Thanksgiving: Local Options to Dine-In or Carry Out


Are you wanting a low-key Thanksgiving this year?

Do you want to keep the mess out of your house and not have to do any cooking? Then look no further than our brand new 2019 Thanksgiving Guide to Restaurants and Carryout. Below you will find a variety of open restaurants as well as carryout options for your holiday meal. Be sure to make your reservations early!

Please call the restaurant directly for reservations and specifics on menus and times.

B&B Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
(855) 861-5098
Treat your family to something special by boarding B&B Riverboats for their annual Thanksgiving Day cruise. An early and a late dinner buffet cruise are available. Enjoy salad, bread, turkey, along with all your favorite sides as well as a variety of desserts while you cruise the Ohio River.

Capital Grille
3821 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 351-0814
Capital Grille is open on Thanksgiving and ready to serve you some delicious food!

Cooper’s Hawk
8080 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 488-1110
Along with their full menu available, Cooper’s Hawk is serving plated meals of turkey, sides, corn. Pumpkin cheesecake is for dessert!

11320 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
(513) 247-9933
Try this delicious restaurant, which includes some different options for your holiday meal, including salmon and prime rib! Also available are salads, cornbread and rolls, ham, turkey and desserts.

Grand Finale
3 E Sharon Rd., Glendale, OH 45246
(513) 771-5925
Known for their desserts, prepare to be stuffed if you go here for Thanksgiving!

Golden Lamb
27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-5065
Spend your Thanksgiving meal here and learn all about the history of this charming restaurant in Lebanon.

Laszlo’s Iron Skillet
1020 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 561-6776
Enjoy a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts, including pumpkin soup, baked ham and pumpkin cheesecake!

Matt the Millers Tavern
Two Cincinnati area locations:
5901 E Galbraith Rd #212, Cincinnati, OH 45236; (513) 914-4903
9558 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069; (513) 298-4050
Kids 3 and under are free with a paying adult. Here you will enjoy prime rib and roasted turkey carving stations, mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, salad, green beans, corn casserole, cranberry relish and a variety of appetizers and desserts. The Kids Favorite Buffet will also be well-stocked!

National Exemplar
6880 Wooster Pike #2, Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-2103
Turkey and prime rib are the features on National Exemplar’s Thanksgiving Day menu. A kid’s menu is also available.

Parker’s Blue Ash Tavern
4200 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 891-8300
Enjoy succulent hearth-roasted turkey, slow-roasted prime rib and all the trimmings here. The little kids (under 4) are free!

President’s Room at the Phoenix
812 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2260
A carving station with turkey and prime rib, rolls, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie are just a few options you will see on the buffet here. Kids 3 and under are free!

Season’s 52
3819 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 631-5252
Holiday menu includes a turkey, savory pan gravy, Yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, French green beans, mashed butternut squash, housemade cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie mini indulgences.

MOM TIP: Just want to get out of the house, but don’t care about traditional Thanksgiving Day food? Visit Bob Evans, IHOP, Denny’s or Waffle House, which will all be open, but do not have any Thanksgiving Day specials that we know of!

MOM TIP: Ask at your favorite grocery store to see if they have any pickup options for a Thanksgiving Day meal. Below are a few stores we know offer meals at select locations.

Whole Foods
Fresh Thyme

Behle Street by Sheli
2220 Grandview Dr, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 341-8888
Dinner rolls and a dessert are included with your meal. Or, order meals for 6-8 to take home and heat on Thanksgiving Day.

Buca di Beppo
2635 Edmondson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 396-7673
Enjoy a sit-down feast here which includes sliced white meat turkey, homemade gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. They also have a Thanksgiving Dinner To Go, with options to serve 3-5 people, that you can take home. Pickups available November 27 and 28 only.

Boston Market
Two Cincinnati area locations:
9430 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249; (513) 583-4220
2692 Madison Rd Ste A-1, Cincinnati, OH 45208; (513) 841-5990
You can dine in, order fully cooked meals right to your door (then thaw and heat as needed), order a la carte for the sides you want, or order complete chilled meals (then heat and serve). They also have catering options with hot food for groups of 10 and more.

Cracker Barrel
Five Cincinnati locations:
2255 E Sharon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241; (513) 771-3207
4902 Fields Ertel Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249; (513) 683-5446
11993 Chase Plaza Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240; (513) 648-9655
475 Rivers Edge Dr, Milford, OH 45150;(513) 831-6635
7399 Turfway Rd, Florence, KY 41042; (859) 283-0101
Head to your favorite comfort food restaurant on Thanksgiving. They offer all of your favorite Thanksgiving foods. They also have a variety of options to take home with their Heat N’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To Go!

7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 794-0670
Enjoy a 4-course family-style meal at the restaurant or carry out a meal to your home for the holiday.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
100 E Freedom Way #160, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 381-0491
Choose a starter, an entrée and a side here. Pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream will be on the menu for dessert. They also offer carryout options if you want to pick up a few sides to go with your holiday meal at home.

Know of any other places we should include in our guide? Please let us know!

Happy Thanksgiving!



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