Where to find Thanksgiving dinner in Madison

A Thanksgiving meal spread

With the research already done, all that’s left to do is eat.

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Want to celebrate the day of thanks, but not planning on cooking a full dinner this year? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine in + carry out for Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, we’ll also break down where to get local ingredients for those rolling up their sleeves in the kitchen this holiday.

🍽️ Where to dine in

Rare Steakhouse | 14 W. Mifflin St. | Open 3:30-7 p.m. Thanksgiving day

  • Host Thanksgiving dinner downtown and try Rare’s one-night-only holiday menu.

The Statehouse | 1001 Wisconsin Pl. | Open 9-11:30 a.m. + 12:30-8 p.m. Thanksgiving day

  • Choose between brunch + dinner to celebrate the day and enjoy a family-style meal service. Pro tip: You can also order online + do curbside pickup.

🥡 Where to carry out

L’Etoile | 1 S. Pinckney St. | Pickup Wednesday, Nov. 23

  • A Thanksgiving feast for five with seasonal favorites elevated to the L’Etoile level. (Think: turkey roulade + apple and sage stuffing.)

Wisconsin Union | 800 Langdon St. | Pre-order before Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • Opt for personal or family-size portions and put together an à la carte meal with sweet + savory eats.

🛒 Where to shop local ingredients

Willy Street Co-op | 1221 Williamson St. | 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Shop for locally sourced ingredients + stock up on turkeys, pies, and sides — pre-orders are open now. Pro tip: The co-op is a great spot to pick up some VG + GF holiday bites.

Jenifer Street Market | 2038 Jenifer St. | 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Call ahead to pre-order a turkey or find any last-minute items for your Thanksgiving meal. Pro tip: Jenifer has an award-winning cheese section, perfect for a holiday spread.