Chicago-Area Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving Specials

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Chicago-Area Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving Specials

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Pinstripes turkey platter. (Photo courtesy of MJPR Chicago.)

Chicago-area restaurants are getting into the holiday spirit just in time for Thanksgiving. Local businesses are offering up holiday parties, home-style meals, and Black Friday deals this year. Here is a look at some of the most exciting restaurant events for Thanksgiving weekend in and around the city.


111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654

Untitled is a modern-day speakeasy and supper club. They will be celebrating the start of the holiday season with an all-night party on Wednesday, November 21. The night will begin at 7 p.m. with a complimentary bourbon tasting. The Hot Rod Hucksters and DJ Greg Corner will provide live music throughout the evening. The Untitled kitchen will be open, and guests can order anything from caramel bacon popcorn to chocolate-bourbon duck. Reservations are not required for this event.


Oakbrook, Northbrook, and South Barrington, IL

Throughout the month of November, all three suburban Pinstripes locations are inviting customers to bowl for a chance to win a complimentary turkey platter. Every person who manages to bowl a turkey, which is three strikes in a row, will win the platter of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and Brussels sprouts. Each Pinstripes location offers bowling, bocce ball, and a full menu of food and drinks.

Barrio Urban Taqueria

714 Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614

Lakeview's Barrio Urban Taqueria will be offering a sweet treat for tired shoppers on Black Friday. On November 23, they will be giving free desserts to anyone who brings in receipts from the biggest shopping day of the year. The offer is good from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Barrio Urban Taqueria's dessert menu includes tres leches cake, homemade sorbets, and flan napolitano.

Harry Caray's

Lombard, Rosemont, and Chicago, IL

Chicago's famous Harry Caray's restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day for a special holiday meal. There are two fixed meals for the day to choose from: prime rib ($39.95 per person) or hand-carved turkey ($31.95 per person). Reduced pricing is available for children 12 and under. Side dishes for the special menu include bourbon-glazed carrots, green bean casserole, and sweet potato puree. Reservations are recommended, as space is limited. You can reserve your space at Harry Caray's website.

Whitney Levon is a native Chicagoan who has been writing about the city for five years. You can follow her on Twitter @sweetchitown.

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