Contributed by Kimberley Cuachon-Haugh
When you think of Thanksgiving, what ultimately comes to mind is food and plenty of it. But with all those traditional and lovely dishes come a not so eventful evening and perhaps morning-after of dirty, caked-on dishes. So, save your hands and your newly done manicure by skipping out on washing dishes, omitting the “I don’t like my mashed potatoes done that way” nonsense, and the stress of trying to keep all the food from getting ice cold, by taking your family gathering to a delicious restaurant— just leave it to the professionals. That isn’t to say that the festivities cannot continue at your home, with a little hand on the extra labor you’re sure to have a truly thankful Thanksgiving.
777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Just as Chef Cilizza does on The Hampton Roads Show each week, delicious food awaits you and your family at the newly renovated Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, a gorgeous space with a seamless view of the Elizabeth River. Fall favorites, seafood display, carving stations and plenty of dessert. Complimentary valet parking.
Adults: $31; Children: $14 (ages 4-12)
Nov. 25, 1:00-5:00 pm
Insider's Passport Pick: The City Dock is the only waterfront Norfolk restaurant in downtown Norfolk specializing in seafood and regional favorites in a relaxed setting with bright, open airy décor, vibrant patios and bar area, terrific views of the harbor, and a flexible fun menu.
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
The City Dock Restaurant
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA, 23510
Lesner Inn Catering Club
3319 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach
Enjoy your buffet feast while overlooking the beautiful Lynnhaven River. Indulge in dishes that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest appetite along with several traditional favorites.
Adults: $27.99; Children (ages 5 - 12): $14.95; Children (under 5): $4.95
Nov. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Take pleasure in a traditional feast with a few surprises. Slice into 2 kinds of turkey, Virginia ham, and roast beef. There are more than just side dishes for you vegetarians as well.
5641 Indian River Road,Virginia Beach
Adults: $37.95; Children: $15.95 children; 4 and under eat FREE
Nov. 25, 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Insider's Passport Pick: The Founder Inn's award-winning restaurant Swan Terrace takes guests on a sensory journey inspired by both regional and authentic Colonial dishes. The menu features locally grown fruits, vegetables and the freshest seafood as well as prime beef, lamb and pork prepared to perfection.
Founders Inn and Spa
Swan Terrace Restaurant
5641 Indian River Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Hickory Ridge Community Center Church
Indulge in the true meaning of this holiday and share in worship. A truly traditional and blessed meal calls you to gather in friendship.
Hickory Middle School
1997 Hawk Drive, Chesapeake
Free, open to the public
Nov. 21, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Endtime United Fellowship Hall
Share a day of thanks with good fellowship and a great home cooked meal. Please RSVP by November 17.
7416 Evelyn T Butts Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23513
Free, open to the public
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