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Dine out for Thanksgiving at These Main Line Restaurants

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If you’re looking to dine out for Thanksgiving dinner this year, try one of these restaurants throughout the Philadelphia suburbs.

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your loved ones, and you can sometimes miss out on this if you’re spending most of the day in the kitchen laboring over a turkey and mashed potatoes. Skip the tiresome hours of basting and make a reservation at one of these Main Line area restaurants instead. Whether you’re looking for a buffet or preset menu, you’ll be grateful for the extra time spent relaxing with your family.

Black Powder Tavern

From 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., peruse this buffet for your choice of oven-roasted turkey, honey-glazed spiral ham, short rib beef bourguignon and roasted salmon. Fill your plate with classic sides like roasted chestnut herb stuffing, baked yams with caramelized marshmallows and cheddar and gouda mac and cheese, and don’t forget to stop by the dessert station for your favorite Thanksgiving pie. A plus here is a plethora of gluten-free options.

1164 Valley Forge Rd, Wayne, (610) 293-9333

Duling-Kurtz House & Country Inn

If you’re looking for dishes outside the Thanksgiving norm, the menu offered here from 12-7:30 p.m. is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. The holiday selections include plenty of non-turkey options like rack of lamb, pork shank, filet mignon, lobster crepes and more.

146 S Whitford Rd, Exton, (610) 524-1830

Kings Tavern

Having quickly become a favorite among locals, the recently renovated Kings Tavern offers a Thanksgiving buffet this year from 2-7 p.m. If you love traditional holiday fare, this one’s for you.

313 W Kings Hwy, Coatesville, (484) 786-8120

Ludwig’s Grill & Oyster Bar

Choose from prime rib, roast turkey or crab cakes off this prix fixe menu, served with your choice of soup or salad and dessert. Reservations can be made from 12 p.m. through 6 p.m.

2904 Conestoga Rd, Glenmoore, (610) 458-5336

Portabellos of Kennett Square

If your family can’t agree on traditional Thanksgiving favorites or something unconventional, Portabellos offers a wide range of selections with something for everyone, from turkey with all the fixings to pork chops and shrimp gnocchi. With reservations starting at 11 a.m., you can choose to get your meal out of the way before football starts.

108 State St, Kennett Square, (610) 925-4984

The Farmer’s Daughter

With a four-course prix fixe menu boasting locally sourced ingredients, you’ll have a hard time choosing from the inviting lineup of entrées. Served with a range of family-style sides, go with the carved turkey for tradition’s sake or step outside the box with Chilean sea bass or truffle gnocchi. Seating is available from 1-6 p.m.

1401 Morris Rd, Blue Bell, (215) 616-8300

Fava Ristorante Italiano

Handmade butternut squash ravioli, Maryland crab cakes, herbed rack of lamb, beef Wellington and, of course, turkey are on the menu at this Glen Mills joint. Formerly known as La Fava Restaurant and Bar, the eatery accepts reservations from 12 p.m. onward.

1102 Baltimore Pke, Ste 101, Glen Mills, (484) 840-8603

Tavola Restaurant + Bar

Celebrate à la carte-style between 2-6 p.m. with Italian-inspired selections like chicken parmesan, shrimp scampi and lobster ravioli. A children’s menu is also available for members of your party under the age of eight.

400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, (610) 543-2100

Teca Newtown Square

This wildly popular Italian joint will be open from 1-8 p.m. on Turkey Day. Go with the prix fixe menu to indulge in traditional Thanksgiving dishes finished off with your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. Not into the classics? An à la carte menu will also be available.

191 S Newtown Street Rd, Newtown Square, (484) 420-4010

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