Do Turkey Day 2015

Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Celebrate Thanksgiving at the shore and let someone else do the work for you! Read on to find out where you can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner around Cape May County on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Avalon Links Restaurant (Cape May Court House): The Avalon Links Restaurant at the Avalon Golf Club will hold a Thanksgiving buffet which includes appetizers, a carving station, soups, sides, entrees and homemade desserts. Seatings are at 1, 3:15 and 5:45 p.m. Adults are $27.99, children 2 to 10 years old are $14.99, and children under 2 are free! To make reservations, call (609) 465-8086.

Congress Hall (Cape May): Start the Holidays in Cape May this year with two delicious dining options at Congress Hall. At Blue Pig Tavern, feast on three courses of traditional holiday favorites like slow roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes and stuffing for $42 a person from 2 to 8 p.m. In the Ballroom, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast to rival the harvest of 1621 for $45 a person, $19 per child (ages3-12) from 1 to 5 p.m.. Enjoy freshly sliced turkey or maple glazed ham from a carving station, and help yourself to seconds from our decadent buffet. To make reservations, call (609) 884-6574.

Duffinetti’s Restaurant & Lounge (Wildwood): Enjoy Thanksgiving fare with and Italian flare! Duffinetti’s Thanksgiving menu includes soup or salad, your choice of entrée and your choice of homemade dessert for just $30 a person. The bar will open at 11 a.m. Reservations are suggested, and walk-ins are welcome after 1 p.m. To see Duffinetti’s full Thanksgiving menu and for more information, visit To make reservations, call (609) 522-0002 or (904) 554-5351.

The Ebbit Room at the Virginia Hotel (Cape May): For $65 a person, experience a delicious Thanksgiving menu with four courses which include pumpkin soup, roasted turkey, apple turnovers and much more. A wine pairing is also available to $35 a person. To make reservations, call (609) 884-5700.

E.M. Hemingway’s Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant (Cape May): For a change from the traditional formal Thanksgiving dinner, dine at E.M. Hemingway’s at the Grand Hotel on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet dinner for $32.95 per person. Seatings are from 1 to 7 p.m. Call (609) 884-5611 ext. 55o for more information.

Golden Inn (Avalon): The Golden Inn offers multiple Thanksgiving dinner packages to make for a golden holiday. The Seaglass Restaurant at the Golden Inn will offer a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 12:30 to 6 p.m. For $32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child (ages 4-12) enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites and try a little or a lot of everything. Reservations highly recommended. For a more traditional style Thanksgiving dinner, the Golden Inn will host a 5-course sit-down dinner from 12:30 to 6 p.m. for $35.95 per adult and $17.95 per child (ages 4-12). Reservations are required. The Golden Inn is offering two “Dine & Stay” packages for those who aren’t local but wish to celebrate their holiday at the shore. For details, visit To reserve your dinner or “Dine & Stay” package, call (609) 368-5155.

Harbor View Restaurant (Cape May): For great specials and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a view, Harbor View is the place to be. Seating starts at 2 p.m. To make reservations, call (609) 884-5444.

The Merion Inn (Cape May): Enjoy the charm and graciousness of the Victorian era while dining at the Merion Inn on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 8 p.m. To make reservations, call (609) 884-8363 or visit

The Reeds at Shelter Haven (Stone Harbor): Visit the Reeds at Shelter Haven on Thanksgiving Day for a traditional plated Thanksgiving dinner of harvest fare which includes a salad course, an entrée course, sides served family-style and dessert. Seatings are available from 12 to 6 p.m. Reservations required. To make reservations, call (609) 368-0100.

Rio Station (Rio Grande): Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with Chef Richard Rutherford and his fresh roasted whole turkey dinner for only $124.99. This feast serves up to six guests and includes all of the trimmings: freshly prepared giblet gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, homemade turkey stuffing, fresh vegetable, cranberry sauce and homemade apple or pumpkin pie. Served from 1 to 7 p.m.; advanced reservation and deposit required. Also available are “Just Like Mom’s” Thanksgiving Platters: turkey, ham or a combination. To make reservations, call (609) 889-2000.

Tuckahoe Inn (Upper Township): Enjoy a five course Thanksgiving dinner at Tuckahoe Inn which includes an appetizer, salad, intermezzo, main course, dessert and coffee. Children’s menu is separate. Main course entrées are served with sweet and white potato gratinée and green bean almandine. Seating begins at 12 p.m., and the last seating is at 7:30 p.m. To make reservations, call (609) 390-3322.

Two Mile Restaurant and Bar (Wildwood Crest): Celebrate Thanksgiving at Two Mile with a Prix Fixe dinner including four courses for $42 per person. Reservations required. To make reservations, call (609) 522-1341.

For other dining options on Thanksgiving Day, check out the Do The Shore section!