Cooking up a classic Thanksgiving dinner for the family isn’t always much of a holiday for the cook.
Here’s a list of Kansas City restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day 2020, if you’d prefer to take some of the stress out of your holiday meal preparation. Most offer a dine-in option on Thanksgiving Day. Others offer Thanksgiving meals to go or ala carte items (side dishes, pies, fresh-baked breads, etc.) for purchase. Several places are offering both.
Click the links and read carefully. Many require or strongly recommend reservations. Places fill up fast so don’t delay. The same is true if you’re ordering a to-go Thanksgiving feast.
Be aware that every place on this list doesn’t follow our usual “on the cheap” approach. Some are definitely splurges, but they’ll free up your time and energy for more fun with your family.
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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City 2020
These Kansas City restaurants are open and serving dinner on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. Some of these restaurants, even upscale ones, are also offering take home meals for Thanksgiving. Scroll down because we have a separate section below that includes those Kansas City businesses just offering to-go Thanksgiving meals you can heat and eat at home.
Happy Thanksgiving Kansas City!
Bob Evans: The chain is taking the stress out of Thanksgiving dinner. Locations nationwide are open on Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for dining. Special meals and breakfast favorites are available all day for dine-in, delivery or curbside pickup. If you want to eat at home, Bob Evans is offering Thanksgiving meals to-go with options, including one that serves as many as 12 people. Some are served hot, others are packed cold and you warm them up in the oven at home. Individual pies and fresh-baked breads are also available if you need a potluck dish or a little something to complement your own feast.
Boston Market: There are several ways to put something delicious on the table this holiday season. Boston Market is open on Thanksgiving Day for a traditional, delicious, hot plated dinner. You can also pick up a complete, fully-cooked meal that is chilled for you to heat up at home when you’re ready to eat. Pre-made whole pies and fully cooked side dishes are also sold individually.
Bristol Seafood: Bristol Seafood +Steak + Social restaurants in Leawood and the Power & Light District are open for dine-in on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Choose a 3-plated Thanksgiving dinner or regular menu at either location. Reservations are strongly recommended. Adults pay $42, kids 12 and under eat for $21. You can also pre-order a Thanksgiving carryout kit complete with all the fixings. A kit feeding 4-6 people is $175. Pickup for carryout kits can be done Nov. 25 during normal business hour and between 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 26.
Buca di Beppo: Locations are open on Thanksgiving Day at 11 a.m. so make reservations if you’d like to dine in for a traditional Thanksgiving meal or regular Italian cuisine. You can also eat at home if you like. Just place an order in advance and you can have a traditional family style meal to pick up. Serve three for $68.99 or serve six for $138. These to-go feasts can be hot when you pick them up or cold so you do the warming in your own oven.
The Capital Grille: Alongside their full dinner menu, The Capital Grille is serving a special Thanksgiving menu in the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $43 for adults; $15 for kids. Dessert is $11. Reservations are highly recommended. For the first time, The Capital Grille will also offer sides to go you can serve at home.
Chaz on the Plaza: Chaz on the Plaza is offering a five-course Thanksgiving menu available for dine-in or carryout for $50 per person. Make reservations for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Carryout can be picked upon on Nov. 24-25.
Cracker Barrel: A Homestyle Turkey and Dressing meal is served for dining in at Cracker Barrel from 11 a.m. to close on Turkey Day. The meal includes turkey, gravy, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert.
Hot and Ready Thanksgiving meals for immediate dining at home are available serving 4-6 people. Or, choose a Heat and Serve Thanksgiving Meal. The Heat and Serve Meal can be stored in your refrigerator and baked at home. The meal goes from oven to table in two hours or less. The Heat and Serve meal can be sized to feed 4-6 or 8-10. Round out any meal for a little more with additional sides and whole pies.
Eddie Vs: Gather for a traditional dinner at Eddie V’s on Thanksgiving Day or pre-order a takeout meal you can serve at home. The traditional dine-in dinner cost is $43 for adults: $15 for kids; dessert is $12 extra. The full menu will also be available in the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving at Home has options for serving two people ($135-150 depending upon your choice of turkey or tenderloin) and four to six people ($235-$250).
Fogo de Chão: Fogo on the Country Club Plaza is open for dine-in from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. If you want to eat at home, Fogo will still cook for you. Their To-Go Package serves at least six and can be reheated at home.
