Seems too late to be thinking about what to eat NEXT WEEK on Thanksgiving but its the same thing each year, right? I don't need to know what I am eating, it's the basics. This year though, I have decided we are going out. Family members have changed a bit this year and the kiddos are going to their dads for most of the day too. So yes, I want to change it up. I want to not eat the same ole lot and I don't want to clean up. Done, decided I am going to one of these places open here in Charlotte. Making reservations today! 

Bistro La Bon

1322 Central Avenue | Hours: 10 am – 4 pm

Bistro Le Bon

Photo courtesy of Bistro La Bon

Non-meat, dairy or gluten eaters who usually are not able to partake in the main dishes often served during Thanksgiving are in for a treat! This Charlotte gem will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch featuring vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options along with normal Thanksgiving fare.

Make a reservation by calling 704-333-4646.


Fleming Steakhouse

210 E Trade Street, Suite C-110 | Seating starts at 11 am

This prime steakhouse and wine bar will be opening at 11 am on Thanksgiving and serving a three-course feast, including classics like their Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast or Sliced Beef Tenderloin for $45. They have also created a three-course children’s meal for $19.

You can make a reservation on their website.



4400 Sharon Road | Hours: 10:30 am – 8 pm

If you’re looking to put a little bit of an Italian flare on your Thanksgiving feast, Maggiano’s might be the way to go this year. They will be serving a three-course meal for $39.95, allowing guests to choose between Thanksgiving staples like turkey and sausage stuffing or more unique fare like baked ziti! There will also be a children’s pre-planned menu for children ages 5-12 for $17.95.

Make a reservation by calling 704-916-2300.


Oak Steakhouse

4777 Sharon Road, Suite 125 | Hours: 12-8 pm

The Oak Charlotte

Photo courtesy of Oak Steakhouse

The Oak Steakhouse makes it a point to procure fresh, local ingredients. They offer a modern approach to steakhouse dining, serving farm-fresh dishes alongside steakhouse classics. This Thanksgiving, they will be serving a three-course dinner, $42 for adults and $25 for children, which includes a beautifully made turkey dinner with house-made pork sausage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potato mash and more!

You can make a reservation by calling 704-954-8900.


New South Kitchen and Bar

8140 Providence Road – 300 | Hours: 11 am – 7 pm

New South Kitchen and Bar takes pride in using locally grown and raised ingredients in their food. They believe that utilizing as many local products as possible produces a better tasting meal and healthier guests! They will be serving a seasonal, ingredient-driven buffet menu this Thanksgiving. One of the featured entrees will be a deep-fried turkey so you won’t want to miss out!

You can make a reservation on their website.


The Palm

6705-B Phillips Place Court | Hours: 3-8 pm

The Palm is committed to being a place where you can take a moment and connect through real conversations and enjoy a meal with the important people in your life. Thanksgiving is no exception to that goal! They will be open and serving both their regular menu (including a delicious Chilean Sea Bass Brodetto) and a special Thanksgiving menu along with signature cocktails.

You can make a reservation on their website.



100 W Trade Street | Seatings at 12 pm, 2:30 pm and 5 pm

The Stoke Charlotte

Photo courtesy of Stoke

Stoke makes everything from scratch in their open kitchen using local ingredients. This homey and laid-back restaurant also features a 600-degree woodfired oven and 24 rotating craft beers and ciders on tap. They will be serving a special four-course holiday menu at $60 per adult and $25 for children under 10. Children under 3 are free!

You can make a reservation by calling 704-353-6005


The Capital Grille

201 N Tryon Street | Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

The Capital Grill promises an unforgettable experience with over 300 old and new world wines curated by their Advanced Sommelier and a beautifully crafted holiday menu. They will also be serving their regular menu which includes dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood.

You can make a reservation on their website.


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

222 S Tryon Street | Hours: 11 am – 10 pm

This year, Ruth’s Chris is asking you to put the apron away and take some time to enjoy the day with family without all of the fuss. They’ll be serving their traditional menu as well as a three-course Thanksgiving day feast which includes oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing. You can also pre-order their famous sweet potato casserole or creamed spinach sides to bring home to your guests as well!

You can make a reservation on their website.


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!




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