That perfect Thanksgiving bliss is often hard earned. Rising early to get the turkey in the oven before football starts, lumpy gravy-induced panic attacks and the potential for deep family rifts over sweet potato casseroles.
Here’s a rundown of restaurants in the Triangle that will do the cooking for you on Thanksgiving. Many restaurants have full Thanksgiving menus online.
In many cases, reservations are required. If not indicated on this list, it’s recommended to call ahead.
Did we leave any out? Email email@example.com with details and put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line.
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4100 Main at North Hills Street in the lobby of the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills. 919-279-1278 or 41hundredrestaurant.com
Menu includes turkey, trout, ham, charcuterie and a variety of sides, desserts and a seafood bar. Reservations required. $45 per person or $18 for children 12 and younger.
Acme Food & Beverage Co.
110 E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2263 or acmecarrboro.com
Prix fixe menu of Low Country deep-fried turkey with all the fixings. Noon-8 p.m. $42 per person, or $21 for children 12 and younger.
9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-781-2444 or angusbarn.com
Serving a buffet from noon to 6 p.m. This year’s meal is currently booked up, but there is a waitlist. $49 for adults, $30 for seniors and $21 for children.
Three locations around the Triangle bobevans.com
Open on Thanksgiving and offering meals to go.
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse
8551 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. 919-544-3344 or brasasteakhouse.com
Open from 11:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m. with a buffet of hot and cold salad and appetizers, Thanksgiving favorites, carved meats and a cinnamon-roasted pineapple served tableside. $44.95 per person, or $22.95 for children 12 and younger.
2200 W. Main St., Durham. 919-286-9712
Cafe Parizade hosts the annual Triangle Vegetarian Society Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with seatings every half hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fully vegan menu is $27 for TVS members, $30 for non-members and $8 for children 5 to 10 years old and free for children 5 and younger. Reservations are required and can be made at trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving or by calling 919-943-8784.
The Capital Grille
4242 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 919-787-3901 or thecapitalgrille.com
Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal for $39 per person as well as the regular menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1 Europa Drive, in the Sheraton Chapel Hill. 919-969-2157 or carolina1663.com
Serving a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef’s Palette Restaurant and Bar
3460 Ten Ten Road, Suite 118, Cary. 919-267-6011 or chefspaletterestaurantandbar.com
Open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., serving a buffet of New York strip steak, turkey and gravy, honey-glazed ham and all the traditional sides. $36 per adult, $18 per child.
201 S. Estes Drive, in University Place, Chapel Hill. 919-928-8200 or citykitchenchapelhill.com
Serving a buffet of soups, brunch items, salads and sides, as well as Thanksgiving favorites from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35 per person, $15 for children 10 and younger.
111 N. Corcoran St., in the 21c Museum Hotel, Durham. 919-956-6760 or countinghousenc.com
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., serving a buffet, including sorghum glazed fried turkey. $60 per person, $25 for children 12 and younger.
4500 Marriott Drive, in the Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh. 919-781-7000 or marriott.com/hotels/travel/rdunc-raleigh-marriott-crabtree-valley
Serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Crossroads Chapel Hill
211 Pittsboro St., in the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill. 919-918-2777 or carolinainn.com
Serving a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a carving station, hot and cold sides and a seafood display. $69.95 for adults, $64.95 for seniors and $28.95 for children 12 and younger.
Dean’s Kitchen and Bar
1080 Darrington Drive, Cary. 919-459-5875 or deanskitchenandbar.com
Serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with fried and roasted turkeys, ham, roast beef, oysters, seafood and Thanksgiving sides. $45 per adult, $15 per child 10 and under and free for children 2 and younger. Reservations required.
Three locations around the Triangle dennys.com
Serving a regular menu and turkey dinner, as well as meals to go.
Restaurant inside the The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. 919-768-8831 or thedurham.com
A family-style feast from 1 to 4:30 p.m. with North Carolina oysters, roast turkey, seasonal vegetables and dessert boards. $75 per person, $35 for children 12 and younger. Beverages, tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required.
2110 Environ Way, Chapel Hill. 919-537-8780 or elementsofchapelhill.com
Open from 4 to 9 p.m., serving a four-course $55 prix fixe menu featuring soup, salad, deep fried turkey with sides and dessert.
The Fearrington Granary
210 Market St., Pittsboro. 919-542-2121 or fearrington.com
Serving a three-course Thanksgiving meal, including a glazed turkey with sides and dessert for $59.
The Fearrington House
2000 Fearrington Village Center, 230 Market St., Pittsboro. 919-542-2121 or fearrington.com
Serving a four-course menu fine dining Thanksgiving menu for $95.
Five locations around the Triangle. goldencorral.com
Serving a Thanksgiving buffet of carved turkey, fried and rotisserie chicken and a host of sides and desserts.
100 Woodland Pond Drive, in the Umstead Hotel, Cary. 919-447-4000 or theumstead.com
Serving a buffet from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $85 per person and $25 for children 10 to 3. Currently sold out.
311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; 8021 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh
919-833-2258 (Glenwood); 919-803-0290 (Falls of Neuse) or hibernianpub.com
Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving a turkey or ham dinner for $16 or a combination for $18.
505 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, in the Siena Hotel. 919-918-2545 or ilpalio.com
Four-course Thanksgiving fixed-price menu, influenced by Italian and American classics, for $70 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seatings from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations required.
901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898 for restaurant, 919-610-0872 for catering or irregardless.com
Holiday meal served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with traditional dishes as well as dishes catering to most every dietary restriction.
Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar
420 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-256-1451 or jimmyvsraleigh.com
A Thanksgiving buffet served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The feast includes traditional Thanksgiving classics as well as Italian favorites. $29 per guest plus gratuity and tax. $15 for children 5 to 12; free for children 4 and younger.
