November ushers in the holiday spirit, and with it comes the perennial question ...Where will you be for your Thanksgiving feast? While some embark on a one-week culinary odyssey to spend time with extended family in various geographic locations, others grapple with the delightful challenge of accommodating diverse tastes – like sourcing vegetarian options for your California cousin while ensuring grandpa gets his classic turkey, just like mom used to make. But let's be honest, is this how you truly want to spend your holiday? 

Imagine trading kitchen chaos for a serene, worry free experience at a favorite local restaurant and or a to-go feast. We've got not one, not two, but THIRTEEN fantastic Wilmington and Brandywine Valley area restaurants all set to welcome you with open arms for a Thanksgiving Dinner that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Get ready for a holiday celebration filled with joy, great food, and cherished memories.  

Reservations are highly recommended – let's make this Thanksgiving one for the books! 


Bachetti Bros. is offering their Thanksgiving dinner menu. Featuring delectable dishes at unbeatable prices for $24.99 per meal, extra sides, and pies available for purchase. Oven-roasted turkey, flavorful stuffing, rich gravy, an assortment of mixed vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, delightful pumpkin raisin bread, tangy cranberry relish, and a selection of other options, are perfect for your families’ tastebuds. Additionally, you have the option to add extra sides by the pound and choose from a wide array of freshly baked holiday pies and cakes to complete your feast.  Orders must be placed by Nov. 18 for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21 or Wednesday, Nov. 22. 


Big Fish Grill presents an opportunity for a hassle-free Thanksgiving feast with their take-home dinner options. Indulge in a succulent full-sized oven-roasted turkey or a delectable honey-glazed ham, complete with homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, and your choice of two to four delectable sides. For those seeking individual portions or sides-only packages, there are plenty of choices available.  

Experience Thanksgiving with prices ranging from $29 to $219.95 for catering options, and $48.95 for adults, $21.95 for kids aged 6-12, and $9.95 for kids under 6 for the buffet. Orders must be placed by Nov. 16 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day and can be picked up from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reservations for a Thanksgiving Day buffet can be made by phone, (302) 652-3474.  


Savor a delightful three-course meal featuring a main course: either citrus sage turkey, honey-roasted ham, or maple-glazed salmon with add-ons such as Cantwell’s crab dip, a curated charcuterie board, and a selection of other delectable options. In house seating for Cantwell’s Tavern will be offering dinner to-go dinner at $35 per plate but restrictions apply, and In-house seating for $49 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Call, (302) 376-0600 or visit the website for more information. 


Indulge in a Thanksgiving Day feast at Columbus Inn, featuring a range of options including roasted turkey and pepper-crusted filet. Complement your main course with a variety of sides like green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts, maple-infused marshmallow sweet potatoes, and classic stuffing, among others. To learn more about the full menu being offered for the Thanksgiving Day feast, click here. Enjoy a dine-in experience from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day; please note that takeout services will not be available due to high volume. In-house dinner rates are $76 per adult and $36 per child ages 4-10, with a 20 percent gratuity added for parties of 6 or more. 


Delight in a Thanksgiving spread at Crooked Hammock, served buffet-style, showcasing delectable offerings including succulent roasted turkey breast, Chef Ted's renowned Shreducken (flavorful herb-roasted pulled poultry), creamy mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, indulgent mac, and cheese, and lusciously glazed sweet potatoes. The feast will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with prices starting at $39 per adult and $19 per child aged 12 and under. No reservation required.  


Deerfield's Thanksgiving dinner buffet offers an array of traditional favorites, including roasted sliced turkey breast, classic stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, tangy cranberry sauce, and a pumpkin pie for a sweet finish. Dine in from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with dinner priced at $89.95 for adults and $19.95 for children, ages 7-12. Don’t forget to visit Open Table to make reservations or by clicking the link, here.  


Indulge in Chef Jeremiah's Thanksgiving spread, where elevated renditions of cherished holiday classics await. Feast on roasted turkey and a spiral honey-glazed ham, stuffed acorn squash, and sweet potato casserole, among other offerings at Hamilton's on Main. Secure your spot for a delightful dine-in experience between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with prices set at $49 for adults and $34 for children under 16. Don't forget to make your reservations by clicking the link, here.  


Reserve your spot at Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom located in North Wilmington off Naamans Road, just minutes from the Pennsylvania state line. Harry’s will be hosting two types of meals for Thanksgiving. The first is a full buffet in the ballroom from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The second is a la carte dining at the restaurant from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. featuring crab and artichoke dip, traditional turkey, prime rib, salmon and more! Reserve early for the best seating times. Call today: (302) 475-3000 


Indulge in a buffet-style dinner at the Hilton Christiana hotel featuring carving stations offering a variety of meats from roasted turkey cranberry relish with sage infused turkey gravy tohoney citrus salmon paired with berry quinoa, crisp garden salads, and blackberry barbecue short ribs. Enjoy a dine-in experience from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prices are set at $69.95 for adults and $24.95 for children aged 7-11. Children aged six and under dine for free. Secure your spot by calling (302) 631-1540. Check out the full menu here


Simplify your Thanksgiving preparations with Iron Hill's convenient to-go menu. Choose from oven-roasted turkey breast with gravy, sage and sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and crisp country-style green beans with grilled onions and bacon. Dinner for four is $75. For that extra special touch, consider adding on a signature four-pack or six-pack of Iron Hill house-brewed beer, or treat yourself to a freshly baked pie. Call, (302) 472-2739 or place your order online. All orders must be placed by Nov. 19 for pickup on Nov. 21 and 22. 


Take a backseat this Thanksgiving, and let Janssen's Fine Foods do the work this year with its extensive take-home menu including individual dishes, a charcuterie board and traditional Thanksgiving platters. Sample pricing includes $95 for a turkey dinner for two, $225 for 6-8 people, and $350 for 10-12 people. Check out their full to-go menu here. Orders must be placed by November 20. Call (302) 654-9941, ext. 3 or email  


Chef-Partner Tyler Akin brings his creative touch to the table with inventive twists on both French classics and beloved family favorites. Indulge in dishes like Brussels sprouts accompanied by a pine nut tarator and luscious melted leeks. For the main course, savor the rich flavors of roasted turkey adorned with an herb de Provence gravy or delight in the succulent citrus-glazed ham complemented by a tantalizing pineapple-rum gastrique. Le Cavalier’s Thanksgiving is a dine-in experience held on November 23rd. available from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Indulge in their prix-fixe menu, with prices starting at $75 per person. Secure your spot by making reservations through Resy.  


Timothy’s is opening up its doors for a Thanksgiving feast from 12:00 5:00 p.m. Indulge in hand-carved roast turkey breast, succulent brown sugar spiral glazed ham, and flavorful angus rib eye roast. While there, try their harvest-spiced pumpkin ravioli. Complement your main courses with delectable sides including creamy mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, and cranberry glazed baby carrots, among others. Pricing is set at $31.99 for adults, $28.99 for seniors, and $15.99 for children under 12. Please note a 20 percent gratuity will be added to all checks. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 302-429-7427.  

Kick back and truly savor the Thanksgiving holiday this year! Let the talented chefs of Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley take the reins while you relax and relish in the festivities. It is time to relax, indulge in delectable cuisine and create unforgettable memories. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you! Cheers to a Thanksgiving feast that's as easy as pie! We would love to see your family enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday at one of our featured restaurants. Why not take a pic and tag us at @visitwilmingtonde