Northern Michigan Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2016

These local eateries are cooking up traditional dinners November 24, some offering turkey-to-go options if you want Thanksgiving at home without the work. Make reservations at one of these restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, and linger over conversations, not the dishes.

The Sagamore Room

Create a new family tradition and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast featuring traditional favorites and enticing sides at the Inn at Bay Harbor from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Thanksgiving Day. The buffet features garlic rosemary roasted turkey, herbed prime rib, brown sugar spiral ham, almond encrusted salmon, sweet and savory stuffing, potatoes dauphinoise, Asiago shaved asparagus and many other delicious salads and sides. For dessert, traditional apple and pecan pie and hot spiced bread pudding with creme anglaise is served. Find the complete menu here.
Reservations are recommended by calling 855.768.8923.

The Cottage

Open Thanksgiving 7 a.m.–7 p.m. with full menu.
Turkey Dinner Buffet 11 a.m.–7 p.m. with all the fixings.
Reservations accepted. Call 231.947.9261.

The Lakeview Restaurant at Shanty Creek Resorts

Enjoy your holiday in The Lakeview Restaurant as we do all the cooking (and cleaning up!).
Thanksgiving Buffet, 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Adults $33, Seniors $31, Ages 6-12 $15, 5 and under FREE.
231.533.8621 x 7100 for reservations


Everett’s in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa at Boyne Mountain Resort is serving up a Thanksgiving Buffet featuring carved turkey, spiral ham, andouille and sage cornbread stuffing, candied yams, whipped red bliss potatoes, autumn squash bisque, smoked whitefish and an assortment of pies. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 231.549.6067. Thanksgiving Buffet served from noon to 5 p.m.

Bay View Inn

Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Buffet, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
$27.95 Adults, $13.95 Children
Reservations recommended: 231.347.2771

Perry Hotel

Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet, 12:30–5:30 p.m.
$32.95 Adults, $13.95 Children
Reservations recommended: 231.347.4000

Pier Restaurant

Plated Thanksgiving Dinner, noon–6 p.m.
$25 Adults, $12 Children
Reservations recommended: 231.526.6201

Weathervane Restaurant

Classic Holiday Buffet, 11:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
$28.95 Adults, $13.95 Children
Reservations recommended: 231.547.4311


The Lakeview Restaurant at Shanty Creek Resorts

Let Shanty Creek prepare your traditional holiday feast! Just pick up and serve at home. Reserve your Turkeys-To-Go by Tuesday, November 22. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Call 231.533.3070 to place your order.

  • Full Order (serves 10-12 people): $160
  • Half Order (serves 5-6 people): $140
  • Includes turkey, ham, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes and green beans almondine.


A complete Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, $139. Serves 6 to 8 hungry guests. Available for order and pick up at Stafford’s Bay View Inn (Petoskey, 231.347.2771), Stafford’s Pier Restaurant (Harbor Springs, 231.526.6201) and Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant (Charlevoix, 231.547.4311). Advance reservations required.

Neighbors in Need

The employees of Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix and Stafford’s Pier in Harbor Springs will be collecting donations to supply local families with Thanksgiving meals. The restaurants work with local health and human service agencies such as the Salvation Army, local churches, Manna Food Project, Charlevoix Area Food Pantry, Harbor Springs Food Bank and the Women’s Resource Center to identify families in need.

As part of the program, Stafford’s employees and other volunteers will raise funds for dinners, prepare and package them in the restaurant kitchen and deliver the meals to area families. Last year, over 110 local families enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to the generosity of Stafford’s staff and guests.

To make a monetary or time donation:

  • Contact Carol Parker or Lindsey Bur at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, 231-526-6201 or [email protected]
  • Contact Jennifer Donker or Marvin Morris at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, 231-547-4311.

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