Columbus Thanksgiving Options

I’ll be adding to this list as I come across new listings – most, if not all of these restaurants require you to make reservations, and I haven’t checked to see if reservations are still available. If you are an owner of a restaurant that is offering a special Thanksgiving menu, please send all pertinent information to columbusfoodieATgmailDOTcom and I’ll add it to the listings. I’ll also be posting the list on the right sidebar under the “Events” header, so keep an eye out there for updates.

Handke’s Cuisine

Family style Thanksgiving menu – including appetizer platter, butternut squash soup, roated turkey, sage and chestnut stuffing, side dishes and dessert (carryout available with 24 hours notice) will be served from noon to 7pm ($43.50 each with a minimum of four guests, $19.50 for children 12 and younger). An a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations required, call 614.621.2500 to make them. 520 S. Front Street, Brewery District.

Hyatt on Capitol Square

will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu from 10:30am to 3pm. In the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge, cost is $44.95 per person (includes 2 glasses of champagne) or $22.50 for children ages 5-12. In the Governors Ballroom, cost is $34.95 for adults, and $17.50 for children 5-12. Please call 614.365.4550 to make reservations. 75 E. State Street, Columbus.

J. Gilbert’s

will offer a special 4 course Thanksgiving menu from 11am to 7pm. Cost is $25 for adults, and $12.50 for children. Call the restaurant at 614.840.9090 for reservations. 1 E. Campus View Blvd, Columbus.

Latitude 41

will be offering a special Thanksgiving buffet menu, with three seating times (11am, 1pm, 3pm). Cost is $48 per person ($15 for ages 4-10, free for 3 and younger). Please call 614.233.7541 to make reservations.  50 N. 3rd St., Columbus.

Olde Summit Towne Restaurant

will serve a buffet featuring turkey, baked ham with spicy fruit sauce, beef au jus, potatoes, candied yams, green beans, salad bar, dessert and rolls from 11am to 6pm. Carryout available. Cost is $15.95, or $6.95 for children 12 and younger. Call 740.927.8950 to make reservations. 14163 Broad St. SW, Pataskala.

Plaza Inn Casual Family Restaurant

will serve two different Thanksgiving buffets – one in the Coach room from 11am to 4pm, which will feature carved roast beef, carved turkey, carved ham, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey gravy, veggies, warm rolls, full salad wagon and dessert table for $13.95 (or $4.95 for children 5 to 10, $2.25 for children 3 to 5, free for 2 and younger). The other one is a Sliced Turkey and Ham buffet served in the restaurant from 11am to 6pm, and will cost $8.95 (children’s prices same as above). You may make reservations by calling the restaurant at 937.354.2851 or 800.884.2328. 491 S. Main Street, Mt. Victory.

Salvi’s Bistro

will offer a buffet featuring traditional fare and trimmings, PastaSalvi, chilled shrimp and prime rib from 10am to 8pm. Cost is $20.95 (or $9.95 for children 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger). Call 614.870.8788 to make reservations. 1323 St. James Lutheran Lane, Hilliard.

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn

has a special Thanksgiving menu including caramelized onion butternut squash soup, roast turkey with apple-sage stuffing and fresh cranberry sauce, maple-glazed baked ham, roast duckling, sage-and-cream roasted leg of lamb, filet mignon, prime rib, her-crusted salmon, sole, whipped potatoes, praline whipped sweet potatoes, green-bean almondine and desserts from 11:30am to 7pm. Prices range from $18-$29, or $5-$6 for the children’s menu. Call 1.800.654.2477 or 740.654.1842 to make reservations. 123 N. Broad St, Lancaster.

Smith and Wollensky 

is offering a special Thanksgiving menu, where you get your choice of appetizer, your choice of entree, your choice of side dishes served family style (3 per table), and your choice of dessert. Cost is $38.95 per person/$16 for children 10 and under, or $49.95 per person/$30 for children if you choose filet mignon as your entree. It will be served from 11am to 9pm at their restaurant at Easton Town Center, 4145 The Strand West, Columbus. Call 614.416.2400 to make reservations.

