Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is no joke—there's brining and baking and peeling and roasting. Did we mention the mountain of dirty dishes at the end of the night? If you'd rather steer clear of the kitchen this year, allow the best restaurants in Chicago to do the heavy lifting with takeout and delivery. Whether you're looking for a traditional Thanskgiving spread with mashed potatoes, gravy and craberry sauce, or you're craving something wildly untraditional, these Chicago restaurants are here to help.
As with any holiday—but especially this year—be sure to reserve your Thanksgiving dinner order in advance. Since indoor dining and drinking are currently banned in Chicago, you should plan to set the table at home or at least clear a spot on the couch (no judgment). And for the love of stuffing, tip restaurant workers appropriately—they're taking care of those dirty dishes at the end of the night, after all.