Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in New Jersey
Thanksgiving dinner is a big undertaking. There’s the turkey, the stuffing and all that dessert! And let’s not forget about the massive after-dinner cleanup. It’s hard enough to be a mom, work and take care of the house -- let alone get a complex and time-consuming dinner on the table for Turkey Day. Luckily, you don’t have to! Be thankful, because there are lots of restaurants open in NJ on Turkey Day. So, sit back and enjoy your meal…don’t worry, they won’t make you do the dishes. And if you’d just rather be home, but don’t want the hassle of cooking, make some Thanksgiving crafts with the family and try one of these places for turkey takeout!
Casa Dante, Jersey City
This traditional and wildly popular Italian restaurant is serving up a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu or a full menu a la carte. Check out their special menu here. They also offer parking and a full bar. Make reservations through Open Table or call the restaurant at (201) 795-2750.
Moonshine Modern Supper Club, Millburn
This contemporary American restaurant not only offers a Thanksgiving Day menu, they will even cater your day at home. So, whether you are in the mood for a night out or a memorable Thanksgiving Day at home – they’ve got you covered! Moonshine offers a full bar including more than 50 wines by the glass and 20 draught beer selections. For reservations click here or call the restaurant at (973) 218-6042.
Bahrs Landing, Highlands
This Jersey Shore restaurant isn't just seafood. They serve up a traditional turkey dinner with reservations from 11:30am - 4pm only. The traditional feast will cost you $22.50/person and $10.95/kids under 12. The dinner includes all the favorites including stuffing, carrots, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. You can also order off the regular full menu. Don’t forget to try their hot spiked cider or a caramel apple martini! For reservations click here or call the restaurant at (732) 872-1245.
Whispers, Spring Lake
This popular Spring Lake restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner starting at 1pm, with the last reservation at 6pm. A four-course dinner is offered at $59/adult and $25/kids, plus tax and gratuity. The main course, of course, is turkey with all the fixings. Desserts include pumpkin pie, apple cobbler, chocolate ganache cake and more! Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant at (732) 974-9755.
Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant, Cape May
This quaint inn offers a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner for $55/adult and $25/child. Their special menu includes butternut squash bisque, bacon wrapped monkfish, organic free-range turkey, spiced pumpkin mousse and much more! Dinner is served from 3pm through 7pm. For reservations, call the restaurant at (609) 884-9090.
Salt Creek Grille, Rumson
This old favorite will serve up an all-you-can-eat traditional roast turkey dinner and other select holiday dining options for the big day. The turkey dinner is $29/adult and $12/child and includes salad or soup, turkey with all the fixings and apple or pumpkin pie. The Dinner will be served from noon through 7pm. Make reservations online or call the restaurant at (732) 933-9272.
Olde Mill Inn and Grain House Restaurant, Basking Ridge
Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving sit-down dinner at the Grain House restaurant, for $46/adult and $24/child ages 4 – 10 (children 3 and under are free). Or if buffet is your style, try the historic Olde Mill Inn’s Thanksgiving Buffet including all your holiday favorites for $54/adult and $24/child ages 4 – 10 (kids 3 and under are free). For reservations call 908-696-2335.
The Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick
The lovely mix of traditional and elegant will satisfy the whole family. The three-course menu is served from 1pm – 7pm and is $56/adult and $16/child. They will be offering a traditional turkey dinner, plus selections from their autumn menu. For reservations, click here or call 732-846-3216.
Madeleine’s Petit Paris, Northvale
Put a little ooh, la, la in your gobble gobble with this French twist on traditional Thanksgiving. Try the buffet ($34.50 per person) or a la carte, with special holiday items. The buffet will be served at noon and 12:30pm and 4pm and 4:30pm. In addition, they are offering a Thanksgiving take-out menu for pick up before 11:30am on November 25. For reservations call 201-767-0063.
Crystal Springs Resort, Sussex County
Crystal Springs Resort will be offering a festive Thanksgiving getaway weekend. Choose from one of their six locations offering everything from traditional dinners, room service, golf and so much more! Visit their website to view all of their offerings and make this Thanksgiving a relaxing holiday away from home! For more information, call (973) 827-5996, ext. 3.