Ted’s Montana Grill

will offer a Thanksgiving dinner featuring soup or salad, roast turkey and dressing (or cedar-plank salmon or prime rib), a variety of side dishes and dessert from noon to 8pm. Cost is $30, or $10 for children 12 and younger. Call 614.760.7753 to make reservations. 6195 Sawmill Rd, Dublin.

The Worthington Inn

will have a Thanksgiving menu, including oven-roasted turkey with mushroom pan gravy, carved country ham with grilled pineapple relish, carved prime rib au jus, butternut-squash bisque, candied yams, basmati rice, mashed potatoes, dressing, waldorf salad, vegetables, salads and desserts from 11am to 5pm. Cost is $19.95, or $9.95 for children 6 to 12, or free for children 5 or younger. Call 614.885.2600 to make reservations. 649 High St., Worthington.

9 thoughts on “Columbus Thanksgiving Options

  1. retro

    This year my wife decided to have a dry run thanksgiving day to test out her recipes. We soaked the bird in a brine solution she got at William Sonoma, it really kept it moist. OMG, the turkey was so good and I get to do it again in a few days!

  2. Eric

    This last minute idea popped into my head at midnight on Wednesday, and this website sure turned out to be handy.

    I’m leaning towards Smith & Wollensky, and then an afternoon of goofing off at Easton. Maybe even a movie if the mood strikes me.

    Bring home a doggie bag for the dog, start a fire in the wood stove and watch whatever movies I decide to pick up on the way home.

    And no dishes.

    I have to admit that it would be nice if I was doing a traditional family get-together, but this will do just fine as a substitute.

  3. Catherine

    I have been calling several resturants for resos and I found a couple mistakes.

    Hankes is actually $45.50 per person

    The Worthington Inn is $34.95 per person, $19.95 for kids

    Salvi’s is $21.95 per person, $10.95 for kids

    Just thought you might want to update! Have a nice day.

  4. D Ralph

    I am sorry to report that we had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Worthington Inn yesterday.
    It was AWEFULL.
    The deserts we soggy and OLD. The veggies were all NOT cooked fully.
    We expected Prime Rib, ham, Turkey like the advertized dinner.
    We got ham and turkey and some kind of meat in a pan “undefined”
    I don’t eat much. I go for QUALITY. I figured at 19.95 per person would be middle of the road good. It was 7.95 quality!!!!!!!
    The final surprise was that the dinner was 34.95 per person. YES 34.95!
    I travel to NYC, Atlanta, Chicago and Cali often. I pay 25.00 – 50.00 for a meal in these places and the food is FANTASTIC!
    This meal was not fit for a freebee.
    I don’t like having to say these things about an institution in our city, but I feel we were duped.

  5. D Ralph

    To add to my above comment, Bali Sol has MUCH BETTER Pineapple relish. I expected Food cooked in house that is Gordon Ramsay quality. I expected the pies to be made FRESH. They had canned goo for the fillings… YUCK!!! The cheesecake had soggy crust YUCK…There was NO prime rib served. Our bill for 7 people was $364.00. This is MUCH more than 34.95 per person.
    We were served at 11:30 am. Now for the grand finally, my wife and I went to Mimi’s cafe on Polaris Parkway. For 14.95 “we split the dinner” we had a thanksgiving dinner that was 300 percent better than Worthington Inn’s offering. Next year we will NOT go back to Worthington Inn.
    With the internet you can run but you cannot hide!

  6. jane

    the hyatt on capital square info is NOT correct..they do NOT have a less expensive one in the governor's ballroom(2010)

  7. columbusfoodie Post author

    Jane, this post is from 2007. The information in this post doesn't reflect what's actually happening in 2010.

  8. John d

    Why are people eating brunch on thanksgiving day? Cook and watch football like real Americans. Yikes

  9. busy mom on a diet

    I have 2 little kids that don't eat much. One is also picky, my mom & husband like to pig out. I don't want to cook and have all that left over food in my house. I know buffets on a foodi website are taboo. But I am thinking Golden Corral or Hometown Buffet is the way to go for my family to keep everyone happy. I can get a the helaty options and let everyone else choose what they want.

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