Thanksgiving: The feast to end all feasts! If you are looking for ways to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without all the hassle and prep, look no further than these New Jersey restaurants, which offer Thanksgiving dine-in, catering, and in some cases, both! Why not switch it up this year and support your local Jersey restaurant this holiday season? Each restaurant has its own deadlines for orders and reservations, which you can find linked below.
This year, Morristown’s 1776 by David Burke offers a three-course prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1776 also features a Top Golf suite, so check it out if you’re looking for an extra family activity for the holiday!
ADA, Fair Lawn
ADA Mediterranean Brasserie by chef and owner Erhan Gezer, has “become more than just a restaurant. It has become a beloved community hub where guests are welcomed like family.” And what better holiday to celebrate family than Thanksgiving? This year, ADA offers a Thanksgiving take-home meal that serves 12.
Family-style dishes include the following:
- Pumpkin yogurt dip
- Roasted whole turkey
- Chestnut rice
- Mashed potatoes
- Green beans
- Cranberry sauce
- Quinoa pomegranate salad
- Pumpkin pie
Place your order by calling 201-791-2222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Avenue Le Club, Long Branch
Join Avenue Le Club in Long Branch for an upscale, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dining option. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy appetizers like butternut squash soup and macaroni gratin, and then move on to an array of entree options, including classic Thanksgiving favorites, and dessert. Seating is limited. Avenue Le Club menu and reservations are linked here.
B2 Bistro + Bar, Bayville, North Brunswick, and Red Bank
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at your choice of B2 locations! Each of the three locations has individual options, listed below.
- Bayville: Enjoy Thanksgiving by the water! Choices from B2’s brunch buffet include a wide range of possibilities, including traditional holiday feast selections and an assortment of brunch favorites. Take-home catering packages are also available. Click here for the B2 Thanksgiving menu.
- North Brunswick: Catering menu only
- Red Bank: Catering menu only
Blu Grotto, Oceanport
Host Thanksgiving dinner with the help of one of Blu Grotto’s catering packages. All meals come in disposable, reheatable containers, which make for easy heating up, serving, and disposal. Enjoy turkey breast, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, a bread basket, and more. Order by Friday, November 17.
If you’re looking to cater your family gathering, look no further than Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli’s Thanksgiving catering, which includes two package options.
Captain’s Inn, Forked River
Dine in at Captain’s Inn this Thanksgiving! Reservations are required for their two-hour seating window between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Their Thanksgiving feats feature various options of salads and appetizers, chafing dishes, carving stations, and a Viennese table. View the full menu on their website.
For reservations, call 609-693,3351
CHOC O PAIN, Hoboken and Jersey City
For a sweet ending to your Thanksgiving dinner, preorder tarts from CHOC O PAIN. Choose from delicious fall flavors such as pumpkin, pecan, vegan chocolate ganache, and more. Orders for November 22 pickup must be in by November 20. Orders for November 23 pickup must be in by November 21.
David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery, Keansburg
Another noteworthy option for wrapping up your Thanksgiving feast is David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery. Stop in or check out the website to see the array of dessert options. Select from the sweets and seasonal treats, hostess gifts, pastries, pies, cakes, cookies, bread, and more.
Dining and catering options are both available at Drifthouse. Enjoy the three-course meal in-house by the water from noon to 8 p.m. Or order from the “Grab ‘n Gobble” to-go menu. Visit the website for a full Thanksgiving menu.
Eat Clean Org, Galloway
Gluten-free? No problem! Eat Clean Org, based in Galloway, offers Thanksgiving catering that’s ideal for anyone dealing with gluten allergies. Order their turkey breast, herb stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and more for a delicious, organic, and guideline-friendly holiday!
Who says Thanksgiving is just Thursday? At Ellery’s, the celebration starts early and continues through the weekend. Kick off the holiday with the Thanksgiving Eve party, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. DJ Nick J joins in at 8:00 p.m. You can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast on Thanksgiving morning at Ellery’s, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Fox & Falcon, South Orange
The Fox & Falcon offers both dining and catering options. Sit in the cozy dining space and enjoy the prix-fixe holiday menu, or cater your family gathering with the Grab-and-Gobble menu!
The Goat, Union Beach
The Goat is offering both a three-course prix fixe menu as well as a Grab-and-Gobble to-go menu. Although the Goat is known for Italian fare, the spot is serving an array of dishes this Thanksgiving. Enjoy traditional dishes, like a classic Thanksgiving turkey, or less conventional dishes, like their butternut squash ravioli. The three-course meal also includes sides, appetizers, and desserts.
The Grapevine, Tuckerton
Choose from dining in and taking out this Thanksgiving at The Grapevine in Tuckerton. Choose from a range of appetizers and entrees that are both classic Thanksgiving choices, and Italian fare. Their take-out menu features a complete turkey dinner that serves 8, as well as ala carte options.
See their take-out menu here.
See their dining menu here.
Call for reservations and orders: 609-296-7799
dine in or order out to celebrate Thanksgiving at Halifax in Hoboken. The Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu, with reservations available between 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. You can also order a luxurious take-home Thanksgiving Meal for four to six people. Guests can enjoy an array of appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and cocktails.
