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Chicago restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout and delivery

No need to sweat over an open stove all day—these Chicago restaurants are offering delicious Thanksgiving takeout

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
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If last year's smaller-than-usual Thanksgiving hasn't left you itching to cook an elaborate spread this time around, you can let out a sigh of relief—the best restaurants in Chicago are here with takeout Thanksgiving dinner packages for a low-stress holiday feast. Whether you're looking for a traditional turkey-and-potatoes dinner, something meat-free or an extra-luxe menu from a Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, you'll find loads of festive options that will take all the brining, basting, chopping, peeling and baking-related responsibilities off your plate. FYI: Many of these spots require you to reserve your meal (relatively) early in the month, so be sure to get your orders in ASAP!

Chicago restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout

  • Restaurants
  • Barbecue
  • Evanston
  • price 1 of 4

Mix and match your own Soul & Smoke Thanksgiving spread: keep it classic with roasted turkey breast, green bean casserole, herb stuffing and cranberry sauce, or opt for Cajun-smoked turkey breast, collard greens and mac and cheese for a southern twist. Plus, you have the option to donate toward the restaurant's efforts to feed families in need this Thanksgiving if you feel like sharing in the spirit of the season. Various prices; order via Tock by November 23; pick up November 24–25 in Evanston or November 24 in West Loop and Northbrook.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Uptown

Itching for a classic Thanksgiving meal? Bar Roma chef Fred Ramos will prepare a feast of cider-brined turkey, whipped garlic potatoes, green bean casserole, corn bread stuffing, pretzel rolls with honey mustard butter and bourbon pecan pie topped with maple whipped cream. Vegetarians can swap the turkey for cheese lasagna with mushroom bolognese, and especially hungry diners are free to tack on additional side dishes for $10 each. $85 for two; reserve via Bar Roma's website by November 19; pick up on November 24. 

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  • Restaurants
  • North Center

The Mediterranean-inspired Thanksgiving to-go menu at this Roscoe Village restaurant features an herb- and lemon-brined turkey topped with caperberry gravy and cranberry-peach mostarda as well as a bevy of sides (yukon potato, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, bacon and cheese gratin, duck confit and chestnut stuffing and brioche dinner rolls). Dinner concludes with a pumpkin doughnut tiramisu. Don't forget to snag a half-priced bottle of wine with your meal! $95 for two, $190 for four; reserve via Le Sud's website by November 21; pick up on November 24. 

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Lake View

The whole family can dine on Farm Bar's Thanksgiving meal package, which includes herb-roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, a medley of roasted veggies, salad, house-made gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. Need to make adjustments for allergies or other dietary restrictions? Use the email on the order form to request menu accomodations. $120 for two to four, $200 for six to eight; reserve via Farm Bar's website by November 17; pick up on November 24. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • West Loop
  • price 3 of 4

Order from Sepia for a Michelin-starred Thanksgiving dinner kit: cider-brined turkey breast and confit leg; a Waldorf salad-inspired stuffing with rye bread, roasted apple and celery root; buttermilk mashed potatoes; truffled green bean casserole; cranberry ginger compote; cognac mustard gravy; and sweet potato and pecan pie. The West Loop restaurant will also offer a selection of wines to accompany your meal if you want to kick things up a notch. $80 for two; reserve via Tock by November 20; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • Hyde Park
  • price 2 of 4

Virtue chef Erick Williams is cooking up a Thanksgiving meal complete with half a turkey, collard greens, mac and cheese, pecan pie and more Southern-style sides. Prefer to handle most of the cooking yourself? You can also opt to purchase a turkey through the restaurant for $112. $210 for four; order via Resy; pick up November 23–24. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • West Loop

Celebrate with a Mediterranean-inspired Thanksgiving dinner from Aba, which has drummed up a menu that ranges from crispy chicken thigh with sauteed greens and butternut squash to pumpkin hummus with house-made bread, plus lots of other (though you won't find any turkey). Finish off with a slice of creme brulee pie. $59.95 per person, reserve via Tock by November 21; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • West Loop

