Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude and, of course, delicious food. While many of us enjoy traditional home-cooked feasts, there’s something special about letting the professionals handle the cooking. The following are some of the top places for Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin.
Lake Lawn Resort
Nestled on the shores of Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn Resort’s 1878 on The Lake is offering a classic Thanksgiving buffet that combines tradition with a modern twist. The stunning lake views and a lavish spread featuring all your favorite Thanksgiving dishes make this a delightful choice for families and friends alike, taking place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes a salad bar, carving station, entrees and a dessert spread with staple items like pumpkin pie, pecan pie, French silk pie, red velvet cake and much more. Gluten-free and vegetarian plates will be served, too.
Cost: $61.95 per person.
For more information: lakelawnresort.com.
The Ingleside Hotel
At The Ingleside Hotel, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with a touch of elegance. The dining experience is perfect for those who appreciate a more refined atmosphere, complete with a delectable menu of seasonal offerings and delightful desserts. The Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin will take place in the Lake Country Ballroom, from noon to 5 p.m., with an assortment of items at the buffet table, including fall harvest salad, citrus-poached shrimp, butternut squash soup, juniper-brined turkey, bourbon yams, ginger pumpkin pie and more.
Cost: $40 per adult; $22 per child; and free for children 3 and under.
For more information: theinglesidehotel.com.
The Pfister Hotel
Start your Thanksgiving early with a bountiful brunch at the newly renovated Grand Ballroom at The Pfister Hotel. The perfect destination for your family’s Thanksgiving, the elegant setting will be filled with holiday cheer as you and your loved ones indulge in seafood on sculpted ice, harvest salads, artisan cheeses, freshly baked goods and more. Reservations are required and can be made online only. Seating times range between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person.
For more information: exploretock.com.
Celebrating Thanksgiving early this year? Gather your loved ones and join Bacchus in Milwaukee for its Fall Harvest Dinner on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. The dinner is a true celebration of the season, featuring five courses with six wine pairings. The menu, curated by Chef de Cuisine Brent Davis, includes a Warm Upland Farms Rush Creek Reserve filled crepe, seared sea scallops, pheasant roulade, grilled venison loin and a sweet potato custard. Each plate will be paired with a glass of wine selected by Certified Sommelier Chris Wolf.
Cost: $175 per person.
For more information: bartolottas.com.
This holiday season, I.d. Delafield is featuring a specialty Thanksgiving to-go menu, where all you have to do is cook the turkey and they will handle all of the sides. This unique Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin features traditional sides with an elevated take, including wild mushroom and sage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted garlic Yukon golden mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with bacon jam and dinner rolls. An assortment of enhancements and even sandwiches for the next day are also available. The grab-and-go meal must be placed by Nov. 20 and picked up by Nov. 22 between 3 and 7 p.m.
Cost: $90 per person.
For more information: iddelafield.com.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is known for its commitment to serving premium steaks and a wide selection of wines. On Thanksgiving, the steakhouse offer a special menu that includes classic dishes alongside its signature steaks and seafood. It’s the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy Thanksgiving without all the turkey fuss. In addition to its traditional menu, specialty items include a slow-roasted turkey with a brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry chutney, Sam’s mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted mashed sweet potatoes and a delectable pumpkin cheesecake. This Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin can also be taken to go if pre-ordered by Nov. 21.
Cost: $135 to-go (serves four people); or $50 per adult and $20 per child for dine-in.
For more information: thecapitalgrille.com.
If you’d rather enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of your home, Amara has you covered. The restaurant offers Thanksgiving dinner kits that you can pick up, ensuring a delicious and hassle-free holiday feast. These kits include a classic meal option, with three courses and sides or a vegetarian bundle with three courses and an assortment of other plates. Pick-up is 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 22.
Cost: $65 for two people, plus 10 percent gratuity.
For more information: amaramadison.com.
The Packing House in Milwaukee provides a convenient solution for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in Wisconsin at home. The restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving meal that is available via drive-through, pick-up or dining. The special turkey dinner includes white and dark meat turkey, sweet potatoes with brown sugar, mashed potatoes and gravy, made-from-scratch stuffing, green beans and homemade cranberry sauce.
Cost: $39.99 per adult; $23.99 per child; and $30 for drive-through.
For more information: packinghousemke.com.