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.

NJ Events: NJ ThanksgivingOn 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

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.

Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra

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

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

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.

Statewide Listings for Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving "Ocean Holiday" at The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018: Thanksgiving Packages featuring Hearty Breakfast Buffet each morning, Three Course A La Carte Dinner each evening (except Thanksgiving), Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner, and Unlimited Use of our Indoor Heated Pool, Hot …


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Twin Oaks Thanksgiving

Twin Oaks Caterers
Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Twin Oaks Caterers is offering three Thanksgiving Dinner Packages. Info


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Thanksgiving at La Cipollina

La Cipollina Ristorante
Wednesday, November 21, 2018: La Cipollina is offering Thanksgiving dinner to go for $45 per person ( minimum 6 people). Orders must be placed by November 21 and can be picked up on Thanksgiving …


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Thanksgiving at Jacques

Jacques Exclusive Caterers
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a turkey dinner, ham dinner and other holiday specialties catered for Thanksgiving. Info


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Thanksgiving at Lambertville Station

Lambertville Station
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Info


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McLoone's Rum Runner
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet or A La Cart Thanksgiving plate. Info


Thanksgiving at Adelphia Restaurant & Lounge

Adelphia Restaurant & Lounge
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Family Style Turkey Dinner: 11am - closing. Open Menu - serving dinner from the menu w/specials that include Turkey: 11am - closing. Thanksgiving Buffet: 2:30 only. Info


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Thanksgiving at Carlucci's Watefront

Carlucci's Waterfront
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Bring Your Family and Friends To Carlucci's Waterfront On Thanksgiving! Info


Thanksgiving at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Thursday, November 22, 2018: A three-course Thanksgiving feast, including classics like Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast or Sliced Beef Tenderloin. They've created a delightful three-course Thanksgiving Children's Menu for $19. They look forward to crafting …


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Thanksgiving at Maddalenas

Maddalenas Cheesecake & Catering
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving feast includes Roasted Turkey, Bread Stuffing, Old Fashioned Pan Gravy, Fresh Whole Cranberry Sauce, Buttered Sweet Corn, Glazed Baby Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and more. Info


Thanksgiving at Morris Tap & Grill

Morris Tap & Grill
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at Morris Tap & Grill. Info


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Thanksgiving at Riverwinds Restaurant

Riverwinds Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones at Riverwinds Restaurant. Info


Thanksgiving at The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds and Cranberry Pear Chutney. Accompanied by Sam’s Mashed Potatoes to share. Info


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Thanksgiving at Witherspoon Grill

Witherspoon Grill
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Combining exceptional food, drinks and service with a refined, casual setting, Witherspoon Grill is one of New Jersey’s premier steakhouse destinations. Located in the heart of downtown Princeton, Witherspoon Grill …


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Thanksgiving Dinner at Rails Steakhouse

Rails Steakhouse
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Executive Chef Francis X. Falivene and his culinary team are preparing a festive family Thanksgiving Turkey dinner on Thursday, November 22nd with all of the trimmings. Rails holiday dinner will be served in …


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Smithville Inn Thanksgiving Buffet

The Smithville Inn
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving buffet including all the traditional Foods, Turkey, Stuffing, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Ham and Roast Beef and more. Info


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Thanksgiving at Bahrs

Bahrs Landing
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Serving traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, string bean almandine, roasted Brussels sprouts, homemade cranberry sauce & gravy. Also serving a full seafood dinner menu. Info


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Thanksgiving at Scarborough Fair Restaurant

Scarborough Fair Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Two course dinner featuring Butternut Squash Bisque, Grilled Jumbo Prawns, Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner, Filet Mignon, Red Snapper and more. Info


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Thanksgiving at Sofia

Sofia Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Choose from a group of appetizers, a turkey dinner main course, and seasonal pie. Info


Thanksgiving at The Bernards Inn

The Bernards Inn
Thursday, November 22, 2018: The grand buffet features Griggstown turkey with all the trimmings, beef, seafood, pasta selections, salads, charcuterie, astisanal cheeses, dessert and more. Three-Course Prix-Fixe dinner include chef selections from our fall menu, including organic Griggstown …


Thanksgiving at The Olde Mill Inn

The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Don’t miss our bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet at the Olde Mill Inn or Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grain House! Info


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Thanksgiving at Tuckahoe Inn

Tuckahoe Inn
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Dinner is a four-course offering: Appetizer, Salad, Main Course and Dessert. Info


