33 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving (& Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go)

While some are out shopping to make their Thanksgiving meal, others would rather go out to eat at one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving. If you’re thinking, “What’s open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City?” we’ve got you covered! 

The holidays are to spend time together with family, so avoid cooking dinner & the massive mess with the best restaurants to go for Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City. 

There’s buffest style meals, to-go dinner options, seated dinners and special holiday menus…

Best Thanksgiving dinner restaurants in Kansas City

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

While there aren’t as many places open on Thanksgiving, we’ve made it easy to find places to to go for Thanksgiving dinner with our guide to 33 Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in Kansas City!

Save yourself the stress, and enjoy this year at restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner (or order Thanksgiving dinner to go)

There are many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner near me in 2020!

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

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City: 2020 Update

Take a look at 33 Thanksgiving dinner restaurants & prepared Thanksgiving dinner to go options…

You can also jump down for restaurants to order Thanksgiving dinner online. Happy Thanksgiving Kansas City!

** Be sure to call ahead for reservations as there’s limited capacity. 

Seasons 52

340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112

If you’re looking for somewhere to dine that is special, this is a good option. This year they will be dishing up mini pumpkin pie, roasted turkey, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing and butternut squash! Thanksgiving meal includes a full Thanksgiving dinner made with seasonal ingredients.

Cost: Adults are $25.95 and kids are $15. Reservations are strongly encouraged!

Reservations: 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

They will have their normal menu as well as a full turkey dinner. They do not have the full menu available yet, but check their website for details.

Last year they featured roasted turkey with butternut squash bisque, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy and seasonal vegetables.

Cost: Pricing depends on what you order.

Reservations: Reservations can be made in advance at the McCormick & Schmicks website specials or call (816) 531-6800 for a reservation.


201 N. Main, Independence, MO 64050

Ophelia’s in Independence is hosting their delicious Thanksgiving Brunch again! From 10:00 am- 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving day, you can enjoy a delicious brunch suitable for the whole family.

Cost: Adults are $35 and kids are only $15! **Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: You can make reservations online for Thanksgiving Day brunch or by calling 816-461-4525. Spots fill up very fast so you’ll need to call to make reservations.

J Gilberts

8901 Metcalf Overland Park , KS 66212

Gilbert’s is hosting a traditional three course Thanksgiving dinner just for you this year! You can explore the full Thanksgiving Day dinner menu online – served from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

With everything from salads & bisques to all the Thanksgiving trimmings & dessert, you can enjoy this Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. Find something for everyone in your family!

Cost: With different menus come different prices. 🙂

Reservations: You can make your reservations online or call (913) 642-8070 as restaurants open on Thanksgiving day fill up quickly!

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 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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.

Cost: The Grand Street Cafe menus are available for $29.95 for adults and  $12.95 for ages 10 and under. **Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: To make a reservation you can call the Lenexa location at (913) 601-3500 or the Kansas City location at (816) 516-8000.


8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Another Kansas City restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner is Stroud’s Overland Park! Stroud’s annual Thanksgiving dinner buffet is delicious and their pricing is very unique. This is one of our favorite restaurants open on Thanksgiving!

You can either order Thanksgiving meals to go or bring the family in for a Thanksgiving Day buffet! You can order your Thanksgiving take out online or call to make a required reservation. Spots fill up fast, so call ahead.

Cost: Adults can expect to pay $21.99 per person while kids pay their age plus .99 cents ($7.99 for a 7 year old).

Reservations: Reservations fill up very fast so be sure to call to get in. Call early! 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 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.

You can find a full menu online at the June’s Cottage website. This buffet is delicious!

Cost: Pricing is $21.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids 9-12 years old, and $9.95 for kids 3-8 years old. (**Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back)

Reservations: 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.

Intercontinental Kansas City

401 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO

Your family has two dining options available at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Try a regional Thanksgiving meal in the Alameda Ballroom or a modern Thanksgiving dinner with American Slang Modern Brasserie. You can view their mouthwatering menu and full details online anytime.

Cost: Varies by location & menu items, but can call ahead for more details on pricing.

Reservations: Required and can be made at [email protected] and questions about pricing, meals and more can be answered by calling 816-303-2997.


101 West 22nd Street Kansas City, MO

Lidias’ annual feast is a celebrated tradition and considered one of the best restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City.

