Austin restaurants offer everything from a luxe prix fixe at The Driskill to a casual Brunch Feast at Hoover’s. Several restaurants offer great take-out options as well, including the Thanksgiving brisket from La Barbecue. Let’s review the alternatives for Thanksgiving Brunch, Dinner, Take-out, and Catering in Austin.
Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club
Dai Due isn’t open on the holiday, but their butcher shop has many Thanksgiving specialities to order, including a brined turkey, a porchetta, and pumpkin pie.
Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon
Fresa’s will offer a full Thanksgiving Take-Out menu, including a roast heritage turkey for $85, a number of sides, a next day posole kit, and pie by Laura Sawicki for $40. Get your order in by November 20th for these very popular and tasty offerings. The Caramel Pumpkin Pie is on another level.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Moonshine will serve their famous brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. $26 for all-you-can-eat is music to our ears. The Brunch Buffet price truly cannot be beaten for the quality.
If you want BBQ which will make even the most discerning critic’s eyes light up, it’s time to order from La Barbecue, which will take pre-orders for Thanksgiving briskets. For those who can’t stand not having barbecue one day out of the year, you will feel at home getting your expertly prepared BBQ from this local favorite. Get your brisket, pork, turkey, sausage, and more here.
24 Diner will be open 24 hours a day, as always, on Thanksgiving Day, and starting at 10:30 a.m., they will serve a traditional turkey dinner prepared by executive chef Drew Curren. For $29 dollars, you get the full menu, and the down-home ambiance is free.
For the bargain all of all bargains, Hoover’s will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a “Texas-sized feast” for $19.99. They’re also offering whole turkeys for $62.82, and will provide catering or plates to go. Catering is an option here as well, so check out the Thanksgiving menu and decide if this is your spot.
More Catering Options
For more Catering options, Pink Avocado Catering, Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse, Brotherton Barbecue and Catering and many other Catering Options will take the pressure off and satisfy taste buds of all shapes and sizes.
If your ego can stand not taking credit for preparing a meal from scratch, you can choose one of these brunch, dinner, take-out or catering options. Whether you’re staying in town without the family or just hate to cook, not cooking is a totally legitimate option. The difference in cost may be marginal if you factor in the value of time and labor you could save. We can’t decide for you which will be the least taxing, but we have given you food for thought for your Thanksgiving in Austin for those who do not want to cook. Are you hungry yet?