If you're traveling to Pittsburgh for the Thanksgiving holiday but don't feel like cooking a traditional meal for you and your family and friends, consider dining out or ordering a catered meal from one of the restaurants or grocery stores in the area that are serving up special holiday feasts.
The Pittsburgh area has several locations to choose from that are open on Thanksgiving Day, though you may have to be flexible with what time you usually like to eat your holiday meal, especially if you have a large party. Earlier seating times tend to go first, and no matter what time you want to eat, you'll want to book your reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability.
There are also a few places in Pittsburgh which will, with advance reservation, prepare a full Thanksgiving Dinner for you and your guests, ready for you to pick up on Thanksgiving Day.
With various locations around the Pittsburgh region—including North Hills, Murrysville, O'Hara, Peter's Township, Pleasant Hills, and Mount Lebanon—Atria's three-course feast is perhaps the best deal in the area for eating a full meal without any of the hassle of cooking it—and you can even order from their special "Thanksgiving To-Go" menu!
One of Pittsburgh's most romantic and elegant restaurants, Hyeholde, will also be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Because of its fairy-tale castle charm, locals love this restaurant for a special meal out.
The LeMont Pittsburgh will have a special Thanksgiving Feast Buffet, all of which require reservations in advance. This classic and luxurious restaurant's decor will make a great backdrop for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Gateway Clipper's Majestic Cruise
For a holiday dinner with a different twist, try the Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise on the Gateway Clipper's Majestic where guest can enjoy traditional Thanksgiving fare and music on one of three two-and-a-half-hour cruises offered on the big day.
The Wooden Nickel Restaurant
If you want a holiday dinner with a more home-style feel, consider The Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Monroeville, where you can enjoy a classic American Thanksgiving meal. The all-you-can-eat offer includes a plated feast with your choice of roast turkey or grilled Scottish salmon, plus mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and a dessert buffet.
Chelsea Grille in Oakmont
Or you could go to the Chelsea Grille in Oakmont and order a takeout dinner for 12-15 people featuring fully cooked whole turkey, traditional mashed potatoes and stuffing, and gravy and rolls.
Fresco's Pittsburgh offers a complete gourmet Thanksgiving dinner for you and have it ready to pick up with options for 8-10, 12-14, or 18-20 people servings.
Giant Eagle Market District
Giant Eagle Market District can also put your entire Thanksgiving meal on the table for you, including a 10-12 pound fully-cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, carrot soufflé, cranberry orange sauce, and pumpkin pie.
Consider checking out Rania's Catering for chef-made Thanksgiving favorites. This option makes for the perfect made-to-order personalized Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family to enjoy at home.