Staying in Atlanta for Thanksgiving this year? You’ll be glad you are, as some of the city’s best restaurants are featuring both dine-in and take-out options for your best turkey day yet.
The Four Seasons Hotel
Thanksgiving Brunch – if you’ve never indulged in the buffet brunch at The Four Seasons in Midtown, Thanksgiving is the perfect chance. Seatings are available at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm – don’t skip out on the desserts from pastry chef Lasheeda Perry, which are some of our favorites in the city.
Thanksgiving Dinner – if dinner is more your thing, The Four Seasons is also offering a pre-fixe dinner menu, with seatings beginning at 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Reservation details – (404) 881-9898, fourseasons.com/atlanta/dining
If you’re looking for a hip Thanksgiving vibe, you can’t go wrong with 5Church. They’ll be serving up a special three-course menu, with seatings available starting at 11 am and running until 7 pm on Thanksgiving. You won’t want to miss out on the fare from Chef Scotley Innis, a New York native who’s recently revamped the 5Church menu.
Reservation details – 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com
We absolutely adore anything smoked on the Big Green Egg, and Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is smoking their turkey feast on our absolute favorite smoker. Other menu offerings include braised pork shoulder, caramelized apple & sage stuffing, and a cranberry Grand Marnier compote. Reservations are recommended, with doors opening at 4 pm for seatings.
Reservation details – 404-876-7249, atkinspark.com
Chicken & The Egg
This Southern spot in Marietta is known for their farm-to-table cuisine, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Choose from entree options (smoked turkey or glazed ham), traditional Southern sides, and desserts, with seatings available from 11 am to 6 pm on Thanksgiving.
Reservation details: 678-388-8813, chickandtheegg.com
Food 101, one of our favorite spots in Sandy Springs, is serving up a Thanksgiving spread with a focus on hearty American classics. Turkey and pork loin are the main attraction, with a mix of family-style sides and desserts to choose from. Reservations are required, with seatings available from 11:30 to 7 on Thanksgiving.
Reservation details: 404-497-9700, food101atl.com
HOBNOB is the perfect spot for some delicious comfort food, and with 2 locations (their newest location recently opened in Brookhaven), a Thanksgiving spread is close by!
The original HOBNOB location in Midtown is serving their regular menu all day on Thanksgiving, with the addition of a special Thanksgiving burger with turkey steak, stuffing, cranberry sauce and melted Brie cheese. If you venture out to Brookhaven, the HOBNOB location at Town Brookhaven will feature a Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30 am to 10 pm (great for any late-night turkey cravings!)
Reservation details: Midtown location – (404-968-2288); Brookhaven location – (404-464-8971); hobnobatlanta.com
Ray’s on the River – this stunning spot right on the Chattahoochee River will serve up some unique twists on Thanksgiving classics, from hickory-smoked beef brisket to molasses-glazed rotisserie chicken
Ray’s at Killer Creek – Located in Alpharetta, this Ray’s outpost will also be smoking on the Big Green Egg, as well as featuring Bell and Evans turkey.
Ray’s in the City – If you’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving celebrations downtown, Ray’s in the City will offer a more upscale holiday dining experience, with delicacies like braised beef burgundy.
Reservation details: raysrestaurants.com
Bantam + Biddy
If you’re looking to order some gobbler to go, and you happen to be making your plans a bit last minute, Bantam + Biddy has you covered!
They’re offering a full menu to bring home, including a pecan wood-smoked turkey, braised collard greens, sage and wild rice stuffing, North Georgia apple pie and more. Just make sure your order is placed by 5 pm on Wednesday!
Order details: 404-725-5059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
An eclectic Thanksgiving is the ticket at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar, helmed by celebrity chef Art Smith. Their extensive Thanksgiving brunch will include everything from breakfast to sushi, in addition to traditional turkey day fare.
Reservation details: (404) 946-9070, southernart.com
The St. Regis Atlanta
Holiday celebrations begin at the stunning St. Regis in Buckhead with Thanksgiving brunch, with 2 seatings at 11 am and 2:30 pm. The brunch will feature a Bloody Mary & mimosa bar, live jazz music, and even a game-day lounge for football fans (we are loving this idea!)
Reservation details: stregisatl.tocktix.com/
If you’re not celebrating with family this year, turn your holiday spirit into a Friendsgiving! Bulla Gastrobar, new to the Midtown scene, is hosting a Friendsgving on Wednesday, Nov. 22 featuring sophisticated Spanish tapas. For parties of five or more, each person receives one complimentary sangría.
Reservation details: 404-900-6926, bullagastrobar.com
The Tavern At Phipps
The Tavern at Phipps introduces a new Thanksgiving menu this Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The traditional, sit down meal includes delicious oven roasted turkey, sugar cured ham and a full complement of sides and desserts at $24.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 10 and under. A full menu is also available.
Reservations are recommended. Call 404-814-9640 or visit tavernatphipps.com.
Don’t forget – reservations are recommended or required for most of the spots on our list, so make sure to get your plans in place so you can get your Thanksgiving gobble on!
Bio: Nichole runs Atlanta food & lifestyle blog ATL Adventurer, with a focus on curating content on things to do, places to eat, and where to explore in and around Atlanta. She spends most of her time Instagramming her favorite brunch & burger spots around Atlanta, as well as the best places to hike and get outside with her Australian Shepherd pup Riley.