- Kristina Rowe, Dallas Observer

On our race to Christmas, we need to allow at least a pit stop for Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to give thanks, charge up or veg out over a long weekend and, at the very least, enjoy a fabulous meal. If you live in Dallas, the options are plentiful. This list hits the high notes with 20 options for dining in on Thanksgiving Day.

Many of the restaurants listed are also offering takeout, and we’ll have another list of those options soon.


The Capital Grille
500 Crescent Court (Uptown), 7300 Dallas Parkway (The Shops at Legacy, Plano) and an additional location in Fort Worth

Capital Grille will serve their full dining menu as well as a Thanksgiving plate ($43 for adults, $15 for children) with slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds and a cranberry-pear chutney. The meal will also include Sam’s mashed potatoes for the table and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Visit the website to make reservations at your preferred location or to order Thanksgiving sides to serve your family at home.


The Crescent Club at Crescent Court
200 Crescent Court #17 (Uptown)

Head to The Crescent for brunch from 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. and enjoy an upscale buffet ($125 per person, $60 for kids 12 and under) with hot and cold items, from snow crab claws and shucked oysters to herb-roasted prime rib and Thanksgiving classics like turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole and pecan pie. As if that’s not enough, there will also be a kids’ station and a dessert station. The restaurant will also offer a to-go meal that serves 8-10 people ($325 plus tax and a 10% service charge) to be picked up Tuesday or Wednesday. Visit the website or call Crescent Court at 214-953-4343 to learn more or make reservations.


2121 McKinney Ave. (Uptown)

Lunch and dinner seatings for a holiday meal are available at Fearing’s in The Ritz-Carlton. The three-course meal is priced at $135 ($85 for vegetarian meals and $45 for children under 12.) First-course highlights include roasted butternut squash soup, chicken fried Lockhart quail and more, while entrées include tangerine glazed all-natural turkey and lamb osso buco with orange gremolata. View the full menu and book reservations on Fearing’s website.


2401 McKinney Ave. (Uptown) with an additional location in Southlake

The dine-in option at Truluck’s is a Thanksgiving feast featuring turkey breast with Parmesan mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, broccoli and rice casserole, giblet gravy and cranberry apple compote. Start the meal with your choice of Caesar salad, Sonoma greens salad or Truluck’s beloved lobster bisque. Choose Southern pecan pie or pumpkin pie for dessert. Make reservations or check out the curbside meal offers for Thanksgiving on Truluck’s website.


2121 N. Pearl St., Suite 170 (Dallas Arts District)

On Thanksgiving Day, Yardbird will serve an a la carte menu, with herb-roasted turkey as the main dish. The entrée ($36) will be served with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry compote and giblet gravy. Shareable sides include melted leek potato gratin ($24), crispy Brussel sprouts ($10) sage and celery biscuit stuffing ($10) and more with spiced pumpkin pie ($15) for dessert.

Visit the Yardbird Dallas website for the full menu as well as to-go offerings for pickup from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.