Turkey, Stuffing & the Fixin’s: Thanksgiving Dinner Out

By: Amber Ogden | November 11, 2015

Cooking for a crowd can be stressful, and Thanksgiving dinner is the Olympics of meals. If calculating how long it takes to thaw a 12-pound bird gives you a migraine, relax, and let the professionals do the work for you this year.

There’s nothing wrong with dining out on Thanksgiving, and these restaurants in Metro Detroit are taking reservations:

The Lunch Room of Ann Arbor is hosting its 6th annual Thanksgiving feast early, on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24. If your family gets together before the actual day, or you do Friendsgiving, this would be great for both!

The vegetarian menu includes Potato Leek Soup with Caramelized Shallots, Stuffing with Mushroom Gravy, Polenta with Asparagus and Onion Fricassee, a dessert cheese and fruit board and more.

Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. both nights and the meal costs $40 per person.

Park 600 Bar + Kitchen, located inside of Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel, is serving a Thanksgiving dinner buffet from noon to 3 p.m. The spread, which costs $74 for adults and $38 for children, consists of salads, seafood, omelets, carving station and dessert station.

Take your pick of dishes including Roasted Tenderloin, Vegetable Lasagna, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Pecan and Pretzel Crusted Walleye.

Courthouse Grille of Plymouth is celebrating Thanksgiving with a buffet from noon to 6 p.m. Reservations are required, and the meal costs $24.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 5 to 10.

The menu includes Roast Turkey and Dressing, Baked Virginia Ham with Pineapple Sauce, Michigan Cider-Glazed Chicken, Pasta Pescatore, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Chicken Pot Pie Soup and more.

Don’t miss out on the dessert station, which runs the length of the restaurant’s bar!

The Lion’s Den, located in Waterford, is serving Thanksgiving entrees from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Of the six different entrees to choose from, try the Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner (served with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and coleslaw or salad), Pilgrim Prime Rib or Mayflower Maple Glazed Salmon.

Pumpkin, apple and pecan pie are available for dessert.

No matter where you dine this Thanksgiving, all that matters is that it’s with family. Enjoy!