2020 Thanksgiving Roundup: Where to Dine-In and Carry Out This Turkey Day

In years past, I was the queen of meal planning and prepping. I wrote lists, shopped seasonal items for best priced options, and chopped and prepped ingredients every Sunday to make sure the following week always started on the right foot – with good food. This year, I can barely remember to pick up my curbside order each week. Everything is makeshift. Work and school are makeshift. Meals are makeshift. This year, for me, is not about food. This year is about survival.

2020 has chugged along so very slowly, and as ready as I am to launch into the new year and start fresh, I still can’t help but long for a traditional, pre-pandemic Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving, unlike this year, is always about food. And darn it, all other things aside, food we will have!

If prepping, chopping, and baking sound like more hurdles you don’t want to jump through this year, look no further. This Thanksgiving, instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to roast your turkey, sleep in, kick up your feet, and leave the cooking to the pros! We’ve rounded-up a list of local favorites for dine-in and carry out options so you and your loved ones can share an unforgettable meal – without the kitchen stress! – to celebrate this very unforgettable year.

Thanksgiving Grocery Store Specials in San Antonio

Central Market

Sprouts Farmers Market

Whole Foods Market

Thanksgiving Dine-In Specials in San Antonio

Boiler House – Thanksgiving specials & regular menu items

Cracker Barrel – Turkey ‘n dressing meal

Luby’s – Thanksgiving specials & regular menu items

Paesano’s – Thanksgiving specials & regular menu items

Perry’s –Thanksgiving dinner specials

Saltgrass – Turkey dinner

The County Line – Thanksgiving specials & regular menu items

Thanksgiving Carry Out in San Antonio – Mains & Sides

Acadiana Café – Cajun deep fried turkey & sides

Bakery Lorraine – Pies only

Boiler House – Family-style meal for 4 people

Cappy’s Restaurant – Family-style meal

Cracker Barrel – Thanksgiving feast or family meal

Don Strange – Family dinner for 4 or 10 people

Earl Abel’s – Plates & Pies

Fredericks – Mains & Sides

Green Vegetarian – Vegetarian Mains & Sides

Luby’s – Mains & Sides

Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House – Family-style dinner, turkey or ham

Max & Louie’s New York Diner – Mains & Sides

Meadow – Turkey dinner, serves 8 to 10 people

Meemo’s Bakery – Turkey plates and family packs

Nadler’s Bakery & Deli – Thanksgiving dinner packs & ‘a la carte

Paesanos at Lincoln Heights – Prix Fixe 3-course meal

Perry’s – Family-style Thanksgiving dinner

Saltgrass – Family packs

The Barn Door – Dinner package, serves 4 to 6 people

The Honey Baked Ham Company – Turkey, Ham, & Family Packs

True Flavors Catering – Thanksgiving dinner, serves 6 to 8 people

Thanksgiving Carry Out in San Antonio – BBQ Mains & Sides

Bill Miller BBQ – Mains & Sides

Blanco BBQ – Group meals and á la carte

Grady’s BBQ – Holiday packages

Rudy’s – Turkey & Ham

Smoke BBQ – Family Feast, feeds 4 to 6 people

Smoke Shack – Family Packs

The Big Bib BBQ – Family Meals

Two Bros BBQ – Mains & Sides

Thanksgiving Hotel Meals & Specials in San Antonio

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – Dinner

Supper at Hotel Emma – Dine in or carry out, Lunch & Dinner

The Menger Hotel – Brunch

A native Laredoan and San Antonian by choice, Kimberly loves all things sunshine and South Texas. A communications consultant by day and digital creator by night, she is a master juggler of all things family, friends, work and fun! Kimberly is married to her high school sweetheart, A.J., and together they chase their two spirited boys, Trey (2016) and Matthew (2019), around town. Most mornings you can find Kimberly sipping piping hot coffee on her back patio (trying to hide from the chaos that awaits inside!). Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: Landa Library Park Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Los Spurs