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.
Featured NJ Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
Location: 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.
Location: 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
Location: 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.
Statewide List for Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
11/09/2019 - 11/23/2019: Brick Farm Market offers a deliciously prepared pasture-raised Thanksgiving dinner. Order a complete meal, or add to your home cooked specialties.
11/20/2019: Thanksgiving Catering. Leave the cooking to them - let Bell's Mansion cater your Thanksgiving Dinner! Place your order by November 20th.
11/25/2019 - 11/28/2019: Leave your Thanksgiving meal to Maggiano's. Maggiano's is offering Thanksgiving Catering, Carryout, and Dine In. Get a Family Style Dinner catered.
11/27/2019: Call or visit Dean's Natural Food Market for your Thanksgiving dinner. Order by Nov 24. Pcked up in store on Wednesday November 27. Everything is organic,
11/28/2019: Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet at Kristy's. Breakfast Menu 7:00 am – 11:00am. Buffet (only) Seating at 12:30pm - 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
11/28/2019: Come dine with your family, friends, and loved ones this Thanksgiving at Seaview, A Dolce Hotel. Don't worry about the cooking or dishes.
11/28/2019: Adelphia Restaurant is serving Thanksgiving Dinner with specials that include turkey. Also serving family style turkey dinners and a Thanksgiving buffet.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Del Frisco's Grille. Enjoy a holiday feast featuring favorites like Herb & Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey or Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin.
11/28/2019: Let Fleming's host your three-course Thanksgiving.Your choice of Herb-Roasted Turkey or Petite Filet Mignon. Their full menu available on Thanksgiving Day.
11/28/2019: Join Perona Farms for the best Thanksgiving dinner buffet in New Jersey. Their buffet includes a wide variety of traditional hot items.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Rat's. Bring the whole family or enjoy a quiet afternoon with a special loved one as you feast on a traditional Thanksgiving buffet.
11/28/2019: Enoy Thanksgiving at Restaurant Serenade. The menu features pumpkin soup, turkey, halibut, sea bass, beef, cobbler, pumpkin tart.
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Stone House. A three course Thanksgiving feast. Features Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Organic Turkey Roasted Breast.
11/28/2019: Come to Bahrs for Thanksgiving Dinner! Bahrs will be serving their Full Dinner Menu including all size Lobsters plus offering a traditional Turkey Platter!
11/28/2019: Take the family to The Capital Grille for your Thanksgiving Dinner. Thursday, November 28th. Adults $43 | Children $15. Full dinner menu also available.
11/28/2019: Chelseas Thanksgiving Day Buffet features Shrimp Cocktail, Oven Roasted Turkey, Homemade Meatloaf, Eggplant Rollatini, Bourbon Salmon, and much more!
11/28/2019: Crystal Springs is offering a few options for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Buffets, a la cart Thanksgiving dinner, 4-Course and 7-Course Tasting Menu.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Gladstone Tavern. They are open all day for Thanksgiving with a traditional family style menu. Enjoy the holiday with family or friends.
11/28/2019: Mountain View Chalet's Thanksgiving menu features oven roasted turkey, Virginia ham steak or Long Island duckling. Includes cup of soup and more.
11/28/2019: Take the family to Thanksgiving at Nassau Inn. The Yankee Doodle Taproom at The Nassau Inn is offering a Thanksgiving buffet.
11/28/2019: Take family and friends to Thanksgiving dinner at Seasons 52. Features Roasted Turkey, Savory Pan Gravy, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, and Herb Stuffing.
11/28/2019: You can look forward to a scrumptious Thanksgiving buffet at the Olde Mill Inn, or a delightful Thanksgiving dinner at the Grain House.
11/28/2019: Enjoy a waterfront Thanksgiving dinner at Wharfside Restaurant! Call 732-892-9100 for reservations. Regular menu will also be available.
11/28/2019: Charlie Brown's is offering Thanksgiving dinner to go. A complete turkey dinner served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, and more!
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner to go. Serenity Cafe has a complete meal for the home ready to heat and serve. Pick up on Thanksgiving day.
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.
11/28/2019: Enjoy a three course Thanksgiving dinner at the Stage House Tavern. You can also get Thanksgiving dinner to go. A complete Turkey Dinner Package.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Architects. Enjoy a family style Thanksgiving dinner. The menu features: Freshly Carved Herb Roasted Turkey & Brown Sugar Glazed Ham.
11/28/2019: Enjoy an Island Style Thanksgiving Dinner at Bahama Breeze. Feast on sliced turkey, callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing.
11/28/2019: Take the family to Thanksgiving at Biagio's. Enjoy a family style turkey dinner including turkey carved table side, cream of turkey soup, house salad.
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Buca di Beppo. Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a traditional holiday feast. Thanksgiving Catering is also available.
11/28/2019: What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Come to Thanksgiving at Charlotte's Web Inn! Make Your Reservations for their traditional Homemade Thanksgiving Feast.
11/28/2019: Come join in Thanksgiving at Doc's Place. The Doc's Place is offering a limited seating Thanksgiving dinner. Their Thanksgiving Day dinner is legendary.
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Erini Restaurant this year. A la cart menu with a Thanksgiving dinner special. Turkey, chestnut stuffing, cranberry relish, and more.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Glen Rock Inn. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the delicious traditional selections starting at noon through the evening.
11/28/2019: Take the family to Thanksgiving at Highlawn. Enjoy a three course Thanksgiving dinner. Features Lobster and Corn Bisque, and Classic Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail.
11/28/2019: Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern is offering a pre fixe four course Thanksgiving Dinner. Chef Piegaro and Team will prepare all of your favorite classics!
11/28/2019: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Ivy Inn. The menu features jumbo shrimp cocktail, Maryland crab cake, roasted turkey with apple sage stuffing.
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Long Valley. Long Valley Pub is offering a Thanksgiving Buffet. Features charcuterie station, carving station, raw bar station.
11/28/2019: McLoone's Boathouse is serving a Thanksgiving menu two ways! Enjoy a superb Thanksgiving Buffet. Or have a turkey dinner served with all the trimmings.
11/28/2019: Pantagis Renaissance is offering a Thanksgiving dinner buffet. The buffet features a raw bar, carving station with prime rib, Virginia ham, roasted turkey.
11/28/2019: Take the family to Thanksgiving at Ponzio's. Enjoy Roast Turkey served with Traditional Homemade Stuffing, Turkey Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
11/28/2019: Come to Thanksgiving at Prospectors. A Thanksgiving buffet featuring fresh carved beef brisket and turkey, and Hawaiian ham.
11/28/2019: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Riverwinds. Riverwinds Restaurant's Thanksgiving menu features a traditional turkey dinner. Including Apple Cranberry Stuffing.
11/28/2019: Spend a relaxing Thanksgiving at Ruth's. Indulge in a traditional 3-course holiday feast featuring oven-roasted turkey and all the trimmings.
11/28/2019: Thanksgiving at Sofia. Offers two options for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Have them cater your meal. Or visit the restaurant and they will serve you.
11/28/2019: Stony Hill Inn is offering a four course Thanksgiving dinner. Featuring cream of turkey soup, buffalo mozzarella, caesar salad, carved roasted turkey.
11/28/2019: Summit House invites you and your family to join them for a traditional, bountiful and inspired Thanksgiving dinner; a true celebration of the season.
11/28/2019: The Frenchtown Inn will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner. One Choice of Six Appetizers, One Choice of Six Entrees, Choice of Chef’s Desserts.
11/28/2019: Enjoy a three course Thanksgiving dinner at The Frog & The Peach. Good mashed potatoes are one of the great luxuries of life.