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Heading out for Thanksgiving Dinner?


Thanksgiving reservations are just a click—or a phone call—away. Here’s a list of several options throughout the Garden State. Not a turkey fan? No problem! This list includes something for everyone. Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Basking Ridge

Olde Mill Inn hosts a Thanksgiving buffet, with a carving station with smoked and roasted ham and herb-roasted turkey, a salad bar. Guests will find a mix of traditional and unique side dishes, such as whipped potatoes and pumpkin ravioli, as well as an all-you-can-eat holiday dessert. Adults: $58. Children: $24. Check out the full menu here. Reservations: 800-585-4461. 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge.

Cape May

Cape Resorts features three farm-fresh Thanksgiving options for 2017.

Thanksgiving Buffet in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom will be a harvest feast featuring slow-roasted turkey, maple glazed ham, and pan roasted salmon with all the fixins’ like buttermilk mashed potatoes, stuffing, dill glazed carrots and parsnips, cranberry relish and traditional Thanksgiving pies. Dinner will be served from 1 to 6 p.m. Adults: $42. Children, 4-12: $19. View the full menu here. Reservations: 609-884-6542. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

The Blue Pig Tavern presents a three-course dinner they select from a special menu including festive appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In addition to traditional Thanksgiving dishes, offerings such as roasted pork loin with apple chutney, butternut squash puree, candied pecan crumble and herb roasted fingerling potatoes and pan-seared trout with herb oil, white bean and bacon stew, sautéed Swiss chard and cabbage slaw. Dinner is served from 2 to 8 p.m. Adults, three courses: $45. Children 4-12: $19. View the full menu here. Reservations: 609-884-6542. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Ebbitt Room offers a more elevated dining experience. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal they select, or parties of six or more can enjoy a family-style feast featuring a whole roasted turkey and all of the traditional side like whipped potatoes, candied yams, Brussel sprouts, and wild-mushroom leek stuffing. Other main courses include a roasted venison chop with roasted squash and barley risotto, huckleberry gastrique and juniper salt, porchini-dusted tuna with heirloom sweet potato puree, haricot vert, and truffle jus, and beach plum Farm Heritage turkey from the restaurant’s own farm, just a mile away. Dinner is served from 2 to 7 p.m. $65 per person. View the full menu here. Reservations: 609-884-5700. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.

Chatham

At Restaurant Serenade, Executive Chef/owner James Laird puts his signature touches on Thanksgiving, with starters like pumpkin soup, gnocchi, and Maine oysters. For your entrée, choose traditional turkey cooked two ways, with festive accompaniments or pick a seafood, beef, or venison main course. Finish the festive meal by choosing from a selection of housemade desserts. Seatings offered from 2 to 7 p.m. Adults: $75. Children: $35 (10 and under). Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Check out the full menu here. Reservations: Online or 973-701-0303. 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham.

Photo Credit: Serenade

Cherry Hill

Seasons 52, in Cherry Hill, offers an all-American Thanksgiving spread. This includes antibiotic-free turkey, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, mashed butternut squash, French green beans, housemade cranberry relish, and a pumpkin pie mini indulgence. All paired with sommelier wine picks or seasonal cocktails, which are priced separately. Adults: $26.50. Children: $12.90. Their full menu is here. Reservations: online. 2000 Route 38, Suite 1145, Cherry Hill.

Cranbury

The Cranbury Inn offers a sit-down meal that includes soup, salad, an entree selection with an accompanying vegetable, a potato du jour, a dessert selection, and a dinner beverage. Children’s entrees include turkey, chicken tenders, and pasta. Sspecial appetizers and desserts are available at an additional cost and wine suggestions are paired with each entrée. Dinner prices ranges from $37 to $46. For more information, click here. Reservations: 609-655-5595. 21 South Main Street, Cranbury.

Edgewater

Orama features a three-course, prix-fixe menu mixing the traditional with the not so traditional. Starters include (but are not limited to) jumbo lump crab cake, fall squash puree, and smoked mountain ham and preserves. Entrees include turkey, crispy gnocchi with lobster, mushrooms, and much more. Dessert includes an artisanal cheese plate, carrots with fall flavors, and chocolate with peanut butter and smoked caramel. Adults: $65. Children’s menu: $24. Dinner will be served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations: 201-945-2020 or online. 595 River Road, Edgewater.

