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Dining Out – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching fast.

Before we know it, we’ll be gazing out over a table full of all the trimmings that make this our favorite food-centric holiday.

There’s only one problem. Someone has to cook all of that delicious food, and then someone has to clean it all up. If past Thanksgivings have you dreading the holiday grunt work, maybe this year, it’s time to switch things up. Plan ahead, make reservations, and take the family out for an unforgettable holiday meal at one of NEPA’s finest restaurants.

Get dressed up. Get out of the house and enjoy a stress-free holiday.

Maybe you’re looking for a totally traditional Thanksgiving with juicy, carved turkey, pillowy mashed potatoes, all the fixin’s and a slice of decadent pumpkin pie. Or, perhaps you like to put a bit of a twist on your holiday meal. Italian? Seafood?

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it at one of these local spots offering special Thanksgiving menus.

Gather For the Holidays at These Local Restaurants:

  • Fire and Ice on Toby Creek

    This Back Mountain favorite serves up a traditional Thanksgiving feast with everything you’d expect and a few dishes that might surprise you. In a good way, of course.

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  • Rustic Kitchen

    Get dressed up. Valet the car, and prepare to wine and dine at this popular restaurant inside the Mohegan Sun Casino. Expect a classic holiday feast with a few old-world Italian favorites mixed in.

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  • The Beaumont Inn

    If there’s any place that seems like it’s built for Thanksgiving, this is it. The Beaumont Inn offers a traditional Holiday dinner in an exquisitely charming setting.

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  • The Waterfront at Silver Birches

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal lakeside at this unforgettable Lake Wallenpaupack resort. The buffet menu will feature a turkey carving station, all of the usual accompaniments and a kid’s menu.

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  • Broadway Grille

    Located in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s Historic District, this popular restaurant is the center of attention during the holiday season. Join them for a special Thanksgiving buffet and then head downstairs to their hip, new night spot for live music and dancing.

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  • Boulder View Tavern

    Enjoy spectacular views with your meal at this lakeside gem. Take in the beautiful fall scenery overlooking Big Boulder Lake as you happily make your way back and forth from the delicious Thanksgiving buffet.

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  • Jonathan's Restaurant

    Venture down to Wilkes-Barre’s River Street Historic District for a spectacular, four course Thanksgiving dinner. Jonathan’s offers a cozy setting inside one of the city’s beautifully, restored architectural landmarks.

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  • The Settler's Inn

    Grab a seat at the holiday table at this meticulously restored and decorated 1920s lodge. The elegant dining room and rustic Chestnut Tavern play host to an extraordinary, farm-to-table Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

    Spend your holiday at this picturesque resort nestled in a quaint valley along the Delaware River. Experience Thanksgiving in the famous Worthington Ballroom underneath massive open trusses and delicate chandeliers.

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  • Skytop Lodge

    Do Thanksgiving in style at this sprawling, 90 year-old resort perched on a mountaintop overlooking the rolling hills and valleys of the Poconos. Choose between a buffet dinner in their stunning Windsor Dining Room or a la cart style in the Lakeview Restaurant.

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  • Bogey's Grille at Shadowbrook Resort

    This lovely, Endless Mountains golf course resort will host a Thanksgiving feast in their famed Bogey’s Grille. Bring the family and enjoy a peaceful holiday dinner overlooking the pastoral landscape of rural NEPA.

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  • Alexander's Family Restaurant

    Enjoy a traditional family Thanksgiving in Mayfield’s favorite dining room. This popular, Route 6 restaurant has been dishing out delicious dinners since 1960. Stop by with family and friends for a classic holiday meal.

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Staying in?

You can still have Thanksgiving prepared by professionals. All you have to do is pick it up. Some of NEPA’s favorite restaurants are offering turkey-to-go. It’s as simple as calling ahead, placing the order and running out to get it the morning of or the night before. You just relax. Put on some football and let these popular local restaurants do all the cooking.

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