Northern Michigan Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Make a reservation at these Northern Michigan restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, and linger over conversations, not the dishes.

Want to celebrate the holiday at home, but don’t want to do all the prep work? Some eateries are offering turkey-to-go options!

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– Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner – 

Firefly, Traverse City

This Thanksgiving buffet features traditional favorites like mashed potatoes and stuffing as well as twists you’re going to love—sushi on Thanksgiving, heck yes! View the menu. Call 231.932.1310 to make your reservation.

Boathouse Restaurant, Traverse City

This Thanksgiving dinner offers tradition options like Biehl’s farm roast turkey along with untraditional features like lobster tail, wagyu filet, New Zealand elk rack and more. View the menu. Call  231.223.4030 for reservations.

Minervas Restaurant, Traverse City

The buffet is available from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., call 231.946.5093 for additional information and reservations. Adults $25.95, children ages 4–10 $9.95.

Aerie Restaurant at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme

Serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The menu includes deviled eggs, chestnuts wrapped in bacon, a create-your-own salad station, roasted acorn and butternut squash bisque, herb-basted turkey breast, roast salmon, bread pudding and so much more. View the full menu. Adults $31.95, ages 11–14 $15.95, ages 5–10 $11.95, ages 4 and under free. Reservations are highly recommended, call 231.534.6800.

Blu, Glen Arbor

Taking reservations for Thanksgiving from 1–7 p.m., call 231.334.2530.

Bluebird Restaurant, Leland

Turkey or prime rib entrees with stuffing, sweet corn, mashed potatoes and so much more. $25 for turkey, $25 for prime rib (all inclusive except dessert and cocktails, tax/tip) Reservations highly recommended, call 231.256.9081. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tavern Maddy’s 31, Grawn

A buffet with roasted turkey, pork loin, baked salmon, mac and cheese, broccoli salad, and more. $18.95 per person, 10 and under $9.95 and under 3 free. View the menu. Call 231.276.6244.

The Sagamore Room, Bay Harbor

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. Enjoy herb roasted turkey, prime rib, applewood smoked ham, roasted squash brown sugar apple Panna Cotta, pecan pie and more. Reservations recommended: 855.332.4648. $32 per person, ages twelve and under $15, ages 5 and under free. View the menu.

The Lakeview Restaurant at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire

The Lakeview Restaurant will do all the Thanksgiving cooking (and cleaning up)! The traditional Thanksgiving buffet has roast turkey, prime rib, casseroles and more. A selection of fine pastries and pies will be available for dessert. The buffet is open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Call 231.533.3000 ext. 7185 for reservations. Adults $33, Seniors $31, Ages 6-12 $15, 5 and under free.

Everett’s at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls

Head to Everett’s on Thanksgiving Day for a buffet, or have a complete meal, including all of the holiday favorites, prepared and delivered to your resort accommodations. Look forward to autumn squash bisque, orange and cranberry relish, artisan rolls, roasted zucchini, all kinds of pie and more. Adults $31, ages 9–15 $17, ages 5–8 $13, 4 and under free. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 231.549.6067. Thanksgiving Buffet served from noon to 5 p.m.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey

A Stafford’s chef mans the carving station with turkey, pork loin with cherry barbecue and more along with classic Thanksgiving side dishes. View the menu.  $29.95 adults, $15.95 children. The buffet is available 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 231.347.2771. A lodging package is available.

Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey

Roasted turkey and sirloin, baked ham, smoked whitefish and salmon starter, pecan and cinnamon candied yams, Waldorf salad, chocolate truffle cake and so much more. The buffet is available from 12:30–5:30 p.m. View the menu. Reservations are recommended, call 231.347.4000. $35.95 per adult, $15.95 per child.

Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Harbor Springs

A plated dinner with your choice of soup or salad and Chef’s dessert buffet. View the menu. Dinner is served from noon to 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 231.526.6201.

Weathervane Restaurant, Charlevoix

This classic holiday buffet will have turkey, ham, smoked fish, a salad bar, Great Lakes chowder, crab mac and cheese, a decadent chocolate dipping fountain and so much more. View the menu. Reservations are recommended, call 231.547.4311. $29.95 adults, $14.95 children.

Where to Get Thanksgiving Turkeys-To-Go

Symons General Store, Petoskey

Pre-order traditional Thanksgiving fare prepared by the chefs at Chandler’s and house-made Symons favorites. Ordering deadline is Saturday, November 18 at 7 p.m., all items must be pre-ordered and paid. Pick up items November 22 or 23. View the menu and order form.

The Kitchen, Traverse City

Get the Thanksgiving Feast for six with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, a dozen rolls, candied yams and more for $129.95. The Basic for six comes with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for $79.95. Meals for six must be pre-ordered—call 231.947.8646. Or get a single meal for $8.95, add-ons available. Individual meals don’t have to be pre-ordered. View the full menu. Open 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving.

The Lakeview Restaurant at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire

Let Shanty Creek prepare your traditional holiday feast! Just pick up and serve at home. Reserve your Turkeys-To-Go by Tuesday, November 21 at 2 p.m. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day (November 23) from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Call 231.533.3070 to place your order. Includes 10–12 pounds of freshly roasted turkey or honey glazed ham, homestyle stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green bean casserole, orange cranberry relish, salad with dressings, rolls and butter and pie (choose two: apple, cherry or pumpkin).


A complete Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home for $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.

Give Back! Neighbors in Need

Thirteen years ago, employees at Stafford’s Pier in Harbor Springs teamed with their guests to create the “Neighbors in Need” program. Complete Thanksgiving dinners are delivered to area families by volunteers who prepare, package and deliver the meals.

The staff at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant works closely with Salvation Army, The Manna Food Project, Harbor Springs Food Bank, Women’s Resource Center and local churches. Last year, over 70 families enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to the generosity of Stafford’s Pier Restaurant staff and guests.

“It is always our hope that the spirit of generosity will spread,” says Jody Ewbank, General Manager of Stafford’s Pier Restaurant. “The need is great, the obligation we accept, and we hope to reach more families in 2017 .” 

To make a monetary or time donation, contact Jody Ewbank or Carol Parker at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, 231.526.6201 or [email protected]

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