Want Someone Else To Do The Cooking For Thanksgiving? Here’s The List

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, restaurants throughout our region are bustling with preparations for Thanksgiving—a time of gratitude and gourmet indulgence. Local eateries are rising to the occasion, crafting an array of dining experiences that cater to every preference. Whether you’re looking to gather around a lavish buffet, savor a meal in the comfort of your home with take-out options, or enjoy a festive dinner in a cozy restaurant setting, the culinary community is ready to serve. With menus boasting everything from traditional turkey to inventive sides and decadent desserts, there’s a table set for everyone this Thanksgiving. We’ve put together a list of some of the restaurants that will be working to feed families this Thanksgiving. Keep in mind some of these options require reservations or orders in advance. Make sure to contact the location for more information.

New Castle County, DE

Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom

  • Offering: Dine-in buffet or a la carte menu
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Buffet 1-5:30 p.m., a la carte 2–8 p.m.
  • Pricing: Varies
  • Location: 2020 Naamans Rd., Wilmington, DE
  • Website: Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom
  • Contact: (302) 475-3000

Le Cavalier at the Green Room

  • Offering: Thanksgiving dinner with a French twist
  • Menu: Features dishes like Onion Soup, Brussels Sprouts and Foie Gras Tartine, Roasted Turkey, Citrus-glazed Ham, and classic side dishes
  • Pricing: $75 per person, gratuity not included. Beverage pairings available for a supplemental fee
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Reservations starting at 1 pm, with the last seating at 7 pm
  • Location: Wilmington, DE
  • Website: Le Cavalier at the Green Room
  • Contact: (302) 594-3154​

Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Meals To-Go and Riverfront’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet
  • Date: Thursday, November 23rd
  • Time: Meals To-Go pickup 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM, Thanksgiving Day Buffet times to be confirmed
  • Pricing: Buffet $48.95/Adults, $21.95/Kids 5-12, $9.95/Children Under 5
  • Location: Wilmington, DE
  • Contact: [email protected] for buffet reservations
  • Additional Details: All orders for Thanksgiving Meals To-Go must be placed by 5 PM on 11/16
  • Website: Big Fish

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

  • Offering: Thanksgiving To-Go Bundle and a la carte sides
  • Date: Pickup on November 21 and 22
  • Time: During business hours
  • Pricing: Complete Bundle $75 (serves four), sides $14 each, cranberry sauce $5, turkey gravy $7.50, apple pie $10
  • Menu: Oven-roasted turkey breast, sausage sage stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, country-style green beans with caramelized onions and bacon, cranberry-orange sauce, turkey gravy, and optional apple pie
  • Location: Locations in Newark, Wilmington, and Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Website: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Contact: Varies by location, pre-orders accepted online or by calling any location.

Cantwell’s Tavern Thanksgiving Menu

Dine In

  • Offering: 3-course dinner
  • Pricing: $49 per person, Additional protein $12, Seconds on plate $20, Children under 10 $20
  • Starters: Choice of Garden Salad, Caesar Salad, Spinach Salad, Mushroom Bisque
  • Served With: House Made Gravy, Green Beans with Toasted Almonds, Italian Sausage Stuffing, Champagne Cranberry Sauce, choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
  • A la Carte Table Enhancements: Deviled eggs $13.99, Cantwell’s Crab Dip $16.99, Provisional Board $19.99, Raw Oysters $2.50 each
  • Main Course: Choice of Citrus Sage Turkey, Honey Roasted Ham, or Maple Glazed Salmon
  • Dessert: Choice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Roll, or Cinnamon Ice Cream

To Go

  • Offering: Main Course and sides
  • Pricing: $35 per plate, Add a pumpkin or apple pie for $27
  • Location: 109 Main St., Odessa, DE
  • Website: Cantwell’s Tavern
  • Contact: (302) 376-0600

Timothy’s on the Riverfront

  • Offering: Thanksgiving feast
  • Date: November 23, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Pricing: Adults $31.99, Seniors $28.99, Children under 12 $15.99 (20% gratuity added to all checks)
  • Menu: Includes hand-carved roast turkey breast, brown sugar spiral glazed ham, angus rib eye roast, harvest-spiced pumpkin ravioli, and various sides
  • Location: 930 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Website: Timothy’s Riverfront Grill
  • Contact: (302) 429-7427
  • Reservations: Required

The Hilton Christiana

  • Offering: Dine-in Thanksgiving buffet
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Noon-5 p.m.
  • Pricing: $69.95 adults, $24.95 children 7-11, Free for under 6
  • Location: 100 Continental Dr., Wilmington, DE
  • Website: The Hilton Christiana
  • Contact: (302) 454-1500

The Hilton Christiana

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Buffet
  • Date: November 23, 2023
  • Time: 12PM – 5PM
  • Menu: Includes honey citrus salmon with berry quinoa, fresh garden salads, blackberry BBQ short ribs, a variety of carving stations, signature cinnamon sugar beignets, and more
  • Location: Newark, DE
  • Website: Hilton Christiana Thanksgiving Buffet
  • Contact: (302) 454-1500

Bachetti Bros.

