We are seriously considering going out for Thanksgiving dinner this year. We saw the Brewer’s Alley buffet, but are there any others out there? Any suggestions?
Food & Drink
November 17, 2008 at 12:11 pm
Mealey’s is having a buffet:
So is The Cracked Claw:
I’ll keep watching out for others but I’m also curious what others are doing.
November 17, 2008 at 1:33 pm
My family and I had Thanksgiving dinner at South Mountain Inn a couple of years ago and it was enjoyed it very much. There was no buffet, but the food was excellent. My parents also really got a kick out of the glass-walled dining room.
November 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm
South Mountain Inn is extremely expensive!
November 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm
We went to Comus Inn last year. Pretty good buffet, a little pricey….
November 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm
G. Hunters also has a turkey day menu:
Slow Cooked Hereford Prime Rib Au Jus
Roasted Turkey with Kölsch Gravy
Dorsey’s Honey Ham
Maple Roasted Canadian Coldwater Salmon with Citrus Butter
Drunken Port Wine Cranberries
Haricot Vert & Oyster Mushroom Casserole
Five Cheese Macaroni Gratin
Rosemary Whipped Potatoes
Butternut Squash Risotto
Fresh Steamed Vegetable Bouquet
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Cold Smoked PEI Mussels
Local Chesapeake Oysters
*Menu includes non alcoholic beverage, tax and gratuity. $28 per adult, $15 per child age 10 and older.
November 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm
Beleive it or not, one year i went to the American Legion on thomas Johson Drive and it was EXCELLENT! It was also inexpensive.
November 17, 2008 at 3:51 pm
We found G Hunter’s Thanksgiving buffet two years ago far better than Mealey’s last year. Mealey’s (my sister’s choice) served a huge buffet, but G Hunter’s quality was outstanding.
Other G Hunter plusses: Easy access. E-Z free parking. Nice, non-defeaning ambiance. And a great view of the golf course.
November 17, 2008 at 11:28 pm
I haven’t done the G. Hunter’s Thanksgiving buffet but, in general, my wife and I are huge fans of their menu. I can’t see you going wrong there.
November 18, 2008 at 8:31 am
I got part of that wrong. G Hunter’s didn’t have a buffet. They serve a Thanksgiving dinner. Mealey’s had the buffet, and it just didn’t wow me.
November 18, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Going out to dinner on holidays is verboten around our house. Even a normal restaurants have too many people, too loud, over stressed help etc. etc.. Holidays are worse. Maybe it’s because I spent a number of holidays working in a restaurant when I was in high school (the Blue and Grey room at the old Francis Scott Key Hotel, pretty much the high end restaurant in Fredneck in it’s day) It is also difficult to visit with family in a restaurant. However, to each their own. Does look like a nice menu at G. Hunters though. However living downtown, and because I enjoy there food, if I was going out it I would likely head for Brewer’s Alley, their menu looks great.
November 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm
I worked at Brewers and I would never recommend anyone eat there. The kitchen is absolutely filthy and I left shortly after arriving. I know of several people who have gotten food poisoning from there.
November 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm
Did you ever consider ordering a take out thanksgiving dinner? There are a lot of restaurants that do this.
November 8, 2009 at 9:27 am
Hi! I’m looking to do Thanksgiving dinner different this year; alittle easier… What restaurants do take out? I know grocery stores offer this. Thanks for your suggestion, I look forward to checking this out.
November 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm
could you tell me who does carry out for thanksgiving dinner?
November 8, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Maybe honey baked ham on 40
November 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm
I is over kill for to cook a huge meal for just 2 people. You eat the same ole food for 4 days and then can’t stand it any more. So carry out Thanksgiving is ok.
November 18, 2008 at 6:18 pm
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with G Hunters in any way.
Denman, our experience at G Hunters was exceptional. We arrived at 2 to 2:30 p.m., when few of the tables were taken. It was serene inside and beautiful outside the oversized windows.
Our turkey was moist and flavorful, which isn’t easy to pull off. Great food, ample servings, and excellent waiters made for a memorable afternoon. Mealey’s, by contrast, wasn’t that great. Not bad, just not a good value.
Were we eating out this Thanksgiving, G Hunters would be our #1 choice in Frederick County.
