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Where to Dine in or Eat out for Thanksgiving in Delaware

Courtesy of Le Cavalier

Want to ditch your kitchen this year? From dine-in to pickup, these Delaware eateries have your Thanksgiving dinner covered.

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.

*Due to capacity and an influx of bookings, many restaurants may not accept reservations at this time. Call or check their social media pages for openings. 

New Castle County

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

Thanksgiving to-go & Thanksgiving Day buffet
720 S. Justison St., Wilmington • 652-3474

When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 17 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Orders can be picked up from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront.
What’s on the menu: Big Fish Grill offers a take-home Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Get a full-sized oven-roasted turkey or honey-glazed ham, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce and a choice of two to four homemade sides. Other options include individual Thanksgiving dinners, sides-only packages and more. This year, Big Fish Grill is also taking reservations for a Thanksgiving Day buffet. Reserve by phone or emailing reservations@bigfishgrill.com.
Pricing: Catering: $29-$219.95 | Buffet: $46

Caffé Gelato

Thanksgiving catering
90 E. Main St., Newark • 738-5811

When: Accepting catering orders through Nov. 21.
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 brûlée toffee.
Pricing: Half order (serves 4-5): $247 | Full order (serves 10): $397

Cantwell’s Tavern

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.
Pricing: $42 | Thanksgiving to-go is available at $30 per plate, but restrictions apply. Call or visit the website for more information.

Columbus Inn

Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492

When: Dine in from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Due to high volume, no takeout services offered on Thanksgiving Day.
What’s on the menu: Thanksgiving Day dinner at Columbus Inn has options like roasted turkey and pepper-crusted filet, along with numerous sides including green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, maple and marshmallow sweet potatoes, classic stuffing and more.
Pricing: In-house dinner: $76 per adult | $36 per children ages 4-10

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner
316 Auto Park Dr., Middletown • 601-7837

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes • 644-7837

When: Dine in from 11a .m.-6:30 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving feast featuring roasted turkey breast, Shreducken (herb roasted pulled poultry), mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese, glazed sweet potatoes, and much more!
Pricing: $30 per adult | $20 per children 10 and under | $4 beers all day

Deerfield Golf Club

Dine-in buffet
507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark • 368-6640

When: Dine-in on November 24 from 12-5 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Deerfield’s Thanksgiving dinner buffet features traditional favorites like roasted sliced turkey breast and traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie for dessert and more. Visit the website for more information.
Pricing: $74.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 7-12. Check this reservation link for availability.

Harry’s Savoy Grill

Dine-in and takeout
2020 Naamans Rd., Wilmington • 475-3000

When: The restaurant is now accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving takeout meals to be picked up from 1-7 p.m. Thanksgiving a la carte menu is served from 2–8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a buffet from 1-5:30 p.m.
What’s on the menu: Dine in and enjoy warm clam chowder, a classic Thanksgiving roasted turkey dinner, jumbo lump crab cakes, Harry’s award-winning prime rib and more.
Pricing: Buffet: $57.95 per person | $19.95 for children under 12 | children under 5 are complimentary. Visit the website for more information on a la carte dining pricing.

The Hilton Christiana

100 Continental Dr., Wilmington • 454-1500

When: From noon-4 p.m. on November 24
What’s on the menu: This buffet style dinner serves turkey breast with cranberry relish and sage gravy, prime rib and citrus salmon alongside crab mac and cheese, fresh garden salads, cinnamon beignets and more.
Pricing: $69.95 for adults | $24.95 for children ages 7-11 | Free for children ages six and under. Call 631-1540 to make a reservation.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Thanksgiving to-go
Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach

When: Place orders by Nov. 18 for pickup on Nov. 23.
What’s on the menu: Order oven-roasted turkey breast with gravy, sage and sausage stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes and fresh country-style green beans with grilled onions and bacon. Add on a signature growler or fresh baked pie for an additional fee.
Pricing: $75 for a dinner for four. Call your nearest location or order online.

Janssen’s Market

Thanksgiving catering
3801 Kennett Pke., Greenville • 654-9941

When: To order Thanksgiving catering, call 654-9941, ext. 3 to make reservations or email catering@janssensfinefoods.com.
What’s on the menu: Let Janssen’s do the work this year with its extensive take-home menu including individual dishes, a charcuterie board and traditional Thanksgiving platters. View the full range of options here.
Pricing: $95 dinner for two | $225 dinner for 6-8, $350 dinner for 10-12

Jessop’s Tavern

Thanksgiving dine-in
114 Delaware St., New Castle • 322-6111

When: Dine-in on Nov. 24
What’s on the menu: Guests can chose from one of four items like the oven-roasted turkey breast, grilled hickory ham, mahi filet and the peppercorn seared center-cut filet mignon. A starch and a vegetable come with each meal, as well as a dessert.
Pricing: $28 per person, gratuity not included.Call 322-6111 for reservations.

