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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Detroit

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Ready to throw in the towel on the Thanksgiving fuss and leave the cooking and prep work entirely to someone else? Going stag for the holidays but still want to gorge on turkey dinners? Luckily, there are several metro Detroit restaurants where a reservation or a table can still be scooped up.

Don’t lollygag too much longer. Pickings are slim and these tables are disappearing quick. Here’s a guide to last-minute metro Detroit restaurant reservations for Thursday, November 28 including Brazilian barbecue spots, vegan cafes, and upscale steakhouses. For those looking for a reservation in Ann Arbor, there’s a guide for that, too. Opting to dine at home without all the extra work? many restaurants offer Thanksgiving meals to-go.

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1. The Apparatus Room

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Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 800-5600
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The reservation book at the Detroit Foundation Hotel’s stunning ground floor restaurant is nearing capacity, but there are still a few prime time open seats left for Thanksgiving. Breakfast is available for $28 per person from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a brunch buffet for $38 per person between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dinner will be served family style at a price of $78 per person.

2. Parc

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800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 922-7272
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Located right in the center of downtown Detroit close to the Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Parade routes, Parc is opening for brunch on November 28 between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. A few reservations are still left.

3. Texas de Brazil

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1000 Woodward Avenue #01B07A
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-4333
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The downtown Detroit location of popular Brazilian barbecue chain Texas de Brazil is open with plenty of seats left on November 28. Expect lots of grilled meats at regular dinner prices on Thanksgiving. The restaurant also offers a takeout menu.

4. Prime + Proper

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1145 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 636-3100
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Capitol Park’s high-end steakhouse and raw bar is keeping the doors open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and has plenty of reservations still open. Expect a holiday menu in addition to the regular options.

5. San Morello

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1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 209-4700
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The Shinola Hotel’s stunning ground floor restaurant will be open with views of Woodward Avenue along the Thanksgiving Parade route. Eat from the regular a la carte breakfast menu from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Afterwards, the menu transitions into a three-course, prix fixe menu or a la carte menu from noon to 9 p.m. The cost is $85 per person and $35 for kids 12 and under.

6. Karl's

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1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 855-2757
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Karl’s is offering a Thanksgiving buffet in downtown Detroit on the second floor of the Siren Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can book seats via email for an hour and a half or take chances as walk-ins. The cost is $35 per person and $15 for kids 10 and under. Diners can expect options like sage bread pudding, mustard and herb crusted prime rib, warm Brussels sprouts, candied sweet potato tart, and more.

7. Palette Dining Studio

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1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 465-1777
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The buffet at the MGM Grand Detroit is serving a honey-glazed ham and roasted turkey dinner on Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. For $36 per person, customers can choose from options like braised short ribs, green bean casserole, and pumpkin cheesecake.

8. Wolfgang Puck Steak

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1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 888-2121
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Expect a prix fixe menu from casino steakhouse Wolfgang Puck Steak on November 28. The restaurant is offering options like butternut squash soup with sage and apple pesto, turkey dinner with all the classic fixins, and pumpkin pie for $55 per person.

9. Iridescence

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2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 237-6732
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High-rolling casino restaurant Iridescence is still accepting reservations between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The $70 four-course meal features options like blue crab bisque, roasted squash salad, maple glazed quail, clams “casino,” sweet potato “lau lau,” and heritage turkey. Choose from desserts such as an apple tart or pot de creme. Kids 12 and under eat off a separate menu for $35 per person.

10. Amore da Roma

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3401 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 831-5940
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Eastern Market Italian restaurant Amore da Roma is opening on Thanksgiving this year with with traditional holiday dishes like turkey alongside the regular menu. For Lions fans with tickets to the game, the restaurant provides a complimentary shuttle service.

11. Detroit Zen Center

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3030 Casmere Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 366-7738
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There’s still time left to snag a seat at the Detroit Zen Center in Hamtramck. The center and cafe are hosting a vegan Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 2 p.m. with options like shepherds pie, roasted squash with walnut glaze, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, cornbread, and grean bean casserole. The cost is $35 per person. Call for a reservation.

12. Lily's Seafood Grill & Brewery

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410 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 591-5459
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Per annual tradition, Lily’s in Royal Oak is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 7 p.m. with an all you can eat, family-style meal. The menu includes deep fried turkey breast, honey-cured ham, hickory smoked salmon, oysters and cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. The cost is $29 for adults, while kids ages 5 to 12 eat for $12 (5 and under eat for free). Diners are allotted an hour and a half per seating. Call to book a table.

13. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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301 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 817-1800
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Brazilian barbecue chain Fogo de Chão is no doubt delivering a meat lover’s feast on Turkey Day. The dinner features the full churrasco fire-roasted meat menu as well as options like roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, and sweet potato casserole. Dinner pricing runs all day on November 28. Kids ages 6 and under eat free and children ages 7 to 12 years old eat for half price.

14. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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2100 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 649-7319
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The Troy outpost of seafood and steak chain Eddie V’s still has a handful of tables left for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Expect turkey dinner with all the traditional sides as well as the regular menu. The cost is $43 for adults and $15 for kids.

15. Camp Ticonderoga

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5725 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085
(248) 828-2825
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Camp Ticonderoga is taking reservations for a $25 turkey dinner on Thanksgiving with options like Achatz autumn harvest pecan pie with pumpkin mousse for dessert.

16. Moose Preserve Bar & Grill

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43034 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248) 858-7688
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Moose Preserve is serving a turkey dinner and a paired down version of the restaurant’s typical menu on Thanksgiving. Customers can book a reservation or take their chances as a walk-in at the bar.

