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Thanksgiving Dinner at Delaware Restaurants

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without the worry of cooking and cleaning! Dine at a Delaware restaurant and just sit back, relax and enjoy time with your family and friends.

Below are some of the options for dining out in Delaware on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended for most locations. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Northern Delaware

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareThanksgiving Buffet at Harry’s Savoy Grill
November 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
You won’t go hungry at this incredible buffet, where they’ll be carving turkey and prime rib plus, all the trimmings for your Thanksgiving feast. The buffet includes a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, additional main entrees and side dishes and a grand dessert buffet. Non-alcoholic beverages are also included, all for $39.50 for adults plus an 18% gratuity. Please call to make reservations 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving a la carte dining at Harry’s Savoy Grill
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Relax, enjoy the day and leave the preparation, cooking and cleanup to Harry's Savoy Grill! They’ll be serving turkey and all the trimmings, plus a variety of additional menu items throughout the day. To make reservations, please call 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Green Room
 at Hotel du Pont
November 28, 2013

Seatings at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an elaborate four-course prix-fixe dinner that includes amuse bouche and appetizer courses, followed by a choice of traditional tom turkey with all the fixings, verlasso salmon, black angus tenderloin or stuffed Maine lobster tail, finished with holiday dessert trio. $89 per person, not including gratuity. $29 holiday menu available for children under 12. For reservations, please call 302-594-3154.

Thanksgiving Buffet in the Brandywine Room
 at Hotel du Pont
November 28, 2013

Seatings at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional variety of selections including carved roasted turkey with traditional gravy, carved NY strip steak with pink peppercorns demi-glace, lobster bisque, winter squash bisque, mahi-mahi with citrus-cranberry compote, mashed potato, sweet potato casserole, green bean almandine and a spectacular holiday dessert buffet. $58 per person, not including gratuity. Half-price for children under 12, free for children under 5. For reservations, please call 302.594.3154.

Timothy’s on the Riverfront Thanksgiving Buffet
November 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with spiral-glazed ham, hand carved turkey and all the fixings including stuffing, relish and traditional pies. Reservations are required. Please call 302 429-7427.

Please note that the Deerfield Country Club Thanksgiving Day Buffet is currently sold out but, some last minute reservations may be available on their website at http://deerfieldgolfclub.com/Calendar.

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareCentral Delaware

Abbotts Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 28, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family to Abbotts Grill and let Abbotts take the stress out of the Holidays. Don't forget to take advantage of the $10 leftover plate so you don't miss out on the best part of Thanksgiving...Leftover Cold Turkey Sandwiches! Please call 302-491-6736 to make your reservations.

Dover Downs Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 28, 2013
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $12.50/per person
Lunch and Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. $21.95/per person. Buffet includes Hot & Cold Crab Legs and Prime Rib. Join the Festival Buffet at Dover Downs for a special Thanksgiving feast.

Southern Delaware

Big Fish Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
November 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Big Fish Grill’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet includes a Big Fish raw bar, homemade soups, carving stations with turkey or ham, traditional sides and seafood entrees.
 $25.95/adults, $12.95/children 5-12, under 5 eat free. No reservations so, please come early. Or order a Thanksgiving meal to go by Wednesday, November 27th for $16.95/per person.

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareBrick Hotel Restaurant Thanksgiving Feast Buffet
November 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving day meal at the Brick Hotel Restaurant with carved turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, pies and much more! Adults $28, Children 10 and under $14. To make reservations, please call 302-856-1836.

Summer House Thanksgiving
November 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Indulge in a a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Featuring an all you can eat traditional turkey dinner plate or choose from various steak and seafood dishes. To make reservations, please call (302) 227-3895.

The Buttery Thanksgiving Dinner
November 28, 2013
Enjoy a Lewes tradition with Thanksgiving dinner at The Butter with turkey, herb stuffing and gravy or your choice of a seafood entrée and sides. $69 per person; $24 for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required. Please call 302-645-7755.

 

posted on: Monday, Nov 25, 2013 3:35 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 22 to Nov 24, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Recurring daily
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Every Saturday through December 14th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Including: Free Hot Apple Cider, Holiday Hayrides, Smores by the fire. Search for a Fresh-cut Locally-grown Christmas tree. Plus, much more.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily, November 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes. In addition to the magical Yuletide tour, a full series of special events, performances, and workshops will help to make your season bright.

