Thanksgiving Dine-In & Takeout in Washington, DC

One of my tried and true Thanksgiving traditions is making sure I don’t have to cook the turkey. It’s a lot of work! Especially when some of the best parts of the meal are the sides and the pie. If Thanksgiving dinner is a daunting task fo you too, consider leaving it up DC’s best chefs instead. This year, in-person dining for Thanksgiving is back or you can still enjoy your favorites at home.

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. 

Lincoln

Join Lincoln, located near the White House, on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 to 6:30 pm. $68/person ($30/children under 12) gets you an all-you-can handle carving station with turkey, short rib, and salmon. Plus, enjoy a first course and dessert. Drinks and gratuities are extra. 

Tony and Joe's

Tony and Joe’s in Georgetown invites you to feast by the water on Thanksgiving Day. For $50/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 Point

The Point in Buzzard Point, a sister restaurant of Tony and Joe’s offers the same menu for Thanksgiving. The Point offers a slightly smaller indoor space with a smooth transition to a deck overlooking the water. Plus, you are close to Navy Yard for an after dinner walk. 

The Smith

The Smith has your Thanksgiving feast covered. For $68/person, enjoy a three-course meal with a starter, meat (turkey pot pie, drumsticks, turkey breast, salmon, or short rib), 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 are highly recommended. 

Al Dente

Al Dente near American University has an inexpensive Thanksgiving menu for $40 per person. This three-course meal includes an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. Choose from a turkey dinner or a pasta dish. Keep them in mind for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve too. 

Mi Vida

Mi Vida will be open on Thanksgiving Day offering its regular menu plus a few holiday specials. If you are looking for something a little different from the traditional turkey dinner, this is a great stop to try something different. Both locations (The Wharf and 14th Street) will be open on Thanksgiving. Take-out options are also available. 

Succotash

Succotash is offering Thanksgiving dinner at both locations in Penn Quarter and National Harbor. Enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving classic dishes like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. $65 per adult and $32.50 for children under 12. Succotash can also provide vegetarian options. 

Blue Duck Tavern

Go all out at Blue Duck Tavern in West End with a Thanksgiving feast! Choose three courses: an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert plus sides for the table. Options include turkey, prime rib, halibut, and mushrooms. $145 per adult and $55 per child under 12. Reservations required and must be canceled 14 days in advanced for a full refund. 

Order Take-Out Thanksgiving 2022

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 4-6 people ($180) or 8 to 10 people ($300). Meat, sides, and 9-inch pies are also available a la carte. Pick up windows are available on Wednesday, November 24. 

Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers is offering a heat-and-eat Thanksgiving menu at all of its locations in Reston, Tyson’s Corner, and Potomac. You can also order from Farmers and Distillers or Farmers Fishers Bakers in DC. Order a complete meal for 4 with a choice of ham, turkey, prime rib, salmon, or a veggie loaf. Prices range from $150 – $220 for the entire meal. All meals come with classic sides plus a choice of rolls and a pie. 

Prefer to build your own meal or need a side dish to bring to grandma’s house? Order a la carte bread, side dishes, pies, and even breakfast!

Hank's Oyster Bar

Hank’s Oyster Bar is serving a turkey feast with your choice of sides from their locations in Old Town Alexandria or Dupont.  Get a turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, brussel sprouts, and more. Add-ons like oysters, lobster bisque, and clam chowder are also available. Order a feast to serve 4 people for $180. Pick up Wednesday afternoon. Orders must be in by Friday, November 18. 

Old Ebbitt Grill

2022 TBD. Last year: 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.

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