The Dish: 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 9, 2018. Writing by Courtney Dell’Agnese.
Castle Hill Inn serves a New England Thanksgiving buffet with chilled seafood appetizers, such as shrimp cocktail, followed by artisan cheeses and antipasto, and entrees of herb-roasted Helger’s Farm turkey and roasted Black Angus strip loin with all the fixings. The chef’s cooking will highlight aspects of the fall harvest with the buffet, salads and traditional sides. Dessert includes pies, tarts and pastries. The Thanksgiving menu is offered from 12:30–6:30 p.m. and costs $82 for adults and $28 for children younger than twelve, plus tax and gratuity. See the full menu. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, 401-849-3800, castlehillinn.com.
Chapel Grille in Cranston is offering a special Thanksgiving menu for the occasion. From 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m., there will be an a la carte menu of soups, appetizers, pizzas, salads, pasta and a variety of entrees including roasted turkey with all the fixings, wood grilled baby lamb chops, seafood-stuffed sole, sesame-crusted salmon, plus many other options. There is also a children’s menu available with a turkey dinner, chicken fingers or penne pasta. View the full menu here and call now to make your reservation. 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, 401-944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com
DeWolf Tavern is serving a four-course Thanksgiving feast for $46 per adult and $26 for kids ages ten and younger, plus tax. Dishes include a first-course of butternut squash, a second-course of mesclun salad with balsamic dressing and shaved carrots, a third-course choice of roasted turkey, baked salmon or prime rib with traditional sides or a vegetarian plate with mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, cornbread hash, black lentils, glazed carrots and cranberry chutney. Your fourth-course dessert includes a choice of pecan, pumpkin or apple pie, a sticky toffee pudding or house made ice cream or sorbet. The Thanksgiving menu will be available for seating times from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Time slots are already filling up, so call now to make your reservation! 259 Thames St., Bristol, 401-254-2005, dewolftavern.com
Ella’s is serving Thanksgiving dinner from 1–6 p.m., including the regular menu with holiday additions, of course, a full turkey dinner being one of them. The menu is a la carte and an organic turkey dish is also being served for $28 which includes yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and fresh cranberry sauce. Call 401-315-0606 for reservations. 2 Tower St., Westerly, 401-315-0606, ellasfinefoodanddrink.com
5. Hotel Viking
The Hotel Viking in Newport has two Thanksgiving options for you and your family, a grand buffet and a takeout turkey menu. The grand buffet takes place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and includes soups, salads, a raw bar, carving stations and all of the traditional delights for $89 for adults, $79 for seniors, $34 for children ages six through twelve, children five and younger are free. You can also choose the Thanksgiving to-go feast for $225 and pick it up on Nov. 22 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19. All prices include tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online or by phone. One Bellevue Ave., Newport, 800-556-7126, vikingspecialevents.com
The first Thanksgiving included seafood, so why not your family meal, too? Legal Seafoods in Cranston is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.–8 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. Reservations are recommended and private dining rooms must be reserved in advance. 175 Hillside Rd., Cranston, 401-732-3663, legalseafoods.com
A four-course Italian style spread that includes an insalata selection of a house Caesar or spinach salad, a primi choice of handmade pumpkin ravioli; a secondi course of roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted root vegetables and potato puree and housemade pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert for $43 per person. Dinner reservations are available from noon– 6:30 p.m. 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-273-0650, massimori.com
Mill’s Tavern is offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu with a range of choices for $45 per person or $25 per child. The options include a first-course of either soup or salad, a second course of traditional carved orange sage-brined turkey, steak or maple mustard glazed salmon, and a third-course of a sorbet tasting, chocolate pecan pie or chef Samantha’s seasonal dessert. An a la carte turkey dinner is also available featuring oysters and littlenecks on the half-shell, autumn mushroom risotto, a grand shellfish platter and much more. View the full menu here. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272 3331, millstavernrestaurant.com
9. Ocean House
A Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. in the ballroom offers the comforts of a home-style feast featuring roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and all the fixings. Enjoy a variety of salad options, roasted butternut squash tortellini and roasted brussels sprouts and much more; shrimp cocktail, oysters and more from the raw bar; traditional pies, tarts and baked bread for dessert. A children’s buffet will also be available which will include fruit salad, a turkey sandwich, pizza, chicken nuggets, maple glazed carrots and assorted desserts. The buffet costs $85 per adult and $45 per child ages four through twelve plus tax and gratuity. Children younger than three are complimentary. See the full menu.
