Eight Thanksgiving Day Feasts in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together and give thanks over delicious food. Although many people enjoy home cooked meals and large family gatherings, others want to get away and let someone else handle the cooking. Avoid the hassle this holiday season and indulge at one of these eight Lake Erie Shores & Islands Thanksgiving Day feasts! Thanksgiving Feast

Huron

Sawmill Creek Resort – Thanksgiving Day Brunch (10:30 am-3 pm)
This Thanksgiving Day brunch features seven stations: breakfast, salad, carving, pasta, entrée, dessert, and chocolate fondue. $24.95/adult; $10.95/child (4-11); children 8 and under are free. Reservations are required. Menu

Port Clinton

Mon Ami Winery & Restaurant – Thanksgiving Day Brunch (10:30 am-3 pm)
This historic winery and restaurant is a great place to gather and enjoy a meal. Come for the traditional oven roasted turkey, prime rib, sweet potato casserole, bread pudding, fresh salmon display, a variety of breakfast items, and more! $28.95/person. Menu

Rosie’s Bar and Grill – Thanksgiving Buffet (11:30 am-4:30 pm)
Give the family a break and indulge this year! $25.95/adult, $12.95/child (10 and under). Reservations are required. Menu.

Sandusky

Great Wolf Lodge – Thanksgiving Dinner (1:30-6:45 pm)
This is a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings! $19.99/person. Open to hotel guests first; reservations are strongly encouraged.

Kalahari Resort – Thanksgiving Buffet (11 am-6 pm)
Experience the holiday season at Kalahari Resort; indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet, create new family traditions, participate in fun family activities, and enjoy wild waterpark thrills. $25.99/adult (13 and up), $10.99/child (4-12), children 3 and under are free. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Menu.

Ryan’s Steakhouse – Thanksgiving Buffet (11 am-7 pm)
All dinners: $12.99/person, beverages: $1.99. No reservations required; first come, first served.

Vermilion

Martino’s International Cafe – Thanksgiving Day Buffet (11 am-6 pm)
Enjoy a home cooked meal at Martino’s International Cafe featuring all your holiday favorites: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, full salad bar and, apple and pumpkin pie! $14.99/person

Quaker Steak & Lube – Thanksgiving Buffet (11:30 am-5 pm)
Featuring chef carved oven roasted turkey, honey glazed pineapple ham, green bean casserole, homemade stuffing, a variety of wings, and more! $19.99/adult, $15.99/senior (65 and up), $12.99/tweener (9-12), $6.99/child (8 and under). Reservations are strongly encouraged. Menu.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! If you are aware of other locations that are open on Thanksgiving Day, please feel free to add them by commenting on the post below.

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Where can I enjoy a meal on Thanksgiving Day in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to get together and give thanks over a delicious feast. Although many people enjoy home cooked meals and large family gatherings, others appreciate someone else handling the cooking. Avoid the hassle this holiday season and indulge at a restaurant in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region!

Culinary Vegetable Institute “Free” Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
12304 State Route 13, Milan
419.616.3500 or 419.499.7500
Free for active military and their families. Please call for details and reservations.

Great Wolf Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
4600 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
1:30–6:45 pm, 419.609.6000
Adult (13 & over): $23.99, child (4–12): $10.99, children under 3 are free
Reservations are required. Please call to make a reservation.

Kalahari Thanksgiving Buffet
7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
11:30 am–7:30 pm, 419.433.5543
Adult (13 & over): $27.99, child (4–12): $10.99, children under 3 are free
Reservations strongly encouraged. Please call to make a reservation.

Mon Ami Thanksgiving Brunch
3845 E. Wine Cellar Road, Port Clinton
10:30 am-3 pm, 419.797.4445
$27.99

Quaker Steak & Lube Thanksgiving Buffet
5150 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
11 am-5 pm, 440.967.3724
Adult (13-64): $19.99, senior (65+): $16.99, tweener (9-12) $12.99, child (8 & under): $6.99
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call to make a reservation.

Rosie’s Bar and Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
102 Madison St., Port Clinton
11:30 am–4 pm, 419.960.7546
Adults: $22.50, children (10 & under): $11.25
Reservations are required. Please call to make a reservation.

Ryan’s Steakhouse Thanksgiving Buffet
5309 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky, 419.621.9648
11 am–7 pm, 419.621.9648
All dinners: $12.99, beverages: $1.99
No reservations—first come, first served.

