Thanksgiving Take Out 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. And this year, Thanksgiving tables are looking a little smaller due to canceled travel and everyone’s best efforts to keep our loved on safe. But what if the Thanksgiving guest who makes the turkey isn’t going to be at your table this year? Or the guest who makes the most amazing pie? Or maybe just the idea of cooking a huge feast for your smaller group just seems too daunting this year. Well, many of our favorite restaurants are offering Thanksgiving take out in Washington, DC! Let the city’s best chefs do the cooking this year and bring a little cheer to your holiday table. 

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. 

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 2-4 people ($165) or 8 to 10 people ($275).  Pick up windows are available on Wednesday, November 25 and Thanksgiving Day. 

Hank's Oyster Bar

Serving both DC and Alexandria, Hank’s Oyster Bar is serving a turkey feast with your choice of sides.  Get a citrus and herb turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pumpkin strudel pie. Choose four sides from choices including macaroni and cheese, oyster stuffing, cornbread, brussel sprouts, and sweet potato casserole. Order a feast to serve 2-3 people for $120 or 6 people for $240. Pick up Wednesday night or Thursday morning or have it delivered for $15. Extra sides and wine can be also be added for an additional fee.  

Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill (near the White House) has Thanksgiving options for a big family or just for one! Serve a group of 6 to 8 people a turkey ($240) or ham feast ($180). Sides include cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes plus your choice of pie: apple, pecan, or pumpkin. You can also order a smaller version of the turkey ($32.99) or ham ($24.99) or one! Order a few for a group of 2-4. You can also add a $35 donation to your order to support food banks in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Get your orders in by noon on Sunday, November 22 for pick up on Thanksgiving Day. 


Lincoln, also near the White House, has flexible serving size options for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 people ranging from $75 to $335. You’ll enjoy a kale butternut squash salad, apple brined turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, stuffing, carrots, pomme puree, and apple pie bread putting. Get your orders in by 6 pm on November 24. 

Denizens Brewing Company

Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring has a slightly cheaper take out option for Thanksgiving for 2, 4, 6, or 8 people ranging from $50 to $170. You’ll enjoy a turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, tossed salad, Hawaiian rolls, pumpkin pie, and chocolate butterscotch cookies. Add your favorite Denizens beers or cocktails for an additional cost. Pre order though November 22 and pick up on Wednesday, November 25 

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 plus carrot cake. Find pecan pie and carrot cake at Sweet Crimes. For gluten-free options, check out Rise Bakery for pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie plus carrot cake.

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