Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Grand Rapids

Skip the hassle of making the holiday meal in 2018 and let one of these restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Grand Rapids do the work for your family.

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Grand Rapids

If the thought of cooking a turkey sends you into a panic, fret not. There are many restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area that understand the struggle – and are prepared to satisfy even the staunchest traditionalist.

The holidays are a time for family and friends, after all; not sweating over a turkey in a cramped kitchen.

Give yourself a break this Thanksgiving and let one of these restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner do the heavy lifting. There’s something for even your family’s pickiest eater at these Grand Rapids region restaurants.

Important note: Of course, be sure to call and make a reservation as soon as possible. These dining rooms fill fast!

Alpenrose Restaurant

  • Address: 4 E. Eighth St., Holland
  • Phone: 616-393-2111
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Costs: $32.95/adults, $15.95/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

The Alpenrose offers an extensive buffet featuring sausage with sage stuffing, carved turkey, salmon, mashed potatoes and much more, including dishes specifically for kids.

Boatwerks Waterfront

  • Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave., Holland
  • Phone: 616-396-0600
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Costs: $32.95/adults, $26.95/ages 65-plus, $14.95/ages 5-10, free/under age 5
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Dine on glazed Applewood-smoked ham with roasted apples, herb-roasted, locally raised turkey with gravy and much more.

Charley’s Crab

  • Address: 63 Market Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-459-2500
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Costs: $30/adults, $18/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

If you’re seeking one of the “purist” Thanksgiving restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Grand Rapids, stop here. Charley’s has a buffet featuring traditional fare like a turkey carving station, green bean casserole and soups. For a twist, a spot also offers breakfast foods until about 3 p.m., including Belgian waffles.

Cork Wine & Grille

  • Address: 5500 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-949-0570
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Costs: $28/adults, $15/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

Join Cork for a Thanksgiving buffet featuring salad, soup, sides, carved turkey, ham and prime rib. Plus, there’s a kids buffet.

FireRock Grille

  • Address: 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia
  • Phone: 616-656-9898
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Costs: $28/adults, $15/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

Billed as an American restaurant and steakhouse, FireRock is sure to satisfy meat lovers in the family. The buffet will include salad, soup, sides, carved turkey, ham and prime rib. Try the kids buffet, too.

Ganders Grand Rapids

  • Address: 4747 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-957-1111
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Costs: $32/adults, $14/kids ages 6-12, free/5 and under

Ganders, located within the DoubleTree by Hilton, is known for its new American cuisine, and the Thanksgiving buffet is no different. Stop by for a salad station, breakfast station, desserts and, of course, roast turkey.

Leo’s Restaurant

  • Address: 60 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-454-6700
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Costs: $29/adults, $10/ages 3-12, free/under age 3

If you happen to dislike turkey, Leo’s has you covered. They serve a family style meal instead of a buffet and include entrees like fish, scallops and steak. Don’t worry, though: You can still get turkey with all the trimmings.

New Hotel Mertens

  • Address: 35 Oakes St. SW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-551-1713
  • Hours: Seating at noon and 4 p.m.
  • Costs: $72/person, $15/ages 12 and under

Choose between a main dish of Thanksgiving turkey roasted in white wine and bacon and white fish with roasted root vegetable at this upscale eatery; served family style.

Pearl Street Grill

  • Address: 310 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-235-1342
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Costs: $24.95/adults, $22.95/ages 65-plus, $10.95/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 and under

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving buffet featuring breakfast selections alongside the traditional carved turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Don’t forget to grab a slice of pecan, pumpkin or apple pie, too!

Reds

  • Address: 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-447-7750
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Costs: Costs: $28/adults, $15/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

Reds offers a full Thanksgiving buffet with soup, salad, roasted turkey, ham, prime rib, sides, desserts and more.

Rush Creek Bistro

  • Address: 624 Port Sheldon Road SW, Grandville
  • Phone: 616-457-1100
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Costs: $28/adults, $15/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under

A casual dining experience for Thanksgiving allows you and your family to spread out and have a relaxed time. The buffet includes salad, soup, sides, carved turkey, ham and prime rib. Plus, there’s a kids buffet.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

  • Address: 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-776-6426
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Costs: $44.95/adults, $30.95/kids

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering their full menu for Thanksgiving, as well as a special dish of turkey, cranberries, salad, a side and dessert.

Six.One.Six at JW Marriott

  • Address: 235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-242-1500
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Costs: $40/adults, $17/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 and under

Take Thanksgiving up a notch at Six.One.Six. It’s known for its contemporary American fare, and promises to do Thanksgiving with an upscale twist.

The Belvedere Inn and Restaurant

  • Address: 3656 63rd St., Saugatuck
  • Phone: 269-857-5777
  • Hours: Seating at 3 and 6 p.m.
  • Costs: $50/adults, $35/ages 12 and under

The Belvedere Restaurant is worth the drive from Grand Rapids. Stop by for an elevated Thanksgiving meal featuring garlic and herb-roasted turkey with sage and onion stuffing, roast gravy, cranberry ginger compote and much more. Be sure to try one of the special holiday cocktails, too.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

  • Address: 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-776-3230
  • Hours: To be determined
  • Costs: Menu pricing

The Kitchen specializes in “made-from-scratch comfort fare” developed by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Spend your Thanksgiving relaxing with a signature cocktail next to the Grand River.

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