Feast With Fido

Posted by Scott Tunstall

The task of planning and preparing a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. Spending hours confined to a messy kitchen knee-deep in pots and pans, and a hot oven stuffed with a baking bird isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. Thankfully, there are restaurants and hotels that do all the work for you, and even allow your dog to join the culinary celebration on Turkey Day. Here are some of our favorite places where you can dine out with your dog this Thanksgiving.

GG's Waterfront

Hollywood, FL
“Vegetables? Thanks, but no thanks.” Photo by @meetthebroker

Share Turkey Day with your pooch and enjoy a view under the covered terrace at GG's Waterfront in Hollywood, FL. Choose from a prix fixe or family-style menu for the whole table that includes traditional sides, seasonal desserts, and, of course, turkey! Thanksgiving options start at $49 per person for the prix fixe menu or $62 per person for the family-style. Reserve a table or order a meal to go ahead of time and savor it at home instead.

Don’t leave the water views behind with a stay at the pet-friendly La Quinta by Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport. When you wake up in the morning, take a stroll along the sand at the Dog Beach of Hollywood.

Timber Kitchen & Bar

Bangor, ME
“I’m the ‘igloo’ that keeps us together.” Photo by @simon.stumps

Say “timber!” and watch the good times fall into your lap with a delicious dinner in a dome at Timber Kitchen & Bar. Huddle in a bubble with your nearest and dearest at this sleek American eatery and dig into a pet-friendly, four-course Thanksgiving feast for $41 per person. Call ahead to reserve your spot at the restaurant with the much-loved motto, “Work hard, play hard.”

You won’t have to go far when staying overnight at the Residence Inn by Marriott Bangor, which houses Timber Kitchen & Bar. During your stay, meet local pups and spread holiday cheer at Bangor Dog Park.

FIG Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA
"Can I help you with your seat, sir?” Photo by @casper_and_cooper

Located at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, pet-friendly FIG Restaurant is a neighborhood bistro with a seasonally-inspired menu that utilizes ingredients from local farms. This year, Chef Damon Gordon’s Thanksgiving menu includes farm-fresh traditional fare prepared with Californian flair. Dine with your dog on the patio before retiring to your room in the Fairmont Miramar with full bellies.

A trip to Santa Monica isn’t complete without a walk on the nearby Santa Monica Pier and Boardwalk. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for an evening walk on the planks.

Season's at Highland Lake

Flat Rock, NC
Fido, your table awaits. Photo by @seasonsathighlandlake

Season's at Highland Lake is serving a cornucopia of festive delights for you to enjoy with your hungry hound on November 23. The mouthwatering buffet includes smoked salmon, shrimp, Flounder Milanese, brown sugar ham, and carving stations featuring herb-roasted turkey and prime rib. Salads, traditional side dishes, and seasonal desserts and pastries round out the feast. Savor it on the pet-friendly patio for $58 per person. If you’re traveling with a small dog, eat, drink and be merry without having to worry about getting home by reserving a room at the Highland Lake Inn & Resort.

Before leaving Flat Rock, let Fido explore the trails at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

The Capital Grille

Various Locations
About to gobble! Photo by BringFido/Ashley

Sit down to an elegant Thanksgiving meal at one of The Capital Grille’s many dog-friendly locations across the country. In addition to its full dinner menu, the upscale eatery is serving special Thanksgiving favorites including slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, french green beans, cranberry-pear chutney and, if you have room, pumpkin cheesecake starting at $50 per person. Fido is welcome to join you at one of The Capital Grille’s outdoor tables where you can expect the same high standard of service, or you can pre-order a family-style meal to take home with all of the fixins for $135.

Carpenters Hall

Austin, TX
A Texas-sized spread awaits! Photo by @chadwadsworthatx

Housed in the pet-friendly Carpenter Hotel in Austin, the indoor/outdoor restaurant in a pecan grove, Carpenter Hall will be serving a three-course prix fixe holiday menu as well as a la carte specials throughout the day on Thanksgiving. Texas twists on traditional dishes plus a variety of fall-inspired desserts will be on offer. Dogs are welcome on the spacious outdoor patio. Reservations are recommended.

The West Austin Dog Park is only 1.3 miles from the Carpenter Hotel and offers a fenced off-leash area where Fido can get in a turkey trot either before or after dinner.

Passerelle Bistro

Greenville, SC
“I’ll have one of everything.” Photo by Facebook.com/passerellebistro

Nestled in the beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown Greenville, SC, Passerelle Bistro will be serving a full Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stack your plate with roasted turkey, baked ham and all your favorite sides, or sample the restaurant’s seasonal French dishes. Leashed dogs are welcome on the cozy patio overlooking the park, weather permitting. Call ahead for reservations.

Stay in town for the weekend and embrace the hospitality and charm of downtown Greenville. Aloft Greenville Downtown provides comfortable, modern accommodations and is only three blocks from Falls Park. Fido can also help sniff out Black Friday deals at the pet-friendly Mast General Store and many other pet-friendly stores along Greenville’s Main Street.

Courtyard Restaurant at Kennedy School

Portland, OR
"Thanks for inviting me!" Photo by @mcmenamins

McMenamins breathes new life into historic buildings and transforms them into incredible hotels and brewpubs. Spend Thanksgiving with your Terrier at Courtyard Restaurant at Kennedy School and see for yourself. This Turkey Day, they are offering two holiday specials for carnivores and vegans alike. Choose Thanksgiving favorites like turkey with gravy and cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. Alternatively, there’s the option for vegan turkey and mashed potatoes! Dogs are welcome to keep their owners company on the patio.

It doesn't matter if you overindulge with a second helping and dessert, you won't have far to travel to enjoy an afternoon nap at McMenamins Kennedy School. Dogs of any size are welcome to stay with you in the queen rooms located in the main schoolhouse building.

For more ways to dine with Fido, check out these 18 hotels with dog room service menus.

Where are you and Fido eating Thanksgiving dinner? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @manonallard.