Updated for 2023
Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia or the Washington DC area this Thanksgiving or you’re hosting hungry friends and family, let Fairfax County restaurants do the turkey cooking for the holiday (which also means no clean-up for you!). Many popular Fairfax County restaurants are offering great menus for the holiday. Whether you are looking for a delicious Thanksgiving meal to go, a family meal, or special dine-in menus, we got you covered!
Here are a few places that will not lead you astray for this year's Thanksgiving dinner.
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Image courtesy Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Celebrate with the family at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse with reservations for their Thanksgiving Dinner ($85/person; $30 children under 12). Serving up Oven Roasted Vermont Free-Range Organic Turkey, Yukon Gold Creamy Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Challah Bread Herb Stuffing, Cranberry Apple Chutney and some homemade gravy, you won't go hungry here. You can also order special holiday desserts for $15/each like Homemade Apple Pie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Creme Fraiche, or a Pecan Tart with Wild Turkey Bourbon Anglaise and Sweet Cream.
Plus, take home leftovers with Tomorrow's Turkey Sandwich for just $18. Make your reservation now!
If you want a take-home version, you can order the same meal by placing your order by 5pm on November 21 and picking it up on November 22 or before 11am on November 23. To order, call 888-995-4810 or email Eileen.Vaughn@davios.com.
The Capital Grille
At The Capital Grille (locations in Tysons and Fairfax), guests can enjoy a chef-prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an upscale twist, including Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds, Cranberry-Pear Chutney, with the option to add Sam’s Mashed Potatoes or Pecan-Crusted Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey and Pumpkin Cheesecake at an additional charge. In addition, those looking to enjoy dinner at home may order a bundle of the restaurant’s Thanksgiving sides.
Get your orders in by November 21 for pickup on November 22 (9am-5pm) or November 23 (9am-11am). Or, make an in-restaurant reservation at TheCapitalGrille.com.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Image courtesy Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Spend time with friends and family around the table - either at their location in Reston or at your own table at home - with a delicious feast made by Cooper's Hawk. Dine in with a Thanksgiving menu of Slow-Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Soup, Traditional Stuffing, Roasted Green Beans & Carrots, Mary's Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and a Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake ($34.99/adults and $14.99/kids under 12). Pair your meal with a glass of the winery's November Wine of the Month, Grateful Red or Grateful White, or a Cranberry Sangria.
For take-home, grab one of their "heat & serve" Thanksgiving packages featuring Pretzel Bread & Butter and many of the above options. Quantities are limited, so make sure you get your pre-order in soon. Pick-ups will happen on November 21 and November 22.
Eddie V’s in Tysons is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11am - 8pm with options such as slow-roasted sliced turkey, Brioche Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, French Green Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, housemade Mashed Potatoes, and Pan Gravy with Mirepoix Brunoise. Top it all off with a delicious Pumpkin Pie Tartlet with Pecan Ice Cream. To make a reservation, visit EddieV.com.
Founding Farmers offers a Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Weekend at Home menu available for pickup. Take your pick of starters and sides to entrees, desserts, and drinks. In addition to the Thanksgiving menu, you can also order their popular leftover kits, brunch offerings, or just a selection of snacks and sweet treats, including their artisan, house-crafted Founding Farmers Chocolate. Order by November 17 at 12pm for pickup November 22.
Both locations in Fairfax County - Tysons and Reston - will also be open and serving on Thanksgiving Day for dine-in. Enjoy shared plates, fresh salads, and your choice of a main course accompanied by Founding Farmers favorite sides like Roasted Autumn Vegetables, Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Fig Butter, and much more. And you won't want to miss their dessert options, like an Apple Cider Sorbet, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, and an assortment of holiday pies. A vegetarian option is also available! Reservations for dine-in here.
