Thanksgiving Takeout in Washington, DC

One of my tried and true Thanksgiving traditions is making sure I don’t have to cook the turkey. Many friends and family members have tried to teach me but honestly, it’s a lot of work especially when I just want to load up on sides. This year, in-person dining for Thanksgiving is back or you can still enjoy your favorites at home. Let some of DC’s best chefs set your table this year. 

And while you’re here, if you are in a position to give this holiday season, please consider giving to food banks and gift drives around the city. 

In-Person Dining Thanksgiving 2021


Join Lincoln, located near the White House, on Thanksgiving Day from 12 to 8 pm. $60/person gets you an all-you-can handle carving station with turkey, short rib, and salmon. Plus enjoy a first course plus bottomless side. Each person also gets 1 choice of dessert. Drinks and gratuity are extra. 

Tony and Joe's

Tony and Joe’s in Georgetown invites you to feast by the water on Thanksgiving Day. For $60/person ($25 for children under 12), enjoy a choice of starter, carving station, family-style sides, and choice of dessert. The carving station includes turkey, salmon, ham, and roast beef. Sides include apple and sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and more. Reservations are highly recommended. 

The Smith

The Smith has your Thanksgiving feast covered. For $65/person, enjoy a three-course meal with a starter, meat (turkey pot pie, drum sticks, or turkey breast), and dessert. Classic sides like stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, and brussel sprouts are included. Still hungry? Add on oysters and seafood platters for an additional fee. Reservations highly recommended. 

Order Take-Out Thanksgiving 2021

Hill Country BBQ

Hill Country BBQ near The Archives is offering two Thanksgiving feast options for pick up. Both meals are served cold but fully cooked and will include reheat instructions. You’ll get a turkey, cornbread, several sides, and a pumpkin pie. The larger option also includes an apple pie. Order a feast for 3-6 people ($165) or 8 to 10 people ($275). Meat, sides, and 9-inch pies are also available a la carte. Pick up windows are available on Wednesday, November 24 and Thanksgiving Day. 

Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank’s Oyster Bar is serving a turkey feast with your choice of sides from their locations in Old Town, Dupont, and The Wharf.  Get a citrus and herb turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, brussel sprouts, and more. Add ons are also available. Order a feast to serve 4 people for $160 or 6 people for $240. Pick up Wednesday afternoon. 

Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill (near the White House) has Thanksgiving options for a family or just for one! Serve a group of 4 people a turkey ($160) or ham feast ($120). Enjoy with various sides plus your choice of pie: apple, pecan, or pumpkin. You can also order a single serving of the turkey meal ($40) or ham meal ($29) or one! Get your orders before 5 pm on Sunday, November 21 for pickup on Wednesday. The food is served cold with reheating instructions.


Lincoln, also near the White House, has flexible serving size options for 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 people ranging from $50 to $400. You’ll enjoy wild mushroom salad, maple brined turkey with stuffing, carrots, potatoes, rolls, and apple crisp. Get your orders in and pick up on Thanksgiving Day. 

Unconventional Diner

Unconventional Diner near the Convention Center has an affordable Thanksgiving feast for 2, 4, or 6 people ($80-$210). You’ll find chestnut soup, roasted turkey, gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread muffins, mushroom-sage stuffing, Brussel sprouts, red skin mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie with whipped mascarpone. Add ons are also available.  Call to pre-order for pick up Thanksgiving Day. 

Tail Up Goat

Tail Up Goat, a Michelin Star restaurant in Adams Morgan, is serving an a la carte-style Thanksgiving dinner. Order sides and meats for 2 including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, sourdough, and pies. Order ahead for pick up on Wednesday, November 24. 

We're Just Here for the Pie

Sometimes the best part about Thanksgiving is the dessert. Find pies at several bakeries around DC all season long. Baked and Wired offers high-end apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies. Or try Colada Shop – order a 9-inch Pumpkin Dulce de Leche or Coffee Pecan pie for pick up on November 23-24. For gluten-free options, check out Rise Bakery for pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie. 

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