Top Thanksgiving Restaurants in Philadelphia

Take Your Pick: Traditional, Luxe, Romantic or Cozy

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Whether you're looking to have someone else cook the bird this year, just need a little menu help, or want to avoid Thanksgiving food entirely, there are Philadelphia restaurants and catering services ready to feed you on Thanksgiving Day 2018. Reservations are strongly recommended for all these restaurants.

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City Tavern

The City Tavern, Philadelphia

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138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
+1 215-413-1443

You can't get more traditional than the City Tavern, the Old City restaurant that serves up colonial food year-round, complete with servers dressed in period garb.

Chef Staib sets aside his a la carte menu for the holiday so he may offer his Thanksgiving feast, a four-course meal served family style, featuring the roasted turkey with all the traditional trimmings. Enjoy your meal as musicians stroll about making your holiday more enjoyable. Details and pricing will be finalized as the date approaches, and they will begin accepting reservations on October 1.

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Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

Springtime in Rittenhouse Square, a Park in Philadelphia

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210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
+1 215-790-2533

If you want to be thankful for exquisite cuisine, consider having your feast at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, one of the Philadelphia area's best restaurants. Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LeBan awarded it the elusive four bells, the highest rating a Philadelphia restaurant can get.

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Miss Rachel's Pantry

1938 S Chadwick St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3017, USA
+1 215-798-0053

If you're a vegetarian or vegan sick of getting stuck with side dishes, order your Thanksgiving dinner from vegan caterer Miss Rachel's Pantry. Miss Rachel will deliver a fully vegan Thanksgiving meal to your door on Wednesday, November 22, ready to heat and eat, or you can pick it up the same day.

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Moshulu Sailing Ship, Penns Landing

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The pilgrims came to America on big wooden boats, and this Thanksgiving, you can eat on one. Moshulu, the floating restaurant on Columbus Boulevard, will offer an a la carte Thanksgiving menu. What could be more fun than having a celebratory cocktail around the firepits on the Deck Philly? Moshulu will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving a holiday-inspired three-course prix fixe menu. The meal costs $60 per person and is just $25 for children under 12 years old.

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Valley Green Inn

Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA
+1 215-247-1730

The Valley Green Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers a classic and bountiful Thanksgiving buffet in a beautiful space along Wissahickon Creek. Its colonial ambiance is absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving. The price is set at $39.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages three through 10. The inn will be serving from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Buffet offerings include a carving station with VGI traditional roast turkey breast, herb-roasted prime rib au jus, and smoked country ham with a maple-honey glaze. A selection of traditional sides and salads will be served as well as a selection of pies, cookies, cakes, and mini pastries will top off the meal.  

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Square 1682

Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia

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121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
+1 215-563-5008

Square 1682, inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, a block from Rittenhouse Square in City Center Philadelphia, serves up creative American cuisine that will give your Thanksgiving Day one delicious twist. You'll no doubt be treated to seasonings that come straight from Square 1682's own herb garden to celebrate this harvest festival.

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111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
+1 215-563-4810

Davio's, off Rittenhouse Row, is a Northern Italian steakhouse. But they are deviating from that menu for Thanksgiving and will be serving a traditional feast of free-range turkey; creamy potatoes; cranberry-walnut stuffing; roasted butternut squash; and pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie. ​Davio's welcoming setting in a restored bank building will make a beautiful backdrop for a holiday celebration.

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Bank & Bourbon

The Corn Exchange National Bank & Trust Company Building

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1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
+1 215-231-7300

Bank & Bourbon is inside the landmark Philadelphia Savings Fund Society building that dates to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It's now the home of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Just as its name suggests, it is big on bourbon and craft cocktails. Bank & Bourbon is serving a three-course prix-fixe feast for Thanksgiving. If you are not a turkey lover, you can have salmon, trout, or filet mignon instead.

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