Dining Out for Thanksgiving 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky

If you love all of the traditions of a Thanksgiving meal—turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce—yet want to take a break from cooking, there are plenty of restaurants where you and your family can enjoy a Thanksgiving 2018 dinner in Louisville, Kentucky.

From dining on a boat on the Ohio River to enjoying turkey while betting at the horse track, we’ve got you covered.

Remember, although some restaurants have room for families without reservations, others are booked weeks in advance. If you have your heart set on one of these Thanksgiving dinner locations, call ahead to reserve a table.

If you want to cozy up at home, these businesses and restaurants make Thanksgiving dinners to go.

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Captain's Quarters

Captain's Quarters
Courtesy of Captain's Quarters
Address
5700 Captains Quarters Rd, Prospect, KY 40059, USA
Phone
+1 502-228-1651

In Prospect, Kentucky the Captain’s Quarters features a Thanksgiving buffet with salads, turkey, fried chicken, seafood, green bean casserole, and more.

The restaurant is located on the Ohio River bank, offering stunning dining views. When the weather cooperates, diners can even eat outside. 

The 2018 Thanksgiving buffet is $32.95 for adults, $16.95 for ages 6 - 12, and $5.95 for children under 6. A $10 deposit is required when you make your reservation.

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs in Louisville

Mali Anderson

Address
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
Phone
+1 502-636-4400

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the track with a traditional buffet and horse racing including up-and-coming Kentucky Derby hopefuls.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, Watch 12 exciting live races including two Stakes races: the Falls City Handicap (GII) and Cardinal Handicap (GIII). See the restauarant website to view the menu.

There will be betting, of course, but in the tradition of keeping it festive, there is also a Thanksgiving buffet complete with all of your holiday favorites, including sorghum-glazed ham, herb-roasted turkey, butternut squash, and corn salad. The buffet is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The English Grill at the Brown Hotel

The English Grill at the Brown Hotel
Courtesy of The Brown Hotel
Address
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105, USA
Phone
+1 502-583-1234

In the historic Brown Hotel—yes, the same one that is famous for inventing the Hot Brown sandwich—you can enjoy a formal Thanksgiving feast. 

From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the four-star English Grill will serve a formal Thanksgiving meal sure to please the entire family. To start, guests can enjoy various hearty side items served buffet-style including sweet potato and Andouille bisque, Hot Brown canapés, shrimp cocktail, Jonah crab claws, oysters on the half shell, assorted hearth breads and a variety of mixed green and quinoa salads.

Choice of entrée, including hand-carved turkey with cornbread dressing and giblet gravy; pan-seared salmon; and pan seared chicken, will be served à la carte. The meal will end with an assortment of seasonal sweets and patisserie creations.

The cost is $71 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $22 for children ages 4 to 12; and complimentary for children under age 4.

This will be offered Nov 22. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 502-583-1234.

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J. Graham's Cafe at the Brown Hotel

Hot Brown Sandwich

Mali Anderson

Address
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105, USA
Phone
+1 502-583-1234

The Brown Hotel but also offers something a bit more casual than the English Grill. Head to J. Graham’s for a Thanksgiving brunch buffet featured at J. Graham’s Café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can choose from a variety of breakfast items including a breakfast casserole, Belgian waffles with specialty bourbon syrup and made-to-order omelets handcrafted by the Brown’s culinary team. 

Guests can fill their plates with roasted turkey, hand-carved skirt steak from the rotisserie and many other traditional favorites. For dessert, the pastry chef will provide holiday bread pudding, patisserie creations, and various seasonal sweets. The cost is $46 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $22 for children ages 4 to 12; and complimentary for children under age 4. Seating times are available at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

This will be offered Nov 22. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 502-583-1234.

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Ohio River Thanksgiving Cruise

Spirit of Jefferson on the Ohio River

Mali Anderson

Address
401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Phone
+1 502-574-2992

On Thanksgiving, the Mary M. Miller cruises the Ohio River. Plan to celebrate the holiday while enjoying the view and a traditional Thanksgiving buffet meal on this two-hour cruise.

Pricing is: adults $50.88 and children (ages 4 to 12) $33.93. Both prices include the tax. This popular event sells out, so make reservations early at 502-574-2992. 

The Belle of Louisville is a steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere.

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Proof on Main

Thanksgiving Dinner at Proof on Main
Courtesy of Proof on Main
Address
702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634, USA
Phone
+1 502-217-6360

Take pleasure in the art-filled dining room of Proof on Main. The chef cooks up Thanksgiving classics as well as the dishes Proof on Main is famous for.

The holiday meal is served from 2 to 8 p.m. Because of ​la carte options, the price for each meal varies. Call 502-217-6360 for additional information or to book your reservation. 

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Sway at the Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Louiseville Sway
Courtesy of Hyatt Corporation
Address
311 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202-3001, USA
Phone
+1 502-581-1234

Sway Restaurant & Bar in the Hyatt Regency Louisville presents a Thanksgiving brunch with traditional favorites and seasonal entrees. And, of course, decadent desserts complete the meal. The brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The charge is $30 per person with a reduced rate for children. Check the restaurant website for the 2018 menu.

Sway is home to Michelin Executive Chef Pietro Consort. Call 502-581-1234 for a reservation.

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Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Louisville, Kentucky