This year, we’re expanding our Thanksgiving coverage. From articles about how to survive the big feast with a toddler, to alternative options for 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 annual article, however, is this very piece about NJ restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Below, you’ll find this year’s featured restaurants as well as new entries and old favorites.
On top of our annual list of featured restaurants, we’ll be updating this story regularly with new listings as they become available. This statewide roundup highlights restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, with additional information about their special deals, holiday hours and Thanksgiving menu options. You’ll find everything from great bargain dinners and bountiful buffets to incredibly extravagant culinary affairs.
If you know of a restaurant offering a special Thanksgiving deal but don’t see it on our list, be sure to reach out on our Facebook page and let us know! We’ll be updating this list regularly 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, Pasta Station with Made to Order Pasta Selections, Carving Station serving Prime Rib and Turkey with all the Traditional Trimmings, An Ice Cream Bar with Toppings, A Viennese Table featuring Calandra’s Pastries and Pies, and so much more! Seatings from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.
More info: Click here for the full menu and pricing information, or call 973-575-6500.
Location: 216 US Highway 46, Fairfield
Details: This event features Chef Costantino’s selections from his Thanksgiving Day Specials along with Cucina Calandra’s standard ala carte menu. Enjoy Calandra’s fine wines and try traditional Thanksgiving specials crafted by Chef, such as “Petto di Tacchino Arrosto” complete with corn bread and apple dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans almondine and cranberry sauce! Please call ahead to make a reservation (standard reservations are available).
More info: Click here to view Chef Costantino’s Thanksgiving Specials, or call 973-575-7200.
Il Vecchio Cafe
Location: 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell
Details: This Thanksgiving, bring your family to Calandra’s Italian Village for their 12:30PM or 3:30PM seating and enjoy a special Thanksgiving Buffet that Chef Mike and Chef Francesco have created. This buffet will feature, Various Salads and Antipasti, Homemade Pastas, Chicken, Fish, and Ham Entrees, Turkey with Traditional Sides such as Baked Sweet Potato Casserole with walnuts, A Prime Rib Carving Station, Apple and Pumpkin Pies from Calandra’s Bakery, Mini Pastries, and so much more!
More info: Click here for menu and pricing details or call 973-226-8889.
Black Horse Tavern
Location: 1 West Main Street, Mendham
Details: The Black Horse Tavern is serving up a special a la carte menu on Thanksgiving Day 2018. They will be open from from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. (Leaving you plenty of time to get your Black Friday shopping on after your meal.) The menu includes Butternut Squash & Apple Bisque soup, Roast Turkey w/Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, plus Green Beans & Gravy. Other additions include Crab Stuffed Sole and Prime Rib, but plenty of other items will be available. A children’s menu with five different choices is also available, including a 10 oz Prime Rib.
More info: Call 973-543-7300.
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