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Places to have Holiday Dinners in NJ

New Jersey is home to many elegant restaurants, quaint inns and gorgeous seaside bistros. This Thanksgiving and / or Christmas, enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of New Jersey's best restaurants. From A La Carte brunches to Prix Fixe dinner specials, see our list of the best Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner seatings in NJ for 2018.

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The Bernards Inn Website | 908-766-0002
27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924  Central NJ
The Bernards Inn Holiday Dinners in NJ Elegant Thanksgiving Buffet and Dinner The Bernards Inn Places to go to eat on Thanksgiving in NJ
The Bernards Inn invites you to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at their elegant restaurant in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Gather the family to dine in style at their Grand Buffet or Three Course Prix-Fixe Dinner. The Grand Buffet is hosted in the Fenwick Ballroom from 12 - 6pm and will feature all the trimmings including oven-roasted Turkey, plus beef and seafood, salads, pasta, artisan cheeses, fresh fruit and a huge dessert bar.

The Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner is hosted in the Dining Room from 12 - 7:30pm. You can chose from a selection of appetizers and entrees including roasted turkey, Pork Osso Bucco, Tuna, Filet Mignon and more! Visit their website for a full menu. Make reservations for you and your family today by calling 908-766-0002.

Thursday, November 24
Spirit Cruises Website | 866-483-3866
Lincoln Harbor Marina, 1500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ 07086  NJ and NY
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Spirit Cruises has a variety of holiday cruises departing year-round from New York and New Jersey that are perfect for making your celebrations extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a creative way to celebrate or would simply rather let professionals handle the event planning, it'll be an exciting experience the whole family can enjoy. Cruising New Year's to Fourth of July (and nearly every day in between), check out Spirit's upcoming holiday cruises. Get on deck and see what all the hype is about!

What's Included:

While every holiday cruise is themed according to the occasion, the following will apply to most cruises:

Two- to three-hour cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers
Delicious buffet with a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water (other beverages available for purchase)
The best views of New York City's iconic skyline
Onboard entertainment with DJ music, access to shared spaces and interactive games

Year Round Holiday Cruises
Elegant Ballroom at The Flanders Hotel Website | 609-399-1000
719 East 11th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226  Southern Shore Region NJ
The Flanders Hotel Restaurants Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet Dinner in Southern NJ Thanksgiving Buffet in Ocean City NJ
The Flanders Hotel will be serving up their famous Thanksgiving Buffet in their Elegant Ballrooms from 12pm - 3pm. Reservations required by calling 609-399-1000.

Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, Waldorf salad, broccoli and cauliflower salad, chicken and corn chowder and spiced butternut squash soup. Hot Entree options are seared breast of chicken, grilled salad, green bean casserole, roasted carrots and parsnips, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Hawaiian sweet potatoes and pumpkin ravioli. Don't skip the carving station, where you can feast on fresh carved turkey, sirloin of beef and pork loin. Save room for dessert and enjoy decedent deep dish apple pie, pumpkin pie, pastries, pumpkin cheesecake, cake, cookies and more! Gluten free choices available! Ask about their Thanksgiving Getaway Package and make it a romantic overnight stay!

Thursday, November 24
Hornblower Cruises & Events Website | 646-576-8400
Hudson River Parks Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014  New York City
Hornblower Cruises and Events classy Thanksgiving holiday dinners in Northern NJ Thanksgiving Dinner Cruises for the Whole Family Hornblower Cruises and Events Thanksgiving holiday dinner events nj
The perfect way to show family and friends you're thankful! Hornblower's Thanksgiving cruises include a decadent buffet with holiday favorites such as maple glazed turkey and mini pumpkin cheesecake. There'll be plenty of food for the whole family to enjoy, young, old, and in between.

Experience the amazing views that come with a cruise on New York Harbor. You'll get right up close to the Statue of Liberty for perfect photo opportunities, pass beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, and have an always-changing view of the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline.

First-class service, amazing views, traditional food and a Thanksgiving the family will love you for. Book your Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise today!

Hornblower is also hosting specialty cruises throughout the holiday season including Festive Holiday Dinner Cruises, Festive Holiday Lunch Cruises, Christmas Eve Brunch Cruise, Santa's Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise, and New Year's Eve Cruises.

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Waters Edge Website | 732-269-3000
125 Bayview Ave., Berkeley Township, NJ 08721  Central Shore Region NJ
Martells Waters Edge Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in Ocean County NJ Celebrate Thanksgiving on the water!
Spend this Thanksgiving with your family and friends at the all-new Martell's Waters Edge. Nestled alongside the majestic Barnegat Bay in Berkley Township, NJ, Martell's Waters Edge offers stunning views of the water from every seat. Their award winning culinary team has created a perfect menu for you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving.

Dine in style at Martell's Waters Edge. The downstairs lounge area has open seating, a private bar and an expansive 1,100 gallon aquarium filled with angel fish. This restaurant also regularly features live entertainment for your enjoyment. Dine on gourmet menu offerings prepared by award-winning chefs. Martell's Waters Edge has cuisine to satisfy carnivores, seafood lovers, vegetarians and everyone in between. Please call 732-269-3000 to make a reservation, seatings take place at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Visit their website for more information and to view their buffet-style Thanksgiving menu.

Thursday, November 24
The Olde Mill Inn Website | 800-585-4461
225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  Central NJ
The Olde Mill Inn Restaurants offering Thanksgiving Dinner in Central NJ Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Olde Mill Inn!
Reserve your Thanksgiving table at the Olde Mill Inn or at their Grain House Restaurant. The Olde Mill Inn will feature an expansive buffet (known all throughout New Jersey) in the Washington Ballroom, and the Grain House Restaurant will offer a delicious Thanksgiving four-course Plated Dinner. Both are excellent choices for your holiday! Spend time with your family while their masterful chefs do all of the cooking! Complete menus and details are at

The Olde Mill Inn Thanksgiving Buffet features several stations including a salad and antipasto bar, seafood bar, Country-style sandwich board, carving station and dessert bar. Carved-to-order food items include smoked and roasted Dutch Amish Ham and Bourbon/Butter-based Turkey alongside many delicious sides. The chefs will also freshly prepare Fried Chicken, Italian Sausage, Slow Braised Short Ribs, Herb Crusted Salmon, Pumpkin Raviolis, Local Winter Vegetables and Whipped Mashed Potatoes, to name a few. At the Grain House, each course of the four-course dinner offers several choices and the main course selections include Griggstown Farm Organic Turkey, Angus Prime Rib of Beef, Chatham Cod, or Cauliflower "Steaks" Au Poivre as a vegetarian option. There is also a special kids menu. Visit the website for full menus and call 908-696-2335 to reserve today.

Thursday, November 24
Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar Website | 973-451-2619
2 Whippany Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960  Northern NJ
Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar NJ restaurants open for Thanksgiving Modern American cuisine
Come to Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar in Morristown, New Jersey for a classy Thanksgiving dinner. Cooking can be a hassle, but Blue Morel wants to take the stress away from you. This Northern NJ restaurant will provide the backdrop to an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. Paired with their delicious menu options is their extensive wine list. You will have numerous options of wine to compliment your Thanksgiving meal.

Enjoy delicious surf and turf options at Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar. Their raw bar features oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktail and littleneck clams. Sample tuna tartare and jumbo lump crab cake for an appetizer. For the main course, choose from roasted free range turkey, maple brined pork chops, chili cinnamon Chilean sea bass, sesame glazed salmon or pan roasted snapper. The Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar is the perfect destination for fine Thanksgiving dining in Northern NJ.

Thursday, November 24
The Historic Smithville Inn Website | 609-652-7777
1 North New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205  Southern NJ
The Historic Smithville Inn Southern NJ Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner No Reservations Required!
The Historic Smithville Inn's Restaurant will feature a large buffet-style Thanksgiving feast at their location in Atlantic County, New Jersey. All you can eat stations include antipasto, salad, fresh fish, cold salads, bread, pasta, mashed potato bar, hot buffet, carving station and full dessert bar! Enjoy all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, plus many fan favorites! Visit their website to see a full menu.

Unlike the other restaurants in New Jersey serving up Thanksgiving dinner, no reservations are required at The Historic Smithville Inn! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. However, for parties of 10 or more limited reservations are available. After you feast on all of their delicious Thanksgiving fixings, stroll through the beautiful town of Smithville to start your holiday shopping at their quaint and beautiful shoppes.

Thursday, November 24
Scarborough Fair Restaurant Website | 732-223-6658
1414 Meetinghouse Road, Sea Girt, NJ 08750  Central Shore Region NJ
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Have a romantic Thanksgiving Dinner at Scarborough Fair - The Jersey Shore's most romantic restaurant. The Thanksgiving Day 3-course Holiday Menu features a variety of traditional and modern appetizers, entrees and desserts. Appetizers include Harvest House Salad, Butternut Squash Bisque, Spanakopita, Shrimp Cocktail and more. Entree options are wild mushroom ravioli, traditional roasted turkey dinner, North Atlantic salmon, New York Angus Steak, Duck breast, Filet Mignon and Rack of Lamb. Finish off with a decedent dessert of apple strudel, pecan and raisin tart, pumpkin pie, chocolate truffle or white chocolate cheesecake. There is also a children's menu available. Price is based off of entree choice and 1 appetizer and 1 dessert is included in the price. Call for reservations or book online through their website.

Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving at Crystal Springs Resort Website | 844-512-2733
Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ 07419  Northern NJ
Crystal Springs Resort Thanksgiving Holiday Dinners in Northern NJ "A weekend stuffed with Holiday Fun!"
Flock to Crystal Springs Resort this Thanksgiving and leave the cooking and cleaning to them! Choose from lavish buffets or sumptuous multi-course menus at one of their seven spectacular resort locations. With the kids out of school it can be the best opportunity for a long, laid-back weekend getaway at an extraordinary value. Join Crystal Springs Resort for a weekend stuffed with holiday fun, entertainment and more!

The Diamond Ballroom Thanksgiving buffet option is from 11:30am - 3pm and features a large menu of salads, soups, a beautiful carving station, pasta station and a multitude of sides. Entrees include seared salmon, chicken breast and roulade of pork. The Diamond Ballroom Thanksgiving buffet also features a special kid-friendly menu. Other Thanksgiving Dinner options at Crystal Springs Resort include Kites Restaurant 3-course menu, Black Bear Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet, Restaurant Latour 5-course menu, Crystal Tavern 3-Course Menu, Springs Bistro 3-Course Menu and Emerald Ballroom Buffet. Each restaurant features their own unique, delicious menus and reservations are required for all restaurants. Visit the website for specific menus and for more information. Make it an overnight retreat and spend the night at their beautiful resort!

Thursday, November 24
Ye Olde Centerton Inn Website | 856-358-3201
1136 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318  Southern NJ
Ye Olde Centerton Inn Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner in Southern NJ Thanksgiving Dinner at a rustic country inn
Ye Olde Centerton Inn is a classic American landmark serving up traditional American dishes and contemporary cuisine. This Salem County, NJ inn has been in continuous operation since 1706. Transport yourself to colonial New Jersey this Thanksgiving by enjoying fine food and drink. Dine on the finest steaks and freshest seafood in one of six dining rooms. Enjoy a cold beer, specialty cocktail or fine wine from the bar.

The restaurant offers a warm, tranquil environment where guests can retreat on crisp fall days, have an exquisite meal and enjoy the company of their loved ones. Their wine list is world class, featuring a wide array of brands and selections from around the globe. If you dine with them on Thanksgiving, you will definitely be able to find a wine or beer that compliments the dish perfectly. Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, November 24

Gladstone Tavern Website | 908-234-9055
273 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ 07934  Central NJ
Gladstone Tavern Thanksgiving Dinner in Central NJ Thanksgiving dinner by a stone fireplace!
Gladstone Tavern, a Central NJ restaurant, will be serving Thanksgiving dinner this year for anyone who wants to enjoy an elegant evening by a stone fire. Serving both original and traditional American fare on a regular basis, serving up a delectable Thanksgiving dinner is only a minor change to their daily routine.

On Thanksgiving, Gladstone Tavern will be serving up Family Style Dinner starting at 1 pm. This restaurant is an excellent place for a casual Thanksgiving dinner because their dining room is spacious, stylish and warm, thanks to the gorgeous stone fireplace. What better place to spend Thanksgiving in NJ than with your family and loved ones? Visit their website for more information on menu offerings and events.

Thursday, November 24
The Frenchtown Inn Website | 908-996-3300
7 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825  Central NJ
The Frenchtown Inn Thanksgiving Dinner in Central NJ Thanksgiving Dinner on the Delaware River
The Frenchtown Inn, a Central NJ dining institution, was established in 1805. Throughout the decades, this inn and restaurant has been known by several names and satisfied many patrons. See why The Frenchtown Inn has stood the test of time in Hunterdon County, NJ as you enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

The Frenchtown Inn features four dining rooms for your enjoyment. The Main Dining Room features elegant tablecloths and glassware within four redbrick walls. The Grill Room features a bar area serving up beer, wine and cocktails. Adjacent to the bar area is the Piano Room, featuring beautiful frosted glass interior windows. The Riverside Room offers a wonderful view of the majestic Delaware River. This countryside inn is perfect for a rustic Thanksgiving dinner date. Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, November 24
The Brick House Website | 201-848-1211
179 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481  Northern NJ
The Brick House Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinners in Bergen County NJ Enjoy a classy Thanksgiving meal
The Brick House, a Northern New Jersey historic restaurant established in 1851, will prepare an amazing meal for you and your family this Thanksgiving holiday.

The gorgeous main dining room has been completely renovated and serves up delicious lunches and dinners. Enjoy delicious steakhouse offerings, such as short ribs, skirt steak, porterhouse chops and more. They also have a diverse seafood menu. While you dine, enjoy views of the charming patios from the wide windows and French doors. This Bergen County, NJ restaurant also features a handsome bar upstairs and a cigar bar downstairs for a more causal Thanksgiving dining experience. The Brick House is known for impeccable service and fine dining. Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, November 24
The Clinton House Website | 908-730-9300
2 West Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809  Central NJ
The Clinton House Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinners in Central NJ A relaxing restaurant in NJ for Thanksgiving Dinner
The Clinton House, a well-known New Jersey restaurant will be open and available to serve you and your family Thanksgiving dinner. They have a wonderful menu full of European favorites.

