Here are a few recommendations for a budget-friendly holiday dinner across the Hawaiian Islands. There are options for dinners to-go and as well as dine-in at restaurants. Order or reserve well in advance as most sell out a week or two before Thanksgiving Day.
2023 Thanksgiving dinners to-go across the Hawaiian Islands
We focus on locally owned restaurants and national chains offering budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinners (we aim for $50 or less per person).
- Quantities are limited and holiday meals sell out in advance, so pre-order as early as possible. Most require payment in full and specify pickup hours.
(Listed alphabetically by business name)
Local restaurants & grocers
A Catered Experience Turkey Package (Oʻahu/Waipahu) offers a complete dinner package for approximately 8 people with turkey, sides, and dessert for $238.75.
Basalt (Honolulu/Waikīkī) offers a Turkey dinner to go with sides and dessert, serving up to 6 people for $200.
Big City Diner (Oʻahu/multiple locations) For Thanksgiving, they offer a turkey dinner complete with sides and dessert for $154.99. Available until sold out only at Kailua, Pearlridge East, Waipio, and Windward Mall.
Chef Chai’s Special Thanksgiving (Honolulu/Kakaʻako) Wiki Wiki Dinner Box includes starters, turkey, sides, and dessert. $150 small box (for 2 person)$240 large box (for 4 person).
DECK at Queen Kapiolani Hotel (Honolulu/Waikīkī). Heat-and-Serve Family Meal Pickup with turkey and all of the traditional fixings and dessert (serves 4 – 5) for $250; reserve at: Thanksgiving Dinner Package by Deck. Waikiki | Deck. Online Shop (square.site). Also offers dine-in.
Foodland Grocery Stores (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu) has ready-to-heat holiday dinners include turkey or prime rib, side dishes, and dessert. Dinners are $70-170 and serve 3-10 persons. Availability varies by store; order early for best selection. More info: Thanksgiving Dinner – Foodland Super Market
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Guava Smoked (O’ahu/Kalihi, Kapahulu, Pearlridge) offers a takeout menu of smoked meats and seafood from $60-$600, serving 12-40. They also offers pans of side dishes and pupu platters.
Hy’s Steak House Prime Butcher Shop is offering a Thanksgiving ‘Ohana Feast with Prime Rib & Turkey with side and desserts serving 6 for $450. Order by November 16. Delivery available to select areas.
Kuhio Grille (Hawaiʻi/Hilo). Pre-Order Thanksgiving Day Meal by Saturday before Thanksgiving. Includes Roasted Turkey, sides, and dessert for $24.99. Pick up Thanksgiving Day. More info: #kuhiogrillehilo | Instagram
Over Easy Restaurant (Oʻahu/Kailua). Take home Turkey Roulade dinner with sides and dessert feeds 4-7 ppl doe $190. Preorder only.
Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar (Hawaiʻi/Kona) Heat-and-Eat Thanksgiving dinner with slow-roasted white meat turkey sides, and dessert, serves 4 for $160. Also offers dine-in Thanksgiving Day. More info: Thanksgiving Dinner To Go | Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar
Peace Cafe | 100% Vegan Restaurant (Honolulu/Kalihi) is offering a Seitan Turkey Dinner with sides and dessert for $29.99/person. Pickup only.
Side Street Inn (O’ahu/Ala Moana, Kapahulu). Ala Moana (Hopakaa) Thanksgiving to-go Ohana Pack with meats and fried rice serving 3-4 for $81-130. Classics serving 3-8 for $156-$302. More info: Ala Moana Thanksgiving TO GO – Side Street Inn. Kapahulu: Thanksgiving Ohana Pack serves 3-4: $81. Classics serves 4-10: $156-$302. More info: Take Out Menu – Side Street Inn. Both locations offer other family meals and ala carte items for takeout.
Timers Supermarkets (Kauaʻi, Maui, Oʻahu) Take home Thanksgiving Dinner with choice of entrée (ham, turkey, or prime rib) for $100-125 that include sides and dessert, serving 6-8 persons.
Young’s Fishmarket (Honolulu/Kalihi, Kapolei). Take home Hawaiian style Thanksgiving meal. $185 for the meal, $80 for the turkey only. Preorder only. More info: YFM | Hawaiian Food on Instagram Thanksgiving meals
Zippy’s (Hawai’i/Hilo, Maui/Kahului, O’ahu/multiple locations) offers Half and Whole Turkey dinner with sides serving 4-10 for $129.95-$194.95. Save up to $30 by ordering in advance. More info: Zippy’s Thanksgiving Holiday Meals – Zippy’s Restaurants (zippys.com)
National/International hotels/restaurants and grocers
53 By The Sea Thanksgiving (Honolulua/Kewalo) is offering takeaway packages. Standard Turkey dinner with sides & dessert serves 4/$200. Deluxe package with Prime Rib & Seafood with sides & dessert serves 8/$550.
Bucca di Beppo (Honolulu/Kaka’ako) offers a Takeout Thanksgiving Feast featuring turkey, sides, and pumpkin pie. Feeds 3 or 6 persons: $90-$145. Also offers dine-in. More info: https://www.bucadibeppo.com/thanksgiving/
Hard Rock Cafe – Waikīkī | OpenTable and Hard Rock Cafe – Honolulu | OpenTable is offering dine-in or to-go Thanksgiving Roast Turkey plate with sides for $30.99/person prepaid via OpenTable on 11/23/23 only. Pumpkin Pie and Child Plates available as add-ons.
