Heading out for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Jersey Bites, Thanksgiving

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, plus 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: $59. Children 4-11 years old: $25. Check out the full menu here. Reservations: 800-585-4461. 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge.


Cafe Chameleon presents a three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu. This includes a wide range of starters, entrees, and desserts to choose from. The three-course meal will cost $59 per person. Reservations: 973-850-6969. 60 Main Street, Bloomingdale. 

Cape May

Cape Resorts features three farm-fresh Thanksgiving options for 2019.

Thanksgiving Buffet in Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom will be a harvest feast featuring slow-roasted turkey, braised pork shoulder, and crispy local haddock with all the fixins’ like buttermilk mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, green bean almandine, sweet potato gratin, and traditional Thanksgiving pies. Dinner will be served from 1 to 6 p.m. Adults: $45. 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 portobello and kabocha squash risotto, pappardelle pasta, NY steak with horseradish-olive oil smashed potatoes, crab cakes, clam chowder and deviled eggs. Dinner is served from 2 to 8 p.m. View the full menu here (scroll down to the Thanksgiving menu). 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 sides like whipped potatoes, candied yams, Brussels sprouts, and wild-mushroom leek stuffing. Other main courses include a roasted duck breast with sweet potato and huckleberry gastrique, grilled swordfish with braised farm greens and ham hocks, 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. $75 per person. View the full menu here (scroll down for Thanksgiving menu). Reservations: 609-884-5700. 200 Congress Place, Cape May.


At Restaurant SerenadeExecutive Chef/owner James Laird puts his signature touches on Thanksgiving, with starters like pumpkin soup, short rib tortellini, and Raspberry Point oysters. For your entrée, choose traditional turkey cooked two ways, with festive accompaniments or pick seafood, beef, or venison as your main course. Finish the festive meal by choosing from a selection of housemade desserts. Seatings offered from 2 to 7 p.m. Adults: $85 Children: $40 (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.

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Photo courtesy of 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. Their full menu is here. Reservations: online. 2000 Route 38, Suite 1145, Cherry Hill. (Check out the other NJ locations as well.)


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. Special appetizers and desserts are available at an additional cost and wine suggestions are paired with each entrée. Dinner prices range from $37 to $46. For more information, click here. Reservations: 609-655-5595. 21 South Main Street, Cranbury.


The American Hotel presents a traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner, with seating from noon until 6 p.m. Adults: $75. Children (12 and under): $37.50. For more info, click here.  Reservations: 732-431-3220. 18 East Main Street, Freehold.


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 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: $39.95. Children: $15.95. 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 Brussels sprouts gratin, 54-hour braised beef short rib, and more. View the full menu here. Adults: $59. Children (11 and under): $24.95. 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 Thanksgiving Dinner will be serving a la carte from their Fall brunch/dinner menu with a Thanksgiving special featuring seasonal choices. Dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This meal takes place in the Crystal Tavern at the Grand Cascades Lodge. 

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Grand Cascades Lodge, photo courtesy of Crystal Springs Resort.

Restaurant Latour Five-Course Thanksgiving Feast will be offering a 4-course and 7-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. The meals will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $115 per person for the 4-course and $170 with the wine pairing included with an optional cheese course added for another $15 per person. The 7-course dinner is $155 per person with an additional wine pairing for $220. For more info, click here. Reservations: 855-977-6473. This will be located at the 4-star Restaurant Latour at the Grand Cascades Lodge.

Diamond Ballroom’s Thanksgiving Buffet includes a cold section with greens, vegetables, and salads, an artisanal cheese display, shellfish, a carving station with a whole roasted turkey and prime rib, an omelet station with a choice of egg or egg whites, entrees that include a meat and vegetable lasagna, herb-crusted 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 is offering a three-course pre-fixe menu complete with appetizer, entree, and dessert. The full menu can be found here. This meal will be served from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults: $65 with a wine pairing option for $100. Roast turkey dinner for children: $25. This meal takes place at the Springs Bistro at the Grand Cascades Lodge.


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: $32. Children: $12. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call for reservations: 732-872-1245. 2 Bay Avenue, Highlands.


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: $49. Children: $19. (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. $45 per person. $20 for children under 12—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.

New Brunswick

 Stage Left Steak will be seating for “A Beefy Thanksgiving” from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Contact the restaurant directly to learn more about this turkey alternative! Reservations: 732-828-4444 or Open Table. 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

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North Brunswick

B2 Bistro + Bar presents a Thanksgiving buffet which includes chef carved turkey, honey glazed ham, prime rib, ricotta spinach stuffed salmon, and much more. Adults: $38. Children: $18. The buffet will go from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out the full menu here, and click here to check out the other locations, in Red Bank, Point Pleasant, and West Reading (PA). 230 Washington Place, North Brunswick.

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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: $38.95. 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). View the full menus here. Children eat for $35. Dinner is served from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Make a reservation here, or call 732-345-9977.


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: $13.95. 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.