Metro Detroit's Ultimate Thanksgiving Dining Guide: Top Spots for Your Festive Feast
Wayne County Dine-In Restaurants
Wayne County Carry-Out Restaurants
Oakland County Dine-In Restaurants
Oakland County Carry-Out Restaurants
Macomb County Dine-In Restaurants
Macomb County Carry-Out Restaurants
Thanksgiving is a time to gather for quality time with family, friends and loved ones to celebrate, give thanks, share some laughs, and of course - eat some incredible food. From the cranberry sauce, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, the roasted turkey fresh out of the oven, to the pumpkin pie — we all look forward to digging in on Thanksgiving Day, but not everyone wants to spend the entire day cooking it all.
As the date quickly approaches, both families living in Metro Detroit and those visiting who may be considering moving to Metro Detroit will be seeking out the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, there are a plethora of dining options for those seeking to indulge in the holiday's culinary delights without the hassle of cooking. Whether you're planning to dine in or prefer the convenience of carryout, this guide highlights the best restaurants throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, presenting a diverse array of choices to suit every taste and style for your big dinner.
For those seeking a traditional sit-down experience on November 23, the region's dining landscape is dotted with establishments ranging from cozy, casual eateries to sophisticated, high-end venues. Each restaurant is poised to serve up classic Thanksgiving fare, from succulent, roasted turkeys to rich, flavorful gravies and cranberry sauces, ensuring a memorable holiday feast.
Moreover, many of these restaurants are not just limited to dine-in services; they also offer comprehensive carryout options. This flexibility allows patrons to bring the essence of a professionally prepared Thanksgiving meal right to their homes. Whether it's a full holiday spread or select dishes to complement your home cooking, these carryout options are designed to ease the holiday stress while delivering the same quality and taste as their dine-in counterparts.
Address: 16703 Fort, Southgate, MI
Phone: (734) 285-2110
Crystal Gardens in Southgate offers a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal that caters to a variety of tastes. The spread includes traditional Thanksgiving foods alongside beef medallions, penne pasta with marinara, an assortment of salads, fresh fruit, soup, and mac and cheese. Seating is available at 12:30, 1, and 3:30 p.m. Prices are set at $35.95 for adults, $34.95 for seniors, and $24.95 for children aged 4-10. Prepaid reservations are required. Additionally, Crystal Gardens provides a Thanksgiving dinner to-go option for those preferring to enjoy their meal at home.
Address: 152 Elm, Wyandotte, MI
Phone: (734) 283-8200
Magdaleno Ristorante in Wyandotte presents a two-course Thanksgiving meal featuring a selection of turkey, roasted sirloin, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and a unique dessert of cannoli with pumpkin filling. Available from 11am to 8pm. The meal is priced at $39 for adults and $17 for children aged 5-11.
Address: The Atheneum Hotel, 1000 Brush St., Detroit, MI
Symposia, a Mediterranean-inspired fine dining establishment in Corktown, offers a special Thanksgiving menu in addition to its regular array of shareable items and main entrees. The Thanksgiving menu features traditional turkey breast with sage gravy, brûlée butternut squash, apple-brioche stuffing, boniato sweet potato mash, and cranberry chutney. Priced at $30 per person, this special menu is available on November 23. Reservations for the holiday are recommended and can be made online.
Address: 4222 Second, Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 832-1616
Mario’s Restaurant, a renowned Italian dining spot in Detroit, will be open from 2-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, offering a dinner for $35 per person. Additionally, Mario's provides a roasted turkey dinner package to-go, complete with a variety of sides to feed 6-8 people for $165. For a unique option, their gourmet turducken Thanksgiving meal serves 10-12 for $200. Orders must be placed by November 21.
Address: 1400 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 209-4700
Located on the ground floor of the Shinola Hotel, San Morello is an Italian restaurant known for its hospitality-centric approach. This Thanksgiving, they will serve a fixed-price menu featuring a choice of a first course, main entree (including Thanksgiving turkey), and dessert for $115 per person. The elegant setting and refined menu make San Morello an ideal choice for a memorable Thanksgiving dining experience.
