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. 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. 

Order Your 2020 Thanksgiving Takeout

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. 

Colada Shop

Can’t wait for Thanksgiving day to enjoy your favorite holiday dishes? Starting November 9th, both Colada Shop locations (14th Street and The Wharf) are offering pick up and delivery options for holiday pies and a Friendsgiving pack. Choose from two pies to enjoy any time during the month: Pecan and Havana Coffee Pie or Pumpkin Dulche de Leche ($29 each). Or check out their Friendsgiving package for $120 including 4 sandwiches, 8 empanadas, 12 croquetas, plantain chips & squash dip, and choice of seasonal pie. This package will be updated after Thanksgiving for the winter holiday season. 

The Wharf location also offers Sunday Chicken Dinners for $68 – you don’t have to wait until November 9! Pick up or get this dinner delivered on any Sunday. It includes a whole chicken, cilantro rice and Cuban black beans, Yucca fires with cilantro aioli, heart of palm salad, and key lime pie. 

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 

The Shell Shack

The Shell Shack offers a customizable Thanksgiving feast so you don’t have to stick to just turkey! Build a meal for 6-8 people ($280) including 2 starters, 1 entrée, 3 sides, 1 dessert, and 6 drinks. Entrée choices include Jamaican jerk turkey, old-fashioned slow roasted turkey, or bourbon based salmon stuffed with curry crab meat. Choose from sides including mac & cheese (with or without lobster), corn bread and herb stuffing, curried crab stuffed plantains, and mashed potatoes. You can also order most items a la carte. 

Pre-order by November 19th for pickup by November 25th. Orders received after the 19th will incur a service charge. Find them just over the DC border in Brentwood, MD.

The Smith

The Smith has endless options for your Thanksgiving feast! Order a feast for 2, 4, or 8 people ranging from $120 to $480. Choose from turkey breast or turkey pot pie plus butternut squash soup, apple and goat cheese salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, cranberry orange jam, and rolls, apple pie, and toffee pudding. 

Don’t want the packaged deal? Order everything you want a la carte and check out the Hors D’oeuvres sampler for 4 or 8 people. Get your orders in for pick up on Wednesday, November 25-26 at the U Street or Downtown location. 

Unconventional Diner

Unconventional Diner near the Convention Center has an affordable Thanksgiving feast for 2, 4, or 6 people ($60-$160). 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. Wine is also available to add on.  Call to pre-order before Monday, November 23 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 for 2-3 people (ranging from $10 to $24) including sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. Complete the meal with turkey breast, legs, or the whole bird ($115)! Wine packages and high end pie are also available. Pre-order until November 13 for pick up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. 

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.

You can also order pies separately from the Thanksgiving meal take-out from The Smith and Colada Shop (above). 

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