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Shaw’s Convivial has a three-course meal planned for Thanksgiving Day.
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Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner Around D.C.

Preorder plentiful turkey, barbecue, and vegetarian options to enjoy on Thursday, November 26

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Shaw’s Convivial has a three-course meal planned for Thanksgiving Day.
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The COVID-19 crisis will limit how D.C. celebrates Thanksgiving this year, keeping some residents from traveling and many gatherings small. With an assist from local restaurants, the classic lineup of turkey — or barbecue, or lobster — can be as comforting as ever. Takeout options are especially plentiful as more and more venues shift toward pickup and delivery.

Standbys like Clyde’s and Bidwell are smart plays for their traditional menus. Vegetarians can eat well at Equinox, Fare Well, and Seven Reasons. Here are 20 options for to-go and dine-in Thanksgiving meals around D.C. on Thursday, November 26. Note that the expected lineup of steakhouse chains and hotel restaurants will offer their typical holiday spreads, too.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

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4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
(323) 761-4535
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Riverdale Park’s oak-burning barbecue joint with top-notch Texas brisket is offering up a few Thanksgiving packages for families who are sick of whole turkeys. A $99 deal for four people comes with a full rack of St. Louis-style ribs, a pound of prime brisket, a pound of smoked and sliced turkey breast, two links of sausage, eight pieces of corn bread, and two 24-ounce sides. There’s a $275 option for eight people, too. Call the shop or pre-orders (through November 15) online Wednesday through Sunday. Pickups will be on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Gabe Hiatt

Wagyu brisket from 2Fifty Texas BBQ
Wagyu brisket from 2Fifty Texas BBQ
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2. Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

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1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 299-9700
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A vegan dinner for four, available for pick-up from both Fare Well and Sticky Fingers, includes chickpea seitan steak, mashed potatoes, roasted onion gravy, jalapeño-cranberry relish, bread stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and heirloom carrots in herbed white wine sauce ($120). A wheat-free offering for one brings tofu roast to the table ($30).

3. Federalist Pig

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1654 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

This barbecue favorite is currently sold out of smoked turkeys (more may be on the way) but is still offering brisket and ribs by the pound, along with indulgent Thanksgiving sides like smoked cheddar mac and cheese and candied sweet potatoes. Pies will be provided by sister chain Ted’s Bulletin.

A barbecue platter from Federalist Pig
A barbecue platter from Federalist Pig.
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4. Tail Up Goat

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1827 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-9600
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Those looking for a la carte options can count on this acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant in Adams Morgan to fill in the gaps. Roasted turkeys weighing in at 8 to 10 pounds run $115, while smaller groups may gravitate towards smoked turkey legs for $25 apiece. There are all the usual vegetables, breads, and pies, too, in addition to some creative wine picks. Preorders are open for Wednesday, November 25, pickup.

5. Pop's SeaBar

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1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 534-3933
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It’s been a weird year, so go ahead and have lobster for Thanksgiving. This Adams Morgan seafood stop is steaming 1.25-pound. lobsters with warm butter, corn on the cob, and potato salad for $31.99 per person. Bottles of Champagne are $20. Preorders are live through Monday, November 23 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

6. Xiquet by Danny Lledó

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2404 Wisconsin Ave B
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 913-4671
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Spanish chef Danny Lledo is making everything from whole turkeys to special meals for two om Thanksgiving. Along with a Heritage turkey feast for eight ($440) or an Iberian roasted suckling pig (prices vary by pound), the to-go menu includes sides, desserts, cocktails, and fine wines. Order by Thursday, November 19. — Tierney Plumb

Glass windows offer a view into the wood-burning setup at Xiquet
Glass windows offer a view into the wood-burning setup at Xiquet
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7. Seven Reasons

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2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 417-8563
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The trendy Latin restaurant on 14th Street NW has three options for Thanksgiving, including an all-vegetarian meal with stuffed and roasted pumpkins, mac and cheese, and an artichoke and green bean salad. Turkey and prime rib round out the choices for mains. Each prepaid package runs $480 (pickup only) and feeds four to six people.

Seven Reasons chef Enrique Limardo at the stove.
Seven Reasons chef Enrique Limardo at the stove.
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8. Baker’s Daughter

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1402 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Michelin-starred chef Matt Baker’s new Ivy City market and cafe is packaging up “classic” ($205) and “baller” ($375) Thanksgiving dinners for four to ten people. Each can be customized with appetizers like butternut squash or Italian ribollita soup and a fall apple and goat cheese salad. Select sides, sauces, and breads round out the meal, and there’s even a leftover sandwich add-on package ($55) to take care of the next day. Pre-order now for pickup.

