Where to Eat Out for Thanksgiving in Delaware

Thinking of ditching your kitchen for a restaurant this year? Read on.



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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 menus and buffets this year.


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Harrington

Harrington Raceway and Casino

18500 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington

When: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

What’s on the menu: A selection of turkey, ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and a multitude of desserts, served buffet-style.

Pricing: $17.95 per person.

Reservations: Not required. Call (888) 887-5687.

Milford & Laurel

Abbott’s Grill

249 NE Front St., Milford; 300 Delaware Ave., Laurel

When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Thanksgiving day buffet offering classics like carved turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy in addition to an array of other choices including rosemary chicken, sweet potato casserole and oyster stuffing. And don’t forget dessert!

Pricing: $24.95 per person, $12.95 for children under 10.

Reservations: Required. Call 491-6736 or 280-6172.

Dover

Dover Downs

1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover

When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

What’s on the menu: The festival buffet includes seafood, Italian, a carving station, decadent sides and more. Save room for dessert.

Pricing: $28.95 per person; kids eat for half price.

Reservations: Not required. Call 674-4600.

Odessa

Cantwell’s Tavern

109 Main St., Odessa

When: noon – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: All of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings.

Pricing: $38.99 per person, $16.99 for children under 10.

Reservations: Required. Call 376-0600.

New Castle

Jessop’s Tavern

114 Delaware St., New Castle

When: 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Your choice of one entrée, starch or vegetable and dessert. Features menu items such as peppercorn-seared center cut filet mignon, scalloped Parmesan potatoes and bourbon-pecan pie.

Pricing: $25 per person.

Reservations: Required. Call 322-6111.

Newark

Deerfield Golf Club

507 Thompson Station Road, Newark

When: noon – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Carved roasted turkey with sage gravy, mashed potatoes with cinnamon brown sugar and more, all served buffet-style.

Pricing: $54.95 per person, $16.95 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger.

Reservations: Required. Call 368-6640, or reserve online.


Hilton Christiana

100 Continental Drive, Newark

When: noon – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Buffet-style meal featuring a carving station, starters like butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds and a Viennese table.

Pricing: $49.95 per person, $19.95 for children ages 5 to 12, free for children 4 and under.

Reservations: Suggested to get your preferred seating time. Call 631-1540.

Wilmington

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

720 Justison St., Wilmington

When: noon – 6:30 p.m.

What’s on the menu: An array of salads, proteins, seafood and desserts set out buffet-style.

Pricing: $29.95 per person, $14.95 for children 12 and under and $4.95 for children under 4.

Reservations: Suggested. Call 652-3474.


Columbus Inn

2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington

When: 1 – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Four-course meal with an entrée choice of roasted turkey or pepper crusted filet mignon, served family-style.

Pricing: $48 per person, $24 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children under 4.

Reservations: Required. Call 571-1492.


Harry’s Savoy Grill

2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington

When: À la carte menu available in the dining room 1 – 9 p.m. and buffet menu available in ballroom from noon – 6:30 p.m.

What’s on the menu: À la carte menu includes the option of a Thanksgiving roasted turkey dinner in addition to a selection of seafood and other dishes. Buffet menu encompasses a large choosing of salads, entrees and sides as well as a carving station.

Pricing: À la carte menu: items individually priced. Buffet menu: $49.95 per person, $15.95 for children under 12 and free for children under 5.

Reservations: Required. Call 475-3000.


Timothy’s on the Riverfront

930 Justison St., Wilmington

When: noon – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Dinner buffet including a selection of soups and salads, a carving station, pasta station and a multitude of sides and desserts.

Pricing: $26.99 per person, $12.99 for children, $23.99 for seniors and free for children under 3.

Reservations: Required. Call 429-7427.

Chadds Ford

The Gables at Chadds Ford

423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.

When: noon – 6 p.m.

What’s on the menu: Buffet menu offering a carving station with prime rib and stuffed pork, roasted turkey, an assortment of sides and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Pricing: $32 per person, $14 for children 10 and younger and $5 for children 5 and younger.

Reservations: Suggested. Call (601) 388-7700 or book online.

Chesapeake City, Md.

Chesapeake Inn

605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md.

When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

What’s on the menu: A buffet featuring soups and salads, entrees like pumpkin ravioli and the Chesapeake Inn crab cakes, a carving station, trimmings and desserts.

Pricing: $39.95 per person, $15.95 for children ages 4 to 12.

Reservations: Required. Call (410) 885-2040.

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