Restaurant and Takeout for Thanksgiving in Austin

Football, the annual Turkey Trot and big savings on Black Friday are all our favorite things about the Thanksgiving holiday. Oh, who are we kidding? It's all about overdoing it on turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and the rest of the fixings. Here's a list of where to get your grub on with minimal effort--both takeout and dine-in in Austin on Thanksgiving. (Photo: Flickr user Iandavid)

Updated: October 23, 2011

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Austin


24 Diner

W 6th St & N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

You better believe chef Andrew Curren (whose culinary genius recently gained him a spot on "Top Chef") is going to whip up Thanksgiving Day specialties. For just $24, dine on a feast of brined and roasted turkey, turkey leg confit, glazed ham, cranberry sauce and sides that include his addictive mashed sweet potatoes. Curren adds just a touch of cream to them for an extra layer of indulgence, yum! Better yet, it's opened 24 hours allowing you to give thanks at any time of the day (or night) on this indulgent holiday. For more information, visit http://24diner.com/events/


3 Forks

111 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Steak may be in its name, but each year this downtown, comfortable yet upscale steakhouse rolls out a scrumptious four-course menu that is offered from 11am to 5pm. Choose from carved turkey or Chateaubriand. Would you expect anything less from a steakhouse? Pricing is $42.95 for adults, for more information, visit http://iiiforks.com/


Trace

200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

So dedicated to its farm-to-table approach, the downtown restaurant has its own forager. Dine on a special prix fixe three-course menu made from farm-fresh ingredients. Curried squash soup, duck confit, stuffed turkey and traditional pumpkin pie are just some of the choices. Dinner is served all day from 11:30am to 9pm for $49 adults and $19 for children under 12. For more information, visit http://www.traceaustin.com/


Travaasa-Austin

13500 Farm To Market Road 2769, Austin, TX 78726

Spend the holiday at this lakeside retreat located just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin. The destination hotel is open to the public from 1pm to 5pm with a special prix fixe $55 menu for adults and children above the age of 16 only. Dine on upscale holiday fixings with a twist such as butternut squash risotto, sage and sourdough stuffing and Texas bourbon pecan pie. For more information, visit http://travaasa.com/austin/


Takeout in Austin for Thanksgiving


Dagar's Catering

834 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758

Let Dagar's bring the holiday to you. For Thanksgiving--and for just $13.95 per person--the company prepares and brings traditional favorites such as green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, candied yams and, of course, pumpkin and pecan pie. Also provided are table settings and service to boot. For more information, visit http://www.dagarscatering.com/


Whole Foods Market

525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

The (seemingly) mile-long prepared food case entices this time of year with traditional and creative seasonal sides, turkey and meats. Prices are by the pound. Skip the hours in the kitchen and visit the landmark store located in downtown Austin. For more information, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/


Portabla

1200 W Sixth St, Austin, TX 78703

This Clarksville neighborhood gem has been turning out simple, yet scrumptious sandwiches, sides and entrees for years. Let the restaurant do the menu planning with either its carry out or catering services this Thanksgiving. For more information, visit http://www.portabla.com/