12+ Fantastic Open Restaurants For Thanksgiving In Baltimore

Don’t want to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal for hours? We got you covered.

Updated for Thanksgiving 2023

Tender, perfectly cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole – a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is so delicious but could take hours to prepare. Sometimes, you’re in the mood for a meal but you don’t want to spend all that time in the kitchen. If that’s the case, check out these Baltimore restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Best Baltimore Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner this Year

The Capital Grille

  • Address: 500 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

Have Thanksgiving dinner from The Capital Grille in their dining room or yours – their takeaway option is a lifesaver if you want to serve a feast without actually cooking one!

Served only on Thanksgiving, the menu comprises slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, and the option of Sam’s Mashed Potatoes or Pecan-Crusted Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey.

End the night with a slice of their mouthwatering pumpkin cheesecake.


  • Address: 1000 Lancaster St. Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Family friendly? Yes.
  • Website

Every year Chef Wolf puts together a three-course holiday menu which is served only on Thanksgiving. The menu features two savory main courses, a number of sides served family-style, and dessert – though keep in mind that you have to make reservations well in advance.

While the menu changes every year, this year’s menu includes choices for the first course such as shrimp bisque or fried green tomatoes.

For the second course, you have a choice of roasted turkey breast, pan-roasted wild rockfish, or braised beef short rib.

Sides like the collard greens or the peas and rice make the meal complete.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Address: 600 E Pratt St #102, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

Enjoy a full churrasco Thanksgiving meal at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse! They have holiday family meals to go if you’d rather indulge in their deliciousness in the comfort of your home.

You can also dine in for an all-you-can-eat array of all of your traditional Thanksgiving favorites. The special menu is available only on Thanksgiving and if it’s a satisfying meal you’re after, you won’t be disappointed.

Note: Thanksgiving To-Go is available

Baltimore Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Lunch Cruise

  • Address: Inner Harbor, 561 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

If you are looking for something a little different this holiday season, book tickets on the perfect Thanksgiving afternoon lunch cruise around the Inner Harbor.

Want to skip lunch and just see Baltimore from the water? Check out City Cruises regular cruise of the harbor HERE; it’s the perfect activity to keep family entertained when they are in town for Thanksgiving.

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

  • Address: 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

Thanksgiving never tasted so good when you get to sample Executive Chef Tristan Baker’s brunch buffet menu. Grab your friends and family who love to eat, drink and find more to be thankful for this year.

Please note that while the buffet is a set price, any alcoholic beverages will be an additional fee.

What’s on the menu? Cider Brined Roasted Turkey, Rosemary & Mushroom Dressing, Corn Succotash, and Pumpkin Pie Tartlets, as well as Chef’s Cheese and Charcuterie display, local Raw Bar, Deluxe Sushi Station, and more.

Note: Thanksgiving To-Go is also available

Need a hotel room? Find the best rates this Thanksgiving at the Four Seasons HERE.

Rec Pier Chop House at the Sagamore Pendry

  • Address: 1715 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

Enjoy an a la carte Thanksgiving with a twist as you gather at the Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore with friends and family. Antipasti like prosciutto wrapped quail, house focaccia, and AC’s famous sheep’s milk ricotta will get you started, before you head onto the pasta course, secondi and finally, dolce.

We don’t want to tell you want to do, but we’d save a lot of room to try all three desserts on the menu– tiramisu, an apple crostata, and an amaretto pumpkin cheesecake with pear compote. Yum!

Want to stay at the Sagamore Pendry this holiday season? Grab the best rates and availability HERE.

Rusty Scupper

  • Address: 402 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Family friendly? Yes.
  • Website

Get ready for the ultimate Thanksgiving buffet at Rusty Scupper. You will find all of your favorites (turkey, yams, mashed potatoes, collard greens, pumpkin pie), as well as a few Maryland and southern staples (local oysters, P.E.I. mussels, salmon, sword fish, pork lion, shrimp and scallop macaroni and cheese, southern bourbon pecan pie, etc.)

