If you’re spending Thanksgiving in Madison, let our restaurants bring the holiday to you. Several Madison-area spots are offering dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving dinner that will make the festive day go as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.

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Open on Thanksgiving

Great Dane Pub & Brewing - Downtown and Eastside locations

The Great Dane will offer a limited regular menu and specials from 3 to 8 p.m. Choose from a turkey dinner, roasted root veggie pot pie or braised short rib plate. Stop in for a meal and to enjoy their seasonal Spiced Pumpkin Ale on tap.

Cost: $20 for turkey dinner, $18 for roasted root veggie pot pie, $24 for braised short rib. All meals come with sides and a slice of pie.

Madison Concourse Hotel 

For a grand spread, check out the Madison Concourse Hotel's buffet in the grand ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Click here to reserve your spot.

Cost: $55 per adult, $45 per senior, $25 for children 10 and younger

Rare Steakhouse

Enjoy a traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with turkey or steak at Rare, open 3 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required. Click here to learn more.

The Rigby 

Stop in from 5 p.m. to bar close to enjoy a turkey dinner at The Rigby featuring turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, a roll, vegetables and cranberry sauce. 

The Statehouse

Whether brunch or dinner is your preference, The Statehouse located in the historic Edgewater Hotel has you covered. The Statehouse will serve its regular a la carte menu brunch from 8 to 10 a.m. then offer a special Thanksgiving dinner served family style from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy favorites like roasted organic turkey, brioche stuffing, bourbon pecan pie and more. Reservations are recommended for brunch and required for dinner. Click here to make your reservation.

Cost: $60 per person, $26 per child 10 and younger

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To-go Thanksgiving meals

Amara

For a Thanksgiving Dinner Kit made with love, look no further than Amara. Choose from a three-course classic or vegetarian kit for two people featuring turkey or vegan meatballs, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more with the option to add on a pumpkin pie. Order your kit now for pickup on Nov. 22.

Cost: $65 per kit, $25 per pie, $35 for a mulled wine kit add on and $79 for a MOBCRAFT craft beer 24-pack add on

Bonfyre American Grill

Bonfyre is offering family-style Thanksgiving meals for carryout, serving four to six people. An a la carte menu is also available. Pick-up will be available from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Orders must be placed by Nov. 17. Place your order today.

Cost: $165

Fromagination

It's no Thanksgiving without an impressive cheese spread and the mongers at Fromagination are here to help. Order a curated, ready-to-go cheese-and-companions assortment with a how-to plating guide or work one-on-one with a cheesemonger to create a specialty cheese board.

Great Dane Pub & Brewing- Downtown and Eastside locations

Take Great Dane's Thanksgiving specials to go! Pre-order carryout only. Please place your order by Nov. 16.

Cost: $20 for turkey dinner, $18 for roasted root veggie pot pie, $24 for braised short rib. All meals come with sides and a slice of pie.

Ian's Pizza

If you're looking for an untraditional, funky twist on Thanksgiving, Ian's Pizza has what you're looking for. Ian's is teaming up with Great Lakes Brewery for their Thanksgiving Slice and Christmas Slice pickup event on Nov. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. Pre-order a finish-at-home pizza and to-go beer for pickup at Garver Feed Mill. Orders must be made online by Nov. 19.

Merchant

Amara's sister restaurant, Merchant, is also offering three-course classic and vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal Kits for two that make for the perfect intimate holiday meal. Kits feature turkey or vegan meatballs, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more with the option to add on a pumpkin pie, mulled wine kit and/or a 24-pack of MOBCRAFT craft beer. Order now for pickup on Nov. 22.

Cost: $65 per kit, $25 per pie, $35 for a mulled wine kit add on and $79 for a MOBCRAFT craft beer 24-pack add on

ORIGIN Breads

Secure all your Thanksgiving baked-good needs with ORIGIN Breads' special holiday menu. Preorders will be available online in early November. The menu will feature many favorites in addition to specialty pastries, galettes, cookies, breads, focaccia and dinner rolls. Orders will be available for pickup Nov. 21 and 22.

Preorders are due Nov. 19. Walk-in orders will be available first come, first served.

Pasture and Plenty

The Pasture and Plenty culinary team is baking and making all of the festive, harvest goodness, loaded with local ingredients and love. Take-and-bake holiday sides and mains — featuring locally-sourced turkeys from Riemer Family Farm — are easy! Just roast your turkey (and use their brining kit), reheat the sides, pour the wine and enjoy.

Need help with sweets? Pies from Tart and cinnamon rolls from the P&P Bakeshop are available to make your gatherings just a bit more festive and sweet.

Pre-order meals are available for pickup Nov. 16 – 22. Pies are available only on Nov. 22. Place your order today.

The Post - Park Hotel

Pick up a delicious Thanksgiving meal for one or for a family meal for six at the Park Hotel's The Post restaurant. Meals include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, biscuits and a slice of apple pie. Order by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 22. 

Cost: $22 per single serving, $99 per six-person family meal

The Rigby

The Rigby's Thanksgiving meal is available in-person or to-go! Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, a roll, vegetables and cranberry sauce. 

The Statehouse

Order a full Thanksgiving meal for four to five people from The Statehouse. The take-home menu includes an 8 – 10 pound turkey, whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing and more. Pickup will be available on Nov. 22. Place your order today.

Cost: $265

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More to do on Thanksgiving (and beyond)

Henry Vilas Zoo

Get out, stretch your legs and see some stellar animals before your Thanksgiving dinner. The always-free Henry Vilas Zoo will be open 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day.

Ian's Pizza

Thanksgiving lovers can get a head start on the holiday with Ian's two Thanksgiving-themed pizzas. "Just Here for the Sides" is a vegetarian pizza featuring mashed potatoes, green beans, mushroom gravy, cheddar, cranberry sauce, and fried onions, available Nov. 7 – 21.

"Thanksgiving Slice" features mozzarella, mushroom creme, button mushrooms, green beans, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and fried onions, available Nov. 14 – 28.     

Table Wine

Looking for a break from the Thanksgiving rush? Stop in to Table Wine from noon to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving to enjoy a glass of wine or grab a bottle (or a few) to bring to dinner.

Short Stack Eatery

Join Short Stack Eatery in enjoying a special Friendsgiving meal on Nov. 19 benefitting the Dane County Food Collective. The meal will be a relaxed, collaborative and community-driven experience. Tickets are limited, so make sure to order yours online today.

Cost: $45

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