Is the thought of entertaining your relatives for the holiday weekend already making you want to slip into your turkey coma?
Does cooking a full meal on Thanksgiving make you want to run for the hills? Are you visiting Fredericksburg for the first time and have no idea where to celebrate with your family?
Let’s get real, we love our friends and families, but sometimes managing plans and travel for the holidays can be stressful! (Plus, figuring out how to cook a turkey is hard. Do you bake it? Is a broiler involved? Should you plan for 2 hours, or does it take 10? And what is that air fryer thing everyone is talking about?)
If this sounds like you, and you’d prefer to shake things up this Thanksgiving, have we got some good news for you!
There are a lot of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, so if you just can’t bear the thought of making a five course meal in your own kitchen, head to one of these Fredericksburg favorites to enjoy a meal, no stress involved.
For a sit down meal:
Andy’s Steak and Seafood Grille at 413 S. Washington Street. Open 11 AM – 2 PM serving a traditional meal only.
August E’s at E. 203 E. San Antonio. Serving a traditional meal, plus other entrees, at 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Reservations required.
Auslander at 323 E. Main. Open 5 PM – 9 PM serving their regular menu.
City Cafe at 505 W. Main. Open 11 AM until sold out. Serving a traditional meal only .
David’s Old Fashion Pit BBQ at 809 W. Main. Open 7 AM – 2:30 PM for breakfast tacos, a traditional Thanksgiving meal & their regular menu.
Hill Top Cafe at 10661 US Hwy 87 North. Open 11 AM – 3 PM, with last seating at 2:30 PM. Serving a traditional 4-course meal. Reservations required.
Lone Star Bar and Grill at 4174 W US Hwy 290. Serving a community Thanksgiving- meat will be provided, but bring your favorite dish to share. Opens at 4 PM, meal served about 5 PM.
Western Edge Cellars at 228 W Main St. Visit this site for information. Open 1 PM – 6 PM, and you can make a reservation by phone or online.
Or maybe a picnic’s more your style?HEB Grocery and Deli at 406 S. Adams will be open from 6 AM-2 PM serving Thanksgiving meal packages.
Hill Country Donuts and Kolaches at 605 E. Main. Open 5 AM –1 PM.
Twisted Sisters Bake Shop at 111 S Washington St. Open 8 AM – 11 AM serving goodies and desserts.
If you need a classic Hill Country activity to impress visiting guests and entertain family from out of town, here are some Fredericksburg-area attractions that will also be open on Thanksgiving Day.Enchanted Rock State Natural Park at 16710 Ranch Road 965 N. 8.4 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, camping, wildlife and picnic areas will be open from 8 AM-10 PM.
Self-guided tour of the Historic District. Follow Main, San Antonio, W. Creek, Austin and W. Schubert Streets for a self-paced tour of over 80 points of historic interest.
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park at St. Hwy 16 S. A 340-acre park featuring wooded picnic and recreation areas, with pavilions, paygrounds, nature trails and fishing.
Markplatz Playground across the street from Bethany Lutheran Church. Perfect for if you have a passel of kids who need a place to play!