Gobble up these bountiful Thanksgiving spreads without the prep or stress. We’ve rounded up a few Northern Michigan restaurants that are offering turkey feasts and more this November 27, meaning: Dishes? Forget about ’em. Groceries? Not a single bag needed. Instead, we invite you to linger at the table and savor an easy evening with friends and family.


5705 South Lake St., Glen Arbor 49636

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 12-7pm

Again this year Blu will feature local Pilgrim turkeys from Sonny’s Farm on M-22. Goose, duck, venison, lamb and yes, some fish will also be on the menus!

Reservations are suggested and necessary, call them at 231.334.2530

Bluebird Restaurant

102 River Street, Leland 49654

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 12-6pm

Traditional turkey & trimmings as well as prime rib.

Call for reservations: 231.256.9081

Boathouse Restaurant

Old Mission Peninsula, 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City 49686

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 1-6pm

An extensive menu that includes traditional organic turkey from Malem Farms, a local Old Mission Farm as well as turducken, lamb, seafood and more. Click here for the entire menu.

Reservations are recommended: 231.223.4030

Boyne Mountain Resort

1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, Michigan

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 2 pm–6 pm

Joint the Thanksgiving Celebration at Boyne Mountain where they’ve added a long roster of activities and entertainment to one of our favorite holidays. And whether you decide to dig into Everett’s special holiday buffet, or have a complete meal delivered to your door, you’ll experience the perfect Thanksgiving with all the trimmings – and none of the stress.

Call for reservations: 800.462.6963

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11 am–4 pm

A buffet that includes a kid friendly portion as well as a traditional turkey, fresh salad, cheeses, mashed potatoes, green beans and much more! Click here for a complete menu.

Reservations are required: 888.968.7686.


310 Cass Street, Traverse City, Michigan

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 12–5 pm

A delicious Turkey day spread that offers traditional turkey, stuffing and much more.

For reservations call: 231.932.1310

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa’s Aerie Restaurant & Lounge

100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, PO Box 404 Acme, MI 49610-0404

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11 am–6 pm

A buffet with an omelette station, cornbread, mashed potatoes, turkey and more, click here for the whole menu.

Call 231.534.6000 for reservations or make a reservation online.

Great Wolf Lodge

3575 U.S. 31, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Thanksgiving Day Hours: noon–8 pm

A Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional Turkey day fare. The best part? No cleanup and it’s prepared by a culinary team!

Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are available based on availability. Call 231.941.3600 or email azehner@greatwolf.com.

Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant

106 Pine River Lane Charlevoix, Michigan 49720

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 10:30 am–6 pm

This is a Thanksgiving day buffet with a carving station offering traditional turkey or ham, delicious side dishes, a dessert station and more!

Reservations are recommended, 231.547.4311.

West Bay Beach Resort

615 East Front St., Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11 am–3 pm

Carving Stations with Prime Rib & Turkey Breast, traditional sides, salad bar, butternut squash bisque and assorted desserts.

Reservations Recommended: 231.947.3700

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