Woodlands area restaurants that are – thankfully – open this Thanksgiving Thursday

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 11/22/2022


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Whether you’ve run out of time, don’t have the energy, or tend to catch the kitchen on fire, there are a myriad of reasons why you probably won’t be cooking your Thanksgiving dinner this year. But not to worry; The Woodlands area has several restaurants that can provide top-notch dining experiences to you and your family. Here’s a sampling.

Dining in, carrying out, or even getting it delivered, you can go upscale without having to cook

Thanksgiving Dinner at Embassy Suites by Hilton
1855 Hughes Landing Boulevard, The Woodlands

Join the Embassy Suites by Hilton at The Woodlands at Hughes Landing for Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet – $45 adults/$15 children under 12.

At the Soup and Salad Station are Butternut Squash Soup, Baby Carrot Salad, Citrus Basil Dressing, Goat Cheese, Poached Asparagus, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Hard Boiled Egg Yolks, and Salad Bar. At the Carving Table are Brined Herb Roasted Turkey – Roasting Gravy, Artisanal Cranberry Sauce, Maple Glazed Roasted Ham – Pineapple Chutney, and Assorted Rolls – Hawaiian Rolls, Corn Muffins, Brioche Buns. Trimming and Sides include Fresh Herb & Cranberry Stuffing, Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mac & Cheese, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Baked Squash, Goat Cheese & Cranberries, Roasted Herb Baby Heirloom Potatoes, and Chicken tender & fries. And desserts include Pecan Pie, Warm Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Roll, Apple Pie, Carrot Cupcakes, and Assorted Cookies.

To make reservations, please call 281-298-2900.

Thanksgiving Feast – Dine in or Order at Federal American Grill
27700 I-45 North, The Woodlands

You might want to give thanks to this amazing restaurant for serving some delicious food from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $65 per person.

Your first course has a choice of: Thanksgiving Salad – arugula, golden raisins, feta cheese, candied pecans, champagne vinaigrette; Certified Angus Beef Texas Chili – creme fraiche, cheddar cheese; Federal Fried Oysters – chicken fried, brussels slaw, spicy sauce; or Shrimp Cocktail – horseradish & jalapeno cocktail sauce. Your second course has a choice of: Wild Caught Salmon – whipped sweet potatoes, seasonal vegetables, golden raisin & caper relish; Truffle Stuffed Chicken – scratch-made herbal cream cheese stuffing, yukon gold mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables; Braised Short Rib – mushroom-bacon risotto, sauteed spinach, bordelaise; or Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner – oven roasted turkey, spiral ham, mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce. Your third course has a choice of: Pecan Pie; Pumpkin Pie; or Bourbon Bread Pudding.

Federal American Grill also offers a Carry Out Thanksgiving Dinner for 4 People for $165. With an order made of a minimum of 24 hours in advance, you get Thanksgiving Salad, Turkey & Spiral Ham Dinner – Turkey, Spiral ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, buttermilk biscuits, and Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie.

Thanksgiving Dine-in Meal at Fielding’s Local Kitchen & Bar
26400 Kuykendahl Road, Building B, The Woodlands

Fielding's Local Kitchen & Bar in The Woodlands is open for feasting on Thanksgiving Day! Reservations are highly encouraged for the dine-in Thanksgiving Features. The menu includes: BREAD – Cornbread Loaf Salted Irish butter, Steen’s cane syrup; SALAD – Thanksgiving Salad Farro, roasted pear, cranberries & pecans, arugula. Grana Padano, cider dressing; ENTRÉES – Peacock Farms Turkey Sweet tea brined breast & butter roasted with sage, smoked leg & pulled, orange cranberry sauce, apple cider gravy, southern cornbread dressing, maple chipotle sweet potatoes, smothered green beans; Pumpkin Risotto Farms Beef short rib, roasted butternut, oyster mushroom, fried shallots; and DESSERT – Cheesecake Pumpkin, speculoos cookie crust, ivory chocolate ganache, vanilla chantilly, Pecan Pie Cocoa crust, hazelnut custard. The full dinner menu will also be available all day. Reserve now by calling 281-351-2225.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Margaritaville Lake Resort - Lake Conroe
600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery

Join them on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in their Del Lago Ballroom for a Thanksgiving brunch with all the trimmings and live jazz music by Twin Connections. $69++ per adult, $30++ per child between 6-12 years, children 5 & under eat free. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase. They anticipate selling out again this year, so reservations are strongly recommended; call 877-286-9590 to reserve a table.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen
2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands

Skip the dishes this Thanksgiving! Head over to Sorriso at The Woodlands Waterway for a Thanksgiving Feast from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Early reservations are recommended for this meal which costs $85 per person. The menu includes a field mixed-greens salad; an entree choice of Ricotta Cavatelli, Pan Roasted Salmon, Roast Turkey Involtino, Filet Mignon, or Lamb Scottadito; and a dessert of either tiramisu or a pumpkin tart.

Thanksgiving Offerings at Truluck’s
11900 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 600, The Woodlands

This year, Truluck's is giving diners the opportunity to spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen. In addition to their regular menu of delicious seafood entrees, Truluck’s will offer a traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast of turkey with everyone's favorite sides and a selection of desserts. In addition, guests can enjoy two holiday specialty cocktails: the Holiday Nog ($15) and a Turkey Fashioned (their take on an Old Fashioned) made with Wild Turkey bourbon, spiced orange syrup, angostura, and orange bitters ($14.50). Reservations are recommended for this special that runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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