Excited to gobble 'til you wobble? If you don't want to spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen, plan to feast at one of Albany's local restaurants instead. You'll want to make your reservations early, so we've rounded up a few restaurants in Albany County serving up Thanksgiving specials. Looking to dine at home, but leave the cooking to the experts? We've included dinner-to-go offers too, plus a few seasonal special offers from local small businesses.

 

Jack's Oyster House

Jack's Oyster House

Jack's Oyster House is an iconic Albany restaurant serving up a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu. It is the perfect spot to bring your out-of-town relatives to celebrate the holiday with a touch of throwback Albany flair. For the first course, dine on local crispy goat salad, Oysters Rockefeller, lobster bisque and more. The second course features roasted turkey Ballotine, signature dry aged prime rib, Australian lamb rack, diver scallops or eggplant cestini. Cap off the meal with Jack's cheesecake, pumpkin pie, white sangria granita or bonbons and berries. The legendary restaurant also offers a feast to-go option that will feed 6-8 guests for $230.  

Reservations available for Thanksgiving dine-in on November 25 from noon to 7:00 PM and November 26 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The 3-course prix fixe menu is $68.  

 

The Century House

The Century House 

Thanksgiving at the Century House in Latham will be full of colonial charm, mouthwatering dishes and decadent desserts. It is a great spot for creating a new family tradition with one of the restaurant's options for Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy a harvest meal in a private dining room, dine on a four-course prix fix dinner menu, or order a complete dinner to-go. Whichever option you choose, your family and friends will not be disappointed! 

Book a private room by emailing marge@thecenturyhouse.com ($63/adult & $28/per child). Reservations are required for the $55/person 4-course prix fixe dine-in for a 2.5 hour seating. Family meals to-go are available online only and vary in price depending on size. 

 

Mazzone Catering

Mazzone Catering 

Order a Thanksgiving feast from the experts at Mazzone this year! Mazzone's Thanksgiving at Home packages offer a full dinner for 10 or 18 guests. Enjoy appetizing items such as roasted turkey, herbed stuffing, green bean & cheddar cheese casserole, roasted butternut squash, cranberry-orange sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie and more. Completely eliminate the fuss and add a Thanksgiving centerpiece to your order! Offered in three sizes, the beautiful display features berries, roses, wheat, seeded eucalyptus, gourds, and autumn leaves in a whitewashed container. 

Order online through November 22 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 AM to noon at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, The Hall of Springs in Saratoga, or at the Mazzone headquarters in Clifton Park. Dinner for 10 is $280 and dinner for 18 is $380. 

 

Nicole's Catering

Love cooking the turkey, but can't be bothered with all the appetizers and sides? Nicole's Catering has you covered with Everything But The Bird offerings. Mix and match starters, hors d'oeuvres and sides to create your perfect Thanksgiving meal. With an innovative spin on classics, choose menu options such as chicken spedini, butternut squash soup, green beans almondine, cauliflower au gratin, garlic mashed potatoes and more. Nicole's is also offering a Friendsgiving catering package for $175 available for pick-up from November 18 to December 2. 

Call 518-436-4952 or info@nicolescatering.com to book either package. Orders are due by November 21 to guarantee availability. 

 

Honest Weight Food Co-Op

Honest Weight Food Co-op

Honest Weight Food Co-op is now accepting Thanksgiving pre-orders! Order a made in-house from scratch family meal that feeds four with a roasted turkey breast with poultry gravy, apple and leek stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted garlic and olive oil mashed potatoes and maple glazed vegetables. The holiday catering menu also features a variety of entrees and sides (feeding four) as well as cheese platters serving six to eight. 

Place an order by calling the kitchen at 518-482-2667 x254 or stopping by in-person by November 20. Orders will be available for pickup before 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 23 or Wednesday, November 24. 

 

Desmond Thanksgiving desserts

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond

Does your family's Thanksgiving traditions typically include the famous Desmond bread pudding? This year bring the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond home for the holidays with Thanksgiving To-Go Dinners! The to-go dinners are available in full or half sizes to feed up to 10 guests. The savory items include turkey, apple sage stuffing, homestyle whipped potatoes, candied sweet yam, and much more! For dessert, both dinners are complete with an apple pie, pumpkin pie and, of course, the Desmond bread pudding with English custard. 

Mr. D's is SOLD OUT for dine-in Thanksgiving, but To-Go Turkey Dinners are still available. Call 518-640-6182 to order. Dinner for 8-10 guests is $264 and dinner for 4-6 guests is $145. 

 

Total Events Total at Home Packages

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Total Events

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Eliminate the stress of decorating with Total EventsTotal at Home packages will elevate your at-home family gatherings with stylishly curated tabletops. Whether your decorating style is bright, rustic, dramatic, romantic or elegant, Total Events has you covered. Choose between one of the curated packages or get in touch with an Event Specialist for a completely customized option. Each package comes with flatware, linens, glasses and dishes. With Total Events, your Thanksgiving tablescape will be totally Instagram-worthy!  

 

Taste of Troy Food Tours Box of Local Love

Searching for a gift to send to your loved ones this Thanksgiving? Order a Box of Local Love from Taste of Troy Food Tours! The box features items from local businesses such as What’s Poppin, Collar City Candle, Stacks Espresso Bar, TieBerry Sweets, Parchment Baking Company and more. Each box also includes a $15 coupon towards a Taste of Troy Food Tour and a family favorite recipe of the food tour founder Amy Koren-Roth. Plus, Taste of Troy Food Tours will donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the South End Children's Cafe.

Purchase by November 9 for guaranteed delivery in time for Thanksgiving. Each box is $95 for shipping or $89 for curbside pickup.