Garrozzo’s: The downtown Kansas City and Overland Park Garrozzo’s restaurants are open for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The regular menu is available as well as a full turkey dinner for $29.95 per person (dessert included). The holiday feast is also available for curbside pickup and includes the Thanksgiving dine-in mneu packed in oven-ready containers to enjoy at home. Cost is $36 to feed 2 people, $72 to feed 4 people. Add whole apple or pumpkin pies for $20 each. Must pre-order.
Grand Street Cafe: Both Grand Street locations (Country Club Plaza and Lenexa City Center) are serving Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Dine-in is available with reservations only. Grand Street Cafe is serving from noon to 4 p.m. The three-course meal is $39.95 per person and there are shareable add-ons available. You can also pre-order a feast you create from a collection of ala carte items such as roasted turkey and gravy, salads, vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, and desserts. Orders must be in by Nov. 19.
Hereford House: Feast without the fuss! Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal dining in at Hereford House. Cost is $38 for adults, $19 for kids 12 and under. Or choose from the curbside menu ($165 feeds 4-6). Reservations are recommended and all pick up orders are due Nov. 24.
Houlihan’s: For guests who choose to dine in at Houlihan’s, the restaurant is accepting reservations for their plated turkey dinner that will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Pricing for adults is $21.95, kids $9.95. A reduced dinner menu will also be available on that day. Houlihan’s is also offering a Thanksgiving Family-Style Carryout Kit that feeds 4-6 people for $100. The last day to order the kit is Nov. 22. All three Houlihan restaurants in Kansas City (Overland Park, Leawood and Lee’s Summit) will be open and offer the kits.
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood: Opt for traditional Thanksgiving feast or enjoy your favorite J. Gilbert’s menu items from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 26. For the 3-course turkey dinner, adults are $42; Kids 12 and under are $21. Reservations are recommended. J. Gilbert’s is also offering family style carryout kits for $175 serving 4-6 people. Call to place an order and arrange for pick up on Nov. 25-26.
June’s Northland: There’s a traditional Thanksgiving feast on the table at June’s Northland in Leavenworth from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 26. The selection seems pretty diverse with traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce. There will also be fresh fruit, salad bar, shrimp cocktail, cakes, pies, pastries and more. Adults are $21.95, kids 9-12 are $11.95 and kids 3-8 are $9.95. To-go boxes are available – 3 boxes for $16.99. June’s is also offering pre-cooked turkeys and hams, as well as sides. These items need to be ordered by Nov. 24 and picked up on Thanksgiving Day.
Limitless Brewing: This Lenexa brewery is hosting a FREE Thanksgiving dinner in their taproom at 3 p.m. It’s open to the public. They’re providing the turkey and everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you already have dinner plans, maybe stop by the night before for some brews.
Maggianos: You can dine in at Maggianos on Nov. 26 and treat yourself to a family style dinner of traditional and Italian food items. Adults pay $39.99, Kids age 5-12 pay $17.99. Reservations are needed. The restaurant is also offering a carryout Thanksgiving package that feeds 4-5 people for $179.99.
McCormick & Schmick’s: All locations are open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Along with their regular dinner menu, they are serving a roasted turkey dinner with classic sides. Cost is $29.50 per person, $10 for kids. Individual Thanksgiving plates are also available for to-go service. M&S is also offering a pre-order to-go option that serves 4-6 people for $175. Orders must be placed by Nov. 23 to confirm availability.
Michael Forbes Bar & Grille: This Brookside restaurant will be open Nov. 26 and offering a Thanksgiving menu for delivery, carry out and dine-in from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meal cost is $21.90 per person and includes a starter, choice of entrée, three sides, rolls and dessert. Michael Forbes is also offering a complete family meal deal for $99 that serves 6-8 people. There are also ala carte meats, sides and desserts available to add to or round out your meal. All orders due by Nov. 22.
Mr. P’z Bar and Grill at Fireside BBQ: Pre-order a Thanksgiving dinner that’s ready for you to eat at home. A whole smoked turkey dinner with rolls and four sides is $85. They have options for adding more meat and additional sides for an additional cost.
Olathe’s Downtown Diner: Olathe’s Downtown Diner will be open Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also pre-order a take home meal for $79.99. Feed 8-12 people with a smoked or fried turkey dinner from Olathe’s Downtown Diner that comes with sides, rolls and dessert. Orders must be placed by Nov. 24.