Freehold

The American Hotel presents a traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner, with seating from noon til 6 p.m. Adults: $44. Children (12 and under): $22. For more info, click here. Reservations: 732-431-3220. 18 East Main Street, Freehold.

Hamburg

Crystal Springs Resort presents three buffet options plus three a la carte options for restaurant goers. For reservations call 844-207-3203. 1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg.

The Black Bear Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet features starters that include an assortment of cheeses, crackers, and fresh baked goods, an assortment of salads, cream of butternut and chicken and corn chowder soup, endless shrimp, a carving station, hot buffets, and desserts. Check out the full menu here. This buffet runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $38.95. Children: $14.95. This meal is at the Black Bear Golf Course.

The Emerald Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet focuses on this season’s best offerings. The menu features local cheeses and veggies, a seafood bar, an extensive hot and cold buffet, carving station, and a dessert station. The carving station will include a turmeric roasted turkey, maple-cured rack of pork, rosemary focaccia stuffing with celery, and more. Some entrees in the buffet include thyme-and-sage roasted vegetables, 54-hour braised beef short rib, and more. View the full menu here. Adults: $59. Children (11 and under): $25. This buffet runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This meal takes place in the Emerald Ballroom at the Grand Cascades Lodge.

The Crystal Tavern Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner features a prix-fixe dinner with a seasonal choice of appetizer and dessert, accompanied by a traditional Thanksgiving entree. There will be a choice of potato soup with mussels and olive oil, or a fall harvest with pomegranates and pistachio. The choice of dessert is pumpkin pie or vanilla bean panna cotta. The full menu can be found here. This dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adults: $65. Roast turkey dinner for children under 11: $25. This meal takes place in the Crystal Tavern at the Grand Cascades Lodge.

Restaurant Latour Five-Course Thanksgiving Feast will feature gala apples with cavier, uni, and oysters, chestnut cappelletti, hokkaido scallop, heritage turkey, and pumpkin roasted in hot ashes. Check out the full menu here. This meal will be served  from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. $125 per person. This will be located at the 4-star Restaurant Latour at the Grand Cascades Lodge.

Diamond Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet includes a cold section with greens, vegetables, and salads, an artisanal cheese display, shelfish, roasted winter squash and apple soup with a nutmeg creme, a carving station with an apple cider brined turkey, rosemary and garlic encrusted sirloin, a pasta station that includes butternut squash ravioli, entrees that include a roulade of pork, rosemary seared salmon, and more. View the extensive menu here. This meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults: $49.95. Children (11 and under): $24.95. This meal takes place at the Diamond Ballroom at Minerals Hotel.

Springs Bistro Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner includes a choice of an appetizer and a dessert. Appetizers include shaved fennel salad with citrus and herbs and autumn agnolotti with pancetta and sage. Desserts include dates with almonds and chocolate and apple pie. The entree will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and the full menu can be found here. This meal will be served from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults: $65. Roast turkey dinner for children: $25. This meal takes place at the Springs Bistro at the Grand Cascades Lodge.

Crystal Springs Resort

Grand Cascades Lodge, photo courtesy of Crystal Springs Resort.

Highlands

Bahr’s Landing offers a traditional turkey dinner and will also be offering a seafood menu. Enjoy stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato and turnip mash, and more. Check out the full menu here. The dinner will feature three signature alcoholic drinks. Adults: $25. Children: $10.99. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for reservations: 732-872-1245. 2 Bay Avenue, Highlands.

Ho-Ho-Kus

The historic Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern offers a four-course menu of seasonal favorites from Chef Troy Piegaro. Choose a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings (turkey gravy, apple-sage stuffing, roasted wild mushrooms and pearl onions, green beans, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potato and marshmallows). Or opt for the pan-seared salmon or grilled filet mignon. The kids’ menu includes a turkey plate, hamburger, chicken fingers, and grilled cheese, served with French fries or stuffing. See the full list of menu items here. Seatings from noon to 6 p.m. Adults: $45. Children: $15. (Prices do not include tax + gratuity). Reservations: 201-445-4115. 1 East Franklin Turnpike.

