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5 Best Places for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023 If You Don’t Want To Cook

Thanksgiving dinner 2023

Thanksgiving dinner 2023 is just around the corner. Are you feeling the Thanksgiving spirit but dreading the hours of cooking and preparation that come with it? Fear not, for there are plenty of fantastic dining options that can save you from the kitchen chaos while still allowing you to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

I’ll explore some delightful alternatives for where to eat on Thanksgiving when you don’t want to cook and time is of the essence. Not everybody has time to slave away in the kitchen, especially not this busy, working Realtor mom! No judgment for taking life short cuts.

I’ve got you covered for a stress-free and satisfying Thanksgiving celebration.

Mission Oak Grill - Newburyport, MA

Enjoy Thanksgiving feast in the heart of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Mission Oak is open Thanksgiving day and offers an intimate setting for enjoying a traditional roast Turkey dinner. Seared halibut and ribeye steak are also main course alternatives. Finish it off with pumpkin cheesecake or baked apple pie. Can we say yum?  Click here for the full Thanksgiving menu.

Mission Oak Grill - Newburyport, MA
Mission Oak Grill in Newburyport, MA

Tuscan Kitchen - Salem, NH

Come enjoy the usual turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce meal at Tuscan Kitchen Salem from 11am-7pm. This restaurant recently moved to its new location at the base of Artisan Hotel, which is part of newly built Tuscan Village in Salem, New Hampshire. The full regular menu will be available as well. I’m told it’s one of their busiest days of the year so reservations are highly recommended.  Reserve a table here


Tuscan Kitchen Salem at Tuscan Village - Salem New Hampshire
Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, New Hampshire

Mr. Mikes - Haverhill, MA

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner 2023 at Mr. Mike’s Family Italian Restaurant located on the Plaistow/Haverhill border. Reservations are required. Price is approximately $25 per person and comes with the traditional turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  

Mr Mike's Restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023
Mr Mike's Restaurant in Haverhill, Massachusetts next to the Plaistow NH border

Maria's Family Restaurant - Haverhill, MA

Want to eat to your heart’s desire? Maybe a buffet style is more your liking. Check out Maria’s Family Restaurant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. They’re serving up a full Thanksgiving day menu, and desserts are included. I hear there will also be live piano music in the background as well. Choose between the 11am seating or 1:30pm seating, but either way, be sure to make your reservation!

More info in the image below:

Maria's Family Restaurant - Thanksgiving Day Menu

The Common Man - Windham, NH

Prefer to eat at home? Common Man will prepare the full meal and you can pick it up at the Windham, New Hampshire location the day before Thanksgiving. You can opt for the 1 person option ($30.95) or the 4 person portion ($119.95). Just be sure to place your order by Monday Nov 20. A full meal includes: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, butternut squash, gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and sweet bread. To learn more about Common Man, click here. 

Common Man Restaurant for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

Alternative Options

– Market Basket

Whole Foods Andover (pickup before Thanksgiving). Phone: 1-844-9362428

– The Big Bad (Delivery or Pickup). Choose a la carte items or the turkey dinner package for $150. Delivery fee starts at $25 and varies based on your distance from Hampton, NH. View the Thanksgiving tray catering menu below or click here for more details. 

The Big Bad Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

Final Thoughts

I hope these options give you a starting point for the options North of Boston! Thanksgiving dinner 2023 doesn’t have to be complicated. When the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving preparations becomes overwhelming, there’s no need to sacrifice a delicious meal. Whether you opt for a cozy restaurant or order a pre-made feast, you can still savor the flavors of the holiday without the stress of cooking.

Remember that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and cherish the company of loved ones, and these dining options allow you to do just that. So, sit back, relax, and let someone else take care of the cooking while you focus on creating wonderful memories with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Your favorite North of Boston Realtor,

Jeni Lu

Jeni Lu

Jeni Lu

I'm Jeni Lu, a neighborhood guide and Realtor® at Bentley's The RE/MAX Collection. I've spent years finding the best restaurants, shopping, outdoor spots and events so you can enjoy the neighborhood. I look forward to showing you around the Boston North shore and Southern New Hampshire area. If you live in the area or you're thinking of moving here, you've come to the right place!


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