The American holiday Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 28 this year. Not recognized as a holiday in the Czech Republic, it can be difficult for those who work to prepare a festive spread.
Thankfully, a number of local eateries have got you covered, and for anyone looking for a particularly memorable feast, this year there’s a Thanksgiving murder mystery (taking place on Friday) and a chance to dine in a castle with an American connection, if you’re willing to travel. Reservations are highly recommended as many restaurants fill up early.
The priciest option is Savoia Castle, which comes to 1,200 CZK with a shuttle bus included. It promises the most daring menu, an Asian fusion take on the traditional meal. “This year we decided to try something different, so we are bringing you a specially crafted Asian-inspired menu from the talented chef Andrea Sirtori who you might know from the Sansho and Taro restaurants in Prague,” the organizers said.
For those who want to celebrate at home, cooked turkey and trimmings can be delivered to your door by Culinaria. Take out is available all day from the Globe Bookstore and Cafe, for those who want to take a meal home or back to the office.
New to the local Thanksgiving festivities this year is Cali Brothers, taking the place of the now shuttered Bohemia Bagel, which had the same owners.
Old standbys include the Globe Bookstore and Jama. The latter is serving Thanksgiving for the 25th time. In recent years several new places have joined in, adding to the options.
Free-range turkey can be found at Chickin restaurant, which is also the cheapest at 355 CZK. For bio turkey, U Kurelů has two menus with turkey from Farma Nový Dvůr Kořínkovi.
Vegetarian options are at Chickin, California Republic, and U Kurelů, but you can ask other venues if they can accommodate special needs or requests.
Hard Rock Cafe will offer live music after 8 pm, followed by a DJ. In true Thanksgiving fashion, Jama will have sports on TV.
Mississippi Grill Prague will serve a Southern-style Thanksgiving with side dishes of sweet potato casserole and macaroni and cheese from Thursday to Sunday.
Unique Thanksgiving events
Thanksgiving Dinner at Savoia Castle
Thursday, November 28, 7–10 pm
Zámek Škvorec, Smiřických 1, 250 83 Skvorec, Prague-East
1,000 CZK (adults), 400 CZK (children), shuttle bus from Prague 200 CZK/person
Asian-inspired Thanksgiving menu: Welcome drink, five-spice roasted turkey with ginger and calamari gravy, mushrooms rendang curry, spicy green papaya salad, purple potato mash, pork belly spring rolls, pumpkin pie with salty caramel, or a tapioca sponge cake.
Murder Mystery Thanksgiving Dinner
Friday, November 29, 7–10 pm
California Republic, Belgicka 24, Prague 2
345 CZK/person, excluding beverages
An evening of turkey, wine, crime solving and networking. Rosemary butter-rubbed turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole with mushrooms, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, traditional stuffing, apple and cranberry bake. Vegetarian/vegan option with stuffed portobello mushrooms also available, but please request in advance.
Prague restaurants (alphabetical order)
Cali Brothers Restaurant and Bar
Thursday, November 28
Dukelských Hrdinů 48, Prague 7
Butterball slowly roasted turkey, mashed potatoes confit garlic, sweet potatoes with homemade marshmallows, sweet corn, stuffing with homemade Mexican chorizo, gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, homemade bread, pumpkin pie cheese cake, apple pie, and salty caramel.
Thursday, November 28, 5–11 pm
Belgicka 24, Prague 2
645 CZK (200 CZK pre-payment); 745 CZK (walk-ins)
Salad appetizer, rosemary butter-rubbed turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole with mushrooms, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, traditional stuffing, apple and cranberry bake, pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Vegetarian/vegan option with stuffed portobello mushrooms also available, but please request in advance.
Thursday, November 28, three seatings: 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm
Dejvicka 188/6, Prague 6
355 CZK (adults), 335 CZK (vegetarian), 135 CZK (children up to 6)
Free-range roasted turkey with traditional stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes,sweet potato-and-cauliflower salad, southern-style green beans with bacon, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie. Vegetarian option available.
The Globe Bookstore and Cafe
Thursday, November 28, noon to 11 pm, take out also available
Pštrossova 6, Prague 1
Pumpkin cream soup, turkey with apple sage stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sautéed green beans, wine or beer, pumpkin chiffon or apple pie, coffee or tea. For more information Facebook event
Hard Rock Cafe
Thursday, November 28, 11:30 am to 11:35 pm
Dům U Rotta Malé Náměstí 3, Prague 1
375 CZK (adults), 190 CZK (children); 195 CZK (dessert only); 350 CZK (cocktail).
Main course: freshly sliced turkey, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce; dessert: pumpkin pie with whipped cream; cocktail: espresso Martini.
Thursday, November 28, two seatings: 5:30–8 pm and 8–closing
V Jámě 7, Prague 1
470 CZK/person, 200 CZK deposit required
Corn chowder, light and dark turkey. homemade stuffing with gravy. cranberry sauce, creamy gravy, mashed potatoes, honey-glazed ham, pumpkin pie. NFL games will be shown on the big screen and at the bar, you can ask to be near or away from the screens.
Mississippi Grill Prague
Thursday, November 28–Sunday, December 1, 4–9:30 pm
Jeronýmova 4, Prague 3
Ham, roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, corn on the cob, vegetable medley, sweet potato casserole, homemade pie, and a glass of house wine, beer, or bottomless sweet tea.
Thursday, November 28, 5–10 pm, early (5:15 to 6 pm) and late (7:30 to 8 pm) seatings
Chvalova 1, Prague 3
499 CZK (Thanksgiving menu), 899 CZK (Three-meat “feastival”); dessert specials available.
Choice of two menus. Thanksgiving menu: house-smoked bourbon and apple-brined bio turkey, orange-spiked cranberry sauce, buttery mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, smoked pork belly and sage stuffing, sweet potato fries with spiced marshmallow sauce, buttered sugar-snap peas with crispy onions, baguettes & butter.
Or Sticky D’s bbq “3-meat feastival” deluxe platter: house-smoked bourbon and apple-brined bio turkey, orange-spiked cranberry sauce, grand champion smoked BBQ baby back ribs, house pickles. Fourteen-hour slow-smoked Australian beef brisket, creamy cole slaw.
A vegetarian platter is also available this year.
November 27 at 2 pm–November 30 at 5 pm
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Turkey, traditional American soups, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts available.