There’s nothing better than Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings – especially when the dinner is made by someone else. In Delaware, some of the state’s most beloved restaurants make Thanksgiving dinner an annual tradition as well. In many cases, these holiday feasts take the form of a lavish buffet, quite often at restaurants that are close to other top Delaware attractions, such as Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and the Casino at Delaware Park.

No matter which Thanksgiving feast you choose, make it a perfect trip by turning it into a weekend getaway to Delaware filled with tax-free shopping, museum trips, renting a beach house for the entire family to spend time together or just a carefree drive enjoying the Top Fall Drives in Delaware.

Below are some of the options for dining out in Delaware on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended for most locations. We'll add to the list as we more events come in. We hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Northern Delaware

Thanksgiving Buffet Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
November 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Select from a variety of dining options, including traditional Thanksgiving fare and an a la carte menu. Selections range from oven roasted brined turkey to seafood platters. Adults $29.95; kids under 12 $14.95; kids under 3 are free. Call 302-652-3474.

Columbus Inn Thanksgiving Menu
November 24, 2016
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The historic setting makes Thanksgiving perfectly charming, especially with a family-style menu, including soups, salads, classic roast turkey, pepper-crusted filet, traditional sides and dessert. Adults $48, Children 4-10 $24. Reservations strongly recommended.

Thanksgiving Buffet or a la carte dining at Harry’s Savoy Grill 
November 24, 2016
Buffet: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. A La Carte: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 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. Please call to make reservations 302-475-3000. From 1-8  p.m., the restaurant will also be serving a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Deerfield
November 24, 2016
Noon-6:00 p.m.
You won’t have to miss a minute of your family time – or the big games – when you bring the crew to Deerfield. Includes all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites, enhanced by select culinary additions. Adults $49.95; children age 4-12 $16.95. Reservations are required; call 302-368-6640 ext. 2.

Jessop’s Tavern & Colonial Restaurant Thanksgiving Menu
November 24, 2016
The Colonial charm of Old New Castle is the perfect setting for a stroll and a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. $25 per person.

Central Delaware

Abbott’s Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet 
November 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reservations fill up quickly for this Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Adults $24.95; children under 10 $12.95. 302-491-6736.

Harrington Casino Thanksgiving Buffet
November 24, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Here’s another great spot for grabbing some fun at the slots or table games before tucking up to the feast. $17.95 per person.

Southern Delaware

Baywood Greens

November 24, 2016
Clubhouse Seatings- 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Windows ballroom Seatings- noon and 2:30 p.m.
Reservations fill up quickly for this Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Adults $35; children 6-12 $7, 5 and under eat free. Reservations Only.

Big Fish Grill Rehoboth Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
November 24, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Check out on of the beach’s most popular restaurants for a special Thanksgiving buffet and small a la carte menu including carving stations, green bean casserole, stuffing and new this year the Big Fish Mashed Potato Bar. Adults $29.95, children age 5-12 $14.95; children under 5 eat free. No reservations

Blackwall Hitch
November 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the classics along with freshly shucked oysters, jumbo shrimp and atlantic salmon. Make sure you try the baked sweet potatoes with apricots and toasted walnuts, too. Adults $38, children 12 and under $19; Now. Taking reservations

Blue Moon
November 24, 2016
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family at the award winning Blue Moon. Offering our regular menu plus Chef Lion’s seasonal additions. Reservations Suggested.

Brick Hotel
November 24, 2016
Noon. – 4:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a feast at the Brick. Along side the traditional turkey- they will be serving southern-style ham, seafood lasagna and an assortment of sides. Make sure to save room for some pie and cake! Adults $29; Children 10 and under $14- Little ones in High Chair are free. Reservations Required- 302.856.1836

Crooked Hammock Brewpub
November 24, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 11am.

Dos Locos
November 24, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the classics along with freshly shucked oysters, jumbo shrimp and atlantic salmon. Make sure you try the baked sweet potatoes with apricots and toasted walnuts, too. Adults $14.99, children $10; Reservations strongly suggested.

Fork and Flask @ Nage
November 24, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this Thanksgiving spread! It includes all the traditional favorites as well as some unique additions (aged gouda and gnocchi mac n cheese, madeira glazed root vegetables, roasted spaghetti squash and west indian curry, and sage roasted seitan…to name a few!)  Adults $29, children &15; under 4 are free. Now Taking reservations

Nage Bistro & Wine Bar
November 24 2016
11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
From corn pudding to roasted turkey with a side of wild mushroom and green bean casserole, to cedar plank roasted salmon; you’ll savor every bite while dining at Nage. Adults $40. Kids $19. Don’t forget about the decadent Pumpkin Cake and Apple Crisp! Vegan & Vegetarian Options will be available. Call for reservations, 302-226-2037.

Salt Air
November 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
There are a few reservations left for this Farm to Table 3 course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal! $26 per person

Summer House
November 24, 2016
Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Come enjoy the Traditional All-You-Can Eat Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner ($24) or try one of the delicious fall inspired meals off the Thanksgiving menu.

Sussex Pines Country Club
November 24, 2016
12:00 – 4:00 pm
With this variety- you won’t leave hungry! From The traditional meats and sides to Mississippi Catfish, Tortellini, baked pineapple and more. Adults $25; kids 12 and younger $12.5-‘ Children 3 and under Free. Call 302-856-2601 for reservations.

For more dining options, scroll through the Delaware restaurant listings and pick your flavor. And for a statewide dining adventure, take the Delaware Culinary Trail. Call ahead to reserve your spot for Thanksgiving Dinner!