Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner & Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go in 2023 [UPDATED]
While some are already making shopping lists to prepare their Thanksgiving meal, others would rather go out to eat at one of the KC area restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner. Or maybe order Thanksgiving to go and have it at home. Our team has been checking daily for updates, and we’ve gathered 33 restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner near you and Thanksgiving Dinner-to-Go options too.
*Note: several entities below have not updated their websites with updated information for Thanksgiving 2023. We’ve reached out to each of them. We will update this article once they reply with current details. If you know of one we should add, EMAIL us the details!
The holidays are the perfect time to gather with family, so avoid cooking dinner and the massive mess with family dinners made for you. You can dine in or carry out meals to go. If you’re thinking, “What’s open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City?” we’ve got you covered!
There are buffet-style meals, dinner-to-go options, seated dinners, and special Thanksgiving menus. Be sure to also check out our November Holiday Events Guide too!
We’ve all seen the scene in “The Santa Claus” when Scott Calvin burns Thanksgiving dinner & takes Charley to the only restaurant open in town.
While there aren’t as many places open on Thanksgiving, we’ve made it easy to find where is open on Thanksgiving with our guide to 33 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City!
Save yourself the stress and enjoy someone else cooking your Thanksgiving meal this year. (or order Thanksgiving dinner to go)
Thankfully, there are many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner around KC!
Know of one we should add? Does any of our information need editing? This year has been particularly hard on restaurants, so they are making changes on the fly. Help us stay up-to-date. Email us with the scoop. Thank you!
Looking for fun things to do on Thanksgiving Week or Thanksgiving Day? Check out the November Events Guide for events the entire month long. There’s also a dedicated section for the week of Thanksgiving! Then, after your Thanksgiving meal, do some of these Thanksgiving activities and create some forever memories with your family.
Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Kansas City:
Take a look at 33 Thanksgiving dinner restaurants.
If you’re looking for restaurants to order Thanksgiving dinner online, you can scroll down and find those under the open restaurants. Happy Thanksgiving, Kansas City!
** Be sure to call ahead for reservations and to confirm details for pickup options. As you can imagine, this year has been challenging, and some restaurants and grocery stores are having to adjust and alter plans without notice. Be patient. Plan ahead. Happy Thanksgiving ~
340 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
If you’re looking for somewhere to dine that is special, this is a good option. This year they will be dishing up mini pumpkin pies, roasted turkey, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, and butternut squash! Thanksgiving meals include a full Thanksgiving dinner made with seasonal ingredients.
Cost: Adults $40 and kids $18. Reservations are strongly encouraged!
Reservations: Make your reservations online at the Seasons 52 website or you can call (816) 531-0052 for details and reservations.
The Stilwell at Loews Kansas City Hotel
The Stilwell will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner special featuring Roast Turkey Breast with Fennel and Mushroom Stuffing, Green Beans, and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes topped with Sage Turkey Gravy.
The full dinner menu will also be available to be enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day.
Cost: Menu Prices
Reservations: Thanksgiving Day reservations are now available.
448 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Thanksgiving Feast to go that feeds 4-6 can be pre-ordered for $236.50. It includes roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, and a variety of sides. Must be ordered by November 20th. Their traditional turkey dinner will be served, as well as their full menu. Adults are $38, and kids are $15.
Cost: Pricing depends on what you order.
Reservations: Reservations can be made in advance at the McCormick & Schmick’s website specials or call (816) 531-6800.
8901 Metcalf Overland Park, KS 66212
Offering a 3-course plated meal for Thanksgiving dinner.
Hours: 11 am-8 pm
Cost: $45 for adults and $21 for children 12 and under.
8815 Renner Road, Lenexa, KS
4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Your family can join in for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner buffet complete with turkey, ham, and prime rib.
Thanksgiving sides include sweet potatoes, garlic whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, honey-glazed carrots, sugar snap peas, green bean casserole, cornbread, stuffing, a variety of salads, and desserts.
Cost: The Grand Street Cafe menus are available for Adults at $42, children ages 10 and under $17.
8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS
5405 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS
Stroud’s Express in Mission, KS, has pick-up options for to-go meals.
Stroud’s Overland Park’s website options convey that this year they will host their Thanksgiving Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults are $38, and kids under 10 are $10. This is one of our favorite places to go for Thanksgiving dinner packages. Their Overland Park and Mission locations will both have Thanksgiving carry-out meals available for pickup on November 23rd and 24th. Reservations are highly recommended, as they sell out quickly.
614 Pottawatomie Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
You can find a full menu online at June’s Cottage FACEBOOK Page (not their website).
June’s Northland will be hosting a Thanksgiving feast at Baan Thai Restaurant on November 23rd from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. They say “Sorry NO RESERVATIONS.”
They will have to-go meals available for $21.95. To-go meals should be pre-ordered by November 20th to ensure availability. Contact 913-775-7000 for the info to pre-order.
Cost: Adults $28.95, 4–12 year olds $14.95 each
101 West 22nd Street Kansas City, MO
Lidia’s annual feast is a celebrated tradition and is considered one of the best restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City.
