Eat in or carry out Thanksgiving at Chicago restaurants

English: Oven roasted turkey, common fare for ...
English: Oven roasted turkey, common fare for Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s always a sure bet you’ll be able to enjoy good food at the restaurants that come under the umbrella of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE). And never let it be said they weren’t there for you on one of the biggest food holidays of the year – Thanksgiving. If you’re not up for cooking, here are a few options for Thursday, November 24, 2016:

Bub City – Chicago11:00AM-12:00AM
Not sure how to celebrate Thanksgiving? Bub City’s got you covered. 11AM til midnight for Southern Thanksgiving dinner: a Smoked Turkey Platter featuring a hickory-smoked turkey breast, homemade cornbread-and-sage stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, classic gravy and cranberries ($17). Or if you’d rather we come to you, Large Party Carryout is available to take your at-home celebration to the next level. For reservations or to place an order, visit or call 312-610-4200.

Di Pescara12:00PM-7:00PM
Relax with the family and let Di Pescara take care of the cooking. Enjoy our traditional menu for $39.95 a person (tax, gratuity not included) and children 5-12 years-old are half price. Call to hold your table at 847-498-4321. For your convenience, carry out is also available for just $35.95 per person. Click here for the menu. All dinners will include a boxed container of turkey. Di Pescara is also offering an a la carte carry-out menu as well. Click here for the full holiday menu. Or call 847-498-4321.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab12:00PM-7:00PM
We invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak at Stone Crab. On Thursday, November 24, enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with Crispy Sliced Turkey Breast and all of the fixings including Corn Bread StuffingButternut Squash with toasted marshmallow, and more. For the full menu, click here. Price is $49.95 (gratuity and tax not included) for adults, $24.95 for children ages 5 to 12, and no charge for our youngest guests under age 5. Reservations are recommended, please call 312-379-5637 for more information.

Mity Nice Bar & Grill12:00PM-7:00PM
Mity Nice Bar & Grill invites guests to join them for a Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 24 from 12:00PM to 7:00PM. Offerings include Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Chopped Salad as well as traditional dishes such as Oven Roasted Turkey and Homemade Stuffing. Please call 312-335-4745 to make your reservation. Complimentary parking will be available. $55 per person and $20 kids 12 & under, price does not include tax & gratuity.  Call 312-335-4745.

RPM Steak11:00AM- 8:00PM
Join RPM Steak for a special four-course Thanksgiving Feast featuring Slagel Family Farm Turkey (served both roasted and fried) as well as some of RPM’s signature dishes like Coal-Roasted King Crab and The Duke. Plenty of holiday additions are available—think Savini white truffles shaved tableside and Miso-Roasted Lobster—plus accompaniments for the table including Dried Fruit Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes and an updated version of the classic Green Bean Casserole. Top off the meal with an assortment of desserts: Pumpkin Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream, Vanilla Sugar Doughnuts and RPM’s famous 14K Chocolate Cake. To view the full menu, click here. Dinner is $85 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included) and can be reserved by calling the restaurant at 312-284-4990 or by visiting

Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago11:00AM-7:00PM
Shaw’s Crab House is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day at its Chicago location. The traditional Thanksgiving buffet is priced at $75 per adult and $20 for kids 12 and younger (exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverages) and includes Herb-Roasted Turkey, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Stuffing, Oysters on the Half Shell, and delicious desserts. Reservations are recommended. Shaw’s also offers holiday sides to-go on Thanksgiving morning!  Call them at 312-527-2722 and stay tuned on the website for full menu.

Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg11:00AM-7:00PM
Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg is getting into the giving spirit. From November 17 through November 24, the restaurant is holding a food drive benefiting the Schaumburg Food Pantry. For every non-perishable food item donated to the drive, diners will receive a $5 Giveback (maximum Giveback is $100; restrictions apply). Food donations can be given to the host stand upon check-in. For more information, contact the restaurant at 847-517-2722. On Thursday, November 24, Shaw’s will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11:00AM to 7:00PM priced at $65 per adult and $12 for kids 12 and younger (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverages). Reservations are recommended. Shaw’s also offers holiday sides to-go on Thanksgiving morning! 847-517-2722 and stay tuned on the website for full menu. And don’t forget about all the sides-to-go from Shaw’s – love their creamed spinach!

Wildfire – Chicago, Oak Brook, Glenview and Schaumburg11:30AM–8:00PM
Reservations: Please contact your location of interest
Bring your family and friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving. We will be serving a Thanksgiving Menu served family-style featuring Spit-Roasted Turkey and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes to accompany for $45.95 per person and $19.95 for children 12 and under. Gluten-free menu items will also be available. If you are entertaining friends and family at home, we will be offering Thanksgiving party platters for carryout. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to The Greater Chicago Food Depository to support their effort to end hunger in our communities. Reservations are recommended. For more information, please click here. *Please note Wildfire Lincolnshire will not be open on Thanksgiving, but will be open on Christmas Day.

And for an interesting list of other restaurants – some Michelin-starred – where you can eat Thanksgiving dinner out, here’s a list from Chicago Eater.