17. Deadwood Bar & Grill

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18730 Northville Rd
Northville, MI 48168
(248) 347-4353
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This Northville bar and grill is serving plated turkey meals with mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and bread on Thanksgiving.

18. White Horse Inn

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1 E High St
Metamora, MI 48455

Take a Turkey Day trip out to Metamora for dinner at the White Horse in with turkey, prime rib, and a limited version of the regular menu.

1. The Apparatus Room

Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226

The reservation book at the Detroit Foundation Hotel’s stunning ground floor restaurant is nearing capacity, but there are still a few prime time open seats left for Thanksgiving. Breakfast is available for $28 per person from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a brunch buffet for $38 per person between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dinner will be served family style at a price of $78 per person.

Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Parc

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Located right in the center of downtown Detroit close to the Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Parade routes, Parc is opening for brunch on November 28 between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. A few reservations are still left.

800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Texas de Brazil

1000 Woodward Avenue #01B07A, Detroit, MI 48226

The downtown Detroit location of popular Brazilian barbecue chain Texas de Brazil is open with plenty of seats left on November 28. Expect lots of grilled meats at regular dinner prices on Thanksgiving. The restaurant also offers a takeout menu.

1000 Woodward Avenue #01B07A
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Prime + Proper

1145 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

Capitol Park’s high-end steakhouse and raw bar is keeping the doors open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and has plenty of reservations still open. Expect a holiday menu in addition to the regular options.

1145 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. San Morello

1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

The Shinola Hotel’s stunning ground floor restaurant will be open with views of Woodward Avenue along the Thanksgiving Parade route. Eat from the regular a la carte breakfast menu from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Afterwards, the menu transitions into a three-course, prix fixe menu or a la carte menu from noon to 9 p.m. The cost is $85 per person and $35 for kids 12 and under.

1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Karl's

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Karl’s is offering a Thanksgiving buffet in downtown Detroit on the second floor of the Siren Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can book seats via email for an hour and a half or take chances as walk-ins. The cost is $35 per person and $15 for kids 10 and under. Diners can expect options like sage bread pudding, mustard and herb crusted prime rib, warm Brussels sprouts, candied sweet potato tart, and more.

1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Palette Dining Studio

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

The buffet at the MGM Grand Detroit is serving a honey-glazed ham and roasted turkey dinner on Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. For $36 per person, customers can choose from options like braised short ribs, green bean casserole, and pumpkin cheesecake.

1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

8. Wolfgang Puck Steak

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Expect a prix fixe menu from casino steakhouse Wolfgang Puck Steak on November 28. The restaurant is offering options like butternut squash soup with sage and apple pesto, turkey dinner with all the classic fixins, and pumpkin pie for $55 per person.

1777 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

9. Iridescence

2901 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48201

High-rolling casino restaurant Iridescence is still accepting reservations between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The $70 four-course meal features options like blue crab bisque, roasted squash salad, maple glazed quail, clams “casino,” sweet potato “lau lau,” and heritage turkey. Choose from desserts such as an apple tart or pot de creme. Kids 12 and under eat off a separate menu for $35 per person.

2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

10. Amore da Roma

3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Eastern Market Italian restaurant Amore da Roma is opening on Thanksgiving this year with with traditional holiday dishes like turkey alongside the regular menu. For Lions fans with tickets to the game, the restaurant provides a complimentary shuttle service.

3401 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

11. Detroit Zen Center

3030 Casmere Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

There’s still time left to snag a seat at the Detroit Zen Center in Hamtramck. The center and cafe are hosting a vegan Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 2 p.m. with options like shepherds pie, roasted squash with walnut glaze, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, cornbread, and grean bean casserole. The cost is $35 per person. Call for a reservation.

3030 Casmere Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

12. Lily's Seafood Grill & Brewery

410 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Per annual tradition, Lily’s in Royal Oak is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 7 p.m. with an all you can eat, family-style meal. The menu includes deep fried turkey breast, honey-cured ham, hickory smoked salmon, oysters and cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, and more. The cost is $29 for adults, while kids ages 5 to 12 eat for $12 (5 and under eat for free). Diners are allotted an hour and a half per seating. Call to book a table.

410 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

13. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

301 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

Brazilian barbecue chain Fogo de Chão is no doubt delivering a meat lover’s feast on Turkey Day. The dinner features the full churrasco fire-roasted meat menu as well as options like roasted turkey breast, cranberry relish, and sweet potato casserole. Dinner pricing runs all day on November 28. Kids ages 6 and under eat free and children ages 7 to 12 years old eat for half price.

301 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

14. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

2100 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

The Troy outpost of seafood and steak chain Eddie V’s still has a handful of tables left for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Expect turkey dinner with all the traditional sides as well as the regular menu. The cost is $43 for adults and $15 for kids.

2100 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

15. Camp Ticonderoga

5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

Camp Ticonderoga is taking reservations for a $25 turkey dinner on Thanksgiving with options like Achatz autumn harvest pecan pie with pumpkin mousse for dessert.

5725 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085

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16. Moose Preserve Bar & Grill

43034 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Moose Preserve is serving a turkey dinner and a paired down version of the restaurant’s typical menu on Thanksgiving. Customers can book a reservation or take their chances as a walk-in at the bar.

43034 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

17. Deadwood Bar & Grill

18730 Northville Rd, Northville, MI 48168

This Northville bar and grill is serving plated turkey meals with mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and bread on Thanksgiving.

18730 Northville Rd
Northville, MI 48168

18. White Horse Inn

1 E High St, Metamora, MI 48455

Take a Turkey Day trip out to Metamora for dinner at the White Horse in with turkey, prime rib, and a limited version of the regular menu.

1 E High St
Metamora, MI 48455

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