Plano was just ranked the 7th Best City for Thanksgiving by WalletHub! Make this Thanksgiving special with family and friends and enjoy your time together. Take the stress away and let these Plano restaurants do the preparing for you, as many restaurants are providing delicious dine-in and take-home meal offerings this Thanksgiving. There are also some great Thanksgiving events not to be missed.
THANKSGIVING DINE IN BRUNCH BUFFET
Blue Mesa’s signature brunch is dressed up for Thanksgiving from 9am – 4pm with Latin roasted turkey marinated in a 13-spice rub with a hint of citrus, cranberry-jalapeño relish, southwest stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, and a variety of pies. All that in addition to the traditional street taco bar, omelet station, waffles, brisket, red chile salmon, and more! Price includes mimosas, coffee, tea, orange juice and soft drinks. Price: $30 per person; $10 for kids ages 6-11 years old; age 5 and younger eat for free. Reservations are recommended.
THANKSGIVING FAMILY PACK TO-GO
Latin roasted turkey marinated in a 13-spice rub with a hint of citrus, cranberry-jalapeño relish, southwest stuffing, turkey gravy, cheese enchiladas with 3-chile sauce, redskin mashed potatoes, garlic basil green beans, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, sweet corn cake, mandarin-roasted pepper salad with citrus vinaigrette and chile pecans, dinner rolls, and a choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie. Includes chips and salsa. Pick up your heat and serve meal or get it delivered (limited area) on Tuesday or Wednesday (11/22 or 11/23). Price: $175 serves 6 people. To order, click on ORDER TO GO at bluemesagrill.com.
Bring the family for a 3 course Thanksgiving tradition at CRÚ! With a steaming basket of fresh baked bread for the table, each guest can choose their own favorites for each of the three courses ensuring a happy and satiated family. The chefs at CRÚ have worked hard to create a fall-inspired menu that surpasses last year’s and still commemorates Thanksgiving using peak seasonal ingredients. CRÚ has started a tradition of welcoming guests with a glass of Angry Orchard Rosé Cider (adults age 21+ only). Made with rare, red flesh apples from France called “Amour Rouge”, each apple lends its crisp, juicy, rosy blush which results in a delicate floral aroma and refreshing dry finish. It’s the perfect start to a celebratory meal. Save yourself the stress and headache of preparing a
lavish Thanksgiving meal and let CRÚ take care of dinner. Kids 12 and under eat for half price.
Make your reservations early. Begin with our Chef’s Amuse of Butternut Squash & Burrata Bruschetta. Indulge in our Lobster & Saffron Risotto, Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli, as starters, Roasted Turkey Breast with all the fixings as an entrée and Pumpkin Cheesecake or Chocolate Molten Cake for dessert.
Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving brunch at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center from 10:30am – 2pm with complimentary Champagne and mimosas. There will be entertainment by Vic Duncan, plus complimentary valet and self parking. On the menu: made to order omelets, apple smoked bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh baked breakfast pastries, a waffle station, eggs benedict, Mediterranean salads and a build your own salad bar, tiger shrimp cocktails, homemade crab cakes, mesquite smoked salmon station, oven-roasted turkey, turducken, prime rib, traditional southern stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. Top it all off with double-decker apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, bread pudding, and assorted chocolate truffles. Per person costs: adults 13+ $69, seniors 65+ $56, children 6-12 $29, and children 5 and under are free (tax and service charge not included). For reservations, please call 972-473-6444 or email.
DAQs is hosting a Friendsgiving event on Sunday, November 20 from 4pm-7pm featuring stuffed turkey legs and a complimentary mimosa flight of 6 mimosas with a reservation from 6 or more.
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream will feature pumpkin ice cream cakes for pick up.
Holy Grail Pub
Enjoy Thanksgiving at home or on the go with a ready-to-eat family sized feast from the Holy Grail Pub. Featuring a hickory smoked turkey and all the sides. Order by Monday, November 21 for pickup on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. $129 per package (feeds ~6). To Order: firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-377-6633.
- Hickory Smoked Turkey (~14 lbs)
- Truffle Mashed Potatoes
- Mixed Greens Garden Salad
- Grand Marnier Cranberry Confit
- Brown Butter Sage Gravy
- Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread
HTeaO Thanksgiving gallon pre-orders start NOW. Get 4 gallons of tea for $19.99 when you pre-order by phone or in store. Pre-ordering ends on the 20th.
Lockhart Smokehouse is smokin’ this Thanksgiving with family-style portions to celebrate the holiday at home. From the smokehouse enjoy fully smoked hams, turkeys, briskets and prime rib served along side green bean casseroles, mac and cheese and s’mores bread pudding and peach cobbler for dessert ($38-$215).
Meals will be served cold and vacuum sealed with instructions for reheating. Side dishes will be in aluminum half pans. Hams, prime rib, savory sides and decadent desserts feed 6-8 family and friends.
Deadline to order is November 18 for pick-up between 11am-5pm on November 22 and 23.
Specializing in central Texas-style BBQ, Lockhart Smokehouse has deep roots in the namesake town with a family heritage connected to the legendary Kreuz Market. Since opening in 2011, Lockhart Smokehouse has received numerous accolades under the direction of co-owners Jill and Jeff Bergus.