Piropos: Piropos is open on Thanksgiving from noon to 8 p.m. and is serving their regular menu along with a couple of special 3-course menus. The traditional turkey dinner is $39 for adults, $19 for kids under 12. The Prime Rib option is $43 per person.
The Savoy: A pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu is available for dining in at The Savoy. Reservations are needed. You can also place an order for a dinner you eat at your own table. Prices for the take home option start at $95 for two people.
Seasons 52: All the favorites are prepared and ready to eat. Served all day. Adults are $29.95; Kids are $15. Reservations required. Seasonal cocktails recommended. New for this year from Seasons 52 is a warm and serve option you eat at home. For $150 this meal serves 4-6 people.
Silo Modern Farmhouse: Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day brunch at Silo Modern Farmhouse in Lenexa. They’re serving Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $38 for adults, $19 for kids 6-12 and those 5 and under eat for FREE. Reservations are required as seating is limited.
Stock Hill: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Stock Hill for lunch or dinner. The regular menu is available or opt for a three-course Thanksgiving feast for $40 per person. Reservations are highly recommended. Like many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City, Stock Hill has also added a Thanksgiving at Home option. Serve 4-6 guests with a complete meal pack for $200.
Stroud’s: Stroud’s in Overland Park has a dine-in Thanksgiving menu on Nov. 26. Enjoy starters of chicken noodle soup, salad, spicy hot chicken bites and then enjoy baked ham, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing, green beans and corn. Dessert, of course, is cinnamon rolls. Adults pay $21.99, kids pay $.99 cents plus their age. Call to make reservations. Besides the Thanksgiving menu, a limited menu or regular offers will be available.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: They’ve got a classic Thanksgiving feast on the menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, bread pudding, and more. The three-course prix-fixe dinner is $42 for adults and $20 for children, but you can also order off their full dinner menu if you prefer. Bring Sullivan’s home for Thanksgiving with their Thanksgiving Meal To-Go that feeds 5-10 people.
Summit Grill and Pearl Tavern KC: A special Thanksgiving dine-in menu will be available at the Gladstone, Lee’s Summit and Waldo locations on Thanksgiving Day. You can also pre-order a Thanksgiving meal to to – available at all three locations for $95 (feeds 4-5 people). They are also offering add-on ala carte items so you can be sure to have plenty of leftovers.
Third Street Social: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Third Street dine-in feast OR with a Thanksgiving Meal Pack To-Go! To-go meals are $95 for a feast that feeds 4-5 people. You can expand your eating options by adding on ala carte items.
Waffle House: Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can order from the regular menu.
YaYa’s Euro Bistro: Dine in for a traditional Thanksgiving plated lunch or dinner on Nov. 26. Adults pay $40, kids 12 and under are $14.95. A drink is included for kids only. YaYa’s also have Thanksgiving To Go Packages you can order in advance and pick up on Thanksgiving Day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For the To Go options, dinner for two is $80, dinner for four is $150. You can add an additional person to either for $40 more.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go 2020
All you have to do is set out the good china and warm up the oven when you have one of these Kansas City restaurants or grocery stores prepare your Thanksgiving meal.
BC Bistro: A family style Thanksgiving To Go package of traditional fixings, including dessert, is available from BC Bistro for $120 (feeds four people). Orders must be placed by Nov. 21.
Blue Moose – Lenexa: The Blue Moose in Lenexa is offering a Thanksgiving Carryout Family package that feeds five people for $89.99. You can have the traditional turkey and ham meal prepared a hot and ready to serve or pre-made and ready to go into your oven for warming. Must order in advance. Pickup is done on Nov. 25-26.
The Brass Onion: The team at The Brass Onion has Thanksgiving Meal Kits of turkey, ham and traditional sides you can enjoy at home. Kits serve six for $120 and 10 for $175. You can receive your meal hot and ready to serve or cold so you can warm it up in your own oven. They are also offering ala carte appetizers, additional sides and desserts for an additional cost. Orders need to be placed by noon on Nov. 20. Pick up can be done at one of three locations:
- The Brass Onion, 5501 W 135th, Overland Park, KS
- Brancato’s Catering, 5050 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS
- Harvey’s at Union Station, 30 W Pershing, Kansas City, MO
Broadmoor Bistro: The students of Broadmoor Bistro Center for Academic Achievement is running its Everything But the Turkey fundraiser for Thanksgiving. Choose from a variety of sides and desserts to round out your at-home holiday meal or allow you to contribute to a potluck. Items range in price from $8-$17. Order deadline is Nov. 23 at noon.
