June 23, 2024

Restaurants open Thanksgiving day in San Antonio

Don’t feel like going through all the trouble cooking a feast this year? Not to worry, you’ve got some options and let someone else do the cooking. We’ve compiled a list of San Antonio area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving day.


Dine-In options:

Frederick’s Bistro – 14439 NW Military Hwy

11:30am – 8:30pm

This establishment will have other options than your typical thanksgiving plate such as Norwegian salmon, Parmesan crusted halibut, lamb chops, beef tenderloin and more.

Be sure to make a reservation beforehand.

Sweet Fire Kitchen – 16641 La Cantera Pkwy

10am – 10pm

They’ll be serving up a feast that includes your traditional turkey, ham, prime rib, and other variety of meats. They’ll have a bar that you can get raw items like poached shrimp, crab claws, and fish ceviche. The sides served up include green beans, sweet potato casserole, whipped potatoes and stuffing.

Be sure to make a reservation beforehand.

Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails – 306 W Market St 

5:30pm – 10pm

Executive chef John Zaner throws it down on the grill at this establishment downtown San Antonio inside Hotel Contessa. Beef is their speciality. If you’re open on trying a different type of meat this Thanksgiving like cuts of New York strip or perhaps a filet mignon, you can’t go wrong here. If you’re still wanting a traditional Thanksgiving meal, they have that too with their cider-brined turkey breast, pan-seared gulf snapper or a pistachio pesto-dressed pappardelle. Pair up your dish with sides like crispy vegetables, skillet cornbread or loaded whipped potatoes.

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden – 312 Pearl Parkway building 3

11am – 10pm

Nothing is in the way of chef Jarrad Gwaltney when it comes to a Thanksgiving feast. He’ll be in the kitchen getting the roasted stuffed turkey and the roasted prime rib-eye ready for guests. Sides won’t be scarce here, there’ll be plenty of the traditionals to select from as well as savory and sweet like maple-glazed carrots and cranberries Marsala. Add a desert in the mix for an additional $8.

Earl Abel’s – 1639 Broadway Street

11am – 8pm

When it comes to deserts, Earl Abel’s doesn’t disappoint with their pies galore selection. Choose from many options like apple, chocolate icebox, key lime, cherry, maple pecan, and chocolate black bottom which are a few to name. Now, they’ll be serving up a $35 thanksgiving meal for four that includes turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry relish.

Max and Louie’s New York Diner – 226 W. Bitters #126

7am – 9pm

While this diner serves up a Thanksgiving feast year round, this year they’ll be offering roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy. If you’re thinking of something non-traditional, they’ll have their own menu to offer.

Mi Tierra Café y Bakery – 218 Produce Row

8am – 10pm

This downtown institution is very popular with locals and out-of-towners. They’ll be serving up their Tex-Mex dishes like their signature mole enchiladas, steak ranchero, and flautas de pollo. You can even order their tamales. Why not a margarita?

Perry’s Steakhouse – 15900 La Cantera Pkwy

11am – 9pm

Get your Thanksgiving fix here at Perry’s Steakhouse inside La Cantera. They’ll be serving up a Thanksgiving feast that includes smoked turkey breast, pan gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage, dressing, cranberry relish, house-made bread and a choice of either a soup or salad. Add a festive pumpkin cheesecake for $8 to top it all off.

Supper – 136 E. Grayson 

5pm – 10pm

Chef John Brand makes this place extraordinary with seasonal fixings. This year is no different. He’ll be making pumpkin and kabocha salad, crispy cauliflower drizzled in chili honey. Then serving up a plate of spiced-apple-cider-braised pork. Amd for desert, pumpkin beignets dusted with powered sugar and topped with dulce de leche.

Boudro’s – 421 E. Commerce St.

11am – 11pm

They’ll be serving up a three-course feast this Thanksgiving day. For starters, choose roasted pumpkin butternut squash bisque or winter chicory and fuji apple salad. For the entrée, choose from chiote butter-basted turkey or mesquite-smoked pork tenderloin. Guests will also be able to order off of the regular menu as well if you’re not wanting the holiday special.

Menger Hotel – 204 Alamo Plaza

two dining hour options :: 11:30am – 1pm // 1:30pm – 3pm

This famous hotel will be serving their guests a Thanksgiving buffet that offers roasted turkey, pork scaloppini, roasted prime rib and baked country ham as the proteins. Sides offered include leak and potato gratin, roasted Brussels sprout, sweet potato casserole and orecchiette pasta with gouda cheese.

Reservations are required, please make one online here. 

The County Line Bar-B-Q – 4334 Hyatt Pl. Dr.

11am – 4pm

This BBQ joint opens their doors to their customers for a dine-in Thanksgiving experience. Guests can order their peppered turkey breast plate for Thanksgiving or whatever else is on the menu from the grill.

Kona Grill 

Both La Cantera and North Star Mall Locations

This restaurant will be serving up Thanksgiving specials with choice of Macadamia nut turkey, traditional roasted turkey or the turkey Mucho Loco. They’ll even have special kids meal turkey for either dine-in or takeout.