Sodas, juice, coffee and tea are included in the price, but all alcohol will be charged an additional fee per drink.

Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant

  • Address: 30 Trevanion Rd, Taneytown, MD 21787
  • Family Friendly? Yes
  • Website

Step onto this 24-acre estate for a five-course, prix-fix Thanksgiving brunch that the entire family is welcome to enjoy. Executive Chef, Inti Villalobos-Coady and his team have whipped up a Thanksgiving menu that features Filet Mignon, Heritage Roasted Turkey, Chestnut Agnolotti, and so much more.

Wine pairings to complement each course is charged at an addition fee from the buffet.

Looking to stay at Antrim 1844? Check out the best rates and availability HERE.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

  • Address: Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore, 711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Family Friendly? Yes
  • Website

McCormick & Schmick’s has a little something for everyone. On top of their regular dinner menu, you can order the Thanksgiving menu, which includes a starter (Butternut Squash Bisque or Seasonal Salad) and a main course of sliced roasted turkey with all of the traditional Thanksgiving sides.

This is perfect for those in the family who actually don’t like Thanksgiving food (my youngest son prefers Japanese dumplings thanks to our multicultural family Thanksgivings

Note: preorder Thanksgiving Feast To-Go available

Book your Thanksgiving weekend stay at the Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore HERE.

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving in DC

The Oregon Grille

  • Address: 1201 Shawan Rd. Hunt Valley, MD 21030
  • Family friendly?
  • Website

The Oregon Grille serves a delicious family-style Thanksgiving meal every year. Start with a bowl of butternut squash bisque or Maryland crab soup.

Afterward, sit back and feast on tender, perfectly-cooked turkey, herbed stuffing, mashed potatoes, pan gravy, sauerkraut with pork, steamed green beans, candied sweet potatoes, and homemade cranberry sauce to top it all.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake.

Mt. Washington Tavern

  • Address: 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD 21209
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

The Thanksgiving dinner menu at the Mt. Washington Tavern has one of the most elaborate offerings on our list. While most places offer turkey and sides, their menu has appetizers like calamari, truffle fries, crab wontons, and southwest eggrolls.

There are six different main courses, but crowd favorites are the Honey Baked Ham Platter and the Traditional Turkey Platter which comes with honey-baked ham or slow-roasted turkey, green beans, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, and cranberry sauce.

We love that there’s an option for vegans – the almond-crusted tofu. Add a la carte sides and desserts like cheesecake bites or flourless chocolate cake.

Blue Hill Tavern

  • Address: 938 S Conkling St, Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Family friendly? Yes
  • Website

The Blue Hill Tavern knows how to celebrate Thanksgiving! You can either have dinner in-house with their two-course prix fixe and a la carte dessert or opt for their hot-to-go option. There are lots of choices for the first and second course; start off with the butternut squash bisque, duck confit gnocchi, or the calamari salad with a chili-lime vinaigrette.

There are nine second courses with everything from surf and turf and mushroom wellington to 48-hour short rib and, of course, the Thanksgiving Plate.

Note: Thanksgiving To-Go menus available

Rye Street Tavern (reopening in 2024)

  • Address: 13 Rye St, Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Website

Every year, the Rye Street Tavern serves a three-course prix fixe for Thanksgiving dinner. The main course is served family-style and you can add your choice of appetizer and dessert.

While the main star is the wood-roasted turkey, there are also sides like candied beets, crispy squash, and roasted Brussels sprouts with maple syrup and bacon.

Ida B’s Table (permanently closed)

  • Address: 235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202
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More restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Baltimore

According to OpenTable, these restaurants are open on Thanksgiving day AND still have tables available.