If you're looking to break out of the traditional turkey-and-mashed potatoes rut, Sepia's globetrotting sister restaurant features an internationally-inspired Thanksgiving menu complete with tandoori-style turkey breast, braised turkey leg biryani with apricots and pistachios, stir-fried Brussels sprouts, sweet potato puree, creamy black lentils, raita, garam masala-spiced gravy and cashew and jaggery pie with cardamom. $80 for two; reserve via Tock by November 20; pick up on November 24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Bucktown
  • price 2 of 4

Dine on a three-course (and slightly unconventional) Thanksgiving dinner from The Bristol, which includes endive salad, roast duck breast with confit duck leg and mustard jus, yukon potato gratin and other fall-friendly dishes. The meal concludes on a sweet note with a dessert of brioche bread pudding, topped with apple, fig and vanilla anglaise. $225 for four; order via Tock by November 18; pick up on November 24. 

  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • West Loop

This classic steakhouse will offer an appropriately old-fashioned (and luxe) Thanksgiving dinner menu: feast on baby green salad with verjus vinaigrette, herbs, pomegranate seeds and candied walnuts; sous vide turkey breast and gizzard gravy; confit turkey leg and stuffing waffles; butter and chive mashed potatoes; cranberry en conserve with orange zest and brandy; candied yams; Brussels sprouts; and pumpkin pie made with pumpkin custard, gingersnap crumble, chai spiced chantilly cream and cranberry shrub. Tack on a bottle of bubbly to complete the '50s effect. $75 per person; order via Tock; pick up November 24–25.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • West Loop
  • price 2 of 4

Build your own Thanksgiving feast with the help of The Publican, which has locally-grown whole turkeys from Slagel Family Farms and Ferndale Farms available for purchase along with a medley of classic sides and fixings (including gravy, garlic and buttermilk mashed potatoes, shrimp cocktail, whole pies and more). Toss in some dinner rolls from Publican Quality Bread for good measure. Various prices; order via Tock; pick up November 22–24.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Logan Square
  • price 2 of 4

Save lots of room for this massive two-person Thanksgiving dinner menu—the contents of which are large enough to be measured in weight—from Logan Square's Longman & Eagle. Each package comes with half a pound of cranberry sauce, one pound of duck fat stuffing, one pound of green bean casserole, two pounds of mashed potatoes, two pounds of roasted turkey breast, a roasted turkey leg, one and a half pounds of kale salad and two individual spiced pumpkin cheesecakes. $140 for two; reserve via Resy; pick up on November 24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Logan Square

Thanksgiving dinner gets a Tex-Mex treatment at this Logan Square spot. Gorge on a two-pound fried turkey leg with chorizo gravy, herb-roasted autumn vegetables, Caesar salad and chicken tortilla soup. A half dulche de leche pie from Bang Bang rounds off the menu, though you can also spring for add-ons like margaritas, wine and beer. $70 for two; reserve via Resy; pick up on November 24. 

  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • Logan Square
  • price 1 of 4

Turkey-averse diners should check out the Thanksgiving menu at Parson's, which subs in a whole fried Amish chicken along with jalapeño cornbread, tomato- and bacon-braised green beans, creamed corn, gravy and mashed potatoes (though you can also add on sides like mac and cheese, hush puppies and more). Pickup is available at Parson's locations in Logan Square, Lincoln Park and Andersonville. $65 for two; reserve via Resy; pick up on November 25. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Barbecue
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

The folks at country bar Bub City are cooking up hickory smoked Green Circle turkey, autumn salad, roasted garlic and sage stuffing, baked mac and cheese and pumpkin pecan pie for Thanksgiving dinner, though you can also opt for a la carte options to build your own meal. $94.95 for two, $189.95 for four, $379.95 for eight; reserve via Tock by November 20; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • River North

Want a seafood-infused Thanksgiving? In addition to turkey from Slagel Family Farm, RPM Seafood's Thanksgiving to-go package features lobster rolls and shrimp cocktail, plus sides like charred carrots and pumpkin budino for dessert. $175 for two, $350 for four; reserve via Tock by November 21; pick up on November 24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

The River North destination for Southeast Asian food presents a unique Thanksgiving takeout meal of roasted turkey, confit turkey legs, pork belly adobo, shishito mashed potatoes, street corn stuffing, biscuits, gravy and apple pie. No time to pick up on November 24? Unlike many of the other options on this list, you can grab Sunda's meal kit within a three-day window ahead of Thanksgiving. $180 for four; reserve via OpenTable by November 18; pick up November 22–24.

