Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2023 in Boston

Fun, family and a feast to remember await at these restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Boston.
Fun, family and a feast to remember await at these restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Boston.
10/27/23 - By Andrea Fox

The city's restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2023 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

Photo of turkey dinner - Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Boston 
Step out for a Thanksgiving to remember at one of Boston's fine restaurants. Photo courtesy of the Boston Harbor Hotel

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 brunch and dinner seatings, with reservations available online

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 $30 per person. Craving something a little sweet to end the meal? Dessert options are $15. If you're a little sad you'll be missing out on leftovers by dining out, Davio's has you covered. For an additional $18, 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. LUCIE drink + dine—Boston 

LUCIE drink + dine is open for Thanksgiving and ready to cover your holiday dining needs from 12pm-8pm. The menu is a la carte, with options such as Roast Turkey Breast and Turkey Leg Roulade with roasted butternut squash, wild mushroom brioche stuffing, haricot vests, whipped potatoes, cranberry chutney and gravy, and Warm Apple Crisp with ice cream. Reservations can be made online or by calling 617-425-3400. They will also be offering take-away options. 

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The dining room at Boston's Scampo awaits your family for Thanksgiving 2023. Photo courtesy of Scampo

4. Scampo—Boston

Lydia Shire's eatery at the Liberty Hotel on Charles Street is offering a 4-course prix fixe for $125 for adults and $60 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.

5. Four Seasons—Boston

If you feel like splurging, the Four Seasons Hotel is the place to do it. This year the Beacon Ballroom is preparing a Thanksgiving buffet from 11am - 6pm. Adults are $249 and children $75. 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 Trifecta main dining room, which is open from 5pm-10pm. Reservations are essential and can be made here or by calling 617 936 4876.

Photo of a roast turkey-Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Boston 
Let Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving do the cooking and cleaning this year! Photo courtesy of TAMO Bistro and Bar

6. TAMO at the Seaport Hotel—Boston

This year TAMO is offering a four-course Thanksgiving meal to-go. Of course, if you prefer to dine in, they will have their standard a la carte menu, plus Thanksgiving specials which include an apple, cranberry and pecan stuffed turkey breast, from 3pm - 10:30pm. Reserve online or call 617-385-4304.

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Near Boston

Photo of dining room at Harvest-Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Boston 
Book your Boston Thanksgiving reservation early to guarante a table for your family. Photo courtesy of Harvest

7. Bambara Kitchen & Bar—Cambridge

The Bambara Kitchen & Bar at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is serving a three-course holiday meal from 3pm - 8pm for $65 per person. Reserve online or call 617-868-4444.

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 seasonal, farm fresh 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. $125 per adult and $55 per child. Reservations can be made online or by calling 617-661-5005.

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Boston restaurants turn Thanksgiving dinner into works of art! Photo courtesy of Mooo....

9. Mooo....—Burlington & Beacon Hill

Mooo... steakhouse is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from 12:00pm-5:30pm (last reservation time slot). Reserve online or call 781-270-0100. They will also be open in Beacon Hill from 11:00am - 5:30pm and Seaport from 12:00pm-5:30pm.

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. Mistral—Boston

The French restaurant has a very American Thanksgiving planned for two, offering classics such as roasted turkey, autumn hash, and stuffing. Pick-up your meal between 11am and 3pm. The price is $195 for two people. Call 617-867-9300 to place your order.

12. The Dial—Cambridge

While known for their small plates, the restaurant is going BIG with its Thanksgiving take-out menu. Enjoy classics such as turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, and more. Their to-go meal is $250 and designed for four people, but consider doubling up if you have an extra hungry or larger group. Order by Friday, November 19th for pick-up before 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. 

Photo of turkey dinner with trimmings from Summer Shack - Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 
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. Enjoy savory cornbread stuffing and glorious pies a la carte. Pick-up the day before Thanksgiving, November 22, from 12-6pm. Order online or call 617-867-9955 (Boston) and 617-520-9500 (Cambridge).


Originally posted in 2016

Updated October 2022, October 2023

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