Celebrate Thanksgiving 2023 in Plano, TX

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Updated: 11/22/23

This year Plano was ranked in the top 40 Best Cities for Thanksgiving in the U.S. 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. There are also some great Thanksgiving events not to be missed.

Thanksgiving Restaurant Offerings

Blue Mesa

This year’s catering take-out menu includes: Latin roasted turkey breast with gravy, southwest stuffing, cranberry-jalapeño relish, smoked brisket & Jack cheese enchiladas, loaded mashed potatoes, green beans with garlic basil oil, Chimayo corn, Southwest Caesar salad, chips and salsa, and a holiday dessert platter. Pick up your heat and serve meal or get it delivered (limited area) on Tuesday or Wednesday. Pricing is $30 per person.

Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse

Join Brasão this Thanksgiving to indulge in a feast like no other, featuring 18 cuts including prime meats, gourmet salad bar, unlimited hot sides, and mouthwatering delicious stuffed turkey for $74.95 per guest.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Savor prime flavor with their chef’s special feature, the Prime Cowgirl and Foie Gras (14 oz. cowgirl ribeye, and seared foie gras with black garlic salt). Toast to Thanksgiving with the featured cocktail, a Santa’s Sleigh Ride (Jack Daniels, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, fresh orange juice, and mulled wine).

Del Frisco’s Grille

Enjoy Del Frisco’s Grille Thanksgiving offering of a Herb & Butter Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple sausage stuffing, and craberry sauce. Their featured cocktail is the Winter Warmer with Patron Reposado tequila, pomegranate juice, vanilla spice syrup, and fresh lime juice.

Dubs Tea N’ Eats

Pre-order your made-from-scratch Thanksgiving desserts from Dubs Tea N’ Eats in Plano. All are 10″ and the cobblers are 1/2 sized pans. Order by November 18th.

  • Peanutbutter pie $47
  • Cheesecake $50
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake $52
  • Apple Cobbler Cheesecake, Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake $54
  • Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake $60
  • Peach Cobbler or Apple Crisp $40
  • Keylime pie $25
  • Chocolate Pie $20


Elevate your holiday gathering with Haywire’s Route 66 Pecan Pie. There’s now two ways to share their signature pies made with locally-sourced pecans, a cinnamon roll crust & Balcones Texas Whisky caramel sauce. Purchase a full pie for $48 (6 lbs of Texas heaven feeds 10-12 people) or a mini pie for $16 (each box includes 5 mini pies wrapped with a custom holiday ribbon).

Holy Grail Pub

Celebrate good food and drink with friends and family at the Holy Grail Pub’s annual Thanksgiving day dinner. Their special four course menu puts a traditional and adventurous spin on Thanksgiving favorites offered exclusively for $49 per person and $20 per child under 12 years of age. A four-course drink pairing option is offered for an additional $20 per person. Seatings are available at 12pm, 2:30pm, and 5pm. Regular dinner menu is offered starting at 7pm.

  • Appetizer: Smoked Corn Chowder with a Jalapeno Cornbread Waffle
  • Salad: Frisee and Endive with Pear, Candied Walnuts and
  • Entree (Choice of one): Deep-fried Turkey Breast, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Sage Gravy or Pork Tenderloin, Green Pepper Sauce, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts
  • Dessert: Spiced Cake with Brandy Glaze

Reservations are required. To reserve, call us us at 972-377-6633 or email us at mgr@holygrailpub.com.

Lockhart Smokehouse

Lockhart Smokehouse is smokin’ this Thanksgiving with family-style portions to celebrate the holiday at home. From the smokehouse enjoy fully smoked whole turkeys, hams, briskets and prime rib served along side green bean casseroles, mac and cheese, smoked cream corn, cheesy potato casserole, bread pudding and peach cobbler ($38-$265). Deadline to order is November 17 for pick-up between 11am-5pm on November 20 and 22.

Mangia Bistro

At Mangia Bistro, enjoy three set dinner meal variations this Thanksgiving with a minimum of 6 guests. Their Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner is $35 per person and features whole turkey, smoked ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, mac n’ cheese, garden salad, bread & butter, appole or pecan pie, and tea and lemonade. The Thanksgiving Feast is $40 per person and features prime rib, shrimp brochette, French green beans, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, garden salad, bread & butter, and tea and lemonade. The Cena Buon Natale (Seven Fishes Dinner) is also $40 per person and features smoked salmon bruschetta, seafood cakes, Caesar salad, caldo cioppino, bronzino piccata, pasta marinara and steamed veggies, Italian cream cake, and tea and lemonade. Make your reservation here.

Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Make your reservations early as this popular Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet Feast that usually sells out quickly! Join the Marriott hotel at The Shops at Legacy from 10:30 am-2pm for their holiday feast.

