There are lots of options throughout the Metro-Detroit area if you choose to let someone else do the cooking on Thanksgiving. Some of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in 2015 are listed below. You'll find something to please your palate from buffets to traditional dinners with all the trimmings.
The Rugby Grille at the Townsend Hotel offers an elegant prixe-fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Entrée choices include wild salmon, cider-brined turkey and braised beef cheeks. Call (248) 642-5999 for reservations. Entree prices vary from $75 to $85.
The Moose Preserve offers both its regular menu and a special holiday menu. Call (248)858-7688 for information and reservations.
Ernie's offers a Thanksgiving Buffet from 12:30-7 for $27.95/adults, $11.95/children 5-11. Call (586)286-8435 for reservations.
The Dearborn Inn traditionally has several options for Thanksgiving and will be doing so this year. At this writing, however, the menus have not been posted on their website. The two restaurants at the inn, Edison's and Ten Eyck Tavern, offer different menus to choose from. For reservations call (313) 271-2700 x6209. (Edison's Restaurant Review)
The Whitney is hosting both a Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch at 7:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day ($88 adults/$58 children 10 and under), as well as a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from noon-6:00pm for $59/adults, $29/children 10 and under.
Call (313)832-5700 for reservations.
The Vintage House hosts two seatings for Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Cost is $21.95adults/$12.95 children 5-10, children 4 and under free. Call (586)415-5678 for details and reservations.
MacRay Harbor/Harbor Grille Bistro hosts a Thanksgiving dinner from 12-6.
Call (586) 468-1900 for reservations.
Historic Holly Hotel traditionally offers a Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 7 PM, although at this writing, it is not listed on their events page. It includes four courses. Entree choices include Roasted Peacock Farms Turkey, Braised Pork Shank, Poached Wild Salmon, or Autumn Ratatouille. Cost is $32 an adult/$15 a child (8-12). Call (248)634-5208 for reservations.
The Golden Fox and Fox Classic Log Cabin both offer a Thanksgiving Day Bountiful Brunch. The Golden Fox is setup as a buffet with the following stations: All-American Breakfast, Neptune's Corner, Soup du Jour, Salad Bar Extravaganza, Carving Board, Waffle Bar, Build Your Own Omelet, Sweet Table Extravaganza, and, of course, Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving station includes Buttermilk Chicken, Pumpkin Ravioli, Cedar Salmon, Roasted Turkey, Mini Lamb Shepherd's Pie, Bistro Chuck Steak, and Apple stuffed Pork Loin. It costs $34.95 an adult/$12.95 a child. Meanwhile, Fox Classic Log Cabin includes a carving board with both turkey and ham, as well as Roasted Pork Loin and Braised Beef Tips entrees. The buffet costs $29.95 an adult/$11.95 a child. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM.
Call for reservations: (734) 453-7272.
Park 600, the newly opened restaurant at the Royal Park Hotel is serving a buffet Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 3 PM with a salad display, seafood station, pasta station, carving station and dessert station. Prices are $74 an adult/$38 children 5-12. Call for reservations: (248) 453-8732.
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Waves: A Chill and Grill Restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet from Noon to 7 PM. Buffet entrees include Herb-Roasted Turkey, Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine, Garlic Roasted Salmon, Five Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Shrimp & Crab Alfredo, and Prime Rib. Cost is $23.95 an adult/$9.95 a child (5-10). Call for reservations at (586) 773-3840.
Aspen on Hall traditionally hosts a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet from noon to 6 PM, although at this writing it is not listed on their events page.
The cost is $19.99 an adult/$9.99 a child. The buffet includes Roast Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, Aspen Chicken, Meatballs and Gravy, and Kielbasa and Sauerkraut. Call (586) 226-8838 for reservations.
The Sterling Inn has a Thanksgiving buffet from 12:00-5:00pm, adults $26.99/children $11.99. Call (586)979-1400 for details and reservations.
The Capital Grille is taking reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner. Call (248)649-5300 for details.
Juliano's Restaurant traditionally hosts a Thanksgiving Buffet from 1 PM to 6 PM, although at this writing it is not listed on their website, with turkey, ham, Swedish meatballs, and kielbasa and kraut. The cost is $16.99. A children's menu is available. Call (586)754-8383 for details and reservations.
Portofino Italian Restaurant traditionally offers a Thanksgiving Buffet. (Portofino Restaurant Review) Call (734)281-6700 for details and reservations.