Step away from the stove and let these restaurants cook for you on Thanksgiving Day

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast is no joke—there’s brining and baking and peeling and roasting. Did we mention the mountain of dirty dishes at the end of the night? If you’d rather not step foot in the kitchen on November 22, make plans at one of these restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking for a traditional spread with mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, or you’re craving something a bit more refined (king crab, anyone?), these top Chicago restaurants have you covered. We even included plenty of takeout options for those who want to bring the feast home. As with any holiday, be sure to make a reservation or place your order in advance. And for the love of stuffing, tip the waitstaff appropriately—they’re taking care of those dirty dishes at the end of the night, after all.

Thanksgiving restaurants

Booth One

Spend Thanksgiving under the glowing orbs at Booth One in the Gold Coast. The stunning upscale restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu filled with Turkey Day staples and modern indulgences. Nosh on charcuterie, herb-roasted heritage turkey, beef wellington and from-scratch desserts. $55 per person, reservations required.

RPM Steak

River North
A four-course feast awaits at RPM Steak in River North, where guests are treated to fried and roasted turkey, aged Parmesan risotto, roasted king crab, chestnut stuffing and a twist on the classic green bean salad. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without dessert, and RPM delivers with pumpkin pie, a roasted pear tart and 14K chocolate cake. $90 per person ($40 for children), reservations required.