Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, so why not try a dinner that doesn't require you to be in the kitchen all day? Many of Delaware’s top restaurants serve up all the usual trimmings and more for you and yours all across the state.

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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

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront
November 22, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Buffet, Big Fish Style!  Adults $33.95; kids 4-12 years $16.95; kids under 4 $5.95. Reservations are suggested, not required. Call 302-652-3474.

November 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This year start a new tradition and indulge in a tantalizing Thanksgiving Day at HOTEL DU PONT. Offering both a full buffet option in the Gold Ballroom and an a la carte dinner in the Green Room. To make your Thanksgiving reservation, call 302.594.3154.

Columbus Inn
November 22, 2018
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.

Harry’s Savoy Grill
November 22, 2018
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. Buffet: $49.95 for adults plus 18% service charge, $17.95 for children aged 5-12 plus 18% service charge, children under age 5 are free of charge

November 22, 2018
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 $59.95; children age 4-12 $16.95. Reservations are required; call 302-368-6640 ext. 2.

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
November 22, 2018
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. $54.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 4-11, and free for kids 3 and under.

Central Delaware

Michele’s Restaurant in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
November 22, 2018
Bring your family to Michele’s for award winning fine dining. This four course meal will leave you very thankful! $29.95 per person.

Abbott’s Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet 
November 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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

Abbott’s on Board Creek  
November 22, 2018
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.

Bethany Blues
November 22, 2018
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 November 15th.

Big Fish Grill
November 22, 2018
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.

Brick Hotel – The Counting House
November 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 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 $12- Little ones in High Chair are free. Reservations Required- 302.856.1836

La Vida Catering  
November 22, 2018
11:00 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!)  Pre-ordering your Thanksgiving dinner by phone call 302-226-2037.

Salt Air
November 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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.

Crooked Hammock
November 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Less dishes, less stress, more laughs. For $18.95, you can leave your troubles at the door as Crooked Hammock will take care of the dinner for you. They will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, mashed potatoes and all the fixins ($9.95 kids plate). Come in and watch the NFL action on their new bigger and better TVs, enjoy our homemade brews and a delicious Thanksgiving meal. 

The Buttery Restaurant
November 22, 2018
Enjoy a made from scratch four-course Thanksgiving dinner at The Buttery. Thanksgiving at The Buttery is classic Lewes tradition for over 25 years.

The Clubhouse at Baywood
November 22, 2018
12:00 a.m. – 600 p.m.
Thanksgiving Buffet serving all of the traditional favorites in a beautiful setting overlooking the golf course.  $40 for adults and $18 for children under 10.

99 Sea Level
November 22, 2018
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!