By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 18, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season.

The OnMilwaukee Ho Ho Holiday Guide is brought to you by Educators Credit Union, Harley-Davidson Museum and MillerCoors

Maybe more than ever, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take a look back on the year and count your blessings. 

It’s also the perfect time to consider leaving all the work to someone else and supporting the work of local restaurants and bakeries.

That’s why we’ve compiled a guide of restaurants where you can dine in on Thanksgiving or pre-order delicious meals for pick-up.

Please note: pre-orders and reservations are almost always required and deadlines are coming up quickly.

Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen
6207 W. National Ave, West Allis, (414) 321-5775

Antigua will be pulling out all the stops with a Thanksgiving feast served on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online.

W61 N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 618-4683

Brandywine is offering heat and eat dinners for two ($95) or four ($190) including turkey breast and smoked turkey leg with gravy; cranberry and ginger compote; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; cornbread and wild rice stuffing with sage and apple sausage; brussels sprouts; caramelized sweet potatoes with smoked maple vinaigrette; milk bread rolls and parmesan herb butter; roasted pumpkin and leek soup, with spiced pepitas; butterscotch pudding, with brown butter cake, poached pear and salted caramel. Orders can be placed online with pick-up on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Capital Grille 
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 223-0600

At The Capital Grille, guests can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an upscale twist, including slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, french green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney and sam’s mashed potatoes, with the option to add pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey and pumpkin cheesecake at an additional charge. In addition, those looking to enjoy dinner at home may order a bundle of the restaurant’s Thanksgiving sides. Reservations are required and can be made online. Pre-orders can be placed online for pickup on Nov. 23 or 24.

Coach's Pub
5356 S. 13th St., (414) 281-8175

Coach’s will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole or corn, roll, cranberry relish and dessert for $16.50 per person on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dinners are also available for inside or curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are highly recommended. Make yours by phone at (414) 281-8175.

2457 S. Wentworth Ave., (414) 763-4706

This year, Goodkind is offering a heat and eat Thanksgiving dinner for two ($120) featuring rosemary dry brined Amish turkey breast with cider gravy and cranberry chutney; cauliflower soup with black truffle; lacinato kale and squash salad; black garlic sausage with rye spaetzle, rutabaga and wood ear mushrooms; cornbread stuffing with crab and pimento cheese; buttermilk mashed potatoes with leek confit and molten miso chocolate cake for dessert. Add-ons including additional side dishes and cocktail kits are also available to preorder. Meals can be pre-ordered online for pick-up on Nov. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Greige Patisserie
408 W. Florida St., (414) 252-0143
Greige is offering pre-orders for Thanksgiving desserts and breakfast treats including pumpkin pie, chocolate bourbon pumpkin pie, cranberry ginger pie, salted caramel apple pie, sweet potato cheesecake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice croissant bread pudding and more. Pre-orders can be placed online through Nov. 21 with pick-up on Nov. 23 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

655 N Brookfield Rd., Brookfield, (414) 465-9176

Hatched is currently accepting orders for Thanksgiving pies (flavors include pumpkin, caramel apple, salted brown butter honey, Southern pecan, spiced cranberry and sweet potato coconut), along with handpies (various flavors), housemade granola and pie fries. View the full menu online and place your order. Orders close on Nov. 15 at 11:15 a.m. or when sold out. Pick-up will take place on Nov. 23 at guests’ choice of the following locations: 

  • Hatched Kitchen, 655 N Brookfield Rd., Brookfield: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Canary Coffee Bar, 720 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Dr., Milwaukee: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1848 Coffee, 13575 W. National Ave., New Berlin: noon to 3 p.m.

i.d. Delafield
415 Genesee St., Delafield, (262) 249-6473

Save time and leave your side dishes to i.d. Their Thanksgiving side dish package includes kale and delicata squash salad; stuffing; roasted brussels sprouts with bacon; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; sweet potatoes with candied bacon and dinner rolls with parsley garlic butter ($95). Extra items including cranberry chutney, macaroni and cheese and and shrimp cocktail are also available. View the menu and order online. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. Nov. 21 for pick up on Nov. 23 between 3 and 7 p.m.

Kegel's Inn
5901 W. National Ave., (414) 257-9999

Pre-order a variety of German specialties from Kegel’s Inn to feed your family for Thanksgiving. Choose from a la carte options like roasted boneless duck, goulash, wiener, schnitzel, pork shanks, rouladen, sauerbraten or sausages, plus appetizers, sides (dumplings, spaetzle, red cabbage, more) as well as desserts All preorders must be placed online by Nov. 20 at 11 p.m. for pick-up on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lazy Susan
2378 S Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086

Lazy Susan will be offering pies (including a variety of gluten-free options) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Options include caramel apple (available gluten free); pear and ginger upside down cake (available gluten free); cranberry upside down cake (available gluten-free); gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake.

Note: All gluten-free items are baked on a separate day to avoid cross-contamination. All pies are $25 each and must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. To order, call the restaurant at (414) 988-7086 (credit card information is required) or stop by to place order in person. The last day for orders will be Nov. 18 (or until sold out). Pick-up for pies is Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Le Reve Patisserie & Cafe
7610 Harwood Ave., (414) 778-3333

Le Reve will be offering pastries, croissants, dinner rolls and desserts including macarons, brown butter pecan tarts, cookies, spiced bourbon punch and more. View the menu and place your order online by Nov. 16 for pick up on Nov. 23. 