Courtesy of Le Cavalier

Le Cavalier at the Green Room

Dine-in and take-home
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington • 594-3154

When: Offering a Thanksgiving dine-in menu on Nov. 25 from 1-7 p.m.
What’s on the menu: For dine-in, chef-partner Tyler Akin creates innovative riffs on French classics and family staples including Brussels sprouts with pine nut tarator and melted leeks, plus Roasted Turkey with Herbes de Provence gravy and Citrus-glazed Ham with pineapple-rum gastrique.
Pricing: Prix fixe dine-in prices vary. Reservations can be made from 1-7 p.m. on Resy and will be offered at $75/person on Thanksgiving day.

Le Cavalier will be open for breakfast service on Thanksgiving Day 7-11 a.m. with its normal menu.

Limestone BBQ and Bourbon

Thanksgiving to-go
2062 Limestone Rd., Wilmington • 274-2085

When: Preorder online by Nov. 18.
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 smoked 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 $180; the dinner feeds 4-6 for $90. You can also opt to create your own meal or add some sides to your home-cooked Thanksgiving fest with a la carte options.

Piccolina Toscana

Thanksgiving to-go
1412 N. DuPont St., Wilmington • 655-8600

When: Call 655-8600 to preorder by Nov. 19 and schedule pickup after 4 p.m. on Nov. 23, or between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Nov. 24.
What’s on the menu: The complete Thanksgiving meal includes dinner and dessert with all the fixings, including turkey, focaccia sage sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes gratin, house-made cranberry sauce and more.
Pricing: $245 for 12 servings | $140 for 6 servings. Pricing is also available for whole turkeys (roasted and carved or oven-ready), sides and baked goods.

Timothy’s Riverfront Grill

Thanksgiving buffet
930 Justison St., Wilmington • 429-7427

When: Noon-5 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, save room for mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, cranberry glazed baby carrots and more.
Pricing: $31.99 for adults, $28.99 for seniors and $15.99 for children under 12, with a 20-percent gratuity added to all checks. Call 429-7427 for a reservation (required).

Kent County

La Baguette Bakery & Catering

Thanksgiving catering
323 S. Governors Ave., Dover • 741-0180

When: Orders must be placed by Nov. 19; call 741-0180 to order.
What’s on the menu: Choose from breads and desserts like the traditional buttermilk biscuit, brioche buns and the French apple tart. Also on the menu are butternut squash bisque, turkey, ham, traditional stuffing and more. Browse the menu here.
Pricing: Prices vary; visit the menu for more information.

Sussex County

Abbott’s On Broad Creek

Thanksgiving day buffet 
111 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 oyster stuffing, sweet potato casserole, entrees, sides, rolls, gravy and dessert. View the buffet menu here and to-go menu here.
Pricing: Buffet is $30 for adults, $15 for children under 10; Thanksgiving dinner to-go is $25 per person.

Bethany Blues

Thanksgiving to-go
18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • 644-2500 | 6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach • 537-1500

When: Call to preorder by noon on Nov. 20. Pick up orders on Nov. 23 for cold pickup from 2-7 p.m. or hot pickup on Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
What’s on the menu: This year’s Thanksgiving menu features full prepared family dinners with either a six-pound herb roasted turkey breast or a six-pound smoked ham, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and a green bean casserole. The Bethany location is closed Thanksgiving day, but offers cold pickup with heating instructions included on November 23.
Pricing: $245 and serves 8-10 people or $135 for a family dinner that serves 4-5 people. Call for additional servings and sides.

Harvest Tide Steakhouse

Dine-in and to-go
410 E. Savannah Rd., Lewes • 644-2600

When: The Thanksgiving buffet is from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. All orders for takeout must be made by Nov. 23.
What’s on the menu: The Thanksgiving dine-in menu includes hors d’oeuvres including roasted butternut squash soup, dry-aged beef meatballs and a seafood platter. The salad station offers plenty of fresh and hearty Thanksgiving veggies, and the carving station comes with honey-glazed turkey, pork loin in a pineapple glaze, smoked ham or dry-aged prime rib. The takeout menu includes a fully prepared dinner, salads, side dishes and dessert.
Pricing: Buffet: $50 per adult | $19 per child under 12 | children under 5 are complimentary.
Carryout: $250 for the fully prepared dinner (serves 8-10) | a la carte options are also available.
Call 644-2600 to reserve or place an order.

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