Though a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal trumps all, sometimes we just can’t make it happen. 

Whatever your reason for finding a great Thanksgiving restaurant, you should not settle for anything less than a feast. And these seven restaurants will make you feel like you're sitting around your dinner table at home! Keep the kitchen clean, and come out with your family, friends, or anyone else who will join you.

The Mansion on O Street

2020 O St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20036

Let us start with the feast of all feasts. The Mansion on O Street is worth a visit no matter what day of the year it is, but they are really going all out for Thanksgiving. For $70 a person, you will have access to all the best that this holiday’s food has to offer. From turkey, to stuffing, to the sides, you will seriously fill up here. 

And if you can walk afterward, I recommend exploring all the hidden doors and passageways in the mansion. 

You can check out more details here

The Hay Adams

800 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20006

The Hay Adams is the epitome of class. The restaurant is actually located in The Hay Adams Hotel (aptly named, of course), and this is the place to dress up and feel fancy on Thanksgiving. You can choose the pre-fixe menu or go a la carte. You will love the glamour, the history, and of course, all the delicious food and drink. 

Make your reservation here


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Penn Quarter: 633 D St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
West End: 1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20037

Rasika is one of our favorite restaurants in Washington D.C., and if you are not that big on Thanksgiving food, this may be a good option for you. Sure, they will be serving some special holiday dishes, but you'll also be able to order from their classic menu. Get at least two orders of the Palak Chat (you'll thank us after), and try one of their meat dishes in a mouth-watering sauce. 

Learn more about Rasika here

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005

Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest restaurant in Washington D.C., and if you love the city’s history, and you want to enjoy a classic meal, come here for Thanksgiving. Make sure you take time to appreciate all the décor, as well as the food. 

Get more information on Thanksgiving at Old Ebbitt Grill here

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

950 I St. NW, Suite 501, Washington, D.C., 20001

Sometimes, instead of traditional Thanksgiving food, you just want a good steak. And if you want the best steak, head over to Del Frisco’s. Of course, if someone in your party is craving turkey, they'll still be able to get it with all the traditional fixings. Plus, since it's a steakhouse, you'll get some truly delicious sides (we're dreaming of their garlic mashed potatoes now!).

Check out the restaurant here

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20037

Blue Duck Tavern is also located in a hotel, The Park Hyatt, and they'll make sure you feel right at home on Thanksgiving night. The restaurant will serve all the Thanksgiving food you can dream of, as well as some innovative extras for those that like a little something different. The ambience is warm and cozy, and you'lll want to stay long after your meal is finished for an after-dinner drink. 

Reserve your spot for Thanksgiving here

Lupo Verde

1401 T St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009

Lupo Verde, in my opinion, is one of the most romantic restaurants. Usually, the restaurant serves up Italian food, and while there will still be Italian options on the menu, you'll also be able to order the Thanksgiving classics you love. 

If you’re looking to make Thanksgiving romantic, learn more about Lupo Verde here


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In addition to these upscale places, there are always some (more) affordable restaurant chains open for Thanksgiving, too. Boston Market will be open, as will Denny's, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, and Golden Corral. Mimi's Cafe usually offers a pretty great turkey dinner, too.

To see even more restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Washington D.C., click here

Have you ever been out to a restaurant for Thanksgiving? Let us know which one in the comments!

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