According to a recent survey conducted by SpareFoot, over one third of people surveyed said they would rather go to the DMV than prepare to host Thanksgiving Dinner. If you’re among this group of people who find hosting the holidays a stressful ordeal, have no fear. We’ve rounded up a list of restaurants with special Thanksgiving dinners in Wilmington that will let you focus on what’s really important this holiday.
HOTEL DU PONT 42 West 11th Street, 800-338-3404 or 302-594-3154
Thanksgiving Buffet Gold Ballroom, 11:00 am & 1:30 pm reservations
Traditional variety of selections including butternut bisque, international cheese display, smoked seafood display, chef’s assortment of seasonal salads, carved to order roast tom turkey, prime rib, organic salmon, seafood Christina, favorite holiday side dishes and a spectacular holiday dessert buffet.
Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Green Room, Noon & 2:30 pm reservations
Elaborate five-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner includes lobster bisque, sweet corn ravioli, and poached shrimp cocktail, salad course, followed by a choice of traditional tom turkey with all the fixings, pan-roasted halibut, hand-carved prime rib, pan-seared duck breast, crab cake, finished with chef’s holiday dessert trio.
Big Fish Grill 720 Justison St., 302-652-3474
Noon to 6:30 pm reservations, but walk-ins welcome
The buffet selections will include an array of salads and soups, entrees, seafood, and desserts. Traditional Thanksgiving turkey and sides will be served, as well as Big Fish signatures like Oysters Rockefeller and Chesapeake Bay clams. A la carte dishes will also be available.
Timothy’s on the Riverfront 930 Justison St, 302-429-7427
Noon to 6:00 pm reservations
Dinner buffet including a selection of soups and salads, a carving station, pasta station and a multitude of sides and desserts. The carving station will serve a traditional roast turkey breast, brown sugar spiral glazed ham, and hand carved premium angus rib eye roast.
Harry’s Savoy Grill 2020 Naamans Road, 302-475-3000
A la carte Menu, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm reservations
If you’re a fan of Harry’s Seafood Grill on the Riverfront, then you may want to try the restaurant group’s other location for Thanksgiving. Harry’s Savoy Grill will be serving a special À la carte menu in the dining room that includes the option of a Thanksgiving roast turkey dinner, in addition to a selection of seafood and other dishes.
Thanksgiving Buffet, Noon to 6:30 pm Reservations
In the Ballroom, the lavish buffet menu encompasses a large choosing of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The carving station will feature a traditional roast turkey, as well as Harry’s award winning prime rib.
Columbus Inn 2216 Pennsylvania Ave., 302-571-1492
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm reservations
Dinner at the Columbus Inn includes soup and salad courses that are followed by a family-style meal complete with roasted turkey or pepper crusted filet mignon, green bean casserole, roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, classic stuffing, cranberry compote, whipped sweet potatoes, and crispy red bliss potatoes. Dinner will then be finished off with a selection of sweets!