At Lidia’s you can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast this Thanksgiving day from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm!

Lidia’s offers family style appetizers and desserts, pastas and seasonal dinners as well as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Visit online at the Lidias website for the full menu and make your reservation online.

Cost: Adults are $55, children are $18; there are also wine pairing options. ** Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: Reservations are require, so call ahead at 816-221-3722 or visit Lidia’s website to reserve your family’s spot.

Buca Di Beppo

310 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Staying in or going out this Thanksgiving? Buca di Beppo has you covered! 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.

You can bring the whole family in starting at 11:00 am on Thanksgiving day for a traditional or authentic Italian feast. Or, you can order Thanksgiving dinner to go! You must order prepared Thanksgiving dinners by Nov. 26th.

Cost: There are different to-go Thanksgiving dinner options, starting at $68.99. Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant varies in pricing.

Reservations: You can make your reservation or order Thanksgiving meals to go online at the Buca Di Beppo website or call 816-931-6548.

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. Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm!

Cost: Pricing depends on what you order. 

Reservations: Visit online for the Bristol Seafood Thanksgiving menu and to make reservations.

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.

Dine in during select sittings or take home prepared Thanksgiving dinners for yummy meals at home from Avenues Bistro!

Cost: For pricing on sittings, call 816-333-5700 or email your inquiries to [email protected].

Reservations: You can explore the to-go Thanksgiving dinner menu online or make a reservation online. You can also call 816-333-5700 or email your inquiries to [email protected]. Hurry because they sell out FAST!

Granite City

Multiple KC Metro Area Restaurants

Granite City will be serving up classic Thanksgiving fare for the entire family from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm.

Enjoy a family style meal complete with turkey,  mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, corn and salad. Then top off your meal with a delicious slice of either pumpkin pie or  pecan pie! They also offer a second protein for the table, this year you can choose from either pot roast or salmon!

Cost: Adults are $26.99 and kids are $8.99! ** Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: Call to make your reservations today. Make your reservations early so you don’t miss out on this great deal offered by Granite City.


1111 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO

Reserve will serve a Thanksgiving day meal during the day, then serve their full menu on Thanksgiving night, so you will have more available to select from. The Thanksgiving lunch buffet will be served from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.

After 2:00 pm the regular menu will be served!

Cost: Pricing depends on if you eat lunch or dinner. 

Reservations: Book your reservations online at the Reserve website early before they fill up on space. Reservations are required!

Eddie V’s Kansas City

700 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

From 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, you and your family can enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal at Eddie V’s!

In addition to their regular full menu, your family can enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner with Eddie V’s this year.

Cost: Adults are $43 and children are $15. Be sure to leave room for dessert!

Reservations: 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 dinner.

Cost: Depends on menu items ordered.

Reservations: 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 a yummy restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner that includes complimentary 2 hour self parking. They’ll have turkey and ham as well as other seasonal This year will be BOTTOMLESS 3-course dinner, so you will be sure to leave full!

** There is also a to-go dinner option available that can be picked up from 9 am to Noon. Orders can begin beginning placed on Nov. 19th. 

Cost: Prices vary by age group and are $28 for adults, $15 for children ages 4-12 years, and FREE for children 3 and under. 

Reservations: 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.

Cost: Varies by menu items chosen.

Reservations: Make your reservation to dine between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm 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

This year, the Gaslight Grill in Overland Park, KS will be serving up a delicious Thanksgiving buffet. This Thanksgiving buffet will have all your Thanksgiving favorites and more!

Thanksgiving dinner menu items include roasted turkey and prime rib as well as delicious sides sure to please your entire family.

Cost: Adults are $42.00 and kids are $21. ** Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: Reserve your spot early on the Gaslight Grill Thanksgiving menu 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. This year, the 88 at the Elms will be having a Thanksgiving Buffet for the whole family!

Find a full menu and make your reservation at the Elms Hotel and Spa website before space runs out.

Pricing: For information on pricing and to make a reservation, contact 88 at the Elms before all the tables are taken!

Reservations: Call 816-630-5500 to make your reservation.


4141 N Mulberry Dr Kansas City, MO

Have you ever experienced an Argentinian Thanksgiving?

Just outside downtown Kansas City, Piropos will be open on Thanksgiving and serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Their full Argentinian cuisine menu will also be available.

Cost: The Kansas City Thanksgiving dinner is $38.00 per person. ** Updated info for 2020 was not available, so check the website back.