M.A.C. 24/7 Turkey on the Run (Honolulu/Waikīkī) inside Hilton Waikīkī Beach. Ready-to-heat Thanksgiving feast with sides & pie serves 8-10 for $235.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Hawai’i/Kohala, Maui/Wailea, O’ahu/south shore) offers a take home 3-course traditional Thanksgiving meal with dessert serving 4 for $210. They also offer holiday sides to go, starting at $38 withe selections serving from 4-12. More info: https://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/thanksgiving-at-ruths/
Walmart (Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, Maui, Oʻahu) is making Thanksgiving easy, convenient and, most of all, less expensive than last year. The featured items include easy options for a festive family meal, like ready-to-heat macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls, along with premade stuffing mix, cranberry jelly, turkey gravy and thaw-and-serve pies with whipped topping. More info: Enjoy Thanksgiving feast in 2023 for less than last year at Walmart – Living On The Cheap
Whole Foods Market (Maui/Kahului, O’ahu/Honolulu, Kailua) offers complete take home holidays dinners serving 4-12 for $89.99-$5369.99. In addition, Whole Foods has ala carte items, including organic turkey and vegan meals. Orders must be made a minimum of 48 hours ahead of pickup date and time. More info: Local Catering from Whole Foods Market | Online Ordering
2023 Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day across the Hawaiian Islands
Most restaurants in across Hawai’i offer a special Thanksgiving brunch or dinner. Every hotel in Waikīkī has something special to offer but can be quite expensive ($115-$125 per person and up). We’ve hunted down the more modest offerings.
We focus on a budget-friendly options across a wide variety of cuisines, including traditional Thanksgiving menus (most with typical Hawaiian flair) as well as a range of menus from American comfort foods to international cuisines.
Reservations fill up fast but calling a location directly can sometimes get you a table with a non-refundable credit card deposit. Eating early or later is another possibility for last minute reservations. More than a few allow walk-ins, especially casual eateries.
Basalt (Honolulu/Waikīkī) offers a $36 Roast Turkey Dinner Plate ala carte, plus a menu of starters and dessert.
Black Angus (Cattle Company Steakhouse) (Oʻahu/Pearl City) Open Thanksgiving Day with their regular menu.
Bucca di Beppo (Honolulu/Kaka’ako) offers Dine-In Thanksgiving Day family-style dinners featuring a traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as a selection of Italian favorites. Reserve a table online. Takeout dinners also available. More info: https://www.bucadibeppo.com/thanksgiving/
DECK at Queen Kapiolani Hotel (Honolulu/Waikīkī). Dine-in Thanksgiving Entrée Plate with roast turkey, sides and dessert available from 10:00AM – closing. Reserve a table: Deck. Restaurant – Honolulu, HI | OpenTable. Also offers take-home dinner.
Crackin Kitchen (Honolulu/Waikīkī). Serves up Hawaiian-Cajun Cuisine in a family fun atmosphere where eating with your hands and sharing food are part of the experience.
Eating House 1849 — Roy Yamaguchi (Honolulu/Waikīkī) Holiday prix fixe menu. Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with salad and dessert $55 per person. Regular dinner menu also available.
Hard Rock Cafe – Waikīkī | OpenTable is offering dine-in or to-go Thanksgiving Roast Turkey plate with sides for $30.99/person prepaid via OpenTable on 11/23/23 only. Pumpkin Pie and Child Plates available as add-ons.
Kuhio Avenue Food Hall | Waikīkī. Kuhio Ave Food Hall at the International Market Place has something for everyone in the family with offerings that include pizza, burgers, Greek, Mexican, and Italian foods. Most open 11am-9pm daily.
Liliha Cafe & Bakery (Oʻahu/multiple locations). Coffee shop serving regular menu until 3PM.
Lulu’s Restaurant (luluswaikiki.com) (Honolulu/Waikīkī) is offering a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with sides for $38/adult. A dessert menu and a limited menu of other items is also available, sich as Loco Moco, several Burgers, and NY Strip Steak.
M.A.C. 24/7 Thanksgiving Dinner (Honolulu/Waikīkī) inside Hilton Waikīkī Beach had a prix fixe 5-course menu for $60/adult.
Mitsuwa Marketplace | Japanese Grocery (Honolulu/Waikīkī) on the 2nd floor of the International Market Place has a variety of grab-and-go options including sushi, bento, and other deli items.
Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar (Hawaiʻi/Kona) Open daily 3-9PM. Also offers Thanksgiving Dinner takeout (order ahead for pickup). More info: Thanksgiving Dinner To Go | Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar
Rainbow Drive-In Hawaii (Honolulu/Kalihi) 1339 North School St is the only Rainbow location open on Thanksgiving Day, 8am – 4pm. Serving their regular menu. More info: Kalihi Menu – Rainbow Drive-In (rainbowdrivein.com)
ShoreFyre Fresh Grill & Bar (Waikīkī/2 locations). Regular menu 11am-1am.
Tikiʻs Grill & Bar (Honolulu/Waikīkī) offers a dine-in Thanksgiving Turkey dinner pre-fixe menu. $59 plus tax & tip. Regular menu NOT available. More info: Thanksgiving Menu – Tiki’s Grill (tikisgrill.com)
Waikele Country Club (golfwaikele.com) (Oʻahu/Waipahu), 94-200 Paioa Place, Waipahu, HI 96797) invites you and your ohana for a Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet on November 23, 2023. The first seating is from 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Second seating is from 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Adults: $78, children (4-9) $45. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Make a reservation by calling (808) 676-1199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zippy’s (Maui/Kahului, O’ahu/multiple locations). Open for Take Out and Dine-In from their regular menu.
More Thanksgiving Dinner options: Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Hawaii | OpenTable
Thanksgiving Weekend events on our calendar
Listed below are events on our calendar for the long Thanksgiving Weekend, including holiday festivities and other activities.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Friday, November 24, 2023
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Sunday, November 26, 2023