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Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving 2019 Around Boston

15 holiday options that still have reservations open

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From traditional turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie to a vegan Thanksgiving to fancy steaks, here’s a sampling of 15 Thanksgiving 2019 dining options in and around Boston, should you choose to dine out on November 28.

Note: As of press time, all of these restaurants still had some availability on Thanksgiving, although that may change quickly. Reservations definitely recommended.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. True Bistro

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1153 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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For those celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving, Teele Square’s True Bistro is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving a prix fixe meal with optional wine pairings. This year’s menu hasn’t been released yet, but last year’s was a $90 five-course meal (with a $30 wine pairing), with dishes including squash bisque, a yuba roulade stuffed with seitan sausage, and pumpkin pie spice cheesecake.

2. Grafton Street

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1230 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-0400
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Celebrate in the heart of Harvard Square at Grafton Street, serving the regular dinner menu and Thanksgiving specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the bar operating until 11 p.m. Specials include pumpkin and parsnip bisque, roasted turkey with the proper accoutrements, and pumpkin pie.

3. Bambara

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25 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 868-4444
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Bambara is open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a holiday menu for $45 per person (before tax, tip, and alcohol). The three-course menu includes starter options such as roasted mushroom soup or kabocha squash falafel; a roasted heritage turkey entree with appropriate accoutrements; and pumpkin creme brulee or other options for dessert. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.

4. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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Dante is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving its full a la carte menu along with a $39/person turkey platter special that comes with stuffing, gravy, sweet potato fries, and other accoutrements.

5. Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

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270 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-0907
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As the name states, this Kendall Square restaurant specializes in Hunan cuisine (not to mention the Chinese liquor baijiu). In addition to its regular menu, Sumiao is serving a Thanksgiving special ($26) — spicy turkey with pumpkin.

6. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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40 Court St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-2277
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This downtown seafood restaurant will have a turkey roulade special with appropriate sides for $40.

7. Boston Chops

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52 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 982-7130
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Swanky steakhouse? Check. Turkey? Check. Open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Boston Chops is serving most of its regular menu, including plenty of steaks, and a holiday special, roasted turkey with all the fixings ($49), at both its original South End and newer Downtown Crossing locations.

8. Miel

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510 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 217-5151
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Located at the Intercontinental, this French restaurant is serving a buffet from noon to 8 p.m. ($80/adult; $35/child 12 and under). Dishes include smoked turkey and buttermilk dumpling soup; buttermilk fried turkey thighs with chile lime honey; prime rib with rosemary au jus; cornbread stuffing; a pie station; and lots more.

9. Gather

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75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 982-7220
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Inside District Hall, Gather is serving its regular menu along with some Thanksgiving specials, including a turkey dinner, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin spice gelato.

10. Atlantic Fish Co.

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761 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4000
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Atlantic Fish Co. is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will have some Thanksgiving specials available, including a turkey dinner (with optional wine pairing), carrot and spiced apple soup, and sugar pie pumpkin tart.

11. Abe & Louie's

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793 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6300
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At this classic Back Bay steakhouse, there’s a three-course menu available on Thanksgiving ($75 per person), featuring dishes such as bacon-wrapped scallops, roasted turkey with sides, and apple pie.

12. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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200 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 585-6300
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Perhaps go the meaty Brazilian steakhouse route for the holiday: Fogo de Chão is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (dinner pricing all day), serving its usual array of options, including the full churrasco experience ($57.95). (Endless cuts of meat arrive at the table, sliced off of giant skewers, and there’s also a buffet of sides and accoutrements.) Add-ons include sea bass, salmon, and dry-aged long bone ribeye. The company hasn’t announced specific Thanksgiving plans, but there are usually holiday specials (like turkey) available within the churrasco experience.

13. Legal Harborside

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270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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Any Legal Sea Foods outpost is generally a safe bet for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try the glitzy Seaport District location this year; the first and second floors are open from noon until 9 p.m. with a turkey breast and sides for $24.95/adult and $8.95/child 12 and under, alongside plenty of seafood.

14. Capo Restaurant & Supper Club

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443 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 993-8080
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In South Boston, Capo is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a menu that can be ordered in prix fixe format or a la carte. This year’s menu hasn’t yet been released, but last year’s prix fixe was priced at $45/adult, $20/child, and free/kids under four, and the menu included pasta dishes such as gnocchi alfredo and butternut squash ravioli alongside more traditional Thanksgiving fare such as roasted turkey, prime rib, and more.

