Where to Go for a Great Thanksgiving Dinner In the D
By: Scott Davis
November 19, 2018
Updated November 2018.
There’s something special about Thanksgiving dinner. The big spread, the gathering of family, and football all make Thanksgiving a day to remember. While preparing the perfect turkey is a great way to celebrate the holiday, sometimes responsibilities or living situations present challenges for getting the whole family under one roof. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You can still experience the specialness of Thanksgiving by going to one of these great metro Detroit restaurants that offer Thanksgiving dinners, no matter what you’re in the mood for.
Traditional Family Dinner: D’Amato’s Italian Restaurant
The Royal Oak Italian restaurant, D’Amatos, always provides a satisfying dining experience with their extensive menu, cocktail options, and fine atmosphere. The restaurant will be offering a family style dinner on Thanksgiving running from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. For more details and to make reservations, be sure to visit their Facebook page.
Thanksgiving Feast: Fleming’s Steakhouse
Fleming’s Steakhouse in Birmingham always offers up some of the best steaks around, but their Thanksgiving Feast has become one of their best traditions. The three course menu includes a lobster bisque, your choice of mixed-herb roasted turkey or sliced beef tenderloin, and either an apple crisp or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. The feast begins at 11 a.m. so be sure to visit their website to see how you can reserve your spot for you and your family.
Fine Dining: The Whitney
The Whitney mansion is one of the most exquisite mansions in the metro Detroit area, and they always offer a great dining experience. They’ll be open Thanksgiving offering turkey, cocktails, and wide options of sides. The restaurant also offers a Thanksgiving Parade Brunch meal, but that’s sold out for this year so be sure to keep that in mind for next year.
Buffet Style: Waves
St. Clair Shores’ premiere “chill and grill” restaurant, Waves, is known for its seafood and surf and turf dishes. The restaurant will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The menu will include a gourmet fresh fruit display, cornbread pudding, five cheese macaroni and cheese, assorted breads and sweet rolls, and of course, a traditional herb roasted turkey with brioche stuffing. You can find more about what’s on the menu and how you can reserve your spot on Waves’ website.
Low-Carb Friendly Options: Moose Preserve
The Moose Preserve in Bloomfield has been providing the metro Detroit area with homemade cooking and beers since 1990. Moose Preserve offers family dinners to celebrate traditional holidays such as New Year’s Eve, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and of course, Thanksgiving. The bar and grill will have special items for the dinner, but their menu also includes some delicious low carb options. From fresh fish options, to black angus steak, to lean wild game like buffalo and venison, there’s plenty to choose from. Be sure to call ahead and make your reservation.