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The Last-Minute Thanksgiving Guide in Chicago

It’s not too late to avoid Thanksgiving in a can

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Tandoori turkey at Rooh.
Rooh [Official Photo]

On Monday, the state’s top doctor advised Illinois residents that it wasn’t too late to cancel large Thanksgiving gatherings that have the potential of spreading COVID-19. Chicago’s restaurants have the holiday cooking covered for people who want to avoid pandemic risks. Restaurants, which are struggling to survive, will appreciate the business.

For folks suffering through pandemic fatigue and haven’t ordered their meals, and for those who don’t want to test if grocery stores are abiding by social distance rules, all hope isn’t lost. There’s still a handful of restaurants that are still taking orders until Thanksgiving.

These are a few Chicago restaurants still taking orders for Thanksgiving. For more restaurant ideas, head over to Eater Chicago’s Thanksgiving guide. Check social media or call to confirm if meals are still available.


Several options meal options including turkey breast, short rib, and sea bass. Items are also available a la carte in River North.

Chez Simo Bistro

This Ravenswood restaurant is offering meal pickup as late as Thanksgiving Day with a 24-hour notice. They’re offering a meal for four with all the trimmings with chicken as the centerpiece.

Chilam Balam

This Lakeview Mexican restaurant has two meals for two people.

The Dandy Crown

This West Town soccer bar is telling patrons to remember the booze with a Thanksgiving Whisky Punch Kit.


In addition to chef Curtis Duffy’s new to-go menu, Ever is offering a full cadre of sides on Fulton Market.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

For a meaty holiday, the River North location of this chain has full meals and a la carte options available for pickup and delivery.


Tuesday is the deadline to order from the Gibsons family of restaurants. Call or email.

Kostali by Naha

Turkey breast or prime ribeye are the headliners on this Mediterranean-inspired feast off the Mag Mile.


One of the best bars in Chicago is offering a menu of cocktails, kits, and virtual classes.

Leña Brava

A la carte menu items, including a wood-oven roasted turkey roulade that serves three to four in West Loop.

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

The Streeterville location is building a new tradition with Thanksgiving maki.


The West Loop restaurant offers a tandoori turkey and butter chicken options. They also have a meal for one.

Supreme Lobster

This seafood supplier for restaurants has debuted an online store for the general public. For those who want to cook at home, Tuesday is the deadline to ensure delivery in time for Thanksgiving Day.

Table, Donkey and Stick

Cheese plates and charcuterie for a more reserved holiday are available in Logan Square.


Spiced turkey, empenadas, and tres leches are part of the Indo-Latin fusion at Vermillion in River North.

The Dandy Crown

694 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60642 (312) 846-6420 Visit Website


840 North Wabash Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 944-8400 Visit Website

Leña Brava

900 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 733-1975 Visit Website

Table, Donkey and Stick

2728 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 486-8525 Visit Website


10 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60610 (312) 527-4060 Visit Website


1132 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 624-8363 Visit Website

Chez Simo Bistro

1968 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 334-7466 Visit Website


521 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 645-1500 Visit Website


1330 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 Visit Website


500 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 321-6242 Visit Website

Chilam Balam

3023 North Broadway, , IL 60657 (773) 296-6901 Visit Website

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

836 1st Street, , FL 33139 (305) 672-0011 Visit Website


630 West Lake Street, , IL 60661 (312) 285-2912 Visit Website

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