Rolling into the month of November means the holidays are coming up quicker than we hoped. So, the question remains… Where will you be eating on Thanksgiving Day? For most, the day will consist of catering to extended family, cooking, and cleaning. But it doesn’t even start there. The shopping in preparation for your feast begins at least a week, if not two, or three, ahead of time. Not to mention the post-meal cleanup and leftovers. 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 and spending time with your family, 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

Join our friends 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 1:00-9:00 pm.  The second, a buffet in the ballroom held from Noon-6:30pm. Either way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a meal together without the associated hassle.

2. Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

Join in the holiday spirit at the Hilton Christiana located near Interstate 95 and the Christiana Mall in Newark. The hotel will play host to a grand buffet including lobster mac & cheese, Certified Angus prime rib, a taco station and of course turkey! Be sure to book your meal today as this is a very popular event. *One Lucky Person in attendance will win a FREE Ultimate New Year’s Party Package. Learn more - here.*

3. Columbus Inn

If you are ready to let someone else take the reins this Thanksgiving Day, head over to Columbus Inn located on the cusp 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, pepper-crusted filet, mashed sweet potatoes, stuffing 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.  

4. Thanksgiving Buffet at Deerfield Golf Club

You won’t miss a moment of family time when you bring the clan to Deerfield for Thanksgiving dinner. Their buffet sets the bar with its traditional holiday favorites enhanced with delicious and creative creations from the culinary team.  Dinner will take place from Noon - 6:00 pm. Make your reservations today!

5. Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Spend Thanksgiving with friends, family, and turkey of course! Sullivan’s Steakhouse located in North Wilmington off Route 202 and near the Pennsylvania state line, is ready to host your family for the upcoming holiday. Take part in a four-course prix fixe menu or order from their full dinner menu!  There’s something for everyone.

Thanksgiving is about spending time with your closest friends and family while acknowledging all the things you’re grateful for throughout the year. To do just that, leave the cooking and cleaning at home and take the whole family out for Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy each other’s company without the distractions! Make your plans today. We can’t wait to see you in Wilmington for the holidays!