L’Auberge Chez Francois
For a truly gourmet and special experience, L’Auberge Chez Francois is offering a take-home Thanksgiving Celebration Experience straight from their kitchen to yours. The Chez Vous experience includes Whiffletree roasted turkey and an abundance of their classic holiday sides from Francois Haeringer’s hand-written recipe book from his homeland of Alsace. You can choose to add additional menu items, sommelier-selected wine pairings, and even glassware, cookbooks, and other goodies! Order by November 16.
If you’d rather venture out, there are limited seatings available for an elaborate 7-course Thanksgiving dinner at this destination restaurant in Great Falls. Check out the menu here. Call to reserve your spot ASAP: 703-759-3800 or make an online reservation here. There are three seatings available - 11:30am, 3pm, and 6pm and prices range from $122 - $132/person. Jacques Brasserie will also be open for two seatings on Thanksgiving, serving a special menu.
Lebanese Taverna's Thanksgiving family meals to-go feature all the makings of a traditional holiday meal, but with a home-style Lebanese twist. Mains include options like Pure Bred American Lamb shoulder or leg, as well as sumac-rubbed roast turkey served with spiced rice, toasted nuts, and gravy. Sides range from roasted za'atar potatoes and arnabeet to mujaddara and bulghur pilaf, and desserts include baklava-crusted pumpkin cheesecake. Order online for pick-up on November 22.
Mount Vernon Inn
Bring home a Thanksgiving spread that would make George Washington proud! The Mount Vernon Inn is offering pickup packages for 2, 6-8, or 10-12 people that include either Roasted Turkey with Gravy or Maple-Glazed Ham, cornbread stuffing, Yukon Golf whipped potatoes, green bean almondine, and Caesar salad, plus your choice of Pumpkin Pie or Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert. Other add-ons are also available. Order by 12pm on November 18 and pick up on November 22.
If you prefer dine-in, a Thanksgiving buffet will be offered at the restaurant on November 23 from 10am - 5pm. $68/adults, $25/kids under 10. Limited availability left, so call 703-799-5096 to make your reservation now!
Seasons 52 guests can enjoy a lighter take on Thanksgiving with a take-home spread of freshly prepared classics using peak-season ingredients. The menu includes Roasted Turkey with Savory Pan Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Mashed Butternut Squash and a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence dessert, among other sides. Each Thanksgiving dinner box serves 4-6 people and must be picked up on November 22 (11am - 4pm). Order here.
This Clifton mainstay won Upscale Brunch of the Year at the 2020 RAMMYs, so you'll definitely want to enjoy their tried-and-true favorites. Order your Thanksgiving feast featuring whole-roasted rotisserie heritage turkey, deboned and served with turkey gravy. Sides include cranberry relish, green bean casserole with crispy shallots, sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallow and bourbon candied pecans, and pretzel bread stuffing. A 10-inch pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream and candied pepitas round out the offerings. Order by November 17 for pickup on November 22 between 2pm - 6pm.
In the restaurant, Trummer's will serve a four-course, family-style menu featuring Thanksgiving favorites like Anson Mills Cornbread, a Baby Kale Salad and green bean casserole. Entrée options include a rotisserie heritage turkey, spit-roasted porchetta and whole-roasted branzino with sides like cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, pretzel bread stuffing, and more. ($90/adults, $39/kids under 12)
This is just a sampling of holiday offerings from local Fairfax County restaurants. Be sure to browse the myriad of other options in Fairfax County to find alternative options. Want to burn some pre-Thanksgiving steam at a Turkey Trot or other seasonal festivities? Visit our events calendar for ideas on getting out of the house. You can add many family-friendly attractions to your list for when the whole family is together. And since the day after Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday shopping season and is also the popular #OptOutside day, we’ve got options for shopping and hiking available for you and your loved ones too.
No matter how you spend this annual holiday, we hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and the best kinds of memories. Be sure to share your favorite holiday photos with us on social media using #FXVA or @VisitFairfax or tell us what you are most grateful for in the comments below.