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Cleveland’s Top Thanksgiving Buffets and Dinners

Cleveland's Top Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Clevelanders, it’s time to talk turkey! We’ve got you covered if you’d rather avoid the kitchen hustle and bustle this year.

In this guide, we’re diving into the cream of the crop of Thanksgiving dining options in Cleveland. From the east side to downtown, we’re searching for the best Cleveland Thanksgiving feasts. So, let’s loosen those belts and embark on a culinary adventure!

East Cleveland Thanksgiving Options

Cooper’s Hawk

27200 Harvard Rd., Orange, OH

Guess what, Orange, Ohio? Cooper’s Hawk is throwing a Thanksgiving shindig, making your taste buds tango! From pretzel bread and butter that’s soft as a cloud to slow-roasted turkey slices smothered in pan gravy, they’ve got your holiday cravings sorted. And for the sweet finale, Eli’s pumpkin praline pie has you saying, “Just one more slice, please.” Plus, they’ve got wine on standby to make it an all-around gobble-worthy experience.

Edwins Too

13101 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120

“4 for $44” is the magic number at Edwins Too this Thanksgiving. It’s a steal, and it’s for dine-in or carryout—your call! Think Caeser salad to kick things off, Brandon’s famous lasagna, and roasted broccoli to keep things green. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth (who doesn’t?), don’t skip the tiramisu—it will transport you to dessert heaven.

Luna Bakery & Café

2482 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH

Dessert lovers, this one’s for you. Luna Bakery & Café has your Thanksgiving sweet treats locked and loaded. With a simple online order or a quick phone call, you’ll have a delightful selection of pastries, cakes, and pies that’ll take your dessert game to the next level.

On the Rise

3471 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

On the Rise bakery is where you’ll find some of the finest artisanal bread in town. We’re talking about rustic boules, fluffy baguettes, and flavorsome focaccia. So, if you’re all about that perfect slice of bread to go with your turkey, you know where to go.

Rustic Grill

1 Club Drive, Highland Heights, OH 44143

For the curbside pickup squad, Rustic Grill is your Thanksgiving hero. Take your pick between turkey and braised beef short rib as your main act. Plus, they’ve got a treasure trove of sides and desserts that’ll turn your dinner into a Cleveland Thanksgiving feast to remember. Just ring them up, and they’ll fix your dining.

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West Cleveland Thanksgiving Options

Cleveland Vegan

17112 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107

Cleveland Vegan has you covered if you want to shake things up this Thanksgiving. Their menu departs from the norm, with various starters, smalls, and mains. Plus, they’ve got portion sizes that cater to all appetites. Vegan or not, get ready for a holiday dining experience that’s anything but ordinary.

Wagner’s of Westlake

30855 Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH

Wagner’s of Westlake is laying out a Thanksgiving buffet in Cleveland that’s sheer indulgence. Roasted turkey, baked ham, au jus-soaked top round, baked dressing, candied yams, mac ‘n cheese – the list goes on. And the cherry on top? – A dessert station that’s a slice of Thanksgiving paradise. And they’ve got a full cash bar because what’s Thanksgiving without a little tipple?

South Cleveland Thanksgiving Options

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

8960 Wilcox Dr. Twinsburg, OH

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern is cooking up a Thanksgiving storm down south. Expect turkey breast, sugar-crusted ham, stuffing that’s a flavor bomb, and sides like honey balsamic Brussels sprouts and baked mac & cheese. You can order for 2 or 4-6 people, and if you’re feeling picky, sides are up for grabs too.

Creekside Restaurant & Bar

8803 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH

Creekside Restaurant & Bar wants to make your Thanksgiving a breeze since it’s all about hassle-free feasting. Their heat-and-serve Thanksgiving dinner in Cleveland includes turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread sausage stuffing, and all the classic fixings. Remember to save room for dessert!

Twisted Taino Restaurant

5633 Pearl Rd. Parma, OH

Are you craving something unique this Thanksgiving? Twisted Taino Restaurant has the answer. They have heat-and-serve carryout meals with options for a minimum of ten guests. So, get the gang together and give them a ring. With Twisted Taino, Thanksgiving’s about to get a delicious twist.

