorites with a modern touch, including slow-roasted turkey green bean casserole, sausage-apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes and cranberry relish. Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $45 for adults and $20 for children under age 11.
The Frisco. (6801 Burnet Road, 512-459-6279, thefriscoaustin.com): Will serve a special Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The regular menu will not be available. $23.95 for adults. $14. 95. for children.
Hoover’s Cooking. (2002 Manor Road, 512-479-5006, hooverscooking.com): The down-home classic will serve diners an entrée with two sides (and some additional fixins) for $18.49 per person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They’re also serving turkey and Thanksgiving sides for take-out.
Hyatt Regency Austin. (208 Barton Springs Road, 512-480-2035, http://www.opentable.com): Chef Paul French will present a Thanksgiving buffet with seven different stations, including meat-carving, seafood, salads, breakfast, antipasto, sides and more. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $60 for adults. $27 for children ( kids 5 and younger, free).
Hyde Park Bar & Grill. (4206 Duval St., 512-458-3168, 4521 W. Gate Blvd., 512-899-2700, hpbng.com): Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at both locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $18.95 (kids 10 and younger, $10.95), $13.95 for vegetarian dinner.
Kerbey Lane Cafe. Multiple locations. Kerbeylanecafe.com The longtime Austin favorite will serve a meal of turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, candied yams, and broccoli served with cranberry sauce and a dinner roll for $14.95 at all six locations. Most will be open 24 hours. Check website for specific hours.
Lakeway Resort and Spa. (101 Lakeway Drive, 512-261-6600, lakewayresortandspa.com): Thanksgiving brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50 for adults, $20 for kids 5-12. The resort will also feature live music and a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Threadgill’s. (6416 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-451-5440, 301 W. Riverside Drive, 512-472-9304, threadgills.com): Holiday menu includes turkey and dressing, candied yams, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and more. Meals cost $14.95 and will be served from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Trace. (200 Lavaca St., 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com): The fine dining restaurant at the W Hotel will serve lunch and dinner with dishes like turkey breast stuffed with confit leg and a roasted fall vegetable tart. The three-course lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $55. The four-course dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $75.
Trio. 98 San Jacinto Blvd., 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com. The restaurant at the Four Seasons will offer a buffet with more than 80 items from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $85 per adult and $27 per child.