The 10 Best Kansas City Thanksgiving Buffets and Eateries to Avoid Cooking

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Some people have already started planning their Thanksgiving menus, while others are looking for eateries in the Kansas City region that will be open for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s also possible to have Thanksgiving dinner delivered to your house. Our staff has been monitoring the situation closely and has identified the best six restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in your area, as well as some takeout choices.

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Avoid the hassle of preparing a meal and cleaning up afterward by ordering a premade family dinner for the holidays. You can either eat in or take away your food. We’ve got the answer to the question, “What’s open on Thanksgiving in Kansas City?”

1. Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

310 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 931-6548

Staying in or going out this Thanksgiving? Buca di Beppo has you covered! Buca Di Beppo offers an annual traditional Thanksgiving feast complete with all of the trimmings, so your family can dine together without the mess of cooking.

Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd. You must make reservations (link below). Enjoy a relaxing traditional Thanksgiving meal with your selection from their a la carte menu of Italian favorites, all served family style. You can choose Caesar or Mixed Greens Salad, then feast on your choice of pasta, including Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Penne alla Vodka. Sliced white meat roasted turkey, homestyle gravy, and all the trimmings You do not want to miss their roasted garlic-mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. It’s the whole package!

Buca di Beppo Thanksgiving Feast To Go is available for pick-up and delivery on the following dates and times:

COLD Pick up / Delivery:
November 20th–23rd, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

HOT Pickup / Delivery:
November 22nd- 23rd 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

2. The Capital Grill

The Capital Grill

4760 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64112

It will have a dine-in menu that includes turkey with brioche stuffing and sides. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $47 for adults, $17 for children ages 10 and under. It is nearly fully booked but is taking names in case of cancellations.

3. J. Gilberts Steak and Seafood

J. Gilberts Steak and Seafood

8901 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 642-8070

Three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, salad, sides and desserts. For dine-in or to-go. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $45 for adults, $21 for children 12 and under.

4. Piropos Restaurant

Piropos Restaurant

4141 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116

The Village at Briarcliff, 4141 N. Mulberry Drive. Two choices for three-course specials: Traditional turkey dinner with salad and chocolate lava cake ($55 for adults, $22 for children ages 12 and under) or 14-ounce prime rib dinner with salad and crème brûlée ($65 for adults, $25 for children ages 12 and under). Dine-in only. Hours: Noon to 7 p.m.

5. The Stilwell

The Stilwell

1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 897-7050

The Stilwell will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner special featuring Roast Turkey Breast with Fennel and Mushroom Stuffing, Green Beans, and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes topped with Sage Turkey Gravy.

Turkey breast with fennel and mushroom stuffing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes topped with sage turkey gravy, and bourbon pumpkin pie. Dine-in only. Hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $26 per person for the entree and side, $10 for dessert. Children ages 12 and under get a smaller version of the entree for $13. It also will have its full dinner menu.

6. Stock Hill

Stock Hill

4800 Main Street, Suite G-001,
Kansas City, MO 64112

Choice of brined and smoked turkey breast ($36), stuffed pork tenderloin ($39) or prime rib ($49). Sides will include cornbread stuffing and green bean casserole, as well as pumpkin pie and carrot cake for dessert. Dine-in only. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Some of its popular regular menu items will be available, including steaks.

7. The Capital Grille

The Capital Grill

4760 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-8345

Its “Thanksgiving Sides at Home” offer includes brioche stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, french green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, seeded roll, and pumpkin cheesecake. Preorder by Monday for pick up Tuesday. ▪ Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, multiple locations. It is offering bourbon pecan or pumpkin pies, six to eight servings, for $30; and Belgian chocolate mousse pie, eight to 10 servings, for $32. Preorder for pick up Monday or Tuesday. ▪

8. Hen House

Hen House

Multiple locations.

It will offer Thanksgiving meals to-go. Menu items include sliced ham, smoked turkey, oven roasted turkey, prime rib, rotisserie turkey breast, glazed spiral cut ham, sides, pies, bakery items and more. Orders must be placed by Sunday. ▪ Paros Estiatorio, Mission Farms, 10561 Mission Road, Leawood. Family Thanksgiving dinner to-go includes 14-pound turkey, chestnuts and sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry chutney, spanakopita, whipped feta mashed potatoes with Vermont butter gravy, and baklava or pumpkin pie. It will serve six to eight people and cost $425. Orders must be placed by Monday.

9. Grand Street Café

Grand Street Café

4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
(913) 601-3500

Your family can join in for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner buffet complete with turkey, ham, and prime rib.

Thanksgiving sides include sweet potatoes, garlic whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, honey-glazed carrots, sugar snap peas, green bean casserole, cornbread, stuffing, a variety of salads, and desserts.

Cost: The Grand Street Cafe menus are available for Adults at $42, children ages 10 and under $17.

Reservations: To make a reservation you can call the Lenexa location at (913) 601-3500 or the Kansas City location at (816) 561-8000.

10. The Elms Hotel & Spa

The Elms Hotel & Spa

401 Regents Street

Excelsior, Mo 64024

Join us for a Thanksgiving Day Buffet featuring a variety of traditional and indulgent dishes, all yours to savor. Thursday, November 23, 2023 10AM-2PM

Adults -$60
Senior (60+) -$48
Children 6-12 -$30
5 and Under -Complimentary

2. Affare
1911 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

We are excited to welcome you again this year on Thanksgiving Day. e are offering a special Holiday Menu featuring favorites such as turkey, venison or walleye. A vegetarian option is also available.

Our Chef, Martin Heuser, is proud to offer our guests a dining experience with focus on locally sourced products, honest preparation methods and delicious flavors…with a German twist reflecting our heritage.

The ambience at Affäre offers the opportunity for an elegant evening out, as well as a great place for friends to get together in a casual setting.

The cost of the dinner is $85 per person, $25 ages 12 and under and optional wine pairings will be available. 1 to 6 p.m. (last seating is at 6 p.m.)

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