The Best Thanksgiving Dinners You Won’t Have to Cook in Toledo

. November 25, 2019.
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No holiday means great food quite like Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie, turkey, and turkey. Yet for all the deliciousness that can be found on the fourth Thursday in November, who wants to spend all day preparing, cooking, cleaning up and everything? Nobody! So why not consider taking the holiday off and finding somewhere that will do all the other stuff for you, so you can focus on the part that matters— eating! Here is a selection of restaurants in the Toledo area that will be open on Thanksgiving day:

31 Hundred Restaurant at the University of Toledo Radisson Hotel

3100 Glendale Ave
419-324-1795 |

If you were hoping to enjoy a great holiday buffet at the 31 Hundred Restaurant, we have some bad news— reservations are completely booked for this year’s event. However, if you don’t mind having your meal a little later in the day, the kitchen will be open with its traditional menu at 4pm on Thanksgiving, as well.

Brandywine Country Club

6904 Salisbury Rd, Maumee
419-865-2393 |

Bring the whole family out for a delicious Thanksgiving at Brandywine. A full buffet with all the delicious holiday favorites will be available in the classy confines of one of Toledo’s best country clubs, so you can feel all classy as you wolf down your turkey. The buffet will cost $27.50 for adults, but kids 6 to 12 are only $13.50 and under 5 eat free.

Brim House

444 N Summit St, Downtown Toledo
419-243-7664 |

No matter whether you’re looking for lunch or dinner, Brim House offers a delicious option for you and your family. Their Thanksgiving Brunch comes with turkey, sweet potatoes, a mac & cheese station and more, as well as an activity center for kids to enjoy. At night, Brim House will present an amazing three-course Thanksgiving Dinner featuring Mojo turkey, pumpkin soup, fried capers and much more. Brunch costs $49 for adults, $25 for kids, dinner costs $47 per person.

Cousino’s Steakhouse

1842 Woodville Rd., Oregon
419-693-0862 | 

Cousino’s classic menu of chicken, steak, seafood and more will be joined by a special turkey entree during the steakhouse’s special holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day, open from 11 am until 4pm. If you’re looking for something more traditional, Cousino’s will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for $18.95. Reservations recommended.

Doc Watson’s 

1515 S Byrne Rd.
419-389-6003 |

Want a great turkey dinner? Doc Watson’s has you covered. Hate turkey or maybe you’re just sick of hearing about it and want something else on the holiday? Doc Watson’s is here for you, too, offering its full menu in addition to its Thanksgiving meal. They’ll be open at 11:30, so if you want to enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner at the Doc’s, reservations are recommended.

Evans Street Station

110 S Evans St, Tecumseh, MI
517-424-5555 |

An expansive and sumptuous selection of Thanksgiving goodies can be found on Evans Street Station’s Thanksgiving Feast Buffet. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are all here, of course, but also some signature Evans Street touches like grilled salmon, green bean amandine, Caesar Salad and more. The meal will cost you $39.95, but when you see the amazing variety on display you’ll know it’s money well spent.

Firepit Grille

7723 Airport Hwy, Holland
419-724-4441 |

A brunch buffet may sound like an unusual option for Thanksgiving, but when it’s at a place as delicious as Firepit Grille, a selection of eggs, sausage and biscuits sounds like a beautiful step outside the norm. Of course, all the traditional holiday staples will be served, too, so it’s not like you’re totally leaving turkey behind— unless you want to. The buffet will be served from 10-6 pm and costs $22.95 for adults.


At a friend’s house near you!

If you’re looking to ease the burden of cooking but don’t want to face the crowds at the restaurants, Friendsgiving is for you. Gather your friends and divide and conquer when it comes to the menu. If each person brings one dish, suddenly cooking becomes much less of a chore. If you really want to make it easy, buy some disposable dining ware so you can simply toss it in the trash and proceed to unbuttoning your pants on the couch (if you forgot to wear your stretchy pants) while you laugh and drink with friends.


1205 Adams St. | 419-842-4477

Okay, so you’re done with the family gatherings. You’ve had dry turkey, hugged grandma, been kicked in the shin by your nephews. Let’s be real— you’ve earned a night of fun. Why not spend Thanksgiving night at Georgjz419? This amazing LGBTQ+ friendly bar features awesome music and dancing, some delicious cocktails and even excellent food if you have some room left. Georgjz will be open from 6pm until 2:30am, so if you want to let off some steam before Black Friday, this must be the place!

