33 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving or Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner in KC

As many are out shopping to make their Thanksgiving meal, naturally, we think…”what restaurants are open on Thanksgiving?”

We’ve all seen the scene in “The Santa Claus” when Scott Calvin burns Thanksgiving dinner & takes Charley out to Thanksgiving dinner at one of the only places open in town.

Don’t be that guy.

Think ahead. Save yourself the stress, and enjoy the holidays this year at a restaurant open on Thanksgiving (or take out Thanksgiving dinner in).

Take a look at 33 restaurants open on Thanksgiving for dine-in or take out…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2018

The holidays are meant to be a wonderful time spent together with family and undue stress brought upon by cooking a massive meal in a small kitchen or the mess of it all is just not worth it.

Thankfully, there are many restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2018 in Kansas City! Open and ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner to your family all around town.

Looking for fun things to do Thanksgiving Week or Thanksgiving Day? Check out the November Events Guide with events the entire week! After lunch/dinner, do some of these Thanksgiving activities with your family.


Seasons 52

340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112

Advertises a traditional meal including traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes, and mini pumpkin pies. Prices are not available yet but

Reservations are strongly encourage as space fills up fast. $27.95 per adult and $13.95 per child. Thanksgiving meal includes a full Thanksgiving dinner made with seasonal ingredients. Make your reservations online at the Seasons 52 website or you can call (816) 531-0052 for details and reservations.


McCormick and Schmicks

448 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO 64112

Advertises a roasted turkey dinner along with the standard menu.

Roasted turkey with butternut squash bisque, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, and seasonal vegetables. Think you’ll miss mashed potatoes and gravy? They’ve got that, too! Reservations can be made in advance at the McCormick & Schmicks website or call (816) 531-6800 for a reservation.



201 N. Main, Independence, MO 64050

Located on the Independence Square, Opheila’s offers a delicious Thanksgiving brunch from 10:30am until 4:00pm on Thanksgiving day. Spots fill up very fast so you’ll need to call to make reservations in advance (816) 461-4525. Prices are $33 for adults and $16 for kids.


J Gilberts

8901 Metcalf Overland Park , KS 66212

Offers a four course meal from 11am-7pm. You can call (913)642-8070 to make a reservation and details.


Grand Street Café

8815 Renner Road Lenexa, KS

4740 Grand Avenue Kansas City, MO

Your family can join in for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner buffet from 12pm-4pm complete with turkey, ham and prime rib. Thanksgiving sides include, sweet potatoes, garlic whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, honey glazed carrots, sugar snap peas, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing a variety of salads and desserts.

The Grand Street Cafe menus are available for $29.95 for adults and  $12.95 for ages 10 and under. To make a reservation you can call the Lenexa location at (913) 601-3500 or the Kansas City location at (816) 516-8000.



4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS

8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Stroud’s annual Thanksgiving dinner buffet is delicious and their pricing is very unique.

Adults can expect to pay $27.99 per person while kids pay their age plus .99 cents ($7.99 for a 7 year old). Reservations fill up very fast so be sure to call to get in. Fairway, KS (913-262-8500) and Overland Park, KS (913-499-0135).


June’s Cottage

614 Pottawatomie Street Leavenworth KS 66048

June’s Cottage offers a delicious Thanksgiving day feast buffet with many traditional Thanksgiving dishes. The Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11:00am until 6:00pm. You can find a full menu online at the June’s Cottage website. Pricing is $21.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids 9-12 years old, and $9.95 for kids 3-8 years old. Advanced reservations need to be made for groups of 10 or more.  Specific details have not been shared yet but you can call them make a reservation at 913-651-7000.

This buffet is delicious, I might add!


Intercontinental Kansas City

401 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO

Celebrate with your family at the Regional American Thanksgiving Buffet through the Intercontinental hotel. You can view their mouthwatering menu and full details online anytime. Adults are $85 (plus tax and a 20% gratuity), children 6 to 12 are $40 each, and guests 5 and under are free.



101 West 22nd Street Kansas City, MO

Lidias’ annual feast is a celebrated tradition amongst families and you can get in on it this year. Visit online at the Lidias website for the full menu and make your reservation for between noon and 6:00pm for Thanksgiving dinner.


Buca Di Beppo

310 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Buca Di Beppo offers an annual traditional Thanksgiving feast complete with all of the trimmings so your family can dine together without the mess of cooking. The restaurant opens at 11:00am on Thanksgiving day. Your advanced reservations can be made online at the Buca Di Beppo website.


