The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Looking to dine out this year? Luckily, there are several restaurants across the North Fork that are offering special feasts for the holiday, so you can spend time with family and friends without the mess. Here are eight North Fork eateries where you can celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Enjoy a three-course meal with Italian flair at aMano. Dishes include Thanksgiving classics like butternut squash soup and roasted free-range turkey, as well as Italian-American favorites like rigatoni “sunday sauce” and eggplant parmigiana. The dessert selections include pumpkin cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake. The cost is $60.00 per person. aMano is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Visit amanorestaurant.com to see the entire menu.
1350 Main Road, Mattituck; (631) 298-4800
2. Birchwood of Polish Town
Voted best buffet in Riverhead, this Thanksgiving Buffet has something for everyone. Highlights include a traditional turkey carving station, homemade soup & bread stations, a sushi station, a kids station, a fresh shucked raw bar and giant donut wall. Adults are $69.95; children ages 3 to 12 are $25.95. Children 2 and under are free. Seating is limited, so call soon to make a reservation. The full buffet menu can be viewed at thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com.
512 Pulaski St., Riverhead; (631) 727-4449
3. Stonewalls Restaurant
Stonewalls Restaurant is offering a three-course meal for Thanksgiving this year. Main courses include farm duck a l’orange with wild rice and haricot verts ($56) and traditional roasted young turkey with apple and sausage stuffing, whipped potato, haricot verts, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce ($53). Visit stonewalls-restaurant.com for more information.
967 Reeves Ave., Riverhead; (631) 506-0777
4. The Inn at East Wind
Enjoy a hassle-free holiday buffet in the grand ballroom of the Inn at East Wind from noon to 5 p.m. Roast turkey and all the fixings will be served along with dessert.
Dinner is $64.95 per person plus tax, children (ages 3-12) are $34.95 per person, and children under 2 are free. Reservations are required. Visit eastwindlongisland.com for more information.
5720 Route 25-A, Wading River; (631) 929-6585
5. Southold Social
The upscale Southold restaurant by Francios Payard is hosting a three-course menu on Thanksgiving. The menu includes items such as butternut squash ravioli, a baked pumpkin stuffed with squash, homemade focaccia, and gruyere cheese, a traditional turkey dinner, short ribs, and more. You’ll want to save room for the third course as dessert at Southold Social is a main attraction. Choose from options like pumpkin cheesecake, a twice baked apple crisp, or the famed chocolate dome. Visit southoldsocial.com for more information.
56125 Main Road, Southold; (631) 765-8888
6. The Rams Head Inn
Enjoy a bountiful buffet curated by Chef Joe Smith this Thanksgiving. From noon to 6 p.m., The Rams Head Inn is offering a multi-course feast starting with a fall salad and cauliflower and artichoke soup. The main meal will feature turkey and holiday accompaniments that include creamy seafood newburg, chestnut stuffing, caramelized brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. Visit theramsheadinn.com for more information.
108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island; (631) 749-0811
7. Claudio’s Restaurant
Claudio’s Restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet with braised turkey, pumpkin cheesecake, and more. The buffet will run from noon to 6 p.m. and costs $50 per person. Visit claudios.com for more information.
111 Main St., Greenport; (631) 477-0627
8. Cooperage Inn
A traditional a la carte menu will be served at Cooperage Inn this Thanksgiving. Highlights include turkey pot pie, braised short rib stroganoff, and apple-raisin stuffed pork roulade. Visit cooperageinn.com for more information.
2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow; (631) 727-8994