Thanksgiving is tomorrow and if you don’t have dinner plans, you aren’t alone. Whether you just moved and haven’t unpacked your kitchen stuff yet, you happen to be the kind of cook who can burn water, or you just plain old don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, there are several restaurants in the Heights that have got your back. Check out our list of Houston restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.
Choose from the traditional turkey-and-trimmings Thanksgiving feast or venture out and try rainbow trout or buffalo tenderloin. Either way, you won’t have to do dishes, and that sounds like a happy holiday to us!
The Rainbow Lodge
If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional turkey and sweet potatoes, look no further than Rainbow Lodge. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving foods, the menu offers more variety than other Thanksgiving dining options. Entrees include rainbow trout sautéed with pecan brown butter, wild game duo, and beef or buffalo tenderloin, in addition to the traditional turkey with dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. They’ll also be serving Thanksgiving “snack packs” to go in the evening at a bargain price of $5, which include just enough turkey, dressing, and gravy for a sandwich. The Rainbow Lodge is open from 11:15am to 7:30pm, and the Thanksgiving menu costs $60 per person. Reservations are highly recommended. It is located 2011 Ella.
Federal American Grill
Open from 11:00am to 3:00pm, the Federal American Grill will offer a Thanksgiving menu of turkey or ham with all the traditional trimmings, including pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert. You can also choose from salmon, chicken, or beef short ribs if you aren’t in the mood for the standard Thanksgiving fare. Adults receive the full three-course meal for $48 and kids under 12 eat for $15. A 20% gratuity will be added to all checks to make working over a holiday worth the staff’s while. If you’re looking for takeout, you can get a full holiday meal for 2, including sides and dessert, for $48 to-go. You’ll need to order takeout 24 hours in advance, and reservations are a good idea if you plan to dine in. Federal Grill is located at 510 Shepherd Drive.
B&B will be open from 11:00am to 8:00pm, serving items from their regular dinner menu and a special holiday four-course prix fixe menu. The prix fixe option will run you $55 for adults and $20 for kids under 12. The Thanksgiving menu includes an amuse bouche, choice of butternut squash soup or salad, prime rib or turkey, three vegetable sides, and a dessert. You can also pick up traditional Thanksgiving dishes to go if you prefer to eat at home. B&B Butchers is located at 1814 Washington Ave.
Looking for a Thanksgiving meal out that’s a little more budget-friendly? Pappas Bar-B-Q has you covered. For under $10 you’ll get smoked turkey or ham, cornbread stuffing, yams, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Can’t beat that deal! All 15 Houston area Pappas Bar-B-Q locations will be open for Thanksgiving, as well as several other Pappas concepts including Pappasito’s and Pappadeaux.
We hope you enjoyed this quick list of Heights restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. We hope no matter what your plans are, you have a great holiday!