Be sure to reserve a table soon, as reservations are booking up quickly. For those who prefer to enjoy the holiday meal in the comfort of their own homes, Halifax also offers a to-go menu. Orders for home must be placed on the Halifax website by Friday, November 17. Pick-up will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thanksgiving, which is Thursday, November 23.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
You can find a few Thanksgiving options at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
Council Oak Steak & Seafood: Turkey with brined turkey breast and roulade of dark meat, chestnut, and Italian sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts made with smoked bacon and mustard vinaigrette, homestyle mashed potatoes, and chives, candied sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, made with black garlic puree, Marcona almonds, and parsley. You can also choose from a wide selection of elevated desserts.
The Fresh Harvest Buffet: Carved roasted turkey, prime rib, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and pecan pie. It will also feature carved prime rib, a raw bar of shrimp, clams, and oysters, and Chef Thaddeus’ holiday dessert selection.
X Card members can also opt to enjoy dinner at the Plum VIP Lounge or the Icon Lounge.
Hudson Table, Hoboken
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal kit from Hudson Table. All turkey will be cooked on the morning of pickup. Orders include four sides and a pumpkin dessert. Menu items include brined and roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and caramelized onion, pumpkin cheesecake, and more.
Iachetti’s Kitchen, Glen Rock
Iachetti’s Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant in Glen Rock that features traditional Italian fare, is offering a family Thanksgiving takeout menu. Their takeout menu serves eight people and features offerings like String Bean Salad with Honey and Bacon, Nutmeg Spiced Root Vegetables, Apple Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce, plus of course, Thanksgiving Turkey and more! Iachetti’s is also taking reservations for Thanksgiving Day, which you can make on their website.
Jarana, East Rutherford
Add a Latin twist to your traditional feast! Located inside American Dream Mall, Jarana is your go-to for Peruvian Thanksgiving to-go packages. Created for up to four servings, you’ll get a 4.5-lb pollo a la brasa, as well as the following:
Pastel de choclo con carne: a Peruvian corn cake adorned with succulent beef and raisins
Papitas dorados and chorizo gravy: roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed button mushrooms, and Peruvian-style sausage gravy
Coles con chicharrón: sautéed Brussels sprouts paired with crispy pork belly and drizzled with aji amarillo honey dressing
Pumpkin tres leches: kabocha and butternut cake soaked in pumpkin-spiced tres leches
Jarana’s Thanksgiving package and is available for pickup on Wednesday, November 22, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Preorders are currently being accepted, through Saturday, November 18.
Kristy’s Casual Dining, Waretown
Enjoy Thanksgiving buffet-style at Kristy’s in Waretown. There are three buffet seating times:12:00 pm 2:30 pm 5:00 pm, and a range of food choices. Enjoy soup and salads, a carving station, an entree station, a potato bar, and a Viennese table.
View their website for their full menu and pricing.
For reservations, call: 609-693-7070
Manera’s Restaurant, Brick & Manahawkin
Manera’s is offering catering at both their Brick & Manahawkin locations, and they are currently accepting reservations for dine-in on Thanksgiving day from 12 pm-6 pm.
You can view both their to-go and catering menus on their website.
- Call for reservations and orders:
- Brick: (732) 451-1111
- Manahawkin: (609) 756-5420
Orchard Park, East Brunswick
From 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu at Orchard Park, located within the Chateau Grande Hotel’s elevated and modern dining space. Click here to reserve a table.
Piast Meats & Provisions, Garfield
Polish Deli Piast Meats & Provisions offers a turkey feast package, available for pickup. You’ll get a ready-to-eat Thanksgiving feast for the whole family. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 19. All pickups are on Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 23.
Here’s a look at what you’ll get:
- Piast’s famous cranberry sauce (32 oz)
- Homemade Light gravy (32 oz)
- Glazed sweet potatoes (1.5″-deep half tray)
- Green beans with almonds (1.5″-deep half tray)
- Cole slaw (8” square)
- Leek salad (8” square)
Red Horse, Bernardsville, and Rumson
Both locations of Red Horse have Thanksgiving options ready for 2023. Here a look at the offerings from each location:
- Bernardsville: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., three-course prix-fixe. $85++ Children 10 and under half off. See the website for the full menu and to make reservations.
- Rumson: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., three-course prix-fixe. $95++, $45++ for children 12 and under. This location will also offer a Grab-and-Gobble to-go menu. See the website for the full menu and to make reservations.
Under The Moon, Bordentown & Lambertville
Both locations of Under The Moon are offering to-go and dine-in options. The To Go Menu is the same for both locations and the cut-off is Monday 11/20 at 5 pm and pick up on Wednesday 11/22.
Water Street Bar & Grille, Toms River
Enjoy a three-course meal at Water Street this Thanksgiving. Dine with a waterfront view while indulging in soup or salad, fresh roast turkey with a variety of sides, and your choice of dessert. Call 732-240-4800 for reservations.