  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • Lincoln Square
  • price 1 of 4

Chef Darnell Reed takes a Southern approach to his Thanksgiving spread, which includes either a pound of smoked turkey breast or half a roast duck alongside cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese and a slice of sweet potato pie. Trying to feed a crowd? Opt for the group package to get a whole smoked turkey and sweet potato pie along with the rest of the sides. $40 per person or $200 for eight; reserve via Cash Drop by November 18; pick up on November 25.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Lincoln Park
  • price 4 of 4

For the second year in a row, Chicago's only three Michelin-starred restaurant is cooking up a takeout Thanksgiving feast centered around a whole free range turkey, plus green bean casserole, a shrimp cocktail, baked brie, sage-infused stuffing and heaps of other classic sides. Up the ante with luxe add-ons like truffle mac and cheese or wine pairings. $215–$494 per party; reserve via Tock; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • Logan Square

This Logan Square pasta joint is a one-stop shop for all things Thanksgiving: Order its meal kit for four people (which includes sous vide turkey breast, confit leg and thigh, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and a host of other sides); choose from a series of progressive wine pairings; order a la carte sides; or tack on a whole pie from Bang Bang. $225 for four; reserve via Tock; pick up on November 24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Get a taste of Peru this holiday season with Tanta's Pollo a la Brasa Thanksgiving Dinner, the focal point of which is a three-pound roasted chicken marinated in Peruvian spices for 24 hours and roasted in-house. Sides include sauteed Brussels sprouts with Chinese-style pork belly as well as Peruvian corn cake served with beef and raisins (though if you're extra hungry, you can add on a family pack of empanadas with the filling of your choice). Dinner concludes with a pumpkin tres leches cake. $95 for up to four; reserve via Tock; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Beatrix's spread of roasted turkey breast and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls and cranberry sauce will feed four to six people, but you can also opt to mix and match different dishes—like butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and honeycrisp apple salad, whole pies and more—for a more customized approach to dinner. Pick-up is available at the restaurant's Fulton Market, Streeterville and Oak Brook locations. $145.95 for four to six; reserve via Tock by November 20 for Streeterville or Oakbrook and November 21 for Fulton Market; pick up November 23–24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • West Loop

Formento's puts an Italian-American spin on Thanksgiving dinner, swapping chicken for turkey and pairing it with chopped salad, mashed potatoes, focaccia stuffing, lasagna, broccolini, olives and a whole pie. $195 for four; order via Tock by November 19; pick up on November 24.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Il Porcellino's rich Thanksgiving feast includes roasted turkey breast with pancetta and sage stuffing, herb jus, creamy polenta with black truffle and other Italian-inspired delights, plus optional wine add-ons. Dinner concludes with vanilla mascarpone-topped pumpkin cheesecake (though we won't blame you if you opt to order tiramisu, too). $99.95 for two, $189.95 for four; reserve via Tock by November 22; pick up on November 24.

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  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • Andersonville
  • price 2 of 4

Celebrate a Cajun-style Thanksgiving from Big Jones, which is serving up a menu of deep-fried turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, skillet-charred Brussels sprouts and other Southern favorites. There's even a meat-free dinner option that centers around a toasted Iroquois white corn and acorn tamale "bombe" stuffed with acorn squash, hen of the woods mushrooms, dried cherries, sage and meat-free gravy. $150 for two, $260 for four; order via bigjoneschicago.com; pick up on November 25.

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