201 W. Chatham St., Suite 103, Cary. 919-377-8794 or kababishcafe.com
Open from noon to 7 p.m. There will be a Thanksgiving buffet, which includes a Masala turkey marinated in yogurt and spices and served with distinctive sides. $25 per person.
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
7307 Tryon Road, Cary. 919-233-1632 or lucky32.com
Serving a $27 prix fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., including pumpkin bisque, smoked turkey breast with sides and pumpkin pie.
8111 Creedmoor Road, Suite 111, Raleigh. 919-846-9846 or margauxsrestaurant.com
Four-course fixed-price Thanksgiving menu for $46.95 per person with turkey, salmon, Frogmore stew, fried chicken and waffles and maple-glazed tofu, plus first course, sides and desserts. A children’s menu is $16.95.
6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 73, Raleigh. 919-598-9053 or metrodiner.com
Regular menu will be served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus Thanksgiving-themed specials. Children’s menu available. No reservations or call-ahead seating.
4100 Main at North Hills Street in the Renaissance Hotel, Raleigh. 919-278-1525 or miafrancescaraleigh.com
Serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $46 for adults, $18 for children 12 and younger.
4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 919-782-9463 or themidtowngrille.com
Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving a three-course prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving menu for $30 and a limited regular a la carte menu.
1275 NW Maynard Road, Cary. 919-388-3033 or caryitalian.com
Prix fixe Thanksgiving meal for $25, with seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Peak City Grill
126 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-303-8001. thepeakcitygrill.com
Serving a buffet of prime rib, turkey and ham, pasta station, raw bar and sides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $39.95 for adults, $33.95 for seniors, $21.95 for children 13 and younger and free for 4 and younger.
328 W. Davie St., Raleigh; 321 W. Geer St., Durham
919-890-4500 (Raleigh); 919-282-3748 (Durham)
Family-style meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $29.99 per adult and $14.99 for kids 12 and younger.
301-100 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-0018 or plateskitchen.com
A three-course Thanksgiving dinner served from noon to 5 p.m. $42 per person, with $20 from every meal going to Rise Against Hunger.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Locations in Raleigh, Cary and Durham; see ruthschris.com
Prix fixe menu served from 12 to 8 p.m.
Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen
500 Fayetteville St., in the Marriott City Center, Raleigh. 919-227-3370 or ryeraleigh.com
Family-style Thanksgiving meal with turkey and pork loin and sides served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $32 per adult and $16 for children 12 and younger.
4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-787-3052 or seasons52.com
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served for $26.90 per adult and $12.90 per child until 8 p.m. Find menu and make reservations at seasons52.com/events/traditional-thanksgiving-dinner.
410 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh. 919-833-2888 or sullivanssteakhouse.com
Serving a three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring roasted turkey with sweet onion apple-sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole with pecan crust and chocolate pecan pie. $39 per person and $19.95 for children 12 and younger. Select items from Sullivan’s regular menu will also be available.
200 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-240-7987 or tandemcarrboro.com
From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a selection of brunch items, appetizers, traditional turkey and trimmings, carving station, meats, seafood, sides and desserts. $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger. Free for children 3 and under. Reservations recommended.
456 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-933-1177. talullas.com
Turkish-inspired three-course Thanksgiving menu served from 1 to 10 p.m. Regular a la carte menu available as well.
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. 919-490-0999 or washingtondukeinn.com
There will be seatings at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the Thanksgiving Day buffet, which includes chilled seafood and salads, hot station, entrees and side dishes, a chef carving station with roast turkey and beef and dessert. $82 per adult; $25 children 6-12; 5 and younger free. Doesn’t include gratuity.
614 W. South St., Raleigh. 919-999-3984 or boultedbread.com
The bakery is taking orders for apple pie, sweet potato pie, grits bread dressing, butter rolls, a pan loaf and assorted pastries. Orders due by Nov. 17 at boultedbread.com/holidays.
Driftwood Southern Kitchen
8460 Honeycutt Road, Suite 112, Raleigh. 919-670-5089 or driftwoodraleigh.com
Offering a three-course pick-up menu with smoked turkey breast or ham, choice of side and dessert. $150 for six to eight people and $280 for 12 to 16 people.
901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898 for restaurant, 919-610-0872 for catering or irregardless.com
A meal for 6 to 8 guests is $120 and can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The restaurant will donate $6 from each meal to Rise Against Hunger. Vegetarian and fish meals may also be ordered. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 by calling Maggie at 919-747-1007.
235 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, 919-307-4950 or lucettegrace.com
The bakery is taking orders through Nov. 20 for pumpkin cake, pecan pie, dark chocolate caramel ganache cake and a Thanksgiving brunch box. For details, see lucettegrace.com/menu.
105 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. 919-864-8841 or luckysdelinc.com
Orders will be taken through Nov. 9 for meats, gravy, hors d’oeuvres, sides and desserts. Find menu online. Form can be submitted online, at the shop, by calling the shop or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southpoint Crossing 202 NC-54 #107 Durham. 919-248-3000 primalfoodandspirits.com
This entirely gluten-free restaurant is offering an a meal to go with turkey and three sides, or a la carte options.
Q Shack North Hills
4120 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh. 919-786-4381 or qshack.com
Smoked turkeys and hams and sides are available for order online at qshack.com or by emailing email@example.com.
1116 Broad St., Durham. 919-416-5040 or wattsgrocery.com
A four-course Thanksgiving meal is available for pick up from Watts Grocery, featuring turkey, ham, gravy and all the sides and fixings. The meal is $150 and feeds four people; $45 for each additional person. To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-957-7889.
Drew Jackson; 919-829-4707; @jdrewjackson