Imagine a Thanksgiving without any early wakeups, smoke alarms, or dish duties. Sometimes it’s okay to give yourself a holiday. Leave the prep and cleanup to the professionals this Turkey Day. While many restaurants are doing “to-go” and banquet style servings to help with your own home holiday, here are some suggestions of places to go when you just want to get out. Do you have suggestions that we might have missed? Be certain to share in the comments.

The Barn at Wight Farm

Where: 420 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

When: Thursday, November 22nd – Buffet Begins at 11 a.m.

Highlight: Cracker Crusted Cod

How Much?: $35.95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity)

For Reservations: Please call 774-241-8450


The Manor

Where: 42 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

When: Thursday, November 24th – Seatings every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Highlight: Chocolate Fountain

How Much?: Adults $29.95  Children (4-11) 16.95

For Reservations: Please call (508)835-4722


Old Sturbridge Village – Oliver Wight Tavern

Where: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

When: Thursday, November 22nd – Multiple seatings between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Highlight: Apple Butternut Bisque

How Much?: Adults $52, Adult Member $50, Youth (3-12) $27, Youth Member (3-12) $25, 2 & under free

For Reservations: Please call 508-347-0397


Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge

Where: 277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

When: Thursday, November 24th seatings 11 a.m. – 7 :30 p.m.

Highlight: New England Crab Cake with Basil Aioli and Succotash Salad

How Much?: Adults $49.95 inclusive, Children $22.00 inclusive (3-12)

For Reservations: Please call (508) 347-7323 ext. 300


Salem Cross

Where: 260 West Main Street (Route 9) • West Brookfield, MA 01585

When: Thursday, November 24th – Dining Room opens at 11:30 a.m. with reservations on the half hour.

Highlight: All natural free range turkey from Vermont’s Misty Knoll Farm with Granny’s homemade stuffing, giblet gravy, & cranberry orange relish

How Much?: Turkey Dinner – Adults $36, Children $ under 12 $17 (white meat +$2)

For Reservations: Reserve online or call (508) 867-2345