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The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
All photos by Warren Rojas

Get Turkey All Year Round At These Restaurants

Thanksgiving meals can be had 365 days a year

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The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
| All photos by Warren Rojas

Come this Thursday, countless turkeys will be devoured from coast to coast.

Some people opt to limit their big turkey intake of the year to Thanksgiving Day (and days after for leftovers). But fowl fanatics can rejoice — the D.C. area is a nesting ground for turkey meals all year long.

That means those who don't mind the repercussions of turkey's nap-inducing amino acid tryptophan can feast on the bird no matter what the calendar says. Plenty of restaurants roll out holiday birds with all the fixings this time of year. But some local eateries celebrate Thanksgiving daily, with slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey breast, buttery stuffing, piquant cranberry sauce, and more.

Think homestyle turkey dinners with stuffing like the one at Jetties to a specialty burger at Whitlow's on Wilson. Having the ability to make any day a Turkey Day is something worth celebrating, so check out Eater's picks for turkey around the clock.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Chutzpah Real New York Deli

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Head to Northern Virginia for the R.R.G.S. (translation: the “really, really good sandwich”). Substantial turkey breast comes stacked in a crusty sub roll with fiery horseradish sauce and festive chutney composed of cranberry, pineapple, orange, and chopped walnuts.

Warren Rojas

Dos Gringos

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Leftovers never had it so good. Dos Gringos tweaks the day-after-Thanksgiving mainstay by rolling meaty turkey hash into a soft flour tortilla. Buttery avocado, cilantro-spiked eggs, and ranchero sauce with a hint of onion round out the Southwestern-style dish.

Warren Rojas

Earl's Sandwiches

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Earl’s folds fresh roasted turkey into a half-dozen sandwiches, including the now-seasonal “Aunt Pearl’s Thanksgiving.” (“The Pearl” was on the standard menu years ago.) The eponymous turkey club tastes like Turkey Day and a BLT made sweet love, delivering bites of tender bird, smoky bacon, sassy relish, and creamy mayo.

Warren Rojas

Jetties

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White meat turkey bathed in herb-laced mushroom gravy tops a slab of soaked-all-the-way-through sourdough. Fried sweet potato rounds and onion-laced stuffing complete the dining experience.

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Lunchbox

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Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio attempts to put his stamp on the holidays with The Pilgrim, a panini layered with shaved turkey, a jam-like cranberry spread, “everything cream cheese” (studded with poppy seeds), and a smattering of stuffing.

Warren Rojas

Silver Diner

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A knife and fork are needed for this open-faced monster: Free-range turkey from neighboring Pennsylvania is slow-roasted and draped over sourdough. Airy mashed potatoes, peppery gravy speckled with diced chives, and zippy relish forged from cranberry, orange and ginger help bring it all home.

Warren Rojas

Songbyrd Record Cafe

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The skinny on the Byrd in Hand sandwich is sage-roasted turkey gets along famously with Creole mayo (laden with whole grain mustard seeds), cranberry sauce, and a forest of alfalfa sprouts. Still hungry? Tack on the extra chunky smashed potatoes topped with bacon (complimentary, upon request).

Warren Rojas

Whitlow's on Wilson

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The Gobbler burger doesn’t mess around. The two-handed feast features a grilled turkey patty crowned with hearty, pudding-like stuffing (chock full of onion and celery), turkey gravy, a nest of overlapping sweet potato fries, and refreshing cranberry sauce.

Warren Rojas

Willard's Real Pit BBQ

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Leave it to a barbecue joint to work smoked turkey into the mix. Willard’s marries wood-fired fare to holiday dining via Mr. Willard’s Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich, featuring aromatic bird dressed with spicy mayo, fruity relish and savory breadcrumbs, all surrounded by a cottony roll.

Warren Rojas

Chutzpah Real New York Deli

Warren Rojas

Head to Northern Virginia for the R.R.G.S. (translation: the “really, really good sandwich”). Substantial turkey breast comes stacked in a crusty sub roll with fiery horseradish sauce and festive chutney composed of cranberry, pineapple, orange, and chopped walnuts.

Warren Rojas

Dos Gringos

Warren Rojas

Leftovers never had it so good. Dos Gringos tweaks the day-after-Thanksgiving mainstay by rolling meaty turkey hash into a soft flour tortilla. Buttery avocado, cilantro-spiked eggs, and ranchero sauce with a hint of onion round out the Southwestern-style dish.

Warren Rojas

Earl's Sandwiches

Warren Rojas

Earl’s folds fresh roasted turkey into a half-dozen sandwiches, including the now-seasonal “Aunt Pearl’s Thanksgiving.” (“The Pearl” was on the standard menu years ago.) The eponymous turkey club tastes like Turkey Day and a BLT made sweet love, delivering bites of tender bird, smoky bacon, sassy relish, and creamy mayo.

Warren Rojas

Jetties

Warren Rojas

White meat turkey bathed in herb-laced mushroom gravy tops a slab of soaked-all-the-way-through sourdough. Fried sweet potato rounds and onion-laced stuffing complete the dining experience.

Warren Rojas

Lunchbox

Warren Rojas

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio attempts to put his stamp on the holidays with The Pilgrim, a panini layered with shaved turkey, a jam-like cranberry spread, “everything cream cheese” (studded with poppy seeds), and a smattering of stuffing.

Warren Rojas

Silver Diner

Warren Rojas

A knife and fork are needed for this open-faced monster: Free-range turkey from neighboring Pennsylvania is slow-roasted and draped over sourdough. Airy mashed potatoes, peppery gravy speckled with diced chives, and zippy relish forged from cranberry, orange and ginger help bring it all home.

Warren Rojas

Songbyrd Record Cafe

Warren Rojas

The skinny on the Byrd in Hand sandwich is sage-roasted turkey gets along famously with Creole mayo (laden with whole grain mustard seeds), cranberry sauce, and a forest of alfalfa sprouts. Still hungry? Tack on the extra chunky smashed potatoes topped with bacon (complimentary, upon request).

Warren Rojas

Whitlow's on Wilson

Warren Rojas

The Gobbler burger doesn’t mess around. The two-handed feast features a grilled turkey patty crowned with hearty, pudding-like stuffing (chock full of onion and celery), turkey gravy, a nest of overlapping sweet potato fries, and refreshing cranberry sauce.

Warren Rojas

Willard's Real Pit BBQ

Warren Rojas

Leave it to a barbecue joint to work smoked turkey into the mix. Willard’s marries wood-fired fare to holiday dining via Mr. Willard’s Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich, featuring aromatic bird dressed with spicy mayo, fruity relish and savory breadcrumbs, all surrounded by a cottony roll.

Warren Rojas

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