The Dish: 28 Local Options for Thanksgiving Dinner and Desserts

Whether it's a sit-down feast or takeout turkey and side dishes, we've rounded up some places that are accepting reservations. Plus, where to place your to-go dessert orders!



Editor's Note: This article was updated on November 11, 2016.

Dinner Reservations

1. Capital Grille

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Capital Grille with slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, French green beans with Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney for $38 per person. There is also a children’s Thanksgiving menu available for $15. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake for $10. The regular menu is also available. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence, 401-521-5600,

2. Bravo Brasserie

Bravo Brasserie is featuring a traditional turkey dinner for $23.95 per person and $11.95 for children, in addition to the holiday menu. The dinner includes roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash and cranberry sauce. Bravo Brasserie will be open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Reservations are required. 123 Empire St., Providence, 401-490-5112,

3. Cowesett Inn

The Cowesett Inn is serving a Thanksgiving dinner of oven-roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, vegetable medley and cranberry sauce, as well as escarole soup or a mixed green salad and coffee and pumpkin pie for dessert. Dark meat is available upon request. The price is $26 per person. 226 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick, 401-828-4726,

4. DeWolf Tavern

DeWolf Tavern is serving a four-course Thanksgiving feast for $50 per person and $25 for kids ages ten and younger. Dishes include a first-course choice of butternut squash bisque, a second course of mesclun salad with balsamic dressing and shaved carrots, a third-course choice of roasted turkey, baked salmon, prime rib with traditional sides or a vegetarian plate with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cornbread hash, black lentils, glazed carrots and cranberry chutney. Dessert includes a choice of pecan, pumpkin or apple pie or pumpkin pecan creme brulee. The Thanksgiving menu will be available from 11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Menu items are also available for takeout, if scheduled in advance. 259 Thames St., Bristol, 401-254-2005,

5. The Grille on Main

The Grille on Main in East Greenwich is offering a special Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in addition to its regular menu. The Thanksgiving buffet costs $29.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids (kids younger than five eat free). The buffet includes choices like slow-roasted turkey, prime rib, stuffed cod with a lobster cream sauce, seafood chowder, shrimp cocktail, baked macaroni and cheese, Portuguese sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potato casserole, herb roasted Red Bliss potatoes, roasted parsnip, carrots and butternut squash, green beans Almondine, assorted desserts and more. 50 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-885-2200,

6. One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking

Enjoy Thanksgiving in three different ways at Hotel Viking. Order dinner for takeout, choose from a prix-fixe menu or indulge at the sprawling buffet. One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking is hosting two seatings for Thanksgiving at noon and 2 p.m. Choose the buffet for $69 per adult, $54 for seniors and $25 for children ages six to twelve. Children younger than six are free. Or select the prix-fixe dinner option for $59 per person. The buffet features a selection of soups and salads, a chilled seafood bar, a chef's carving station, entrees, sides and more (including gluten-free options). There is a raw bar with shucked oysters, shrimp cocktail and local littlenecks. The carving station includes honey-roasted turkey, ham and salmon. Entrees include petit sirloin, grilled swordfish and more, with sides like roasted sweet potatoes, cardamom and ginger-scented turnip puree, whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, steamed baby carrots, autumn squash and Swiss chard, plus salads and butternut squash soup. A variety of pies, cakes and cookies are available for dessert. The prix-fixe menu begins with a selection of starters and main course options of roast turkey dinner, sea-salted prime rib, pan-seared salmon or a vegetarian dish, with all the traditional fixings. The Hotel Viking is also offering a takeout dinner option (see below). See the full menus here. 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-848-4874,

7. Legal Seafoods – Warwick

The first Thanksgiving included seafood, so why not your family meal, too? Legal Seafoods in Warwick is hosting Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. with regular seafood items as well as a special turkey dinner with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash and cranberry sauce. It costs $24.95 per person and $8.95 for children ages twelve and younger. 2099 Post Rd., Warwick, 401-732-3663,

8. Chapel Grille

Chapel Grille in Cranston is offering a special Thanksgiving menu for the occasion. From 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m., there will be an a la carte menu of soups, appetizers, pizzas, salads, a raw bar, pasta and a variety of entrees including roasted turkey with cranberry chutney, gravy, Italian sausage bread pudding, garlic and rosemary smashed potatoes and butternut squash puree and green beans ($29.99); wood grilled baby lamb chops with olive tapenade, Greek olive oil, Italian green beans and smashed potatoes and more ($24.99-$34.99); Barolo braised beef short ribs with gorgonzola, celery root puree, sauteed Brussels sprouts and more ($34.99), plus many other options. There is also a children’s menu available with a turkey dinner, chicken fingers, penne pasta or grilled chicken breast ($4.99-$15.99). 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, 401-944-4900,

9. Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn serves a New England Thanksgiving buffet with chilled seafood appetizers, such as littleneck clams and Matunuck oysters, followed by roasted pumpkin soup, polenta poutine, quiche and more and entrees of herb-roasted Helger's Farm turkey and roasted Black Angus strip loin. The chef's cooking will highlight aspects of the fall harvest with the buffet, salads and traditional sides. Dessert includes pies, tarts, petits-fours and cookies. The Thanksgiving menu is offered from 12:30–6:30 p.m. and costs $78 for adults and $28 for children younger than twelve. See the full menu590 Ocean Ave., Newport, 888-466-1355,

10. Venice Restaurant at the Winnapaug Inn

Venice is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving menu from noon–6 p.m. as well as a family-style turkey dinner with all the trimmings served tableside (please call in advance). For the tableside option, you must have a minimum of four people, and the cost is $33 per person. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, herb stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and pumpkin pie. The a la carte menu includes not only turkey and all the fixings ($21), but lobster ravioli, baked stuffed shrimp, salmon and more as well as a variety of appetizers and salads. 165 Shore Rd., Westerly, 401-348-0055,

11. Ella’s Fine Food and Drink

An a la carte Thanksgiving menu, plus the regular menu, at Ella’s Fine Food and Drink from 1–6 p.m. 2 Tower St., Westerly, 401-315-0606,

12. Spiced Pear

The Spiced Pear in Newport hosts a different kind of Thanksgiving dinner frommost restaurants with chef Thomas Duffy’s creations. It costs $75 per person and $40 for children younger than twelve. The buffet dinner will run from noon–4:30 p.m. 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 401-847-2244,

13. Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehillls

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts, only an hour from Providence. Guests can enjoy an elegant three-course holiday dinner from noon–5 p.m. for $65 per person ($15 for children ages twelve and younger), plus tax and gratuity. The menu includes first-course choices of roasted squash soup, beet salad, grilled oysters, lobster tempura and more; main course choices of turkey with all the fixings, filet mignon with butter poached lobster, baked stuffed lobster pie and more; and a fall dessert buffet. A full menu can be found here. Mirbeau also offers a separate children's menu with a kid's turkey dinner, kid's filet mignon dinner, mac and cheese, grilled cheese and more. 35 Landmark Dr., Plymouth, Massachusetts, 877-647-2328,

14. Shelter Harbor Inn

Shelter Harbor Inn has a menu just for the occasion. From noon– 6 p.m., guests can enjoy a multi-course menu with choices such as New England clam chowder, harvest salad, roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and fixings, sliced tenderloin, pecan-crusted salmon and more, plus a variety of desserts for $39 per person and $18 for children ages twelve and younger. 10 Wagner Rd., Westerly, 401-322-8883,

15. Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille

In addition to serving regular menu favorites, Tavolo will also offer the option of a Thanksgiving plate for $20 and $25 for a three-course menu with salad, turkey and dessert. It is open from 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. You can also order your Thanksgiving to go if you call forty-eight hours in advance. 970 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 401-349-4979,

16. 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille

Thanksgiving dishes provide multiple twists on classic favorites, plus the regular menu is available. Dinner will be served from noon–8 p.m. and prices are a la carte. 22 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, 401-841-8884,  noon-8 p.m. a la carte

17. Massimo

A four-course Italian spread includes antipasto selection of a farm salad or house salad, a primi choice of ricotta agnolotti or handmade pumpkin ravioli; a secondi course of roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted root vegetables and potato puree and pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert for $38 per person. Dinner reservations are available from noon–7 p.m., and the regular menu will also be available. 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-273-0650,

18. The Vig

The Vig is offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu with choices for $39.95 per person. The options include a starter choice of roasted acorn squash soup with apple fritter or a beet salad; a main course of roast turkey with wild mushroom dressing, sweet potato gratin, green beans, cranberry compote and turkey gravy; and a dessert choice of warm pumpkin bread pudding with whiskey sauce and whipped cream or hot apple crisp with vanilla bean ice cream. 21 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-709-0347,


Takeout Thanksgiving Dinners

19. Pamfilio's

Pamfilio's is offering a full takeout turkey dinner package for ten to twelve people for $249, plus 8 percent tax. It includes herb-roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy, cranberry sauce, a dozen dinner rolls, a choice of a side (mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, roasted Red Bliss potatoes or sweet potato wedges); two choices of vegetables (green beans, honey glazed baby carrots, roasted fall vegetables, Italian peas and mushrooms or buttered corn); and a fresh baked apple pie. Orders must be placed by Thurs., Nov. 19 by noon, and pickup is Wed., Nov. 25 by 6 p.m. 1800 Mendon Rd., Cumberland, 401-334-8959,