Granite City Food and Brewery

2300 Village Dr W, Ste 130, Maumee
419-878-9050 |

Sometimes you want to enjoy a lovely meal surrounded by your relatives. And sometimes you want to enjoy a lovely meal surrounded by beer. Granite City’s Thanksgiving dinner provides you the second option. A delicious, three-course meal of holiday favorites in the brewery’s warm surroundings may be just the antidote your day needs. Costs $26.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids, and reservations are highly recommended.

Hollywood Casino Toledo

777 Hollywood Blvd
419-661-5200 |

Admit it— something just feels wonderfully naughty about spending the most wholesome of holidays at the casino. But with Hollywood’s expansive buffet offering not only turkey but also prime rib, shrimp and more, the casino is a wonderful option for those looking to avoid cooking, and maybe to spend a bit of time at the slot machines, too.

Hong Kong Buffet

3015 Glendale Ave. | 419-389-1888 

Hong Kong Buffet already offers a remarkable selection of Asian cuisine, including sushi and a Hibachi grill. On Thanksgiving, you can add turkey and more traditional favorites to the list. Open from 11am-8pm, Hong Kong Buffet will feature a delectable selection of holiday treats, including dessert favorites like pumpkin and sweet potato pie, alongside all their usual fare. All for only $11.50 per adult. 

Mancy’s Steakhouse at the Hancock Hotel

631 S Main Street, Findlay
419-423-0631 |

A Toledo classic in a unique location, Mancy’s at the Hancock features an amazing Thanksgiving feast from 11-4, with your choice of turkey, salmon, pork loin, prime rib and more, served alongside a selection of holiday favorites. Prices vary depending upon your choice of entree, and reservations are strongly encouraged.

Mango Tree

217 S Reynolds Rd
419-536-2883 |

Some of the finest steaks, seafood, chicken, lamb chops and, yes, turkey can be found at Mango Tree’s special Thanksgiving event, featuring the restaurant’s full menu. Open 11:30-5.

Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center

1750 State Park Rd #2, Oregon
419-836-1466 ext. 567 |

Maumee Bay’s beautiful Thanksgiving buffet, held from 10:30am until 3pm, features a remarkable selection sure to satisfy even the most finicky of holiday diners, including a full selection of appetizers, a roast beef carving station, ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and oodles more, topped off with a selection of desserts. Adults cost $29.95, seniors $23.95, children $10.95, and reservations are required.

Saba’s Bistro 1705

1705 Tollgate Dr, Maumee
419-283-4864 |

Move fast if you want to head to Saba’s for your Thanksgiving, as reservations are filling up quickly. Then again, given the remarkable selections on tap as part of Saba’s traditional holiday buffet— complete with their chocolate volcano fountain— that’s completely understandable. It’s $26.99 for adults, so if you want in on this amazing menu, call that number as soon as you can!

Sam’s Diner

578 W Dussel Dr, Maumee
419-897-0284 |

Want an early morning option for your holiday? Swing by Sam’s, where you can find a terrific Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings served as early as 8am, and open until 3pm.

Uncle John’s Pancake House

3131 Secor Rd
419-536-9442 |

Uncle John’s delectable selection of pancakes and other classic breakfast favorites are open every day of the year, and that includes Thanksgiving. Their traditional menu will be available for all diners, so if you want some absolutely knockout flapjacks for the holiday, head on over and visit Uncle John!

Whitehouse Inn

10853 Waterville St, Whitehouse
419-877-1180 |

If you want to dine at Whitehouse’s all-you-can-eat holiday buffet this year, you’re currently out of luck— the event’s reservations are completely booked. But if you wanna call anyway and see if you maybe will luck out into a chance at one of the area’s best Thanksgiving dining experiences, that’s entirely up to you. Good luck!

Woodville Diner

1949 Woodville Rd, Oregon
419-691-9999 |

An absolutely delicious turkey dinner may be the headline act of the Woodville Diner’s Thanksgiving offerings, but it’s not the only performer— the diner’s full menu will be available during its special Thanksgiving hours of 7am until 2pm.