9. Commissary

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1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-0018
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This Logan Circle tavern teams up with its EatWell family (The Pig, Grillfish, and Logan Tavern) to offer a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Groups from two to eight can enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and other classic sides, including dessert. Pickup will be available on Wednesday, November 25, and Thursday, November 26. Prices are $60, $120, or $189, depending on the size of orders, plus tax.

The Pig (pictured) and other EatWell restaurants unite for a Thanksgiving Day feast.
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10. Convivial

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801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870
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Add French flair to a traditional American feast with a table reservation for Convivial’s three-course meal ($58 per person). Featured hors d’oeuvres include smoked pumpkin and a venison and juniper paté. From there, diners can pick a turkey, ham, salmon, or vegetarian entree and finish off the meal with a slice of pie.

Convivial’s Thanksgiving Day spread.
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11. Bidwell Restaurant

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-0172
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Located inside Union Market, Bidwell will be open for limited in-person dining on Thanksgiving. The classic family-style turkey feast ($55, or $25 for kids under 12) starts with a choice of soup or salad and ends with warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. To-go orders can be placed from a separate a la carte menu of turkey and sides.

Beuchert Saloon’s dining room.
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12. Stellina Pizzeria

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399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 851-3995
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The essential coastal Italian counter in the Union Market district sells cook-at-home turkeys that range from 10 to 24 pounds. Birds are sourced from both Prestage Farms and small Amish farms in Pennsylvania. Order online for pickup on on Friday November 20, to Sunday, November 22, or Tuesday, November 24. — T.P.

13. Clyde's (multiple locations)

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3236 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-9180
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This reliable D.C. area bar and grill chain has been satisfying diners for generations, and it’s a sure bet for taking the stress out of Thanksgiving Day. The to-go turkey menu ($240 for six to eight) comes with all the traditional trimmings like mashed potatoes, green beans, and pies. Add-ons like oysters and crab and artichoke dip are available, too. Preorder by Sunday, November 22.

14. Equinox Restaurant

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-8118
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Plant-based and vegan dishes feature heavily on chef Todd Gray’s three-course menu, served both for dine-in and takeout. Autumn vegetable tempura is served with soba noodles, and the maple pecan tart is a sweet finish. Meat eaters can enjoy roasted turkey, lamb loin, or falafel-crusted swordfish for their main dish. The menu is $75 per person.

15. Sfoglina Rosslyn

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1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(202) 525-1402
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Give Thanksgiving an Italian spin with Sfoglina’s Tuscan rolls and handmade pappardelle ragout. Save room for roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and some pecan or pumpkin pie. Both dine-in and takeout options ($180 for two) are now available for booking.

16. Bayou Bakery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2410
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Chef David Guas is ready to supply Southern sides and sweets like dirty rice, braised collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving. All are available as a la carte orders by phone. That leaves more time for home cooks to focus on the turkey.

Pie by Bayou Bakery.
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17. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8791
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Open since July, Smokecraft specializes in modern twists on barbecue. For its first Thanksgiving, the Clarendon location fires up the smoker with turkey (both whole and breast), ham, brisket, and prime rib. Portions are made for sharing and start at $100. Sides, like “grandma’s stuffing” and roasted rainbow carrots, are a la carte. For dessert, try the chocolate cherry bread pudding ($24). Orders are now live, with pickup times available November 24 through 26.

18. Fight Club

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623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 733-1384
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Chef Andrew Markert’s sandwich-driven pivot at Beuchert’s Saloon offers a to-go package ($75 for two, $140 for four) of lemon and herb-stuffed turkey ballottine, garlicky mashed potatoes with sherry gravy and crispy onions, and sausage stuffing. At-home reheating instructions are included, and wine and cocktail pairings are available for an extra charge. Preorder by Monday, November 23 for pickup on November 23 to 25. — T.P.

Gram’s rolls with everything butter at Beuchert’s Saloon.
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19. La Vie

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88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 560-5501
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The soaring Wharf restaurant is making a three-course menu for Thanksgiving Day filled out by options like cauliflower soup; brined and roasted turkey, braised short rib with truffle polenta, or butternut squash ravioli; and tiramisu. Reserve with a credit card hold for $75 per person (not including tax, sanitation fee, or 20-percent added gratuity). — T.P.