20. 1149 Restaurant

Place your order for a complete takeout Thanksgiving dinner package from 1149 Restaurant by Wed., Nov. 16. Pick up your order on Wed., Nov. 23 between noon and 5 p.m. Feasts are built for four to six people ($175 plus tax), eight to ten ($250) and twelve to fourteen ($325) and include whole roasted turkey, eight side dishes (rosemary roasted potatoes, classic stuffing baked with pan drippings, green beans with beurre monte and Marcona almonds, mashed sweet potatoes and carrots, cinnamon-orange cranberry sauce, apple butternut squash soup, cornbread and gravy). You can also add on extra appetizers (cranberry spinach salad, a cheese tray or a vegetable crudite display) and dessert (apple pie or pumpkin cheesecake) for separate fees. Prices do not include 8 percent sales tax and 4 percent processing fee. Call 401-884-1149 to place your order and visit the website for the full menu1149 Division St., Warwick, 401-884-1149,

21. Easy Entertaining

In celebration of the upcoming holiday, Easy Entertaining is offering a Thanksgiving menu filled with sides, packages and desserts available for pickup, including roasted turkey from Johnston’s Baffoni’s Poultry Farm, southern sweet potato casserole and assorted Rhode Island grown veggies. Other specialties include chef Ashley’s roasted butternut mac ‘n’ cheese and homemade cranberry apple relish (made with local cranberries, of course). Orders need to be placed by Nov. 17 for pickup on Wed., Nov. 23 between 3 and 7 p.m. Delivery is offered for an extra fee depending on location and only for orders with a minimum of $200. Packages including turkey and mashed potatoes, vegetarian stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry-apple relish are available for four guests and up to sixteen guests ($87-$321, not including 8 percent tax and 5 percent gratuity for the staff). Appetizers, additional sides and desserts are also available for separate purchase. Full payment is required within twenty-four hours of ordering. 166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, 401-437-6090,

22. Hotel Viking

If you prefer to take your Thanksgiving dinner to go, you can order it up until Mon., Nov. 21. One Bellevue's to-go order includes a twelve-pound oven-roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, baby carrots, broccolini, Italian bread, gravy, cranberry sauce and three different pies. Each to-go order will feed eight to ten people comfortably and starts at $169 (tax and gratuity not included). Pickup is on Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. See the full menus. 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-3300,

 23. Cook and Dagger

The restaurant is offering a wide variety of sides geared toward different guest counts for takeout. Options include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, stuffing, turnip puree, butternut squash puree, cornbread, biscuits and more. View quantities and prices here. 566 Putnam Pike, Greenville, 401-349-3927,


Takeout Dessert

24. Wright's Dairy Farm

Wright's Dairy Farm in North Smithfield offers a bevy of desserts including pumpkin roll, flavored biscotti and pie varieties such as pecan, apple cream, coconut custard, chocolate cream, pumpkin, Toll House, blueberry or custard. They also make sugar-free apple or blueberry pies. If you’re looking for something different, Wright’s also has a number of cookies and cakes, including their intense Killer chocolate torte. All Thanksgiving orders must be received before Thurs., Nov. 17, for pickup on Tues., Nov. 22 and Wed., Nov. 23. If you forgot to place an order by then, there will also be pies available in the store on a first-come, first-served basis. See the complete menu. 200 Woonsocket Hill Rd., North Smithfield, 401-767-3014,

25. Silver Spoon Bakery

This East Greenwich bakery offers cupcakes, pies, full cakes, cake pops, French macarons and other gourmet treats. Gluten-free items are available daily and for order. Call 401-384-0078, use the online order form, or visit the shop in person to place an order. 58 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-384-0078,

26. Ellie's Bakery

The Providence bakery has a variety of pies and cakes available for pre-order by Mon., Nov. 21. Choose from pumpkin pie, chocolate silk torte, caramel apple cheesecake, pear frangipane tart, roasted root vegetable galette, pumpkin spice bread and more. View the full menu and prices, and place orders here. 61 Washington St., Providence, 401-228-8118,

27. Pastiche Fine Desserts

The bakery is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving, and holiday hours are Mon., Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (open for pre-orders only, no cafe service); closed on Thanksgiving. 92 Spruce St., Providence, 401-861-5190,



28. Walrus and Carpenter Oysters Holiday CSA

Choose from four varieties of oysters plus the new farm raised littleneck clams. To place an order for Providence, fill out an order form. Oysters are sold in shares of twenty-five ($35), fifty ($65), or 100 ($100). Littlenecks are sold in shares of fifty ($40) or 100 ($75). Gloves are available for $5 and shucking knives for $15. Pickup will be Nov. 22 from 57 p.m. at 73 Harrison St. in Providence. 

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