Not everyone is up for, or able to, partake in a Thanksgiving Day at home.
Some want to forgo the prep. Others might be going it alone this year.
For those who want to go out for a meal on the holiday, some restaurants are open for dine-in service. And one of the best parts for you: no cleanup.
With the help of restaurants and food establishments, we’ve compiled a list of where to dine this Thanksgiving. Reservations are strongly recommended or even required at most.
This list will be regularly updated, so other restaurants open for dining-in on the holiday can fill out our form.
Executive chef Thomas Harkins and executive sous chef Joe Thomas Jr. have a feast for you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a buffet of seasonal salads and soups, signature charcuterie and cheese displays from local farms, carving stations featuring roasted Lancaster turkey, herb-roasted prime rib, and whole roasted Verlasso salmon, autumn vegetables, and more. End the meal with pies and cookies galore. Buffet is $85 per adult and $25 per child 12 and under. Add a $35 optional wine pairing prepared by the beverage team. Reservations are available via Resy from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
📍 1200 Market St., 📞 215-231-7300, 🌐 bankandbourbon.com
Enjoy half a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, sauce, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes for $80 or half a goose, stuffing, vegetables, sauce, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes for $85 on Thanksgiving Day for dine-in from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are preferred.
📍 1007 Frankford Ave., 📞 215-620-7290, 🌐 elwoodrestaurant.com
Dine at The Rittenhouse Hotel on Thanksgiving Day. At Lacroix, guests can enjoy an array of breakfast favorites and holiday classics with a French twist by executive chef Eric Leveillee. Menu items include tarte flambe with bacon and crème fraîche, maple-roasted butternut squash, cranberry relish with blood orange and apple cider gratin, traditional chestnut stuffing, s’mores with popcorn and caramel chocolate mousse, choux pastry with brown butter and caramelia, and more. Ham, lamb, and turkey are offered for carving. Expect to pay $150 per person and $75 per kid 8 and under. Reservations for parties up to eight people can be made at Exploretock.com.
📍 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 📞 215-790-2533, 🌐 lacroixrestaurant.com
A full à la carte menu with seasonal additions is available on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 5 p.m. Expect to pay an average $26. Reserve your seat on OpenTable.
📍 1 N. 19th St., 📞 215-419-5055, 🌐 vernickfish.com
Reserve your spot for a French-inspired Thanksgiving spread. Choose from seasonal menu items à la carte or three-course pre-fix menu with items only available on the holiday. The pre-fix menu is $55 per person starting at noon. It includes an appetizer (roasted garden beets salad), an entrée (apple cider-brined turkey breast with roasted root vegetables, bacon croissant stuffing, crispy Brussels sprouts, and giblet gravy), and dessert (basque cheesecake with roasted Bosc pear, port wine reduction, and Chantilly cream).
📍 1170 Ludlow St., 📞 215-258-9430, 🌐 thewayward.com
The Prime Rib is hosting a Thanksgiving spread for $65 per person. Choose between shrimp and corn chowder or a seasonal greens salad to start. Then dig into the slow roasted turkey dinner with Jaindl Farms young turkey, traditional herb stuffing, braised collard greens, cranberry relish, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, and savory turkey gravy. For dessert, indulge in a pumpkin, pecan, or apple tart. Don’t forget about the cocktail special: a pumpkin spice martini made with real pumpkin pie, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and vanilla vodka.
📍 900 Packer Ave., 📞 267-682-7500, 🌐 philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com/dine-and-drink/the-prime-rib
Seek out this Thanksgiving buffet in Rittenhouse Square. Seatings are at noon and 2 p.m. for $80 per person (includes complimentary glass of Champagne), half price for children under 12. (Expect to pay taxes and 18% gratuity.) There will be a raw bar, bourbon-braised short ribs, truffled mac and cheese, herb-brined turkey with turkey jus and cranberry chutney, and more. Reserve your seat over the phone or on OpenTable.
📍120 S. 17th St., 📞 215-569-8300, 🌐 sofitel-philadelphia.com/dining-lounge/chez-colette
Here you’ll find turkey, salad, pasta, stuffing, and sweet potato mash for dinner and pumpkin pie or cannoli for dessert for $130 for four people, or $70 for two. Add-ons are $3 to $50. The restaurant is BYOB and cash only. Reserve your spot.
