Thanksgiving means time well spent with family, friends and loved ones, but it can also mean hours of cooking, serving and cleaning. Consider dining out instead at one of the many nearby eateries that are offering Turkey Day to-go menus and dine-in specials this year.
720 Justison St., Wilmington • 652-3474
When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 19 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Orders can be picked up from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront.
What’s on the menu: Big Fish Grill is offering a take-home Thanksgiving dinner with all of the fixings. Get a full-sized oven roasted turkey, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce and a choice of four homemade sides. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: $174.95; other options include a honey glazed spiral ham dinner, individual Thanksgiving dinners and more.
90 E. Main St., Newark • 738-5811
When: Accepting catering orders through Nov. 24
What’s on the menu: A nine-pound oven roasted turkey breast is the main star of the show, followed by savory mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes with cinnamon, sun-dried tomato and basil stuffing and so much more. Also, house-crafted gelato will be on the menu with a choice of vanilla bean or crème brülée toffee. Customize your order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit caffegelato.net for more details.
Pricing: Half order is $149 and serves 4-5, a full order is $259 and serves 8-10
Thanksgiving Day dinner and to-go
109 Main St., Odessa • 376-0600
When: In-house seatings from 11:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Three courses including your choice of citrus sage turkey, honey-roasted ham or maple-glazed salmon. Get add-ons like Cantwell’s crab dip, a charcuterie board and more. Visit cantwells-tavern.com for the full menu.
Pricing: $35; Thanksgiving to-go is available but restrictions apply. Call or visit the website for more information.
Takeout or dine in
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492
When: Dine in from noon–7 p.m.; Pick up from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Thanksgiving Day dinner at Columbus Inn has options of turkey and pepper crusted filet, along with numerous sides including green bean casserole, roasted cauliflower, mashed sweet potatoes, crispy red bliss potatoes and more. View the full menu here. For takeout, feed the whole family with sliced oven roasted turkey breast, classic stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and more. View the takeout menu here.
Pricing: In house dinner: $52 per adult, $26 per children ages 4-10. Takeout family package, feeds 4-6: $200.
Reservations: Make dinner reservations by calling or emailing the restaurant, credit cards required. Pick up orders must be placed by Nov. 19.
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark • 368-6640
When: Pick-up is Nov. 25 from noon–7 p.m., or Nov. 26 from 8–11 a.m.
What’s on the menu: Deerfield’s Thanksgiving take-home dinner features traditional favorites like roasted sliced turkey breast and traditional bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, housemade cranberry chutney and seasonal succotash. Add additional portions for a fee. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $179.99 for four guests. Additional portions range from $5-30.
Reservations: Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 and be paid in full.
Dine-in and takeout
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 475-3000
When: Now accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving takeout meals. Thanksgiving a la carte menu is served from 2–8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy warm pumpkin bisque, a classic Thanksgiving roasted turkey dinner, jumbo lump crab cakes, Harry’s award-winning prime rib and more. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: A la carte pricing, visit the website for more information.
Reservations: Now accepting dine-in reservations and pre-orders for pickup, call 475-3000.
Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach
When: Place orders by Nov. 21 for pickup Nov. 25.
What’s on the menu: Oven roasted turkey breast with homestyle pan gravy, sage and sausage dressing, Yukon gold buttery smashes potatoes and fresh green beans with grilled onions and bacon. Add on a growler or fresh baked pie for an additional fee, visit ironhillbrewery.com/promotions/thanksgiving for more information.
Pricing: $50 for a dinner for four. Iron Hill will donate $2 to No Kid Hungry for every to-go Thanksgiving meal sold now through Nov. 25.
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville • 654-9941
When: To order Thanksgiving catering, call 654-9941, ext. 3 to make reservations or email email@example.com.
What’s on the menu: Let Janssen’s do the work this year with its extensive take-home menu including individual dishes and traditional Thanksgiving platters. View the full range of options here.
Pricing: $95 dinner for two, $245 dinner for 6-8, $395 dinner for 10-12
528 Montchanin Road, Montchanin • 888-4200
When: Preorder by Nov. 19; pick ups take place Nov. 24-25.
What’s on the menu: Order a la carte a variety of options from baked brie, filet mignon and turkey, plus side dishes and desserts.
Pricing: A la carte pricing.
Dine-in and take-home
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington • 594-3154
When: Offering a Thanksgiving dine-in menu from Nov. 24-26; or a Le Cav Thanksgiving Experience to take home, accepting preorders now through Nov. 18.