Every year, Mendocino Farms at Legacy West brings back Thanksgiving in a sandwich with their November to Remember promotion. For the entire month of November, enjoy a warm carved turkey sandwich stacked with house-made mushroom-turkey-sausage stuffing, spicy cranberry chutney, Havarti cheese, herb aioli, and shredded romaine on toasted cranberry walnut wheat bread. Mendocino Farms will donate $0.25 from every November to Remember sandwich sold to No Kid Hungry. Guests can add a donation to No Kid Hungry when they order through the app and Mendocino Farms will match all donations on Giving Tuesday, November 29.
Mignon is offering two fabulous menus this Thanksgiving, a traditional Thanksgiving menu and a non-traditional menu. If you’re looking for a traditional meal, enjoy Mignon’s traditional three course meal featuring: Boston bibb salad or butternut squash soup, turkey breast with stuffing, sweet potato, and French green beans, and either pumpkin cheese cake or apple pie a la mode. This offering is $59.95 per person.
Mignon’s non-traditional menu is $89.95 per person and provides the following options for starters: Boston bibb salad, hearts of romaine salad, or lobster bisque soup. Entrée choices include: pan roasted Chilean sea bass, pan roasted Atlantic salmon, 8oz. filet mignon, 16 oz. prime boneless ribeye, pan roasted chicken, and 16 oz. mint crusted rack of lamb. Dessert options include: pumpkin cheese cake and apple pie a la mode.
Have yourself a stress-free Thanksgiving this year and go to your favorite neighborhood restaurant. Princi Italia will be open and serving friends and family on Thanksgiving day in a limited capacity. Princi Italia’s chefs have been hard at work in the kitchens envisioning classic Thanksgiving dishes with an Italian twist that will please the high standards of Princi Italia’s loyal following. Enjoy an artisanal bread basket at the table and an extensive professionally executed menu that gives everyone options which will satisfy the whole family. The best part is, you enjoy mingling with loved ones and avoid the dirty work! Also, kids 12 and under are half-priced. Make your reservations early. Princi Italia is offering a 3-course menu which include both butternut squash bisque and lobster risotto as starters, roasted turkey breast with all the fixings as an entrée, and pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate bourbon pecan pie for dessert.
Order their complete warm-and-serve Thanksgiving dinner to serve a family of 4-6 people for $195. Pick up on Wednesday, November 23, store the prepared dinner in your refrigerator and simply reheat on Thanksgiving in less than an hour to enjoy. Each Thanksgiving dinner box includes: field greens salad, roasted turkey, savory pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, brioche and sage stuffing, green beans, mashed butternut squash, house-made cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie Mini Indulgences.
Taverna Rossa is promoting pre-ordering of their Caddy Mac & Cheese for Thanksgiving. Starting Nov 1st, call (972-403-3321) or email (email@example.com) to preorder their Thanksgiving Caddy Mac & Cheese before Sunday, November 20th. ($50 per tray, serves 8-10 people.) Guests can pick-up their side the day before Thanksgiving, on Wednesday, November 23rd.
The Biscuit Bar
Though not open on Thanksgiving Day, The Biscuit Bar will continue to feature their fall special through the end of November – a pumpkin pie French toast biscuit. Their signature biscuit is dipped in pumpkin pie custard, pan fried golden brown, and is served with house-made whipped cream and maple syrup.
Urban Crust, located in Downtown Plano, will feature a family-style Thanksgiving to-go menu that serves 8-10 people for $256 including items such as roasted turkey with gravy, chestnut polenta stuffing with Jimmy’s Italian sausage, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash soup and a choice of dessert. A la carte add-ons are available for an additional cost. Online ordering opens November 1 at urbancrust.com. Orders must be picked up on November 23 between 2pm-4pm.
More Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
- Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse
- Del Frisco’s Grille
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
- Fogo de Chão
- Kona Grill
- Seasons 52
- The Capital Grill
Plano Thanksgiving Events
On November 22 at 7pm at Legacy Hall, test your knowledge of one of the most iconic TV shows of the 90s and early 2000s, Friends! Grab a cup of coffee from Whisk & Eggs and get ready for a fun night of trivia. Joey doesn’t share food, but you should! Grab a butcher’s sleeve of sliders from Son of A Butcher or a plate of chili cheese fries from Roots Chicken Shak to share.
Only the best of friends (with the most points) will win these grand prizes:
- 1st place: $100 Hall Pass gift card
- 2nd place: $75 Hall Pass gift card
- 3rd place: $50 Hall Pass gift card
Bring a smart device (i.e. phone, tablet, or laptop) to safely send in answers from your table. PRO TIP: If you have a larger team, a device with a larger screen like a tablet is easier to play on. Seating is first come first served at this event, so we recommend arriving early. Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players. Only one ticket needs to be purchased for the whole team.
Dueling Piano Party
Make forever memories with friends and family at Legacy Hall’s FREE sing-along, dance-along, thump-the-tables-along dueling piano party with J’s Dueling Pianos! Yuengling is taking this holiday seriously and is bringing a 1950’s Kegorator truck for a one-of-a-kind photo op. Snap a pic and sip their brand-new Hershey’s Porter in a souvenir aluminum cup. Save yourself ANOTHER night of cooking with 20+ eateries and bars inside Legacy Hall. From sliders to tacos to brisket mac-n-cheese, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Co will serve a must-try Beer Float for this night only. Legacy Hall is joining hands with the North Texas Food Bank to put food on the table for neighbors in need. Please join us in supporting the community by bringing a can (or multiple) to donate to NTFB!
Plano Turkey Trot
On November 24 at 7:30am, join in the Thanksgiving tradition fun at the 5th annual Plano Turkey 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning! Everyone gets a donut at the finish line.
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