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.


Stacks Espresso Bar

Take handling the dessert off your plate and pre-order a Thanksgiving pie from Stacks Espresso Bar. Options include caramel apple walnut pie, pumpkin pie and in true Stacks fashion, an espresso pecan pie. Pick up your pie from the Broadway location just in time for turkey day! 

Pre-order caramel apple walnut pie for $18.50, pumpkin pie for $17 and espresso pecan pie for $18. Pickup November 20th through November 22nd between 10 am and 2 pm at Stacks on Broadway, 488 Broadway, Albany New York. Pre-orders can be made on the Stacks website.

Crafted Catering and Events

Are you looking to support local this Thanksgiving? Luckily for you, Crafted Catering and Events is offering a Thanksgiving package that serves 10 guests. The package includes a Goffle Road Farms turkey, herb and butter ciabatta stuffing, smashed Paffenroth Gardens potatoes and more! The desserts include Samascott Orchards apple cobbler, pumpkin pie cheesecake and vanilla bean whipped cream.

The Farm to Table Thanksgiving Package serves 10 guests and is $400+. Order online before November 9th at craftedcateringandevents.com. Pick up is on November 22nd from 2pm-6pm and November 23rd from 12pm-2pm at June Farms.



Nicole's Catering

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal for pick-up or delivery from the experts at Nicole's Catering. Their menu offers a variety of appetizer, hors d'oeuvres, entrees and desserts each serving anywhere from 10 to 15 people. Start your evening with a classic cheese board or shrimp cocktail, dig-in for dinner with butternut squash soup, sliced turkey breast, autumn stuffing, and garlic mashed potatoes, and end the evening with apple crisp or pumpkin chai bread pudding. 

Pick-up or have your meal delivered between November 17 and November 22. Place your order at least 48 hours in advance. Menu offerings vary in price and serve 10 to 15 guests. Order by emailing info@nicolescatering.com or call (518) 706.4320.

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. The Century House offers all of the Thanksgiving staples from turkey, house made cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes and traditional stuffing to apple pie, pumpkin pie, and whipped cream. 

Book a private room by emailing marge@thecenturyhouse.com ($70/ adult, $30/child). Reservations are required for the $59/person 4-course prix fixe dine-in for a 2.5 hour seating. Family meals to-go 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, buttered corn, roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes, cranberry-orange sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie and more. Mazzone also offers a Ready to Roast thanksgiving package. This package includes all the offerings for the dinner with a seasoned and ready to roast turkey. Instructions on how to roast the turkey will be included.

Order online through November 19 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 $400 and dinner for 18 is $550.


Honest Weight Food Co-Op

Honest Weight Food Co-op

Honest Weight Food Co-op is now accepting Thanksgiving orders! Order a made in-house from scratch family meal that feeds four with a roasted turkey breast, classic stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted garlic 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. Don't forget dessert! All pies can be made traditional, or vegan and gluten-free. Options include crumb top apple pie, pumpkin pie, and tart cherry pie. If you're just looking for the turkey, Honest Weight has a wide range of options to pre-order! 

Honest Weight's Family Meal is $110.99 and serves 4. Orders must be placed by November 17 and are available for pickup before 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22. Thanksgiving turkeys from Misty Knoll Farms range from $4.49 per lb to $8.99 per lb and must be pre-ordered by November 13. To place an order visit: Honest Weight Food Co-op - Thanksgiving Pre-orders


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 cornbread stuffing, homestyle whipped potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and much more! For dessert, both dinners are complete with a pumpkin pie, fruits of the forest pie, and, of course, the Desmond bread pudding.

Mr. D's is SOLD OUT for dine-in Thanksgiving, but To-Go Turkey Dinners are still available. Call 518-640-6182 to order by November 16th. Dinner for 8-10 guests is $294 and dinner for 4-6 guests is $165. 

Dinosaur BBQ

BBQ fans, Dinosaur BBQ has a feast for you! Turkey Day packages available for pick up include the Turkey Deluxe package featuring a pre-smoked pit-roasted turkey and all of the fixings such as homemade turkey gravy, Cooter's Mama's cornbread stuffing, and whipped sweet potatoes. The package is topped off with pie choices of pumpkin, key lime, and chocolate icebox. Just need the turkey? Order the Flying Solo package including just the pit-roasted turkey and homemade gravy. 

Both packages serve 8 to 12, Turkey Deluxe is $260 and Flying Solo is $170. FIndal day to order is Wednesday, November 15. Pick-up anytime between Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22.


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Nelly's Treats 

Leave Thanksgiving dessert to Nelly's! The Cohoes bakery is accepting orders for cakes, pies, and extra treats to make your Thanksgiving that much sweeter. Order an 8-inch cake, flavors include banana pudding, carrot cake, chocolate fudge and strawberry crunch. Or enjoy a classic 8-inch pumpkin or sweet potato pie. Nelly's is also offering corn bread and a charcuterie board for your Thanksgiving feast.

8-inch cakes are $45, 8-inch pies are $23, sweet potato corn bread is $15 for half a dozen and $25 for a dozen, charcuterie board pricing ranges from $45 to $65. Call (518) 238-3473 to place your order.


Innovo Kitchen

Innovo Kitchen

Pack up the family and head to Innovo Kitchen in Colonie for Thanksgiving! The three-course prix fixe menu includes scrumptious options such as roast pumpkin bisque, pumpkin ravioli, pan seared salmon, roast tom turkey, maple creme brulee or pecan pie. Worried that your little one is a picky eater? In addition to turkey, the eatery is offering pasta with red sauce, hamburgers, or pasta Alfredo for kids.  The restaurant also offers a Thanksgiving at Home option complete with a roast tom turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, apple and pumpkin pie and more Thanksgiving classics.

In-house dining is offered from 12pm to 7pm on Thanksgiving Day, $48 for adults, $28 for children. Space is limited, call ahead at 518-608-1466. The at home Thanksgiving package feeds 5 to 6 people and is $265.


Collard Greens from Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

Allie B's lineup of soul food and southern-style cuisine makes for the perfect cozy Thanksgiving meal. The restaurant's holiday menu features a full turkey dinner and full roasted duck dinner complete with collard greens, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie. Round out your meal with some side dishes such as mashed potatoes and acorn squash. And don't forget dessert options like apple pie or peach cobbler. Allie B also offers a vegan dinner with a tofu turkey.

Thanksgiving orders must be placed by November 16, email alliebscatering@gmail.com to place your order. Full Turkey Dinner is $299.99 and serves 8 to 10, Full Turkey Dinner XL is $399.99 and serves 12 to 14, Full Roasted Duck Dinner is $224.99 serves 4 to 5 and Vegan Full "Turkey" dinner is $299.99 and serves 4 to 5 people.

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. Explore their holiday package "Autumn Feast" featuring amber and natural tones for an added touch of warmth to your gathering. Each package comes with flatware, linens, glasses and dishes. With Total Events, your Thanksgiving tablescape will be totally Instagram-worthy!