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DC Thanksgiving Guide

It’s common for D.C. to clear out around Thanksgiving time. If you’re sticking around, there are tons of opportunities for eats and activities to enjoy. While all your friends are cooking and setting tables, you can be out and about enjoying the perks of the District’s quiet streets and bustling restaurant scene. We’ve got you covered with the all the holiday intel this Thanksgiving.  

Where to Work Out Pre-Turkey Burn

Think about how much more you’ll enjoy feasting on turkey and pecan pie after a rigorous workout. With these D.C. exercise class deals, it’s going to be hard to come up with an excuse not to burn some cals this Thanksgiving.


Looking for a way to give back and get a jumpstart on holiday fitness with an intense, core-focused workout? Bring in three canned goods to any D.C.-area barre3 studio between Thursday, November 16 and Thursday, November 23 to receive a free barre3 class. 1000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.


You have a little extra turkey this holiday when you Fly then feast at Flywheel Sports‘ annual Torqy Burn ride. Hit the saddle for a 90-minute dual-instructor Flywheel class at the CityCenterDC studio on Thanksgiving Day at 11:45 a.m. Both CityCenterDC and Dupont will also host 60-minute rides earlier in the morning at 9:30 a.m. 1927 Florida Ave. N.W. | 824 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Where to Order Thanksgiving To Go

The holidays are stressful enough with the pressure to entertain, so give yourself a break this year and let the professionals do the cooking, cleaning, and worrying. You can now dine in, but better enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. No mess, mixing, roasting, or serving.

B Too

B Too has devised a way for you to get all the homemade flavors of Thanksgiving, but without any of the hassle. From a traditionally roasted turkey to interesting side dishes, like Belgian-roasted endive, there’s a wide variety of authentic and unique combinations to choose from at B Too. Just fill out their catering form, here, and pick it up for you and family and friends to enjoy.  1324 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Glen’s Garden Market

Glen’s already has the fresh flavors of fall we all know and love on its menu. So, when it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no better establishment to trust with all your Thanksgiving needs. With high quality non-GMO turkey, brussel sprout caesar salad, stuffed mushrooms, and many more are drool-worthy options, you really can’t go wrong. 2001 S Street NW,Washington, D.C. 20009.

Where to Order Thanksgiving Dessert

Attending a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving and tasked with bringing dessert? Here are our suggestions for the out-of-the box dessert.

Ice Cream Jubilee

Ice Cream Jubilee’s ice cream pies will be sold in two flavors in pie crusts made by Dog Tag Bakery. Choose from Share the Love Chocolate ice cream with a brownie crumble crust or Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookie ice cream with a baked blondie crust. Impress your friends and family with an unconventional pie this year. 1407 T St NW, Washington, D.C.

Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Washington

Thanksgiving at home has a cozy factor that’s hard to beat, but there are definitely perks to going out to eat as well. There’s no fuss and no responsibility at these awesome D.C. restaurants.

City Perch

City Perch will offer a special turkey dinner buffet on Thanksgiving. The offerings include herb roasted turkey, honey glazed carrots, chestnut stuffing with caramelized onions along with other classics. Although it may be tempting to fill up, save room for dessert because the pies and pastries are definitely worth the restraint. Dinner is $58 per guest. 11830 Grand Park Ave B, North Bethesda, MD.


Enjoy a unique Thanksgiving feast at Central this year. The menu is available from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Indulge on this exclusive three-course meal with options such as turkey, duck leg confit, and saffron risotto (YUM). The desserts include pumpkin pie, almond bread pudding, and so much more. We love Central for brunch, so we know you’ll love it for dinner. For $58, this meal packs a solid turkey day deal. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Cafe Dupont

Enjoy a great meal and score an even better view at Café Dupont this Thanksgiving. Start your holiday meal with delicious options like a twist on traditional butternut squash soup with pomegranate drizzle and spicy pecans, a maple and orange glazed ham for the main course, and sticky pumpkin pudding for dessert. The menu is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

iCi Urban Bistro of Sofitel Hotel

Head to the Sofitel Hotel in Lafayette Square for a three-course Thanksgiving feast. We had a sneak peek of some of the dishes offered for Thanksgiving, which delighted our taste buds. Choose from the classic turkey, Atlantic halibut, or vegetarian ravioli. The chocolate pumpkin mousse is not to be missed either. Leave the cooking and cleaning to the professionals. 806 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.


Stop by HalfSmoke through November 30th to dine among the crazy fall decor that encompass this space.  Restaurant-goers will be able to enjoy newly added seasonal beers and cocktails on this turkey day menu. Librations’ prices range from $5 to $9 for beers and $10 for cocktails. These are deals you’re definitely not going to want to miss out on. 651 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.


DBGB D.C. is including locally-sourced seafood and poultry, house-made sausages and seasonal vegetables this Thanksgiving season. The menu will showcase holiday classics such as squash soup, roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, sweet potato, brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. We feel a little bit better about indulging when we know we are eating good quality goods. End your meal with their signature Baked Alaska for two, flambéed tableside. Romantic. 931 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.


The recently opened SUCCOTASH, in D.C.’s buzzy Penn Quarter neighborhood will feature a three-course Thanksgiving menu, served family style. For $46 guests can enjoy small plates such as their cornbread with sorghum-pumpkin butter or their bacon deviled eggs topped with caviar. Chef Edward Lee’s main courses consist of Thanksgiving classics like smoked turkey breast with side dishes such as butternut mac’n’cheese and charred green beans with shallots and chestnuts. Check out our personal thoughts on SUCCOTASH brunch, here. 915 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Where to have after-dinner cocktails

Don’t let the fun of family and fall end after the meal. If you’re not in a food coma, these spots have got exactly what you need for a little post-turkey nightcap.

Blue Duck Tavern

The Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., is unveiling a collection of fall cocktails, each highlighting fresh ingredients from the fall season’s bounties. Eleven handcrafted libations and two mocktails are being added to the menu showcasing herbs and fruits, spices, and house-made infusions. These new cocktails will be available through December 31, 2017. Check out our review here. 24 and M Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037.

Legal Sea Foods

The well-known Legal Sea Foods is pleased to usher in autumn with new tempting cocktails sure to warm your spirits as the temperature falls. Each libation is made from a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients. Pricing ranges from $9 to $13 for these boozy beverages. Stumble on in for a cocktail, or several, with your Thanksgiving Day crew. 704 7th Street, NW Washington, D.C,  20001.

Bitch Biz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with City Perch. While this article was written independently by us, we do receive compensation from the company. 

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