The St. Louis area has some fantastic restaurants cooking up Thanksgiving fare for you this holiday. From top resorts and high-end restaurants to simple takeout, you'll have some great choices for your Thanksgiving feast for 2018.
You can take a drive in the country to have dinner at a state park or golf resort or have your meal in a historical setting in the center of St. Louis. Most offer turkey dinners and some allow ordering off the regular menu.
Once you enjoy your meal you can even go shopping and sightseeing at these St. Louis stores and attractions open on Thanksgiving day.
Traditional dinners are served family-style in the historic Lemp Mansion, where you can stay overnight in Victorian-themed rooms. The dining areas of the Lemp Mansion are both historic and comfortable.
The Thanksgiving menu for 2018 is an "all you can eat" buffet with a family-style turkey dinner and all the trimmings. The buffet will feature roast turkey, pineapple glazed Ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes, whole kernel Corn, German green beans, cole slaw, Waldorf salad, fresh cranberries, rolls with butter, and pumpkin pie.
The meal is offered Thanksgiving Day 2018, Thursday, November 22nd, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The cost is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
A vacation home community in Warren County located 45 minutes west of St. Louis, Innsbrook's 7,500 acres includes recreational and residential properties, an event center, the restaurant, and 18-hole public golf course.
The Innsbrook Resort serves a Grand Thanksgiving Buffet in the Aspen Center from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prices are: Adults $29, Kids 6-11 $12, Kids 5-and-under are free (plus tax and 21% gratuity).
The full 2018 menu is available on the resort's dining website.
Since 1917, the Schneithorst family has been providing hearty food and good times for the people of Saint Louis. They are known for their beer and German fare plus eclectic options served in a simple wood-paneled Bavarian-themed dining hall.
For Thanksgiving, they are serving turkey dinners with traditional sides and pie and will be charging $25 for adults and $11 for children. Regular menu items are also available. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pietro's is a longtime family-owned restaurant serving Italian food like pasta and pizzas in traditional surroundings.
Pietro's will be open Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. They will be serving a sit-down dinner with your choice of turkey, roast pork, or ham with all the traditional side dishes and pumpkin pie or ice cream for dessert. The cost is $24.95 per person. Children will be charged $14.95 The regular menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended.
Pere Marquette Lodge
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in Pere Marquette State Park, the historic Pere Marquette Lodge is a popular St. Louis tourist attraction and vacation destination.
The lodge is serving Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. They offer all the traditional Thanksgiving food items plus additional tasty options. The special dinner features carving stations, traditional and unique selections of side dishes, salads, and dessert including a bananas foster station.
Feast Prices are: Children 0-3 free, children 4-11 $10.95, adults and children 12 and up will be charged $29.95.
For parties of six or more, you are asked to call 618-786-2331 ext: 502 to make your reservation.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Maggiano's is known for relaxed upscale Italian dining. Maggiano's at The Boulevard offers fresh, made-from-scratch Italian food inspired by Nonna's classic recipes.
For Thanksgiving, Maggiano's offers a select menu featuring a multi-course dinner with turkey, ham or parmesan-encrusted tilapia as the main course. The price is $39.95 for adults an $19.95 for children.
Boundary St. Louis
Boundary, a hip, upscale bar and restaurant, located on the boundary of St. Louis City and St. Louis County at the Chesire on Clayton Road is a fun place to gather for a cocktail or enjoy a creative meal.
The Cheshire is a British-themed hotel with modern amenities located in the Clayton neighborhood of St. Louis.
The Boundary at the Cheshire Inn serves a buffet meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes many choices including fresh-carved turkey, prime rib, braised short rib with white cheddar grits, pan-seared salmon or grilled chicken breast. There are many appetizers, salads, and desserts complimenting the entrees. The 2018 full menu is on the website.
The price is $58 for adults, $18 for children 4 -12 years and under 4 years of age, free.
The Edgewild Winery and Restaurant specializes in creative American cuisine and sources many products and ingredients from local and regional purveyors.
Edgewild Winery is serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $33.95 (adults), $15.95 (kids ages 7-12), and free (kids 6 and under). From carved turkey to baked five-cheese macaroni, to an omelet bar, it’s a bountiful buffet of Thanksgiving favorites. Fill your plate once, twice, three times or more. Reservations are recommended.
Al Smith's Feasting Fox
Al Smith's Feasting Fox is known for their pub atmosphere and German food. Originally opened as the "Gretchen Inn," the restaurant was one of a series of neighborhood restaurant taverns built by the Anheuser-Busch company. The building was designated as a City Landmark in November 2001.
The Feasting Fox will have a limited menu on Thanksgiving with some traditional Thanksgiving options along with some delicious German entrees.
Reservations on this day will be required so please call the restaurant at 314-352-3500. The restaurant will have their main dining room available along with the Pub and the upstairs private dining space.
The menu includes German appetizers like hot Bavarian pretzels with mustard sauce, entrees served with garden salad or lobster bisque include oven-roasted turkey and traditional sides, Bavarian style beef pot roast, pork roulade, ham, and New York strip steaks. Desserts include warm apple strudel and pumpkin pie. For a full list of offerings for 2018, see the Al Smith's Feasting Fox Facebook page.
Flemings, located in central St. Louis in Plaza Frontenac, is a high-end steakhouse chain with aged prime beef and classics such as lobster tails & pork chops. They also have a wine bar.
On Thursday, November 22nd starting at 11 a.m enjoy their three-course Thanksgiving feast, including classics like mixed herb-roasted turkey breast or sliced beef tenderloin. The cost is $49 for adults. Fleming's created a special three-course Thanksgiving children's menu for $19.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Actually founded by a woman named Ruth, the Ruth's Chris Steak House chain numbers of over 100 steakhouses across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The restaurant is an upscale fine dining restaurant specializing in aged steaks.
