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Updated November 2023 by Lennie Omalza.

Not a fan of holiday hosting? This year, treat yourself and your family to a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal — prepared entirely by someone else! Pull up a chair at one of these 12 Louisville restaurants and enjoy some time around the table with your nearest and dearest; no prep or cleanup is required.

*Listed in alphabetical order

Brick House Tavern & Tap

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If your idea of a happy holiday involves good food and plenty of sports, Brick House Tavern & Tap is just the ticket. This Thanksgiving, they’re serving up a classic menu of roasted turkey with stuffing, red-skinned mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Call the restaurant at (502) 326-3182 for more information.

The Capital Grille

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Guests can enjoy dishes from The Capital Grille’s regular menu and special Thanksgiving offerings, including slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, cranberry-pear chutney, and French green beans. Sweet potatoes with hot honey and pumpkin cheesecake can also be added.

Churchill Downs

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On Thanksgiving Day, Churchill Downs offers a holiday buffet for race day ticketholders, so you can get your fill of classic dishes while you watch exciting live races. Ticket prices vary.

Claudia Sanders Dinner House

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Celebrate the holiday with a buffet at the restaurant Colonel Sanders created for his wife. The Claudia Sanders Dinner House Thanksgiving menu is $29.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are required for parties of six or more.

Cracker Barrel

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Offering up comforting Southern fare, Cracker Barrel never disappoints during the holidays. If you decide to dine out, you can choose from three options. Grandma’s Holiday Sampler is served all day and includes buttermilk pancakes and breaded fried turkey. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., guests can also have a Turkey n’ Dressing Plate or a Country Fried Turkey Plate. And, as always, you can expect nostalgic decor, games, and roaring fires.

thanksgiving turkey and sides from cracker barrel
Southerners have come to expect comforting classics from this popular chain. They even come through on Thanksgiving Day! Image: Facebook

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant

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Located only about 30 minutes from downtown Louisville, Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant is a fun holiday destination for families. They’re offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet lined with favorites like turkey, fried chicken, honey ham, mashed potatoes, and more, plus all the charm and beauty of their large farm property. The buffet is free for children under 3, $12.99 for children ages 4 to 12, and $24.99 for those 12 years and older. Reservations are recommended.

fried chicken with sides served for thanksgiving at joe huber's farm and restaurant
You can expect a comforting spread of Southern holiday staples at Joe Huber’s. Image: Facebook

Metro Diner

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A festive holiday dinner is available at Metro Diner on Thanksgiving Day and all season long. The traditional meal features turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, but with a Metro Diner twist, as it’s served on a waffle. Also available is a holiday Ham Stuff ‘N Waffle and a Chicken Tender and sausage Gravy Stuff ‘N Waffle.

Mitchell’s Fish Market

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Local favorite Mitchell’s Fish Market offers a prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving Day. Adults can enjoy a three-course dinner featuring a traditional spread of turkey and sides, plus a choice of appetizer and dessert for $42 per person. Children 12 and under can enjoy a $19 two-course option, including turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn sauté, and a choice of dessert. And if turkey isn’t your thing, you can also order from the regular menu! Reservations are strongly recommended.

full thanksgiving day holiday menu
Mitchell’s offers a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner menu plus their regular menu. Image: Facebook

Morton’s The Steakhouse

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Popular steakhouse Morton’s offers an elevated Thanksgiving Day menu, along with the option to order from their regular menu — so if your idea of a special occasion meal is a juicy steak, you’re in luck. The three-course Thanksgiving meal is $59 per person. It includes Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade with Savory Sage and Cranberry Stuffing, Smoked Gouda Au Gratin Potatoes, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sea Salt Caramel, and more. Reservations are recommended, and a dining room dress code is observed.

steak plated with salad and sauce
If any family members prefer steak over holiday turkey, Morton’s is a fabulous choice for Thanksgiving Day. Image: Facebook

Proof on Main

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Proof on Main is offering a show-stopping holiday menu for Turkey Day! Diners can choose one of three main dishes for $60 each — Bowman & Landers Farms Roasted Turkey Breast & Confit Legs with Sage Gravy, 3-D Valley Farms Honey Glazed Ham, or half turkey and half ham — with a selection of sides, bread, and desserts for the table. You can book your table online.

thanksgiving day spread at proof on main
The Proof on Main team offers an impressive holiday menu this year, including their elevated take on Thanksgiving turkey. Image: Proof on Main

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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In addition to the regular dinner menu, Ruth’s Chris offers a prix fixe Thanksgiving meal on Turkey Day. The feast is $48 for adults and $17 for children. It includes oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and a selection of starters and sides, rounded out with a pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Reservations are recommended, and a dining room dress code is observed.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Thanksgiving table
If you’re in the mood for the white tablecloth treatment — but none of the fuss — Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is a safe bet for Thanksgiving Day. Image: Facebook

Walker’s Exchange

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Located on the second floor of The Galt House Hotel, Walker’s Exchange offers up a festive holiday brunch on Thanksgiving Day with roasted turkey, honey ham, chicken pot pie, and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m — $39 for diners over the age of 12 and $12 for children ages 6 through 12. Reservations are available via OpenTable.

However you celebrate the holiday, we wish you a happy one!


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