Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Boston
The city's restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Boston make for a wonderful holiday. Thanksgiving is all about food and family, two of our favorite things. And while we love cooking a big meal, we also love when someone else does it for us … especially the clean-up! Going out to eat on Thanksgiving is actually pretty traditional for city families, and we're seeing this trend reach into the suburbs. With a little help from some of Boston’s best restaurants, you can have a holiday that’s delicious, relaxing, and memorable.
We rounded up our favorite restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Boston. These local spots are serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal or something a little more innovative. We also have those that are offering Thanksgiving takeout. If you do any cooking, see our First Thanksgiving Recipes That Kids Can Help Prepare. For holiday fun wherever you go, check out 25 Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids They'll Gobble Up.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Boston
1. Boston Harbor Hotel—Boston
If you envisioned having a luxe Thanksgiving dinner by the harbor, try the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. They have seatings throughout the day, with reservations available online. Adults are $210 per person, children under 12 are $80.
2. Davio's—Boston & Suburbs
An Italian steakhouse might not be your first thought for where to spend Thanksgiving, but Davio’s will be adding turkey with all the trimmings to its menu in honor of the holiday. The restaurant will be open from 11am-8pm; adults are $85 per person and children age 12 and under are $23 per person. If you're a little sad you'll be missing out on leftovers by dining out, Davio's has you covered. For an additional $15, you can bring home their Tomorrow's Turkey Sandwich to snack on the day after Thanksgiving! Reservations can be made online or by calling each location. Back Bay: 617-357-4810.
3. Joe’s on Newbury—Boston
Joe’s on Newbury is open for Thanksgiving and ready to cover your holiday dining needs from 11am-11pm. The details for 2022 are still in the works, but in the past, Joe's has offered a special 3-course, prix fixe meal that's affordable and tasty. Reservations can be made online or by calling 617-536-4200.
The dining room at Boston's Scampo awaits your family for Thanksgiving 2022. Photo courtesy of Scampo
Lydia Shire's eatery at the Liberty Hotel on Charles Street is offering a 4-course prix fixe for $115 for adults and $55 for children age 12 and under. The menu combines Italian fare with roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Reserve online or call 617-536-2100.
If you feel like splurging, the Four Seasons Hotel is the place to do it. This year Trifecta is preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the One + One dining room upstairs. The 3-course prix-fixe includes a dessert buffet and is available from 1-7pm. Adults are $125 and children $62. If you prefer an a la carte menu where you can select specials such as a roast turkey breast or a prime rib for your Thanksgiving feast, then head to the main dining room, which is open from 4pm-11pm on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made by calling 617-377-4888.
Let Boston restaurants do the cooking and cleaning this Thanksgiving! Photo courtesy of TAMO Bistro and Bar
6. TAMO at the Seaport Hotel—Boston
If you are craving breakfast along with your traditional turkey, then try TAMO. TAMO is offering a Thanksgiving brunch from 10am-2:30pm. Reserve online or call 617-385-4304.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Near Boston
Book your Boston Thanksgiving reservation early to guarante a table for your family. Photo courtesy of Harvest
The Thanksgiving menu includes herb and butter basted beef tenderloin, seared Atlantic salmon, and traditional turkey with all the classic holiday sides. Service runs from 11:30am-9pm for $90 per person. Reserve online or call 617-868-2255.
8. Henrietta's Table—Cambridge
The Harvard Square institution that is Henrietta's Table combines elegance and coziness for a completely unique dining experience. Join them on Thanksgiving for a 4-course plated meal with holiday classics, plus many New England specialties, like roasted heirloom pumpkin bisque. Henrietta's is also offering the vegetarians in your family a grain bowl with fall vegetables, squash, and maple vinaigrette as an entree option. Seating is available from noon-6pm. $110 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 617-661-5005.
Boston restaurants turn Thanksgiving dinner into works of art! Photo courtesy of Mooo....
Mooo... steakhouse is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from 11:30am-6:00pm (last reservation time slot). Reserve online or call 781-270-0100.
10. Town Meeting Bistro—Lexington
The 3-course Thanksgiving menu (includes buffet and choice of one entree) features twists on traditional favorites. Food will be served noon-6pm for $125 per adult and $60 for children age 4 through 12. Kids 3 and under eat free. Call 781-301-6655 or go online to reserve.
Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Takeout Near Boston
11. Saltbox Kitchen—Concord
This farm-to-table eatery is offering a full a la carte Thanksgiving menu with baked brie, roasted brussels sprouts, sage and apple stuffing, and (of course) turkey, to go. Order online by November 17 at 6pm or call 978-610-6020 and pick up November 23 from 9am-2pm.
12. State Street Provisions—Boston
While State Street Provisions is open for a la carte dining on Thanksgiving from noon-8pm, you can also order from the Thanksgiving menu for pickup. In the past year, this downtown eatery has served braised beef short rib, roasted heritage turkey, cranberry and apple tart, and pumpkin pie with candied pecans to go. Order online or call 617-863-8363.
Restaurants can provide a takeout feast for Thanksgiving. Photo courtesy of Summer Shack in Cambridge
13. Summer Shack—Boston & Cambridge
This might not be the first place that comes to mind, but you can get your turkey southern deep fried or oven roasted with all the accompaniments. You can also get the savory cornbread stuffing and glorious pies a la carte. Pick-up on November 23 from 12-6pm. Order online or call 617-867-9955 (Boston) and 617-520-9500 (Cambridge).
Originally posted in 2016
Updated October 2022