Dining Out for Thanksgiving

Changed your mind last minute? Here are some options still available.


I’m someone who 100% would ask her mother the possibility of cooking a turkey in a microwave. She’d most likely convulse and pass out at the thought. I also burn toast so imagine me working a kitchen and having people depend on me for a cranberry pie.

Two words: please no.

Maybe this is you, or maybe you’re dodging the classic Thanksgiving feast. Whatever the reason, here are some local restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving dinner and still have reservations open.

Bar Solita

Times available: 6:15, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30

Price: $29.95 per person

What’s on the menu: Turkey, ham, or turkey-ham dinner combo is on the table but the full dinner menu is still an option so uh, I don’t know about you but I’m eyeing those tapas.

Address: 123 W. Broad St.

Phone: 804-308-3605

Bistro 27

Times available: 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00

Price: $48.50 for adults; $24.25 for children 8 and under

What’s on the menu: three-course meal with a buffet selection of different types of salads and a bread station to carb it up. Entrees include prime ribs, bronzed salmon with whiskey roasted tomatoes, roasted turkey breast, beef ravioli, roasted chicken breast or a mysterious vegetarian dish. If you’re a Thanksgiving stuffing and cranberry sauce person, you’re in luck. They’ve got you.

Address: 27 West Broad St.

Phone: 804-780-0086

Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse

Times available: 5:45, 6:00

Price: Three-course meal for $70 per adult; $17 for children 12 and under

What’s on the menu: First course options include a Tobacco Row salad, roasted butternut squash soup or she crab soup. Second course options include pan-seared Chesapeake rockfish drizzled with a horseradish creme fraiche, the classic turkey dinner, filet mignon with a crispy puff pastry or pan-seared salmon served with green bean casserole and family-style mashed potatoes Dessert options are blackout chocolate layer pudding cake, key lime pie with oreo cookie crust or NY-style cheesecake.

Address: 2306 E Cary St Richmond, Virginia, 23223

Phone: 804-643-6900

Camden’s Dogtown Market

Times available: 11 a.m.

Price: $25

What’s on the menu: One of the few places that offers a seitan roast for your vegetarian or vegan pleasure. There’s also a roasted turkey with sage and thyme and sides that make me wish I could have a giant bathtub of it at all times. Yes, I’m talking about their sweet potato, pineapple, orange and apple casserole.

Address: 201 W 7th St

Phone: 804-745-6488

Max’s on Broad

Times available: for a party of 2, 12:30 to 8:30 is wide open;

Price: $29.95 per person

What’s on the menu: Since it’s another restaurant that’s part of RVA Hospitality group, the Thanksgiving menu will be the same as Tarrant’s and Bar Solita. Expect the “fixins.” The dinner menu is still fair game, which means their seared scallops and yellowfin tuna seared medium rare may be calling my name.

Address: 305 Brook Rd.

Phone: 804-225-0400

Nick’s Roman Terrace

Times available: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Price: $28 per person for a prix-fixe menu

What’s on the menu: Nick’s famous rolls and a turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy dinner.

Address: 8051 W Broad St.

Phone: 804-270-2988

Patrick Henry Pub & Grille

Times available: noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Price: $32 per adult, $16 for children 12 and under; walk-ins are $40 per adult, $20 for children

What’s on the menu: Oh, baby. We’re talking mac n’cheese, we’re talking deep-fried turkey and prime rib and we’re talking green bean casserole. Everything is buffet style so stuff your face with every pie they have available. Spoiler alert, it’s cranberry, apple and pumpkin.

Address: 2300 E Broad St.

Phone: 804-644-4242

Sam Miller’s

Times available: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: $49 per person

What’s on the menu: Appetizers include a grilled scallop crostini topped with a bacon cranberry jam, crab soup, pumpkin and acorn squash soup or roasted carrot and asparagus salad topped with toasted pecan vinaigrette. For the entree, you have the option of a turkey dinner, lump crab cake, a mustard glazed salmon or a brown-butter-basted filet mignon. The third and final course, options include pumpkin pie, pome-berry cheesecake or white chocolate cranberry bread pudding.

Address: 1210 East Cary St.

Phone: 804-644-5465

Tarrant’s West

Times available: 8:15, 8:30 p.m.

Price: $29.95 per adult; $15.95 for children 10 and under

What’s on the menu: Full dinner menu is fair game but traditional turkey, ham or turkey-ham dinner is available

Address: 11129 Three Chopt Rd

Phone: 804-205-9009

The Tobacco Company

Times available: 5 p.m. for a party of 6

Price: For a little Thanksgiving dinner, it’s $30 for adults and $16 for children

What’s on the menu: Full dinner menu is fair game but this one includes roasted turkey breast with applewood smoked ham, a pecan sweet potato casserole and southern cornbread stuffing.

Address: 1201 East Cary St.

Phone: 804-782-9555

Trevi’s Grill

Times available: 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. with seating available every half hour

Price: $42 per adult, $20 for children 6-12

What’s on the menu: Trevi’s has a twist: it’s a Thanksgiving brunch from 11a.m. to 3p.m that includes mimosas and complimentary parking. There’s multiple stations, such as breakfast that includes bananas foster french toast and southern spiced breakfast potatoes, seafood, meats and cheese, salads, soups that include a butternut squash bisque, entrees such as southern blackened salmon or vegan quinoa and desserts. We’re talking spiced cranberry oatmeal cream pies, apple cobbler and liquid nitrogen spun ice cream.

Address: 100 S 12th St.

Phone: 804-344-7000

Honorable mentions:

Not a Thanksgiving dinner but Island Shrimp Co. and Casa Del Barco are offering a Friendsgiving happy hour that goes from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Just in case you’re thinking of getting boozy in public.