Great Restaurants for Thanksgiving Takeout and Delivery Around DC

Where to find turkey to-go, whether you're planning a feast for two or a group.

A Thanksgiving spread from The Smith. Photograph by Michael Jacobs
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Baker’s Daughter
1402 Okie St., NE
The new Ivy City market by Michelin-starred chef Matt Baker is ready for Thanksgiving, offering everything from a la carte sides, sauces, breads, entrees, and desserts, to full Thanksgiving packages for four-to-six (starting at $205) include the works. They even have the makings for your breakfast the day-of and your leftover sandwich the day-after. Details: Pre-order here for pickup and delivery; prices vary.

301 Water St., SE
Ex-Maydan chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison are taking a break from their new Caribbean restaurant to offer a simple take on Thanksgiving to-go: brined turkey dinner packages with sides like creamed spinach, stuffing, and homemade rolls for two ($140) or four ($240). Pies and drinks are extra. Details: Pre-order for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 from 12:30 to 5:30.

Blue Duck Tavern 
1201 24th St., NW 
The Park Hyatt’s restaurant is hosting a holiday supper in the lounge as well as a takeout option. If you’re opting to eat at home, each to-go dinner includes a bird with gravy, four sides, fresh-baked bread, and cranberry-fig relish. No need to debate between pumpkin versus apple pie—the meal comes both. Details: Dine-in and takeout; order by November 10; pickup only; $445 (feed six to eight).

974 Palmer Alley NW
Chef Amy Brandwein is cooking up a modern Italian spin on Thanksgiving from her restaurants and market in City Center DC. The to-go menu has a lot of cheffy options like burrata-roasted pumpkin antipasto platters, ready-cook organic turkeys, Joan Nathan’s pappardelle kugel, and pear-frangipane tarts. Details: Order for pickup from the online store for November 25 between 5 and 9 PM.

818 Connecticut Ave., NW
While vegetables are typically regulated to sides on Thanksgiving, chef Todd Gray’s restaurant brings fall produce to the forefront of the three-course dinner. (Fear not, the requisite turkey does make an appearance, if you so choose). Select from dishes like heirloom pumpkin shakshuka, fusilli with mushroom bolognese, and sweet apple-caramel dumplings. Details: Dine-in, delivery, and pickup; $75 per person.

Et Voila!
5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW
This Belgian brasserie in the Palisades offers heritage bronze turkeys from Pennsylvania or Virginia two ways: cooked or ready-to-roast at home. All turkey packages include gravy, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, a baguette, and your choice of three sides to serve up to eight persons, plus add-ons like pie and wine. Details: Curbside pick-up and delivery available; prices vary.

Michelin-starred chef Fabio Trabocchi does Thanksgiving to-go. Photograph courtesy of Simone Ink

Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants
Italian-born Trabocchi just became a US citizen and is going all-in on Thanksgiving this year at his group of classy DC restaurants, including Fiola, Fiola Mare, Del Mar, and Sfoglina (DC and Rosslyn). For a real splurge, try the grand package to-go from Del Mar at the Wharf that feeds six-to-eight ($650 total) and includes a cider-brined, herb-roasted bird, sides, pies, and more. Dining a deux? Check out Fiola’s Harvest Feast for Two with dishes like pasta bolognese, turkey with vin santo roasting jus, and apple cider budino. Details: Takeout, delivery, and dine-in; menus and prices vary by location.

Federalist Pig
1654 Columbia Rd., NW
If your idea of a celebration is a whole lot of smoked meat, let pit master Rob Sonderman cater your holiday from his Adams Morgan barbecue joint. The menu includes a whole (serves 10 to 12) or half (four to six) smoked turkey with cranberry ‘cue sauce, gravy, rolls, a choice of sides like smoked cheddar mac or chipotle-garlic green beans, and pie. Details: Email orders for a whole turkey feast ($225) or half ($140).

79 Potomac Ave., SE
Feel up for some light cooking? The American bistro helmed by former African American Museum chef Jerome Grant is offering a complete meal to-go with a brined, oven-ready turkey and reheatable accompaniments such as mushroom stuffing, braised green beans, and sweet potato pie. Details: Takeout; meal feeds six-to-eight for $285; order here.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
750 15th St., NW
All you have to do is reheat Joe’s Thanksgiving dinner for four ($250 plus tax), which includes salad, roasted turkey breast and confit thigh, classic stuffing, pumpkin chiffon pie, and more (reheating instructions included).  Extra items like crab legs are priced individually. Details: Dine-in, takeout; orders must be placed by November 18 at 5 PM for pick- up on November 25 from 11 AM to 7 PM.

