Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in San Antonio

Go Out for a Holiday Feast in San Antonio

If you're in San Antonio, Texas, on Thanksgiving Day, you'll find a variety of restaurants offering delicious holiday feasts from budget to gourmet. It's always a good idea to make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner.

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    The Antlers Lodge in the Hyatt's Hill County Resort and Spa traditionally serves an extensive Thanksgiving Day menu with choices ranging from soup and salad to roast turkey roulade, salt-crusted roasted red snapper, roast ham with citrus-vanilla glaze, sides of vegetable hash, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, five-bean casserole, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, cranberry sauce and a special Thanksgiving dessert. Don't miss the chandelier in the dining room, created from 500 sets of naturally shed antlers.

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    Set along the banks of the San Antonio River, Biga appeals to visitors and locals alike. The restaurant specializes in New American cuisine. In addition to turkey, the restaurant's Thanksgiving menu has offered prime rib, fried chicken, and baked fish along with a wide variety of sides and desserts. There are also special menu items for the kids.

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    Boudro's in the heart of San Antonio's Riverwalk ​traditionally offers their regular dinner menu on Thanksgiving as well as a special fixed-price Thanksgiving dinner. Specials usually include such favorites as Niman Ranch pork chops with potato gratin or oven-roasted turkey breast with stuffing, haricot vert, and cranberries. In addition to the regular dessert menu, the restaurant offers a special holiday sweet potato pecan pie.

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    Surrounded by live oak trees, ponds, and waterfalls, Crumpets specializes in fresh seafood and beef. Crumpets traditionally offers Thanksgiving dinners starting with an appetizer, like smoked salmon or puff pastry, followed by a choice of entrees that include roast turkey and baked ham, beef tenderloin, and fresh seafood. All entrees come with salad and dessert. A special menu for children under 10 is available.

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    All San Antonio-area locations of this chain eatery are usually open on Thanksgiving Day, though hours and prices vary. Enjoy buffet-style Thanksgiving offerings including turkey, ham, and all the trimmings, including sweet potato casserole and sweet corn pudding. Dessert offerings include traditional pumpkin and pecan pies.  

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    Green has two San Antonio locations, both 100 percent vegetarian and kosher. The Pearl Street location traditionally serves an annual Thanksgiving Feast with an all-vegan menu, including turkey, glazed ham, sausage apple stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The fixed price includes gratuities. 

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    The AB restaurant at this Hilton hotel location in the Texas Hill Country traditionally offers a Thanksgiving brunch with a wide variety of hot and cold entrees, sides, and desserts. Seniors and children get special pricing. The venue includes a full-service bar.

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    This chain has at least 10 locations in San Antonio. A true San Antonio tradition, many locals dine at Luby's on Thanksgiving. The full selection of turkey or ham and trimmings is available in the usual Luby's cafeteria-style service. Reasonably priced dinners include dressing, gravy, two sides, and a roll. You can even order a complete holiday dinner to take out.

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    This Italian chain offers a special Thanksgiving menu that combines the pleasures of Turkey Day with Maggiano's Italian specialties in a four-course, family-style meal. Choose from traditional turkey and ham, and sides that include Italian-style focaccia sausage stuffing and Tuscan creamed corn. The dessert menu may include such as Italian favorites as tiramisu and chocolate zuccotto cake. You can also order Thanksgiving dinner to take home.

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    The historic Colonial Room in the Menger Hotel, which was established in 1859, takes you back to Texas frontier days. The restaurant traditionally offers a Thanksgiving Day buffet that includes turkey, lamb chops, pork loin roast, and seafood with the usual salads and sides. You may even get a complimentary glass of Champagne with your meal.

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    SweetFire serves a somewhat untraditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner that can include items from the raw bar, such as ahi tuna poke and oysters. There's a salad table with a large selection of greens and other salad ingredients and a carving station serving up slow-roasted turkey, prime rib, and glazed ham. There's even an "action station" for made-to-order dishes like seafood paella, and the list of desserts is nearly endless.