Reservations: Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure space for you! Reservations can be made online at the Piropos website.


All KC locations

The Applebee’s locations around KC will be open on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day! 

Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

Looking to find a great option to pick up Thanksgiving dinner this year? There are plenty of Kansas City restaurants where you can order thanksgiving meals.

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

Where to get Thanksgiving to go in KC

Everything But The Turkey Cullinary Program

Broadmoor Bistro Center for Academic Achievement: 8200 W 71st St. Overland Park, KS 66204

Support the Shawnee Mission Culinary program by purchasing your side dishes and desserts from them! Pies, bread, stuffing, gravy, casseroles & more!

** Must order by Monday, November 23rd at Noon!

Pick up is Tuesday, November 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm or Wednesday, November 25th from 8 am to Noon.


8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

You can order prepared Thanksgiving dinners 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!

Meals are $89 pre tax for a heat and serve Thanksgiving dinner that feeds up to 5 people.

Your Thanksgiving dinner must be picked up between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24th or Wednesday, November 25th. There will be NO pick up on Thanksgiving day. Find Thanksgiving sides details online at the Strouds website.

** Order before Nov. 12th to get a FREE pumpkin pie

Seasons 52

340 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112

Order a warm & serve Thanksgiving dinner that feeds 4 to 6 people online. All you have to do is pick it up and enjoy!

24 pre orders are required, so be sure to save your order. You can pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but there will be no option to pick up on Thanksgiving.

Hyvee Thanksgiving Meal

Multiple Kansas City metro area locations

You can order Thanksgiving dinner online 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. Thanksgiving meals to go are available for any budget and order details can be found on the Hyvee website.

You can also order items Al la carte if there is something special your family would like.

Get even more bang for your buck with Hyvee’s affordable turkey, ham or prime rib Thanksgiving meals 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

McGonigle’s is partnering with Farway Meat Market for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner! 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!

Order just the meat OR a fully prepared meal, including all the fixin’s….

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 Thanksgiving dinner 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 meats to go and place your order by visiting the Fritz Meats website online. You can order a variety of turkey options or ham.

Fritz’s is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, but you can order prepared Thanksgiving dinners (smoked turkey or ham) before hand. This is sure to be one delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

French Market

6947 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208


This isn’t your grandmother’s prepared Thanksgiving dinner (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 Thanksgiving dinners to go menu and order online through the French Market website. (update: the prepared Thanksgiving dinner menu will be released the 1st week of Nov. so look for updates online)

Order must be completed by Monday, November 23rd at 6 pm. Then, pick up Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hen House

Multiple Kansas City Metro Area Locations

Boar’s Head 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.

Check out the full menus on their website – there’s TONS of options!

Avenues Bistro

338 West 63rd Street Kansas City, MO

Avenues Bistro’s offers options to order Thanksgiving meals to go – then 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.

Eddie V’s

700 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

In addition to eat-in Thanksgiving dinner, there are to-go Thanksgiving meal options!

Depending on if you order turkey or chicken, there are two different prices. There are also many sides included, as well as dessert options. You cannot pick up on Thanksgiving Day.

To-go dinners must be picked up on November 24th or November 25th.

Bucca Di Beppo

310 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Order Thanksgiving dinner to go by on October 1st to secure your dinner for 3 or for 5 from Bucca di Beppo.

Thanksgiving food can be picked up between Friday, Nov. 16th and Thursday, Nov. 26th Grab full details on prepared meals on the Bucca di Beppo website.

The Prospect Urban Eatery

Strang Hall 7313 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Enjoy a curbside Thanksgiving with Chef Shanita McAfee Bryant & Chef Brandon Winn. The menu will include: Roasted Turkey ~ Sage & Caramelized Onion Dressing ~Giblet Gravy ~Seasonal Vegetables ~ Mixed Greens Salad ~ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes ~ Lemon Pound Cake.

Pick up Thursday, November 26th from 12 – 3:00 pm.

Order online or by emailing [email protected]


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. There’s more flexibility with this Thanksgiving to go options, so if you’re a busy family this is perfect.

There are many different options for Thanksgiving meals to go, so order yours soon!

Whole Foods Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Order Thanksgiving meals to go online now and pick up anytime before Wednesday Nov. 25th . Find more details about how to order Thanksgiving dinner online 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!

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