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Chicago’s Best Thanksgiving Specials for Every Occasion

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on November 9   |   Updated on November 29
Pies at Cindy’s Rooftop in the Loop.

Pies at Cindy’s Rooftop in the Loop. (Courtesy of Chicago Athletic Association)

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Chicago Restaurants’ Best Potluck Dishes


With two weeks until Thanksgiving, are you stressed about what to eat on turkey day? Whether you’re dining in, taking out, or just looking for something unique, Hey Chicago has rounded up holiday specials.

📍 Chatham

🍴 Catering

🗓️ Order as soon as possible

Have a plant-based Thanksgiving with vegan duck, kale greens, candied yams, cornbread, and cobbler.

📍 Chatham

🍴 Pre-order

🗓️ Nov. 20–22 for pick-up

Place your orders now for the popular carmel cake and sweet potato pie. Plus, other desserts ship nationwide.

📍 Hyde Park

🍴 Pre-order

🗓️ Nov. 22 pickup

Want to impress your guests with a meal prepared by James Beard Award–winning chefs? Erick Williams and Damarr Brown are preparing feasts with half or whole turkeys, mac and cheese, collard greens, gumbo, and bourbon pecan pie.

Gene & Georgetti's tomahawk

Gene & Georgetti is selling its tomahawk steak this Thanksgiving. (Courtesy of Gene & Georgetti)

📍 River North

🍴 Dine-in and carry-out

🗓️ Nov. 23

The steakhouse is serving a fixed holiday menu offering pumpkin soup, turkey, dry-aged ribeye, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin cake.

📍 West Loop

🍴 Dine-in

🗓️ Nov. 23

Lobster corn soup, madai sashimi, tuna tartare, live scallops, and chocolate lava cake are among the items featured on the Japanese restaurant’s six-course holiday menu.

📍 Ukrainian Village

🍴 Pre-order

🗓️ Nov. 22

Get everything but the bird in this four-person package featuring buttermilk biscuits, grown-up mac and cheese, and brussels sprout casserole. Extra biscuits, a spicy caesar salad kit, and wine are also available.

📍 The Loop

🍴 Dine-in

🗓️ Nov. 23

The posh downtown spot has a plate for one consisting of cider-brined turkey breast, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and more.

📍 Lakeview

🍴 Dine-in

🗓️ Nov. 24–26

Top off Thanksgiving weekend with brunch at the Instagram-worthy spot offering berry crepes, spiced maple chicken and waffles, beers, mocktails, and more. All food and drink can be CBD-infused.

A Thanksgiving leftover pizza

A Thanksgiving leftover pizza. (Courtesy of Robert's Pizza & Dough Co.)

📍 Streeterville

🍴 Dine-in

🗓️ Through Nov. 26

Warm up your palate for the holiday with an acorn squash pizza or a Thanksgiving leftover pizza.

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