Carmen’s Cafe: If you feel like Italian instead of traditional turkey, try one of Carmen’s Italian Thanksgiving Family Dinners for $49.95. You’ll get an entrée, salad and Italian bread.
French Market: The Prairie Village-based restaurant is taking orders for Thanksgiving meals to go, including full dinners, desserts and ala carte sides. The full Thanksgiving dinner is $25 per person. Add extras ranging from $7 to $30. Orders due by 6 p.m. Nov. 23.
Golden Ox: How about a prime rib dinner for Thanksgiving? The Golden Ox is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go. Enjoy prime rib and au jus for 6-8 people at a cost of $199. Add sides, wine or cocktails for an additional cost. Orders due Nov. 23.
Hen House: This locally owned grocery store makes the holidays easier with pre-ordered ala carte meats, side dishes, Tippin’s pies, breads and rolls. They also have full heat-and-eat holiday dinners that start at $49 for two people and size up for larger groups.
HyVee: Whether you want help with individual sides and desserts or the full spread, HyVee has a way to lend a hand. Traditional turkey or ham dinners serving 2 people start at $29.99. Options go up from there and you can always spring for smoked meats or prime rib. The most economical option is one of the pasta party pack dinners starting at $64.99 for six people.
The Market: Get a fully cooked Thanksgiving meal from The Market in Prairie Village for $25 per person. Ala carte sides and desserts are available as well. Orders need to be placed by 6 p.m. Nov. 22.
Martin City Brewing Company: Purveyors of great beer and frequent happy hour specials, Martin City Brewing Company is offering prepared to-go traditional Thanksgiving meals. You just pick them up and reheat at home when you’re ready to eat. Feasts start at $119 and there is enough to feed 4-6 people. If you order more than one meal, save $10 per meal by using the code THANKS. Add an extra pie (pumpkin or apple) for $20 and craft beer six packs or a bottle of wine for $8 each.
You can pick up from the Martin City, Lee’s Summit or Mission Farms locations from noon to 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 22.
McGonigle’s BBQ and Fareway Meat Market: These two local businesses are teaming up to do the cooking with fully prepared Thanksgiving meal options. Prices differ based on whether you choose white meal only or a mix of white and dark. Feeding 4-8 cost $79.99 – $89.99; 8-12 cost $119.99 – $139.99; 12-16 cost $169.99 – $179.99. Each meal includes the following: Roasted Turkey, Herb Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Homestyle Green Beans, Homemade Gravy, Homemade Cranberry Walnut Relish, Rolls and Butter. Dessert is additional and there are other sides you can add onto your feast for an additional cost.
Ophelia’s Restaurant: Ophelia’s in Independence is offering Thanksgiving meal items to go. Mix and match the sides and appetizers you want to add to your own turkey. All pans feed 4-6 people. Choose from charcuterie boards, salads, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and more. Orders are due Nov. 20 for pick up on Nov. 25.
Price Chopper: Price Chopper will be offering pre-made Thanksgiving meals, with options of ham, turkey, prime rib and sides. Prices start at $29.99 to serve two and go up to $199.99 to serve 14-18. Desserts are extra and they’re offering full pies in lots of flavor from $7.99 to $12.99.
The Prospect KC Urban Eatery: Thanksgiving curbside meals are prepared by Shanita McaFee Bryant & Chef Brandon Winn and available for pickup at Strang Hall in downtown Overland Park. Feed 4 people for $80, 8 people for $160 (dessert included).
ProteinHouse (Overland Park): Spend more time celebrating, less time cooking with traditional Thanksgiving feast from ProteinHouse. A meal for 4 is $129.99, for 8 is $199.99 and for 12 is $269.99.
Scott’s Kitchen and Catering at Hangar 29: Scott’s is offering Thanksgiving meals through Nov. 25. Availability is limited and orders need to be placed in advance. You can choose individually boxed meals for $17 or a family style feast that feeds 8-10 for $140. Call 816-270-0505 or order online.
