First Thanksgiving Dinner In Delaware?

Whether you’re ready to cook your own bird or make a reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner instead, be thankful that you can do what you please, here in Delaware.


Be thankful for your new home!

Are you cooking your First Thanksgiving Dinner In Delaware? CLICK HERE to peruse some of our Chefs’ Favorite Recipes from our 2013 chef-inspired Southern Delaware Thanksgiving Menu courtesy of Richard Nofi at Bethany Blues, Rebecca Williams from the Buttery, Gary Papp of the Essential Chef, Debbie Viscovie at Food by Design, Gretchen Hanson at Hobo’s, Ginger Brenneman at MIXX, Scott Viselli from Papa Grandes and Ted Deptula at Nage Restaurant/Root Gourmet. (There are still a few recipes I want to try.)

If Thanksgiving Dinner without the worry of cooking and cleaning up is your idea of a Holiday Dinner, don’t worry, Delaware offers many superb restaurants with ample Thanksgiving bounties in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties. We have listed and linked a few of our favorites places and their offerings. Please note: reservations are highly recommended for most establishments. Bon appétit!

New Castle County, Delaware

Harry’s Savoy Grill Thanksgiving Buffet or a la carte Dining-Wilmington 

12– 8pm. Info/Reservations, call 302-475-3000 or visit

15th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner-Middletown
12 noon-3pm. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Middletown. Visit

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Deerfield Public Golf & Grille-Newark
12-5pm. All your traditional Thanksgiving favorites, reservations are required. Info/Reservations, call 302-368-6640 ext. 2 or visit

Thanksgiving To-Go from the White Clay Creek Country Club-Wilmington
Order by November 20th at 5pm in person with the restaurant manager. For details, call 302-994-6700 x 7194 or visit

Caffe Gelato Cooks 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner For You-Newark
Order your dinner by Monday, Nov. 24 from Caffe Gelato (near U of D campus) in Newark. View the Order Page For Reservations

Thanksgiving Buffet at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront-Wilmington
12– 6:30pm. Offering a variety of dining options including traditional Thanksgiving fare. Info/Reservations, call 302-652-3474 or visit

Kent County, Delaware

Abbotts Grill: Thanksgiving Day Buffet
11am–5pm. Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Add on a leftover plate for only $10 more per person! Reservations highly recommended. Info/Reservations, call (302) 491-6736 or visit

BONZ Restaurant & Lounge at The Harrington Casino-Harrington
11:30am–8pm. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and decadent desserts. Info, call 1-888-88-SLOTS or visit

Dover Downs Thanksgiving Day Festival Buffet-Dover
Breakfast 7am– 11am. Lunch and Dinner 11am–8pm. Buffet includes Hot & Cold Crab Legs and Prime Rib. Info/Reservations, call 800-711-5882 or 302-674-4600 or visit

Sussex County, Delaware

Abbotts Grill: Thanksgiving Day Buffet-Laurel
11am–5pm. Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet now at our new Laurel location… Add on a leftover plate for only $10 more per person! Reservations highly recommended. Info/Reservations, call (302) 280-6172 or visit

Big Sissies Bar & Grill-Rehoboth
3-8pm. Traditional Turkey or Ham Dinner: soup or salad, choice of entrée, trimmings & dessert. Info/Reservations, call (302) 226-7600or visit

Big Fish Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
11:30am–6:30pm. Big Fish Grill’s Buffet includes a raw bar, soups, carving stations, traditional sides and seafood. Thanksgiving meal-to-go is also available. No reservations. Info/Reservations, call (302) 227-FISH or visit

Eat, Drink and Be Thankful at Heritage Shores-Bridgeville
11:45am-5pm. Family-style menu served with Reservations Required by November 24th. Info/Reservations, call (302) 337-9910 X325 or visit

Summer House Thanksgiving

1pm–8pm. All-you-can-eat Traditional Turkey Dinner Plate or choose from various steak and seafood dishes. Info/Reservations, call (302) 227-3895 or visit

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Nage-Rehoboth
11am–6pm. You’ll savor every bite at Nage including the decadent pumpkin pie! Take Home a Left-Over Box for $12. Info/Reservations, call (302) 226-2037 or visit

The Buttery Thanksgiving Dinner
The Lewes Thanksgiving tradition at The Butter with turkey, herb stuffing and gravy or your choice of a seafood entrée and sides. Info/Reservations, call 302-645-7755or visit

Didn’t see anything you like… Rehoboth Foodie’s Ever-Evolving “Cheap Eats” and Off-season Specials also includes lists the local eateries serving either sit-down Thanksgiving dinners or Thanksgiving buffets. Click here and scroll down the specials list to see the Thanksgiving Dinner notice in the far left column. The list is a work in progress as restaurants finalize their plans, so check the link often for the Foodie’s new postings.

Still not satisified? Try an adventure aboard the Cape May/Lewes Ferry and book a stay in the Atlantic City. Every casino in town will be putting on the ritz for Thanksgiving and boast a bountiful buffet. To explore the casinos and availability, visit See a show, visit a celebrity chef’s restaurant for dinner but whatever you do be thankful that you can-do!