Northern Michigan Restaurants: Out to Dinner for Thanksgiving

Northern Michigan Restaurants: Did you forget to defrost the turkey? Forget to buy the turkey? Don't know how to roast the turkey? Fret not. Here's where to dine out for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the Traverse City area. Reservations are recommended.

Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City

Herd up your pack and head over to the Great Wolf Lodge for their family-friendly Thanksgiving Buffet. The Camp Critter Bar and Grille will offer Thanksgiving classics, a chef-attended carving station and separate kids buffet from 12-8pm. View prices and full menu.

Staffords, Petoskey
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at any of Stafford's unique dining establishments. Perry Hotel, Bay View Inn, Pier Restaurant and Weathervane Restaurant all celebrate this season of togetherness with Thanksgiving buffets in warm celebration of friends, family and neighbors. Get the individual details here.

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, Grand Traverse Resort, Acme

Thanksgiving Day buffet from noon to 6 p.m. Highlights inlcude chef carved honey roasted ham with honey dijon glaze, chef carved basted turkey with sage gravy, garlic shrim with lemon and white wine butter, smoked fish platter, red snapper with mango tropical sauce and more. Click for deets.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine!