There are lots of options throughout the Metro-Detroit area if you choose to let someone else do the cooking on Thanksgiving. Some of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in 2013 are listed below. You'll find something to please your palate from buffets to traditional dinners with all the trimmings in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township, Downtown Detroit, Fraser, Harrison Township, Holly, Plyouth, Rochester, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, and Wyandotte.
2013 Metro Detroit Thanksgiving Restaurant Options:
Birmingham -- Townsend Hotel, Rugby Grille offers a special, four-course Thanksgiving menu from 11 AM to 9 PM. Entrée choices include salmon, turkey and prime rib. Call (248) 642-5999 for reservations. Entree prices vary from $75 to $85.
Bloomfield Hills -- The Moose Preserve offers both its regular menu and a special holiday menu.
Clinton Township -- J. Baldwin's Restaurant is, as of this writing, closed because of an electrical fire. Check the link above to find out if they will open before the holiday. The restaurant typically offers a traditional turkey-dinner buffet in the $25 and adult range.
Dearborn -- The Dearborn Inn has a couple of options for Thanksgiving. Edison's restaurant hosts a Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM with an Omelet Station, Carving Station, several entrees, Waffle Station and more. Cost is $59 per person/$29 per child. Meanwhile, the Ten Eyck Tavern is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 4 to 8 PM with Mahi Mahi and Cheese Tortellini entrees, as well as a Carving Station. Cost is $30 per person/$15 per child. For reservations call (313) 271-2700 x6209. (Edison's Restaurant Review)
Detroit -- The Majestic Cafe hosts a Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet from 7 AM to Noon so that you have a nice, warm place to watch the parade. The menu items are typically breakfast and the price is $20 an adult/$15 a child.
Detroit -- The Whitney is hosting both a Thanksgiving Brunch with VIP Parade Seating at 7:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day ($59 an adult/$39 a child) and Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 6 PM ($49 an adult/$29 a child).
Fraser: The Vintage House hosts two seatings for Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Cost is $19.95 an adult/$11.95 a child.
Harrison Township -- Gino's Surf Banquet Center offers a buffet, including turkey, roast beef, pasta and chicken strips. Dinner is served from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. $20.95 adults/$10.95 kids.
Holly –- Historic Holly Hotel offers a Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 7 PM. It includes four courses. Entree choices include Roasted Peacock Farms Turkey, Madeira Braised Duroc Pork Shank, Paperbelly Trout, or Autumn Squash Gratinee. Cost is $32 an adult/$15 kids (8-12).
Plymouth –- The Golden Fox and Fox Classic Log Cabin both offer a Thanksgiving Day Bountiful Brunch. The Golden Fox is setup as a buffet with the following stations: All-American Breakfast, Neptune's Corner, Soup du Jour, Salad Bar Extravaganze, Carving Board, Waffle Bar, Build Your Own Omelet, Sweet Table Extravaganza, and, of course, Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving station includes Buttermilk Chicken, Pumpkin Ravioli, Cedar Salmon, Roasted Turkey, Mini Lamb SHeppard's Pie, Bistro Chuck Steak, and Apple stuffed Pork Loin. It costs $34.95 an adult/$12.95 a child. Meanwhile, Fox Classic Log Cabin includes a carving board with both turkey and ham, as well as Roasted Pork Loin and Braised Beef Tips entrees. The buffet costs $24.95 an adult/$10.95 a child. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM. Call for reservations: (734) 453-7272.
Rochester -- The Brookshire Restaurant at the Royal Park Hotel is serving a four-course Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon to 8 PM. Entress range from $47 to $55 and include a Peacock Farms Turkey, Pan Roasted Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Tenderloin of Beff and Braised Lamb Shank "Osso Bucco." A children's menu is available. Call for reservations: (248) 453-8732.
St. Clair Shores -- Waves: A Chill and Grill Restaurant is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet from Noon to 7 PM. Buffet entrees include Herb-Roasted Turkey, Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine, Garlic ROasted Salmon, Five Cheese Macaroni and CHeese, Shrimp & Crab Alfredo, and Prime Rib. Cost is $21.95 an adult/$8.95 a child (5-10). Call for reservation times: (586) 773-3840.
Sterling Heights –- Sterling Inn offers a buffet in its ballroom that includes a carving station with turkey, roast beef and ham, as well as seven addition entrees and a Grand Dessert Table from Noon until 5 PM. Cost is $26.99 an adult/$11.99 a child (3-10).
Troy -- The Capital Grille is taking reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Warren -- Juliano's Restaurant hosts a Thanksgiving Buffet from 1 PM to 6 PM with turkey, ham, Swedish meatballs, and kielbasa and kraut. The cost is $16.99. A children's menu is available.