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NJ Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

This year, we’re ramping up our Thanksgiving coverage. From stories about getting through the feast with a toddler, to healthy eating without the high calorie count; Best of NJ is offering all sorts of Thanksgiving features (which can all be found here). Our most popular yearly article, however, is this very piece about NJ restaurants open on Thanksgiving.

On top of our list of featured restaurants, we’ll be updating this story often with new listings as they become available. This statewide roundup highlights restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, with new info about their special deals, holiday hours and Thanksgiving menu options. You’ll find everything from great bargain dinners and bountiful buffets to tasty dessert choices.

If you know of a restaurant open on Thanksgiving but don’t see it on our list, be sure to reach out on our Facebook page and let us know! We’ll update this list often leading up to Thanksgiving.

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Featured NJ Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving


Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill NJ Restaurant Open On ThanksgivingLocation: 118 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Details: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill will be hosting their Annual Deluxe Expanded Dinner Buffet this Thanksgiving. This buffet will feature an Array of Salads and Cold Antipasti, as well as Assorted Pastas and entrees. Of course, a Carving Station serving Ham, Prime Rib, and Turkey with all the Traditional Trimmings will be there. An Ice Cream Bar with Toppings, and A Viennese Table featuring Calandra’s pastries and pies round out the dessert! Seatings from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
More info: Click here for menu and pricing info, or you can give them a call.


Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra Restaurant Open on ThanksgivingLocation: 216 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Details: This event features Thanksgiving Day Specials along with Cucina Calandra’s standard a la carte menu. Enjoy Calandra’s fine wines and try traditional Thanksgiving specials crafted by Chef Costantino! Please call ahead to make a reservation (standard reservations are available). Seating begins at Noon and will remain open until closing. You can also dine in the lounge if you prefer, simply call ahead and ask if space is still available.
More info: Click here to see the flyer, or you can give them a call to learn more.


Il Vecchio Cafe

il Vecchio Cafe NJ Restaurant Open on ThanksgivingLocation: 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
Details: This year, bring your family to Calandra’s Italian Village and enjoy a special Thanksgiving Buffet. Chef Mike and Chef Francesco are crafting a special menu for this year. This buffet will feature Salads and Antipasti, Homemade Pastas, plus Chicken, Fish, and Ham Entrees; as well as Turkey with sides such as Sweet Potato with walnuts, A Prime Rib Carving Station, Pies from Calandra’s Bakery, and so much more! Three seating times run from Noon – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
More info: Click here for menu and pricing details or you can give them a call.


More From Best of NJ


Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving


North Jersey


Special Thanksgiving Buffet at il Vecchio Cafe

il Vecchio Cafe NJ Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving

11/28/2019: Enjoy a Special Thanksgiving Buffet dinner at il Vecchio Cafe with your loved ones! Featuring a full buffet with seasonal dishes crafted by Chef Francesco.


Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner at Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving

11/28/2019: Thanksgiving Dinner at Cucina Calandra. Chef Costantino has a Thanksgiving Special Menu! Also entrees from our regular a la carte menu. Fine wines.


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