Address: 1000 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 960-8110
Texas de Brazil offers a unique Thanksgiving experience with its continuous service of various meats, including steak, chicken, and sausage, brought directly to the table. Complementing the meat selection is a super-loaded, gourmet salad bar. Seating begins at 11 a.m., priced at $53.99 per person. This Brazilian steakhouse provides a festive and lively atmosphere, perfect for those seeking an alternative to traditional Thanksgiving fare.
Address: 4421 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 832-5700
The Whitney, a historic mansion turned elegant dining venue, offers a unique Thanksgiving experience. Guests can enjoy an early brunch, ideal for paradegoers, or a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the mansion's luxurious setting. The Whitney caters to all guests with children's portions and vegetarian options available. Seating for dinner are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with brunch seating starting at 6:30 a.m. The Whitney's grandeur and exquisite menu make it an ideal choice for a memorable Thanksgiving celebration and a fantastic place to visit if you're considering moving to Metro Detroit.
Address: 27310 Ford, Dearborn Heights, MI
Phone: (313) 914-2159
A.B.’s Amazing Ribs offers a unique twist to the traditional Thanksgiving meal with their smoked turkey and brisket options. For $200, customers can get a whole smoked turkey or brisket, or opt for a combo with four sides for $500. A smaller option of turkey or brisket plus two sides is available for $260. Side choices include macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, Greek salad, Caesar salad, or coleslaw. Orders can be placed by phone from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Address: 25253 Telegraph, Flat Rock, MI
Phone: (734) 782-6600 or (734) 782-6651
Big Bear Lodge Restaurant offers a single-serve, plated traditional Thanksgiving dinner for those preferring a more intimate celebration. The meal includes oven-roasted turkey, cornbread sausage stuffing, turkey gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry relish, house salad, bread, and a choice of pumpkin pie or crème brulee for dessert. Priced at $36 per person, orders must be placed and prepaid by November 20 for pickup between noon and 5 p.m. on November 23.
Busch’s Fresh Food Market serves as a convenient one-stop shop for holiday meals. With multiple locations throughout the area, this is a convenient way for those living in Metro Detroit to obtain a delicious, hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner. Busch's offers up classic turkey dinners starting at $129, feeding 6-8 people, along with spiral-sliced ham and garlic pepper-rubbed rib roast meals. Customers can enhance their meal with additional sides, wine, or an Achatz pie. Orders can be placed in-store or online, ensuring a hassle-free and delicious Thanksgiving meal.
Address: 8044 Kercheval, Detroit
Phone: (313) 513-0361
Marrow presents a gourmet selection for Thanksgiving, featuring pasture-raised and hormone-free turkey, duck, or ham. Their offerings extend to include charcuterie boards, dressing, gravy, stock, and cranberry relish, ensuring a diverse and high-quality holiday meal. Orders can be placed online until November 17, with pickup dates available on November 21 and 22. Marrow's curated selection is ideal for those seeking a premium, artisanal touch to their Thanksgiving feast.
Address: 2921 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 270-9600
Oak & Reel, a contemporary Italian restaurant and favorite of many living in Metro Detroit, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to-go led by Michelin-starred Chef Jared Gadbaw. The meal includes slow-roasted turkey, stuffing (with or without oysters), roasted Brussels sprouts and Cippolini onions, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls. The dinner is available in two sizes: $195 for four to six people and $385 for eight to 12 people. Additional options for wine and dessert, such as pumpkin Basque cheesecake, are available at an extra cost. Orders can be placed online for pickup on November 22.
Address: 286 N. Adams, Rochester Hills, MI
Phone: (248) 375-9644
Bravo! Italian Kitchen of Rochester Hills invites you to savor a traditional Thanksgiving feast featuring sliced white meat turkey and all the classic sides. Open for seating from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for a family-friendly holiday meal. Adults can dine for $39.99, while kids' meals are priced at $24.99. Bravo is also providing carry-out where customers can choose between cold pickup from November 20-23 or hot pickup on November 22-23. Prices range from $105 to $160. Additionally, Bravo's sister restaurants, Buca di Beppo and Brio Italian Grille, are also offering similar dining and carryout packages for a memorable holiday dining experience.
