We contacted Dan Young, owner of Young’s Jersey Dairy and the Golden Jersey Inn north of Yellow Springs, to find out about his restaurants’ Thanksgiving Day plans, and Young told us he has been sold out for more than two weeks for the Golden Jersey Inn’s buffet. “We have about 900 guests coming,” Young said.
There are other options, but time’s a’ wastin’ — we recommend making reservations soon.
Here’s a partial list of restaurants that are open and serving a special Thanksgiving-themed meal on the holiday itself. The list is not complete, and we’ll be adding to it in the coming days, but you may want to call your favorite restaurant now to find out their plans. Some restaurants may already be booked full with reservations, but may put you on a standby list in case of cancellations.
This partial list does not include the dozens of sports bars and pubs in the region that open Thursday afternoon and will be open for their regular hours and serving their regular menu Thursday night.
Here’s what we’ve got so far — check back for updates:
Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market
Serving a Thanksgiving Day buffet.
WHERE: 3677 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COST: $12.99 adults, $6.99 (children 10 and under)
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Call (513) 988-9211
Bob Evans Restaurants
Offering roasted turkey, ham or pork served with a choice of three sides, endless bread and a slice of pumpkin pie (kids get two sides and a kids beverage)
WHERE: Multiple locations
WHEN: 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (hours may vary)
COST: $14.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids
INFO: Call your closest Bob Evans
Burkey Family Restaurant
Roast Turkey with Dressing or Honey Baked Ham among many entrees. Reservations accepted.
WHERE: 670 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood (Across from Hara Arena)
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
COST: $10.95-16.95, varies by menu item
INFO: Call (937) 275-7127
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (multiple locations)
Cracker Barrel restaurants are offering a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Most Dayton-area locations open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Carvers Steaks & Chops
Serving a traditional Three-Course Turkey Dinner with trimmings of stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, choice of soup or salad, bread and pumpkin pie. Regular menu also available.
WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725), Washington Twp.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $23 or $25 (larger portion of turkey)
El Meson Restaurant
Turkey Dinner, Latin Style: Roasted turkey, chorizo & bread stuffing, potato and butternut squash mash, Colombian fried rice; or Paella Valencia: Spanish rice dish with chicken, pork, chorizo, fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels and rice.
WHERE: 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COST: $29.95, other menu items available
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 859-8229
Ellie’s Restaurant at Mills Park Hotel
Serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet including dessert. Cash bar available for wine and beer. Holiday meal served in hotel banquet room. Visit millsparkhotel.com/thanksgiving for menu details.
WHERE: 321 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
WHEN: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. - by reservation only.
COST: $30 for adults, $12 for children 3-12
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 319-0400
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Serving a special Thanksgiving dinner, plus the regular menu is available
WHERE: 4432 Walnut St. in The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $39.95/adults for the Thanksgiving dinner. Children can order from the kids menu.
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 320-9548
Golden Corral (multiple locations)
Golden Corral is offering a traditional turkey dinner for $13.99 for adults, $12.99 for seniors, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call your closest Golden Corral for details.
Classic turkey dinner with sides and dessert
WHERE: 106 E. Main St., Tipp City
WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m.
COST: $16.50 adults, $9.50 for kids
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 667-5200
Serving a Thanksgiving dinner special that includes dessert. No reservations necessary
WHERE: 509 Linden Ave., Dayton,
WHEN: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
INFO: (937) 254-8431
COST: $9.95, includes dessert.
McCormick & Schmick’s
A traditional turkey dinner will be offered, and the regular menu will also be available.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek
COST: Thanksgiving special dinner is $25.99, $9.99 for children
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Call (937) 431-9200
Serving a three-course dinner that includes choice of soup or Mimi’s house or Caesar salad, roasted turkey, gravy, buttered cornbread stuffing, whipped mashed potatoes, candied pecan sweet potatoes, green bean casserole with French fried onions, apple cranberry orange relish, bread basket and choice of brown sugar pumpkin pie or bourbon pecan pie
WHERE: 4402 Walnut St. at The Greene Town Center, Beavercreek
WHEN: The Thanksgiving Dine-In Meal will be available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: $18.99 for adults, $8.99 for kids
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 426-9153
A traditional Thanksgiving buffet will be served.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 705 Arlington Road, Brookville
COST: $10.99 for adults, $9.99 for seniors, $5.99 for kids
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (800) 537-9574 (Reservations are full, but call one hour ahead of the time you want to arrive and see whether the restaurant can fit you in)
Serving a full Thanksgiving dinner, and some regular menu items will be available
WHERE: 2450 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek
WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. (last seating at 6 p.m.)
INFO/RESERVATIONS: (937) 426-4600
The Wright Place
Serving roasted turkey with stuffing, harvest salad, whipped potatoes, green bean casserole, baked ham, roasted root vegetables, breads and assorted desserts.
WHERE: 2800 Presidential Drive in the Holiday Inn, Fairborn-I-675
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COST: adults, $26.95; seniors 60 and over and military, $20.95; kids 6 to 12, $13.95; kids under 5, free.
INFO/RESERVATIONS: Reservations must be made by calling Laura Rozen at 937-431-4611.