Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Lexington

Where you can actually eat on Thanksgiving in Lexington

Can you believe Thanksgiving is around the corner? I’m in disbelief, mainly because I leave for Europe on the 15th and I am not. ready. at. all. While I’m so excited for my trip, I am a little bummed to be missing out on American’s best eating holiday. I’m going to have to live vicariously through y’all! Let this serve as a friendly reminder it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving meal πŸ˜‰ Looking for some help in the cooking department? I’ve rounded up every place in Lexington offering prepared Thanksgiving meals, turkeys, pies and more. Not trying to cook at all? I’ve also included restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day!

Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Lexington

Critchfield offers all kinds of turkeys (both cooked and uncooked), hams, beef tenderloins and even sides and rolls for pick-up. I love their country ham rolls! Must be picked up on Wednesday. Order online or call 859-276-4965.

Fresh Market is selling fully prepared holiday dinners. Order here.

Good Foods Co-Op will begin selling fresh and local turkeys on November 17. Get there early because they sell out fast! They also offer sides and other prepared items for your Thanksgiving meal.

Heavenly Ham offers fully cooked hams, turkeys and sides. Don’t tell, but I actually prefer a honey-baked ham over turkey! Order online or call 859-271-7050.

Lyles BBQ Company is offering a fully prepared family pack including a smoked turkey, sides and dessert. You can also buy items a la carte. Must pick-up on Wednesday. Email info@lylesbbqcompany or order by calling 859-368-9528.

Missy’s Pies are perfect for your holiday celebration. Make sure to order at least three days before Thanksgiving and pies must be picked up by Wednesday. Order by calling 859-253-0449.

Pig & Pepper Baking is offering holiday pies for pick-up or delivery. How good does Apple-Sage Brown Butter with a Smoked Cheese Crust sound?! Order must be picked-up by Wednesday. Order here or call 859-592-1935.

Vegan Nepal is offering several vegan catering options for pick-up. Must pre-order by November 19. Call 701-412-7685 to order.

Whole Foods offers several full Thanksgiving meal options or a la carte and will be open for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day. Order here.

Wild Thyme is offfering fully prepared Thanksgiving items, including Turkey and some gluten free options. Items must be picked up on Wedneday the 22nd. Order here or call 859-523-2665.

Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Lexington
Thanksgiving means a cheese board is in order
Not in the mood for cooking at all? No worries, these restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day:

The Campbell House is hosting a southern buffet. Call 859-519-1305 for reservations.

CRU Food and Wine Bar is serving a three-course meal from 12-9pm on Thanksgiving Day by reservation only. Call 859-971-9463 to book.

Distilled at the Gratz Park Inn is offering a three-course meal for $60 from 11am-3pm. Book here or call 859-255-0002.

Good Foods Co-Op is serving a Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet from 10am-4pm with table service and complimentary cider.

Jean Farris is accepting reservations from 11:30am-7pm on Thanksgiving Day. Book here.

JW’s Steakhouse at the Griffin Gate Marriott is offering a plated dinner for $24.95 from. Book here.

Lockbox is offering a prixe fixe menu for $45 served meat and three style. Book here or call 859-899-6800.

Texas de Brazil is accepting reservations from 4-9:30pm. Book here.

Triangle Grille is serving a Thanksgiving Buffet for $26.95 from 11am-3pm. Book here or call 859-281-3773.

Whole Foods will be serving Thanksgiving food on their hot buffet and are open until 4pm. Any on-duty emergency workers are invited to enjoy a free plate that day as well!

What to eat for Thanksgiving in Lexington
Thanksgiving also means extra dessert

Who’s ready for the turkey?! Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions you’re looking forward to? I’ll miss my mom’s Italian Creme Cake and Mimi’s Lemon Icebox Pie, but I’m excited for my European excursion. Let me know if I’m missing any local places with great Thanksgiving offerings and I hope y’all have a great holiday! Eat some turkey for me πŸ˜‰

Biscuits & blessings,


PS: As we prepare for a big meal, I also you to encourage you to consider how you can help those who many not know where their next meal is coming from. Here are a few causes you can support this Thanksgiving.

My employer, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, serves a Thanksgiving meal for those in need at Malone’s Lansdowne. You can help by making a monetary donation, or donating a pie or items for goodie bags. Check it out here.

God’s Pantry is assembling Thanksgiving food baskets on November 11. You can participate or donate here.


  1. We hope you have a great trip and look forward to hearing all about it when you get home. Bon Voyage….
    Marcia and Chris

  2. Is it possible to have our Thanksgiving Dinner added to your article?

    CRU Food and Wine Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm will be serving up a delectable three course meal from 12pm-9pm on Thanksgiving Day by reservation only. Call (859)971-9463 to make your reservation!

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