Dinners to Enjoy on Turkey Day

Don’t feel like cooking this year? These local restaurants have got you covered.


After spending another year in social distancing limbo, spend this Thanksgiving with your family and friends at these local restaurants, prepared to cook up a delicious feast for all your loved ones.

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington will host a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The buffet will include a carved roasted turkey and glazed pit ham along with cold displays, hot offerings, and an abundance of sweets for dessert. The prices are $60 for adults, $50 for seniors (55+), $19 for children (5-12), and children under four eat free. Seating is limited so be sure to make a reservation. 638 Madison Ave., Covington, (866) 501-1700

Crown Republic Gastropub
Let Crown Republic Gastropub do the cooking this year with its prepaid options. You can pick up your Thanksgiving feast the day before to stay ahead of the game. Choose from three different options which feature maple ham style pork loin, smoked turkey breast, or lasagna Bolognese, served with plentiful side dishes. The feasts serve four people and include all heating instructions. Still craving more? Add an a la carte option, from smoked shrimp cocktail to next day breakfast casserole, you’re bound to choose something delicious. The prices are $85 for options one and two, and $75 for option three. 720 Sycamore St., downtown, (513) 246-4272

Dear Restaurant & Butchery
This Thanksgiving, let the experts at Dear Restaurant & Butchery take care of the turkey dinner. You can customize your menu with selections like a Spatchcock turkey (whole or half) or turkey cushion plus the fixins, sides like Thanksgiving dressing, roasted baby potatoes, apples, slow cooked greens, and Parker House rolls, and classic desserts like pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, or a dozen chocolate chip cookies. Dear also offers a wine kit featuring four wines so you can make your Thanksgiving extra merry. Order a la carte by phone or email so you can pick up your feast Wednesday. 2701 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-2710, info@dear-restaurant.com

Spend your Thanksgiving Day with the restaurant’s signature yellow penguins. The menu includes a choice of starter, choice of Thanksgiving turkey dinner with the classic fixins, seared salmon, or butternut squash. Don’t forget about dessert pick from pumpkin pie or the fan-favorite Metropole candy bar. Guests can also add a $5 side to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. If you’re looking to stay home this year, Metropole is offering a take-home half turkey dinner or a whole turkey dinner, with all the tasty sides included. The prices are $10 for kids, $60 for dine-in, $135 for take-home half turkey, and $275 for take-home whole turkey. 609 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 578-6660

The Golden Lamb
Browse the menu and pick your favorites, starting with an appetizer of sauerkraut ball, the Golden Lamb farm platter, or a simple cheese and crackers tray. Choose a first course of the restaurant’s signature salad, cream of sweet onion soup, or classic cottage cheese. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: the entrée. Oven roasted turkey breast, carved tenderloin of beef, or local mushroom ravioli with all the fixins on the side. Still hungry? Order a slice of pie to finish everything off. Prices vary by order. 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, (513) 932-5065

Prime Cincinnati
This local restaurant usually serves up a steakhouse and seafood experience but come in this holiday for a Thanksgiving experience like no other. Order the classic Thanksgiving plate, with a Joyce Farms turkey or a Berkshire ham along with shallot mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread apple sausage stuffing, Brussel sprout casserole, and Grand Marnier cranberry sauce. Or enjoy a carryout package for you and a loved one or the whole family. The prices are $16 for kids, $36 for the Thanksgiving plate, $100 for carryout for two), and $180 for carryout for four. 580 Walnut St. #100, downtown, (513) 579-0720

deSha’s American Tavern
Give back to the community this year while also experiencing a great Thanksgiving meal. A dollar from every meal sold at deSha’s on Thanksgiving, both dine-in and carryout, will go to Loveland’s LIFE Food Pantry. The restaurant is also collecting canned goods throughout November. Choose a salad or soup as your starter then choose from five different entrée options, and a dessert of your choice. This is a steal at only $35! 11320 Montgomery Rd., Symmes Township, (513) 247-9933

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