The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving can be a mad dash for those who decide to forgo bird-basting in favor of feasting out.

Though some restaurants have yet to finalize their holiday menus, the following places got the nod from Chowhounds on Thanksgivings as far back as 2012. To stay current with what restaurants are offering this year, keep checking OpenTable. Here are some places to watch:

The Elite Café‘s creative sides have impressed TopoTail, who raves about the signature biscuits. This year, turkey and fixin’s will be offered (as well as a couple of other mains for those who don’t adore the bird). Note: Elite’s biscuits will be available frozen, in case you’d like to serve them with your home-cooked feast.

One Market‘s four-course meal is a great choice for big groups and anyone dining with kids, mariacarmen says, and the proximity to the Embarcadero makes it a convenient choice for a post-feast stroll.

Perry’s has a tradition of offering packaged meals for diners who want to eat in the comfort of their own homes. Last year sfgirl22 gave it the thumbs-up.

• Oakland’s Picán serves a Southern-style menu on Thanksgiving, and with eclectic chef Sophina Uong new to the kitchen this year, it’ll be interesting to see what she comes up with.

The Elite Café [Pacific Heights]
2049 Fillmore Street, San Francisco

One Market [Embarcadero]
1 Market Street, San Francisco

Perry’s [Cow Hollow]
1944 Union Street, San Francisco

Perry’s [Embarcadero]
155 Steuart Street, San Francisco

Perry’s [SOMA]
101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

Picán [East Bay]
2295 Broadway, Oakland

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For more Thanksgiving tips, hacks, and recipes, check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide.​

Photo of Picán’s cornbread by Flickr member arnold | inuyaki under Creative Commons

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