If a prepared Thanksgiving meal sounds good to you, or you’re just not feeling the week-long-prep vibe for Thanksgiving, you’ll be pleased to check out this list of restaurants in New Jersey offering to-go feasts as well as dine-in options. Each restaurant has its own deadline for ordering and reservations. It’s all linked below, so you can find that information quickly and easily. Enjoy!
100 Ocean, Long Branch
To alleviate the stress of an all-day cooking extravaganza at home, 100 Ocean at Wave Resort, in Pier Village, will take care of all the cooking so you don’t have to. Dine in at the restaurant and enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $60 per person (plus a children’s menu), or choose from one of the takeout packages for groups of 2, 4, or 8. Learn more here.
Avenue, Long Branch
B2 Bistro, North Brunswick, Point Pleasant Beach, and Red Bank
Find several catered Thanksgiving dinner options from three of B2 Bistro’s locations. Each location is offering its own unique Turkey Day choices. Follow the links below for each location’s menu and deadlines for ordering.
Point Pleasant Beach
Bistro d’Azur, West Orange
Blu Grotto, Oceanport
Carmine’s Thanksgiving special features an 18-pound roast turkey, stuffed with sausage-and-sage stuffing. Orders also include sides including brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans with julienned red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, baby carrots with fresh dill, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. Available for $295, the meal serves 6 to 8 people for takeout, delivery, or dine-in at Carmine’s. You can add apple or pumpkin pie for $24.99. The restaurant is located inside the Quarter at Tropicana Hotel & Casino, at 2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. Reservations are available now, and preorders for takeout and delivery will be open seven days in advance, with limited first-come, first-served slots at carminesnyc.com.
DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke, Sea Bright
Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe for $85, with children 10 under $35. Choose from several appetizer, entrée, and dessert options. The Thanksgiving Day menu is linked here.
Fresco da Franco, Montclair
Fresco da Franco has created a special menu featuring Thanksgiving classics like traditional stuffing, pan-fried brussels sprouts, and fresh, oven-roasted turkey breast, as well as homemade Italian favorites like lasagna al forno, manicotti, and eggplant parmigiana, all prepared by Mamma Giuseppina. The full Thanksgiving menu can be viewed at Thanksgiving Menu — Fresco da Franco and is available all day for takeout and dine-in on Thanksgiving Day. Call 973-337-5100, ext. 3 to place your order.
Grain & Cane, Berkeley Heights
This Thanksgiving, Grain & Cane offers an ultimate Thanksgiving take-home feast. Customizable options allow customers to make a-la-carte purchases from the Thanksgiving menu based on their individual needs, from a single, fully cooked turkey, to individual side dishes and desserts.
For those looking to forgo the cooking and get out of the house, Grain & Cane also has a special prixe-fixe, dine-in menu for Thanksgiving, at $55 per person.
Harbor Pines Golf Course, Little Egg Harbor
Enjoy a relaxing dinner overlooking the ninth hole at Harbor Pines Golf Course. The Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet will be held Thursday, November 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guests can feast on traditional Thanksgiving fare, including roasted turkey and spiral ham, candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, herbed stuffing, roasted vegetables, and much more. Dessert includes an assortment of fresh baked pies, cakes, and pastries. Children five and under eat for free. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit harborpines.com, or call 609-927-0006.
Le French Dad Boulangerie, Montclair
Bakery serving traditional apple tart, pear and almond tart and pecan pie, and more. Visit the website for all the details.
Osteria Morini, Bernardsville
Pineapple Express, Montclair
You’ll find a number of items available for pickup on Wednesday, November 24, and Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) from Pineapple Express, in Montclair. Choose from a full Thanksgiving spread of smoked Goffle Road turkey or Texas-style brisket, plus sides, a la carte turkeys, brisket, ribs, and Montclair caviar (house-smoked sausages and accoutrements), plus pies and wine. Orders must be placed online by Thursday, November 18, for pickup only, and you can find full details here.
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
Turn to Rat’s Restaurant for a family-friendly alternative that’s a special upscale Thanksgiving meal in a beautiful setting! Thanksgiving (November 25) only, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The five-course pre-fixed menu costs $68 per adult / $35 per kid for ages 5 to 12. Kids under 5 eat free. Follow the link to review the Thanksgiving menu.
Red Horse by David Burke, Rumson
SubUrban Bar & Kitchen – Randolph
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor
The Reeds at Shelter Haven announces the return of its annual Thanksgiving dinner buffet. This traditional Thanksgiving meal features top favorite holiday fixings, including carved turkey, prime rib, savory stuffing, chilled salads, warm soups, homemade desserts, and more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 609-368-0100. (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) More details.