Skinny Pig Craft BBQ

4298 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, OH

Skinny Pig Craft BBQ covers you if you’re hankering for a Thanksgiving barbecue. Their meals are ready to eat or heat and are all about flexibility. And if you’re beyond their local delivery area, they’ll sort out alternatives for you. This Thanksgiving is all about smoky, savory goodness.


2058 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Cordelia is putting a unique spin on Cleveland Thanksgiving with garlic mashed potatoes, miso green bean casserole, and chicken skin dressing. Remember the cranberry relish and a pickle dip that’ll keep your taste buds dancing. This Thanksgiving, it’s all about adding a dash of difference.

Fat Cats

2061 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Vegans, this one’s for you. Fat Cats is going vegan this Thanksgiving, and they’ve got a carryout-only setup. From plant-based goodness or just curious to try something different, they’ve got you. And yes, wine and beer are in the mix. And guess what, dog lovers? They’ve even got a puppy menu that could win your furry friend a prize. Woof!

Mallorca Restaurant

1390 W. 9th St. Cleveland, OH

Mallorca Restaurant offers a cozy, Spanish-infused Thanksgiving experience. Whether you’re dining in or carrying out, they’ve got your back. Pick up the phone or check out their website to make your reservation or arrange a carryout order.

The South Side

2207 W. 11th St. Cleveland, OH 44113

The South Side is here to serve up Thanksgiving with flair. If you’re in the mood for turkey & gravy or honey-glazed ham with sweet & spicy plum sauce, they’ve covered your taste buds. Complete the stuffing, cornbread, and all the classic sides.

And here’s the kicker—they offer vegan and vegetarian options too. Plus, you can customize your meal with a-la-carte and beverage choices. Now, that’s a Thanksgiving spread that’s got it all.

Note: Check out each restaurant’s location and contact info before finalizing your itinerary. Each spot has its unique flair, and reaching out to them is the way for a stress-free Thanksgiving experience.

It would be best if you also remembered that this guide’s details are accurate as of now. But, given how things can change, double-check the specifics and availability of these Thanksgiving dining options closer to the holiday.

Additional Tips

To make your Thanksgiving dining even smoother, here are a few tips:

  • Reservations are your best friend, especially for dine-in options.
  • Keep an eye on restaurant hours and order deadlines.
  • If you have dietary preferences or allergies, remember to ask about alternatives.
  • Tailor your plans according to your party size and the restaurant’s capacity.

CookinGenie’s Recipe for Memorable Thanksgiving Dining

Now that we have talked about all these fantastic Thanksgiving dining options out and about in Cleveland. But here’s the scoop: sometimes, there’s no place like home for the holidays. You can’t beat the comfy couch, the smell of your kitchen, and your slippers are the perfect dinner attire.

Why dine out when you can enjoy a feast right in the heart of your sweet home? That’s where CookinGenie swoops in to save the day. You can say goodbye to all those cooking shenanigans. CookinGenie connects you with talented chefs who whip up a storm in your kitchen so you can focus on the fun stuff like catching up with family and friends.

It will be a Thanksgiving where you don’t have to worry about burning the turkey or struggling with lumpy gravy. CookinGenie chefs come armed with culinary prowess, ready to create a mouthwatering masterpiece in your kitchen. You’ll savor all the delights of a restaurant meal without even setting foot outside.

You get to customize your menu with the chef, ensuring every dish aligns with your taste buds’ wildest dreams. From appetizers that set the mood to the grand finale of desserts, the choice is yours. And if you have dietary preferences or allergies, say the word and the chef will whip up something that suits your style.

So, while dining out is great, don’t forget that dining in can be equally—if not more—amazing. You can skip the traffic, the waitlists, and the hustle and bustle of a restaurant. With CookinGenie, you’re the host with the most; all left to do is savor the delicious result.


Cleveland knows how to throw a Thanksgiving party; you don’t have to cook this year. These restaurants cover your holiday feast, from traditional turkey to unconventional twists. So, why kick back and let the culinary pros take the lead? With options galore, you’ll find the best food in Cleveland to make your Thanksgiving memorable.

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Sabah Drabu

Co-Founder & CEO

Sabah Drabu is a foodie, engineer, and the Co-founder & CEO of CookinGenie. She created the platform in 2019 to connect local chefs with at-home diners, making hiring personal chefs more accessible. Sabah's idea has evolved into a service people use for parties, vacation rentals, and family gatherings.

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