Not going home this year? Avoiding cooking? Want to try some green bean casserole not made by Aunt Linda? Well, you’re in luck.
Story by Abigail Wernsman
Austin is home to tons of great restaurants that offer unique and delicious Thanksgiving dinners. From buffets to prix fixe menus, you can’t go wrong with these great Austin restaurants.
6416 N Lamar Blvd
Price varies based on order
For an authentic Austin Thanksgiving, look no further. Threadgill’s is an Austin landmark. The menu features delicious southern and Texan food, paired with live country music. For Thanksgiving, look for a la carte items like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, all made with a southern flair.
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
4206 Duval St
$22.95 turkey plate or $16.95 vegetarian plate
Located in the charming Hyde Park neighborhood just north of campus, this bar and grill will be serving a turkey plate and a vegetarian option as well. The meal includes classic items like cornbread stuffing, turkey with gravy, and tomato bisque lentil soup. Don’t miss their famous peach pudding!
Stella San Jac
310 E 5th St
$49 per person
For the adventurous eater, Stella San Jac’s Thanksgiving meal is perfect. This upscale southern restaurant has flavorful and unique food on their regular menu, and their Thanksgiving prix fixe menu options are no different. From deep-fried turkey to Andouille and jalapeño brioche stuffing, you will not be bored this holiday season.
Kerbey Lane Café
2606 Guadalupe Street
$14.95 per person
Everyone’s favorite late-night spot is also a perfect Friendsgiving spot. A classic Thanksgiving meal will be served alongside their regular menu. All of the sides will be vegetarian, so everyone can enjoy. Turkey and Kerbey queso sounds like a match made in heaven!
303 Red River Street
$28 per person
Moonshine Grill is famous for its brunch buffet, full to the brim with both traditional and eclectic southern food. For Turkey Day, try their Thanksgiving buffet, packed favorites, like their tasty green bean casserole. Be sure to get there early, as they don’t take reservations and the wait can be daunting, but we promise it’s worth it.