Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and a very long to-do list. For those looking to avoid the fuss (including multiple trips to the grocery store, cooking, cleaning, organizing, and getting the gravy just right) and support local restaurants, this is your guide to the best bets for Thanksgiving brunch and dinner in Austin, which occupies the ancestral lands of the Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Jumanos, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache.
From a buffet complete with carving stations at Second Bar + Kitchen to comforting meals from Hoover’s Cooking, these offerings are available on Thursday, November 25. Tip: Make reservations soon because these restaurants will book up very fast.
As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask and tip well.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More