Turkey Day is right around the corner, but if you don’t have the time to cook a feast — or simply want to shirk your familial obligations — we’ve got the perfect guide for you. Here are the best places to dine out at on Thanksgiving Day!
Black Angus Steakhouses are serving up a Thanksgiving Day Feast with all the fixin’s at $18.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids. If you want to keep it more casual, head to Boston Market or Denny’s for traditional holiday meals.
Bob Evans restaurants are offering a three-course meal, which includes turkey, ham or pork, three sides, and endless bread and dessert for only $14.99! (Kids are $6.99).
Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants are offering a Traditional Turkey Dinner with sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for $20/per person, though prices may vary by location.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is serving a Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meal complete with gravy, sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, made from scratch biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert for just $12.99 per adult and $7.99 per child. Nice!
Of course, the best part of a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal is the buffet-sized volume of food. Fortunately, Golden Corral is offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet that includes carved turkey, carved ham, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, sirloin steak, fried shrimp and much more. Just be sure to call your local Golden Corral to find out about the special holiday hours.
Are you a vegetarian? Breakfast-lover? Do you hate turkey? Waffle House restaurants will be open so you can give thanks for buttery, golden waffles.
If you’re spending the holiday in New York City, lucky you!
The East Pole has got you covered. For $85 per person, you can enjoy a three course meal along with sides for the table, a la carte at the bar, and an optional 4 course wine pairing for $45. Starters include options like Wild Mushroom & Ricotta Crostino, with Truffle Oil & Herbs or Black Barley Risotto, Autumn Squash and Goat Cheese Sage, entrees include Heritage Turkey Breast, Roasted Chestnut Ragu & Butternut Squash, or Seared Diver Scallops, Carrot Ginger Mash, and Fig Salsa and then for dessert indulge in Pumpkin Pie or Goat Cheese Cake.
Dante NYC is also an excellent choice — they’ll be offering oven roasted turkey breast with sage and apricot stuffing, bourbon pecan pie and more amazing twists on the traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Park Avenue Autumn will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Zene Flinn that features mouthwatering appetizers, entrees, desserts and side dishes all made with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Try the Wild Mushroom ‘Tartare’, Long Island Duck, Maple-Chipotle Glazed Yams and Chocolate Chestnut Roulade!
La Chine at Waldorf Astoria New York will be serving lunch from 1-5 PM and dinner from 5-10 PM. You’ll get a Five Course Prix Fixe Dinner featuring Long Island Fluke, Crispy Spanish Mackerel, Chicken Cloud Consommé, Sea Bass, Barbecued Duck and more. Reservations are available between 1:00pm and 8:00pm for parties of 8 or less. Pricing is $145 per person.
The Hard Rock Cafe New York located in Times Square will also be open on Thanksgiving! A limited time offer includes the new Heineken Brisket burger and beer duet, packed with flavors sure to heat up the upcoming winter months.
TBar will offer their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a turkey special.
Instead of latching onto someone else’s Thanksgiving, why not host one for you and your friends? Little Town NY (118 E. 15th Street) is offering a sweet Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner with all the holiday essentials including turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts, mac and cheese and a 2 hour premium open bar for $49 per person. So good!
Balvanera is putting an Argentinian twist on classic American dishes this Thanksgiving. From 2pm until midnight on Thanksgiving Day, enjoy a special holiday menu that includes a sage butternut squash soup, house-mulled Malbec, and of course turkey! The Thanksgiving menu will be available in addition to all of the usual offerings. Reservations recommended.
Trademark Taste + Grind (38 West 36th Street) is located just off the Thanksgiving Parade route and will be serving three courses of Thanksgiving dinner. Choose from four first course options, five second course options, and two desserts. $49 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling (646) 858-2320.
At Boulton & Watt (5 Avenue A), doors open at noon and chef’s special will be a traditional Thanksgiving plate with turkey, cranberry, stuffing, and all your favorite fixin’s for just $20! Draft beers are just $6 all day and pair perfectly with one of their signature Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies. Reservations can be made by calling (646) 490-6004.
Though they don’t celebrate our Thankgiving Down Under, Australia-inspired café Coco & Cru will be open from 8 AM-3 PM so you can still get that coveted avo toast!
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HollywoodLifers, are you celebrating Thanksgiving at home this year? Or are you thinking of eating out? Let us know!