  • Ampersea Restaurant
  • apropoe’s
  • Avenue Kitchen & Bar
  • Blackwall Hitch Baltimore
  • B-Side Cocktails & Karaoke
  • Clavel
  • Foraged
  • Kona Grill – Baltimore
  • La Tavola
  • Maximón
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak – Baltimore
  • Oceanaire Seafood Room – Baltimore
  • RA Sushi Bar Restaurant – Baltimore, MD
  • Riptide
  • Sotto Sopra
  • Twist Fells Point BYOB
  • The Prime Rib – Baltimore (The Original)
  • Tagliata
  • The Food Market
  • Woodberry Kitchen

Take Out Thanksgiving Dinner in Baltimore

And if you’re looking for something quick yet delicious to grab and go on Thanksgiving, don’t sleep on Boston Market or Wawa. Hear me out – in addition to having gas and candy bars, their hot food selection includes a Wawa Gobbler Bowl which makes an appearance every holiday season.

The delicious Gobbler Bowl is a concoction of hot turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce – it’s Thanksgiving joy in every bite!

Additional reporting by Shahnaz Hossain

Baltimore restaurants open for Thanksgiving

Frequently Asked Questions about Baltimore Thanksgiving Dinner (FAQ)

What are some popular Baltimore restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner?

Baltimore offers a variety of restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinners, lunch and even brunch. Some popular options include The Capital Grille and Charleston. You can also find Thanksgiving buffets at hotels like The Four Seasons and Sagamore Pendry.

Do Baltimore restaurants require reservations for Thanksgiving dinner?

Yes, many restaurants require reservations for Thanksgiving dinner, as it’s a busy time of year. It’s a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation to secure your spot.

What types of Thanksgiving menus do these restaurants offer?

Most restaurants offer traditional Thanksgiving feasts with turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings. Others provide a modern twist on the holiday classics. Many also serve a more southern-style Thanksgiving, with collard greens, mac n’cheese, and sweet potato pie.

Be sure to check their websites or call to see what’s on the menu.

Are there vegetarian or vegan options available for Thanksgiving dinner in Baltimore restaurants?

Yes, but not many restaurants in Baltimore offer vegetarian and vegan options for Thanksgiving. Call the restaurant you would like to book (or your friends and family already booked) to make sure they can accomodate your dietary needs. If the chef has advance notice, they can usually whip up something so you can’t left out of the feast.

Are there kid-friendly Thanksgiving restaurants in Baltimore?

Absolutely! Thanksgiving is all about friends and family, and kids are a huge part of that group. Some restaurants even offer special Thanksgiving menus for kids with options like mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and other child-friendly dishes. Be sure to check with the restaurant in advance to see if they have kid-friendly options.

Alternately, you can go over the menu with your children to see if there is anything they would like to eat. My kids always surprise me when their adventurous eating pops up.

What is the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal at Baltimore restaurants?

The cost can vary widely depending on the restaurant and the menu. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $300 or more per person for a Thanksgiving meal at a Baltimore restaurant. Always check the restaurant website or call to make sure you don’t have sticker shock when the bill arrives.

And remember, if you are gettin a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, alcohol is usually not included and will cost extra.

Are there any special events or entertainment at Baltimore Thanksgiving restaurants?

Some restaurants may offer live music during your meal, but check with the restaurant to see if they have any unique offerings to enhance your dining experience, or children’s programming to keep the kids entertained while you eat.

Do Baltimore Thanksgiving restaurants offer takeout or catering options?

Yes, many Baltimore restaurants offer takeout or catering options for Thanksgiving. This is a great option if you prefer to enjoy the holiday meal at home or with a larger group.

Contact the restaurant in advance to inquire about their takeout and catering services, and ALWAYS preorder your Thanksgiving meal. You will not be able to call a restaurant on Thanksgiving morning looking for a take away meal.

What are the operating hours for Thanksgiving restaurants in Baltimore?

Operating hours can vary on Thanksgiving, so it’s important to check with the specific restaurant. Some may offer lunch and dinner service, while others may have special holiday hours. Make sure to confirm their hours when making your reservation.

Do Baltimore Thanksgiving restaurants have outdoor seating options?

Some Baltimore restaurants may offer outdoor seating, weather permitting. Check with the restaurant to see if they have outdoor options and whether they are available on Thanksgiving day.

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