Wondering which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving?
Going out for Thanksgiving dinner is a great way to reconnect with family without the stress of preparing a large meal. We’ve put together dining out options across New Hampshire, from the traditional to the avant garde. This year, leave the turkey roasting to the experts. Maybe you’ll even start a new family tradition!
No one knows Thanksgiving dinner better than Hart’s. Here you can expect the classics, executed extremely well. Hart’s is open Thanksgiving Day from 10:30am-5:00pm for in house dining on a first come, first served basis.
An a la carte menu includes Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baked Seafood Pie, and of course the Oven Roasted Turkey Dinner. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is Cinnamon Apple Dumplings or Tahitian Cheesecake for dessert. The Old Salt is serving from 11:00am-5:00pm this Thanksgiving. Call (603) 926-8322 for reservations.
Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Dodge Lodge is offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Make a weekend of it to enjoy their family-friendly nature walks, activities and day-hikes. Friday night includes a New England dinner buffet, and Saturday features the best dishes from their international dinner series. Reservations are required and should be made online. AMC’s Highland Center is also serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 12-6pm.
If upscale’s more your speed, feast on the Bedford Village Inn’s four course prix-fixe menu. Baked Cape Cod Oysters, Braised Lamb with Gnocchi, and Grilled King Oyster Mushroom are just a few highlights. Misty Knoll Turkey comes with Sausage Stuffing, Maple Spiked Butternut Squash and Giblet Gravy. Service runs from 12-6pm in the Dining Room and Corks Wine bar. Call (603) 472-2001 for reservations.
Snowvillage Inn offers prime lodging to get a jump on Christmas shopping at the Settler’s Green shopping outlets. Their Thanksgiving Day Getaway includes a two night stay, a welcome cocktail, a full country breakfast each morning, Thanksgiving dinner, hiking maps, and discount coupons to Settler’s Green.
The Common Man (multiple locations)
Have an uncommon Thanksgiving with local favorite The Common Man. Expect Oven-Roasted Turkey with homemade pan gravy, Maple Roasted Squash, and of course, pumpkin pie. Check their website for a list of all participating locations and hours. Reservations suggested.
The Sheraton hosts an epic Thanksgiving buffet in the grand ballroom. Carving stations for Roast Turkey and Prime Rib, Country Sausage Stuffing, and their award-winning Clam Chowder are all on the menu. Seatings are at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. The Sheraton’s Two-Fifty Market will serve a three course prix-fixe menu from 11am-4pm.
Want a five star meal for the grown-ups and a kids meal they’ll actually eat at a reasonable price? Three Chimneys Inn strikes a perfect balance. Their three course prix-fixe includes entree options of Lamb Cassoulet, Grilled Salmon, and Turkey Two Ways-a roasted breast and a braised leg. Kids options include Grilled Cheese, Chicken Fingers, or a kid-sized Turkey Dinner and start at $9. Call (603) 868-7800 for reservations.
Red Jacket Resort is the perfect choice for families looking to make a vacation of the holiday. Their Thanksgiving getaway package includes breakfast each morning, Thanksgiving dinner buffet, daily Kahuna Laguna indoor water park admission, and tax free outlet shopping coupons. Fair warning, your kids will never want to have Thanksgiving anywhere else.