Sometimes Thanksgiving can get a bit overwhelming. You have a turkey to cook for half the day, a home to clean, a table to set, and guests to entertain. Despite all of the things in your life that you’re thankful for, sometimes you’d rather take your loved ones out to a delicious restaurant than slave over a hot stove all day. If you want to “gobble” up all of the goodness of Thanksgiving, check out our choices for Philadelphia restaurants to spend your Turkey Day at with your l0ved ones.
A true Philadelphia Experience. located in the heart of Olde City, City Tavern dishes out colonial, feel-good food all year round. If you want to experience a bit of history, allow the servers, dressed to the nines in period garb, to serve you a set-menu, multiple-course family styled meal in a cozy and comfortable setting. Adults are $83 each and children are $33.
Love some southern style soul food? Enjoy a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal at this South Philadelphia favorite. Whether you want to eat in or take out, you’ll love the smoked turkey with gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, bruleed marshmallows, cornbread, collard greens, baked apples and pecan pie.
If you want to treat yourself and your loved ones to an elegant, once-in-a-lifetime meal, grab a table at this Center City restaurant, which was awarded the elusive four bells by Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LeBan. Enjoy a buffet styled feast from 10:30 am to 7pm that will tempt even the most persnickety palate right in the heart of Rittenhouse ($85 per person, $42.50 for children under six).
If you want to enjoy Thanksgiving in Queens Village, stop by this neighborhood favorite for a mouthwatering four-course dinner, featuring braised short-rib, turkey, chicken liver mousse, sausage stuffing and a whole lot more. Seating is at 1pm and 8pm.
If you want to enjoy the local flavors of Philly, head over to Bella Vista’s Supper, a quaint little restaurant serving up hardy three-course meals, full of amazing flavors, aromas, and local ingredients. Sink your teeth into caramelized root veggie cassoulet, potato puree with cheddar and horseradish and tender turkey.