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The Best Places for Thanksgiving Dinner in Detroit

For when you just can’t cook this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a high-stakes holiday. There are traditions, and everyone has expectations about what will be on the table when they sit down to eat. Forget the green bean casserole and there could be chaos. And if you burn the turkey, you may as well look into witness relocation programs. This year, why not outsource the responsibility to a local restaurant? There’ll still be turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy but there’ll be a whole lot less to clean up after.


D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar, Royal Oak
This trattoria will be serving a family-style dinner from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $29 per adult; ages 6 to12 are $13, and 5 and under eat free.


Fleming’s Steakhouse, Birmingham
Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy a four-course dinner inspired by traditional holiday favorites for $39.95 per adult.


Granite City Food and Brewery, Detroit
This three-course, family-style Thanksgiving dinner will feature slow-roasted turkey with cranberry chutney and gravy along with your choice of Atlantic salmon or pot roast. Traditional Thanksgiving sides and decadent desserts will be offered, too!


Iridescence, Detroit

Eat Thanksgiving dinner at one of Detroit’s only five-star restaurants. They will serve a four-course Thanksgiving dinner for $65 per person from 3 to 7 p.m.


The Whitney, Detroit

Choose either a three-course Thanksgiving dinner or go à la carte from a selection of menu favorites. Prices start at $40.


River Crab, St. Clair

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a holiday buffet with beef, ham, sweet potatoes, butternut squash and, of course, turkey and all the trimmings!


Meriwether’s, Southfield

A traditional turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will include mashed potatoes, pecan pie, and cornbread stuffing. Adults cost $24 and children, $14.


Mitchell’s Fish Market, Birmingham

In addition to the regular menu, dine on a traditional Turkey dinner. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


The Capital Grille, Troy

Their full menu will be on offer in addition to the executive chef’s take on Thanksgiving dinner favorites.


5ive Steakhouse, Plymouth

Their standard dinner menu will be enhanced with traditional holiday favorites between 2 and 8 p.m.


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