Sawmill Creek Thanksgiving Buffet
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
10:30 am–3:30 pm, 419.433.3800
Adult (12 & over): $22.95, child (4–11): $9.95, children 3 and under are free
Reservations are required. Please call to make a reservation.

Timbers Smokehouse and Grill Thanksgiving Buffet
12211 US 250 North, Milan
11 am-7 pm, 419.499.0200
Please call for reservations and details.

Lake Erie Shores & Islands would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! If you are aware of other locations that are open on Thanksgiving Day, please feel free to add them by commenting on the post below.

Where can I enjoy a unique Thanksgiving Day buffet?

Castaway Bay ~ 11 am – 6 pm

Menu:
Salad Bar – Garden Salad with all of your favorite toppings and dressings, fresh fruit salad, cranberry and pecan salad, ambrosia salad, potato salad, macaroni salad and mixed cabbage slaw.

Entrées – Maple and honey glazed ham, roasted turkey over traditional stuffing, creamy mashed potaotes and gravy, yams with marshmallows, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, mac and cheese, chicken fingers and mini corn dogs.

Desserts – Assorted cakes, pies and cookies.

Beverages – Fresh brewed coffee, tea, soft drinks and cider.

Price:
Adult: $12.95, Child (5 – 9): $5.95, Children 4 and under are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be available.

Great Wolf Lodge ~ 11 am – 7 pm

Menu: 
Appetizers – Garden fresh salad with all the fixin’s, fresh vegetable & cheese display with crackers & grapes, fall squash salad, fresh tri-colored pasta salad, broccoli salad, chilled crab dip, fruit salad with simple syrup, lodge-made cranberry relish, strawberry country applesauce and bakery fresh rolls.
Thanksgiving Feast
Entrées – Chef carved prime rib au jus, chef carved slow roast turkey, ham with apple cider raisin sauce, classic fettuccini alfredo florentine, fresh sage dressing, mashed potatoes with chef-made gravy, candied sweet potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, sautéed brussels sprouts and macaroni shells & cheese.

Desserts – Chocolate fountain, pumpkin bars and assorted mini desserts.

Price:
Adult In-House Guest: $21.95, Child (4 – 10) In-House Guest: $9.95,
Adult Out-of-House Guest: $26.95, Child (4 – 10) Out-of-House Guest: $10.95. Children 3 and under are free. 18% service fee and applicable sales tax will be added.

Reservations are recommended – 419.609.6000. Want to make a night out of it? Try the Gobble, Gobble Package!

Kalahari Resort ~ 11:30 am – 6:15 pm

Menu:
Chef Carving Station – Roasted turkey with traditional cranberry stuffing & giblet pan gravy, slow roasted prime rib and brown sugar glazed smoked ham.
Baked Ham
Hot Selections – Creamed chicken and wild rice soup, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, green bean bacon and onion casserole, maple marshmallow candied yams, cauliflower polanaise, toasted almond cranberry rice pilaf, extra sweet golden buttered corn, cider pork loin with apple brandy cream, chicken Louisiana, grilled salmon with sauce bearnaise, seafood newberg over pasta and a variety of home baked breads.

Accompaniments – Italian grilled vegetable salad, garden fresh salad bar, international cheese & sausage display, sliced fresh fruits & berries, jumbo shrimp waterfall, pina colada chicken salad, faralle pasta salad and red skinned twice baked potato salad.

Children’s Selections – PB & J’s, mac & cheese, chicken tenders, smiley fries, mini corn dogs, mini cheeseburgers and corn.

Dessert Extravaganza – Hot apple cobbler, homemade pumpkin and fruit pies and Kalahari chocolate fountain with assorted dippables.

Price:
Adult (13 and over): $22.99, Child (4 – 12): $9.99, Children 3 and under are free. Subject to 19% taxable service charge and applicable sales tax.

Reservations strongly encouraged – 419.433.5543. Looking to stay overnight? Check out the Thanksgiving Stay and Buffet Special.
Pumpkin Pie
Mesenburg’s ~ 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm

Three seatings available, featuring turkey, wood-roasted pork and a variety of sides and desserts.

Reservations are required – 419.433.2954.

Price:
Adult: $18.95, Child (4 – 11): $10.95; children 3 and under are free.

Sawmill Creek Resort ~ 11 am – 3 pm

Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet – Appetizers, salads, entrees, veggies and desserts. Horse drawn carriage rides offered 12 – 4 pm (weather permitting – $10/ride). Also offering Thanksgiving Packages.

Price:
Adult: $20.95, Child (4 – 11): $8.95, Children 3 and under are free.