Thanksgiving: Eat Out!

Some of us would rather skip the days of cleaning, shopping, shlepping, and cooking for Thanksgiving. Here’s a list of local restaurants open for the feast.

Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook
Saybrook Point Inn pulls out the stops on Thanksgiving Day from 11 – 4pm with an elaborate buffet, including a Harvest Table, Autumn Salads, Entree Selections (including vegetarian options) and carving stations with all the fixings. Adults 89.95, kids 39.95. https://www.saybrook.com/eat-drink/thanksgiving-day-dinner/

Water’s Edge Resort, Westbrook
A traditional Thanksgiving buffet is offered with all the trimmings, plus brunch including crepes and waffles, fresh pastries and fruit, pasta station and house-made desserts. $69 adults, $29 children, 5 and under free. 11 – 6:30pm. https://watersedgeresortandspa.com/event/thanksgiving-2/

The Griswold Inn, Essex
With seatings from 11am to 7pm, enjoy a grand buffet feast at this historic inn, of seasonal salads, carving stations and entrees, and all the classic accompaniments and a choice of traditional desserts. See the menu here: https://griswoldinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Thanksgiving-Menu-2.pdf Adults $60, children under 12, $24, under 6 free.

Copper Beech, Ivoryton
The cozy Copper Beech Inn is serving a four-course menu between noon and 5pm with options for traditional turkey, Icelandic salmon, or prime rib. $75. Children’s menu available. http://www.copperbeechinn.com/thanksgiving.html

The Wharf at The Madison Beach Hotel
Enjoy a Grand Thanksgiving Buffet in the waterfront ballroom overlooking the Sound. Enjoy a decadent variety of stations: soups and salads (yes! lobster bisque), a raw bar, traditional holiday carving station featuring turkey, lamb and prime rib, numerous hot classic sides, an omelet station and a grand finale of chef-prepared sweets and treats.  Adults $85, children $45 prior to gratuity, taxes and fees, Children under 5 are free. View the menu here: https://thewharfmadison.com/news/thanksgiving-options-at-the-wharf-madison-beach-hotel/

The Shipwright’s Daughter Thanksgiving Feast, Mystic
Turkey lovers rejoice!Executive Chef David Standridge and The Shipwright’s Daughter team are whipping up your festive favorites yet adding a unique spin to the classics to delight your tastebuds. Three courses at 105 per adult and 2 course for 12 and under at $56. November 24 from 2 – 6. Reserve here: https://www.shipwrightsdaughter.com/event/thanksgiving-feast/

Thanksgiving in the Ballroom at The Ocean House, Watch Hill
Join family and friends in the Ballroom to savor holiday favorites, including cheese and charcuterie, classic New England raw bar, soups, salads, carving stations with roasted turkey, prime rib and salmon, and all the trimmings, plus spectacular desserts. $125 per person $65 ages 4 – 12, under 3 free. Reserve here: https://oceanhouseevents.com/events/event/thanksgiving-buffet-in-the-ballroom-2022

Thanksgiving Day in Coast at The Ocean House, Watch Hill
Enjoy the traditional fixings of Thanksgiving, with a five-star twist. Chef and his talented team take this iconic holiday meal to new heights, crafting an unforgettable four-course menu that you and yours will remember for years to come. Elevate your experience with an expert wine pairing for an additional $125/ person. $175 per person. Reserve here: https://oceanhouseevents.com/events/event/thanksgiving-day-in-coast-2022