1015 7th St., NW
Michelin-starred chef Eric Ziebold puts on a refined Thanksgiving, to-go or stay, at his New American restaurant in Shaw. The large a la carte menu for pickup is versatile. There are options for couples (i.e. the famous roast chicken, oysters rockefeller, Champagne) or small groups, including roast turkey, seasonal sides, homemade sweets, appetizers, and more. Details: Dine-in and takeout; order online via Tock for pickup on Thursday, November 26.

Knighstbridge Restaurant Group
Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj celebrates Thanksgiving, dine in and to-go, from a range of his restaurants. Try turkey with an Indian spin from Rasika or the Bombay Club; Italian-inspired entrees and sides such as parmesan polenta from Modena; or a refined feast from chef Frank Ruta at Annabelle with an organic turkey, giblet gravy, and sides like caramelized brussels with ham and pole beans. Details: Dine-in, takeout, and delivery; prices and menus vary by location.

Thanksgiving dinner at Le Diplomate. Photo by Rachel Pruett.
Thanksgiving dinner at Le Diplomate. Photo by Rachel Pruett.

Le Diplomate 
1601 14th St., NW 
The French brasserie is welcoming diners to spend Thanksgiving at the restaurant for a $60 prix-fixe menu of roasted turkey and leg confit with classic sides of candied yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and autumnal pies. The Turkey Day meal is also available to-go for two ($120) or four ($240) with instructions for reheating the supper spread. Details: Pre-order by phone (202-332-3333) for pick-up from November 25 to November 26; $120 (feeds two) and $240 (feeds four).

Lincoln and Teddy and the Bully Bar 
1110 Vermont Ave., NW; 1200 19th St., NW 
Both presidential-themed spots are offering carry-out and dine-in options on Thanksgiving. Reserve a seat at the restaurants for carving stations and all of the holiday fixings ($55 per person and $20 for kids 12 and under). Or, order takeout for up to ten people ($75 to $335) and dine on turkey, challah stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more at home. Details: Order November 24; dine-in and pickup; prices vary.

1340 4th St., NE 
The Thanksgiving banquet from Nicholas Stefanelli’s Italian tasting room marries Plymouth Rock and Puglia with a menu of sage heritage turkey, brown-butter sweet potato gnudi, and an apple, endive, and burratta antipasti. Vegetarians can swap turkey for roasted mushrooms. Details: Delivery and pickup; $130 (feeds two).

1346 Florida Ave., NW
It’s Thanksgiving week at Rose Previte’s wood-fired Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, where a special family-style menu is served for takeout as well as outdoor and indoor dining. Chef Marcelle Afram’s celebratory feast doesn’t fall back on turkey. Instead, look for dishes like stuffed dates, beet and pistachio salad, a wood-roasted lamb centerpiece, and sides such as freekeh with quince and winter truffles. Details: To-go or dine-in; to-go meals  $115 per person (meat menu), $95 per person (vegetarian menu). Pick up on Wednesday November, 25 as a par-cooked kit with reheating instructions.

Neighborhood Provisions 
Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia 
Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s pickup/delivery service is offering all the accouterments for a mix-and-match Thanksgiving spread. Start from scratch with an uncooked local turkey and Red Apron’s poultry rub, or cut down on the work and snag a smoked turkey and cozy mulled wine/cider kits. Between the group’s butchery, wine shop, brewery, and many restaurants, your meal will be covered. Details: Delivery and pickup from November 23 to November 25; prices vary.

Feast by Nina May
1337 11th St., NW
Planning a two-person meal? The home catering arm of Shaw’s New American restaurant created an a la carte menu that features dishes for two (though you can add more for a small group). Options go beyond roast turkey—think oysters Rockefeller, rosemary-rubbed beef tenderloin, and chestnut-squash stuffing. Details: Delivery; all orders will be delivered on Wednesday, November 25 with preparation instructions; orders must be received by noon on Tuesday, November 24. 

