Houston CultureMap: Where to dine in Houston on Thanksgiving – 12 best restaurants for a holiday feast

Those who want a great Thanksgiving dinner but don’t want to spend half their day in the kitchen should take a peek at our recommendations for dine-in Turkey Day meals. From Bayou City newcomers to some of  Houston’s favorites, this list offers different cuisines and price points.

Whether diners go for a full all-you-can-eat buffet to cater to the whole family, or a more intimate, multi-course dinner served tableside for two, these offerings let diners do Thanksgiving however they want — without a sink full of dishes.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar
The three-course, $45 menu at Ben Berg’s West Houston restaurant puts an Italian spin on Thanksgiving. Start with autumn salad, pumpkin soup, or butternut squash ravioli. Entree options are bourbon-glazed ham or roasted turkey breast (both served with Italian sausage stuffing) and four vegetable sides: Brussels sprouts, cranberry compote, whipped potatoes, and sweet yams. For dessert, choose from three kinds of pie. Make reservations by calling the restaurant or going online. 281-531-0696. 14795 Memorial Dr. Read More.