Thanksgiving is a feast usually prepared and served in our homes. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break from tradition and do something different.Drop the day-long prep for Thanksgiving and head out to one to these Long Island restaurants that are serving up a turkey dinner. This way, you can maybe enjoy a Thanksgiving run, volunteer for those in need or (gasp!) relax a little.
For those who aren’t a fan of turkey, many of these restaurants are offering regular menu items as well so everyone can have what they like.Just be sure to call ahead for reservations and have a happy Thanksgiving! And for more tips and activities this season, check out our Long Island Fall Fun Guide.
Brasserie Americana Restaurant, Bar and Lounge - Great Neck
Families can enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet at this French bistro, including a carving station, hot entrees and an assortment of desserts. Everything is made with fresh ingredients
$42.95 Per Person. Children under 10, half-price.
The Capital Grille - Garden City
Alongside its full menu, the restaurant will also be offering its Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites. $39 for adults, $15 for children age 12 and under.
Seasons 52 - Garden City
Located in Roosevelt Field, families can enjoy a farm-to-table Thanksgiving. The Plainville Farms Turkey is never given antibiotics and is served alongside all the trimmings. $27.90 per person, $12.90 per child.
Taste 99 - Farmingdale
Feast at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park on Thanksgiving Day.Traditional Buffet Dinner: $65 adults/$25 kids 12 & under; Seatings at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Thyme - Roslyn
Thyme will serve a special holiday fixed-price dinner menu from 1 pm-7 pm. $62 adults / $25 children under 10 yrs.
Volpe Ristorante - Woodbury
Located in the Fox Hollow, Volpe will be serving Thanksgiving dinner between 12 pm-6 pm. There is also a children's menu available for $22.
Mill Pond House - Centerport
Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner near the water at this 100-year-old home turned restaurant. A la carte menu, children's menu available for $25.
Ristegios - North Patchogue
Four seatings to choose from at this American-fare restaurant: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm. $49.95 per person, half-price meals for kids under 10 years old, as well as half-price on any bottle of wine.
View - Oakdale
Enjoy a buffet dinner with views of the Great South Bay. Dinner includes a carving station, seafood, salad, and plenty of dessert options. Adults $44.95, children under 12 years old $19.99 and children under three are FREE.
Southampton Publick House - Southampton
Known for its award-winning craft beers, Southampton Publick House will be open on Thanksgiving from 1-7 pm. Offering a fixed-price Thanksgiving menu with your choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $29.95 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 10 and under.
H20 Seafood and Sushi - Smithtown
This is a great option for families that have members with differing food preferences. There will be a special a la carte menu with turkey and all of the trimmings in addition to sushi, fish, seafood, and land fare. The restaurant will be open from 12-7 pm.
Cinq Terre Ristorante - Huntington Station
This traditional Italian restaurant will be serving up a harvest feast with choices offered up a la carte. But don’t worry, diners can also order their favorite Italian dishes such as lasagna, fillet of sole, and fritto misto. The restaurant will be open from 12-9 pm.
Updated for 2017
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