Top Connecticut Restaurants For A Classy Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most celebrated American holidays. Family and friends come together to enjoy a large meal mostly centered around a large roasted turkey. It is a memorable experience, but one that comes with a lot of stress. Most of the time is spent preparing the meal in a stuffy kitchen. Sometimes, you probably just get tired of the usual meal and crave for a new taste. There’s a way around all that stress. Just leave the cooking to the professionals.

Connecticut is home to many deluxe restaurants offering exquisite Thanksgiving delicacies. You can eat-in or take-out and still enjoy your holiday at one of these restaurants.

The Griswold Inn

Located in Essex, Connecticut, the Griswold Inn is one of the oldest continuously-run taverns in the nation. The 18th-century inn features modern amenities, exquisite accommodation and a remarkable restaurant.

The restaurant offers a Thanksgiving buffet with a tasty menu. The menu includes an entrée option of herb roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted pork loin and baked stuffed sole; salads include filed green salad, cavatelli, and baby spinach with pecans and goat cheese. Sides served include baked mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing and much more.

Finish off with a sweet dessert like pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple pie, tiramisu, and cheesecakes.

Harraseeket Inn

Harraseeket Inn is a classic family owned hotel in Freeport Maine. It houses two award-winning restaurants: Broad Arrow Tavern and Maine Harvest  Dining Room.

This is probably because all their delicacies are sourced from local farmers and fishermen. Their Thanksgiving dinner menu usually includes herb roasted turkey, smoked salmon, glazed pork belly, and sage stuffing.

You can also enjoy their lobster cream puffs, pecan pie, crimson pie, giblet gravy, poached mussels, shrimp cocktail and more.

Bear’s Smokehouse

Where’s a better place to enjoy roasted turkey other than at this smokehouse. A great one at that. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, Bear’s Smokehouse is a great place to order a take-out to enjoy with the family at home.

The Thanksgiving menu includes whole smoked turkey, baby back ribs, glazed hams, turkey breasts and brisket. And of course, there are sides, stuffing, salads, cornbread, sauces, appetizers and desserts. The special “Bear Feast” includes a 12 – 14-pound turkey with sides for up to eight people.

Seasons Restaurant

The Seasons Restaurant and Tap Room are located in the Avon Old Farms Hotel, Avon, Connecticut. The award-winning diner serves several American delicacies in a polished setting and features a bar and a terrace.

They offer a Thanksgiving brunch and 3-course Prix Fixe Dinner. The dinner includes appetizers like soup de jour and garden salad. Entrée includes roasted turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, traditional stuffing, candied yams and more.

Finish off with an option of pumpkin pie, cheesecake or apple pie for dessert.

Wrapping Up

These restaurants are spread across Connecticut and are guaranteed to serve you hearty dishes. To save all the stress of getting to one of these spots, consider hiring our high-quality Connecticut limo service. Our fleet includes luxurious vehicles that will get you and your loved ones there in a majestic fashion. They are  driven by our professional chauffeurs, so you can rest assured of a smooth trip.