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Where to Eat a Thanksgiving Meal Without Making It Yourself

Let someone else take Turkey Day cooking duties—these Chicago-area restaurants are all waiting for your reservation.

Thanksgiving wrap at Falafill   Photo: Courtesy of Falafill


1639 S. Wabash Ave., South Loop, 312-360-9500
Starting at 1 p.m., Acadia will offer have a five-course meal for $75 (wine pairings for an extra $50) featuring a fancified version of the turducken (Swan Creek Farms turkey, chicken mousseline, and duck confit), squab with turkey consommé, and a pumpkin beignet with maple ice cream. There’s also a $25 kids’ menu with mac and cheese and chicken tenders.


1801 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, 630-512-0990
Go here for a la carte options: tacchino (roasted turkey, sausage-chestnut stuffing, sweet potato, green beans, and cranberry relish) for $24.95, and butternut squash ravioli for $17.95. There will also be tableside magic from the Amazing Brando.

Chez Moi

2100 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 773-871-2100
Both a limited regular menu and a prix fixe option ($39 for adults, $19 for kids under 10) are available. The set menu options include an apple cider martini, the restaurant’s signature pumpkin soup, a roasted turkey breast with all the fixings, and three dessert choices.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 N. LaSalle St., River North, 312-329-1900
The Thanksgiving menu here includes butternut squash soup, maple glazed roasted turkey, and apple or pecan pie, priced at $50 for adults and $25 for kids. The regular menu will still be available as well.

Coco Pazzo Café

636 N. St. Clair St., Streeterville, 312-664-2777
The Italian-inspired menu includes three courses (salad or soup, pasta, and whitefish with zucchini and white beans or turkey breast with foccacia-sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry relish) plus dessert for $45.


3202 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-525-0052
Falafill will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Turkey Day with their full menu, plus this special option: turkey-falafel balls, cranberry hummus, sweet potato fries tossed in buttered sage, and pickled onions for $7.50. Plus, $1 from every wrap sold this month goes to the Lakeview Shelter on Broadway.

Kanela Breakfast Club

Locations in Lake View (3121 N. Clark St., 773-248-1622), Old Town (1552 N. Wells St., 312-255-1206), and Wicker Park (1048 N. Milwaukee, 773-661-1010)
All three Kanela locations will have Thanksgiving Day brunch specials—think Bang Bang Pie Shop’s biscuits with gravy for $12—but the Wicker Park location will also have a $5 unlimited BYOB bloody Mary bar.

Mercat a la Planxa

638 S. Michigan Ave., South Loop, 312-765-0524
From 3 p.m. to close, $65 gets you an array of Spanish small plates—Serrano ham and fig salad, flash-fride pardon peppers, wine-braised faro, and turkey with sherry pan gravy and cranberry-orange compote.

Nico Osteria

1015 N. Rush St. Gold Coast, 312-994-7100
Fixed price four-course menu includes pumpkin and porcini soup, tagliatelle with turkey Bolognese, roasted turkey breast, and chocolate pecan pie. The meal is $75 for adults, $35 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger.

Topaz Café

780 Village Center Dr., Burr Ridge, 630-654-1616
Buffet-style menu, with a traditional roasted turkey and fixings, sous vide crispy porchetta, butternut squash ravioli, and an assortment of desserts.


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