Thanksgiving in Austin

Your guide to Thanksgiving in Austin, from the best take-out turkey dinners to the ultimate slice of pie

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes another celebration of Thanksgiving in Austin. Whether you're cooking up a storm with family this year or throwing a Friendsgiving bash, preparing a meal and planning holiday activities can be incredibly stressful. We're here to help you out—from Thanksgiving dinners at Austin's best restaurants to picking up a killer dessert (hooray for pie!) at the best bakeries in town, your Turkey Day is going to be incredible. Happy holidays!

When is Thanksgiving 2017?

Great question. Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Thanksgiving in Austin

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving
Restaurants

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Wouldn’t it be nice to feast on an actual Thanksgiving dinner—without the cleanup? 

The best Thanksgiving take-out options
Restaurants

The best Thanksgiving take-out options

Bring home a glorious, hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner. 

Austin's best pies
Restaurants

Austin's best pies

Talk about pie goals.

Celebrate the season

The best gift shops in Austin
Shopping

The best gift shops in Austin

Hit the stores after the table is cleared for some holiday shopping.

Get some exercise
Things to do

Get some exercise

Walk off your meal with Austin's top hikes.

Four holiday theater performances to catch this winter
News

Four holiday theater performances to catch this winter

Take a trip to the theater over the Thanksgiving weekend.

November's top concerts
News

November's top concerts

Hit up a show during the holidays.