Ocean House is also offering a Thanksgiving dinner in Coast from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. where chef William Rietzel and his team will craft a four-course spread with the traditional Thanksgiving fixings with a five-star twist. The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. They kindly ask that Thanksgiving at Coast be enjoyed by guests ages eight and older. Wine pairings available for an additional $80 per person. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 888-853-2919, oceanhouseevents.com
10. Red Stripe
Red Stripe locations in Providence and East Greenwich are offering a special Thanksgiving menu for the occasion. Choose from butternut squash soup or a fall salad for the first course. The second course, is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Choose from pumpkin pie, or ice cream for dessert. Dinner costs $29.95 per adult and $12.95 per child ages ten and younger, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for parties of eight or more and are strongly encouraged for all other sized groups. Reservations can be made between noon and 6 p.m. 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950; 455 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-398-2900, redstriperestaurants.com.
11. Trattoria Zooma
Trattoria Zooma on Providence’s Federal Hill can host your family this holiday season for a Thanksgiving feast like no other. Spend quality time sitting around the table, family style, from noon–8 p.m. while indulging in everything from a delicious roasted turkey with house made gravy to local harvest vegetables. The traditional menu is also available all day. Don’t forget to order a house made pie for pickup. Choices include pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato. Phone orders only and must be ordered by Nov. 19 and picked up on Thanksgiving Eve or day. 245 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-383-2002, trattoriazooma.com.
12. 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). The a la carte menu includes not only turkey and all the fixings ($23), but butternut squash ravioli, baked stuffed shrimp, scallops and more as well as a variety of appetizers and salads. For the tableside option, you must have a minimum of four people, and the cost is $36 per person. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, herb stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and pumpkin pie. Or get the family style turkey dinner to go. It serves eight to ten people for $174 plus tax. Reserve your dinner by Nov. 19. All dinners can be picked up at noon Thanksgiving Day. Just pick it up and serve, no reheating it required. 165 Shore Rd., Westerly, 401-348-0055, venicerestaurant.com
Bluefin is offering a Thanksgiving buffet filled with delicious starters like a cheese board and potato salad, pumpkin and cornbread before you dive into the carving station for entrees such as slow-roasted turkey, peppercorn-crusted sirloin, baked cod or butternut squash ravioli, with all the traditional fixings to go along with it. And of course you can’t forget about dessert. There is an assortment of pies and other tasty treats like cookies, brownies and bread pudding. View the full menu here. Adults are $40 per person and children ages five through twelve are $20, plus tax and gratuity, children younger than five are free. 1 Orms St., Providence, 401-272-240, marriottprovidence.com
Bravo is accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Enjoy a roasted turkey breast with stuffing, gravy, butternut squash and cranberry sauce along with the rest of the holiday menu. Dinner is $23.95 for adults and $11.95 for children. Book early because space is limited. 123 Empire St., Providence, 401-490-5112, bravo-providence.com
15. Parma Ristorante
Parma Ristorante is an up-and-coming, fine dining Italian restaurant and is offering seatings for the Thanksgiving buffet at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The buffet includes an antipasto station, a meat carving station, a full tradition Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings along with dessert options, of course including pie. Adults are $29.95, children younger than twelve are $15.95 and kids younger than three are free. Space is limited so make your reservation today! 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 401-349-0079, parmaristorante.com
North inside the Dean Hotel in Providence is hosting one family-style seating at 7 p.m. for 450 per person for food. Eight to ten dishes will be served family-style. Nothing too wild. Make a reservation at email@example.com. 122 Fountain St., Providence, foodbynorth.com
MainSail at the Newport Marriott is hosting two seatings for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. A $49 three-course prix fixe menu will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with choices for appetizers, entrees and desserts. Some of the options include roasted pumpkin Grafton aged cheddar soup, charred Brussels sprouts, traditional turkey dinner, seared scallops, prime rib cut sirloin and more. For dessert, enjoy pumpkin spice latte tiramisu, pecan tart, apple gallette or s’mores cake. The cost is $49 per person. From 5 to 9 p.m., the prix fixe menu and regular dinner menu will be served. Make a reservation by calling 401-849-7788 or book through opentable.com. Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 401-849-1000, mainsail-restaurant.com
Wright’s Farm Restaurant in Burrillville will be open for Thanksgiving from noon to 4 p.m. for family-style chicken dinners with baked chicken, pasta and sauce, french fries, salad and fresh-baked rolls for $13.75 per person, or $7.95 for kids ten and younger. A steak dinner is also available for $23.75 per guest. Reservations are accepted, but not required. 84 Inman Rd., Burrillville, 401-769-2856, wrightsfarm.com