On Thanksgiving, enjoy delicious menu offerings such as Roasted Turkey, New York strip steak, chicken mozzarella, lobster tails, eggplant rollatini and more. They also feature an extensive wine list for an elegant and romantic evening. Their restaurant is a calming place to have your Thanksgiving meal. Savor the warm lighting to relax and give you a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When people come into the restaurant, they want them to unwind, find peace and have a meal they enjoy. The staff always looks to accommodate any special needs the guests may have and they look to provide the best service possible.

Thursday, November 24
Stage Left Steak Website | 732-828-4444
5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901  Central NJ
Stage Left Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Middlesex County NJ

Fine Dining Thanksgiving Dinner
Stage Left, a New Brunswick NJ eatery, invites you to experience their fine dining this Thanksgiving. This award-winning restaurant is also known for having an extensive selection of wines. They have been recognized by Wine Spectator with the Best of Award of Excellence for their superior wine menu.

This NJ restaurant has also been named Best Burger and Steak by New Jersey Monthly. This Thanksgiving, opt for their special Pre-Theatre Menu. Offered every night until 6pm, Stage Left encourages guests to check out the show schedules at the George Street Playhouse and The State Theatre nearby. This is the perfect dinner-and-a-show date for theatre lovers. When you dine with Stage Left on a holiday such as Thanksgiving, you can expect to be treated with some of the best service in NJ. They know you came to them for an excellent holiday meal and they will deliver. If you would like to schedule private dining, contact 732-828-4444 and they will work with you to make your holiday extra special.

Thanksgiving Dinner is $59 per person.

Thursday, November 24

Seasons 52 Website | 856-665-1052
2000 Route 38, Suite 1145, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002  Southwest NJ
Seasons 52 Restaurants in NJ open on Thanksgiving Day Online Reservations Available!
Seasons 52, a restaurant with locations in Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Edison and Princeton, New Jersey, will be open on Thanksgiving and cannot wait to serve you an excellent dinner! They will be serving their signature appetizers and entrees. Dine on gourmet flatbread creations and specialty salads. Their seafood, poultry and meat entrees provide delicious options for all tastes.

Take advantage of the special Chef's Suggestions menu for unique dinner entrees, such as the lobster and fresh mozzarella flatbread, caramelized sea scallops and porcini mushroom bisque. If you have room for dessert try the Belgian chocolate s'more, the chocolate ganache brownie or the blueberries with lemon curd. Seasons 52 can turn your casual Thanksgiving dinner into a fun and relaxing evening for you and your family. Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, November 24
The Nassau Inn Website | 609-921-7500 ext. 102
10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542  Central NJ
The Nassau Inn Restaurants for Thanksgiving Day Dates in NJ Plan a special Thanksgiving Dinner
The Nassau Inn is located in historic Princeton, NJ. This hotel offers unmatched service and hospitality for every guest who resides at this charming hotel.

Plan a unique Thanksgiving dinner and overnight stay at The Nassau Inn with your family or loved one. The hotel's Yankee Doodle Tap Room is one of New Jersey's best gastropubs. The stone hearth dates back to 1756, when this pub welcomed its very first colonial guests. Today, patrons can enjoy a wide selection of craft beers, fine wines and gourmet meals. Stay the night in one of their guest rooms of suites. Whether you and your loved one need a single room for two or a deluxe suite. Your stay at The Nassau Inn is sure to be memorable. Visit their website to see how you can plan a Thanksgiving dinner in Central NJ.

Thursday, November 24
The Inn at Millrace Pond Website | 908-459-4884
313 Hope Johnsonburg Rd., Hope, NJ 07844  Northern NJ
The Inn at Millrace Pond Places for Thanksgiving Dinner in Northern NJ A relaxing Thanksgiving Dinner atmosphere
The Inn at Millrace Pond is a very popular bed and breakfast in Warren County, New Jersey. This quaint yet elegant inn is home to two restaurants, which make perfect Thanksgiving Dinner destinations for NJ families. The Main Dining Room occupies the space of the former milling floor when this establishment used to be a gristmill. Dine on excellent cuisine among the heavy chestnut timbers, knotty pine floors and polished brass accents. The Fireside Tavern is the inn's best-kept secret. Travel down the stairs and through the wine cellar to drink and dine at this full-service bar.

The restaurant has soft lighting and a rustic feel, making guests feel as though they are home. It is easy for guests to relax, enjoy a freshly prepared meal and take in the moment with their loved ones when a staff of highly trained servers is taking care of them. The staff looks to satisfy each guest's needs and make their meal as special as the holiday they are celebrating.

Thursday, November 24
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