If you find yourself in Huntsville, Alabama, in November, this southern city on the border of Tennessee has plenty going on to keep folks occupied, from ice skating in the park to Lobsterfest, a yearly community event that collects money for local and international charities. Also, the delightful Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights features light displays, Santa visits, and hot chocolate. As for the big turkey dinner itself, a variety of good restaurants in town from chain restaurants to hotel offerings serve special Thanksgiving menus; reservations are typically needed.
The Huntsville Marriott at the Space and Rocket Center is close to some great attractions like Space Camp or NASA Training Facility. The Marriott also features two restaurants, The Great Room and Season's.
Season's is a breakfast place that serves an annual Thanksgiving meal. The 2019 Thanksgiving brunch will be served in the banquet area; it's a buffet with entrees from smoked ham to prime rib and various holiday fixings for $35, or $31.50 for military or seniors. This a great place to bring your whole family for the holiday.
Hopper's Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn Research Park is an award-winner for guest satisfaction among Holiday Inns around the world, so you're sure to get a fine Thanksgiving meal at this restaurant. As an added bonus, Hopper's is a popular spot for nightlife in Huntsville, with events taking place regularly.
The Thanksgiving brunch buffet menu features traditional favorites like oven-roasted turkey, Southern fried chicken, a salad bar, and various tasty desserts. It's $27.95 for adults and $24.95 for seniors in 2019.
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Huntsville, along with Ruth's Chris restaurants all over the South, will serve a traditional dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The Huntsville restaurant, an anchor at Twickenham Square, is offering a prix-fixe menu for $41.95 for 2019. This holiday meal starts includes a starter, roasted turkey with fixings, a choice of a side, and dessert.
At the Cracker Barrel in Huntsville, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Homestyle Turkey N' Dressing meal including turkey, gravy, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, and additional sides and desserts. The meal can also be taken to go.
Alternatively, you can order Thanksgiving foods serving up to 10 people to take elsewhere (pick up the Heat n' Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go between November 23 and December 1, 2019).
If you're seeking a different and highly-meaty type of Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil might fit the bill. The Brazilian steakhouse slow-roasts meats with wood charcoal over an open flame as the gauchos (cowboys in Brazil) do. Dinner typically features table-side carving of various meats including pork chops, steaks, and more, plus buffet-style sides and a salad bar. On Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil will dish up this usual dinner menu in addition to classic Thanksgiving favorites. You'll pay the regular dinner price all day; reservations are strongly suggested.