17 Beach Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
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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. 28, for dine in or carry-out. Make your reservations now before they book up.
102 Second St., Lewes • 645-7755
When: Noon-8 p.m.
Pricing: The restaurant is open for Thanksgiving for $39.99 person (gratuity not included).
Reservations: Suggested; call 645-7755 for more information.
99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach • 539-0299
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
What's on the menu: Options include appetizers, a salad station, side dishes, a carving station and desserts. Make note of the turkey thigh and delicata squash casserole as a side option and the peppered leg of lamb with optional giblet gravy, tart cranberry sauce or huckleberry puree at the carving station.
Pricing: The buffet is $45.99 for adults, $19.99 for children 12 and under and free for children five and under.
Reservations: Call 539-0299 or 539-3200, ext. 409.
18385 Coastal Hwy., 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. 24. Orders can be picked up Nov. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. or Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lewes location only.
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 $179 (serves 8-10 people); $99 family dinner (serves 4-5). Call 644-2500 about pricing for larger parties; visit bethanyblues.com for more information.
20298 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3474
When: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
What's on the menu: Appetizers include the Big Fish raw bar, homemade soups and smoked salmon. Carving stations include whole oven roasted turkey and honey baked ham, slow roasted prime rib and more. Don't skip the homemade sides (including green bean casserole, baked sliced apples, cauliflower mash plus more), the dessert buffet or a la carte add-ons. View the full menu here.
Pricing: Adults are $34.95 and children ages 5-12 are $17.95.
30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View • 829-8163
When: Noon-6 p.m
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.
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 buffet includes starters, a seafood station, carving station, accompaniments and desserts. View the full menu here.
Pricing: Adults are $38 and children 12 and under are $19.
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: Starters include roasted Chesapeake Bay oysters and fried green tomatoes, while entrees include seared Maryland scallops and Amish chicken pot pie. View the rest of the menu here.
Reservations: Reservations are suggested; call 227-6515 for more information.
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes • 644-7837
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
What's on the menu: A Thanksgiving plate will be available and will include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. The brewery’s late-night menu will be available all day long, which features a variety of burgers, brats, appetizers, salads, wings and more.
Pricing: Adults are $18.95 and children are $8.95.
Reservations: None required.
19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 226-2037
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
What's on the menu: Enjoy homestyle dishes including starters, starches, vegetables, proteins, sauces and desserts served buffet style. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $45 for adults and $19 for kids, plus a $12 take-home box.
Reservations: Strongly recommended; call 226-2037.
39064 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island • 539-3095
When: 1-9 p.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 $24.99 and children are $9.99.
Reservations: Reservations are suggested but not required; call 539-3095.
410 E. Savannah Road, Lewes • 644-2600
When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
What's on the menu: Hors d'oeuvres including loaded dry-aged beef meatballs, family sides including crab mac and cheese, a salad station, a carving station and desserts. Browse the full menu here.
Pricing: Adults are $35, children ages 6 to 12 are $10 (kids under the age of 5 eat free). Tip/gratuity is NOT included.
Reservations: Buy tickets online here.
213 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-6888
When: Noon-5 p.m.
What's on the menu: Feast at Irish Eyes this Thanksgiving on slow-roasted turkey, three varieties of stuffing, mustard and honey glazed ham, oysters on the half shell, steamed shrimp and much more.
Pricing: Adults are $34, children 10 and under are $15 and children 4 and under eat free.
Reservations: Call 645-6888 to reserve your table.
107 Garfield Pkwy., 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, mashed potatoes and gravy, 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.
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 crab and butternut squash bisque or kale 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 raspberry mousse torte. View the full menu here.
Pricing: $29 per person
Reservations: Call 227-3744 for reservations. The last reservation spot is 6:30 p.m., call Wednesday through Sunday after noon for reservations.
10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-1007
When: Noon-9 p.m.
What's on the menu: Enjoy a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner.
Pricing: Adults are $28 and children are $16.
228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-3895
When: Noon-8 p.m.
What's on the menu: The festive menu includes pumpkin crab bisque and roasted beet salad for starters, or you can order the all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving buffet will include oven-roasted turkey, deep-fried turkey, cherry-glazed ham, chorizo and crawfish stuffing, deep-fried Brussel sprouts and pork belly, herb-roasted corn and peas, raw oysters and clams, a dessert bar and more.
Pricing: Adults are $29.99 and children under 10 are $14.99.
Reservations: Call 291-2163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.