15. The Frogmore

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365 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(857) 203-9462
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JP’s Lowcountry cuisine restaurant, the Frogmore, is offering seatings from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving roast turkey with appropriate sides and dessert options. (Takeout packages are also available.)

1. True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

For those celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving, Teele Square’s True Bistro is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving a prix fixe meal with optional wine pairings. This year’s menu hasn’t been released yet, but last year’s was a $90 five-course meal (with a $30 wine pairing), with dishes including squash bisque, a yuba roulade stuffed with seitan sausage, and pumpkin pie spice cheesecake.

1153 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Grafton Street

1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Celebrate in the heart of Harvard Square at Grafton Street, serving the regular dinner menu and Thanksgiving specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the bar operating until 11 p.m. Specials include pumpkin and parsnip bisque, roasted turkey with the proper accoutrements, and pumpkin pie.

1230 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Bambara

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Bambara is open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a holiday menu for $45 per person (before tax, tip, and alcohol). The three-course menu includes starter options such as roasted mushroom soup or kabocha squash falafel; a roasted heritage turkey entree with appropriate accoutrements; and pumpkin creme brulee or other options for dessert. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.

25 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02141

4. Dante

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Dante is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving its full a la carte menu along with a $39/person turkey platter special that comes with stuffing, gravy, sweet potato fries, and other accoutrements.

40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142

5. Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

270 Third St, Cambridge, MA 02142

As the name states, this Kendall Square restaurant specializes in Hunan cuisine (not to mention the Chinese liquor baijiu). In addition to its regular menu, Sumiao is serving a Thanksgiving special ($26) — spicy turkey with pumpkin.

270 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142

6. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

40 Court St, Boston, MA 02108

This downtown seafood restaurant will have a turkey roulade special with appropriate sides for $40.

40 Court St
Boston, MA 02108

7. Boston Chops

52 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111

Swanky steakhouse? Check. Turkey? Check. Open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Boston Chops is serving most of its regular menu, including plenty of steaks, and a holiday special, roasted turkey with all the fixings ($49), at both its original South End and newer Downtown Crossing locations.

52 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

8. Miel

510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Located at the Intercontinental, this French restaurant is serving a buffet from noon to 8 p.m. ($80/adult; $35/child 12 and under). Dishes include smoked turkey and buttermilk dumpling soup; buttermilk fried turkey thighs with chile lime honey; prime rib with rosemary au jus; cornbread stuffing; a pie station; and lots more.

510 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

9. Gather

75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Inside District Hall, Gather is serving its regular menu along with some Thanksgiving specials, including a turkey dinner, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin spice gelato.

75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

10. Atlantic Fish Co.

761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Atlantic Fish Co. is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will have some Thanksgiving specials available, including a turkey dinner (with optional wine pairing), carrot and spiced apple soup, and sugar pie pumpkin tart.

761 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

11. Abe & Louie's

793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

At this classic Back Bay steakhouse, there’s a three-course menu available on Thanksgiving ($75 per person), featuring dishes such as bacon-wrapped scallops, roasted turkey with sides, and apple pie.

793 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

12. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

200 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Perhaps go the meaty Brazilian steakhouse route for the holiday: Fogo de Chão is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (dinner pricing all day), serving its usual array of options, including the full churrasco experience ($57.95). (Endless cuts of meat arrive at the table, sliced off of giant skewers, and there’s also a buffet of sides and accoutrements.) Add-ons include sea bass, salmon, and dry-aged long bone ribeye. The company hasn’t announced specific Thanksgiving plans, but there are usually holiday specials (like turkey) available within the churrasco experience.

200 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

13. Legal Harborside

270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Any Legal Sea Foods outpost is generally a safe bet for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try the glitzy Seaport District location this year; the first and second floors are open from noon until 9 p.m. with a turkey breast and sides for $24.95/adult and $8.95/child 12 and under, alongside plenty of seafood.

270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

14. Capo Restaurant & Supper Club

443 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

In South Boston, Capo is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a menu that can be ordered in prix fixe format or a la carte. This year’s menu hasn’t yet been released, but last year’s prix fixe was priced at $45/adult, $20/child, and free/kids under four, and the menu included pasta dishes such as gnocchi alfredo and butternut squash ravioli alongside more traditional Thanksgiving fare such as roasted turkey, prime rib, and more.

443 W Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

15. The Frogmore

365 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

JP’s Lowcountry cuisine restaurant, the Frogmore, is offering seatings from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving roast turkey with appropriate sides and dessert options. (Takeout packages are also available.)

365 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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