Does the thought of cooking a Thanksgiving Feast fill you with dread? Are you still the laughing stock of the family after an unfortunate turkey-fryer incident? Maybe you would prefer to relax and enjoy your company, without the pressures of meal planning and washing up after. Look no further to find great restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA!

a thanksgiving dinner spread on a long table to feed a lot of people

Whatever the reasons, many people are looking for restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner, in Richmond VA, instead of preparing a meal in their home. In the greater Richmond area, there are several restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner – but make reservations quickly – the 22nd is right around the corner!


Bistro 27, 27 West Broad Street, Richmond

Located in downtown Richmond, this European-themed Bistro is changing its stripes to offer a three-course, buffet-style Thanksgiving meal. It is one of 6 restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA that we are introducing. Selections include tossed and compound salads and fresh fruit, along with soft, buttery dinner rolls. Enjoy entrees like Roast Prime Rib au jus, Bronzed Salmon, and of course Roast Turkey Breast. Traditional Thanksgiving sides like garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes with maple syrup, and homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce round out the feast.

Save room for dessert, including airy tiramisu, rich cheesecake, and a decadent chocolate torte. Parking is available behind the building and is reimbursed through the restaurant. For reservations, call 804.780.0086. Service begins at 11 am, with the last reservations accepted at 7.30pm. Adult buffet price is $48.50; children under 8 are $24.25.

Map to Bistro 27

Keagan’s, 2251 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen

If you’re in northern Henrico County, you’ve probably enjoyed a pint or casual meal at Keagan’s Irish Pub. This local favorite is also open for Thanksgiving dinner from 10 am to 3 pm, serving traditional holiday favorites buffet style – including carved roast turkey. Prices are $21.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids under 10. Reservations are recommended – call (804) 360-9240. There are not too many restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA, but, Keagan’s is one that will stand out of the small crowd.

Map to Keagan’s

Howlett’s Restaurant and Tavern, 3530 Festival Park Plaza

Leave the cooking to our friends at Howlett’s  – They are one of the delicious restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA. Their traditional Thanksgiving feast includes carved whole roasted turkey, served plated style. Sides include mashed potatoes, candied yams, homemade soup, coleslaw, baked apples, green beans, and broccoli. Delicious desserts include pumpkin pie and peach cobbler. The price is $18.99 for adults and a special child’s plate for $9.99.

Enjoy prompt, attentive service, with room for larger parties of 8 or more. The feast beings at 11 am and lasts until 8 pm, with the last reservation taken at 7.30. Call (804) 930-1034 for reservations.

Map to Howlett’s

The Boathouse (all four locations)

Choose your local Boathouse restaurant for Thanksgiving in lovely surroundings, served with the Boathouse Restaurant’s impeccable service. Locations are Sunday Park in Brandermill, 4602 Millridge Parkway, (804) 744-2545; Rockett’s Landing, 4708 E. Old Main St., (804) 622-2628; and Short Pump, 11800 W. Broad St., (804) 360-7200; Hopewell, 701 W. Randolph Road, (804) 616-4222. Reservations are highly recommended – call the restaurant you’d like for availability.

All four restaurants are serving buffet-style, featuring carved roasted turkey, roasted filet of beef, Norwegian salmon, shrimp & grits, and a wide selection of traditional sides and desserts. Mealtimes are 1 pm to 6 pm, reservations highly recommended, especially for parties of 6 or more. Pricing for adults is $44 per person and children ages 6-12 at $19. Children under 6 are no charge. Don’t miss out on this one as there are only a few restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA.

Half Way House Restaurant, 10301 Jefferson Davis Highway

Half Way House is a Richmond Thanksgiving tradition stretching back decades – families now are bringing their young children to the same cozy locale that they dined as children. Mealtime on the 22nd is from noon to 7 pm, served a la carte. Reservations are required – call 804-275-1760 to ensure you have a place at Richmond’s oldest restaurant.

Appetizers include sumptuous seafood bisque, grilled portabella mushrooms, and piquant fried artichoke hearts. Your dinner entrees include traditional Thanksgiving favorites like Roast Turkey and Baked Ham, as well as the house specialties, petite filet mignon with a jumbo lump crab cake or brightly flavored salmon piccata. Enjoy delicious fall desserts, including pumpkin pie, hot apple crisp ala mode, or indulge in gingerbread with brandied hard sauce. This sounds like the most historic and scrumptious of the restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA.

Map to Half Way House

Tarrant’s Café 1 W. Broad St.

Come to Tarrant’s Cafe – one of a few fantastic restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Richmond VA.  Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving plated meal – turkey dinner with all the fixings – on picturesque Broad Street in downtown Richmond at Tarrant’s Cafe. This downtown spot will be open for the Thanksgiving holiday from 11 am to 11 pm – including its regular delivery service! – and will offer a special turkey dinner plus its regular menu. The Thanksgiving special is $28 per person, but Tarrant’s is also offering its regular menu. This is fabulous for those unable (or unwilling – and we get that!) to brave the cold to go enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations are recommended for dining in – call 804.225.0035.

Map to Tarrant’s Cafe

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