Rose’s Luxury and Little Pearl
717 8th St., SE; 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE 
Two Michelin star chef Aaron Silverman’s New American restaurants aren’t too cheffy for canned cranberry sauce—you’ll get a can Ocean Spray with their Turkey Day feasts. The rest of the spread is house-made, including lemon-pepper-brined Turkey and vegetarian sides like mushroom stuffing and brussels sprout Caesar salad. Details: Delivery and pickup; $240 (feeds two to four) or $480 (feeds six to eight).

RPM Italian
650 K St., NW
The downtown Italian restaurant is offering a holiday menu to-go that can either be ordered as a family meal for a party of four, or a la carte for larger parties of 10 to 12 people. Items include classic turkey and gravy plus Italian sides such as  garlic-whipped potatoes. Details: Takeout; feast for four is $185. All orders must be placed 48-hours in advance and can be picked up at the restaurant on Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26 from noon to 5:30 PM.

Seven Reasons
2208 14th St., NW
Chef Enrique Limardo is ready to cater your Thanksgiving from his modernist Latin restaurant (so yes, expect twists). The ready-heat menu for six ($480) includes vegetarian options like stuffed calabaza squash alongside traditional centerpieces (turkey, prime rib), plus sides and desserts. Details: Pickup only; order by November 19.

The Smith
1314 U St., NW; 901 F St., NW
The American brasserie chain offers a range of to-go options, from a full turkey feast for two, four, or eight, to individual appetizers, sides, desserts, and ready-cook whole birds. If you have a mixed crowd of turkey lovers and haters, there’re options like short ribs or salmon. Details: Dine-in and takeout; order here; prices vary.

Order an ax-handle ribeye or classic turkey dinner from St. Anselm. Photo by Jennifer Chase.
Order an ax-handle ribeye or classic turkey dinner from St. Anselm. Photo by Jennifer Chase.

St. Anselm 
1250 5th St., NE
Turkey isn’t the only menu option for Thanksgiving — the steakhouse is also offering an ax-handle ribeye dinner for $85 per person (turkey is also available for $60 per person). Both choices include fluffy buttermilk biscuits, salad, and mushroom soup along with five sides of candied yams with marshmallows, brioche stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and more. Details: Pre-order by phone (202-864-2199) for pick-up from November 24 to November 25; $85 per person for ribeye and $60 per person for turkey.

Tail Up Goat
1827 Adams Mill Rd., NW
Let chef Jon Sybert prepare your whole holiday spread—or just contribute a few sides and pies. The a la carte menu includes turkey three ways (whole, roasted breast, and smoked leg), lots of homemade breads and sweets, seasonal sides, and a lot of fun and delicious wines from sommelier Bill Jensen. Details: Pick-up; pre-order here by November 13.

Thanksgiving by Michael Schlow
The James Beard Award winning chef created a New American menu for four ($200) that starts with appetizers like shrimp cocktail before moving on to the main event: slow-roasted organic turkey with pan dripping gravy, “mom’s old fashioned” stuffing, bacon-y Brussels sprouts, and more. Pastry talent Alex Levin is behind an a la carte menu of pies, brownies, and more. Details: Order here by Friday, November 20 for pickup at restaurant locations in DC (14th Street, K Street) or Fairfax on Wednesday, November 25.

Thompson Italian
124 N. Washington St., Falls Church
The Falls Church spot is putting together a $185 box of Thanksgiving classics including housemade rolls, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and autumnal pie (feeds four to six). Italian-influenced sides are also available a la carte, such as pumpkin tiramisu and meatball platters. Details: Order at least 24 hours in advance for pickup from Saturday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 25.

701 Ninth St., NW
Get a Prestage Farms turkey to-go three ways from José Andrés: roasted breast, smoked thighs, and bacon wrapped drumsticks along with black truffle Madiera gravy and sides such as smoked mushroom green bean casserole. The takeout packages are available from Zaytinya. Details: To-go; packages for four ($225) or with a beverage pairing ($300);  available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 10 AM to 2 PM.

2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW 
Heritage turkey is the centerpiece of Danny Lledó’s to-go dinners, available with a whole bird ($440, feeds eight) or half turkey ($220, feeds four). Each feast comes with fixings like cornbread stuffing, buttermilk biscuits with honey butter, and burnt meringue-topped sweet potato casserole. Or, opt for suckling pig or chicken roasted over the wood-fired rotisserie. Details: Order by November 19; pickup only; prices vary.

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