Georgetown Thanksgiving 2023 Dining Options 

Thinking of dining or ordering out this Thanksgiving? Impress your guests with one-of-a-kind dishes from local Georgetown favorites. 

Switch it up this year by going out for Thanksgiving at Fiola Mare or 1789; Pre-order your dessert table from Call Your Mother; Or, get the in-laws out of the house for Friday brunch at Peacock Cafe. 

For lunch or dinner, Fiola Mare and 1789 are two great options for Thanksgiving Day festivities. Fiola Mare will be open on Thanksgiving from 2-8 p.m. with a unique and extensive four-course meal for $150/person. Each guest can curate their menu with an appetizer, pasta, entreé, and dessert. Menu highlights include autumnal Cacio e Pepe, Roasted Turkey with Chestnut and Turkey Confit Stuffing, and Bombolini featuring Ricotta Donuts with Apple Cider and Caramel Budino. 

Thanksgiving at 1789 features a three-course chef’s selection menu with an appetizer, entreé, and dessert. Accompaniments can be ordered to share, in addition to the pre-fixe menu, and include Roasted Brussel Sprouts, a crispy potato dish called Pomme Rösti, or Sauteed Haricot Verts. Enjoy an Autumn Salad with pumpkin seeds and butternut squash, fresh Roasted Turkey, and Apple Cider Cheesecake or Spiced Pumpkin Crème Brûlée for dessert.  

If you’d rather pick up a specialty dessert, 1789 is hosting a Thanksgiving Bake Sale with a variety of holiday pies and cheesecakes. Options include Classic Cheesecake, Apple Cider Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Maple Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Place orders on by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 and pick up Nov. 22, from 2-5 p.m. nextdoor at Fitzgerald’s.  

While the official Martin’s Tavern Thanksgiving menu has not yet been released, patrons can expect a classic Thanksgiving meal complete with traditional roasted turkey, variations of mashed and sweet potatoes, seasonal fall vegetables, and fresh cranberry sauce.  

For a splendid Thanksgiving Buffet with panoramic views of the Georgetown Waterfront, try Sequoia’s Thanksgiving Feast, a “culinary celebration of the holiday’s rich traditions, offering a bountiful spread of all your favorite classics and more” for $120 per guest. Savor the “taste of roasted turkey and mouthwatering roasted prime rib” and indulge in a “raw bar extravaganza.” But, be sure to save room for pumpkin pie, chocolate fountain treats and cotton candy.  

Call Your Mother, the famous one-stop-shop for bagels, schmearz, and coffee, will be baking a delectable selection of side dishes and pies to add to your Thanksgiving spread. Catering to both Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, CYM offers two pre-order dates, Nov. 14 and 17. Pies include a tasty Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl, Chocolate Alfajor, and Double Crust Apple Pie. Additionally, CYM will be whipping up specialty sides like Everything Bagel Stuffing, Pesto Babka Muffins, and Latke Platter complete with Apple Jam, Sour Cream, and Smoked Salmon.  

A Georgetown staple, Peacock Cafe, is always bustling with business lunches and afternoon coffee dates. While they’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day, on Friday, Nov, 24 they’ll be celebrating with a festive Friday brunch. Stop in from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. for cocktails, breakfast fare, or a light lunch before heading down to M Street to join in on Black Friday holiday shopping. 

Be sure also to keep an eye on Cafe Milano and Kafe Leopold, whose Thanksgiving menus and specials have yet to be revealed and are to be anticipated in the coming weeks. Visit the aforementioned restaurant websites for more ordering details and menu options.  





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