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131

Mason Street Grill will offer Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 from 4 to 9 p.m. The menu will include steaks, seafood and a special Thanksgiving turkey roulade served with haricot, verts, fig and pork sausage stuffing. View the menu and make your reservations online.

Mathilda Bakehouse
7860 N. Pheasant Lane, River Hills, (414) 213-4019

Pre-order desserts and dinner rolls from Mathilda Bakehouse for your Thanksgiving feast. Offerings include apple, pumpkin and pecan pies and flourless chocolate cake ($36-$39), plus add-ons like salted caramel sauce, dinner rolls or honey or herb butter. Preorders can be placed online through midnight on Nov. 20 (or earlier if oven capacity is reached). Pre-order pick will take place on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. until noon at 7860 N Pheasant Lane in River Hills. Guests are asked to pull into the circle drive; orders will be delivered to your cars.

Miss Molly's Cafe + Pastry Shop
9201 W. Center St., (414) 249-5665

Pre-order pies and/or heat and eat Thanksgiving dinner kits from Miss Molly’s Cafe. Meal kits include sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, sourdough stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, cornbread and maple butter in portions fit for two or four people (order multiples for larger groups). View the full menu and place your order online by Nov. 20  for pick-up Nov. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oak Barrel Public House 
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
Oak Barrel is taking the hassle out of the holiday with heat and eat Thanksgiving packages for groups of two, four or eight ($69.95-$195.95). Dinners include roasted and sliced turkey (breast and dark meat), garlic herb mashed potatoes, homemade turkey gravy, roasted brussel sprouts and house-made stuffing. Cooking pans and instructions are included. Orders can be placed online through Nov. 19 with pick up on Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant
522 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 672-0206

Old Town will be offering dine in service on Thanskgiving day from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reservations highly recommended). Offerings will include both their regular menu and holiday specials including Amish roasted turkey stuffed with European style dressing, sauteed green beans, mashed potatoes, house cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes ($20); or roasted goose with homestyle sauerkraut ($45). Schaum torte and strudel will also be available for purchase. Guests can also pre-order food for curbside carry-out by calling the restaurant directly.

The Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054

The Packing House will be offering dine-in service on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; both their turkey dinner ($37.99 per person or $21.99 for children under 10 years of age) or regular menu will be available (reservations highly recommended). Guests can also get Thanksgiving to go  via the Packing House drive-thru for $30 per person (cash only) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222

The Pfister will be offering a Thanksgiving brunch buffet in their ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($75 per adult and $30 for children ages 3 to 10). Offerings include chilled seafood, salads, Wisconsin cheeses, pastries, egg dishes, pastas, carved meats and traditional side dishes. Reservations are required and can be made online

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Sabrosa is offering pre-prders for Thanksgiving desserts including classic pumpkin pie, Dutch apple pie, and chocolate French silk pie ($20-$25). Place your order online by Nov. 20 for pick-up on November 23 between 9 am and 2 pm.

The Social American Tavern
611 N. Broadway, (414) 271-6611

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin's for $26.95 per person. The menu features roasted herbed turkey and jus, cranberry chutney, brown butter whipped sweet potatoes with sage, buttermilk smashed potatoes, and haricot vert with wild mushrooms and crispy shallots. Reservations can be made online.

Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
6735 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 777-0770
Tall Guy is offering ready-made heat-and eat meals for two, four or eight ($75, $145, $275) featuring your choice of main protein (sliced turkey breast, grilled pork loin, smoked ham, smoked beef brisket or rosemary roasted prime rib; one-half pound per serving), scratch-made gravy, rolls and butter, one green salad and three sides. Desserts are also available, as well as a la cart proteins and sides. Place your order online by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 for pick-up on Nov. 23 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Saz’s Catering
Saz’s Catering, 201 W. Walker St.
Western Lakes Golf Club, W287 N1963 Oakton Road, Pewaukee

Heat and eat Thanksgiving meals and a la carte items are available for pre-order and pick-up at Saz’s catering in Walker’s Point or Pewaukee. Meals, which serve four for $150 include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans almondine, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry relish, salad, dinner rolls, and apple or pumpkin pie. A la carte items include ribs, riblets and carved ham. Orders can be placed online before Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. for pick-up on Mov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tre Rivali
200 N Broadway, (414) 291-3971

Tre Rivali will be offering a three-course dine-in Thanksgiving menu on Nov. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. The menu will feature traditional favorites along with butternut squash soup, chicory and persimmon salad and more. Desserts include pumpkin cranberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter pie, apple tarte and maple pecan pie. Dinner is $85 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Ward's House of Prime
540 E. Mason St., (414) 223-0135

Ward’s will be offering Thanksgiving dinners to go with a variety of options from full family meals to portioned prime rib dinners. A whole-turkey dinner for 10 ($275) includes bread and butter, salad, corn stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes, traditional sides, and apple and pumpkin pie. Individual turkey dinners with sides are $26.99. View the full menu online and call (414) 223-0135 to place your order. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 for pick-up on Nov. 24 between 10:30 a.m. and 1p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.