Here are a few recommendations for a budget-friendly holiday dinner across the Hawaiian Islands. There are options for dinners to-go and meal kits as well as dine-in a restaurants. Order well in advance as most sell out a week or two before Thanksgiving Day. Restaurant reservations are strongly suggested if available.
2022 Thanksgiving dinners to-go across the Hawaiian Islands
We focus on locally owned restaurants and national chains offering budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinners. Quantities are limited and holiday meals sell out in advance, so pre-order as early as possible.
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 $196.95.
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 $144.99 to $289.98, depending on size. Available until sold out only at Kaimukiī, Kailua, Pearlridge, Waipio, and Windward Mall. More info: Big City Diner – Specials (bigcitydinerhawaii.com)
Chef Chai’s Special Thanksgiving (Honolulu/Kakaʻako) Wiki Wiki Dinner Box includes starters, turkey, sides, and dessert. $150 small box (for 2 person) and $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 Family Meal 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 $75-$160 and serve 4-10 persons. Availability varies by store; order early for best selection. More info: Thanksgiving Dinners | Foodland
Free turkeys are back for enrolled Maika`i members: redeem 500 points for a Maika`i hen turkey or 250 points for a specially priced hen or tom. Eat, Drink & Be Mele | Foodland
Guava Smoked (O’ahu/Kalihi, Kapahulu, Pearlridge) offers a takeout menu of smoked meats and seafood from $40-$480, serving 12-40. They also offers pans of side dishes and pupu platters.
Kuhio Grille (Hawaiʻi/Hilo). Pre-Order Thanksgiving Day Meal by Saturday before Thanksgiving. Includes Roasted Turkey, sides, and dessert for $22.99. Pick up Thanksgiving Day. More info: KUHIO GRILLE | Hilo HI | Facebook
Over Easy Restaurant (Oʻahu/Kailua). Take home Turkey Roulade dinner with sides and dessert feeds 4-7 ppl doe $175. Preorder only. More info:
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
Side Street Inn (O’ahu/Ala Moana, Kapahulu). Ala Moana: Thanksgiving to-go Ohana Pack $115. Classics: $146-$282. More info: Thanksgiving – Hopaka Side Street Inn. Kapahulu: Thanksgiving Ohana Pack: $78. Classics: $146-$282. More info: Thanksgiving To Go – Kapahulu 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 Whole and Half Turkey dinner packages that are available for pick up on Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve) or Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). Thanksgiving packages usually sell out in early November. Save up to $20 by ordering online by November 17, or while supplies last. Turkey dinner & sides: $90.95-$189.95. More info: Zippy’s Thanksgiving Holiday Meals – Zippy’s Restaurants (zippys.com)
National chain restaurants and grocers
Bucca di Beppo (Honolulu/Kaka’ako) offers a Thanksgiving Feast for Takeout featuring turkey, sides, and pumpkin pie. Feeds 3 or 6 persons: $99-$186. Also offers dine-in. More info: https://www.bucadibeppo.com/thanksgiving/
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 $175. They also offer holiday sides to go, starting at $28 withe selections serving from 4-12. More info: https://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/thanksgiving-at-ruths/
Whole Foods Market (Maui/Kahului, O’ahu/Honolulu, Kailua) offers complete take home holidays dinners serving 4-12 for $89.99-$569.99. 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
2022 Restaurants open Thanksgiving Day across the Hawaiian Islands
We focus on a budget-friendly options across a wide variety of cuisines, including traditional Thanksgiving menus as well as a range of menus from American comfort foods to international cuisines. Most hotel restaurants in Waikīkī offer a special Thanksgiving dinner. 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 an option for last minute reservations. More than a few allow walk-ins, especially casual eateries.
Angelo Pietro Restaurant (angelopietro.com), 1108 12th Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816 (Honolulu/Kaimukī). Serving a unique fusion of traditional Italian and Japanese flavors in pasta, pizza, salads, drinks, and desserts in a warm family atmosphere. Angelo Pietro is also known for salad dressings in two flavors: Original (Shoyu) and Sesame Miso available by to bottle to take home.
Basalt (Honolulu/Waikīkī) offers a dine-in prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner from 4:40-9:15PM for $49 per person. From 8am-2pm, they have a “Country-Fried Turkey-Loco Moco” for $20. More info: basalt-thanksgiving-specials.pdf (basaltwaikiki.wpenginepowered.com)
Big City Diner (Oʻahu/multiple locations) offers a dine-in roast turkey dinner with sides and dessert for $25 per person ($15 keiki). The holiday meal is available from 11AM until sold out. They are open from 8AM-8PM and feature eggs benedict from 8AM-3PM for $16. More info: https://bigcitydinerhawaii.com/#specials
Bucca di Beppo (Honolulu/Kaka’ako) offers a Thanksgiving Feast for Dine-In or Takeout featuring turkey, sides, and pumpkin pie. Feeds 3 or 6 persons: $99-$186. More info: https://www.bucadibeppo.com/thanksgiving/
Black Angus (Cattle Company Steakhouse) (Oʻahu/Pearl City) offers a dine-in traditional turkey feast with sides and dessert for $28. Ala carte menu also available. More info: https://www.blackangus.com/thanksgiving/
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.
DECK at Queen Kapiolani Hotel (Honolulu/Waikīkī). Dine-in Thanksgiving Entrée Plate with roast turkey, sides and dessert available from 10:00AM – closing for $37. Reserve a table: Deck. Restaurant – Honolulu, HI | OpenTable. Also offers take-home dinner.
Eating House 1849 — Roy Yamaguchi (Honolulu/Waikīkī) Holiday prix fixe menu plus regular dinner menu. Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with salad and dessert $48 per person.
Formaggio Grill (Oʻahu/Kailua). Award-winning Mediterranean inspired and locally sourced cuisine, serving an array of steaks, seafood, vegan-friendly options, and casual gourmet fare. Full bar.
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa (Kauaʻi/Līhuʻe). Local style Thanksgiving Dinner buffet. $70 per person. More info: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Naupaka Terrace (kauaibeachresortandspa.com)
Liliha Cafe & Bakery (Oʻahu/Honolulu). Waikīkī location is open and serving regular menu until 8PM. Other cafe locations close at 3PM. Liliha (original) location is open for bakery only.
Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar (Hawaiʻi/Kona) Serving a Thanksgiving plated special starting at 3:00PM. Also offers full menu and Thanksgiving Dinner takeout (order ahead for pickup). More info: Thanksgiving Dinner To Go | Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar
Rainbow Drive-In Hawaii, 1339 North School St, Honolulu, HI 96817. Honolulu/Kalihi 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). Preset Thanksgiving menu from 4PM for $49.
Tikiʻs Grill & Bar (Honolulu/Waikīkī) offers a dine-in Thanksgiving Turkey dinner pre-fixe menu with sides and desserts. $49 plus tax & tip. *Prepaid Reservations Only*. More info: Tiki’s Grill & Bar Waikiki – Thanksgiving Menu 2022 – Tiki’s Grill (tikisgrill.com)
Zippy’s (Maui/Kahului, O’ahu/multiple locations) Thanksgiving dinner packages are sold out. They are open for Take Out and Dine-In from their regular menu on Thanksgiving. They will soon be taking orders for Christmas Dinner Holiday packages, sign up for their email to hear about it first and get your order in before they sell out (because they always do).
More Thanksgiving Dinner options: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving 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 24, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022