Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans as a Solo Traveler

With Halloween over and done, it is now time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Whether you're traveling to New Orleans alone for the holiday, or just don't feel like cooking, many restaurants in and around the city will be open offering Thanksgiving meals well-suited for the solo traveler. Hurry and make your reservation today, as Thanksgiving is surprisingly one of the most popular dining days in the city. Here is a list of a few restaurants planning on offering Thanksgiving menus:

11 New Orleans Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Meals Suited for the Solo Traveler

Commanders Palace. Photo by  Chelsea Marie Hicks  via  flickr.

Commanders Palace. Photo by Chelsea Marie Hicks via flickr.

Bourbon House (144 Bourbon St.) This Dickie Brennan staple opens on Thanksgiving at noon with a special Holiday menu that includes roasted turkey with oyster dressing, turducken and Creole-spice rubbed prime rib. 

Cafe Adelaide (300 Poydras St.) Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., stop in and enjoy a Thanksgiving menu, which includes turtle soup, a savory Creole pumpkin galette, rabbit gnocchi and Creole cream cheese cheesecake. Also available is a three-course Thanksgiving meal with entrees of either Louisiana white shrimp or Muscovy duck.

Commander's Palace (1403 Washington Ave.) This grand dame Garden District restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe holiday meal. 

Compère Lapin (535 Tchoupitoulas St.) Enjoy a three-course feast with a Caribbean flare from Chef Nina Compton, where the choices included curried cauliflower soup, pumpkin agnolotti and jerk sweet potatoes.

Galatoires.  Photo  by  Thomas Hawk  via flickr.

Galatoires. Photo by Thomas Hawk via flickr.

The Country Club (634 Louisa St.) Chef Chris Barbato, former executive sous chef at Commander's Palace, has taken over the kitchen and will be offering a holiday a la carte menu that includes sweetbreads, oyster dressing, braised lamb shanks and pumpkin pie with whipped cream and caramel.

Domenica (123 Baronne St.) Domenica will be offering classic turkey with chestnut dressing, a ribeye, redfish or lasagne bolognese at his Italian restaurant. 

Galatoire's (209 Bourbon St.) The world famous Bourbon Street staple will have its regular menu along with a $30 holiday special of fried turkey breast with seafood eggplant stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy.

Palace Cafe in New Orleans

Palace Cafe in New Orleans

Palace Cafe (605 Canal St.) Opening at noon, the restaurant will serve a limited version of its regular menu as well as a Holiday menu. The Thanksgiving menu includes a traditional entree with turkey, oyster dressing and cranberry sauce.

Restaurant August (301 Tchoupitoulas St.) The restaurant will offer both a three-course lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and a five-course dinner (5-10 p.m.). The courses include a turkey stuffed with sausage, blue crab and bacon roast, and, for dessert, a cornmeal pavlova.

Roosevelt Hotel (130 Roosevelt Way) The hotel will open its historic Blue Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a buffet that includes a roasted duck breast and poached pears, marinated blue crab claws, blackened redfish crawfish maque choux and Cajun fried turkey with giblet gravy.

Tableau (616 St. Peter St.) Overlook Jackson Square this Thanksgiving and enjoy an a la carte menu, which includes both Creole classics and turkey, or a prix fixe feast with options like turtle soup, a full turkey dinner, prime rib and pumpkin pie.

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