11 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 11 Columbus restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.

The Berwick

The Berwick is offering a delicious Thanksgiving buffet. Although reservations aren’t required, they are highly recommended. The meal will cost $30 for adults, $15.50 for kids (3-12), and children under 3 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 5 p.m.

Location: 3250 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232

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, $24.95 for children. The Boat House will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are required.

Location: 679 W. Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

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 a 12 pound brined and roasted turkey to a whole pumpkin pie. The box costs $279. All orders must be placed by 5 pm on Thursday, November 21. Please click here for more information.

Location: Your own house!

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, pumpkin pie. If Italian food IS your dream on Thanksgiving, they’ve got that available as well! The restaurant will be open at 11 a.m. with to-go options as well. Click here for more details.

Location: 343 N Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

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.

Location: 1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

The Guild House

The Guild House is bringing 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.

Location: 624 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215


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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.

Location: 169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206

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.

Location: 1428 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

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 23. Their 5 portion meal costs $70.99, their 10 portion meal costs $128.99, and the 20 portion meal costs $221.99. 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.

Location: 445 S Jefferson Ave, Plain City, OH 43064

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 $65 for adults and $29 for kids under 12.

Location: 4145 The Strand W, Columbus, OH 43219


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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 $50 per person. You can view the Thanksgiving menu here.

Location: 35 North High Street, Dublin, Ohio 43017

Alright, people, let’s do this. Don’t forget to wear your Thanksgiving pants!


Originally published 11/1/18. Updated 11/5/19.

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