Address: 298 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI
Phone: (248) 686-7004
For those visiting and thinking of moving to Metro Detroit, celebrate Thanksgiving in style at the Daxton Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, for a feel of what life is like in the area. The hotel's culinary team, known for their work at the award-winning restaurant Madam, will be preparing a grand buffet in the salon and parlors, perfect for accommodating large groups. The buffet will feature an array of dishes including roasted turkey, sourdough stuffing, braised greens, and a selection of traditional desserts crafted by the in-house pastry team. Seating is available from 3 to 6 p.m., with prices set at $95 for adults and $45 for children aged 3 to 10. Reservations are recommended to ensure a spot at this luxurious Thanksgiving celebration.
Address: 301 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI
Phone: (248) 817-1800
Fogo de Chão, the renowned Brazilian steakhouse located in Troy, offers an upscale dining experience this Thanksgiving Day. Known for its continuous service of a variety of meats and an extensive salad bar, the restaurant provides a unique twist to the traditional holiday meal. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fogo de Chão welcomes families, with kids 6 and younger eating free with the purchase of an adult meal. Additionally, the restaurant offers Thanksgiving to-go packages, available for pickup from November 14 to 26, for those who prefer to enjoy their feast at home.
Address: 1018 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak, MI
Phone: (248) 398-7066
Nick’s Grecian House is a go-to destination for those seeking a simple, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal in Royal Oak. The restaurant offers a choice of roasted turkey, baked ham, or roast chicken dinner, each accompanied by a salad or slaw, a vegetable, potato, a breadbasket, and a slice of pumpkin pie. Priced at $15.99 per plate, this meal provides a comforting and traditional holiday experience. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nick’s also offers carryout options for those who prefer to enjoy their meal at home. Pre-orders are recommended to ensure availability.
Address: 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, MI
The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille is presenting a luxurious four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Priced at $125 per person, the menu features an array of gourmet dishes including sautéed gnocchi, roasted carrot potage, roast turkey, roasted pear and pecan salad, pumpkin spice pan cotta, and more. Reservations for this exquisite dining experience can be made online. Additionally, for those local to Birmingham who prefer dining at home, Rugby Grille offers a Thanksgiving dinner for two to-go for $150. This package includes Michigan fall salad, sage and peppercorn-roasted turkey, brioche and chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied squash, cranberry relish, and a choice of pie, encapsulating the essence of a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a gourmet touch.
Address: 6873 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI
Stage Deli in West Bloomfield offers a comprehensive Thanksgiving dinner for eight, priced at $325. Orders must be placed online. The meal includes a whole roasted fresh Michigan turkey, onion roll stuffing, sweet potato souffle, green bean almondine, bake-at-home dinner rolls, and more. Additional items like smoked whitefish spread, roasted vegetables with mango tahini dip, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple crumble can be added for an extra charge.
Address: 330 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI
Phone: (248) 466-3010
Coeur, a new culinary gem in Ferndale, is offering a complete Thanksgiving meal to-go, perfect for small groups. The menu features turkey ballotine with gravy, mushroom and leek dressing, roasted carrots with other root vegetables, smoked cheddar potato gratin, cranberry gelee, potato puree, and chicory salad. Each meal serves two and comes fully cooked, ready to heat and serve. Pickup is available at 5:30 p.m. on November 20 and 21, priced at $120 per package.
Address: 3960 Crooks Rd Suite 200, Troy, MI 48084
Cucina Lab Torino, located in Troy, presents a unique take on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The carryout package includes an organic turkey, handmade stuffing, veggies au gratin, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin bread rolls, and Piedmontese patisserie. Orders can be placed online now for pickup between 10 a.m. and noon on November 22. The meal is priced at $50 per person.
