With COVID-19 on the rise in the United States, it’s looking like Thanksgiving will involve less of the usual friends and family gatherings we’re used to. For those seeking a quality holiday meal without cooking, there are several Atlanta restaurants offering Thanksgiving food with excellent takeout options. Additionally, there are a few restaurants offering in-person dining – taking extra precautions given to keep diners safe. Check out this list to review your options for Turkey Day dining via one of these Atlanta restaurants offering Thanksgiving service.
If you have a big group, the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Thanksgiving takeout options might be perfect for you, as it can be ordered to feed up to 12 people. The spread includes butternut squash soup, roast turkey, potato purée, apple rosemary dressing, herb and sausage cornbread dressing, green beans, sweet potato soufflé and pecan and pumpkin pies. Order online to pick up on November 26.
For those looking to dine in-person, 5church in Midtown is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet this year with masks required in the restaurant unless actively eating or drinking. They are taking all recommended precautions additionally including limited seating. Make your reservation through OpenTable if you would like to join them on November 26.
An Eastside newcomer, Buena Vida Tapas is offering a Spanish-themed Thanksgiving to-go with manchego macaroni and cheese, a whole brined turkey, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower Parmesan, roasted garlic whipped potatoes and an apple crumb dessert. Order online to pick up on November 25.
Nakato Japanese Restaurant
An in-person dining experience offering a nontraditional Thanksgiving choice is Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Atlanta’s first and most authentic Japanese restaurant – which is actually open 365 days a year. Nakato will be open early at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and is taking extra precautions to remain safe including plexiglass dividers within their hibachi Tables. Their menu features fine sushi and hibachi, and you can also order a catering platter for Thanksgiving including Japanese appetizers or sushi. Contact Nakato via their website.
Paces & Vine
For an in-person dining experience with a classic, family-style Thanksgiving Dinner, look no further than Paces & Vine in Vinings. Their spread features white and dark meat turkey, fall salad, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, croissants, sourdough bread, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and for dessert, an apple galette. For your safety during this time of extra precaution, Paces & Vine has plexiglass dividers between all tables in their dining room. Reservations are available from 12 – 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Make your reservation here.
The Select in Sandy Springs
With The Select in Sandy Springs, you can have an in-person Thanksgiving or get Thanksgiving dinner to go this year. Their in-person experience includes soup or salad (lobster bisque, french onion soup or winter salad) and entrees and sides served family style at your table. There will also be a dessert buffet featuring American and European pastries.
Guests can sit in the socially distanced dining room featuring plexiglass dividers between tables or outside on the patio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Select is also offering an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner featuring a quart of lobster bisque or french onion soup, traditional Thanksgiving dishes like turkey breasts and legs, 36-hour slow roasted porchetta, turkey gravy and other sides, breads, salads and desserts that each serve four guests. For in-person dining make your reservation here. Place a to-go order by November 24 for pickup on November 26 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. here.
To avoid the kitchen mess and leave the cooking to the experts this year, just look to one of Atlanta’s quality options for Thanksgiving dinner either in-person or to-go. Whether you want something traditional, something unique, fine dining or just a classic Thanksgiving dinner, there are choices to please every palate. Try one of these great Atlanta restaurants for your Thanksgiving meal this year to give thanks safely.
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