Local Places To Eat Out on Thanksgiving

While some consider food preparation part of the fun this time of year, others enjoy eating out for Thanksgiving dinner.

Are you stressing about doing your Thanksgiving shopping, cooking and cleaning? 

Maybe you don't have to.

Several restaurants in the Bel Air area offer Thanksgiving dinner specials complete with all the traditional favorites—turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Here's a few we found:  in Bel Air, Josef’s Country Inn in Fallston, Enotria in Forest Hill and . If you have a different dining destination for the holiday, tell us in comments. 


in Bel Air is offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet for the ninth year in a row.

“Thanksgiving, it's getting more and more busy every year. When we first started there weren’t as many people. Now, almost a decade later, times have changed,” manager Kevin Jasper said.

Jasper said people like to eat Thanksgiving dinner with them for two reasons: the quality of the food and the price.

“I’m noticing a lot of people think it’s easier to just go out and let someone else do it,” Jasper said.

Main Street Tower is located at 29 S. Main Street in Bel Air and their Thanksgiving buffet is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Call 410-838-8007 for reservations.

Josef’s Country Inn in Fallston will also offer a traditional meal on the holiday.

The inn has been serving Thanksgiving dinner since it opened 26 years ago, according to server and bartender, Robyn Robinson.

Robinson said their fixed-price, three-course Thanksgiving dinner is very well attended.

“I think a lot of people come here because we give a lot of food. People take it home because it’s that much food. And they don’t have to do the work for it,” she said.

Josef’s dinner consists of Maryland crab soup, turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread and pumpkin pie.

Harford County residents Rob and Lauren Weber chose to eat their Thanksgiving dinner at Josef’s for years because their family visits relatives out of state. 

Although they now eat at a family member’s house, Rob Weber said they enjoyed eating Thanksgiving dinner out and not having to prepare the meal for themselves.

“It was a traditional dinner and it was just as good. It felt homey,” Weber said.

Josef’s Country Inn is at 2410 Pleasantville Road in Fallston. Thanksgiving dinner is $29.50 for adults and $15.95 for kids. The business also offers an additional limited menu for people who may not want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Call 410-877-7800 for reservations.

Another restaurant to try on Thanksgiving is Enotria in Forest Hill.

“We do a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet. It has all of the traditional Thanksgiving food,” manager Bonnie Hale said.

Hale called their buffet “beautiful,” and said they have a lot of regulars come back for Thanksgiving dinner.

“We see a lot of the same families every year," Hale said.

Enotria’s buffet is $20.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 12. It is located at 2 Newport Drive in Forest Hill. Call 410-836-0200 for reservations.

also offers Thanksgiving dinner.

Manager Nicholas Tsirlis said they will be offering a Thanksgiving menu along with their full menu.

He said he believes people choose to eat at Bellissimo for dinner on Thanksgiving because the restaurant has a warm atmosphere, good quality food, good prices and is family-oriented.

Bellissio is located at 510 Marketplace Drive in Bel Air. Thanksgiving dinner is $15.95 for adults and $6.50 for children 10 and under. They are taking reservations for parties more than five people. Call 410-836-8702 for reservations.

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