Long Branch

Avenue presents a menu with several options: standard Thanksgiving fare, such as turkey and stuffing, as well as   Canadian salmon. $39 per person—dinner includes an appetizer, entree, and a dessert and will be served from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. View the full menu here. Reservations: OpenTable. 23 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch.

Rooney’s offers a Thanksgiving buffet, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll find traditional Thanksgiving fare, along with non-traditional Thanksgiving cuisine. $25 per person. Check out the full menu here. Reservations: Online or call 732-870-1200. 100 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch.

Martinsville

The Duke and Elephant, acclaimed chef Zod Arifai’s new contemporary American tavern, will be open for Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 5 p.m., featuring a four-dish Thanksgiving meal, served family-style. Adults: $65. Children under 12: $35. Prices do not include tax + gratuity. Diners may also choose from the a la carte menu. Reservations: 732-563-1717. 1979 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville (Bridgewater).

Salmon. Photo courtesy of the Duke and Elephant.

Prime rib. Photo courtesy of the Duke and Elephant.

Mount Laurel

Carlucci’s Waterfront Italian Grill brings on Thanksgiving with a twist. Choose from appetizers such as shrimp cocktail or fried calamari, entrees including surf and turf, and end dinner with one of the restaurant’s cakes or pies. View the menu here. Reservations: 856-235-5737. 876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel.

New Brunswick

Catherine Lombardi, a Brooklyn-style Italian restaurant named after co-owner Mark Pascal’s grandmother, will be seating for Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 7 p.m. Choose from a four-course dinner, or make your selections from the a la carte menu. The special holiday menu consists of an antipasti course, macaroni or salad course, traditional fare served family-style and dessert. Check out their menu here. $49.95 per person, plus tax + gratuity. Reservations: 732-296-9463 or OpenTable. 3 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

Celebrating 25 years in the heart of New Brunswick, Stage Left Steak will be seating for dinner from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Executive Chef J.R. Belt has created a three-course menu, starting with a choice of butternut squash soup, mushroom salad or endive and arugula salad, followed by choice of local organic turkey dinner or ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash, and ending on a sweet note with choice of toasted coconut sabayon, pumpkin seed milkshake, apple streusel or molten Valrhona chocolate cake. The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Take a look at the full list of menu items here. $59 per person, plus tax + gratuity. Reservations: 732-828-4444 or Open Table. 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.


Ocean City

The Flanders Hotel hosts a Thanksgiving buffet fully stocked with traditional fare including roast turkey, cranberry orange relish and sage gravy, Hawaiian sweet potatoes, and more. Find the full menu here. Dinner will be served from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $36.95. Children: $18.95. Reservations: 609-399-1000. 19 East 11th Street, Ocean City.

Point Pleasant Beach

The Lobster Shanty hosts a Thanksgiving buffet. Dinner features a carving station with turkey and flank steak and the buffet includes mashed potatoes, seafood, bread, imported cheese, and a variety of desserts. Adults: $32. Children: $16. Check out the full menu here. For reservations call: 732-899-6700.  83 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach.

The Shrimp Box Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, duck, prime rib and more. These dinners include a choice of soup or potato, a salad bar, green beans, corn, a drink, and dessert. The full menu is still available as well as kids’ meals. Check out the full menu here. 75 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant.

Red Bank

Restaurant Nicholas presents three-, four-, and six- course tasting menus for Thanksgiving guests. The three-course tasting menu costs $75 per person, the four-course garden menu costs $75, and the six-course tasting menu costs $95 per person (or $155 with wine). Children eat for $35. Dinner is served from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Make a reservation here, or call 732-345-9977.

Somerset

The Stagehouse Tavern presents a Thanksgiving buffet that includes a carving station with turkey and ham, and a buffet featuring pepper steak, penne alfredo, and more. Traditional sides such as whipped potatoes and cornbread stuffing are included as well. Adults: $26.95. Children: 1$6.25. The buffet will be open from 11:30 .a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Check out the full menu here. 1719 Amwell Road, Somerset.

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