November 20, 2008 at 9:53 pm
If you don’t mind driving to Old Town Alexandria I highly recommend Bastille’s prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner (details below). This is my favorite restaurant in the MD-DC-VA-WV area. Yes, it is a bit of a drive from where I live in Westminster, but it is ALWAYS worth it. I eat there as often as possible when I am in that area. I just had a marvelous brunch there last Sunday, and I have reservations for Thanksgiving. It is a terrific bargain at $49. Among the niceties you can expect are wine offerings by the glass and the half-glass…PERFECT for a multi-course dinner!
Thursday, November 27th 2008
Served from 5:00 to 9:30
Dinner prix fixe: $49
(Taxes & gratuities not included)
Soup or salad
Roasted Butternut squash chowder
with crispy onions and pancetta
Goat cheese cromesqui, baby frisee, dates,
Toasted hazelnuts, pancetta vinaigrette
Truffled duck liver mousse on “Pain d’Epices”, Honey-spiced bread
Baby spinach, balsamic vinaigrette
Roasted Guinea Hen, cranberry chutney, Sage-Chestnut stuffing,
Sweet potato gratin, sautéed greens
Grass-Fed Beef Filet-Mignon, Long pepper sauce, cranberry chutney
Celeriac-parsnip puree, wild mushrooms and organic carrots
Pan-roasted Halibut filet, Tarragon-mushroom cream sauce
Green lentils and baby carrots
Vegetarian options upon requests
*Optional Cheese Course: (Add $12)
Trio of Artisanal cheeses with house made condiments
(If you wish to have cheese instead of dessert, add $5)
Warm Valrhona Manjari chocolate Truffle cake
Chef / Owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux
1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22315 – Tel: 703-519-3776
November 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Cracked Claw’s Thanksgiving menu sounded like a good deal to us, at $20. So we’re going to give it a try.
December 8, 2008 at 2:58 pm
Thanks for the advice! I totally forgot to let you all know that we went to G. Hunters and had a very nice meal. Good service and eats.
December 10, 2008 at 11:54 am
While I won’t claim that Cracked Claw’s food matched up to the sophistication of the menu at, say, G. Hunters (but we’re also talking $20 vs. $49) , nonetheless we found it tasty buffet fare and a great value.
The buffet included more items than were listed on the already lengthy menu. My only complaint was with the turkey (I know, what should have been the “centerpiece” of the whole spread), which I found somewhat tough and hard to cut (wondered if it may have been a bit undercooked). BUT the chicken, fish, beef, ham, pasta, etc., provided plenty of satisfying alternatives.
November 8, 2011 at 10:22 am
It’s interesting and sad how many restaurants mentioned in the comments here no longer exist.
November 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm
I was thinking the same thing, Liz! I just found this article today as I was searching for ready made Thanksgiving meals in Frederick.
November 9, 2011 at 9:55 am
I was hoping there would be a few suggestions here for ready-made Thanksgiving meals, or restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner (I’m aware of Brewer’s Alley, but beyond that?). I, too, don’t know what to make of the fact that so many places mentioned here in the past no longer exist.
November 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm
We were at LJs in Hagerstown for dinner last week and they had a flyer announcing take-out Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t have the particulars and they haven’t posted them to their web-site yet. Their food is very good. If interested, you may want to give them a call – (301) 739-7990.
November 9, 2011 at 9:57 am
Wegmans ad in today’s paper shows a full meal that you can buy from them.
November 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm
Thx. for the Thanksgiving takeout or restaurant suggestions!
November 17, 2011 at 9:07 am
If you are looking to order a “traditional” Thanksgiving meal to bring home and serve, I would suggest you try Bob Evans! The food is good and the price is reasonable. My family and I have order their “Farmer’s Feast” for the past 2 years and were very pleased.
November 22, 2012 at 8:03 am
Anyone still looking might want to check into Mimi’s in Westview Promonade on rt.85.
They have a 3 course menu for **15.99, children 8.99**and their food is MUCH better then Bob Evans (even though they are owneb by them!) We’ve gone there for several holiday meals as I’m not well enough to shop and cook for holiday meals any more. These meals are large enough to bring leftovers home with home made bread and desserts!
In addition to the lovely Thanksgiving menu, they also have wine by the bottle or glass and espresso bar.
I enjoy the decor that is french with each of the 3 dining rooms having slightly different lighting and design. But each is lovely. We have never been displeased!
AND YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STILL ORDER MEALS TO TAKE HOME (AT THIS LATE TIME)
5120 BUCKEYSTOWN PIKE
FREDERICK, MD 21704
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