Dine out for Thanksgiving at These Main Line Area Restaurants

From multi-course sit-down dinners to meals you can serve at home, these are your best bets.

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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 it’s easy to miss out on that if you’re spending half 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

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

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From 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., peruse this buffet for your choice of oven-roasted turkey, honey-glazed spiral ham, braised short ribs 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.

Duling-Kurtz House & Country Inn

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

If you’re looking for dishes outside the Thanksgiving norm, the menu offered here is sure to satisfy everyone in your party. Holiday selections include plenty of non-turkey options like glazed short ribs, pumpkin risotto, filet mignon, lobster crepes and more.

Kings Tavern

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

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 buffet fare, this one’s for you with carved roasted turkey, pineapple glazed ham and herb roasted pork loin.

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Ludwig’s Grill & Oyster Bar

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

Choose from prime rib, roast turkey or crab cakes off this prix-fixe menu, served with your choice of soup or salad and dessert at this six-time BOML winner.

The Farmer’s Daughter

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

With a four-course prix-fixe menu boasting locally sourced ingredients, you’ll have a hard time choosing from the inviting lineup of entrées. You might also have a hard time choosing between that and the grand ballroom buffet, featuring over 50 farm-to-table dishes made from scratch.

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Fava Ristorante Italiano

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

Handmade butternut squash ravioli, Maryland crab cakes, chicken parmigiana, filet mignon and, of course, roasted turkey are on the menu at this Glen Mills joint. Formerly known as La Fava Restaurant and Bar, this eatery had a wide menu with myriad choices.

Tavola Restaurant + Bar

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

Celebrate à la carte-style from1 p.m. to 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.

Teca Newtown Square

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

This wildly popular Italian joint will be open from 1 p.m. to 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 is also available.

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