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Top Thanksgiving Dinners

Published: November 15, 2019


Want someone else to cook the turkey this year? Each Thanksgiving these top dining destinations serve up a traditional turkey dinner. 

Excelsior Inn 

This intimate inn and restaurant is located near the University of Oregon, making the Excelsior a prime destination for the visiting family of faculty and students. The establishment's own farm makes this "slow food" Italian restaurant an authentic charmer. Dine in the elegantly casual dining room at four set seating times for Thanksgiving. The menu is a traditional American buffet featuring turkey with gravy, prime rib au jus and salmon. All the fixings include roasted garlic mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, candied yams, Waldorf salad and more. A delicious spread of desserts include pies and other sweet treats. Reservations are required.

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SweetWaters on the River at Valley River Inn

One of Eugene's most popular special occasion destinations, SweetWaters offers a hearty Harvest Buffet with a carving station, fresh seafood, soups, salads, griddle station, omelet bar and desserts. If you want breakfast along with your pumpkin pie this is the place to go. In honor of Thanksgiving there will be an apple-brined Tom Turkey with port cranberry relish and a brown sugar glazed ham with cranberry mustard. SweetWaters overlooks the Willamette River and is adjacent Valley River Center, so after a satisfying brunch, walk it off at the shopping mall. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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The Village Green in Cottage Grove

The historic All America Town of Cottage Grove is a perfect holiday destination. After the all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet, take a leisurely walk through their fourteen themed gardens. The super ambitious can cycle or hike the Row River Trail which encircles Dorena Reservoir and showcases several historic covered bridges. Village Green's buffet includes a carving station for roasted turkey, prime rib and baked ham. There will be mashed potatoes, apple cranberry stuffing, gourmet macaroni with cheese, additional vegetable sides and a generous selection of desserts. Reservations are recommended.

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Three Rivers Casino in Florence

Move from the card tables to the Thanksgiving table at Three Rivers Casino. They are offering up a special all-you-can-eat buffet with carved baked ham, roasted turkey, pork loin, baked salmon and more. Enjoy all the traditional favorites from cranberry sauce to candied yams. At their Blue Bills sports bar there will also be a Thanksgiving special -- a pork loin filled with sausage, cream cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs. Enjoy with mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Thanksgiving Take Out Dinners

The Creswell Bakery, known for sourcing local, will prep all your sides and desserts so all you need to wrangle is the turkey! They are offering stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry compote, sweet potato casserole, gravy, rolls, pie and cinnamon rolls. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 25 and pick up is on Wednesday, November 27.

Our Daily Bread in Veneta is also offering holiday take-out made from scratch. Order a la carte or as a dinner. The menu includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

Provisions Market Hall has an a la carte Thanksgiving menu of starters, sides from soups to stuffings, breads, pies and more.


Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.