Thanksgiving in Dallas 2009

Let's face it, Thanksgiving can be a little stressful; there are just too many things that can go wrong after that turkey crosses the threshold. We'd rather let the experts whip up the stuffing and pumpkin pie so we've picked out a few places that will let you gobble gobble without all the holiday drama. Here, find Dallas restaurants that will be open on Thanskgiving Day, catered options for takeout turkeys and gourmet stores for all the fixins'.

Updated: October 21, 2009

Open Restaurants

Landmark At The Melrose Hotel

3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

The historic landmark hotel on Oak Lawn Avenue offers another quaint Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 26. From 11am to 2pm a beautiful brunch will be served for $55 a person, which is a whole lot cheaper than a burnt turkey dinner at home.

The French Room

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202

The Adolfus will make your Thanksgiving special this year at its lavish restaurant perched atop the downtown hotel. A three-course American meal prepared with classic French cooking techniques brings an international flair to this traditional fare.


4503 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

This restaurant which specializes in home cooking serves Thanksgiving dinner on the Nov. 25 and Nov. 27 and packages easy to-go meals for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. Regardless whether you dine or take out the Cajun fried turkey breast and cornbread stuffing with sausage will garner many thanks.

Takeout Turkeys

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

4610 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206

Just minutes before the hungry crowd arrives you can head to this revered Dallas barbecue joint for a Virginia style ham, a tender turkey and all the fixins'. Pick up some spicy hot links or a brisket if you want to go rogue but regardless ensure to grab some mac n cheese.

Eatzi's Market & Bakery

3403 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219

Most Dallasites run to this haven on Oak Lawn for premade dinners where it's easy to disguise them as your own. So head to this European style market for Thanksgiving this year, that gourmet turkey and applause winning stuffing will be ready without the holiday drama or mess.

Two Sisters Catering To Go

2633 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75226

A quick and easy stop can be made at this Gaston Avenue catering shop for a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. A dinner of rosemary sage roasted turkey breast, roasted garlic Yukon potatoes, French green beans, wild rice mushroom dressing, herb baked rolls, cranberry-orange chutney and pumpkin pie for six to eight adults will gobble up $145.

Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen

6130 Luther Ln, Dallas, TX 75225

Iron Chef America winner Kent Rathbun has sweet potatoes, grits, turkey and more waiting for the family with high culinary expectations and no time to cook. Place your order at this Preston Center restaurant and the feel like a champion on Thanksgiving this year.