Menu includes:

  • Complimentary Champagne & Mimosas
  • Turducken! Turkey breast stuffed with smoked duck and whole boneless chicken
  • Oven roasted turkey rubbed with smoked paprika, cracked pepper and sea salt slow roasted with natural jus and cranberry relish
  • Prime rib garlic crusted with cabernet thyme sauce
  • Smoked salmon station with white wine shallot reduction
  • Traditional southern stuffing with pears and fresh sage
  • Yukon gold mashed potatoes with fresh buttermilk, sour cream and chives
  • Candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow crust
  • Seasonal vegetables of Brussel sprouts and asparagus
  • Morning favorites of made-to-order omelets, frittatas, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fresh baked Danish, muffins, croissants, breakfast bread and scones.
  • Waffle station with whipped cream, strawberry sauce
  • Eggs Benedict with chipotle hollandaise sauce
  • Mediterranean salads and build-your-own salad bar with butter lettuce and Romain with all the fixings, hummus, baba ghanoush, pita bread, apricot, toasted walnut couscous salad
  • Soup station: butternut squash bisque, and potato and leek soup
  • Tiger shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce, lemons and fresh horseradish
  • Legacy homemade crab cakes with black pepper aioli
  • Desserts: double-decker apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, Jack Daniel’s bread pudding, assorted chocolate truffles

Activities include:

  • Entertainment by Vic Duncan
  • Green screen Picture Photography
  • Balloon garland, kid crafting station, candy station
  • Complimentary valet and self-parking

Adults (age 13 years and up) $79 per person, Seniors (age 65+) $63, Children (ages 6-12) $29. Children 5 and under eat free! Taxes and service charge are not included in the price. For reservations, call 972-473-6444 or email an.nguyen2@marriott.com.

Mexican Bar Co

Whether you celebrate “Friendsgiving” or are looking for a different experience for your family’s Thanksgiving meal, they’ve got you covered at Mexican Bar Co. They will be open from 11am – 8pm (last seating) and reservations are recommended.


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.

Princi Italia

Princi Italia will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 11am-3pm (three courses for $55; kids under 10 are half off) and from 4:30pm-9pm (a la carte menu & Thanksgiving specials).

Seasons 52

Order their complete warm-and-serve Thanksgiving dinner to serve a family of 4-6 people for $225. Pick up on Wednesday, November 22, 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, cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie Mini Indulgences. Din in-restaurant with similiar menu offerings for $40 for adults and $18 for children. Make your reservations today.

Urban Crust

Urban Crust, located in Downtown Plano, will feature a family-style Thanksgiving to-go menu that serves 6-8 people for $249 including items such as roasted turkey with gravy, chestnut polenta stuffing with Jimmy’s Italian sausage, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans al forno, cranberry jalapeno relish, baked rosemary focaccia bread, and a choice of one dessert. A la carte add-ons are available for an additional cost.

Ye Ole Butcher Shop

Place your orders at Ye Ole Butcher Shop for ham, turkey, roast, prime rib, sides, pies, cakes, cupcakes, and mini fried pies.

More Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

  • Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Cru
  • Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
  • Fogo de Chão
  • Kona Grill
  • Moxie’s
  • Pinstack
  • Princi Italia
  • The Capital Grill

Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving Wine Dinner

Gather your family and friends and join Urban Crust for their Thanksgiving Wine Dinner on November 13. Tickets are $75 per person and include tax and gratuity.

Friends-Giving Trivia Night

HOW YOU DOIN’? Test your knowledge of one of the most iconic TV shows of the 90s and early 2000s, Friends! On November 21, grab a cup of coffee from Whisk Crêpes Café 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 Los Nachos from Chilangos to share. Only the best of friends (with the most points) will win these grand prizes:

1st place: $100 Hall Pass
2nd place: $75 Hall Pass
3rd place: $50 Hall Pass

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 to grab dinner and drinks from any of Legacy Hall’s 20+ eateries and bars. Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players. Only one ticket needs to be purchased for the whole team.

Thanksgiving Cocktail Dinner

Holiday season is here, so kick off Thanksgiving week with your family and friends at Urban Rio’s Thanksgiving Cocktail Dinner on November 14th. Tickets are $70 and include tax & gratuity.

Make & Take Thanksgiving Desserts

Lighten your holiday baking load this year by prepping as much as you can before the big day. At Central Market’s Make & Take event on November 21, you’ll create a traditional flaky pie dough and a cream cheese dough; produce an apple filling tailored to your taste; and make a bite-sized sweet that features pecans. You’ll heave a sigh of relief when you realize that you just need to defrost and bake these desserts for a fabulous finish to your Thanksgiving feast. For ages 13 and up (children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult).

Comedy Mom’s Leave the Turkeys at Home 2

On November 22, Comedy Moms is coming to The Plano House of Comedy featuring all mom stand-ups with appearances on Oprah, Comedy Central, Showtime, Amazon, TikTok, State Fair of Texas, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Plano Comedy Festival, Funniest Comic in Texas, The Dad, and more! Join us for the ultimate pre-Thanksgiving tradition, an all mom comedian comedy show that will get you in the holiday spirit! Leave the turkeys at home and bring your appetite for laughter, as these funny moms deliver jokes that are as tasty as pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Eve Piano Party at Legacy Hall

On November 22, make forever memories with friends and family at our sing-along, dance-along, thump-the-tables-along dueling piano party with J’s Dueling Pianos!

Plano Turkey Trot

On November 23, join in the Thanksgiving tradition fun at the 6th annual Plano Turkey 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning!  Everyone gets a donut at the finish line.

For more information regarding Plano eventsdiningattractions, and shopping, explore our website.

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