Do you want to have a feast this Thanksgiving that truly celebrates the grandeur and togetherness of the first Thanksgiving? If so, you might want to head to Boston where you can enjoy a variety of excellent Thanksgiving feast opportunities. Here is a look at just a few of the great places you might choose to dine this Thanksgiving.
The Plimouth Plantation
The Plimouth Plantation is one of the most popular places in the country to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Every year, the plantation offers a Thanksgiving dinner program featuring fresh ingredients, a festive atmosphere and the opportunity to enjoy some living history that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
If you are interested in having a Thanksgiving meal at the Plimouth Plantation, you can choose from the America’s Thanksgiving Dinner or the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The Thanksgiving Day Buffet is offered at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Items on the menu include roast native turkey with giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, cape cod cranberry sauce, creamed onions, hot crusty rolls, vegetable soup, garden salad, fresh baked cranberry and pumpkin breads, apple pie or pumpkin pie, wood pressed apple cider, coffee and tea. The cost for the buffet is $73 per adult and $49 for children under 12. Members pay $53 per adult and $36 per child. The cost includes the price of admission to the museum. All diners are assigned to prearranged seating with 8 to 10 people per table.
America’s Thanksgiving Dinner is a bit more formal than the buffet experience, with tickets frequently selling out well in advance. In addition to offering a bountiful feast, the event features Pilgrim role players and Native interpreters. Dinners are offered at 11:00 am, 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving and 1:00 pm the day after Thanksgiving. Split pea soup serves as the appetizer for the event, while the main course is comprised of roast turkey with giblet gravy, traditional stuffing with Bell’s seasoning, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, steamed white turnip, Harvard beets, creamed onions, cranberry relish, hot crusty rolls, cider cake and ginger bread. Deserts include Indian pudding, homemade pumpkin pie and apple pie, while menu accompaniments include fall harvest fruits and assorted nuts, a relish tray and wood pressed apple cider. The cost for the family-style dinner is $95 per adult and $69 for children under 12. Members pay $75 per adult and $56 per child. Museum admission is included in the cost and advance ticket purchase is required.
Tickets for both dinner options at the Plimouth Plantation are already available for sale. Call 800-262-9356 ext. 8353, 8364 or 8365 to make reservations. All major credit cards are accepted.
Other Thanksgiving Dinner Opportunities
While the Plimouth Plantation is the most popular place to go for a Thanksgiving meal, there are many other great places where you can go for a special feast. Some restaurants and hotels that typically offer special Thanksgiving meals include:
- Artisan Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton (located at 10 Avery Street)
- Beacon Hill Bistro at Beacon Hill Hotel (located at 25 Charles Street)
- Boston Thanksgiving at Seaport Hotel (located at One Seaport Lane)
- Brasserie Jo at The Colonnade – Thanksgiving Dinner with French Flavors (located at 120 Huntington Avenue)
- Café Fleuri at the Langham Hotel (located at 250 Franklin Street)
- Millennium Bostonian Hotel’s North 26 (located at 26 North Street)
- Parker House Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner (located at 60 School Street)