Celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends is a time-honored tradition. But sometimes, cooking an entire Thanksgiving feast from scratch just isn’t possible. Whether you’re short on time, short on energy, or short on oven space, there are plenty of great restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day or offering takeout ahead of time.
We’ll be updating this story through November, so keep checking back. Know of restaurants open on Thanksgiving that are not on our list? Tag or message us at @SpringsMag. In the meantime, take a look at our favorites for dining out on Thanksgiving or pre-ordering a feast for takeout. View them all or jump to these links:
Full Traditional Thanksgiving Meals To-Go
Full Thanksgiving Meals With A Twist
3.14 Pi Bar
Dessert from 3.14 Pi Bar might steal your whole Thanksgiving show. The Westside bakery has nearly stolen the Good Morning America show, reaching the finals of GMA’s United States of Pie contest to find the best in the nation. It’s a pecan pie that’s running through the competition, but you’ve got so many options here for Turkey Day treats. Go classic with apple, cherry or pecan. Or create your own tradition with a peanut butter, coconut cream or key lime pie. Be sure to place your order online by Nov. 17. Last year they sold out.
David the baker and staff will finish your Thanksgiving meal with exceptional rolls, breads, pies and pastries. This year’s menu includes apple and pumpkin pies made with the goodness of Colorado farms, as well as cranberry sage and roasted rosemary and garlic breads. Pre-order by Nov. 19 to guarantee your pickup on Nov. 23.
Switchback Coffee Roasters
You probably know Switchback is One of the Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Colorado Springs. You may not know they are serving made-from-scratch, organic pies: pumpkin brown butter or apple crumble. Ingredients come from Colorado local farms, including Austin Family Farms in Paonia. Order from the menu at the banner on top of their homepage.
DIY Thanksgiving Feast
Marigold Cafe and Bakery
The Westside French café and one of our 30 Best Restaurants in Colorado Springs will prepare the feast. You just pop it in the oven. Choose between prime rib, turkey or quiche to serve four to eight 10 to 14 people. Sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, sage sausage stuffing and mixed vegetables are included, and you can add breads and wine. Order before Nov. 20 for pickup or delivery on Nov. 23.
Mimi’s Bistro and Bakery
Beginning Nov. 19 through Nov. 23, you can order a hassle-free feast from Mimi’s, including herb-buttered turkey, candied pecan mashed sweet potatoes and green bean casserole. Polish it off with pumpkin and pecan pie for dessert. Mimi’s Turkey Take-Home Feast serves between eight and 10 people and comes with comprehensive reheating instructions.
The French Kitchen
So you want to polish your DIY skills in the kitchen and learn to make that Thanksgiving feast from scratch? Chef Janon will guide you through the steps of creating green bean casserole, roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon and walnuts, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, herb stuffing, pumpkin tarts and more — without any canned ingredients. Thanksgiving Meal Classes are filling fast.
Full Traditional Thanksgiving Meals To-Go
Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern
Build your full Thanksgiving dinner around smoked turkey breast or smoked glazed ham. And, yes, you get all the sides, including savory sage stuffing, Southern style green beans with bacon and caramelized onions and two slices of pecan or pumpkin pie. Order deadline is Nov. 21.
Ephemera is offering pre-order Thanksgiving feasts, featuring honey and herb glazed turkey, cherry and pecan sourdough stuffing, sweet potato pie with spiced chantilly and more. You can even get select wine to pair with your to-go feast. Just make sure to pre-order by Nov. 19. Ephemera is also one of our 30 Best Restaurants in Colorado Springs, and you know Chef Ian and company are going to make a delicious meal.
You’ve got options as you order your full meal. Choose an entree of roasted turkey breast, spiral ham or prime rib. Add sides, such as rosemary roasted potatoes, stuffing and mac and cheese, and salads and pies. You can even order your wine too. Or you can skip the takeout and head straight to Viewhouse on Turkey Day for their Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Reservations required.
Dine-In On Thanksgiving Day
Beasts and Brews
Head on over to Beast and Brews from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for a hearty turkey day feast featuring turkey, prime rib or ham, plus all the fixin’s. Can’t make it? You can always order to-go meals ahead of time instead.
This Thanksgiving, the rooftop bar and restaurant will be offering a prix-fixe menu featuring flavors of the season, including cranberry apple salad, roasted turkey, and brown sugar butternut squash cheesecake. Or order a la carte. Just don’t forget to add wine pairings.
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Why settle for a single meal when you can go back for seconds and thirds at Mountain View’s Thanksgiving buffet? From 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, you can gorge yourself on all of your holiday favorites, such as mac ’n’ cheese, roasted turkey, Grandma’s stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Reservations required.
Patty Jewett Bar & Grill
Pick and choose your ideal meal from Patty Jewett’s preset Thanksgiving menu. Dig into roasted turkey, prime rib au jus or honey glazed ham alongside a host of savory sides. And enjoy those gorgeous views of Pikes Peak on the horizon.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Want to add a little Italian flair to your Thanksgiving feast? Head to the Macaroni Grill to dine and celebrate the holiday with a traditional three-course menu, including roasted turkey breast, sausage and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin tiramisu among other festive fall dishes. Or you can opt for the regular Italian menu.
Full Thanksgiving Meals With A Twist
Put a German spin on your feast at the long-time authentic Deutsch favorite. Edelweiss’ traditional Thanksgiving Dinner features turkey, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams and more, including assorted German salads. Or you can opt for wienerschnitzel, rahmschnitzel, jägerschnitzel and other German favorites. A limited number of dine-in reservations are available, or you can order for carryout.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for the nontraditional, Jax is serving chargrilled and raw oysters from the raw bar and finish-at-home favorites for the holidays. Jax’s sides include bacon fat cornbread, pork belly collards, charred Chinese broccoli and other delicious accompaniments to make your holiday feast unforgettable and unforgettably easy to set up. You can order for takeout or to finish at home. And, yes, it’s on our 30 Best Restaurants in Colorado Springs list.
Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen
Order your deep-fried Cajun turkey, infused with Tony Chachere’s garlic butter injection seasoning, and you also get Chef BB’s own Cajun country turkey gravy. Add a bourbon chocolate chip, sweet potato or pumpkin pie. Or just make it a Cajun feast with Louisiana gumbo, crawfish etouffee, shrimp Creole and more regular menu items. This menu runs through the entire holiday season.
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q
If it’s a Texas style Thanksgiving you’re looking for, Rudy’s has smoked turkey breast and spiral glazed ham. Order now, y’all.
The Cajun and Creole restaurant is keeping its Thanksgiving Dinner plated and dine-in only. Indulge in the flavors of Louisiana like slow-roasted prime rib, chilled Gulf shrimp and shrimp etouffee. Or, you can go for a more traditional Thanksgiving meal with Springs Orleans’ butter and garlic roasted turkey with cranberry pear chutney, freshly baked rolls, candied sweet potatoes and more. Reservations required.
Care and Share Take a Turkey to Work Day
Share the love and the turkey — and help others experience hope and memories around the table. Nov. 18 is Take a Turkey to Work Day. Help Care and Share collect 2,500 frozen turkeys by hosting a turkey drive at your workplace or donating a bird at King Soopers.
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