Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, which means that we are loosening our waistbands and getting ready for another day of indulgence and togetherness. This holiday often means a full day of meal preparation, and hours of cleanup after the festivities have come to a close. All of this work is worth it for a wonderful meal enjoyed with family and friends, but what if there was another option?
For those of you who prefer not to roast a 15-pound turkey again this year, we have good news. There are a handful of top-notch Omaha restaurants that will offer up their own Turkey Day feasts in celebration of the holiday! We’ve gathered up some of our favorites below, so pick one and get ready to gobble to your heart’s content — no cleanup required.
1101 Harney Street, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Jams
This contemporary American grill offers a melting pot of different styles, but the dishes all have one thing in common — high-quality ingredients. On Thanksgiving, the downtown location will be open from 4 to 10 pm in honor of the Holiday Lights Festival, which takes place in the streets nearby.
Make a reservation here or by calling 402-614-9333.
1620 S 10th Street, Omaha
This family-owned bar and grill offers steaks, pizza and authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. We can’t imagine a better lineup for Thanksgiving dinner! Cascio’s will be open until 4 pm the day of Thanksgiving.
Make a reservation by calling 402-345-8313.
2411 S 24th Street, Council Bluffs
Photo courtesy of the Salty Dog Bar and Grill
With more than 35 years of combine restaurant experience, Salty Dog owners Jayme and Brian truly understand how to mix incredible food with a festive atmosphere. Since 2009, this neighborhood bar has churned out soul-warming comfort food from the kitchen coupled with a large selection of beer on tap. The kitchen serves until 2 am daily, and will be open regular hours for Thanksgiving!
Make a reservation by calling 712-256-4851.
655 N 114th Street, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Jack & Mary’s
Turkey isn’t the only thing on the menu at Omaha’s Jack and Mary’s — you can also expect heaping servings of prime rib, ham or chicken with all of the classic Thanksgiving fixings! Enjoy a full feast for a mere $16, and make sure to make your reservations. The last seating will take place at 6 pm.
Make a reservation by calling 402-496-2090.
4702 S 27th Street, Omaha
Johnny’s has served its popular Thanksgiving dinner annually for more than 30 years, and we are so thrilled that they have maintained the delicious tradition. The menu will feature a traditional turkey dinner alongside grilled salmon and slow-roasted prime rib. Finish off your meal with a choice of dessert! We hear pumpkin pie might be one of the options.
Make a reservation by calling 402-731-4774.
8100 Cass Street, Omaha
Photo courtesy of Big Red Restaurant and Sports Bar
This popular game day hub features a heated patio and plenty of entertainment options alongside a full bar and excellent pub menu. For an extra dose of fun, head over to the restaurant on Thanksgiving, even just for drinks after dinner! The bar will be open from 5 pm to 2 am for the holiday.
Reservations not required.
6750 Mercy Road, Omaha
Nestled in the heart of Aksarben Village, Beacon Hills Restaurant boasts homemade new American cuisine with a dose of midwestern hospitality. On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will be open from 11 am-4 pm, and serve a special menu featuring popular holiday favorites (as well as some surprises)!
Make a reservation by calling 402-933-3115.
2419 Leavenworth Street, Omaha
Photo courtesy of 11 Worth
This cozy spot has become an Omaha staple over the years. With its hearty and delicious diner classics, it’s no wonder why! Come get a hearty Thanksgiving day breakfast at 11 Worth before heading home to be with the family — it will be open until noon!
Make a reservation by calling 402-346-6924.
1006 Dodge Street, Omaha
NOSH is located in the new Capitol District in downtown Omaha, and is perfect for a swanky night out! The wine list features more than 100 varietals from all over the world, and the food menu features inventive bites worth savoring. On Thanksgiving, enjoy an elegant meal in the lounge before hitting the new ice rink in the Capitol District.
Make a reservation here or by calling 402-614-2121.
Whether you’re staying in or eating out, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday! Let us know what your plans are in the comments below.