Open on Thanksgiving: 10 places to skip the cooking in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving
The Classic, on Washington Avenue, is one of several Houston restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day specials. (Courtesy The Classic)

The Classic, on Washington Avenue, is one of several Houston restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day specials. (Courtesy The Classic)

Some of the Inner Loop's best restaurants are stepping up with Thanksgiving service. Here are 10 places that will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Know a place we missed? Let us know in the comments.


Executive Chef Frédéric Perrier has a decadent take on Thanksgiving with french onion soup with smoked ribeye, followed by a dessert trio of pumpkin cheesecake, brownie sundae and pecan pie. $55 per adult, $15 for children’s menu. Noon-8 p.m. 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston. 713-955-3855.


Eunice’s Thanksgiving menu offers Cajun-Creole flavors, seafood and other favorites including Brussels sprouts, gumbo, shrimp and grits, roasted oysters and more. Reservations required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 3737 Buffalo Speedway, Houston. 832-491-1717.

Roka Akor

Roka Akor offers a Japanese take on the traditional feast with a four-course menu including mizuna salad with roasted beets, chef-selected sashimi with crispy prawn, grilled whole Branzino with Yuzu Kosho sauce, grilled honey miso glazed turkey. For dessert, options include caramel apple cheesecake and pumpkin spice creme brulee. 3-9 p.m. $85 per person. Call for reservations. 2929 Weslayan St., Houston. 713-622-1777.

Steak 48

The River Oaks District steakhouse will offer their standard menu of steaks and truffled potatoes alongside classic Thanksgiving dinner items. Call for reservations. 4444 Westheimer Road, Houston. 713-322-7448.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Bosscat will offer a traditional Thanksgiving spread complete with a choice of two to three meats, eight side options and desserts, as well as drink specials on wine and beer. $50-$60 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Call to make a reservation. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 4310 Westheimer Road, Houston. 281-501-1187.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

B&B will offer a special prix-fixe menu including an amuse bouche, three courses, family-style sides and desserts. Bonus: Every guest receives take-home leftover turkey sandwiches with roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and a side of gravy. The restaurant’s full menu will also be open for orders. $68 for adults, $25 for children 12 & under. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 1814 Washington Ave., Houston. 713-862-1814.

The Classic

The Classic will serve a three-course meal, with Indian Creek mushroom bisque or spinach salad to start; main course of maple-glazed turkey, herb-crusted roasted butchers cut or a blackened local catch with Bearnaise sauce. Sides include four-cheese potato gratin and challah dressing, and for dessert, options include Makers Mark pecan pie and Mom’s Chocolate Cake. $39 per adult, $18 per child. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 5922 Washington Ave., Houston. 713-868-1131.


The restaurant will offer a three-course meal with a wide repertoire, though the menu is subject to change. Starters range from its signature seafood gumbo to citrus roasted duck crepe. Entrees include a Creole roasted turkey, filet mignon, Berkshire pork osso bucco, and shrimp and grits. The eight dessert options include bread pudding and cream Creole cheesecake. $62 per person. Phone reservations only. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 3300 Smith St. 713-522-9711.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

In addition to the full dinner menu, the steakhouse offers a special Thanksgiving package. Start with a butternut squash soup or honey crisp apple salad, then enjoy roast turkey breast with pan gravy and mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage and sage cornbread stuffing and cranberry relish. Special desserts are also available. $45 per adult, $15 per child. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1997 W. Gray St., Houston. 346-293-8400.


The new bowling and bocce venue will be open for part of the day and will serve its regular lunch menu on Thanksgiving, which includes pizza, burgers, pasta, salads and other options. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Venue closes at 5 p.m. 3300 Kirby Drive, Ste. 3A, Houston. 346-297-1770.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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