20. Bammy's

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301 Water St SE Suite 115
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 599-2400
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Chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison will take a Thanksgiving break from their Caribbean menu to cook pickup only meals of classic turkey breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, Parker House rolls, and more. Dinner for are $140 for two or $240 for four. For an extra charge, customers can buy whole birds, pecan and pumpkin pies, and bottles of mulled wine. Preorders are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Former Maydan chefs Chris Morgan, left, and Gerald Addison, have undertaken extensive research and travel to open Bammy’s
Bammy’s chefs and Maydan alums Chris Morgan, left, and Gerald Addison.
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1. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

4700 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Wagyu brisket from 2Fifty Texas BBQ
Wagyu brisket from 2Fifty Texas BBQ
2Fifty Texas BBQ [official]

Riverdale Park’s oak-burning barbecue joint with top-notch Texas brisket is offering up a few Thanksgiving packages for families who are sick of whole turkeys. A $99 deal for four people comes with a full rack of St. Louis-style ribs, a pound of prime brisket, a pound of smoked and sliced turkey breast, two links of sausage, eight pieces of corn bread, and two 24-ounce sides. There’s a $275 option for eight people, too. Call the shop or pre-orders (through November 15) online Wednesday through Sunday. Pickups will be on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Gabe Hiatt

4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

2. Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

1370 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010

A vegan dinner for four, available for pick-up from both Fare Well and Sticky Fingers, includes chickpea seitan steak, mashed potatoes, roasted onion gravy, jalapeño-cranberry relish, bread stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and heirloom carrots in herbed white wine sauce ($120). A wheat-free offering for one brings tofu roast to the table ($30).

1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Federalist Pig

1654 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
A barbecue platter from Federalist Pig
A barbecue platter from Federalist Pig.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

This barbecue favorite is currently sold out of smoked turkeys (more may be on the way) but is still offering brisket and ribs by the pound, along with indulgent Thanksgiving sides like smoked cheddar mac and cheese and candied sweet potatoes. Pies will be provided by sister chain Ted’s Bulletin.

1654 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Tail Up Goat

1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Those looking for a la carte options can count on this acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant in Adams Morgan to fill in the gaps. Roasted turkeys weighing in at 8 to 10 pounds run $115, while smaller groups may gravitate towards smoked turkey legs for $25 apiece. There are all the usual vegetables, breads, and pies, too, in addition to some creative wine picks. Preorders are open for Wednesday, November 25, pickup.

1827 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Pop's SeaBar

1817 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

It’s been a weird year, so go ahead and have lobster for Thanksgiving. This Adams Morgan seafood stop is steaming 1.25-pound. lobsters with warm butter, corn on the cob, and potato salad for $31.99 per person. Bottles of Champagne are $20. Preorders are live through Monday, November 23 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Xiquet by Danny Lledó

2404 Wisconsin Ave B, Washington, DC 20007
Glass windows offer a view into the wood-burning setup at Xiquet
Glass windows offer a view into the wood-burning setup at Xiquet
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Spanish chef Danny Lledo is making everything from whole turkeys to special meals for two om Thanksgiving. Along with a Heritage turkey feast for eight ($440) or an Iberian roasted suckling pig (prices vary by pound), the to-go menu includes sides, desserts, cocktails, and fine wines. Order by Thursday, November 19. — Tierney Plumb

2404 Wisconsin Ave B
Washington, DC 20007

7. Seven Reasons

2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Seven Reasons chef Enrique Limardo at the stove.
Seven Reasons chef Enrique Limardo at the stove.
Jen Chase/Jennifer Chase Photography

The trendy Latin restaurant on 14th Street NW has three options for Thanksgiving, including an all-vegetarian meal with stuffed and roasted pumpkins, mac and cheese, and an artichoke and green bean salad. Turkey and prime rib round out the choices for mains. Each prepaid package runs $480 (pickup only) and feeds four to six people.

2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Baker’s Daughter

1402 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Michelin-starred chef Matt Baker’s new Ivy City market and cafe is packaging up “classic” ($205) and “baller” ($375) Thanksgiving dinners for four to ten people. Each can be customized with appetizers like butternut squash or Italian ribollita soup and a fall apple and goat cheese salad. Select sides, sauces, and breads round out the meal, and there’s even a leftover sandwich add-on package ($55) to take care of the next day. Pre-order now for pickup.

1402 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

9. Commissary

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The Pig (pictured) and other EatWell restaurants unite for a Thanksgiving Day feast.
The Pig/official photo

This Logan Circle tavern teams up with its EatWell family (The Pig, Grillfish, and Logan Tavern) to offer a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Groups from two to eight can enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and other classic sides, including dessert. Pickup will be available on Wednesday, November 25, and Thursday, November 26. Prices are $60, $120, or $189, depending on the size of orders, plus tax.

