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It’s nothing to be ashamed of. You can go out for Thanksgiving instead of making it at home. In fact, so many people are doing it these days that more and more restaurants are staying open and offering prix fixe deals for the day. Some places are also offering “Turkey To Go,” so you can bring the whole meal home. Your guests need never know…
I did a little bit of research and found seventeen Bucks County restaurants (and three in Jersey) open with Thanksgiving special menus. There are probably more. Let me know of any others by all means, and I’ll add them to the post. These are in alphabetical order with any interesting details I could find. Following the listing are a few of the places who are offering Thanksgiving meals for take-out.
The Black Bass Hotel is offering a seven-course dinner, served from noon to 8:30 pm, at a prix fixe of $47.95 per person. The inn is at 3774 River Road in Lumberville. Phone: 215.297.9260
The Brick Hotel at 1 East Washington Ave. in Newtown is putting on both Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner. Brunch starts at 9:30 am and goes to 4:30 pm (last seating at 3 pm). Price for adults is $32.99 and for children, $15.99. The a la carte dinner is from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. See the above links for more menu details and call 215.860.8313 for reservations.
The Buck Hotel is offering a “Family Style” Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 pm. Price for adults is $31.95 (plus tax and gratuity) and $15.95 for children. The Buck is at 1200 Buck Road in Feasterville. You can reach them at 215.396.2002 for reservations.
The Cascade Lodge is cooking a whole turkey for parties of 4 or more, including all the traditional fixings. And you can even take home the leftover turkey! Cost is $27.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The Lodge is at 5065 Lehnenberg Rd. in Kintnersville, and will be open from noon to 7 pm. Phone: 610.346.7484
The Freight House in Doylestown will open at 11 am on Thanksgiving Day and offer a range of special entrees including Maple Glazed Turkey Breast, Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Rosemary Garlic Prime Rib, Roast Leg of Lamb and Tea Smoked Pork Loin. For reservations, call 215.340.1003. The Freight House is right by the Doylestown Train Station on 100 S. Clinton St.
The Indian Rock Inn is offering a four-course All American Thanksgiving Feast from noon to 7:30 pm, for
$38.00 per person (children under 12 years: $19.00). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Phone: 610.982.9600. The Inn is at 2206 River Road (Route 32) in Upper Black Eddy.
The Logan Inn in New Hope is hosting Thanksgiving Day Dinner from noon to 7 pm, offering a variety of entrees, for $32.95 per person. All dinners come with soup, salad, dessert and coffee. Entrees include Turkey, Ham, Grilled Long Island Duck Breast, Sauerbraten and Herb Encrusted Filet. Children have a choice of Turkey or Ham Dinner ($12.95) or Pasta with Marinara Sauce ($10.95). The inn is at 10 W. Ferry St. Phone: 215.862.2300
The Mansion Inn, also in New Hope, will be serving a special a la carte Thanksgiving menu from noon to 8 pm. Try the Pumpkin Bisque Soup, or for entrees, Roast Turkey, Glazed Ham, Butternut Squash Ravioli, or Grilled Salmon. The Mansion Inn is at 9 9 South Main Street. For reservations, call 215.862.1231
Marsha Brown will be open from noon to 8 pm with a Creole-inspired Thanksgiving menu that makes you want to move to Louisiana. Choices include a Lobster, Shrimp and Crawfish Bisque, Turkey with Corn Bread Andouille and Chestnut Stuffing, Duck and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, a 10 oz. Filet with Béarnaise Sauce*, and Eggplant Ophelia. Side dishes are served family style and dessert is also part of the $49.95 per person deal (*$59.95 for the filet). Marsha Brown’s is at 15 South Main Street in New Hope. Reservations: 215.862.7044
At Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, the options are varied. The Cock ‘n Bull is hosting a Thanksgiving Harvest Feast Buffet from noon to 6 pm. Adults: $27.95 and children: $13.95. Both Earl’s and Sweet Lorraine’s will do a regular menu with some “off the menu” Thanksgiving items. People can either pick and choose the Thanksgiving items or can have a three course prix fixe option from those choices. Click on the links above for more information, including phone numbers for reservations.
