Where to Eat Out or Order Thanksgiving Meals in the Iowa City Area

Now is the time to figure out your Thanksgiving meal plans. Do you want a complete Thanksgiving meal prepared by a store or entirely home-cooked? Only order a turkey or dessert? Do you want to make dinner reservations and eat out? Here are some Iowa City area Thanksgiving options available for you.

Where to Eat Out or Order Thanksgiving Meals in the Iowa City Area

Prepared Thanksgiving Meal Options

Order online, Options from complete meal for 20 to a la carte items (and non-traditional meals like lasagna).

Bread Garden
Call 319-351-9119 to order, Dinner for six, Option to pick up and bake ($119) or carryout on Thanksgiving ($139).

Leaf Kitchen
Email [email protected] or stop by in person. Complete meal serves 6-8 people. Visit the website for pricing.

Pioneer Co-op
Order online. Options from complete meal for 10 to vegan plates and a la carte items.

Call 319-338-5000, email [email protected] or order online for pies, tarts, decorated cookies, and breakfast options.

Be sure to have room in your fridge—most of these options require pick-up in advance. Also read the instructions before Thanksgiving day . . . even though you may not have to brine a turkey, it could still take a few hours to cook.

Restaurant Thanksgiving Meal Options

Leave all of the prep and clean-up for someone else! Here are the restaurants that we know will be open (so far!):


Ox Yoke Inn: call 319-622-3441 for reservations.


Iowa River Power Restaurant: Limited hours, call 319-351-1904.

Twelve01 Kitchen and Tap: Call 319-338-1201 or 319-351-5049 for reservations

ReUnion Brewery: call 319-337-3000 for questions and reservations.

Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes and tips?

Check out these and other delicious recipes that are tried and true:

Happy Thanksgiving planning! We hope this guide to Where to Eat Out or Order Thanksgiving Meals in the Iowa City Area is helpful for your holiday.

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Katie is a spouse, mother, and professional communicator. She became acquainted with Iowa City as a student at the University of Iowa, earning degrees in Journalism, Political Science, and most recently her MA in Strategic Communication. Katie and her husband met and fell in love in Iowa City, deciding to never leave. Their family can often be found eating their way through downtown, walking their dog in City Park, or cheering on their beloved Hawkeyes at live sporting events.



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