For those who believe that Thanksgiving is a sacred family holiday, eating out may seem like a crime. However, the Thanksgiving menu offerings at these Atlanta restaurants are so good that you will certainly be granted reprieve. While most of the items on the Thanksgiving menus are of the meat and stuffing variety, they are spectacularly executed and perfect if you need to meet the needs of less adventurous family members. No matter what’s served, expect a delicious and memorable Thanksgiving meal.
3500 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
www.davios.comHours: Thanksgiving Day 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $40 adults/ $15 children under 12
For a traditional turkey dinner at a super affordable price, Davios is a great choice. It will be offering an Oven-Roasted Vermont Free-Range Organic Turkey accompanied by the customary sides of mashed potatoes, peas, yams, stuffing and gravy, cranberry chutney and sautéed creamy kale. For an additional $10, the family can share in one of three holiday desserts like pumpkin pie, apple pie with cinnamon ice cream or a chocolate pecan tart. Reservations are highly recommended.
103 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
www.buckheadrestaurants.comHours: Thanksgiving Day 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $72 adults/ $35 children under 12/ Free for children under 6
Nothing says upscale like having someone cook your Thanksgiving dinner and then pack up the leftovers for you to take home. If you have a minimum of four people in your family, then you should consider making reservations at 103 West. This spot is one of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s premiere locations used mostly as a private-dining event location. The special Thanksgiving menu offers each table its own whole-roasted turkey and sides of two dressings, sweet potato soufflé, roasted organic fall vegetables, cranberry relish and a deconstructed green-bean casserole. Included in the meal is the choice of one appetizer and a stroll pass the dessert buffet.
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Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint
200 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.comHours: Thanksgiving Day 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $40 adult/ $25 children
As if good food and family were not enough, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint offers live music at its Thanksgiving fete. The dinner is served buffet style. Although Sweet Georgia’s has not yet finalized its menu, you can expect some of the southern foods it is famous for including cinnamon apple bread pudding with praline sauce. Although reservations are not required, just as on any Friday or Saturday night at this popular location, they are strongly suggested.
659 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.livingstonatlanta.comHours: Thanksgiving Day
Price: Not Yet Available
If you are spending your Thanksgiving solo, the Livingston Restaurant and Bar will be able to meet both your physical and social needs. The sleek elegance of the restaurant is mimicked in its offerings. Although its buffet menu has not been finalized, in previous years it has featured a varied array of dazzling items. After your dinner, you can socialize at the bar or have the complimentary valet pull your car around so that you can determine what else vibrant midtown Atlanta has to offer.
794 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
www.atkinspark.comHours: Thanksgiving Day 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: Not Yet Available
If you are like millions of other Americans and Thanksgiving means food and football, then Atkins Park Restaurant will offer the best of both worlds. It will be serving a prix-fixe menu offering a selection of meats and sides executed in the classic American style for which Atkins Park is known. In addition, you will have access to its high-definition, big-screen televisions for your game-viewing pleasure. You will not have to feel embarrassed about showing your football enthusiasm as the friendly staff and regulars are accustomed.
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