If you plan to spend your Thanksgiving in Oklahoma City but don't want to prepare a feast at home, there are a number of restaurants that remain open for business to feed the masses on the holiday. Many restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area also offer take-out holiday dinners you can order in advance and pick up to enjoy at home. However, if you'd rather skip the clean-up, finding a place that's open and serving on Thanksgiving can be a great alternative.
Thanksgiving is a popular day for eating out, and many people choose to enjoy the day at a restaurant instead of cooking a feast at home. Wherever you choose to dine, be sure to call ahead and make reservations when possible.
Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park
The Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park is a multi-tapped, beer-centric restaurant with good pub food. They will open for their Thanksgiving buffet event, "Gobble 'Til You Wobble," at 11 a.m. on November 26, 2020, serving typical holiday fixings in addition to their full menu. The buffet is $18.99 per person, so it's also one of the most affordable options to eat out on the holiday.
While there are a few Bricktown Brewery locations throughout the OKC area, only the restaurant inside the Remington Park Casino is open on Thanksgiving Day. Since it is inside a casino, everyone has to be 18 or older to enter, so this isn't the place to eat for families with young kids. But if you want to accompany your meal with a few hours at the slot machines, then this is just what you're looking for.
Specializing in Euro-American and German cuisine, Ingrid's might seem like an unusual choice for celebrating an American Thanksgiving, but this mom-and-pop diner is a local favorite. The typical Thanksgiving buffet isn't taking place in 2020, but you can pre-order a full holiday feast to enjoy Ingrid's at home. If you're hosting a big family meal, you can order each item à la carte, including a whole turkey, cornbread dressing, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, Southern green beans, and more. But if you want a meal for just one or two people, you can also order an individual Thanksgiving meal for $17.95.
Although there are two Ingrid's locations in Oklahoma City, Thanksgiving meals must be picked up at the Youngs Boulevard restaurant, known as the Mothership. Don't forget to add on a holiday pie to your order from their famous bakery, with options from pumpkin to pecan and blueberry to coconut cream.
This long-running local favorite, Legend's Restaurant in Norma serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal by reservation only on Thanksgiving Day. The meal includes roast turkey and glazed baked ham as the entrees plus all the trimmings and dessert. Call early to make your reservations because this popular restaurant usually books up weeks in advance for Thanksgiving. In 2020, there are four seating times that diners can choose from: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. If you can't get a table but still want to enjoy Legend's food, you can also order to pick up a prepared meal that just has to be warmed up when you're ready to eat.
This family-owned restaurant has been a staple of the University of Oklahoma community since it first opened in 1968, so you can enjoy some "down-home" cooking at this rustic restaurant.
Mary Eddy's Kitchen X Lounge
Mary Eddy's Kitchen X Lounge is a communal space perfect for a casual family dinner for the holiday. A special Thanksgiving meal is available to pre-order and pick up to enjoy at home on Thanksgiving. The full meal, which is $99, includes an oven-roasted turkey for four, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, your choice of sides, and a full pie to finish off the meal. The restaurant is also open for dinner on Thanksgiving in 2020 if you want to stay out of the kitchen completely, but only with their standard dinner menu. The holiday items are only available to carry out in 2020.
Located inside the amazing 21c Museum Hotel downtown, the former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, the site is also a feast for the eyes. Mary Eddy’s dedicated entrance on Main Street welcomes guests into the original historic Model T showroom space where historical elements mingle with contemporary finishes and custom furnishings.
Rococo is a fine-dining restaurant that is offering fully catered Thanksgiving meals to pre-order and pick up in 2020. You can order a family meal that feeds four to six people or an individual plate if you need less food, but either option includes turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cornbread stuffing, gravy, and your choice of apple pie or blueberry cobbler. The family meal is $125, while individual meals are $25. If you want to add on a couple of extras, you can supplement your order with a fresh garden salad or a side of Rococo's fancy mac n cheese.
Nic's Place Diner & Lounge
Nic's Place Diner & Lounge, located near Automobile Alley in Midtown, makes for an excellent holiday option to dine out or pre-order and take home for Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving in 2020 and will be serving its full menu of Southern comfort food, with staple items like the fried pickle, chicken fried steak, loaded potato boats, pan-seared shrimp, and more. Nic's is almost famous in the metro OKC area for having some of the best burgers in town.
Reservations are necessary for holiday dining, so be sure to reach out early to get a seat or pre-order a meal.