Thanksgiving Dinner at il Villaggio

il Villaggio Cherry Hill
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Three Course Thanksgiving Dinner at il Villaggio Cherry Hill. Info


Thanksgiving Family Style at Gladstone Tavern

Gladstone Tavern
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Join Gladstone Tavern on Thanksgiving — Open all day with traditional family style menu. Info


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The Robinson Ale House Thanksgiving

The Robinson Ale House
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Thanksgiving specials including turkey dinner, filet mignon, Atlantic salmon, pan seared scallops and vegetable risotto.  Info


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Braddock's Tavern's Thanksgiving Dinner

Braddock's Tavern
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving A La Carte Dinner. Available in the Restaurant & Pub 12:00-8:00pm. Reservations Required 609-654-1604. Info


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Crystal Tavern 3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner

Grand Cascades Lodge
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Tempting 3-course dinner with seasonal choices of appetizer and dessert, plus traditional Turkey dinner entree. Wine Pairing available. Limited A La Carte menu also available. Info


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Lamp Post Inn Thanksgiving Dinner

The Lamp Post Inn
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Dinner: Prix Fixe Dinner, A La Cart, or Regular Menu available. Info


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McCormick & Schmick's Thanksgiving

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a roasted turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. Info


Ponzio's Thanksgiving

Ponzio's Restaurant & Bake
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving menu features two entrees: roast turkey ($24.99) or baked ham ($21.99), both of which include soup or salad as well as two vegetables and dessert. Kids under 12 are …


Rooney's Thanksgiving Buffet

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: We will be hosting our Thanksgiving Buffet featuring all of the traditional fixings plus a few of Rooney’s staples! Info


Salt Creek Grille Thanksgiving Dinner

Salt Creek Grille
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Celebrating 20 years in business, Salt Creek Grille has plenty of experience in making your Thanksgiving Dinner the best it possibly can be. Executive Chef Bob Belt and his Salt …


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Spend Thanksgiving at Cucina Calandra!

Cucina Calandra
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Spend Thanksgiving at Cucina Calandra! A La Carte Dining The Calandra Family invites you and your family to enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner at Cucina Calandra. Chef Costantino has specially …


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Stone House at Stirling Ridge Thanksgiving

Stone House at Stirling Ridge
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Thanksgiving at Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge. Info


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Thanksgiving at Agricola

Agricola
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a Three Course Thanksgiving Dinner at Agricola. Info


Thanksgiving at Almond Tree Manor

The Almond Tree Manor
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Featuring Cream of Turkey Soup, Salad Bar, Carving Station, Smokes Seafood, Herb Stuffing, Candied Yams, Dessert & More. Seating’s are at: 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Info


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Thanksgiving at Architects Golf Club

Architects Golf Club
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner served family style. Info


Thanksgiving at Biasgio’s

Biasgio’s
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a family style turkey dinner or choose from a four course menu. Info


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Thanksgiving at Chart House

Chart House
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Chart House will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Info


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Thanksgiving at Grenville

The Grenville Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving buffet.  Info


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Thanksgiving at Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern

Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy classic turkey, stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes and desserts Info


Thanksgiving at Ivy Inn

Ivy Inn Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Ivy Inn from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Info


Thanksgiving at Jake's

Jake's Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Complete Thanksgiving dinner including soup, entrée and dessert Info


Thanksgiving at Joseph’s Pub & Grill

Thanksgiving at Joseph's Pub & Grill

Joseph's Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Traditional 3 course Turkey Dinner with all the fixings for $32: House salad, Turkey platter, Pumpkin pie. Call for reservations (609) 965-2111 ext. 409. Info


Thanksgiving at LouCas

Loucas Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Celebrate Thanksgiving at LouCas. Info


Thanksgiving at Madeleine's

Madeleine's Petit Paris
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Madeleine's is offering a Thanksgiving buffet as well as take out (order by Nov 14). Info


Thanksgiving at Molos Restaurant

Molos Restaurant
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a four course Thanksgiving Dinner. Info


Thanksgiving at Portobello

Portobello
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy Portobello Restaurant's A La Carte Menu with Turkey Specials or Thanksgiving Buffet Feast Info


Thanksgiving at Ram's Head Inn

Ram's Head Inn
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving dinner including both brunch and a la carte dining experiences Info


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Thanksgiving at Ruth's

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Thursday, November 22, 2018: Enjoy a traditional 3-course Thanksgiving feast or enjoy a favorite from the full dinner menu. Info


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