40+ Connecticut Restaurants for Thanksgiving: 2017 Edition

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson
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Thanksgiving arrives on Thursday November 23!  Don’t just “wing” it this season when it comes to your plans… Connecticut restaurants are offering delicious feasts and tables fill up quickly!  Perhaps you’d rather serve Thanksgiving dinner in your home, but without the hassle of cooking.  Caterers and restaurants across the state are offering an array of to-go options for groups of all sizes.  These 40 places will make all of your Thanksgiving culinary dreams come true.

  1. Bloodroot, Bridgeport: On Thanksgiving, Bloodroot in Bridgeport serves a Harvest feast, which is a single sitting, starting at 4:30. It costs $49.95 per person and reservations can be made by calling 203-576-9168.
  2. Judy’s Bar and Kitchen, Stamford: Judy's Bar + Kitchen in Stamford offers an extensive Thanksgiving catering menu for those who want to enjoy the holiday in their homes without worrying about the cooking.
  3. Shell & Bones, New Haven: Shell & Bones in New Haven will be open on Thanksgiving from 11am – 8pm. In addition to their regular a la carte menu, specials will include Cider Brined Turkey, Maine Lobster Salad, Vegetable Pot Pie, Pomegranate Rack of Lamb, and more.
  4. Bear’s Smokehouse, Hartford and Windsor: Bear's Smokehouse has a Thanksgiving take-out menu with extensive options for meats, salads, sides, stuffings and breads, sauces and gravies, and desserts.
  5. Pearl, Westport: Make your reservations now for Pearl in Westport's traditional Thanksgiving Day menu.
  6. Fairfield Greenwich Cheese Company, Fairfield & Greenwich: The Fairfield Greenwich Cheese Company has cheese platters and special packages for Thanksgiving.
  7. Chef Luis, New Canaan: Chef Luis in New Canaan will be offeri a special Thanksgiving menu with dishes ike roasted free range bourbon turkey, salmon and spinach terrine with cucumber dill sauce, cranberry kumquat chutney with fontina cheese on toasted sourdough bread, maple glazed yams with pecan topping, and corn bread succotash stuffing. The prix-fixe menu costs $45 per adult and $25 for children. Join them on Thanksgiving from 3-9pm
  8. elm, New Canaan: elm in New Canaan is open on Thanksgiving Day from 11am-5pm. They have special Thanksgiving menus for adults and children alike. Plus, they will even have a Thanksgiving To Go menu for those who still want to serve the meal at home.
  9. Outriggers, Stratford: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixins at Outriggers in Stratford. There will be additional specials as well.
  10. Todd English’s Tuscany, Mohegan Sun: At Todd English’s Tuscany, enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving meal from 1-10pm on Thursday November 23. The prix fixe dinner is $40 per person.
  11. Millwright’s, Simsbury: From 11:30am-6pm on Thanksgiving day, Millwright's in Simsbury will offer a four course prix fixe menu. It is $59 for adults and $29 for children 11 and under.
  12. Herbacious Catering Company, Bridgeport: Herbacious Catering Company, based in Bridgeport, has an extensive Thanksgiving menu- complete with pies!
  13. Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Mohegan Sun: Visit Michael Jordan’s Steak House in Mohegan Sun from 1-9pm on November 23 for roasted wild pheasant with Riesling pear compote, pecan dust, buttermilk charred cippolini onion bread pudding, roasted baby carrots, goats milk caramel and duck fat whipped Yukon potatoes for $45. For dessert, partake in apple pie and gelato for $14
  14. Hash House a Go Go, Mohegan Sun: Hash House A Go Go in Mohegan Sun will have a special Thanksgiving Day menu beginning at 10am on November 23. A regular brunch and dinner menu will still be available.
  15. The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Mohegan Sun: The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House in Mohegan Sun invites you to join them for a Thanksgiving meal of house-brined turkey with sage stuffing, fall vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy from Monday, November 20th through Friday, November 24th between 11:30am and 1:00am.
  16. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Mohegan Sun: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Mohegan Sun will feature a Thanksgiving Day menu to include roasted turkey breast, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, traditional bread stuffing, honey garlic green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. It is $18.99 for adults and $10.99 for children 12 and under.
  17. Rive Bistro, Westport: Turkey is on the menu at Rive Bistro in Westport, but so are Branzino, Salmon, Chicken, and Steak Frites!
  18. Cafe on the Green, Danbury: Cafe on the Green in Danbury's four course prix fixe Thanksgiving includes entrees like Rack of Lamb, Grilled Salmon, Traditional Roaster Turkey Breasts, and more. It is $60 per person.
  19. L’escale, Greenwich: L'escale's Thanksgiving prix fixe menu has starters like a "Thanksgiving Plateau" raw seafood plate, entrees like Amish Turkey, and desserts like pumpkin tart. It is $75 per person.