Address: 202 E. Third, Royal Oak, MI
Phone: (248) 584-4227
Moving to Metro Detroit and craving some down south barbecue? Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak offers a Texas-style Thanksgiving with a hickory-smoked turkey and three sides, enough to feed 6-8 people for $150. They also offer single-serve Thanksgiving plates for $24, and a la carte items like pulled white meat, smoked meatloaf, pies, and more. Orders must be placed by noon on November 17.
Address: 818 N. Main, Rochester, MI
Phone: (248) 652-0195
The Flavor Lab Catering Co. in Rochester offers a holiday feast including an oven-roasted, boneless turkey, pretzel bread stuffing, homestyle mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry chutney, rolls with herbed butter, and pumpkin pie. Prices range from $256 to $280, serving up to 8 adults. Orders can be placed for cold pickup on November 22 or hot and ready to serve on November 23.
Address: 28 N. Washington, Oxford, MI
Phone: (248) 800-4244
HomeGrown Brewing Company, known for its craft beer, is offering a heat-and-serve holiday package. The meal includes half a roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, Brussels sprouts with bacon, roasted squash, rolls, and cranberry relish. Priced at $110 plus 10% gratuity, it feeds 4-6 people. Orders must be placed by noon on November 19 for pickup between 4-6 p.m. on November 22.
Kruse and Muer Restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinner to-go, available for pickup either as a hot, ready-to-eat meal or cold to heat up at home. With participating locations in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, and Clarkston, this family-style meal, serving 4-6, is priced at $175 and includes a hand-carved turkey with gravy and all the traditional sides, including Kruse & Muer rolls. Individual plates are also available for $30 per person. Visit their website for locations and ordering details.
Address: 20333 Hall, Macomb, MI
Phone: (586) 226-8838
Aspen Restaurant Bar and Banquets is open on Thanksgiving Day, offering a traditional turkey dinner with sides for $24.99, or $14.99 for kids. Additionally, they feature chef specials and menu favorites like lake perch, macaroni and cheese, chicken Parmesan, and more. Seating is available from noon to 6 p.m.
Address: 51195 Schoenherr, Shelby Township, MI
Phone: (586) 739-5400
Detroit Fish House in Shelby Twp breaks away from seafood to serve a Thanksgiving dinner that includes sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, cranberry relish, slaw, house-made rolls, and a choice of pumpkin or chocolate mousse pie for dessert. Priced at $29 for adults, $15 for ages 4-10, and $10 for children 3 and younger. The regular full menu is also available. Open from 1-6 p.m.
Address: 45125 Mound, Shelby Township, MI
Phone: (586) 254-1311
Also located in Shelby Twp, Filippa’s Italian Restaurant and Banquet offers a full turkey dinner for $34 per person, or a unique turkey pot pie for $29. Each option includes a choice of apple or pumpkin pie. The regular Filippa’s menu, featuring Italian favorites, pastas, seafood, and more, is also available. Seating starts at 11 a.m. Visit their website for details on Thanksgiving carryout packages.
Address: 30675 N. River Road, Harrison Township, MI
Phone: (586) 468-1900 ext. 1
Macray Harbor offers a buffet-style Thanksgiving dining experience in its elegant ballrooms. The buffet includes classic holiday dishes, a variety of cheeses, salad, shrimp cocktail, pasta salads, and a comprehensive dessert spread. Seating is available at 1:30, 3, and 5 p.m. Priced at $49.99 for adults and $24.95 for children aged 4-11. They also offer Thanksgiving to-go packages.
Address: 48770 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp, MI 48317
Phone: (586) 884-6680
If you’re in search of a different spin for your Thanksgiving meal, cozy, Rosita’s Treats of Shelby Twp is a cozy restaurant serving up authentic Colombian food with a completely gluten free menu. They’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving buffet dinner for $50 per person with seating available from 12pm-8pm. To secure your seat, purchase a ticket ahead of time by visiting their website.