The Richlandtown Inn in Upper Bucks County is offering a fixed menu with five dinner options, including turkey, ham and seafood for entree choices. The inn will be open from noon to 8 pm. Prices vary depending on your entree choice from $16.95 (Turkey) to $30 (Filet Mignon). For reservations, call 215.536.6239. The Richlandtown Inn, sometimes referred to as the Richlandtown Hotel, is located in the center of Richlandtown on Route 212 (101 S. Main Street at Union St.).
The Temperance House is presenting a gourmet Thanksgiving Grand Buffet featuring a hand-carved turkey station and steamship of beef with all the fixings for $24.95 per person (adult) and $12.95 (child). The Temp is at 5 N. State St in Newtown. Call 215.860.9975 for reservations.
Vaders Bar & Grill in Southampton is offering a great deal — a Thanksgiving Turkey meal for $16.95 per person ($6.99 for kids). In addition, their regular menu will be available. Reservations are being taken for seatings at 2/2:30 pm, 4/4:30 pm and 6/6:30 pm. Call 215.953.7575 for more information. Vaders is on 727 Second Street Pike. You can also get a turkey dinner to go. Details below.
The Washington House is seating for a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner including choice of soup or salad, entree, dessert and coffee for $29.95-32.95 (adult) and $9.95 (child). A la carte menu also available. You can find them at 136 N. Main Street in Sellersville. Phone: 215.257.3000
The Waterwheel Restaurant in Doylestown is presenting a Grand Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 2 to 6 pm. $35.00 per person, kids under 10 y.o. half-price. Check out the menu and call for reservations at 215.345.9544. The Waterwheel is at 4424 Old Easton Rd.
The Yardley Inn Restaurant and Bar will be serving dinner 1-7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to their regular menu, they will offer a special menu for the holiday. Entrees range in price from $19 to $38. You can find the Yardley Inn at the corner of Afton Ave. and River Rd. in Yardley. For reservations, call: 215.493.3800.
And nearby, on the Jersey side of the river:
Erini Restaurant at 1140 River Rd. in Ewing will be open on Thanksgiving from 2 to 6 pm, offering 4-course dinners, based on the price of the entree. You can reach them at 609.882.0303
Hamilton’s Grill Room will be offering a Thanksgiving Family Dinner Dinner, served from 1 to 5 pm. Call the restaurant for more information and reservations at 609.397.4343. Hamilton’s is at 8 Coryell St. in Lambertville. And don’t forget, they are also BYOB.
The Lambertville Station Restaurant is offering a traditional turkey dinner entree as well as a variety of other selections (ranging $18-$32) on Turkey Day. The restaurant, at 11 Bridge St. in Lambertville, can be reached at 609.397.8300 for more information and reservations.
Interested in Turkey-to-Go? Here’s a few places that are offering a cooked turkey with all the fixings:
Earl’s in Peddler’s Village is offering a Thanksgiving Feast to Go including a Bolton Farm Tom turkey (raised locally in Silverdale), giblet gravy, butter whipped mashed potatoes, apple sage dressing, green beans, candied yams, cranberry chutney, assorted rolls and a choice of apple, pumpkin or pecan pie. Pricing: for 4-7 guests $160 (one pie) and for 8-12 guests $230 (two pies). Add an additional 14 to 16 lb. turkey for $70. Easy and convenient curbside pick-up on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the rear of Earl’s. Orders must be received by Sunday, November 22. Call: 215.794-4020.
Vaders Bar & Grill in Southampton is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner to feed “at least” eight people for $79.95. You can get the 20-22# turkey fully cooked (just warm it up when you get home) or partially cooked, with you finishing the last 30 minutes in your oven. A $20 deposit is requested Call 215.953.7575 for more information.
Wegmans in Warrington has lowered the price on their famous take-out Thanksgiving meal this year and is offering some new options. A Premium Turkey Dinner is $79.99, serves 8-10 and includes 4 sides, gravy and cranberry orange relish. A hand-carved Roasted Turkey Dinner is available in two sizes: the medium serves 5-6 and cost $99; the large serves 10-12 and costs $179. Both include 4 sides, gravy and cranberry orange relish. You can also order the items a la carte. See more details online and call the Catering Department at 215.918.3908 to order.
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