Whether you're looking to have someone else cook your Thanksgiving feast this year, or want to avoid Thanksgiving-type food entirely, there are Philadelphia restaurants and catering services ready to serve you on Thanksgiving Day 2019. You can dine aboard a historic ship, order a full vegan dinner, or enjoy traditional Colonial food. Reservations are strongly recommended for all these restaurants.
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 day to offer his Thanksgiving feast, a four-course meal served family-style as strolling musicians entertain you. You'll be treated to appetizers, salad course, and platters of roasted turkey with all the traditional trimmings. To top off this feast you can look forward to a choice of desserts and Madeira.
For 2019, you can choose from seating times for an early seating at 1:00 or 1:30 p.m.; late afternoon at 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. and an evening seating at 7:30 or 7:45 p.m. Reservations are available online or by calling 215-413-1443.
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. Lacroix is known for its brunch and on Thanksgiving 2019, you can brunch all day. You can look forward to raw bar options and caviar, charcuterie plates, and a chocolate fountain, but on Thanksgiving, you'll find your holiday favorites like turkey, glazed ham, sweet potato hash, lamb and duck sausage stuffing, and holiday desserts. Brunch is served on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
If you're vegetarian or vegan sick of getting stuck with lackluster 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 27, 2019, ready to heat and eat, or you can pick it up the same day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Orders need to be placed by Friday, November 22, 2019, by midnight.
The pilgrims came to America on big wooden boats, and this Thanksgiving, you can eat on one. Moshulu, the four-masted floating restaurant will offer an a la carte Thanksgiving menu. The largest remaining original windjammer, Moshulu is docked in Penn's Landing adjacent to the museum ships USS Olympia and USS Becuna.
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. on Thanksgiving 2019 serving a holiday-inspired three-course prix fixe menu.
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 inn will be serving from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 28, 2019.
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 that will top off the meal.
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. Square 1682, is cooking up a five-course meal for 2019 and even has vegan-friendly options.
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. They are serving on Thanksgiving day 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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 2019. If you are not a turkey lover, you can have salmon, trout, or filet mignon instead. For an extra fee, wine pairings are available. Reservations are available on Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.