At Lidia’s, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast this Thanksgiving day from 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.!
Lidia’s offers family-style appetizers and desserts, pastas, and seasonal dinners, as well as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Visit Lidia’s website for the Thanksgiving menu and make your reservation online.
Cost: Adults are $75 and children are $16; there are also wine pairing options.
Reservations: Reservations are required, so call ahead at 816-221-3722 or visit Lidia’s website to reserve your family’s spot.
Buca Di Beppo:
310 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO
This year, they will be open for dine-in, catering, and takeout. To-go options start at $105.
Staying in or going out this Thanksgiving? Buca di Beppo has you covered! Buca Di Beppo offers an annual traditional Thanksgiving feast complete with all of the trimmings, so your family can dine together without the mess of cooking.
Buca di Beppo Thanksgiving Feast To Go is available for pick-up and delivery on the following dates and times:
COLD Pick up / Delivery:
November 20th–23rd, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
HOT Pickup / Delivery:
November 22nd- 23rd 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd. You must make reservations (link below). Enjoy a relaxing traditional Thanksgiving meal with your selection from their a la carte menu of Italian favorites, all served family style. You can choose Caesar or Mixed Greens Salad, then feast on your choice of pasta, including Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Penne alla Vodka. Sliced white meat roasted turkey, homestyle gravy, and all the trimmings You do not want to miss their roasted garlic-mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. It’s the whole package!
Reservations: You can make your reservations online at the Buca di Beppo website
Pasta Per Favore
3102 S. 24th St., Kansas City, KS
Now taking orders for Thanksgiving dinner to go. Due to limited staffing, they will only be taking limited Thanksgiving orders! Please order early, they will sell out!
Cost: $149.99 feeds 4-6 people, call 913.218.0026.
Reservations: HERE for your Thanksgiving dinner to go
700 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO
Cost: Adults $50, Children $20
Eddie V’s is serving a full traditional Thanksgiving meal followed by delicious pumpkin pie!
Reservations: Reservations fill up very quickly and can be made online through Eddie V’s website.
4740 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, MO
Celebrate at the Capital Grille for Thanksgiving dinner where their regular dining menu will be served in addition to their Executive Chef’s take on Thanksgiving dinner.
Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds, and Cranberry-Pear Chutney
Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, Pecan-Crusted Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey*
Cost: adults $55, children $20, or a full dinner menu is available.
Reservations: Make your reservation online at the Capital Grille website but do it quickly; they run out of room FAST.
Fogo de Chao:
222 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO
Fogo de Chao will be open on Thanksgiving and will be serving their menu at dinner prices all day. They will also be serving a handful of Thanksgiving-themed items, such as carved turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, Brazilian sausage stuffing, and Cranberry Au Jus.
This Thanksgiving holiday season celebrate with Fogo’s Thanksgiving Package To-Go. This features roasted turkey au jus, tasty Brazilian holiday sides, Pão de Queijo, and Fogo’s decadent cocoa fudge brownies. Generously serves six. Fire roastedFire-roasted and ready to reheat.
Available for pick-up or delivery.
Reservations: Make your reservation to dine between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to take advantage of Thanksgiving hours. Reservations can be made online at the Fogo de Chao website.
88 at the Elms:
Head on over to the Elms Hotel and Spa for Thanksgiving Day Brunch on November 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.!
Pricing: Adults are $60, seniors are $54, children ages 6-12 are $30, and 5 and under are complimentary.
Reservations: Call 816-630-5500 to make your reservation.
All KC locations
The Applebee locations around KC will be open on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day!
Open Thanksgiving Day at both locations from 11AM-6PM
Choose from their Italian menu or get the Thanksgiving meal for $36.50 per person that includes:
– Roast Turkey
– Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
– Classic Stuffing
– Italian Green Beans
– Cranberry Sauce
– House Salad
– Italian Bread and Butter
– A slice of apple or pumpkin pie
Reserve your table today. They are also offering carry out:
– Thanksgiving Meal for Two ($48.50) or Four ($97), featuring all our dine-in feast items.
– Add a Whole Apple or Pumpkin Pie for $20 to complete your meal. Place your order by 11/18/2023. For online orders, remember to choose the 11/23/2023 pickup date. For groups larger than 20, please call us directly.
Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
Looking to find a great option to pick up Thanksgiving dinner this year? There are plenty of Kansas City restaurants where you can order and pick up Thanksgiving dinner.
Want to keep the take-out part a secret? Don’t worry – we won’t tell anyone you didn’t make it all yourself.
Five locations in the metro.
Pre-Order Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go from Cracker Barrel
They have everything you need to make this Thanksgiving truly yummy. With their Heat n’ Serve Feast or Family Dinner, you will have a complete Thanksgiving meal to-go that’s ready to serve in 2 hours. They have several options so you can find just the right size for family and friends gathering. Or build your own from their a la carte menu. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time creating memories with your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Pick Up Early & Get a Free Bonus Card* Get a $10 Bonus Card with a Heat n’ Serve Feast or a $5 Bonus Card with a Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner. Look for that option on their website or ask about it when you call.
Pre-Order Thanksgiving dinner now on the Cracker Barrel website.
8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS
You can order prepared Thanksgiving dinners for the entire family!
Stroud’s Overland Park has options for pickup on November 22nd or 23rd. They even have their buffet on November 23rd.
Let Stroud’s handle the cooking this Thanksgiving. Pick up this package cold with reheating instructions for Thanksgiving Day.
Includes oven-baked ham, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Stroud’s stuffing, green beans, corn, cranberry fruit salad, and of course their world-famous cinnamon rolls. No substitutions. Serves 5 people. Starting at Only $99.00
Meals are customizable and yummy! ORDER EARLY and choose your time slot for pickup.
Find Thanksgiving side dish details online at Stroud’s website.
340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112
Pick up your Thanksgiving meal and eat it at home. Order Thanksgiving to go warm & serve Thanksgiving dinner that feeds 4 to 6 people online. All you have to do is pick it up and enjoy it!
24 pre-orders are required, so be sure to save your order. You can pick it up on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but there will be no option to pick it up on Thanksgiving.
Multiple Kansas City metro area locations
You can order Thanksgiving dinner to go via their website. Select an option to serve 4, or up to 20 guests. You can choose from turkey, ham, or prime rib dinners, with as many choices of sides as you need to feed your party. They have a la carte options, or complete meal packages. Thanksgiving meals to go are available for any budget and order details can be found on the Hyvee website.
Al la carte offerings can be added to the package meals to make it completely customizable for your needs.
Get even more bang for your buck with Hyvee’s affordable turkey, ham, or prime rib Thanksgiving meals to go. Although, their 4-person meal only comes with “one small-size of mashed potatoes” which would not be something I’m prepared to share with others.
1307 W. 79th St. KC, MO 66227
McGonigle’s is partnering with Farway Meat Market for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner! Offering a healthier option with turkeys that are minimally processed with no additives or preservatives added at the time of processing. You can order a whole turkey, sliced turkey or even order the entire meal with all the trimmings!
Order just the meat OR a fully prepared meal, including all the fixins…
Meals can be prepared for anywhere from 4-16 people based on the options that you choose. Grab more details online at the market’s website. You’ll get a take-out Thanksgiving dinner ready and packaged for reheating at home.
Cost: starts at $79.99
Multiple Kansas City area restaurant locations
You can order Thanksgiving dinner online and choose from three different feasts turkey, ham, or turkey and ham. So, there is a good Thanksgiving takeout option for everyone’s taste buds.
Thanksgiving dinner serves 4-8 people and comes with a few traditional sides. Ordering options and prices are based on location. Grab details online at the Bob Evans website.
10326 Stateline Rd, Leawood KS 66209
Home of the smoked turkey. This place always has a line wrapped around the parking lot the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, so you know it’s good. Grab details for your Thanksgiving meats to go and place your order by visiting the Fritz Meats website online. You can order a variety of turkey options or ham. They will even SHIP it to you!
Fritz’s is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, but you can order prepared Thanksgiving dinners (smoked turkey or ham) beforehand. This is sure to be one delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
6947 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
This isn’t your grandmother’s prepared Thanksgiving dinner (no offense, grannies). This place is packing up dishes even Martha Stewart would salivate over. Creamy butternut squash with Hazelnuts and Sage, anyone?
Take a look at their mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinners to-go menu and order online through the French Market website. (update: the prepared Thanksgiving dinner menu will be released the 1st week of Nov. so look for updates online)
Order must be completed by November 18th at 6 pm. Then, pick it up Tuesday or Wednesday.
Multiple Kansas City Metro Area Locations
Boar’s Head Turkey (or Ham), traditional sides, rolls, and a Tippin’s pie to boot, starting at just $49. Grab full details online through the Hen House website and be sure to get your order form in early so you don’t miss out.
Check out the full menus on their website – there are TONS of options to make it easy to grab a yummy Thanksgiving meal to go!
310 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO
Order Thanksgiving dinner to go pre Orders. Grab full details on prepared meals on the Bucca di Beppo website.
Multiple Kansas City area locations
For those looking for a healthier option, Sprouts has a natural turkey dinner with sides like creamed Kale & Spinach for 6-8. There’s more flexibility with this Thanksgiving to-go option, so if you’re a busy family this is perfect.
There are many different options for Thanksgiving meals to go, so order yours soon!
A little something to please everyone on this menu, including your vegan cousin Fred— like vegan pumpkin pie and Rutabaga-Potato Mash.
Order Thanksgiving meals to-go online now and schedule your pick-up. Find more details about how to order Thanksgiving dinner online at the Whole Foods website.
Keep an eye out for other options that pop up during the next couple of weeks, and be sure to get your reservations in early! We’re constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest info about places to go for Thanksgiving dinner in and around KC.
No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, we hope you have a happy one! We’re all looking forward to some holiday fun together with friends and family!
We’ve got full details for you on everything you can expect during the month of December right here on the iFamilyKC blog. Whatever you decide to do, remember to take time to spend with your family.
Bookmark our Guide to November events, and Where to See Santa, in order to make sure you don’t miss the events that require tickets. Some of the events are already selling out. We cover family fun all the way through Thanksgiving Weekend!
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