📍 2500 S. Broad St., 📞 856-981-0910, 🌐 scannicchio.online
When you dine at Fork, Thanksgiving for two means oysters ($4 each) and charcuterie and cheese for two ($25) to start. Each person in your party gets a choice of squash soup with pickled apple, Brussels sprouts, fluke crudo, or beet salad. Next, choose one dish of roasted heirloom turkey, dry-aged 32-ounce rib eye steak (with $20 supplement per person) or whole Pennsylvania trout for two people. Parker House rolls and chicory salad are offered as well. For the table, enjoy Anadama corn and walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes with shaved truffle, and roasted fall root vegetables and mushrooms. Finish off with High Street pies: apple brown butter crumb pie, kabocha squash pie, and chocolate hazelnut silk pie. There are also ginger molasses cookies or biscotti for dessert. Dinner is $110 per person (a 20% service charge is added to every check). Reservations can be made online from noon to 9 p.m.
📍 306 Market St., 📞 215-625-9425, 🌐 forkrestaurant.com
Host Friendsgiving from Nov. 17-23 with four of your favorite people for a total of $200-plus. It’s $50 for each additional person. Enjoy focaccia bread, pumpkin ravioli, roasted turkey, broccoli rabe, sweet potatoes, roasted carrots, and more. Finish with apple pie. Make your reservation online.
📍 14 N. Front St., 📞 215-922-7800, 🌐 panoramawinebar.com
Head to the nautical-themed bar and eatery on Thanksgiving Day for all your favorites. There will be turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and string beans. Check social media for updates. All locations are open all day. No reservations needed.
📍 Multiple locations, 🌐 misconducttavern.com
On Thanksgiving Day, begin your feasting at 1 p.m. at Jean-Georges. The four-course menu presented by chef de cuisine Cornelia Sühr features family-style appetizers, including Parmesan risotto with white truffles, raw bay scallops with cranberry-ginger vinaigrette and fresh wasabi, and butternut squash soup topped with mushrooms and chives. The main course will be a roasted turkey breast and confit leg accompanied by chestnut and foie gras stuffing, frisée and pear salad with goat cheese and pecans, and cranberry ginger compote. Choose from a selection of desserts for $175 per person and $85 for kids ages 5 to 12.
📍 1 N. 19th St., 📞 215-419-5057, 🌐 jean-georgesphiladelphia.com
Enjoy an à la carte menu while a live jazz band performs. Chef de cuisine Patrick Rogala will serve up a roasted and confit organic turkey, sourdough stuffing, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables for $48. Reservations can be made on OpenTable. Expect to pay up to $50 for the regular menu.
📍 1 N. 19th St., 📞 215-419-5059, 🌐 jgskyhigh.com
Join the buffet line from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The buffet includes Caesar & tri-colored salad, turkey roulade, prime rib, salmon, chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes, plus a dessert station. It’s $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and $40 for children under 12.
📍 1437 Chestnut St. (located in the W Hotel)., 📞 732-850-8272, 🌐 dolceitalianrestaurant.com
Dive into the Thanksgiving buffet with seatings from 1 to 5 p.m. while you enjoy live classical music in the two-tier Grand Ballroom. The menu will feature dishes like maple-thyme-brined turkey, dozens of salads and side dishes, a raw bar, cheese and charcuterie, and a lavish dessert spread. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available and full beverage service is available for purchase. Reservations are available on OpenTable. The buffet is $90 per person plus tax and 24% gratuity. It is half-priced for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and under eat for free.
📍 200 S. Broad St., 📞 215-790-1919, 🌐 hyatt.com/the-bellevue-hotel
The University City restaurant has dine-in menus for $50 per person.
Executive Chef Kyle Berman offers an elevated take on the classic Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant with local roast turkey breast, bread stuffing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, gravy, choice of soup or salad, and dessert. Reservations can be made on Resy.com.