  20. Rooster Co, Newington: Rooster Co in Newington will serve Thanksgiving Dinner family style! It is $40 per adults and $15 for children 10 and under. For the 21+ crowd, they will have suggested wine pairings and a specialty cocktail.
  21. Mill on the River, South Windsor: On Thursday November 23, Mill on the River in South River invites you to Thanksgiving dinner from 12-6pm. Parties of 8 and under can select from a prix fixe menus, while larger parties may consider their Thanksgiving buffet. Call them at 860-289-7929.
  22. J House, Greenwich: At J House in Greenwich, Chef Conor will prepare an annual 3-course menu served from 12-7pm. It is $65 for adults with a kids prix-fixe also available for $25. Call 203-698-6999 to book your reservation.
  23. The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich: The Spa at Norwich Inn presents "A New England Thanksgiving" from 11:30am-3pm. The buffet includes seafood, baked goods, soups, salads, a carving station, hot foods, desserts, and selections for kids. It is $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5 (plus tax and tip).
  24. Flemings Steakhouse, West Hartford: Flemings Steakhouse in West Hartford will extend their hours on Thanksgiving. Join them from 11am-8pm.
  25. David Burke Prime, Foxwoods: David Burke puts whimsical twists on Thanksgiving at Prime in Foxwoods Casino. Opt for traditional turkey breast, or try the Maine Lobster-Stuffed Organic Turkey Breast.
  26. Harbor Lights, Norwalk: Visit Harbor Lights in Norwalk for a 3 course Thanksgiving feast for $59 per person, plux gratuity and beverages. Choose from dishes like Long Island Duck Breast, Baked Ham, Slow Roasted Turkey, and more.
  27. The Simsbury Inn, Simsbury: Evergreens Restaurant @ The Simsbury Inn presents a Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm. It is $ 52.95 for Adults, $19.95 for children 5 and over, and free for children under 5, plus tax and gratuity. 
  28. Artisan, Southport: Artisan Restaurant in Southport will have seatings for their "Traditional Amish Turkey Dinner" from 12-7pm. The prix fixe menu is $65 for adults and $25 for kids.
  29. Fire at the Ridge, Middlefield: Fire at the Ridge Restaurant & Lodge invites you to their Thanksgiving Buffet, with seatings from 12-4pm. From a carving station to peel and eat shrimp to an assortment of desserts, there is something for every palate. 
  30. Fife n Drum, Kent: Fife N Drum in Kent will serve a full Thanksgiving dinner from 12-8:30pm that consists of a starter, Herb Roast Turkey with a Tangerine Thyme Gravy, and your choice of dessert for $43. In addition, they will offer Thanksgiving items to go if you prefer to dine at home.
  31. Metro Bis, Simsbury: From 11:30am-6pm, Metro Bis in Simsbury will serve a three course Thanksgiving meal with Roasted Turkey, Braised Short Ribs, Pan Seared Salmon, and Pan Seared Maryland Lump Crab Cakes for main courses.
  32. Spinning Wheel, Redding: Make a reservation at The Spinning Wheel in Redding for a 3 course Thanksgiving meal between 12 and 4pm. The seasonal dishes include choices like Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Stuffed Ravioli, Yankee Pot Roast, Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash, and more. Adults are $47.95 and kids are $24.95.
  33. Ted’s Montana Grill, South Windsor: Ted's Montana Grill's South Windsor location is open on Thanksgiving Day. They'll still offer their signature burgers and menu items, but a Turkey Feast will be available too.
  34. The Cook and the Bear, Hartford: The Cook and the Bear in Hartford will offer a carryout Feast for Five for $100. It includes turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, biscuits, stuffing, roasted carrots, loaded mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, and pumpkin pie bars
  35. Capital Grille, Hartford, Stamford: Capital Grille's Thanksgiving menu will be available from 11am-9pm along with their usual a la carte menu. The meal includes turkey with brioche stuffing, green beans with almonds and chutney, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. There is a kids menu as well.
  36. Dinosaur BBQ, Stamford: Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford offers Turkey Packages to go. The final day for orders is November 20, and pickup days are November 21 & 22.
  37. Octagon Steakhouse, Mystic: Octagon Steakhouse at the Mystic Marriot will be open from 11am-10pm on Thanksgiving day. Adults can partake in a four course prix fixe menu for $55, while kids can enjoy a three course prix fixe meal for $25.
  38. The Country House, New Haven: Visit The Country House in New Haven for a Thanksgiving Buffet featuring a salad station, pasta station, entree station, desserts, and more. It is $38.95 per adult and $20 each for children 10 and under, plus gratuity.
  39. Max Restaurant Group, Multiple locations: Max Catering & Events Offers will help bring Thanksgiving Dinner to the comfort of your own home. Order a complete turkey dinner for groups large or small and additional items a la carte. It is available for pick-up or delivery
  40. The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s, Darien: Pickup your Thanksgiving dinner to go at The Water's Edge at Giovanni's in Darien. The popular steakhouse will have packages to feed under 6 people and parties of 8-10.