East End Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Hamptons restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving.
Hamptons restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving. Photo credit: Zoonar RF/Zoonar/Thinkstock

If you love a classic Thanksgiving feast but hate the stress of cooking—or if you want to start a new family tradition—we’ve got you covered. Here are just some of the top restaurants on the East End offering Thanksgiving dining:


The Bridgehampton Inn will be serving Thanksgiving meals from November 25 to 29, with Thanksgiving hours from noon to 6 p.m. Some menu highlights include bacon-wrapped turkey breast, pumpkin butternut squash soup, brussels sprout fritters with aioli, and duck wing confit. For dessert, dig into poached pears with chocolate sauce, or a slice of apple pie. 631-537-3660 bridgehamptoninn.com

For some North Fork family cooking, Modern Snack Bar is offering their pies (apple, strawberry rhubarb, and pecan, just to name a few) and sides, including their famous mashed turnips, ordered by the pint or by the quart. Call ahead to place your order and pick-up time. 631-722-3655, modernsnackbar.com

Highway Restaurant and Bar is offering a “no-stress Thanksgiving,” a menu of sides and pies available for take-out. Order out some gravy and mashed potatoes, cranberry and orange sauce, or a dozen cornbread muffins. Choosing between their fennel sausage apple and their sage onion stuffings is tough; when in doubt, why not order both? 631-527-5372, highwayrestaurant.com

Let Citarella do the cooking this holiday, with endless options for you and your family. Order the Thanksgiving Feast for Eight, a full thanksgiving meal complete with free-range turkey and all the fixings. Or, order some delicious sides and desserts, such as pumpkin ravioli, turkey meatballs, sweet potato praline, or a tangy sour cream apple pie with walnut crumble. Looking for a pre-meal snack? The catering department offers an assortment of tasty hors d’oeuvre and party platters. Choose from their selection of cheese and cheese pairings for an unforgettable and addictive experience.631-537-5990, citarella.com 

For gourmet home-style, visit the Living Room Restaurant at the The Maidstone Inn for a four-course Thanksgiving feast. Warm up with a bowl of saffron potato soup, followed by fried oyster, or housemade ravioli, among many options. The third course can be a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, or opt for lamb osso buco, lasagna, wild salmon or a New York strip steak. Finish the meal with a choice of four desserts: classic pumpkin pie, Granny Smith apple cobbler, chocolate molten cake or a sticky toffee date cake. 631-324-5006, themaidstone.com

The 1770 House is hosting a Thanksgiving meal surrounded by historical charm. Before you eat, take a chance to warm up by the roaring fireplace, and enjoy the book-lined lounge. The star of the meal is the traditional organic Amish turkey with sage gravy. Not a turkey lover? Try their roasted Icelandic cod or their Berkshire pork chop, served with baby bok choy, quince, and potato purée. Start the meal with Peconic Bay scallops, roasted cauliflower and apple soup or porcini mushroom risotto, and end with a selection of pumpkin pie, apple crisp or date cake. 631-324-1770, 1770house.com

75 Main will be serving a Thanksgiving menu from noon till close. The price is $29.95 for the three-course meal with fresh roasted turkey white and dark meat, apple sausage stuffing and sweet whipped potatoes with giblets gravy. Kids eat for half price. 631-283-7575

Searching for a refined alternative to the same old holiday meal? Stop by Pierre’s Restaurant for elegant, casual cuisine. Try the Chilean sea bass with beurre blanc, grilled pasture-raised hanger steak with béarnaise, or a refreshing mango avocado salad. Pierre’s Thanksgiving turkey is offered in regular and child-size portions. 631-537-5110, pierresbridgehampton.com

North Fork & Shelter Island

Join the Jamesport Manor Inn and executive chef Jeff Russell for a delicious experience on Thanksgiving from noon to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes herb turkey roulade, roasted pumpkin bisque and pumpkin caramel cheesecake. Reservations strongly recommended. 631-722-0500, jamesportmanorinn.com

Shelter Island’s Ram’s Head Inn will be open this Thanksgiving for a full dinner buffet stocked with holiday favorites. Begin with a butler-style soup and salad course, and end with a dessert bar of classic and new festive treats. 631-749-0811, theramsheadinn.com

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