Take some of the stress out of the holiday season and make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. Some offer the traditional turkey with all the trimmings while others may present their own creative culinary take on the classics. Also many restaurants offer to prepare your food ahead, so you may serve at home- we’ve listed some options at the bottom of the list.
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 15 million Americans choose to dine out for the biggest meal of the year. That’s not including the additional 4 million takeout customers who order their bird to go.
And don’t forget to ask for leftovers, some restaurants will pack you a little take home box so you can have a turkey sandwich later.
Here are the places we’ve confirmed so far:
Carvers Steaks & Chops
1535 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459 (937) 433-7099 noon to 7pm
Traditional Turkey Dinner $19, Kids Meal is $12, regular menu also available
5770 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, (937) 432-2431, 6am – 10pm
7171 Miller Lane, Butler Twp, (937) 890-0047; 6am to 10 pm
3280 Town Blvd, Middletown, (513) 727-4727; 6am to 10 pm
105 West Leffel Lane, Springfield (937) 325-8221; 6am to 10 pm
Turkey and traditional sides. No reservations taken
1414 South Patterson Blvd, Dayton 937.223.1000 ext.7731 seatings at 11:30pm & 1:30pm reservations required
Buffet with waffle station, make your own salad bar, Ham and Turkey carving, as well as other hot entrees, and assorted cakes, seasonal pies, pastries and bread pudding
$38 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity, $32 for seniors $15 for children ages 5 to 12 (4 and under eat free)
903 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton (937) 859-8229 2 – 7pm
Reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more
2490 Commons Boulevard, Beavercreek (937)431-7300 10am – 8pm,
8870 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton Mall (937)312-2400 10am – 8pm
6611 Miller Lane, Vandalia (937)264-3300 10am – 8pm
Turkey and traditional sides. No Reservations. $12.99, not including tax or beverage.
106 E. Main Street, Tipp City (937) 667-5200 noon – 6pm
Classic turkey dinner with celery and sage dressing, mashed potatoes & grevy, green been casserole, house made cranberry sauce and warm apple pie with ice cream
$15.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $9.50 children 10 and under
509 Linden Ave., Dayton, (937) 254-8431; 5 am to 6 pm
Thanksgiving dinner specials, no reservations. Cost: $8.95, includes dessert.
Max & Erma’s
3 area locations: Miller Lane, Fairfield Commons, Springboro 11am – midnight
Thanksgiving Dinner $14.99 for adults, $12.99 for children includes turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pecan stuffing, side of green beans, cranberry sauce and choice of salad or soup and slice of pumpkin cheesecake.
McCormick and Schmick’s
4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene, (937) 431-9200 noon to 8 pm
regular menu and Thanksgiving meal, which runs $24.99, for kids$9.99 reservations suggested
4402 Walnut St. in The Greene in Beavercreek, (937) 426-9153; 8am – 8pm
regular menu and traditional Thanksgiving dinner, reservations accepted
5202 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45415 (937) 277.1332 noon – 7pm
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner, $15.95 adults, Children 10 and under $8.95
2450 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek (937) 426-4600 | Noon to 6pm
Traditional meal, plus regular items. Reservations Recommended
Yankee Trace Golf Club
10000 Yankee St, Dayton (937) 438-3585
Turn the Turkey over to us! We’re taking reservations for our annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 26. There are two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost is $26.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 6–12 years old. Children five and under eat free. Reservations are required and fill up very fast.
Young’s Jersey Dairy Golden Jersey Inn
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. (U.S. 68), Yellow Springs, (937) 324-2050. 10:30 am to 6 pm seating every 90 minutes. Traditional Thanksgiving buffet including turkey, ham, sides, and desserts. Reservations required. Adults $20.95, children 4-10 $8.95, children 3 and under free.
10000 Yankee St, Dayton (937) 438-3585
Also don’t forget the Community Feast of Giving at the Dayton Convention Center. It’s open to all and free from 11am – 2pm.
Where You Can Pick up Prepared Dishes:
Lily’s Bistro 329 E. 5th Street 937 – 723-7637
Offering prepared sides from Wednesday November 25-Wednesday December 23, with 48-hour advance notice of orders. These sides are designed to be accompaniments to holiday meals and parties. Will offer small (serves 4-6 people) and large (serves 8-10 people) orders of the following:
-Creamy cavatappi mac n cheese
-Roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon
-Lily’s mashed potatoes with chicken gravy
Golden Lamb 27 S. Broadway Lebanon, Ohio (513) 932-5065
Enjoy a fully prepared hot, fresh and ready-to-serve Thanksgiving meal from the Golden Lamb for 12-14 adults in your own home. Reservations are required by 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 24 and supplies are limited. Call (513) 932-5065 to reserve your Thanksgiving meal and select a curb-side pick-up time between 12:30 pm and 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Hawthorn Grill 1222 E. Stroop Rd, Kettering 937-298-2222
Check out the Thanksgiving Catering menu.