While some of us are prepared for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, others who aren’t able to make it home this year might need to look elsewhere. No need to fret though, because if you’re in New York City chances are you can find a fine meal that ranges from traditional to downright inventive. And you won’t have to do the dishes.


Hill Country Barbecue

At this country-style eatery, you’ll encounter a cornucopia of variety in the form of a true Thanksgiving feast. Sides and desserts of all kinds will be available, as well as the choice to get your meal to go.



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Carmine’s and its sister restaurant Virgil’s BBQ serve up hearty Thanksgiving meals every year featuring an 18 pound turkey for you and your friends to share. The best part? You can totally get it catered and bank on having enough leftovers to feed yourself for the rest of winter.


This year Maialino will be serving up two prix-fixe choices for Thanksgiving, both an Italian-American Thanksgiving menu and classic Italian menu for those who don’t love traditional Thanksgiving food. Both menus are $95/person.

Miss Lily’s

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If you’re in the mood for something with a bit more flair, check out Miss Lily’s Caribbean inspired Thanksgiving meal featuring jerk turkey for $35/person. You can reserve your meal here.


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For a Portuguese take on Thanksgiving, check out George Mendes’s Lupulo where you can get a comforting three course meal, including beer-soaked turkey, for $65/person.