Where to Eat Out for Thanksgiving in Little Rock, Arkansas

Choose From Dinner With a View, Upscale Dining, Comfort Food

Thanksgiving can be easier (and less stressful) if someone else cooks, cleans up, and takes care of the leftovers. The good news is that there are some restaurants in Little Rock, Arkansas, that do just that. So check out this list of places to eat in Little Rock and environs on Thanksgiving Day 2017. Some even will serve dinner with a view. If you decide to eat out on Thanksgiving, be sure to make a reservation. It's virtually impossible to just show up and get a table.

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    Capital Hotel

    Capital Hotel Little Rock
    ••• One Eleven at the Capital Hotel. Courtesy of Capital Hotel

    The Capital Hotel offers not one Thanksgiving dining choice, but four.  One Eleven is serving Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's $95 for adults; $135 with a wine pairing. Kids are $35, and children 5 and under are free. Thanksgiving brunch will be served on the Mezzanine also from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. The brunch is $58 for adults and $25 for kids, and children 5 and under are free. The Capital Bar & Grill is serving a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $38 per person. You can also order off a limited menu if you're not up for turkey and all the fixings. And last, you can order Thanksgiving dinner-to-go for 12 to 15 people for $275.

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    Cracker Barrel Little Rock
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    Cracker Barrel serves great comfort food every day, and Thanksgiving Day is no exception. It's a chain, but Cracker Barrel's turkey, dressing, and trimmings are excellent, and homestyle cooking is its specialty, after all. Plus it's affordable. If you're not in the mood for traditional Thanksgiving food, you can order off the regular menu. All Cracker Barrel locations serve turkey and dressing from 11 a.m. until close on Thanksgiving Day. You can also order your meal for pick-up. Locations are at Springhill Drive, Shackleford Road, West Commerce Street, and Skyline Drive.

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    Del Frisco's Grille Little Rock
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    The award-winning Del Frisco's Grille is serving up a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner prepared under the direction of Head Chef Maeve Cook. Some highlights besides turkey and all the trimmings are deviled eggs, butternut squash bisque, pumpkin cheesecake, Nutella bread pudding, molten chocolate cake, and salted caramel pudding jar. With desserts like that, you might want to eat it first. Dinner is $39 per person.


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    DeGray Lake Resort State Park Shoreline Restaurant
    ••• Shoreline Restaurant at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Courtesy of DeGray Lake Resort State Park

    DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck offers a special Thanksgiving getaway from Nov.  22 to 26 with a Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Shoreline Restaurant. You can stay in the lodge or camp out for a nature-filled fall holiday weekend. Bismarck is about 65 miles from Little Rock.

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    Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park
    ••• Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park. Courtesy of Petit Jean State Park

    This Thanksgiving dinner is normally a sellout. It's located in the rustic timber-and-stone lodge built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps in Petit Jean State Park, the state's first state park, in Morrilton, Arkansas. Petit Jean is about 70 miles from Little Rock. It always has a great Thanksgiving buffet in a cozy ambiance in a beautiful natural setting.

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    Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa at Lake Ouachita
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    If you could go for an upscale Thanksgiving buffet featuring turkey, ham, casseroles, soup, salad, homemade breads, and all the fixings in a lovely resort setting, you'd like this one at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa at Lake Ouachita. It's a bit of a drive at 82 miles from Little Rock, but it's worth it. This traditional Thanksgiving event usually sells out.

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    The Skillet at Ozark Folk Center State Park
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    The Skillet Restaurant in Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View serves a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with turkey and all the fixings. And you'll be entertained by a gospel concert as a bonus. The buffet is open from 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is $16.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 9 and younger. Mountain View is about 100 miles from Little Rock.