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From buffet-style to plated meals to catering, these local restaurants have your holiday dinner covered.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it's time to start planning dinner before all the turkey has flown off the shelves. This year, why not start a new tradition and let one of Delaware's top restaurants do the work for you? All you need is yourself, your loved ones and a reservation.
New Castle County
720 Justion St., Wilmington • 652-3474
When: 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
What's on the menu: Big Fish Grill hosts a Thanksgiving buffet with all of the fixings. Start with blue crab and asparagus flatbread or baked brie tart, then choose from homemade soups, seasonal salads and raw bar items. Plus a variety of entrees, a carving station, homemade sides, a variety of fresh baked breads, rolls and muffins and a grand dessert buffet. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: $34.95 per adult, $17.95 for kids age 5-12, $5.95 for kids under 5
90 E. Main St., Newark • 533-0201
When: Accepting catering orders through Nov. 25
What’s on the menu: A nine-pound oven roasted turkey breast is the main star of the show, followed by savory mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes with cinnamon, sun-dried tomato and basil stuffing and so much more. Also, house-crafted gelato will be on the menu with a choice of vanilla bean or crème brülée toffee. Customize your order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit caffegelato.net for more details.
Pricing: Half order is $149 and serves 4-5, a full order is $259 and serves 8-10
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492
When: noon-7 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Family-style dinner at Columbus Inn has options of turkey and pepper crusted filet, along with numerous sides including green bean casserole, roasted cauliflower, mashed sweet potatoes, crispy red bliss potatoes and more. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $50 adult, $25 children ages 4-10
Reservations: Reservations availible from noon-7 p.m., credit cards required.
316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown • 644-7837
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
What's on the menu: A Thanksgiving plate will be available at both Crooked Hammock locations in Lewes and Middletown, and will include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. The brewery’s late-night menu will also be available all day long, which features a variety of burgers, brats, appetizers, salads, wings and more.
Pricing: Adults are $18.95 and children are $8.95.
Reservations: None required.
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark • 368-6640
When: noon-6 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Deerfield's Thanksgiving buffet features traditional favorites like carved roasted turkey breast and traditional bread stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, mashed yams with cinnamon and brown sugar and buttered succotash. There are also options for carved Kobe New York strip steak, New Zealand rack of lamb or lemon and herb roasted salmon. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $69.95 adults, $18.95 children ages 7-12, kids ages 6 and under are free
Reservations: Required. Call 368-6640, ext. 2 or book online at deerfieldgolfclub.com.
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 475-3000
When: Thanksgiving buffet is served from noon-6:30 p.m.; a la carte menu is served from 1-9 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy traditional roasted turkey with pan gravy and cranberry relish, Harry’s award-winning prime rib au jus, horseradish sauce, jumbo lump crab cakes, grilled chicken along with sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing and green beans. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: $51.95 plus 20 percent service charge per adult, $18.95 plus 20 percent service charge for children under 12, children under 5 are complimentary
Reservations: Now accepting reservations; call 475-3000.
100 Continental Drive, Newark • 631-1542
When: 11:30-6 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Come enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet that features roasted whole turkeys, certified Angus prime rib, a game taco station and plenty of side options such as blackened shrimp and cow tipper cheese grits, lobster mac and cheese, stuffing, steamed asparagus and more. Visit hiltonchristiana.com for the full menu.
Pricing: $59.95 per person for adults and children over 12, $19.95 per person for children ages 4-11, and free for children 3 and under
Reservations: Call 631-1542 in order to book your preferred seating for the event.
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington • 594-3100
When: Seatings at noon and 2:30 p.m. in the Green Room; seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Gold Ballroom
What’s on the menu: Guests will be able to feast on an elegant four-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner in the Green Room, which includes a jumbo shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, lobster bisque, mushroom risotto and Caesar salad appetizer. Next is a choice of traditional tom turkey with all the fixings, certified Black Angus filet mignon, filet of Scottish salmon, lobster tail, vegetables or red quinoa. It is then followed by chef’s holiday dessert trio. The hotel is also offering a Thanksgiving buffet in the Gold Ballroom, which includes a traditional variety of selections including lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail station, an international cheese display, chef’s assortment of seasonal salads, carved to order roast tom turkey, certified Black Angus filet mignon, filet of salmon, HOTEL DU PONT crab cakes, favorite holiday side dishes and a holiday dessert buffet.