1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Convivial

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Convivial’s Thanksgiving Day spread.
Holly Barzyk/Convivial

Add French flair to a traditional American feast with a table reservation for Convivial’s three-course meal ($58 per person). Featured hors d’oeuvres include smoked pumpkin and a venison and juniper paté. From there, diners can pick a turkey, ham, salmon, or vegetarian entree and finish off the meal with a slice of pie.

801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. Bidwell Restaurant

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Beuchert Saloon’s dining room.
Beuchert Saloon/official photo

Located inside Union Market, Bidwell will be open for limited in-person dining on Thanksgiving. The classic family-style turkey feast ($55, or $25 for kids under 12) starts with a choice of soup or salad and ends with warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. To-go orders can be placed from a separate a la carte menu of turkey and sides.

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

12. Stellina Pizzeria

399 Morse St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The essential coastal Italian counter in the Union Market district sells cook-at-home turkeys that range from 10 to 24 pounds. Birds are sourced from both Prestage Farms and small Amish farms in Pennsylvania. Order online for pickup on on Friday November 20, to Sunday, November 22, or Tuesday, November 24. — T.P.

399 Morse St NE
Washington, DC 20002

13. Clyde's (multiple locations)

3236 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

This reliable D.C. area bar and grill chain has been satisfying diners for generations, and it’s a sure bet for taking the stress out of Thanksgiving Day. The to-go turkey menu ($240 for six to eight) comes with all the traditional trimmings like mashed potatoes, green beans, and pies. Add-ons like oysters and crab and artichoke dip are available, too. Preorder by Sunday, November 22.

3236 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

14. Equinox Restaurant

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

Plant-based and vegan dishes feature heavily on chef Todd Gray’s three-course menu, served both for dine-in and takeout. Autumn vegetable tempura is served with soba noodles, and the maple pecan tart is a sweet finish. Meat eaters can enjoy roasted turkey, lamb loin, or falafel-crusted swordfish for their main dish. The menu is $75 per person.

818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

15. Sfoglina Rosslyn

1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Give Thanksgiving an Italian spin with Sfoglina’s Tuscan rolls and handmade pappardelle ragout. Save room for roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and some pecan or pumpkin pie. Both dine-in and takeout options ($180 for two) are now available for booking.

1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

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16. Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
Pie by Bayou Bakery.
Bayou Bakery/official photo

Chef David Guas is ready to supply Southern sides and sweets like dirty rice, braised collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, and sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving. All are available as a la carte orders by phone. That leaves more time for home cooks to focus on the turkey.

1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201

17. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201

Open since July, Smokecraft specializes in modern twists on barbecue. For its first Thanksgiving, the Clarendon location fires up the smoker with turkey (both whole and breast), ham, brisket, and prime rib. Portions are made for sharing and start at $100. Sides, like “grandma’s stuffing” and roasted rainbow carrots, are a la carte. For dessert, try the chocolate cherry bread pudding ($24). Orders are now live, with pickup times available November 24 through 26.

1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

18. Fight Club

623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Gram’s rolls with everything butter at Beuchert’s Saloon.
Beuchert’s Saloon/official photo

Chef Andrew Markert’s sandwich-driven pivot at Beuchert’s Saloon offers a to-go package ($75 for two, $140 for four) of lemon and herb-stuffed turkey ballottine, garlicky mashed potatoes with sherry gravy and crispy onions, and sausage stuffing. At-home reheating instructions are included, and wine and cocktail pairings are available for an extra charge. Preorder by Monday, November 23 for pickup on November 23 to 25. — T.P.

623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

19. La Vie

88 District Square SW 5th floor, Washington, DC 20024

The soaring Wharf restaurant is making a three-course menu for Thanksgiving Day filled out by options like cauliflower soup; brined and roasted turkey, braised short rib with truffle polenta, or butternut squash ravioli; and tiramisu. Reserve with a credit card hold for $75 per person (not including tax, sanitation fee, or 20-percent added gratuity). — T.P.

88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024

20. Bammy's

301 Water St SE Suite 115, Washington, DC 20003
Former Maydan chefs Chris Morgan, left, and Gerald Addison, have undertaken extensive research and travel to open Bammy’s
Bammy’s chefs and Maydan alums Chris Morgan, left, and Gerald Addison.
Maya Oren/For Bammy’s

Chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison will take a Thanksgiving break from their Caribbean menu to cook pickup only meals of classic turkey breast, gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, Parker House rolls, and more. Dinner for are $140 for two or $240 for four. For an extra charge, customers can buy whole birds, pecan and pumpkin pies, and bottles of mulled wine. Preorders are available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

301 Water St SE Suite 115
Washington, DC 20003

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