If you live in Queens and don't want to go too far from home for Thanksgiving dinner, you're in luck. Several restaurants in Queens will be serving up Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings in 2018. Note: It's smart to make reservations as soon as you decide to skip the cooking of the feast.
If you are more of a laid-back kind of family or group, you might like the casual Bubba's Bistro in Astoria. You'll be served turkey breast, apple chutney, biscuits, and two sides for $18.95 per person, a super bargain for Thanksgiving.
At MP Taverna, Astoria's modern take on a traditional Greek tavern, you can sit down for Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Here you'll feast on a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner for $39.95 per person or order off the regular menu.
Victory Garden Cafe is a charming little place in Astoria where you can have Thanksgiving dinner in its glass-enclosed heated garden for a memorable day. On the menu you'll find Greek-stuffed turkey and other Greek specialties that will add to this multicultural celebration.
Marbella in Bayside is an elegant Spanish restaurant that has its own unique twist on turkey day. It's serving a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner that gives you your choice of 12 starters, turkey, and traditional sides, plus dessert. It costs about $32 for adults and $20 for kids.
For a somewhat offbeat Thanksgiving experience, try The Thirsty Koala in Astoria. It's offering a choice of a two- or three-course prix-fixe menu that includes potato leek soup, turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, maple-glazed pumpkin, charred kale, and apple crumb with caramel and ice cream. Without dessert and coffee or tea it's a very reasonable $20.95 per person; add $4 if you want to indulge in dessert.
At Gastroteca in Astoria, you can have Thanksgiving with an Italian accent. Order off the regular menu if you'd rather have full-on Italian than turkey, or opt for a traditional, four-course Thanksgiving feast for $49.95 per person. You'll even get a pasta course with the prix-fixe menu. And you'll get unlimited servings of the house wine for just 10 bucks.
At VIA VAI in Astoria, get ready for some great Italian fare that's on the regular menu (think: homemade pasta) or order more classic specials for Thanksgiving. Some favorite dishes include the carrot gnocchi with asiago cheese fondue, porcini mushrooms, and pistachio pesto as well as the pappardelle with white lamb ragu, asparagus, and truffle oil.