What’s on the menu: For dine-in, chef-partner Tyler Akin pulls inspiration from his own family’s traditions, creating innovative riffs on French classics and family staples including Brussels sprouts, root vegetable cake and Relish a la Mère, plus turkey roulade and Côte de Boeuf. Or, choose Maison x Le Cav. Translating to “Home by Le Cav,” the menu features a robust Thanksgiving package sold in increments of two with choices of mains, sides and dessert.
Pricing: Prixe-fixe dine-in prices are $65 per order, four-course take-home experience feeds two people for $165. A la carte options are available for take-home.
Reservations: Call 594-3154 for reservations.
2062 Limestone Road, Wilmington • 274-2085
When: Preorder online by Nov. 19.
What’s on the menu: Make Thanksgiving barbecue themed this year with Limestone’s Thanksgiving Feast, Thanksgiving Dinner or a la carte options. The feast includes everything from a whole turkey to stuffing and macaroni and cheese. The dinner includes a half turkey and sides. View the full menu here.
Pricing: The feast feeds 10-12 for $165; the dinner feeds 4-6 for $90. You can also choose to create your own meal with separately priced items.
1412 N. DuPont St., Wilmington • 655-8600
When: Call 655-8600 for Thanksgiving to-go. Visit piccolinatoscana.com for pick up information.
What’s on the menu: The complete Thanksgiving meal includes dinner and dessert with all the fixings, including turkey, focaccia sage stuffing, mashed potatoes gratin, housemade cranberry sauce and more. View the menu here.
Pricing: $219 for the complete Thanksgiving meal (serves 12). Pricing also available for whole turkeys, party trays, homemade soups, sides and baked goods.
‘Heat It Yourself’ Thanksgiving trays
115 E. Main St., Newark • 266-8111
When: Order online by Nov. 19 for pickup on Nov. 25.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy some Stone Balloon classics this holiday with their Heat it Yourself menu. Each food item comes prepared with heating instructions. Choose from dishes like beef and bacon lollipops to mushroom ravioli.
Pricing: Appetizers range from $24-48; sides range from $16-25; entrees range from $49-85.
930 Justison St., Wilmington • 429-7427
When: noon-7 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Guests can enjoy a tasty Thanksgiving buffet with hand-carved roast turkey breast, brown sugar spiral glazed ham, angus rib eye roast and harvest spiced pumpkin ravioli. Plus mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, cranberry glazed baby carrots and more. Click here for the full menu.
Pricing: $29.99 for adults, $26.99 for seniors, children under 12 $14.99 and 20 percent gratuity added to all checks.
Reservation: Call 429-7427 for a reservation (required).
323 S. Governors Ave., Dover • 741-0180
When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 21; call to order.
What’s on the menu: Choose from starters like butternut squash bisque with creme fraiche-toasted pumpkin seeds, main courses like sliced roasted turkey breast, a variety of stuffings and sides, and more. Visit the menu here.
Pricing: Prices vary, visit the menu for more information.
Thanksgiving buffet, and Thanksgiving dinner to-go
300 Delaware Ave., Laurel • 280-6172
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
What’s on the menu: The annual Thanksgiving buffet at Abbott’s includes carved turkey, glazed ham, rosemary chicken, smoked barbecue brisket, eggplant parmesan, pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, traditional stuffing and more. Thanksgiving dinner to-go features a house salad, entrees, sides, rolls, gravy and dessert. View the buffet menu here and to-go menu here.
Pricing: Buffet is $24.95 adults, $12.95 for children under 10; Thanksgiving dinner to-go is $25 per person
Reservations: Recommended, call 280-6172
Thanksgiving buffet, and Thanksgiving carryout dinner
32267 Clubhouse Way, Millsboro • 947-9225
When: Buffet is served from noon-6 p.m.; carryout dinner must be ordered before Nov. 24.
What’s on the menu: The Thanksgiving buffet features oven roasted turkey with sage gravy, glazed ham with spiced apple chutney, baked parmesan encrusted cod, mac and cheese, whipped potatoes, traditional stuffing plus more. Carryout dinner has three entree options including herb roasted turkey breast, applewood smoked ham and toasted beef tenderloin. Visit sodelconcepts.com for both menus.
Pricing: Buffet prices are $45 for adults and $19 for children 12 and under; carryout dinner varies by entree.
Reservations: Call 947-9225 by Nov. 24 to make reservations or place a pickup order.
18 The Circle, Georgetown • 856-1836
A Thanksgiving carryout menu is coming soon, according to the restaurant’s website.