Address: 31816 Utica, Fraser, MI
Phone: (586) 415-5678
Vintage House, a well-known banquet facility in the neighborhood, invites guests to a buffet-style Thanksgiving feast. The menu features oven-roasted turkey, baked honey-glazed ham, slow-roasted Angus sirloin with mushroom gravy, chicken tenderloins, and an array of traditional sides. Additionally, there will be fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, salads, relishes, and a variety of desserts. Soft drinks are included, and a cash bar is available. Seating is scheduled for 1 and 4 p.m. The price is $35.95 for adults and $21.95 for children aged 5-10, plus tax and a 20% gratuity. Vintage House also offers a range of Thanksgiving to-go packages.
Locations: Warren, Washington Township, Bloomfield Township, Fenton, Livonia, and Downtown Detroit
Andiamo, a renowned Italian restaurant chain and local favorite of those living in Metro Detroit, is offering a complete family meal for Thanksgiving in two sizes. The smaller package, suitable for 4-6 people, is priced at $189.95, while the larger option, which can feed 12-15 people, is available for $299.95. Each package includes a brined, roast-ready turkey, giblet gravy, rolls with butter, brandied cranberry relish, salad, stuffing, whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and candied sweet potatoes. Customers also have the option to add additional items to their order. Orders must be placed and paid for by November 13th, with pickup available from noon to 5 p.m. on November 22nd at various Andiamo locations in Warren, Washington Township, Bloomfield Township, Fenton, Livonia, and downtown Detroit.
Address: 38550 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI
Phone: (586) 979-4460
Ike’s Restaurant will be serving up holiday carryout packages large enough to feed your entire family this Thanksgiving. The main course features roasted turkey, served up with everyone’s favorite sides, including mashed potatoes, caramelized sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, garden salad, apple sage stuffing, dinner rolls and butter. Two order sizes are available priced at $105 for up to five people, or $300 to serve a family of up to 15. Need something more? Add on a delectable honey-baked ham, or visit their regular menu for additional items. Be sure to place your order by November 20th. Pick up will take place the day before Thanksgiving, on Wednesday November 22.
Address: 66880 Van Dyke Ave, Washington, MI 48095
Phone: (586) 281-6798
Voted the Best BBQ in Detroit for 2023 by WRIF, K-Blocks Fire Pit BBQ is dishing out their award winning meats straight to your Thanksgiving table. Whether choosing between a whole smoked turkey, or venturing out with a whole brisket, or glazed pit ham, you’ll get all the traditional Thanksgiving sides for a meal that will accommodate 8-10 people, starting at $195. Or, order your choice of smoked meat to highlight your home cooked meal starting at just $55. Call (586) 281-6798 by November 19th to place your order to pick up on-site Thanksgiving morning between 10am-12pm noon.
Address: 42066 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI
Phone: (586) 731-2000
Smoked Turkey has become an increasingly popular main course for Thanksgiving dinner, and Jamboozies Sports Bar & Grill will be making them fresh Thanksgiving morning with pickup available from 11am-2pm, leaving plenty of time to set the table. Turkey only packages are available for $115, or add all the fixing including bread stuffing, cornbread, green beans, mashed potato & mushroom turkey gravy & pumpkin pie for $180 for a meal fit for a family of 6-8 adults. Three pound boneless smoked turkey breasts are also available for $48. Be sure to submit your order by November 20th by calling (586) 731-2000.
As the air begins to grow crisp with winter winds, restaurant-goers have a cornucopia of choices for their Thanksgiving celebrations. Whether you're living in Metro Detroit seeking the warmth of a dine-in experience with all the trimmings, or seeking the convenience of a gourmet carryout feast, the region's diverse culinary landscape caters to every taste and tradition. From the bustling streets of downtown to the serene suburbs, these restaurants offer more than just meals; they provide a chance to create new memories and uphold cherished traditions. This Thanksgiving, as we gather to express gratitude and enjoy the company of loved ones, let the vibrant flavors and inviting atmospheres of Metro Detroit's finest eateries add an extra touch of joy and festivity to your holiday table.
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