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Best Restaurants In Rhode Island For Thanksgiving Dinner Out

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Umm....two weeks to Thanksgiving! We began to scan our radar looking for the best places to feed your brood this turkey day and came up with an extensive list of belly-stuffing options. These places run the gamut from top-notch restaurants to spots where you can grab everything and return home to enjoy it with family. Please enjoy this round-up and enjoy your Thanksgiving...

Iron Works Tavern, Warwick

One of the most reliable holiday options Warwick has to offer, Iron Works Tavern has a large menu that offers something for everyone this Thanksgiving. The a la carte menu has a dozen appetizer choices; seven different entree choices--with turkey of course--and a handful of delicious sounding desserts. 697 Jefferson Blvd. 739-5111, www.theironworkstavern.com

The Inn at Castle Hill, Newport

No place will offer a better combination of food, service and view than the Inn at Castle Hill. Chef Karsten Hart has put together an incredible buffet on Thanksgiving. Begin with family style appetizers and move into turkey, rib-eye or lemon sole. Be sure to save room for an array of tasty house made desserts. $75 for adults. $25 for kids 11 and under. 12:30-4:30. 590 Ocean Ave. 849-3800, www.castlehillinn.com

The White Horse Tavern, Newport

Why not hit the oldest tavern in America for a celebration of one of our oldest holidays? Chef Rich Silvia has put together an a la carte feast for you and yours that showcases his seasonal American food in the most historic setting in the state. The maple-thyme cured turkey promises to be a feast for your senses. 26 Marlborough St. 849-3600, www.whitehorsetavern.us

Luigi's Gourmet Express, Johnston

Weather you have two or 22 coming over this Thanksgiving, let Luigi's take all the worry out of your holiday meal. Luigi's will prepare everything from soup to nuts to ensure success on the big day. You get to choose turkey or ham and Luigi's provides 6 sides and rolls and gravy. They also have a selection of delicious desserts, including their tiramisu--hey why do we have to have pumpkin pie? 1357 Hartford Ave. 455-0045, www.luigisgourmet.com

Eleven Forty Nine, Warwick

How about having one of the state's most popular restaurants and chefs prepare your Thanksgiving feast? 1149 in East Greenwich has packages for groups of 4, 8 and 12-of course two "8's" can feed 16--and they feature roast turkey breast and all the fixins. The meal includes their incredible corn bread along with a delicious sounding peasant bread stuffing. Add in a few apps if you want a little more selection. 1149 Division St. 884-1149, www.restaurant.elevenfortynine.com

Private Chef Bill Andrews, Your Place

Yes, it's possible to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner instead of working it. Probably best known by Rhode Islanders for his popular restaurant, Leon’s on The West Side, Bill Andrews, has been cooking and catering for 30 years. Now he has added a unique niche--intimate dining. Not only will your guests be treated to his exceptional dishes and lovely presentation, Bill serves the meal as well. This allows your guests to learn how to prepare a delectable dish, savor a special meal with wine pairing, and leave with an amazing recipe. You’ll have nothing to do but entertain and enjoy!  Gift certificates available. Call: 401-273-2734 or www.chefbillandrews.com.

Mill's Tavern, Providence

One of the capital city's most reliable dining options can also be a satisfying Thanksgiving choice for your family. Mill's is nice enough to offer two different options: first, a 3 course prix fixe menu for 39.95 with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional sides and second, a limited a la carte menu with local flavors of the season. Whichever you choose you will find memorable flavors and well prepared food. 101 North Main St. 272-3331, www.millstavernrestaurant.com

Persimmon Provisions, Barrington

Looking for top-notch ingredients to prepare at home? Allow Chef Champe Speidel, of Persimmon in Bristol, to provide you with the canvas to ensure your holiday masterpiece. Two different kinds of local--i.e. both R.I.--turkeys are available. As is turkey stock, giblets, turkey bones and a host of other meats and poultry. And really how can you not succeed with the talented staff at Provisions pointing you in the right direction. 338 County Rd. 337-5885, www.persimmonprovisions.com

Rick's Roadhouse, Providence

So lets say you've thrown the perfect Thanksgiving. The turkey was juicy. The gravy, lump free. The family is sated and snoring. You, however, crave a little more. Perhaps a cocktail and a little BBQ to get you ready for Black Friday? Head down to Rick's Roadhouse and enjoy a drink and a limited menu of non-turkey treats. They open at 5 p.m. so have a wonderful meal, a nap and then head down to Rick's for some football and drinks. 370 Richmond St. 272-7675, www.ricksroadhouseri.com


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