Bristol Seafood Grill

51 East 14th Street Kansas City, MO

5400 West 119th Street Leawood, KS

Thanksgiving doesn’t just mean ham and prime rib at Bristol Seafood Grill, they’ll have an assortment of delicious fish options, too. Your family can join in for a Thanksgiving day feast from 10:30am until 7:00pm. Adults dine for $39, children 12 and under are just $19 each. Visit online for the Bristol Seafood Thanksgiving menu.


Avenues Bistro

338 West 63rd Street Kansas City, MO

Brookside area residents (or those wanting to be near the Country Club Plaza during the holidays) can dine in at Avenues Bistro this Thanksgiving with a yummy looking menu that will have you counting down the days until you get to eat it. Dinner is $26.95 for adults and $14.95 for children. You can view their menu and make a reservation on the Avenues Bistro website.


Granite City

Multiple KC Metro Area Restaurants

Granite City will be serving up classic Thanksgiving fare for the entire family from 11:00am until 8:00pm. Adults dine for $24.99 and children eat for just $8.99 each. Make your reservations early so you don’t miss out on this great deal offered by Granite City.



1111 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO

Join the Reserve restaurant for a Thanksgiving lunch buffet from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. They will also be open for dinner on Thanksgiving night where their full menu will be available to select from.

As a bonus – children under 3 eat for FREE! Book your reservations online at the Reserve website early before they fill up on space.



Eddie V’s Kansas City

700 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

In addition to their regular full menu, your family can enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner with Eddie V’s this year. Adults are $42 each and children dine for $15 per person. Reservations fill up very quickly and can be made online through the Eddie V’s website.


The Capital Grille

4740 Jefferson Street Kansas City, MO

Celebrate Thanksgiving dinner at The Capital Grille where their regular dining menu will be served in addition to their Executive Chef’s take on Thanksgiving fare. Make your reservation online at the Capital Grille website but do it quickly, they run out of room FAST.



200 W 12th St Kansas City, MO

Head on over to the downtown Marriott for Thanksgiving dinner that includes complimentary 2 hour self parking. They’ll have turkey and ham as well as other seasonal Thanksgiving favorites in the buffet from 11:00am until 3:00pm.

Prices vary by age group and are $33 for adults, $15 for children ages 4-12 years, and FREE for children 3 and under. Grab more details online at the MetropolitanKC website.


Fogo de Chao

222 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Fogo de Chao is carving up some delicious Thanksgiving fare this year and your family is invited to join in. Make your reservation to dine between 11:00am and 9:00pm to take advantage of Thanksgiving hours. Reservations can be made online at the Fogo de Chao website.


Gaslight Grill

5020 W 137th St Overland Park, KS

Gaslight Grill is offering a delicious menu for Thanksgiving available between 11:00am and 6:00pm for your family to enjoy.

Thanksgiving dinner menu items include roasted turkey and prime rib as well as delicious sides sure to please your entire family. Prices are $38 for adults and $19 for children. Reserve your spot early on the Gaslight Grill website before space runs out.


88 at the Elms

Head on over to the Elms Hotel and Spa for Thanksgiving dinner (hotel reservation is not required to dine) where your family will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

Their Thanksgiving buffet will be open from 11:00am until 2:00pm and is $18 for children ages 4 and up, $35 for adults, and $28 for seniors. Small children under 4 are free. Find a full menu and make your reservation at the Elms Hotel and Spa website before space runs out.



4141 N Mulberry Dr Kansas City, MO

Have you ever experienced an Argentinian Thanksgiving? Do it this year at Piropos where your family can enjoy a three course meal topped off with a pumpkin bread pudding for just $33.95 per person. If you’re looking for non-traditional affair, their regular menu will also be available. Reservations can be made online at the Piropos website.


Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner: Eat Thanksgiving Take Out 

Where to get Thanksgiving to go in KC

Find take-out Thanksgiving dinner near me.

Looking to find a great option to take out Thanksgiving dinner this year? There are plenty of options to eat thanksgiving takeout.

Want to keep take take out part a secret? Don’t worry – we won’t tell anyone you didn’t make it all yourself.


4200 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS

8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

You can order a complete (and very filling) Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. Or, for those who think turkey is overrated, Stroud’s is taking orders for just the sides like, mac and cheese, chicken or turkey gravy, yams, corn and cranberry fruit salad.

Yes, their famous mashed potatoes, too. Duh!

