It might seem like Thanksgiving is a long way away, but it will be here before you know it. And if the thought of cooking and entertaining a large group keeps you up at night, there is no shame in throwing in the towel and dining out. Here are some coastal restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, for dine in or carry-out. Make your reservations now before they book up.
102 Second St., Lewes • 645-7755
When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 22; pickup is Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.–noon.
Dine-in or takeout
99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach • 539-0299
What’s on the menu: Choice of autumn squash soup or melange of tart greens for appetizers; choice of roasted organic turkey breast, red wine braised beef short ribs or pan-seared wild rockfish; plus side dishes and choice of desserts. View the entire menu here.
Pricing: In-person pricing is $45 per person, $12 for children 12 and under; gratuity not included. Takeout pricing is $120 for a family of four.
Reservations: Call 539-0299.
18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes • 644-2500
When: Bethany Blues is closed for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day. Come pick up a fully prepared family dinner, desserts or add additional sides to your meal. All orders must be placed by noon on Nov. 22. Orders can be picked up Nov. 25 from noon–8 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Turkey breast or smoked ham, homemade cranberry sauce, candied sweet mashers and more, plus an array of desserts and pies.
Pricing: Fully prepared family dinners are $205 (serves 8–10 people); $115 family dinner (serves 4–5).
20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach • 227-3474
When: Open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. for 90 minute seatings; accepting limited reservations for parties of eight or more.
What’s on the menu: The three-course Thanksgiving plated meal featured a choice of appetizer, a generous portion of oven roasted turkey and ham, plus sides and the Big Fish dessert trio. Big Fish is also offering selections from the raw bar, and other appetizers, sushi rolls and entrees. View the entire menu here.
Pricing: The three-course Thanksgiving plated meal is $34.95 per person. Other menu prices vary; view the full menu for details.
Thanksgiving dinner and family meals to-go
30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View • 829-8163
When: noon–6 p.m.; to-go orders must be placed by Nov. 18.
What’s on the menu: Starters (note the homemade pumpkin crab bisque), raw bar, entrees, homemade sides and homemade desserts. View the full menu here.
Pricing: The traditional all-you-can-eat-Thanksgiving (includes turkey, ham or prime rib, optional homemade gravy or cranberry sauce, mashers, bread stuffing and choice of one side) goes for $29. Other menu prices vary; view the full menu for details. Family meal to-go, serves four, is $140, add $50 to include prime rib.
Reservations: Accepting reservations now. Call 829-8163.
52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-0550
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
What’s on the menu: The Thanksgiving three-course menu includes a choice of soup or salad, a choice of turkey or prime rib and a choice of dessert. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $32 for turkey, $38 for prime rib.
Reservations: Call 226-0550 to reserve your table.
35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-6515
When: 3-8 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Serving the regular menu plus seasonal additions.
Reservations: Reservations are suggested; call 227-6515 for more information.
19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037
When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 24–25.
What’s on the menu: Thanksgiving to-go options include The Feast which serves 8–10 and includes all of the holiday fixings, individual meals, a grazing platter that serves 10–12, or a la carte items. View the full menu here.
Pricing: Thanksgiving feast is $225; individual meals are $24. Order online at forkandflask.com/thanksgivingtogo.
Dine-in only; no to-go boxes offered.
39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island • 539-3095
When: 1-9 p.m.; the bar is open until 1 a.m.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy a plated dinner with complimentary seconds. Offerings include turkey, gravy, dumplings, green beans, pumpkin pie and more.
Pricing: Adults are $26.99 and children are $9.99.
Reservations: Reservations are suggested but not required; call 539-3095.
Dine-in and to-go
410 E. Savannah Road, Lewes • 644-2600
When: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. for dine-in
What’s on the menu: The Thanksgiving menu includes a first course with choice of soup or salad, a second course with a choice of two proteins and two sides plus homemade cranberry sauce, and a third course of one sliced dessert. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: $45 per person.
Reservations: Call 644-2600 for reservations.
Thanksgiving pop-up menu
212 Savannah Road, Lewes • 313-4065
When: All orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Pickup is on Nov. 25, between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
What’s on the menu: This farm-to-table restaurant created a Thanksgiving pop-up menu this year. The a la carte offerings include everything from sourdough bread, cheese board, snacks, side dishes and desserts. View the full menu here.
Pricing: A la carte prices, view the menu for more information.
Thanksgiving buffet, dinner and takeout
213 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-6888
When: Buffet is served from noon–5 p.m.; dinner is served from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Buffet options include slow roasted turkey, honey glazed pit ham, herb and sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes and more. Thanksgiving dinner menu items include turkey, sweet potatoes, cornbread, green beans and more. Visit irisheyespub.com for more, or call 645-6888.
Pricing: Buffet is $35 for adults; $16 for children 10 and younger; children under four are free. Thanksgiving dinner is $18 per person; $70 for a family of four.
Reservations: Call 645-6888 to reserve your table.
Thanksgiving dinner dine-in
107 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach • 537-1330
When: noon-8 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Start with a house salad, Maryland crab soup or crab bisque then dine on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, plus a slice of pumpkin pie.
Pricing: Adults are $25 and children 12 and under are $11.
Reservations: Call 537-1330 for reservations.
Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu
50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3744
When: 2-7 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Indulge in a three-course Thanksgiving Day prix-fixe menu in addition to Salt Air’s normal menu. The first course is a choice of cream of crab soup or autumn salad, second course offerings are a choice between slow roasted brined turkey plus sides or oven baked ham plus sides, and the dessert course is a choice between Salt Air pumpkin pie, caramel apple cheesecake and chocolate chess pie. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $32 per person; $12 for children under 12
Reservations: Call 227-3744 for reservations. The last reservation spot is 6:30 p.m., call Wednesday through Sunday after noon for reservations.
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3895
When: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
What’s on the menu: The festive menu includes pumpkin crab bisque and golden beet salad for starters, or you can order the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with oven roasted turkey, homemade gravy, honey-glazed ham, cranberry sauce, mashers, bread stuffing and glazed carrots. View the complete menu here. The restaurant will also have its bar and drink specials starting at 8 p.m.
Pricing: $26 for adults and $15 for children.
Reservations: Call 227-3895 for reservations.
7 Anglers Road, Lewes • 291-2163
When: Seating times are noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
What’s on the menu: The fully-staffed Thanksgiving buffet will be set up for social distancing. Menu items include oven-roasted turkey, deep-fried turkey, cherry rum-glazed ham, chorizo and crawfish stuffing, deep-fried Brussel sprouts, candied sweet potatoes, smoked gouda mac & cheese and more. View the full menu here.
Pricing: Adults are $32.99 and children under 10 are $12.99.
Reservations: Call 291-2163 for reservations.