On Thanksgiving, both Ruth's Chris locations, in downtown and in Clayton, are open from noon to 7 p.m., serving a traditional turkey feast, plus a full menu of steaks. For 2018 the chef’s traditional 3-course feast includes a soup or salad starter, hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing, and your choice of one of Ruth’s three most popular personal sides, finished off with a dessert duo. Or enjoy a favorite from their full dinner menu, and create a holiday tradition of your own.
3-course Thanksgiving Day feast is priced from $39.95.
Uncle Bill's Pancake and Dinner House
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House has been serving St. Louisans hearty breakfasts and home-style dinners since 1961. The famous Pancakes are made from scratch and all meals are cooked to order 24 hours a day.
Their coffee is 100 percent Arabica ground and brewed immediately to ensure the best coffee flavor. Uncle Bill's has won dozens of awards and opinion polls from “Best Breakfast in St. Louis” to “Best Late night Restaurant” to “Best Diner style Restaurant in Missouri.”
Open 24 hours, including Thanksgiving, Uncle Bill's serves dishes from their regular menu featuring breakfast, sandwiches, soups and other diner-type food. They have plenty of chicken dishes but no turkey.
1860 Saloon, Game Room and Hardshell Café
At the Hardshell Cafe, you can dine in an "outdoor" garden environment The menu of fresh seafood and Cajun specialties is served in a setting featuring a huge fish tank and tropical plants. At 1860’s, you can enjoy live music—blues, classic rock, and R&B 365 days a year.
On Thanksgiving, Hardshell Cafe is serving a turkey dinner buffet with traditional sides available from 11:30 a.m. to close.
Boston Market, known for take-out American food, is open on Thanksgiving Day for those who need to pick up a side dish or put together a traditional meal.
There are two locations: St. Louis & Fairview Heights.
Boston Market has turkey and all the trimmings which can be picked up or delivered to you. If you don't want to do the holiday up big, you can just order a turkey breast sandwich.
The Cinder House is located atop the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood. The Cinder House offers stunning views of the Gateway Arch, luxury accommodations, and delicious wood-fired menu options year-round.
On Thanksgiving day this year, you can enjoy a buffet-style feast prepared by Executive Chef Gerard Craft, or order a Thanksgiving-to-go by November 16, 2018, and take a restaurant-quality meal home to your family instead. The Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will cost $95 for adults and $20 for children aged 5 to 12 (free under 4).
Located in downtown Clayton, The Capital Grille St. Louis is part of a nation-wide chain of luxury restaurants offering moderately-priced fine dining experiences to locals and tourists alike. On Thanksgiving, the Capital Grille will be serving up a special holiday feast in addition to offering the full regular menu.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 22, 2018, and will feature slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, and Sam's mashed potatoes as well as pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Thanksgiving dinner costs $42 for adults and $15 for children, but dessert costs extra for both.
For a modern American take on Thanksgiving, you can head to the Moonrise Hotel in the heart of the Delmar Loop for a brunch or dinner service at the Eclipse Restaurant. Led by Head Chef Cameron Settle, Eclipse Restaurant offers classic American fare 365 days a year in a quirky and fun setting featuring moon-related memorabilia display cases and innovative decor.
Thanksgiving brunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m. and Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Both meals will feature the same selection of cold and hot options like casseroles, deviled eggs, and breakfast pastries as well as a carving station, fresh desserts, and an accompaniment of either bottomless bloody marys ($75 total) or bottomless mimosas ($65 total).
For something a little different this year, you can order a Thanksgiving meal to-go from La Patisserie Chouquette, a unique French bakery located in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis. Led by Executive Chef Simone Faure, La Patisserie Chouquette specializes in ornately decorated cakes, fresh macaroons, and an extensive holiday selection of pastries and baked goods.
For Thanksgiving, you can choose from a variety of cakes and tarts (each of which serves eight to 10 people) including Dutch apple pie, red velvet cheesecake, eggnog cheesecake, pumpkin praline pie, traditional pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, signature quiche, and bacon corn muffins in addition to a selection of breakfast pastries like the bakery's famous holiday turducken croissants.
The Ritz-Carlton is located in the Arts and Garden District of Clayton, Missouri, and offers luxurious accommodations, breathtaking views of the St. Louis skyline, and two on-site restaurants that will be serving holiday meals on Thanksgiving Day in 2018. While access to many of the hotel's amenities is reserved exclusively for overnight guests, anyone can stop by the Ritz for brunch or dinner.
Thanksgiving brunch, "A Bountiful Autumn Harvest," will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 22, 2018, at The Restaurant at the Ritz. The feast starts with a choice of chilled seafood, antipasti, hand-rolled sushi, or individual and composed salads and features entree options like slow-braised beef, stuffed roasted chicken, smoked pork loin, maple brûlée, and spaghetti squash carbonara. Brunch costs $89 for adults and $44.50 for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared family-style by Chef Darry Dugger and include entree options like a braised short rib of beef or crispy smoked turkey breast and desserts like blood orange and vanilla entremet or a pumpkin pannacotta tart. Dinner will be served at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in The Grill at the Ritz and will cost $99 for adults and $49.50 for children between 5 and 12 years old.
Located in the Delmar Loop near Washington University's north St. Louis campus, the Peacock Loop Diner was voted "Best Commercial Space for Restaurants" in the St. Louis At Home Architect and Designer Awards in February of 2015 for its unique design and inviting ambiance. The Peacock Loop Diner will be open on Thanksgiving Day and serving up its full menu, which includes classic turkey and stuffing.