Your order needs to be complete by Tuesday, November 20th, in order to secure your food. Your Thanksgiving dinner can be picked up between 11:00am and 3:00pm Thanksgiving day. Find Thanksgiving sides details online at the Strouds website.



Multiple Kansas City metro area locations

You can pre-order a holiday meal pack with option to serve 4-20 guests. You can choose from turkey, ham or prime rib dinners with as many choices of sides that you need to feed your party. Options are available for any budget and order details can be found on the Hyvee website.

Get even more bang for your buck with Hyvee’s affordable turkey, ham or prime rib Thanksgiving dinners to-go. Although, their 4-person meal only comes with “one small-size of mashed potatoes” which would not be something I’m prepared to share with others.


Mcgonigals Market

1307 W. 79th St. KC, MO 66227

Offering a healthier option with turkeys that are minimally processed with no additives or preservatives added at the time of processing. You can order a whole turkey, sliced turkey or even order the entire meal with all the trimmings!

Meals can be prepared for anywhere from 4-14 people based upon the options that you choose. Grab more details online at the market’s website. You’ll get a take out Thanksgiving dinner ready and packaged for reheating at home.


Bob Evan’s

Multiple Kansas City area restaurants

You can order online and choose from three different feasts turkey, ham, or turkey and ham. So, there is a good Thanksgiving take out option for everyone’s taste buds. Each

Thanksgiving dinner serves 4-8 people and comes with a few traditional sides. Ordering options and prices are based upon location. Grab details online at the Bob Evans website.


Fritz’s Meats & Superior Sausage

10326 Stateline Rd, Leawood KS  66209


Home of the smoked turkey. This place always has a line wrapped around the parking lot the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving, so you know it’s good. Grab details for your Thanksgiving day options and place your order by visiting the Fritz Meats website online.

This is sure to be one delicious Thanksgiving dinner!


French Market

6947 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208


This isn’t your grandmother’s Thanksgiving meal (no offense, grannies). This place is packing up dishes even Martha Stewart would salivate over. Creamy butternut squash with Hazelnuts and Sage, anyone?

Take a look at their mouthwatering to-go menu for Thanksgiving and order online through the French Market website.


Hen House

Multiple Kansas City Metro Area Locations

Turkey (or Ham), traditional sides, rolls and a Tippin’s pie to boot, starting at just $59. Grab full details online through the Hen House website and be sure to get your order form in early so you don’t miss out.


Williams Sonoma

Ok, for the ultimate cheat, you don’t even have to leave your house because you can get your (supposedly “world’s best Willie Bird”) turkey and all the fixings delivered right to your door. I mean, even I can do that.

Their Thanksgiving Dinner take outs can be fully customized. The menu is perfectly suited to allow you to pick and choose exactly what you want. It’s almost like making it yourself. Grab more details on the Williams Sonoma website.


Avenues Bistro

338 West 63rd Street Kansas City, MO

Avenues Bistro’s Thanksgiving dinner at Home options offer delicious meals that you can pick up during a handful of times before your big feast. You’ll even have enough time to hide the evidence from your family and friends – just like in Mrs. Doubtfire. Grab details about the Avenues Bistro Thanksgiving to go option online.


Bucca Di Beppo

310 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Place your order by 4pm on Wednesday, November 21st to secure your dinner for 3 or for 5 from Bucca di Beppo. Thanksgiving food can be picked up starting at 10:00am on Thanksgiving day. Grab full details on the Bucca di Beppo website.



Mutliple Kansas City area locations

For those looking for a healthier option, Sprouts has natural turkey dinner with sides like creamed Kale & Spinach for 6-8 starting at $69.99.


Whole Foods

A little something to please everyone on this menu, including your vegan cousin Fred— like vegan pumpkin pie and Rutabaga-Potato Mash.

A little something to please everyone on this menu, including your vegan cousin Fred— like vegan pumpkin pie and Rutabaga-Potato Mash. Order online now and pick up anytime between November 14th and 23rd. Find more details at the Whole Foods website.

Keep an eye out for other options that pop up during the next couple weeks and be sure to get your reservations in early!

No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays, we hope you have a happy one! Looking for some holiday fun to have together with your family!

We’ve got full details for you on everything you can expect during the month of December right here on the iFamilyKC blog. Whatever you decide to do, remember to take time to spend with your family. Happy Holidays!

Sign-up for The Scoop to get helpful Kansas City resources like this delivered right to your inbox! You will also get exclusive invites to Kids Club Events and movie premieres.

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC. 
Things to do in Kansas City

error: Alert: Content is protected !!