Make a reservation at these Northern Michigan restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, and linger over conversations, not the dishes. Or gather at home with turkeys-to-go.
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Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
Boathouse Restaurant, Traverse City
Order turkey and country ham alongside lobster tail, wagyu filets and elk rack. View the menu. Call 231.223.4030 for reservations.
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. $29.95 for adults; $10.95 for children 10 and under; under 3 free.
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.
Reflect Bistro inside Cambria Suites, Traverse City
Enjoy the buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $29.95 for adults; $15.95 for children ages 6–12; 5 and under free. Call 231.778.9110 for reservations.
The buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring deviled eggs, a create-your-own salad station, pumpkin bisque, herb-basted turkey breast, chocolate pecan pie and so much more. View the full menu. Adults $30.95, ages 11–13 $16.95, ages 5–10 $13.95, ages 4 and under free. Reservations are highly recommended, call 231.534.6800.
Birch & Maple, Frankfort
A three-course dinner for $32 per person. Reservations required. Call 231.399.0399.
Blu, Glen Arbor
Taking reservations from 1–7 p.m., call 231.334.2530.
Bluebird Restaurant, Leland
Turkey or prime rib entrees with all the traditional sides. Reservations highly recommended, call 231.256.9081. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Maddy’s Tavern, Grawn
A buffet from noon to 6 p.m. $18.95 for adults; $9.95 for 10 and under; 3 and under free. Call 231.276.6244.
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.
Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor
A seasonal buffet with lots of options from 12:30–3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended: 231.439.4051. $32 per adult, ages 12 and under $15, children 5 and under free. View the menu.
Everett’s at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls
Head to Everett’s on Thanksgiving Day for a buffet, or have a complete meal, including all the holiday favorites, prepared and delivered to your resort accommodations. Buffet served from noon to 5 p.m. Adults $32, ages 9–15 $18, ages 5–8 $14, 4 and under free. Reservations are highly recommended, call 231.549.6067. View the menu.
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. $32.95 adults, $14.95 children.
Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey
A Stafford’s chef mans the carving station with turkey, ham and top round beef, and you’ll find lots of holiday favorites like green bean casserole and mac and cheese. View the menu. The buffet is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 231.347.2771. $29.95 adults, $15.95 children. *View the Thanksgiving lodging package.
Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey
Roasted turkey and sirloin, baked ham, 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. $39.95 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. The carved turkey dinner is $28 per guest and slow roasted prime rib is $30. Dinner is served from noon to 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 231.526.6201.
Where to Get Turkeys-To-Go & Side Dishes
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. Get a single meal for $9.50, add-ons available. Individual meals don’t have to be pre-ordered. The Kitchen is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving. View the full menu.
Third Coast Bakery, Traverse City (Thanksgiving Extras)
Have a dietary restriction or food allergy? Third Coast Bakery offers gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan desserts (think maple frosted pumpkin layer cake) and bread, like soft pull-apart dinner rolls. View the menu and place your order by November 19 at 3 p.m. Must pick up by November 21 at 5 p.m.
Just pick up and serve at home. To order, call 231.533.3070. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day. 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).
Symons General Store, Petoskey
Pre-order traditional Thanksgiving fare prepared by the chefs at Chandler’s and house-made Symons favorites. All items must be pre-ordered and paid. View the menu and order form.
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.
Neighbors in Need Program
Employees at Stafford’s Pier in Harbor Springs have teamed up 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 the Salvation Army, The Manna Food Project, Harbor Springs Food Bank, Women’s Resource Center and local churches. Last year, more than 70 families enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner thanks to Stafford’s Pier Restaurant staff and guests.
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