This Thanksgiving, join Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar to make memories — and enjoy a three-course meal starting at $42. The Thanksgiving menu features favorites like lobster bisque, mixed herb-roasted turkey breast, family-style sides like butter-mashed sweet potatoes and seasonal desserts like apple crisp. For devoted steak lovers, the Fleming’s main dining menu will also be available and children can enjoy a three-course menu for $19. By dining at Fleming’s, guests will help provide over 11,000 meals to families in need in their local communities. Thanksgiving hours 11 a.m.–8 p.m. One West Exchange St., Providence, 401-533-9000, flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ri/providence
TAKEOUT TURKEYS AND SIDES
20. Chez Pascal
Chez Pascal is taking orders for its Savory Pork and Sauerkraut Pie for takeout! The pie includes custard braised pork, caraway seeds, aromatic vegetables, apples, gruyère cheese and housemade kraut in flaky pie dough. The price is $35 plus tax, paid in advance. The pie is nine inches in diameter and already cooked, so you just need to heat them up in a 350-degree oven for about twenty to thirty minutes. Serves eight to ten people depending on the size of your appetite. Place your orders now until noon on Tuesday, November 20. Pick up your pie between 5–9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Call to place your order. 960 Hope St., Providence, 401-421-4422, chez-pascal.com
21. Cozy Caterers
Let Cozy Caterers take care of the Thanksgiving cooking stress for you. Offering a full menu of platters, salads, soups, entrees and desserts, you can order a few items or your whole meal. Each item can be ordered in a small, medium or large size, perfectly tailored to how many people you need to feed this holiday. View the full menu here. Orders must be received by Nov. 19. You can pick up or have your food delivered to you on Nov. 21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Or you can pick up on Thanksgiving Day from 7:30–11 a.m. 400 Warwick Ave., Warwick, 401-351-3111, cozycaterers.com
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 roasted butternut mac ‘n’ cheese and homemade cranberry apple relish (made with local cranberries, of course). Orders need to be placed by Nov. 15 for pickup on Wed., Nov. 21 between 3 and 6 p.m. Packages including turkey and mashed potatoes, vegetarian stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry-apple relish are available for four guests and up to sixteen guests ($95–$335, 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, easyentertainingri.com
23. Willow Tree
Willow Tree’s retail store in Attleboro is allowing customers to reserve farm-raised turkeys online and purchase dessert pies ranging from apple to chocolate cream. Available sides and appetizers include chicken dips and chicken salads, as well as house-made turkey gravy, the Cekala family bread stuffing, scratch-made cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Willow Tree also just introduced turkey pies before Thanksgiving for the first time. Turkeys can be picked up from Sun. Nov. 18 until Wed. Nov. 21.
Gregg’s will do all the hard work for you of preparing the side dishes needed to pair with your turkey. Select from stuffing, butternut squash, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, cranberry sauce or you can order the holiday side package that includes everything you need (except the turkey) for a full Thanksgiving meal. Sides must be prepaid and ordered forty-eight hours in advance. Order online and pick up from either the Providence or East Providence locations. 1303 North Main St., Providence, 401-831-5700; 1940 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence, 401-438-5700, greggsusa.com
Wright’s Dairy Farm in North Smithfield offers a variety of your fall-favorite desserts like pumpkin spice rolls, apple crisp, pecan diamonds and maple butter cookies. If you’re looking for more of a classic Thanksgiving pie, choose from flavors like apple, pumpkin, blueberry, chocolate cream and more. If you’re looking for something different, Wright’s also has a variety of cakes, a cookie platter and specialty breads for you to order. All Thanksgiving orders must be received before Nov. 17, for pickup on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 and can be made in person or by phone. See the complete menu. 200 Woonsocket Hill Rd., North Smithfield, 401-767-3014, wrightsdairyfarm.com
The Beehive Café and Pantry in Bristol has you covered this Thanksgiving with carefully crafted and thoughtful food that celebrates a wholesome community. Select from traditional Thanksgiving sides, assorted pastries, breads or a variety of cakes like coffee, espresso walnut, cheesecake and even a vegan chocolate. Also available for order is fruit, pumpkin, pecan and chocolate pecan pies. Order online by Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. See the full selection. 87 Gooding Ave., Bristol, 401-396-9060, thebeehivepantry.com
Choose from originals from Ninigret Pond in Charlestown or dutchies from Dutch Harbor in Jamestown. To place an order and pay at pick-up, fill out an order here. Or to place an order and pay in advance, order here. Oysters are sold in quantities of twenty-five, fifty or 100. If you need shucking tools, gloves are available for $5 and shucking knives for $15. All Providence pick-ups will take place on Nov. 21 from 5–7 p.m. at 73 Harrison St.
28. Feast and Fettle
Order everything but the turkey and have it delivered right your door. Fixings include stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato and green bean casserole, salad, cranberry sauce and more. Feast and Fettle is teaming up with LaSalle Bakery to serve apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, custard and pumpkin pies. Also available is a multitude of breads from Seven Stars Bakery and a variety of doughnuts from Knead Doughnuts. Choose a serving size and have dinner and dessert delivered with no cooking required. Delivery will be available on Nov. 22 to all of Rhode Island as well as Swansea, Seekonk, Attleboro, North Attleboro and Rehoboth, Massachusetts, or you can pick up your order at 881 Waterman Avenue in East Providence. View the full menu here and place your order by noon on Sunday, Nov. 18.