Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Lexington, 2016

Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Lexington, 2016

Will there be anything to eat on Thanksgiving Day in Lexington if you would like to leave the cooking (and maybe the cleanup) to someone else?

Yes, and we have the answers for 2016.

Bluegrass Bayou will be open for a Thanksgiving buffet at Copper Roux, beginning at 11 am until the last seating at 3 pm. Call for reservations.

Kilbern’s at The Campbell House will offer a buffet 11am – 3pm with reservations required.

Cheapside Bar & Grill opens at 6 pm Thanksgiving evening.

Cracker Barrel is open 6 am – 10 pm and is serving a special Thanksgiving menu.

Distilled at Gratz Park Inn will be open on Thanksgiving from 11 am – 3 pm.

Good Foods is open from 10 am – 4 pm. Their hot bar includes a Thanksgiving menu which is also available for carryout.


JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott will be open for brunch 11 am – 2:30 pm.

Bigg Blue Martini at the downtown Hilton is open with a special Thanksgiving menu.

BlueFire Bar and Grill at the Hyatt Regency Lexington will be serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am – 2 pm.

Le Deauville will serve a Thanksgiving menu in addition to its regular menu, noon to 6 pm, Thanksgiving Day. Reservations recommended.

Lockbox at 21c Museum Hotel will offer a special four-course menu with wine and cocktail pairings prepared by chef Jonathan Searle from 1-7 pm. Lockbox will be open from 6 am to 12 am on Thanksgiving Day.

Ted’s Montana Grill  in Hamburg will be open Thanksgiving Day and is offering a Thanksgiving roast turkey menu.

Triangle Grille at the downtown Hilton will offer Thanksgiving menu from 11 am – 7 pm.

Order ahead options for Thanksgiving menu catering:

The Fresh Market lets you to take care of your Thanksgiving turkey from the comfort of your living room. Their menu, which can be found on their website, features fully cooked turkeys ranging from 10-24 lbs. There are also full dinner specials, including sides like petite spiral ham, Yukon gold potatoes, cranberry relish, green beans with bacon, and more.

Fresh Thyme is accepting orders on Thanksgiving turkey, along with sides until Sunday, November 20.

Good Foods has grab and go roasted turkeys and an assortment of Thanksgiving sides available.

Lucky’s Market is offering turkey and full meal orders for pick up at their in-store Holiday Table up until Thanksgiving Day.

No turkey here, but The Midway Bakery can the source for your fresh, scratch-made Thanksgiving dessert. The bakery offers Kentucky Heritage pies, dinner rolls, cookies, scones, doughnuts and more. Fresh pies include chocolate pecan, pecan, peanut butter mousse, pumpkin, chess, coconut cream and lemon cream pie. Gluten-free options also available.

Missy’s Pies is taking Thanksgiving orders.

The Mousetrap offers Thanksgiving menu catering available for pickup.

Pig & Pepper Baking has pies available for Thanksgiving, including pumpkin curry, sweet potato sage, butternut squash cardamom, apple-sage brown butter with smoked cheese crust, and chocolate pecan bourbon with stout beer. Online ordering available.

Ramsey’s offers Heat ‘n Eat Thanksgiving dinners including sliced turkey with gravy, corn bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and four veggies. Orders are available before November 21 for pickup on November 23.

Seasons Catering offers a Thanksgiving catering menu.

The downtown and Hamburg Shakespeare & Company locations will be offering Thanksgiving options such as butternut squash soup and spring chicken. They will be open from 10 am to 10 pm. The Chinoe Shopping Center location will be closed.

Wallace Station Deli prepares a takeout Thanksgiving menu with all the trimmings. The menu includes roast turkey breast, old-fashioned dressing, real mashed potatoes and gravy, Joan’s creamy spinach casserole, cranberry relish, rolls and for dessert, pecan or pumpkin pie.

Whole Foods is offering both roasted and uncooked turkeys for pickup this Thanksgiving, along with many sides to choose from. Online ordering is available.

Wild Thyme will have a Thanksgiving dinner menu available for catering. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 21.

Are grocery stores even open on Thanksgiving?

No worries, whether you run low or forget a few ingredients, several stores will still be open.

Thanksgiving Grocery Hours in Lexington are:

Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Fresh Market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Most Lexington Krogers will close at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Lucky’s Market will close at 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Meijer’s will be open on Thanksgiving.

Sam’s Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Trader Joe’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Walgreen’s is open 24/7 throughout Thanksgiving.

Whole Foods will be open until 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Cooking at home? Where to recycle the grease from your Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey? Redwood School will host Lexington’s annual Gobble Grease Toss on November 25 from 10 am to 2 pm.

In charge of making the turkey this year or wanting a new idea for a side dish? Check out Chef Tom’s tips for cooking a turkey and preparing the ultimate side for your Thanksgiving dinner.

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