Where to Dine in North Fork on Thanksgiving Day
Several restaurants across the North Fork offer special feasts for the holidays. (Credit: Doug Young)
The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Want to have dinner this year? Luckily, there are several restaurants across the North Fork offering special holiday treats, so you can spend time with family and friends without the mess. Here are eight North Fork restaurants where you can celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Enjoy a three-course meal with an Italian twist at aMano. Dishes include Thanksgiving classics like butternut squash soup and roast free-range turkey, as well as Italian-American favorites like rigatoni “Sunday sauce” and eggplant parmigiana. Dessert selections include Pumpkin Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Cake. The cost is $60.00 per person. aMano is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visit amanorestaurant.com to see the whole menu.
1350 Main Road, Mattituck; (631) 298-4800
2. Polish City Birch
Voted the best buffet in Riverhead, this Thanksgiving buffet has something for everyone. Highlights include a traditional turkey carving station, homemade soup and bread stations, a sushi station, a kids’ station, a fresh raw bar, and a wall of giant donuts. Adults are $69.95; children 3-12 are $25.95. Children 2 and under are free. Places are limited, so call quickly to make a reservation. The full buffet menu can be viewed at thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com.
512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead; (631) 727-4449
3. Stonewalls Restaurant
Stonewalls Restaurant is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal this year. Mains include Orange Farm Duck with Wild Rice and Green Beans ($56) and Traditional Roast Young Turkey with Apple and Sausage Stuffing, Whipped Potato, Green Beans, 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 at the Inn at East Wind from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The roast turkey and all the trimmings will be served with the dessert.
Dinner is $64.95 per person plus tax, children (ages 3-12) are $34.95 per person, and children under 2 are free. One must reserve. Visit eastwindlongisland.com for more information.
5720 Route 25-A, Wading River; (631) 929-6585
5. Southold Social
Francios Payard’s upscale restaurant Southold is offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu. The menu includes dishes such as butternut squash ravioli, baked pumpkin stuffed with squash, homemade focaccia and Gruyere cheese, traditional turkey dinner, ribs, and more. You’ll want to save room for the third course as the dessert at Southold Social is a main attraction. Choose from options like pumpkin cheesecake, twice-baked apple crisp, or the famous chocolate dome. Visit southoldsocial.com for more information.
56125 Main Road, Southold; (631) 765-8888
6. Rams Head Inn
Enjoy a hearty buffet hosted by Chef Joe Smith this Thanksgiving. From noon to 6 p.m., the Rams Head Inn offers a multi-course feast starting with an autumn salad and cauliflower and artichoke soup. The main meal will include turkey and holiday sides including 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 hosts 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 Street, Greenport; (631) 477-0627
8. Cooperage Inn
A traditional a la carte menu will be served at The Cooperage Inn this Thanksgiving. Highlights include the turkey pot pie, braised short rib stroganoff, and apple and raisin-stuffed pork roulade. Visit tonnellerieinn.com for more information.
2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow; (631) 727-8994