Where to Get a Great Thanksgiving Dinner in Memphis

There are plenty of places in the Memphis area in 2018 offering a special Thanksgiving dinner. From take-home meals to fine dining restaurants, you'll find a turkey dinner to be thankful for.

The iconic Peabody Hotel offers three options for Thanksgiving dinner and you can be served in an elegant setting at Paulette's. For those who want to remain super-casual and enjoy the day at home, there are options across Memphis for you to order and pick up your Thanksgiving meal.

01 of 09

Peabody Hotel

Peabody Hotel lobby

 Peabody Hotel

149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
+1 901-529-4199

At the world-famous Peabody Hotel, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving Brunch on the Mezzanine from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The cost is $78 for adults and $28 for children ages 5 to 12 (4 and under free). Reservations must be made and paid in advance.

Also available:

Capriccio Grill Prix-Fixe Menu
11a.m. – 10 p.m.
Adults $48 and children 12 and under $19

Chez Philippe Prix-Fixe Menu
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$98 per person plus tax and gratuity
$48 per person for wine pairing plus tax and gratuity

02 of 09

Cracker Barrel

Mike Mozart/Flickr
6081 Shelby Oaks Dr, Memphis, TN 38134, USA
+1 901-382-5465

If you are looking for a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner minus the home-cooking, then Cracker Barrel may be your best bet. This national chain serves up a surprisingly authentic southern fare and pulls out all the stops for Thanksgiving. Because the food is so good, though, expect a wait to be seated. Prices are always reasonable at Cracker Barrel. They also offer meals to go.

03 of 09

The Cupboard Restaurant

1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623, USA
+1 901-276-8015

The Cupboard Restaurant is Memphis' favorite casual home-cooking eatery, and they're open each year on Thanksgiving for regular meat 'n' three plates, plus turkey, ham, and other favorites. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. They will not accept reservations but are always popular, so keep that in mind when planning your day. See their Facebook page for a full menu plus information on pre-ordering a Thanksgiving dinner to have at home via their take-out menu.

04 of 09




4872 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
+1 901-682-7729

Huey's has a tradition of having several locations open on Thanksgiving so you'll be able to grab a beer and a burger. Their menu offers 13 different burger choices, a variety of sandwiches ranging from a grilled tuna fish sandwich to a Reuben, salads and homemade soups. Enjoy one of the World Famous Huey Burgers and forgo the holiday traditions.

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05 of 09


Marta Greber/Getty Images
50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103-8918, USA
+1 901-260-3300

Head down to the River Inn at Harbor Town for an elegant Thanksgiving Dinner at Paulette's Restaurant. Menu items vary each year, but always reflect the decadent French-inspired cooking that this Memphis favorite is known for.

Thanksgiving at Paulette's for 2018 is from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Menus can be viewed on their website. Reservations can be made by phone at (901) 260-3300 or online. Pricing is dependent on which entree you order. A credit card deposit is required to hold your reservation. 24-hour cancellation is required to avoid $25.00 per person No-Show charge.

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3455 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111, USA
+1 901-323-5300

Perkins Restaurants are probably best known for their delicious pies, cakes, cookies, and muffins. But each November, Perkins adds Thanksgiving fare to their menu, including the familiar turkey dinner. Just be sure to save room for dessert—you don't want to miss Perkins' pumpkin pie! There are four Perkins stores in the Memphis area to choose from.

07 of 09


Flo's Mexican Cornbread
Diana Rattray
3968 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA
+1 901-398-5186

Piccadilly serves up a traditional Thanksgiving meal with favorites such as ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, and cornbread dressing. Or you can even take home a whole family dinner. There are five Memphis-area locations making it a convenient Thanksgiving destination.

08 of 09

Thanksgiving Dinners to Go

A full plate at Thanksgiving dinner symbolizes American abundance, belonging, and identity.
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6660 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38138-3625, USA
+1 901-754-0354

If you want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at home but don't feel like cooking, there are several options to chose from.

  • The Kroger deli is offering a complete holiday meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can choose from a turkey or ham feast that comes with traditional sides, rolls, and a pie for dessert.
  • Holiday Deli and Ham serves up familiar holiday favorites including turkey or ham, plus all the fixing's like cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing, and sweet potato casserole!
  • Almost everybody loves the distinctive taste of a Honey Baked Ham. But did you know that the Honey Baked Ham Store offers turkey, too? In fact, you can choose from a large variety of complete family-sized Thanksgiving meals to take home.
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09 of 09

The Guest House at Graceland

Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee
Photo by Flickr Member Natalie Curtiss / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Have an Elvis-style Thanksgiving at Graceland. A traditional southern menu is offered at Delta's Kitchen from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for $35 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (901) 443-3000.

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a traditional feast at The Guest House at Graceland family-style.

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