Pricing: Prixe-fixe prices are $95 per person, $35 children under 12, children under 5 free; buffet prices are $85 per person, $35 children under 12, children under 5 free
Reservations: Call 594-3154 for reservations.
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville • 654-9941
When: To order Thanksgiving catering, call 654-9941, ext. 3 to make reservations or email email@example.com.
What’s on the menu: Let Janssen's do the work this year with its extensive take-home menu including individual dishes and traditional Thanksgiving platters. View the full range of options here.
Pricing: $85 dinner for two, $225 dinner for 6-8, $375 dinner for 10-12
1412 N. DuPont St., Wilmington • 655-8600
When: Call 655-8600 for Thanksgiving to go. Visit piccolinatoscana.com for pick up information.
What's on the menu: The complete Thanksgiving meal includes dinner and dessert with all the fixings, including turkey, foccaccia sage stuffing, rustic turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and more.
Pricing: $219 for the complete Thanksgiving meal (serves 10). Pricing also availible for whole turkeys, party trays, homemade soups, sides and baked goods.
930 Justison St., Wilmington • 429-7427
When: noon-6 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Guests can enjoy a tasty Thanksgiving buffet with hand-carved roast turkey breast, brown sugar spiral glazed ham, angus rib eye roast and harvest spiced pumpkin ravioli. Plus mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, cranberry glazed baby carrots and so much more. Click here for the full menu.
Pricing: $27.99 adults, $24.99 seniors, children under 12 $13.99 and 20 percent gratuity added to all checks
Reservation: Call 429-7427 for a reservation (required).
18500 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington • (888) 887-5687
When: 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy along with a decadent of desserts to choose from. Visit casino.harringtonraceway.com for more information.
Pricing: $22 per person
300 Delaware Ave., Laurel • 280-6172
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Abbott's annual Thanksgiving buffet includes carved turkey, glazed ham, rosemary chicken, smoked barbecue brisket, eggplant parmesan, pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, traditional stuffing and more.
Pricing: $24.95 adults, $12.95 for children under 10
Reservations: Reccomended, call 280-6172
32267 Clubhouse Way, Millsboro • 947-9225
When: noon-6 p.m.
What's on the menu: This Thanksgiving buffet features cider glazed root vegetables, roasted turkey, stuffing, roasted sweet potato with toasted marshmallow, plus more. Visit sodelconcepts.com for the full menu.
Pricing: $40 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under
Reservations: Call 947-9225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations.
18 The Circle, Georgetown • 856-1836
When: noon-4 p.m.
What's on the menu: This Georgetown restaurant is offering a buffet of flavor, including roasted turkey with herb gravy and cranberry sauce, spiced honey ham with sweet ham gravy, orange-glazed duck breast, roasted venison leg with juniper jus, smoked ham hock collard greens, oyster stuffing, cornbread stuffing and much more.
Pricing: Adults are $29 and children are $13. Kids under the age of 5 eat free.
Reservations: Required; call 856-1836 (the restaurant has a 10-day notice cancelation policy).
Over the line
1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa. • (610) 388-8088
When: 1–7 p.m.
What's on the menu: Guests will be treated to a three-course meal and will be given the option of a salad, mushroom soup, pumpkin bisque as a starter, and then will receive house roasted turkey with gravy as the main dish. At the end of the meal there will be pumpkin ice cream, cheesecake, crème brûlée, or vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Find the full menu here.
Pricing: $43 adults, $20 children under 12
605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md. • (410) 885-2040
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
What's on the menu: Families will be able to enjoy baked ham with chardonnay, roasted turkey with bourbon, crab cakes, salmon, ribs and more. Also, there is a kids station which serves chicken tenders, French fries, macaroni and cheese and mozzarella sticks.
Pricing: $44.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 5-12, children 4 and under are free
Reservation: Required, call (410) 885-2040.
208 Bank St., Chesapeake City, Md. • (410) 885-7200
When: noon-6 p.m.
What's on the menu: Schaefer’s Canal House is the place to be this holiday season. Guests will enjoy a buffet of roast turkey, honey ham, crab cakes, short ribs, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and more.
Pricing: $41.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 12 and under