Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Buffalo

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Those who will be spending Thanksgiving of 2019 in Buffalo, New York, can choose between a number of ways to spend their holiday weekend: meandering through the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit at Buffalo Botanical Gardens, cheering on the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, watching costume-clad runners cross the finish line of the 124th annual YMCA Buffalo Turkey Trot, or doing the hustle at the World's Largest Disco. First, though, they'll need to fuel up on roast turkey and potatoes at one of Buffalo's world-class restaurants. Thankfully, many of the eateries cook a mean Thanksgiving; making reservations in advance is usually required.

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The 31 Club

31 Club Dining room

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31 Johnson Park, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA
Phone +1 716-332-3131

You might be surprised to find a restaurant with such a contemporary atmosphere tucked away on the outskirts of downtown. The 31 Club is an unexpected escape from the norm that Buffalo restaurants tend to offer.

During Thanksgiving, the restaurant offers a variety of holiday dishes buffet style, including pineapple glazed ham and prime rib, in addition to the classic turkey. There's also a spread of delicious sides and different types of dessert.

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The Buffalo Chophouse

Buffalo Chophouse overhead view of dining room

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282 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
Phone +1 716-842-6900

Situated right in the heart of Buffalo's Theatre District, the Buffalo Chophouse has been a local favorite for years. They are open on holidays like Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. The Thanksgiving menu will include traditional items like turkey and stuffing; check the restaurant's website or call the restaurant for details.

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Oliver's Restaurant

The bar at Oliver's Restaurant

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2095 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, USA
Phone +1 716-877-9662

Oliver's Restaurant, a beloved Buffalo dining establishment since 1936, dazzles guests with an impressive and unique spin on contemporary American fare made with local and seasonal ingredients. On Thanksgiving Day, Oliver will serve a traditional turkey dinner with a choice of soup or salad.

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Panorama on Seven

Panorama on Seven interior

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95 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Phone +1 716-852-0049

Situated on the seventh floor next to the lobby of HarborCenter downtown, Panorama on Seven offers incredible views of Lake Erie, Buffalo, and Canalside. The modern interior would be easy to confuse with any high-end restaurant in New York City, and the food is no different.

The restaurant is offering its usual menu on Thanksgiving, plus some special holiday-themed items that include soups and desserts.

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Salvatore's Italian Prime

Salvatore's Italian Gardens dining room

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For a classic dinner with a lot of character and award-winning wines, Salvatore's Italian Prime is your place. The eclectic dining room, filled with decorations, vases, and plenty of sculptures, offers a special meal on Thanksgiving with turkey, typical holiday sides, and desserts. The regular menu of classic Italian dishes will also be available.


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Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil exterior

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1 Walden Galleria Space P-101, Buffalo, NY 14225, USA
Phone +1 716-683-0013

If your family would like to spice up Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil is the place. For a typical dinner, the Brazilian steakhouse offers table-side carving of various meats including pork chops, a variety of filets, and steaks. Additional sides are available buffet style, and there's a salad bar for those looking to break up the meat with some greens. On Thanksgiving, Texas de Brazil will dish up this usual dinner menu in addition to classic Thanksgiving favorites. You'll pay the regular dinner menu price all day; reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Where to Go for Thanksgiving Dinner in Buffalo