Sunset Tour of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, November 23, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The tour will start in the afternoon. We will walk over the salt marsh and ride through the Refuge sighting birds, exploring habitats and finding out how the area is managed for wildlife. The tour will end shortly after sunset, which brings waterfowl into the impoundments looking for an evening resting place and also arouses deer and other mammals. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Lantern tour at the Indian River Life-saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, November 23, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture onto the beach where they performed nightly patrols. Please call 302-227-6991 to register.

Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales at The Grand
Sunday, November 24, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Masks, puppets, music and magic blend in this fabulous telling of classic stories. This family production features beloved characters from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad, which is a delight for all ages.

Bonus trip ideas:

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 2:24 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 15 to Nov 17, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Delaware Art Museum“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit at Delaware Art Museum
Recurring daily
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
American Moderns features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” at First State Heritage Park
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday); 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday); 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Zip line with Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park
Recurring daily; Times vary based on reservation
Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy. Please note there is an entry fee for the Park - $3 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles.

Fordham/Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, November 16, 2013
12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Breakwater LighthouseDelaware Seashore Lighthouse Weekend
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Explore the Delaware coast and learn about historic lighthouses and life-saving stations. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Indian River Inlet cottages, with tours and presentations hosted by Friends of Fenwick Lighthouses, Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation, the Lightship Overfalls, and the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Breakfast and lunch included. Pre-registration is required; ages 12 and older. $235/ weekend cottage rental rate & $55 per person.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at DuPont Theatre
Saturday, November 16, 2013
4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

Bicycle Tour on the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, November 17, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Embark on an eight-mile bike ride on the Refuge. The group will make several stops for bird identification and to discuss wildlife management techniques. Bicycle should have hybrid tires. Don't forget your helmet and check the air in your tires! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Family Sundays at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Sunday, November 17, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DCCA’s Family Sundays are a great way to introduce children to new concepts in art and expose them to the artistic process in a fun and inviting way! All ages are welcome and no registration is required! Guided family tours, classroom activities, and scavenger hunts through the galleries!

White Clay Creek State ParkMason-Dixon Hike at White Clay Creek State Park
Sunday, November 17, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, the famous surveyors of the Mason-Dixon Line. Participants will hike to the Tri-state Marker in tribute to their work, which began soon after their arrival in Philadelphia 250 years ago this month. To register, please call White Clay State Park at (302) 368-6900. Park entrance fee is required.

Bonus trip ideas:

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 1:48 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival 2013Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
November 6 – 10, 2013
The award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is a premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The five-day Festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries, and shorts. Film enthusiasts enjoy the convenience of seeing all the films at one, multi-screen location. The Festival also offers informative seminars, opportunities to converse with celebrity guests.

50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
November 8 – 10, 2013
Fri. 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sat. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sixty of the country's most distinguished antiques dealers return to present a stunning array of American furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts at the 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show at the Chase Center in Wilmington.

Go Ape Zip Line at Lums Pond State Park!
Recurring weekly. Times and dates vary based on reservation schedule
Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware with 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  Please note there is an entry fee for the Park - $3 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge – Veterans Recognition Weekend
November 9 – 11, 2013
Sunrise to Sunset
The Refuge's $4.00 entrance fee will be waived to honor veterans. Bombay Hook is open from sunrise to sunset and invites individuals and families to tour the 12-mile wildlife drive and to walk 5 short walking trails. Early November is a great time to observe the fall foliage colors, migrating waterfowl, and raptors.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Recurring daily
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Fordham brewingFordham Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, November 8, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

The Children's Theatre performs “Time Machine”
November 9 – 10, 2013
Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.
The Time Machine is based on the H.G. Wells classic - adapted by Tim Kelly An inventor, Filby, makes a machine to travel through time. Bring the kids to the theater for an exciting show.

Bird Identification Tour at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with Joel Citron
Sunday; November 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy walking a trail to identify song birds and stopping along the impoundments and salt marsh to identify ducks, geese, and raptors. Meet Joel at the Visitor Center.

Family Exploration Day: American Moderns at the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, November 10, 2013
12:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Explore America through paintings and sculptures that capture modern life in the early 20th Century. Kids and their families will learn about popular American artists featured in the exhibition American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell, as well as different types of artistic styles with art projects, family tours, and other engaging activities.

Bonus trip ideas:
Spooky haunts and fright sites in Delaware.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 1:47 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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