The Hippo


Apr 25, 2019








No oven needed
Dine out this Thanksgiving

By Allie Ginwala

 • Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, will offer a buffet from noon to 6 p.m. featuring a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings or a Grand Thanksgiving Buffet with peel-and-eat shrimp, pumpkin soup, garden and pasta salads, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, turkey, ham, prime rib, tortellini alfredo, baked stuffed haddock and more. Call for prices. Reservations recommended.

Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, will have a Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Dinner includes New England fish chowder, turkey with cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, oven-roasted Virginia ham, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, green beans and mac and cheese. Dessert is pumpkin, pecan and apple pies, plus assorted pastries. Cost is $22 for adults, $10 kids 12 and under, free for kids under 4. Reservations required. 
Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, will serve from the breakfast menu from 5 a.m. to noon. 
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, will be serving a four-course prix-fixe menu with seating times from noon to 6 p.m. Dinner costs $65 for adults, $29.95 for children ages 10 and under. The menu features options like pumpkin cavatelli, pan-seared brandade cake, Misty Knoll Farms turkey, autumn spiced roman gnocchi, apple crisp cheesecake and ginger creme brulee. Reservations are required.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, will be serving an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, meat stuffing, squash, soups, salads and desserts with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for $14.99 per person. There will also be a plated turkey dinner in the dining room for $13.99 per person during regular hours (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Reservations for the buffet are required for parties of five or more. 
Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, will be serving Thanksgiving dinner with one seating at 12:30 p.m. by reservation only. The Thanksgiving Feast includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, carrots, butternut squash, dessert and a drink. Cost is $11.99 for adults, half price for kids under 10.
Colby Hill Inn and Bartlett’s Restaurant (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, will serve a prix-fixe, three-course Thanksgiving dinner with seatings from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $49 for adults, $19.95 for kids. Reservations required.
Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; will host a holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Menu includes hearty entrees, breads, soups, salad and desserts. Cost is $26.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 12 and under. Call for reservations. 
• Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, will serve its Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Menu includes appetizers, soups and salads, desserts and entrees like butternut squash ravioli, tavern meat loaf, a seafood sampler and filet mignon (each $25.95) and a traditional turkey dinner with sides and dessert ($22.95). Reservations highly suggested.
The Derryfield (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, offers a family-style turkey dinner with seatings on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meal includes a full turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash, mixed seasonal vegetables, salad and dinner rolls ($25.95 with a four person minimum). Turkey dinner plates cost $22.95 for adults, $20.95 for seniors 65+ and $17.95 for children under 12 ($2 extra for all white meat). Reservations strongly recommended.
Fratello’s (155 Dow St., Manchester, 641-6776, has a Thanksgiving Day buffet with seatings at noon and 3 p.m. Cost is $29.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children under 3. Buffet includes a carving station, coffee station and dessert table with pies, cakes and tortes; a cornucopia table with fruit, nuts, cranberry sauce and chilled apple cider; and the grand buffet with turkey and stuffing, salmon, garden vegetable lasagna and more. Reservations required.
Foster’s Boiler Room (231 Main St., Plymouth, 536-2764, will host a holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Menu includes hearty entrees, breads, soups, salad and desserts. Cost is $24.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 12 and under. Call for reservations. 
Granite Restaurant & Bar (96 Pleasant St., Concord, will have a Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at noon and 2 p.m. Menu includes an artisanal cheese display, salads, butternut squash bisque, carving station with roasted turkey breast and roasted pork loin, wild mushroom and herb stuffing, root vegetables with local apples, herbs and dried cranberries, roasted garlic and sour cream mashed potatoes, pasta with spinach, roasted peppers and pumpkin sage sauce and assorted seasonal desserts. Cost is $29.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors (55 and older), $16.95 for children under 12, free for children under 4. Call 227-9000, ext. 602, for reservations. 
• Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant (233 Daniel Webster Hwy., Meredith, 279-6212, will serve from its regular menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-2022, will offer seatings for Thanksgiving dinner at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Prix-fixe dinner costs $27 with entrees like roast turkey, baked Virginia ham, pumpkin cranberry stuffed duck, seafood fettuccine and vegetarian ravioli. All entrees include turkey soup, apple cider, mixed nuts, fruit basket, mashed potato, cranberry sauce, butternut squash, green peas, hot rolls, sweet bread and pie. Children’s dinner costs $15 with selection of ham, turkey, prime rib, bowtie alfredo and chicken fingers and fries. Call for reservations.
JD’s Tavern (700 Elm St., Manchester, 625-1000, will be open during its regular hours on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m to midnight. The regular menu and specials will be available.
Lakehouse Grille (281 D.W. Hwy, Meredith, 279-5221, will host a grand Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Menu includes appetizers, hearty entrees and desserts. Cost is $38.94 for adults, $18.95 for children under age 12. Call for reservations. 
Northside Grille (323 Derry Road, Hudson, 886-3663, will serve Thanksgiving breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.
• The Red Arrow Diner (61 Lowell St., Manchester, 626-1118, will be open all day, serving Thanksgiving specials featuring fresh whole turkeys cooked onsite and homemade pork pies.
The Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, will offer a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Menu includes roasted turkey and gravy, baked stuffed pork loin with maple sausage stuffing, baked stuffed shrimp with seafood stuffing, vegetable and cheese ravioli, salad bar, rolls, baked butternut squash, baked yams, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and a dessert buffet. Cost is $26.99 for adults, $15.99 for children age 4 to 10, free for children under 3. Reservations highly recommended. 
Speaker’s Corner Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, 886-1200, will be serving from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Menu features turkey with pan gravy, herb-crusted top round, pecan freckled haddock florentine, harvest squash ravioli and more. Cost is $27.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children age 5 to 10, free for ages 4 and under. Call for reservations.
Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu from noon to 5 p.m. Meal includes choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and family-style Thanksgiving dinner accompaniments. Cost is $52 per person. Call for reservations.
Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, will serve from the breakfast menu from 6 a.m. to noon.
Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, will offer a special limited menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. which includes orecchiette, rosemary and garlic roasted sirloin, pumpkin creme caramel and spumoni. Call or visit website to reserve a table.
Wild Rover Pub (21 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester, 669-7722) will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The 104 Diner (752 NH Route 104, New Hampton, 744-0120, will serve from the breakfast menu from 7 a.m. to noon.
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