16 Columbus Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. If you’re not into cooking for days, don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

Sometimes you can be the most thankful when you aren’t stuck doing 3 hours worth of dishes. There are great options in Columbus to dine out, and even some that you can take the food home to your own table.

So don’t stress! Here are 18 Places To Eat For Thanksgiving.


The Berwick

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The Berwick is offering a delicious Thanksgiving buffet. Although reservations aren’t required, they are highly recommended! The meal will cost $29.50 for adults, $15.50 for kids (4-12), and children under 4 are free! The buffet menu is no joke, offering all of your Turkey day favorites, including Roasted Tom Turkey, Fresh Whipped Potatoes, Southern Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey and Corn Bread, Gravy Candied Yams, and more. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Boat House Restaurant

The Boat House Restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet. This year’s menu will include both traditional Thanksgiving items like roasted turkey, sliced ham, roasted garlic red skin mash, and green bean casserole, as well as breakfast items! The cost is $49.95 for adults, $23.95 for children. The Boat House will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Cameron Mitchell

Cameron Mitchell is once again offering “Thanksgiving in a Box”, a holiday meal for 10, fully-cooked and ready with instructions for you to heat at home and serve to your family and friends. The meal includes everything from 12 lbs brined and roasted turkey to a whole pumpkin pie, the box includes everything you’ll need for a great Turkey Day! The box costs $279. All orders must be placed by 5pm on Thursday, November 15. Please click here for more information.

Buca di Beppo

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An Italian eatery may not be a traditional, go-to Thanksgiving choice, but Buca di Beppo does family better than almost any other restaurant in Columbus. The traditional menu will include a choice of turkey or hickory-smoked ham, mashed potatoes, spicy italian sausage stuffing, green beans, and of course pumpking pie. If Italian food IS your dream on Thanksgiving, they’ve got that available as well! The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with to-go options as well. Click here for more details.


Columbus Fish Market

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The Columbus Fish Market will be open all day on Thanksgiving, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The regular dinner menu will be available, but the market will be serving up a three course, traditional Thanksgiving meal. Don’t wait to make your reservation, as spots fill up very quickly. They will also be offering a Thanksgiving Feast To-Go, with all the traiditional fixins. They come in two sizes, Small (serves 4–6) for $129 and Large (serves 10–12) for $249. Click here for more information.

J Gilbert’s

Head to J Gilbert’s this Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, featuring favorites like roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. The cost of the prix-fixe menu is $39. You can also purchase from the regular menu.

The Guild House

The Guild House is bring together my two favorite things: amazing food and great wine. This year’s Thanksgiving menu includes butternut squash soup, green salad, a turkey entree with sides, compressed pumpkin cake for dessert, and more. The cost is $49 for the Thanksgiving dinner and $79 for the dinner and the wine pairing.


Are you craving turkey but your husband would rather have a pork chop and your dad will definitely want filet mignon? You should make your life a lot easier and go to Lindey’s in German Village. They are serving a special Thanksgiving menu, with enough choices for even the pickiest members of your family! Prices vary. Lindey’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

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Stop into McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood anytime from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a Roasted Turkey Dinner. The meal will include holiday classics like butternut squash bisque, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, apple squash casserole, and more. Prices vary.

Mimi’s Cafe

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At Mimi’s Cafe, you can dine-in or take-out your Thanksgiving meal. The take-out option is $104.99, serves 8-10 people, and includes both pumpkin and pecan pie. The turkey does require an hour and a half of reheating time, so be prepared! If you want to eat in, the cost of the traditional Thanksgiving menu is $19.99 per adult and $9.99 per child. Call Mimi’s Cafe at (614) 433-0441 to make your reservation.

Der Dutchman

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Der Dutchman may be closed on Thanksgiving, but you can pick up your meal and reheat it to enjoy the yummy food from Der Dutchman in the comfort of your own home! Orders must be placed by November 17. Their 5 portion meal costs $69.99, their 10 portion meal costs $126.99, and the 20 portion meal costs $218.99. Pro-tip, if you enjoy the Der Dutchmen food on Turkey Day, you can also place an order for Christmas! To see the menu, please click here.

Nicola Restaurant and Bar

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Open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Nicola is offering a special Thanksgiving menu. If you want a bite of this unique, Italian thanksgiving menu, you’ll need to make a reservation. Prices vary.

Smith & Wollensky

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Smith & Wollensky is once again offering their traditional Thanksgiving Menu. The meal, which includes herb roasted turkey, potatoes au gratin, roasted carrots and more, is available by reservation only. Smith & Wollensky will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu is $55 for adults and $25 for kids under 12.


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Spagio will be open for dinner service from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The menu and prices vary at Spagio, but you can expect Maple Glazed Turkey Breast, Pumpkin Bisque, Roasted Veggies, and so much more. To see the full menu, please click here.


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Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tucci’s in Dublin is offering a 3-course menu for adults, as well as a kids menu. Reservations are required and the cost is $45 per person. You can view the Thanksgiving menu here.

Worthington Inn

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The historic Worthington Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Feast Buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. THe buffet will cost $44.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for kids under 4. Reservations are required! Click here to view the full buffet menu.

Don’t forget to wear your Thanksgiving pants!


This article has been updated with The Guild House Thanksgiving menu. 11/2/2018