Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in Metro Detroit

Whether you’re looking for a dine-in experience or a to-go option, these metro Detroit restaurants have Thanksgiving dinner covered.
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Oak and Reel is offering Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and more. // Photograph courtesy of Oak & Reel

Whether you’re looking for a dine-in experience or a to-go option you can heat up at home, metro Detroit restaurants have Thanksgiving dinner covered. Here’s what 10 local spots are serving up in 2023.

Madam

Hour Detroit’s 2023 Restaurant of the Year is offering a Thanksgiving feast with all of the trimmings. The meal is served buffet-style in the Daxton Hotel’s Salon and Parlors and will offer roasted turkey, sourdough stuffing, braised greens, and more for $95 per adult and $45 for kids. Housemade seasonal desserts and pies are available for an additional charge. Specialty cocktails, beer and wine will be served alongside the meal. Jazz music, and family entertainment, too. Madam at Daxton Hotel, 298 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-686-7004; daxtonhotel.com

Mario’s Restaurant

Detroit’s oldest Italian restaurant is serving up Thanksgiving carry-out for $165. The meal, which feeds six to eight people, includes a fully-roasted turkey, green beans, holiday stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, salad, rolls, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. You can add on extra sides for $6 each. They’re also offering a gourmet turducken meal that serves 10-12 people for $200, and a single dinner for $35 a person. Advance ordering and payment are required. The last day to order is Nov. 21. Mario’s Restaurant, 4222 2nd Ave., Detroit; 313-832-1616; mariosdetroit.com

Symposia

This Mediterranean-inspired fine dining establishment opened in Corktown last October. The regular menu features shareable items including roasted beet, Spanish octopus, and calamari, salads, sides, and main entrees such as Lobster Bucatini, Scottish salmon, and prime ribeye. In addition to the regular menu, Symposia offers a special Thanksgiving menu for diners on Nov. 23. This menu includes traditional turkey breast with sage gravy, brûlée butternut squash, apple-brioche stuffing, boniato sweet potato mash, and cranberry chutney. Thanksgiving dinner is $30 per person. Reservations are recommended for the holiday and can be made online. Symposia at The Atheneum Hotel, 1000 Brush St., Detroit; 313-962-9366; symposiadetroit.com

Oak & Reel

Oak & Reel, a Detroit-based contemporary Italian restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Jared Gadbaw, is offering Thanksgiving dinner to-go this year. The meal includes slow-roasted turkey, stuffing with or without oysters, roasted Brussels sprouts and Cippolini onions, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls. Meals are fully cooked and can be heated up at home. The dinner is offered in two sizes — $195 for four to six people and $385 for eight to 12 people. Wine and dessert, including pumpkin Basque cheesecake, can be added on for an additional cost. Orders can be placed online for pickup on Nov. 22. Oak & Reel, 2921 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-270-9600; oakandreel.com.

Stage Deli

West Bloomfield-based Stage Deli’s Thanksgiving dinner for eight is $325 and must be ordered online. It includes a whole roasted fresh Michigan turkey, onion roll stuffing, sweet potato souffle, green bean almondine, bake-at-home dinner rolls, and more. You may add on a smoked whitefish spread, roasted vegetables with mango tahini dip, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple crumble for an additional charge. Stage Deli, 6873 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, 248-855-6622; stagedeli.com.

San Morello

San Morello is offering a $115 per-person prix fixe dine-in menu for Thanksgiving. Each guest gets a choice of antipasti or primi (such as Sheep’s Mile Ricotta or Insalata Autunno), your choice of secondi (like short rib braciole or Thanksgiving turkey), and a dessert (such as ricotta cheesecake and pumpkin sorta setteveli). Reservations can be made online. Each item comes in oven-ready trays and with reheating instructions. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. San Morello, 1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-209-4700; sanmorello.com.

Vintage House

Vintage House is offering two sizes for its to-go Thanksgiving meal. The $235 package feeds five people while the $425 package feeds 10. Items, which come in disposable containers, include a fresh Amish turkey, Dearborn spiral ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, apple pie, and more. Carry-out orders must be placed by the end of the day on Nov. 20. In addition, there will be two Thanksgiving Day seatings that offers classic Turkey Day eats. Dine-in is $35.95 for adults and $21.95 for kids ages 5-10. Vintage House, 31816 Utica Road, Fraser; 586-415-5678; vintagebanquetsandcatering.com.

Cornman Farms

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is offering turkey or tenderloin as the main dish for your Thanksgiving meal. Add on sides like Meadow Lark Kale Salad, mashed potatoes, stuffing, glazed honey carrots, bacon balsamic Brussels sprouts, and more to complete your meal. Desserts, breads, wine and beer are also available. Orders can be picked up Nov. 21 from 1-7 p.m. or Nov. 22 from noon-8 p.m. Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, 734-619-8100; zingermanscornmanfarms.com.

Andiamo

Andiamo is offering two Thanksgiving to-go packages this year. The Piccola Famiglia serves four to six people and is $189.95 while the Grande Famiglia is $299.95 and serves 12 to 15 people. Each package comes with a roast-ready turkey, giblet gravy, artisan rolls, cranberry relish, salad, traditional sides, and seasonal vegetables. For an additional cost, you can also add on soup, more sides, desserts, and seasonal craft cocktails. Orders must be placed by Nov. 13 and picked up on Nov. 22 between noon and 5 p.m. Andiamo; andiamoitalia.com for locations.

Rugby Grille

The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille is offering a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. At $125 per person, the meal includes items like sautéed gnocchi, roasted carrot potage, roast turkey, roasted pear and pecan salad, pumpkin spice pan cotta, and more. Reservations can be made online. This year, the grille is offering Thanksgiving dinner for two to go for $150. It includes Michigan fall salad, sage and peppercorn-roasted turkey, brioche and chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied squash, cranberry relish, and your choice of pie. Rugby Grille, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, 248-642-5999; rugbygrille.com.

This post has been updated for 2023.