📍20 S. 33rd St., 📞 215-398-1874, 🌐 coopphilly.com
Executive Chef Charles Vogt has an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner planned for the holiday. For $65 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course prix fixe with offerings including crispy pierogi, turkey breast roulade and confit, French onion chicken, pumpkin panna cotta and sweet potato cheesecake. Additionally, the dishes are available for purchase à la carte. Children under 12 years old can select from a special tailored menu for $25 per person. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
📍 433 Chestnut St., 📞 215-923-2267, 🌐 redowltavern.com
For $55 per person, enjoy shareable sides including crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon vinaigrette, cornbread stuffing, honey roasted sweet potatoes, and more. Choose from entrees like roasted Lancaster turkey with cranberry, pineapple glazed ham, or honey barbecue-glazed salmon. Dessert is a whole mini pie (pumpkin, pecan, or apple crumble). The Twisted Tail’s Thanksgiving Family Style dinner will be served from noon to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
📍 509 S. 2nd St., 📞 215-558-2471, 🌐 thetwistedtail.com
The steakhouse boasts all day offerings featuring an à la carte brunch menu from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., a plated prix-fix three course dinner from 4 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast with a brunch reservation. The three-course sit-down dinner is $105 per adult, $50 per kid under age 12. There will be short rib cavatelli, Pennsylvania roasted turkey with cider brined breast, braised leg and natural jus sage gravy, pumpkin cheesecake and more. Sides are served family-style, include cornbread turkey stuffing, Brussels sprouts and house made cranberry sauce.
📍1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 📞 215-963-2788, 🌐 urbanfarmersteakhouse.com
Chef/owner Saquan Howard will be offering Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. Reserve your spot online.
The traditional feast, which is priced at $24.99 per person ($15.99 for kids 10 and under), features a choice of entrees that include roasted turkey, fried chicken, red pepper shrimp, fried whiting, as well as a choice of two sides, featuring stuffing, candied yams, sautéed kale, mac and cheese, cornbread, and cranberry sauce. There will also be a choice of sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie for dessert.
📍118 Market St., 📞 267-886-9014, 🌐 craytaste.com
Tela’s will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving coffee and fresh pastries. Reservations are not required. The bottleshop will also be open for those that need to pick-up alcohol.
📍1833 Fairmount Ave., 📞 215-235-0170, 🌐 telasmarket.com
Head to South Jersey’s seaside resort for two dining experiences in its elegant rotunda Main Dining Room this Thanksgiving. There’s the Thanksgiving buffet with raw bar, carving station and desserts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $64.95 per person and a Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner with spiced butternut squash bisque, glazed Pulaski ham and more from 5 to 9 p.m. for $39.95 per person. Reservations for both the buffet and prix-fixe dinner can be made on OpenTable or by phone.
📍401 S. New York Road., Galloway, 📞 609-652-1800, 🌐 seaviewdolcehotel.com
In Stone Harbor, a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all your favorite holiday fixings is available on the holiday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be chilled salads, warm soups, roasted turkey, grilled beef medallions, crispy haddock, cider-braised pork shoulder, sweet potato casserole and other sides, and assorted desserts. Adults pay $54-plus and kids ages 12 and under pay $26-plus. Reservations required; call to book.
📍 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, 📞 609-796-7022, 🌐 reedsatshelterhaven.com
Dive into chilled shrimp and vegetable crudité, salads, apple cider-brined turkey, oven-roasted sustainable salmon, harvest stuffing and maple glazed sweet potatoes, and more, finishing with pumpkin pie or praline pretzel trifle. Dine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults pay $65-plus and kids ages 12 and under pay $25-plus. Reservations are required; call to book.
📍 274 S. River Road, New Hope, 📞 609-796-7022, 🌐 riverhousenewhope.com
Inside the Valley Forge Casino Resort, find a seasonal menu offered à la carte along with the Revolution Chop House’s standard menu on Thanksgiving Day. Menu includes appetizers (acorn squash bisque with ginger maple crème fraîche), Thanksgiving dinner (roasted turkey, herbed stuffing, whipped potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, and sage turkey a jus), and dessert (pumpkin cheesecake with caramel, candied pecans, and whipped cream). Dine from 5 to 9 p.m. Prices vary.
📍 232 N. 2nd St., 📞 732-850-8272, 🌐 vfcasino.com/dine/revolution-chop-house
Join chef-partner Tyler Akin’s family Thanksgiving table at Le Cavalier in Wilmington. At the French brasserie, guests will select one starter and one entrée, plus shared sides for the table and dessert options. There will be roasted Brussels sprouts with pine nut tarator (a type of sauce) and melted leeks, roasted turkey with herbes de Provence gravy, and citrus-glazed ham with pineapple-rum gastrique. For dessert, sweet potato pie with Apollonia spice, cocoa nibs, sage crème Chantilly, and French apple cider cake with Calvados-caramel pecans and buttercream. Add-ons include foie gras tartine with butternut squash marmalade and pomegranate, lobster tails served with butter and apple cider vinegar, and filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. The dinner is $75 per person. Reservations can be made from 1 to 7 p.m. on Resy.com.
📍 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 📞 302-594-3154, 🌐 lecavalierde.com