Best restaurants on Cape Cod open for Thanksgiving!

Homemade pumpkin pieIf you are lucky enough to be in Chatham for this Thanksgiving, you will love the small-town American feel. The quaint Main Street shops offering unique gift ideas, colorful galleries, and local restaurants are sure to bring the holiday spirit. Celebrate Thanksgiving Cape Cod- style with long walks on our beautiful beaches, enjoy memorable meals, and breathtaking sunsets over the water.

Forget about the long grocery lists and errands proceeding the holiday. Why not let somebody else do all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning? Many local restaurants will be open this Thanksgiving offering a variety of options for your festive dinner feast. Choose from elegant oceanfront restaurants to more cozy budget-friendly options. No stress, no clean-up – only relaxation! After your pumpkin pie, there is nothing better than walking your food off at a local beach and enjoying the peace and quiet Cape Cod offers at this time of the year.

Here are some of the best Thanksgiving dining options near the Inn that offer buffet-style dinners, a la carte and Prix fix three-course menu options. Be aware most restaurants require reservations and may fill up quickly. Call and book in advance! We will be happy to arrange all of your dinner reservations, just let us know!

If you would like to be able to walk to a restaurant on Thanksgiving you can choose between Wild Goose Tavern and Stars both in Chatham.  Wild Goose Tavern right on Chatham’s Main Street offers a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet priced at $56.00/pp from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Stars located on Chatham’s famous Shore Road offers a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet priced at $130/pp from 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., featuring seafood displays, caviar, smoked fish display, an Asian station, roasted turkey, prime rib, and dessert station. This elegant oceanfront dining is for those of you who want to dress up and enjoy true Cape Cod luxury. The steep price is well worth the amazing views of the ocean and the gourmet dinner offerings. Another waterfront high-end option within a short drive is the 28 Atlantic in Harwich. A grand buffet, impeccable service, and an amazing view of Cape Cod Bay will make for a memorable Thanksgiving. Dinner will be served from 12:00-6:00 p.m. priced at $105.00/pp. A more budget-friendly oceanfront option for Thanksgiving is the Ocean House in Dennis Port. Their traditional Thanksgiving dinner starts at $28/pp and you can order everything from the regular menu.  The hours are 12-5:00 p.m.      

 Another charming restaurant offering fine dining is the Chillingsworth in Brewster. Choose from a traditional turkey dinner or a La Carte Menu with two sittings for dinner one at 1:30 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. Regular menu prices are in effect as well as Prix Fixe priced at $68-$75/pp based on menu choice. 

Perhaps, you would like to try something different than the usual Thanksgiving offerings, try L’Alouette and PB Boulangerie Bistro both offering French-inspired cuisine. L’Alouette by Christian in Harwich offers a Thanksgiving dinner with French flair a Prix Fixe menu at $35.00/pp. PB is a true French Bistro, Chef’s Phillip potato gratin and stuffing are not to be missed. Dinner is a Prix Fixe menu priced at $95/pp served from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

If you are looking for more casual and budget-friendly options Hearth and Kettle in Yarmouth will be offering a buffet-style dinner with traditional turkey dinner, prime rib, ham, and many local seafood options from noon until 5:00 p.m. starting at $29.99/pp. Also, check out the Yarmouth House in West Yarmouth, they will be serving dinner from 12:00-8:00 p.m. offering a 3-course thanksgiving dinner or a la carte dinner selections such as a prime rib, traditional Cape Cod Scrod, baked sea scallops, or a lobster entrée.

As you can see there are many dining options for a perfect Thanksgiving on Cape Cod. There is nothing more relaxing than a trip to Cape Cod in the off-season months. Make The Old Harbor Inn your home away from home this holiday season. Reserve your stay with us today and let us arrange all of your dinner reservations and make this holiday season one you will remember!


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