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 2021!

KNOW OF ONE WE SHOULD ADD? Or does any of our info need edits? This year has been particularly hard on restaurants so they are making changes on the fly.  Help us stay up to date. Email us with scoop. Thank you!

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: 2021 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 and to confirm details for pickup options. As you can imagine this year has been challenging and some restaurants and grocers are having to adjust and alter plans without notice. Be patient. Plan ahead. Happy Thanksgiving ~

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 $32.95 and kids $16. 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

Thanksgiving Feast to go that feeds 4-6 can be pre ordered for $189. It includes roasted turkey, cranberry sauce and a variety of sides. Must be ordered by November 22nd. Their traditional turkey dinner will be served as well as their full menu. Adults are $32 and kids are $10.

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 2021 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

Pre-order one of their Thanksgiving carryout kits – complete with all the fixings – or join them in the restaurant for our 3-course plated Thanksgiving dinner.

Note: pick up hours for Carryout kits are Wednesday, 11/24 during normal business hours and Thursday, 11/25 before 11am.

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 Adults $39.95 and children under 10 $16.95

Reservations: To make a reservation you can call the Lenexa location at (913) 601-3500 or the Kansas City location at (816) 561-8000.


8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS

Stroud’s website options convey they are not open for dine in or carry out for Thanksgiving 2021.

Cost: N/A

Reservations: Call 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 FACEBOOK Page (not their website). This buffet is delicious!

Cost: Adults $24.95, 9-12 yrs $14.95, 3-8yrs $11.95. Menu is on Facebook. Advanced reservations need to be made for groups of 10 or more.  Call to make a reservation at 913-651-7000.

Intercontinental Kansas City

401 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO

No updates for 2021 last we checked. Visit their site for latest info. In the past, Thanksgiving info has been here:  Special Events and dining options.

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 Thanksgiving menu and make your reservation online.

Cost: Adults are $65 and children are $18; there are also wine pairing options. 

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.

Order Thanksgiving dinner to go! You must order prepared Thanksgiving dinners by November 23rd.

Cost: There are different to-go Thanksgiving dinner options, starting at $78.99. 

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, dine in or carryout: Options Here.

Reservations: Visit online for the Bristol Seafood Kansas City or Bristol Seafood Leawood to make reservations.

Avenues Bistro Curbside

3102 S. 24th St. Street Kansas City, KS

New location. Curbside pickup only. No Thanksgiving dinner updates for 2021 on their site the last we checked. 

Cost: For pricing on sittings, call 913.218.0026.

Reservations:  make a reservation online

Granite City

Multiple KC Metro Area Restaurants

NO updates on their website about Thanksgiving fare for 2021 as of this date.

Cost: 2021 details not available, so check their website for latest info.

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

No updates on their site about Thanksgiving 2021 as of this date. Call them directory or visit their website for latest info.

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

No updates on their website about Thanksgiving 2021 dinner options as of this date. Call them directly or visit their website for latest info.

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.

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. A thanksgiving buffet is offered from 10:00am-2:00pm. 

Pricing: Adults are $39.95, seniors are $32.95, children ages 5-12 are $19.95 and 4 and under are complimentary. 

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


4141 N Mulberry Dr Kansas City, MO

Have you ever experienced an Argentinian Thanksgiving?

Cost: ** Updated info for 2021 was not available, so check their website for any new info.

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 22nd at NOON!

Pick up is Tuesday, November 23rd from 2 pm to 6 pm or Wednesday, November 24th from 8 am to Noon.

More details HERE


8301 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS


5405 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS

You can order prepared Thanksgiving dinners for the entire family! Stroud’s- Pick up November 24th 12:00-7:00pm or November 25th 10:30am- 5:00pm.

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.

Find Thanksgiving sides details online at the Strouds website.

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 November 20th 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

It does not appear that Avenues Bistro is offering any Thanksgiving meals for 2021.

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.


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 schedule your pick up . 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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