Sometimes the holidays come up a bit quicker than we are expecting.
If cooking an entire Thanksgiving dinner seems too overwhelming, these restaurants across the Hudson Valley are here to help.
Whether you want to celebrate out or have your feast in the comfort of your home, here are 10 restaurants you can try.
Know of other restaurants that need to be added to this list? Email reporter Nickie Hayes NHayes@poughkee.gannett.com with your suggestions.
Dine-in Thanksgiving restaurant options in Hudson Valley
Shadows on the Hudson
Shadows on the Hudson is offering a Thanksgiving Day menu, including fall favorites such as harvest squash soup, oven-roasted turkey and pumpkin ravioli. This will be a family-friendly event, as they are also offering a kids menu. On their dessert list, you will find a “Pie Flight,” including apple, pumpkin and pecan pies. You can make a reservation by calling them at the number below.
Cost: See their menu online for more details
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; 845-486-9500; shadowsonthehudson.com/
Charlotte’s Catering & Restaurant
Charlotte’s is open for dining in on Thanksgiving, and they are offering a special holiday menu. There are an assortment of options including the regular Thanksgiving favorites, along with some nontraditional offerings. If you have dietary restrictions, they have gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan meals, along with a gluten-free and vegan dessert upon request, so anyone in your family can join the festivities.
Cost: $85 per person or $30 for children under the age of 10
Hours: Taking reservations from 12:30-5 p.m.
Details: 4258 U.S. Route 44, Millbrook; 845-677-5888; charlottesny.com/
Henry’s Restaurant at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry’s at the Farm is serving up Thanksgiving buffet style. On their Instagram, @buttermilkfallsny, they have a luxurious menu with a plethora of traditional and nontraditional options. Some of the main courses you will find include “walnut crusted North Atlantic salmon,” “slow roasted local turkey,” “grilled beef tenderloin with port wine demi glace” and “butternut squash ravioli in a honeyed fig and sage cream sauce.”
Cost: $109 each for adults, $49 each for children and free for children 5 and under
Hours: 12-2 p.m., 3-5p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Details: 30 Main St., Milton; 845-795-1500; buttermilkfallsinn.com/henrys/
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Mohonk Mountain House
Mohonk Mountain House is hosting a “Thanksgiving grand buffet” this holiday, inviting overnight guests and day guests to join. They have a wide variety of options to choose from, including a “charcuterie and cheese display,” “seafood display,” soups and salads, a “pasta and risotto station,” a “carved to order” station, the buffet, and a “deluxe dessert display.” Check out their Instagram, @mohonkmountainhouse to see their full menu.
Cost: For pricing, call them at 855-883-3798
Hours: To make a reservation, see their website or give them a call at 855-883-3798
Details: 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz; 866-858-6646; mohonk.com/
P.C.’s Paddock has a Thanksgiving Day specials menu for the upcoming holiday. They are offering a French onion au gratin soup, three appetizers and four entrees to choose from, which include roasted turkey, prime rib, ham and seafood stuffed salmon.
Cost: Check their website for updated menu information.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: 273 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie; 845-454-4930; pcspaddockrestaurant.com/
Where to get Thanksgiving takeout in Hudson Valley
Blackbarn Hudson Valley
At the Diamond Mills Hotel, Blackbarn Hudson Valley is holding dine in and takeout this Thanksgiving to suite your needs. For their takeout menu, they are offering a set menu of Thanksgiving necessities, with additions available for a separate charge, which you can find on their menu.
If you are looking for a feast, their dine-in menu is extensive. They have four main course options to choose from including sliced turkey breast, herb crusted prime rib, stuffed rainbow trout and ratatouille.
Cost: Takeout for four to six people is $299 and takeout for six to 10 people is $499. Dining in for adults is $99 per guest and there is a children’s menu available for $22 per child 12 and under.
Hours: Pickup from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 22; 9-11 a.m. Nov. 23. Call the number below to secure your dine-in reservation.
Details: 25 South Partition St., Saugerties; 845-247-0700; diamondmillshotel.com/blackbarn-hudson-valley
Mill House Brewing
If you do not want to cook on Thanksgiving, but still want to eat at home, Mill House Brewing has a “Thanksgiving Feast” that feeds six to eight people, along with a la carte options. Of course, they are also offering adult beverages including some of their popular beers and “Chef’s Boozy Eggnog.” Orders must be placed prior to 8 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2023.
Cost: $300 for “Thanksgiving Feast,” see their menu for specifics on their other options
Hours: Pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22
Details: 289 Mill St., Poughkeepsie; 845-485-2739; millhousebrewing.com/
If you and your significant other do not want to cook this holiday, Blu Pointe is offering a takeout Thanksgiving feast for two. You can place your order ahead of time and pick it up on Thanksgiving day. The meal contains all the classics including turkey with homestyle gravy, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and apple pie.
Cost: $49.95 for two-person Thanksgiving feast
Hours: Pickup from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23
Details: 120 Front St., Newburgh; 845-568-0100; blu-pointe.com/
This holiday, Terrapin is offering a “Thanksgiving Dinner to Go” on Nov. 22. If you place your order by Nov. 16, you will not have to worry about cooking your entire feast this year. They are providing a wide variety of traditional side dishes to accompany your turkey dinner at home.
Cost: Check out their menu to see more about their pricing per side dish and serving sizes
Hours: Pickup from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 22
Details: 6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; 845-876-3330; terrapinrestaurant.com/
If you place your order by Nov. 15 at noon, you can have your Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Main Course. You can order their “complete dinner,” which has all the regular Thanksgiving essentials, but their menu is expansive. They have vegetarian entrées available, an abundance of vegetable and starch side dish options, soups and salads, whole turkeys, along with desserts and more. You can truly customize your Thanksgiving feast with their menu.
Cost: $34 per person for “complete dinner” or see their menu for other options
Hours: Pickup from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 22; 9-11 a.m. Nov. 23
Details: 175 Main St., New Paltz; 845-255-2600; maincoursecatering.com/