  • Offering: Thanksgiving catering
  • Date: Pickup on Nov. 21 or 22, order by Nov. 18
  • Location: 1723 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE
  • Website: Bachetti Bros.
  • Contact: (302) 994-4467

Janssen’s Market

  • Offering: Thanksgiving catering
  • Date: Order by Nov. 20
  • Time: Contact Location
  • Pricing: $95 for two, $225 for 6-8, $350 for 10-12
  • Location: 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE
  • Website: Janssen’s Market
  • Contact: (302) 654-9941

Deerfield

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
  • Date: November 23, 2023
  • Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Pricing: Adults $89.95, Children Ages 7-12 $19.95, Kids 6 & Under Free
  • Menu:
  • Signature Salad & Soup Station: Caesar Salad, Mixed Greens Salad, Red Skin Potato Salad, Penne Pasta Salad, Curry Coleslaw, Butternut Squash Bisque, Freshly Baked Rolls & Butter, Cornbread
  • Accompaniments: Mixed Vegetables, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Traditional Stuffing, Cornbread Stuffing with Oysters, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sherry Creamed Cipollini Onions, Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Relish
  • Main Attractions: Carved Roasted Turkey Breast, Carved Pork Loin, Carved USDA Prime New York Strip, Salmon Confetti, Boneless Chicken Thighs Marsala, Shrimp and Tortellini Primavera, Short Rib Ravioli Bolognese, Crab Cakes with Herb Beurre Blanc
  • Featured Desserts: Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Death by Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake, Assorted Miniature Desserts, Flourless Chocolate Torte, Fresh Fruit and Berries
  • Location: 507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark, DE
  • Website: Deerfield
  • Contact: (302) 368-6640
  • Reservations: Required

Hamilton’s on Main

  • Offering: Dine-in Thanksgiving buffet
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Pricing: $49 adults, $34 kids under 16
  • Location: 102 E. Main St., Newark, DE
  • Website: Hamilton’s on Main
  • Contact: (302) 358-8533

Here is the updated information for About The Table’s Thanksgiving services:

About The Table

  • Offering: Chef-curated holiday menu delivered to your door
  • Menu: Includes Turkey with Scratch Gravy, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto, Parmesan and Balsamic, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole, Herb Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Brown Butter Green Bean Amandine, Fresh Orange Maple Cranberry Sauce
  • Add Ons: Charcuterie Board, Acorn and Butternut Squash Soup, Fall Harvest Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Pecan Chocolate Pie, Pumpkin Pie
  • Servings: Available in 4, 6, 8, or 10 servings with a minimum order of 4 servings
  • Delivery: Delivered on Wednesday, November 23, 2023, with easy-to-use finishing instructions
  • Delivery Fees: Apply
  • Location: Serving Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, and Hockessin, DE
  • Notice: Orders must be received by 11/11/2023
  • Contact: 302-365-0143
  • Website: About The Table Thanksgiving Services

GoodEase Take & Bake

Offering: Take and bake Thanksgiving meals
Date: Orders must be placed by 3 PM Saturday, November 18th
Time: Pick-up on Tuesday, November 21st from 10 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday, November 22nd from 9 AM – 2 PM
Pricing: Check website
Location: 3619 Silverside Rd, Wilmington DE 19810
Website: Facebook
Contact: (302) 478-5935

Caffe Gelato

Date: Orders must be placed by Monday, November 20th.
Pickup: Convenient pickup available on Wednesday, November 22nd.
Delivery Option: You can opt for delivery for an additional fee of $20.

Pricing:

  • This Catered Thanksgiving dinner generously serves 10 with plenty of leftovers for only $397.
  • There is also a half-order option with quantities adjusted for 5 people for only $247.

Menu Highlights:

  • Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (9 pounds)
  • Traditional Mashed Potatoes (1 quart)
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes (1 quart)
  • Thanksgiving Stuffing (2 quarts)
  • Sweet Potato-stuffed Ravioli served with nutmeg cream (30 pieces)
  • Mixed Greens salad with sun-dried cranberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts, apple cider vinaigrette (1 bowl)
  • Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Parmigiano (2 quarts)
  • Butter Braised Brussels Sprouts (2 quarts)
  • Green Bean Almondine (2 quarts)
  • Maple-Glazed Baby Carrots (2 quarts)
  • Wild Rice and Mushrooms (2 quarts)
  • Turkey Gravy (2 quarts)
  • House-crafted Vanilla Bean Gelato (2 pints)

Note: The quantities listed above are for a full order. Half orders are also available.