Snooze An A.M. Eatery: Because there’s no way you’re cooking breakfast and dinner on Thanksgiving, right? Snooze, is offering Thanksgiving brunch kits, available for pick-up at Snooze in Westport (4144 Broadway Boulevard) from Nov. 16-28. Both kits come with a main dish (Egg Casserole or Brioche French Toast Bake) along with a Fresh Fruit Salad, Mixed Greens Salad with tomatoes, parmesan, spiced pepitas and a Dijon citronette, and a pack of Snooze Tenderbelly Bacon. A la carte dishes will also be available for those who want to to their at-home Thanksgiving spread. All ingredients, recipe cards and directions for heating and baking are included within each meal kit.
Sprout’s Farmers Market Store: Make it a meal worth celebrating with one of five fully prepared holiday meals – just heat and serve. Choose from turkey, turkey breast, beef rib roast, ham or vegan holiday roast meals that come complete with sides. Servings range from two to eight with prices starting at $35.99. Sprout’s is accepting holiday pre-orders exclusively online. No orders will be taken in-store. Holiday meals are only available for in-store pickup (no delivery or curbside pickup).
Three Dog Bakery: Let Three Dog Bakery in Leawood make your dog’s Thanksgiving meal for just $20. Beast Feast includes: roasted turkey and mashed paw-tatoes, cheese please hound rounds, cranberry golden doodles, and Pup-Kin pie ala mode.
V.’s Italiano Ristorante: V’s in Independence isn’t able to offer their traditional Thanksgiving brunch but they are taking orders for Thanksgiving feasts for curbside pickup. Feed 4 people with turkey, sides and rolls for $80. Whole pies and rum cakes can be added for extra.
Whole Foods Market: Whole Foods stores in Kansas City, MO; Olathe and Overland Park, KS have full turkey or ham dinners to go. A turkey breast dinner for four starts at $69.99 and options go up from there. They also have a vegan dinner for two for $39.99. You can also opt for prepared meats, sides and bakery items if you don’t need help with the entire meal.
All holiday orders must be made at least 48 hours prior to pick-up time.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City 2019
Affare: Make Thanksgiving dinner an “Affare” to remember. They’re offering a special holiday menu from noon until 9 p.m. Cost: $65 for adults; $25 for kids 12 and under. Dessert is an additional $10 per person. Make reservations now. Alamo Drafthouse: There’s a $20 turkey dinner option available at Alamo Drafthouse on Thanksgiving. Denny’s: The chain has launched a new festive menu for the holiday season that’s available through the end of the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Dishes vary from around $8 to $18. Additionally, Denny’s is offering customers a Turkey and Dressing Dinner Pack as a carryout order. This dinner pack feeds up to six people and comes ready to heat and serve. Order online at Dennys.com at least 24 hours before your desired pickup time. Golden Corral: Offering an endless bounty in its Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes – stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can plan to go back for seconds or thirds. Or order and On-the-Go holiday meal. Call your nearest restaurant for holiday hours. Granite Brewery: A three course, family-style, all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving meal is being served at the Legends, Olathe and Zona Rose Granite Brewery restaurants. Cost is $26.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids 12 and under and FREE for kids under 6. You can come in to feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended. Gram & Dun: Regular menu and Thanksgiving specials are being served from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The bar is open all day and a late-night food menu begins at 9 p.m. Hogshead: Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The regular menu will be available with a turkey plate feature for $32. Reservations recommended. Intercontinental Hotel: You can savor Thanksgiving dinner from the Regional American Thanksgiving menu in the hotel’s Alameda Ballroom for $85 or enjoy American Slang’s modern Thanksgiving selections. Ignite Wood Fired Grill: Open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. serving an all-day Thanksgiving day buffet with appetizers followed by turkey, ham or prime rib carving stations, all the sides and dessert. Adults are $34.95 and kids are $12.95. Lidia’s: Serving a Thanksgiving Feast with a special menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $55 for adults: $18 for kids. Tavernonna: The Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $49; Kids (6-12) are $24; under 6 eat for FREE. A traditional plated meal will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $29. Reserve your places now. The Well: A Thanksgiving buffet with a carving station is being served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults feast for $29.99, kids do so for $14.99 and those 3 and under are FREE. If you can’t make it for dinner, don’t count The Well out of your Thanksgiving plans. They are also having a Thanksgiving Day Eve party with happy hour specials from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and live music starting at 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go 2019
Avenues Bistro: A Thanksgiving Meal At Home option is available for $169 (serves 8-10). Reserve right away, as there is a limited number of meals sold and they usually sell out.
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