The Best Thanksgiving Dining in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Consider dining out for Thanksgiving or ordering take-out for some, if not all of your turkey day staples. 

Some of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill's finest restaurants are open for Thanksgiving. Many, but not all of them, are hotel restaurants. Check out their menus online, and be sure to make your reservations early. And call ahead to check on current prices, which vary depending on the establishment.

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Carolina Crossroads at the Carolina Inn

The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
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211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
+1 919-933-2001

Crossroads at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill has an upscale Thanksgiving buffet style brunch that includes a wide selection of  foods including turkey, cured ham, stuffing and fancier dishes such as poached shrimp and crab claws, spiced pumpkin soup, fig cake and more. Brunch is $75 for adults, $70 for senior over 60, $40 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

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Millennium Hotel

2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705, USA
+1 919-383-8575

The Millennium Hotel features a sumptuous Thanksgiving buffet with a large selection of delicious choices. As with many of the establishments in and around Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, Thanksgiving reservations sell out weeks in advance. Millennium plans seatings from noon to 2:30 p.m.

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Fairview at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 
3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705, USA
+1 919-490-0999

The traditional Thanksgiving buffet at the Fairview in Durham is very popular. Reservations open in late September and are a must if you want a seat. They segment the dinner into three seatings, at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dinner is $82 per adults, $25 per child ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

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Irregardless Café

901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1511, USA
+1 919-833-8898

Irregardless Café in Raleigh offers dine-in and take out options, including a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes. The a la carte menu runs from 11 a.m to 9 p.m., or order ahead for a carryout dinner to feed six to eight people. 

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Herons at the Umstead

Herons at The Umstead Hotel
The Umstead Hotel
100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513-2131, USA
+1 919-447-4000

Herons at the Umstead in Cary has a well-known and attended Thanksgiving buffet, which includes the traditional dishes along with roasted pears, baked macaroni and cheese, beef short rib and butternut squash soup. Reservations are available from noon to 6 p.m. The buffet is $89 per person and $25 per child ages 3 to 10.

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The Best Thanksgiving Dining in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill