So You Burnt the Turkey, Huh? Don’t Worry! These DC Restaurants Serving Up Thanksgiving Dinner Will Keep You From Going Hungry



Thanksgiving is a time for coming together with friends and family, reflecting on the past year, and wearing stretchy pants so you can eat a week’s worth of calories in a single sitting. But preparing and hosting a Thanksgiving dinner can be extremely stressful–not to mention expensive–and result in a Mt. Everest-sized pile of dishes high enough to overwhelm even the most efficient of dishwashers. This year, consider taking the hassle out of Thanksgiving by making reservations at one of these fantastic DC-area restaurants.

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A Rake’s Progress

Adam’s Morgan

Managed by James Beard Award-winning chef, Spike Gjerde, the popular LINE hotel restaurant, A Rake’s Progress is offering Thanksgiving meals from Wednesday, November 21st to Sunday, November 25th. Served family-style, the menu includes all locally-sourced ingredients hearth-roasted turkey, tidewater hams, and more.

Cost: TBD

Assaggi Osteria

McLean, VA

Enjoy an Italian-influenced three-course Thanksgiving dinner at McLean’s Assaggi Osteria. They’ll be open from 11 AM – 10 PM on Thanksgiving day, and the prix-fixe menu features delicious options, such as bucatini cacio y pepe, roasted turkey breast stuffed with turkey sausage, cranberry sauce, kale, carrots, and an apple-honeynut squash strudel for dessert.

Cost: $40 for adults; $18 for kids 12 and under

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Union Market

Whether you want to go out for dinner or order a pre-cooked spread, Bidwell has your Thanksgiving covered. Menu options include an oven-roasted heritage turkey with scratch-made gravy, maple sweet potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing, apple pie, and more. Make your reservations or to-go orders early, because they’re likely to book up fast!  

Cost: $45 for adults; $25 for kids 12 and under for dine-in. A la carte for to-go orders

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Brasserie Beck


Michelin-starred chef Robert Wiedmaier is offering patrons a three-course fixed-price menu from 5-10 PM with satisfying seasonal dishes, like pumpkin gnocchi with pan-seared rock shrimp, haricot vert and mushroom casserole, a traditional turkey with chestnut stuffing, moulles a vin blanc, and more! You can also pre-order a to-go dinner with a 10-12 pound heritage turkey and all the fixin’s, plus dessert. The last day to order your takeout turkey is Sunday, Nov 18.

Cost: $80 for adults; $19 for kids 12 and under for dine-in; $295 for the full feast to-go

City Perch


City Perch invites you to put on your stretchy pants and join them for a hearty Thanksgiving buffet at any of their three area locations: Bethesda, Fort Lee, and Westchester. You can expect to find mouthwatering dishes like acorn squash bisque, sweet potato shepherd’s pie, truffled mac and cheese, silken pumpkin pie, chicken fingers (for the kid in all of us), and so much more!

Cost: $58 for silver members or non-members; $48 for gold and platinum members; $20 for kids 12 and under

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Founding Farmers

Various Locations

Each of the five DC-area Founding Farmers locations will be serving up a special menu on Thanksgiving that includes holiday classics, plus desserts and choice beverages. Additionally, the MoCo, King of Prussia, and Reston Station locations will be doing a special to-go menu, so you can still eat your Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of your own home. Simply transfer the containers’ contents on to your finest china to pretend you even made it yourself.

Cost: $39 per person


Various Locations

Each of the 11 DC-area Matchbox locations will be serving their Thanksgiving Leftover pizza all Thanksgiving weekend long (Thursday – Sunday). The signature pie is thin-crust, topped with mashed potatoes, pulled turkey, sweet corn, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy onion straws, and a drizzle of cranberry red wine sauce.

Cost: $14.50 for a small; $22.50 for a large

Medium Rare

Barracks Row

Medium Rare is celebrating their 10th Annual Turkey Fry at their Barracks Row location. It’s BYOT — meaning you supply the turkey (8-12 pounds, thawed), and they’ll fry it up for you completely FREE. They’ll be frying birds from 10 AM – 3 PM on Thanksgiving Day, but we suggest you get there early as there’s bound to be plenty of people lined up to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Cost: Free– but don’t forget your own bird!

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Mintwood Place

Adams Morgan

Acclaimed chef Cedric Maupillier is preparing a French-American fusion menu for Thanksgiving, available from 12 – 8 PM in the dining room. The menu’s various courses include butternut squash soup, oven roasted turkey with all the fixins, stuffed cinderella pumpkins with wild rice, beef bourguignon, pumpkin pie, and more!

Cost: $55 for adults; $19 for children under 10


Reston, VA

Save yourself the work of cooking while also enjoying a family dinner at home with PassionFish’s holiday feast TO-GO, good for up to eight guests! You’ll get roasted turkey, gravy, buttermilk biscuits with pepper jelly, any four side dishes, and a choice of pumpkin or apple pie for one reasonable price. Orders must be placed by Nov 19 and can be picked up on Thanksgiving between 11 AM and 1 PM.

Cost: $175 for the standard dinner; additional a la carte side dishes available for $12 each

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Penn Quarter

For something a little out of the ordinary this Thanksgiving, Rasika is offering a special Indian-influenced Thanksgiving menu featuring turkey mussalam, jeera green beans, cranberry pulao, and onion sage kulcha! They will be open normal hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM for lunch and 5 – 10 PM for dinner.

Cost: ONLY $22 for the Turkey Special


Cleveland Park

In addition to their full a la carte menu, SABABA will also be offering some Middle Eastern-fusion Thanksgiving specials. With options like pumpkin hummus, lamb matzo ball soup, turkey kofta with rye stuffing, and more, there’s something sure to please everyone this holiday! They will be open from 12 – 9 PM on Thanksgiving Day and will also be offering valet parking after 6 PM.

Cost: $10 – $15 per dish

Taberna Del Alabardero


Taberna Del Alabardero is offering a special Spanish-inspired three-course menu on Thanksgiving Day. Dishes include pumpkin soup with peanut butter mousse, roast turkey with sweet potato cream, beef churrasco with chimichurri, pumpkin flan, and more! The menu is available from 12 – 8 PM for dine-in or to-go.

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 per child

Top of the Hay


The rooftop restaurant at the historic Hay-Adams hotel, Top of the Hay, will be offering a luxurious Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 AM – 4 PM, stocked with all your holiday favorites, like pasture-raised roasted turkey, black angus beef tenderloin, corn pudding, sweet potato puree, lemon-ricotta ravioli, and a fully-stocked dessert buffet. Diners who are of age will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival.

Cost: $130 per adult; $60 for kids 4 – 12 years of age


Tired from all that turkey? Curl up with a good book after– maybe, try one of the books from our list of local authors!

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