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    Hotel Granduca Austin is celebrating Thanksgiving, offering an over-the-top holiday buffet, live music, and bottomless mimosas on Thursday, November 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Salone Ducale Ballroom. With options for adults and children, ensuring Thanksgiving is seamless and satisfying for the whole family, the holiday buffet will include a traditional ham and turkey carving station, mashed potatoes and candied yams, onion-crusted green bean casserole, and more.

    Reservations can be made via email at or by phone at 512.306.6500.

      Come party down with your longtime friends and meet new friends at The Reunion at the W Hotel!

      Bumble BFF and A-Player Media are throwing a dance-funk ‘Friendsgiving’ afterparty the night before Thanksgiving in the W Austin Record Room on Wednesday, November 27 from 9pm-2am.

      Boogie down and strengthen friend groups by adding more people to the mix.

      Bring your dancing shoes for a thrilling special performance by The Selfless Lovers and DJ Chorizo Funk providing jams throughout the rest of the night.

      Show your Bumble BFF at the door to receive your first drink on the house! Featured beverages by Kracken, Dobel, Hangar, and Stranahan’s.

        Celebrate the season by gathering with loved ones over an elaborate brunch buffet. Savor traditional holiday favorites, such as slow roasted turkey, mustard glazed ham, and garlic whipped potatoes, in the opulent setting of our grand Mezzanine. Delight in delicate house made quiche, banana bread french toast, as well as other delicious breakfast dishes and fresh baked goods from Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone. Reminisce over time-honored original recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s cheese soup or indulge in non-traditional, chef-inspired creations that include creamy butternut squash risotto, wild mushroom and spinach orecchiette, and maple-miso baked salmon.

        Thursday, November 22, 2018
        10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        The Mezzanine

        $95++ /adults | $47.50++/children (6-12 years)
        Children under 6 years are free

        Adult ticket price includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
        All prices above are subject to sales tax and service charge.

        Reservations are required and are available through OpenTable for parties of up to 8.
        For reservations of 9 or more, or additional reservation assistance, please call 512-391-7227.

          🍁The Great Outdoors x Plant Party are hosting a Thanksgiving Botanical Decor Class Saturday, November 17th 11am!
          In the Gift Shop of The Great Outdoors!

          Ticket includes:
          🍂 build novelty succulent pumpkin-planters
          🍁 get unique botanical table inspiration
          ☕️sip on your choice of coffee, hot chocolate or cider!
          🌵join Plant Party, and Mark Gibbs, of The Great Outdoors, to guide you through your pumpkin planting process!
          Bring a friend, your mum or even the kiddos for a family friendly event.
          🦃Not hosting this Thanksgiving? ✨Our suggestions and builds will make great gifts!
          🎟 $35.00 per builder – tickets found on our website –

          There’s nothing more traditional than Thanksgiving meal on the third Thursday of November. In fact, there’s hardly anything more American than sitting down with friends, family, a roasted Turkey and sharing in the delight of each other’s company. But for some families, it’s tradition to dine out. It’s the holidays after all, so you might as well enjoy it. If you’re looking for an alternative Thanksgiving in Austin, you’re in luck – there are plenty of places that will help you celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in style.


          TRACE at the W Hotel

          Ever get tired of slaving over the stovetop or throwing together deviled eggs for all your relatives? Then why not celebrate Thanksgiving the way it was meant to be enjoyed? In style and class. TRACE at the W Hotel will be putting on a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner complete with the option to choose lamb, ham, and of course, turkey. You’ll also be privy to seasonal dishes like whipped sweet potatoes, potato and leek soup, squash salad, and pumpkin whoopie pie. TRACE’s modern spin on traditional foods is sure to impress. Visit the site.

          Alamo Drafthouse

          Yes, they do more than show movies. Alamo Drafthouse actually has stellar culinary taste and to celebrate Thanksgiving, each and every Alamo location in Austin will be hosting a dinner complete with turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, rolls and pecan pie. This will also be the best spot to watch the UT vs. TCU football game. Purchase a $5 dollar voucher to reserve your dinner and seat for the game. Visit the site.

          24 Diner

          Probably the sleekest diner to open in Austin yet, this 24-hour establishment will be joining in on the Thanksgiving festivities by providing a Thanksgiving addition to their full menu starting at 10:30 on Thanksgiving Day. Replete with brined and roasted turkey breast, turkey leg confit, Beeler’s house-cured ham, gravy, cranberries, traditional dressing, mashed taters, mashed sweet potatoes, bacon braised collard greens, Brussels sprouts, and a hearty slice of pumpkin pie, you certainly won’t be missing Aunt Mable’s cornbread with this menu. Visit the site.

          Driskill Grill

          The Driskill Grill has been putting on a Thanksgiving feast for what seems like forever. They’re so good at pulling this off that their Turkey Day menu is a staple among Austin’s holiday favorites. Starting at $85 for adults and $35 for children, you’ll be treated to a four-course meal and a dessert presented by executive chef Jonathan Gelman that includes such selections as a Springdale Farms Kale Salad, Grilled Deep Ocean Langoustine, Gingerbread and Pecan-Crusted Pork Belly, and a Pecan Wood-Smoked Turkey. Visit the site.

          Among the other fine Austin establishments that are hosting a Thanksgiving Day meal are Congress, Second Bar and Kitchen, Kenichi, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Hudson’s on the Bend, Hill’s Café, The Carillon, Hoover’s Cooking (East), Gumbo’s (Downtown), Threadgill’s, Kerbey Lane Café, Trio at the Four Seasons, J. BLACK’S, Truluck’s (Downtown), and III Forks.

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