If you want something really interesting for Thanksgiving Eve, Oskar’s Slider Bar, 3799 Poplar Level Road, is serving a Turkey Gravy or Scandinavian Spiced Cranberry Backer for your $5 shot of Wild Turkey and showing some Thanksgiving classics such like Son in Law, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Planes Trains and Automobiles. They’ll also be offering drink specials like $6 Welds by Tinman (Tallboy, Rhubarb Sour) and $2 Pints of Falls City Pilsner.

 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen


Thanksgiving dinner available on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. Diners can enjoy an à la carte menu crafted by executive chef James Moran with savory options such as crispy Brussels sprouts with Capriole Farms goat cheese; grilled turkey breast with cranberry apple compote; and braised short rib with fingerling potato. Be sure to save room for an array of seasonal desserts from 8UP’s pastry chef Kimberly Beam, including Kentucky bread pudding with bourbon caramel ice cream and sweet potato cheesecake with toasted marshmallow. Menu prices range from $8 to $40. The dining room and lounge are open from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, call (502) 631-4180 or visit www.8uplouisville.com


The Bristol Bar & Grille


Highlands, 1321 Bardstown Road., 502-456-1702; East, 300 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, 502-426-0627; Downtown, 614 W. Main St., 502-582-1995

Serving Thanksgiving favorites  buffet-style on Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. $32, $10 for ages 4-11 (not including tax gratuity or beverages).  

Brown Hotel – English Grill and J. Graham’s Café


335 W Broadway

Holiday menus prepared by executive chef James Adams and chef de cuisine Dustin Willett will be offered in the hotel’s two restaurants, The English Grill and J. Graham’s Café on Thursday, Nov. 22. For more information or to make a reservation, visit brownhotel.com or call 502-583‑1234.

A holiday brunch buffet will be featured at J. Graham’s Café from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can choose from a variety of breakfast items including a breakfast casserole, Belgian waffles with specialty bourbon syrup and made-to-order omelets or roasted turkey, hand-carved skirt steak from the rotisserie and many other traditional favorites. For dessert: holiday bread pudding, patisserie creation, and various seasonal sweets. The cost is $46 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $22 for children ages 4 to 12; and complimentary for children under age 4. Seating times are available at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the four-star English Grill will serve a formal Thanksgiving meal buffet-style including sweet potato and Andouille bisque, Hot Brown canapés, shrimp cocktail, Jonah crab claws, oysters on the half shell, assorted hearth breads and a variety of mixed green and quinoa salads. Choice of entrée, including hand-carved turkey with cornbread dressing and giblet gravy; pan-seared salmon; and pan-seared chicken, will be served à la carte. The meal will end with an assortment of seasonal sweets and patisserie creations. The cost is $71 per person, plus tax and gratuity; $22 for children ages 4 to 12; and complimentary for children under age 4.

Butchertown Grocery


1076 E. Washington St.

A special pre fixe menu by Chef Bobby Benjamin will be available 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and  will include five courses with options based on Thanksgiving foods for $50 per person (not including drinks, tax, or gratuity); free for ages 10 and younger. Reservations can be made online or by calling 502-742-8315.

Churchill Downs


700 Central Ave.,

12 races and a holiday buffet will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with favorites like sorghum-glazed ham, herb-roasted turkey, pear salad and other items. See menu here.  General admission to the track is $3, reserved seating is $10, and reserved dining is $70.Call 502-636-4400 for reservations.

Open Table also lists several other restaurants like Bucca De Beppo, Porch Kitchen and Mitchell’s Fish Market accepting reservations on this page.