Love a traditional Thanksgiving with family and friends? Imagine doing it without all the prep work and cleanup! Many of Delaware’s top culinary destinations can serve up all the usual trimmings and more for you and yours. Many of these restaurants are close to favorite Delaware attractions, such as Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and the Casino at Delaware Park.

Turn your Thanksgiving into more than an afternoon affair by spending a weekend in Delaware to stock up on holiday gifts with tax-free shopping, visit a museum or even take a mini fall beach vacation to enjoy extra time with the family. The view to and through Delaware will also be perfect with the foliage wonderfully vibrant and ready for admiration.

Below are some of the options for dining out in Delaware on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended for most locations. Enjoy a memorable meal and have a great Thanksgiving!

Northern Delaware

Thanksgiving Buffet Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
November 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Buffet, Big Fish Style!  Adults $29.95; kids 4-12 years $14.95; kids under 4 $4.95. Reservations are suggested, not required. Call 302-652-3474.

Columbus Inn Thanksgiving Menu
November 23, 2017
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 23, 2017
Buffet: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. A La Carte: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 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 1-9  p.m., the restaurant will also be serving a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Deerfield
November 23, 2017
Noon-6:00 p.m.
Leave the work to Deerfield and grab your dearest friends and family to celebrate the holidays at Deerfield. The buffet includes all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites, enhanced by select culinary additions. Adults $54.95; children age 4-12 $16.95. Reservations are required; call 302-368-6640 ext. 2.

Jessop’s Tavern & Colonial Restaurant Thanksgiving Menu
November 23, 2017
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.

Brasserie Grille at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
November 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Enjoy the newly transformed venue for a reimagined Thanksgiving Day Buffet of prime rib, suckling pig, seafood raw bar, pesto shrimp with tortellini, an array of appetizers and salads, and a dessert table. $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under.

Central Delaware

Michele’s Restaurant in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
November 23, 2017
Bring your family to Michele’s for award winning fine dining. This four course meal will leave you very thankful! $28.95 per person.

Abbott’s Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet 
November 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Let Abbott’s take the stress out of the family meal and bring your family to gather at the grill. 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

Bethany Blues
November 23, 2017
Pick-up available Wednesday or Thursday
Want to be home but don't want to cook? Let Bethany Blues do the messy work and you enjoy a delicious meal in the comforts of your own home. Place your order by Friday, November 17th.

Big Fish Grill
November 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Feast on a buffet of appetizers including homemade soups and dips, a carving station, homemade sides and a selection of three entrees: seafood cakes, lobster & crab mac & cheese or braised boneless short ribs. Keep an eye out for the homemade dessert buffet. À la carte menu features a smaller selection of seafood options and steak. Buffet: $31.95 per person, $15.95 for children ages 5 to 12.

Blackwall Hitch
November 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 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. 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 23, 2017
Noon. – 4:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a feast at the Brick. Alongside 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

Dos Locos
November 23, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Feast at your favorite Mexican Restaurant. Meals include roasted turkey breast, cranberry sauce, three different sides and pumpkin pie.

Fork and Flask @ Nage
November 23, 2017
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 mac n cheese, madeira glazed root vegetables, roasted spaghetti squash and west Indian curry, and cedar plank roasted salmon…to name a few!)  Adults $40, children $19; take home boxes $12. Now Taking reservations.

Harpoon Hannas
November 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A feast of turkey, ham with raisin sauce, dumplings, stuffing and more, all served with Hanna’s fresh-baked bread and cranberry muffins. $22.99 per person, $9.99 for children.

Irish Eyes
November 23, 2017
Noon. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet in the Lewes Room, including turkey, glazed ham, salad, three varieties of stuffing (oyster, herb and sausage), steamed shrimp, raw oysters and clams, butternut squash, apple bisque, fresh breads, an award-winning dessert station and much more.$29 for adults, $15 for children and kids under the age of 4 eat for free.

Salt Air
November 23, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bring your family for a three-course meal starting with either cream of crab or Bibb lettuce salad, followed by the option of either roasted brined turkey or honey smoked ham and ending with the choice of one dessert from a selection of pies and cakes. $28 per person.

Summer House
November 23, 2017
Noon. – 8:00 p.m.
Come hungry for Summer House’s “All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner,” featuring either a traditional turkey dinner or Summer House favorites like the dockside stew or pecan crusted salmon.

Thanksgiving at the Hammock
November 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Less dishes, less stress, more laughs. Join us here at Crooked Hammock Brewery on Thanksgiving Day and let us do the dirty work for you. Our Thanksgiving menu will include Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce and more traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

The Buttery Restaurant
November 23, 2017
Enjoy a made from scratch four-course Thanksgiving dinner at The Buttery. $69 per person.

99 Sea Level
November 23, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 600 p.m.
99 Sea Level is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet you won’t want to miss. From Cranberry Meatballs and Cinnamon Brussel Sprouts, to Sweet Potato Casserole, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Roasted Duck, and of course, Baked Turkey and Pumpkin Pie. Make your reservations now. 

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!