2012 Thanksgiving Day Dining Guide E-mail

Find Thanksgiving buffets and restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day around Grand Rapids. All events take place Thursday, November 22, 2012.

The Acorn Grille - The restaurant at Thousand Oaks Golf Club will have a buffet set up in both the banquet and dining areas from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Select from breakfast items, along with stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and traditional favorites. Cost is $21.95 for adults, $8.95 for kids. Reservations required.

Alpenrose - The annual buffet in downtown Holland will feature prime rib, honey glazed ham and turkey, along with salmon, sausage, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, apple strudel and pumpkin pie. $28.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids. Reservations recommended.

Bay Pointe Inn - Visit the Terrace Grille at Bay Pointe for a lakefront Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy chef carved roasted turkey with gravy, prime rib, salmon, mashed sweet potatoes, shrimp cocktail, salads, dessert and more. Cost is $27.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids (5-12). Reservations required.

Boatwerks - The eatery on Lake Macatawa in Holland will have oysters on the half shell, house smoked salmon, carved turkey with cranberry relish, traditional sage stuffing, carved ham, tilapia and an assortment of cheesecakes. Buffet pricing: $24.95 for adults, $20.95 for seniors and $11.95 for children 5-12. Accepting reservations.

The Restaurant at Boulder Creek - The golf course in Belmont will have seatings at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m., 1:15 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. Cost is $18.95 for adults, $8.99 for kids. Reservations recommended.

Charley's Crab - The all-day buffet runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes turkey, prime rib, ham, stuffing, mac & cheese, traditional Thanksgiving selections, key lime pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Prices are $26.99 for adults, $13.99 for kids 6-12 (under 6 are free). Reservations highly recommended.

Great Lakes Shipping Co. - The restaurant at Burton & Breton will be open 12-5 p.m. and will offer a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving fare, salad bar and dessert table for $25.00 per person. Dinner menu is also available. Coupons and discounts are welcome.

Leo's - Leo's will be serving a family-style traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with turkey and trimmings, herb bread stuffing, glazed sweet potatoes and more along with fresh seafood selections from the menu. Pricing for Thanksgiving feast is $25.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids.

Mangiamo! - Leave the Thanksgiving dinner cooking to the chef at Mangiamo! on Lake Drive. Place your order by November 19 and pick it up on November 21. Meals available for parties of 4 or 8.

Pearl Street Grill - The Holiday Inn - Downtown's restaurant is hosting the buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with prime rib, carved turkey, chicken parmesan, breakfast items, a kids' station and desserts. Price is $19.95 for adults, $8.95 for kids 6-12. Reservations recommended. After 3 p.m., Pearl Street Grill will have a limited Thanksgiving Day menu until 9 p.m.

Riverfront Hotel - The Landing Restaurant inside the hotel on Ann Street will host its buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will include pan roasted turkey, cherry glazed ham, beef au jus, sweet potatoes, salads and a dessert display. $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids.

six.one.six - Thanksgiving Day items at the JW Marriott's restaurant include roasted turkey breast and leg confit, maple glazed ham, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin, apple and pecan pies, salads and more. Cost is $35 for adults, $15 for kids.

Spinnaker - The Spinnaker Restaurant inside the Hilton on 28th St will offer a warm, welcoming family holiday experience with dinner buffet that will feature herb roasted turkey, honey dijon glazed ham, a seafood display, salads, cheeses and the holiday dessert table. $26.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids.

Sundance Steakhouse - Located at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, the buffet at Sundance will offer traditional Thanksgiving fare, plus extra goodies. Seatings begin at noon; $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids.

Open Restaurants & Bars

Bentham's - The Amway Grand's riverfront restaurant will have be open for a small first-come, first-served buffet.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - The high-end steakhouse located inside the Amway Grand Plaza will be open 5-10 p.m. with a regular menu and one special Thanksgiving entree. Reservations accepted.

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Last updated: 11/14/2012
Published: 11/02/2012