Location: 90 E Main St, Newark, DE
Website: Caffe Gelato Thanksgiving Catering 2023
Contact: 302-738-5811

Uncle John’s BBQ Stand

  • Offering:
    • Thanksgiving Dinner
    • Pre-order Thanksgiving Pies & Cakes
  • Date: Order by 11/21 for pick-up
  • Menu:
    • Dinner: Turkey, Mash, Stuffing, Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Roasted Corn, Cranberry Sauce & Dessert
    • Pies: Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan, Sweet Potato
    • Cakes: Chocolate, Carrot, Pound
  • Pricing:
    • Dinner: $22 per person
    • Whole Smoked or Roasted Turkey: $70
    • Whole Ham: $55
    • Ham Dinner: $20 per person
  • Location: 2509 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE,
  • Contact: (302) 743-9737
  • Website: Facebook

Bob Evans (All Delaware Locations)

  • Locations: Various in Delaware
  • Website: Bob Evans

Crooked Hammock Brewery

  • Offering: Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 11 am – 6:30 pm
  • Pricing: $39 adults, $19 children 12 and under
  • Location: 316 Auto Park Dr., Middletown, DE
  • Website: Crooked Hammock Brewery
  • Contact: Middletown (302) 601-7837

Kent County, DE

Rudy’s Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet and Take Out Dinners
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Buffet 2 pm – 8 pm
  • Pricing: Buffet $27.99, Take Out $21.99 per meal, $230 for up to 16 people
  • Location: 17064 S Dupont Hwy, Harrington, DE
  • Website: Rudy’s Diner
  • Contact: (302) 786-2766

Smyrna Diner

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Day Buffet
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: Noon to 6 PM
  • Pricing: $24.99 per person
  • Location: 99 South Cory Lane, Smyrna, DE
  • Website: Smyrna Diner
  • Contact: (302) 653-9980

Jack’s on Main

  • Offering: Pre-ordered Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Pre-Order By: November 17th, 5pm
  • Pick-Up: November 22nd, 2-9pm
  • Menu:
  • Main Course: Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Almondine, Rosemary Brown Butter Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce
  • Additional Meal Options: 3 Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Brown Sugar Candied Yams, Petite Crab Cakes
  • Dessert Options: Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Pricing: Main Course $35.00 per person, Additional Options vary, Desserts priced individually
  • Location: 314 Main Street, Clayton, DE
  • Contact: (302) 223-6596
  • Website: Facebook


Sussex County, DE

Harvest Tide Steakhouse

  • Offering: Dine-in buffet and to-go menu
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 11 am – 7 pm
  • Pricing: Buffet $59.99 adults, $19 children under 12, Carryout $250 (serves 8-10)
  • Location: 410 E. Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE
  • Website: Harvest Tide Steakhouse
  • Contact: (302) 644-2600

Crooked Hammock Brewery

  • Offering: Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 11 am – 6:30 pm
  • Pricing: $39 adults, $19 children 12 and under
  • Location: 36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, DE
  • Website: Crooked Hammock Brewery
  • Contact: Lewes (302) 644-7837

Abbott’s on Broad Creek

  • Offering: Dine-in Thanksgiving day buffet
  • Date: Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Pricing: $30 adults, $15 children under 10
  • Location: 111 Delaware Ave., Laurel, DE
  • Website: Abbott’s on Broad Creek
  • Contact: (302) 280-6172

Cecil County, MD

Chesapeake Inn’s Annual Thanksgiving Buffet

  • Offering: Thanksgiving Buffet
  • Date: Thursday, November 23rd
  • Time: Seatings from 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Menu:
  • Starters: Artisan Breads, Jalapeño Corn Bread, Fresh Fruit & Cheese Display, Antipasto Display, Crab Bisque, Salad Bar, Caesar Salad, Pesto Feta Pasta Salad, Marinated Mushrooms, Peel & Eat Shrimp
  • Sushi Display: Assorted Sushi
  • Entrées: Crab Cakes, Tortelloni with Vegetables & Parmesan Cream Sauce, Seared Salmon, Pork Loin Calvados, Chicken Parmesan
  • Carving: Roasted Sirloin, Roasted Turkey
  • Trimmings: Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, BBQ Glazed Carrots
  • Kids Meals: Chicken Tenders, Penne with Marinara, Mac & Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks
  • Dessert: Pies & Cakes, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Mini Dessert Displays, Cheesecakes, Cookies
  • Pricing: Adults $57.95, Children $22.95 (5-12yrs), 4 & under free
  • Location: 605 2nd Street Chesapeake City, MD 21915
  • Contact: (410) 885-2040
  • Reservations: Required
  • Website: Chesapeake Inn

Cracker Barrel (Elkton)

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