November means the holidays are quickly approaching but the age-old question remains… Where will you be eating on Thanksgiving Day? For most, a one- to two-week prep leads up to the big day, catering to extended family. For others, it’s trying to figure out where to get vegetarian options for your California cousin with traditional turkey “like mom used to make” for grandpa. Is that really how you want to spend your holiday?  

Why not let Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley and one of its many full-service restaurants take care of Thanksgiving for you? If you like the idea of a clean kitchen or a relaxing reservation process, then we have five Wilmington area restaurants happy to host you for Thanksgiving Dinner.  

*Reservations for all the following are highly recommended. 

Celebrate the Holidays in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley

1. Thanksgiving Dinner at Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom

Reserve your spot today at Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom located in North Wilmington off Naamans Road, just minutes from the Pennsylvania state line. They will host two types of meals for Thanksgiving. The first, a special a la carte menu in the restaurant from 2:00-8:00 pm.  The second, a full buffet in the ballroom held from 1:00-6:00pm featuring crab and artichoke dip, traditional turkey (like mom made), prime rib, salmon and more! Either way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy together without the associated hassle.  

Reserve early for best seating times.  Call today: 302-475-3000.  

2. Columbus Inn

If you are ready to let someone else take the reins this Thanksgiving Day, head over to Columbus Inn located on the outskirts of downtown Wilmington. With a family-style served meal, it’s the perfect option to bridge the gap between cooking at home and eating out. The meal consists of soup, salad, turkey, filet, traditional sides and so much more. Your dinner will be topped off with a grand selection of sweets to send you off into a Thanksgiving food coma.   

Reservations from 12:00-6:00pm. Call today: 302-571-1492 OR Email: 

3. Thanksgiving Buffet at Deerfield Golf Club

You won’t miss a moment of family time when you bring the clan to Newark’s Deerfield Golf Club for Thanksgiving dinner. Bouncing back from a year off, the Club’s signature buffet sets the bar with its traditional holiday favorites enhanced with masterful creations from the culinary team.  Dinner will take place from Noon - 5:00 pm.  

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4. Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Spend Thanksgiving with friends, family, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse of course! Located in North Wilmington off Route 202 and near the Pennsylvania state line, this well-known steakhouse is ready to host your family for the upcoming holiday. Take part in a three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner or order from their full dinner menu featuring many signature items.   

Make your reservations by calling (302) 479-7970 

If your group is set on feasting at home, Sullivan’s will also be offering their three-course dinner to go - place your pre-order online and have your meal available for takeout or delivery (at select locations) perfectly portioned for five or ten people. Pre-order available from November 1st – November 22nd with pick up available 11am Tuesday, November 23rd through noon, November 25th.  


Join in the holiday spirit at Le Cavalier at the Green Room, located in downtown Wilmington inside the historic HOTEL DU PONT.   The 100 plus year-old restaurant, formally known as the “Green Room” has always been known to go all out for a special occasion. This year, take on nostalgic Thanksgiving flavors with a French twist. From Steak Tartare to Oysters Rockefeller, the innovation of Le Cav’s prix fixe menu will leave the family speechless.  

Reservations are being accepted now. The first seating will be 1:00pm and the last at 8:00pm. Reserve your spot today.  


It’s been a busy and hectic year so why not leave the cooking and cleaning at home? Now is your chance to take the whole family out for Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy each other’s company without the distractions! Make your plans today. We can’t wait to see you in Wilmington for the holidays!