Atlanta Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some great picks for your Thanksgiving meal in Atlanta.
  • Don't mess with cooking and cleaning up; just head to these Atlanta restaurants.
    Don't mess with cooking and cleaning up; just head to these Atlanta restaurants.

Don't feel like doing the cooking this Thanksgiving? We don't blame you. Here's a list of restaurants open to serve Thanksgiving dinner. Be sure to make reservations.

  • 5Church will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a three-course prix fixe meal for $45 per person. Children 12 and younger are $20. Be sure to make reservations.

  • Atkins Park will open at 4 p.m. serving a buffet of options including Big Green Egg smoked turkey breast, caramelized apple & sage stuffing and braised pork with root vegetables. Of course, traditional sides like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are included. Price is $30 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and younger.
  • Atlas at the St. Regis Atlanta will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. They'll be serving up a three-course prix fixe dinner for $75 per person. The full dinner menu will also be available.

  • Cibo e Beve – If you are in the Sandy Springs area, you don't have to drive far to have a terrific meal with lots of choices on Thanksgiving. A three-course meal starts with butternut Squash, burrata or pear and arugula salad. For your main course, you can certainly find turkey on the menu, but if that's not your thing, opt for salmon or lamb shank. Apple cobbler or pumpkin pie is for dessert. The three-course menu is $49.50.

  • CRU Food & Wine Bar  With locations in Alpharetta and The Battery at SunTrust Park, CRU will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. You will be welcomed by a warm spiced apple cider  A three-course meal is just $42 and kids' meals are half price.

  • Davios – Expect all the favorites like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, plus apple chutney and pancetta-braised collards. Known for desserts, Davio's offers a chocolate torte in additional to other Thanksgiving favorites. Adults, $59; kids, $23.

  • Food 101 will feature a Thanksgiving feast for $46 per person/$20 for kids. Diners will share family style sides, apps and desserts and have a choice between turkey or ham for their main. Food 101 also be open for brunch on Black Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving the weekend brunch menu.

  • Livingston – If you want to go all out for Thanksgiving this is the place to do it. With both a hot and cold buffet featuring items like salmon with lemon cream sauce and jumbo shrimp, that's just the beginning. A carving station features bacon-basted turkey as well as New York strip steak. The buffet style meal is $50 for adults, $25 for children ages 12 and younger and complimentary for children ages 3 and younger.

  • Mandarin Oriental – Whether you choose to dine at lunch or a dinner, you'll be pampered with a delicious meal at this Buckhead hotel. Prix fixe lunch and dinner menus are available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Start with a butternut squash soup. A second course features rainbow trout and corn grits. A third course features a turkey leg and thigh. Then choose from four different sides. 

  • Milton's --  If you're on the north side, head over to Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails for a special three-course Thanksgiving menu. There are many options to choose from in each course. For the first course, you may be torn between a butternut bisque and turducken meatballs. For a second course, besides holiday favorites you can also choose a trout with sweet potato shrimp fritter (this is phenomenal) or espresso-rubbed pork, among other options.

  • Petite Violette – The special Thanksgiving menu includes a choice of hot soup, fresh salad, entree and decadent dessert. The price is $39.95 for the four-course meal that includes choices like beef Wellington, shrimp scampi and leg of lamb, as well as traditional turkey with all the trimmings. There is also a kids' menu with soup or salad, choice of entree and dessert, for $9.95.

  • Ray’s Restaurants are serving buffets featuring Thanksgiving staples and signature Ray’s favorites. Dine at Ray’s on the River,Ray’s at Killer Creek or Ray’s in the City from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Southern Art – On Thanksgiving Day, Southern Art will serve a true Southern Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet will feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes, artisanal ham and cheese stations from Southern Art’s ham bar, a variety of traditional Thanksgiving side selections, a turkey carving station and more. $89 per adult, $45 for kids.

  • South City Kitchen – The restaurant will be open for a three-course Thanksgiving feast ($55 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and younger). Be sure to make reservations as this Atlanta favorite is sure to fill up quickly.  

Malika Bowling is the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta, Food Blogging 101 and founder of Atlanta Restaurant Blog and the Food Blog Blueprint. She has been a contributing writer to USA Today and has been featured on HGTV, Huffington Post and About.com. Malika also has served as a judge at various culinary competitions and food festivals, including Taste of Atlanta. She is the president of the Association of Food Bloggers and her podcast, Just a Byte, can be downloaded from iTunes. You can follow her on Twitter @AtlEatsNtweets and on Instagram @malika_bowling

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