November 14, 2012

Maine restaurants offer abundant choices for Thanksgiving dinner

Compiled by Meredith Goad

If the idea of cooking Thanksgiving dinner makes you exhausted just thinking about it, here's a sampling of places that will be open on Nov. 22. For more restaurant choices, go to

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Turkey and plenty of other entrees are on the menus at restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Inn at Brunswick Station

4 Noble St.


The Tavern will host a family-style dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes the choice of ham with pineapple glaze or turkey with gravy. Sides include bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, glazed carrots, peas, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and warm rolls and butter. Finish with dessert of your choice. The table will be refreshed with more food until diners have had their fill. The cost is $26 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended. A plated Thanksgiving dinner will be available from 10 a.m. to close and costs $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for children 12 and under.



Camden Harbour Inn

83 Bayview St.


Natalie's Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck is featuring a gourmet Thanksgiving menu that will start with wild mushroom soup with pumpkin seeds, scallion and sourdough croutons, or pan-seared scallops, braised endives and black truffle sauce. The main course will be roasted Maine lobster with winter truffle crust, celery root, rutabaga and shellfish foam, or roasted turkey breast, wild rice, confit leg, squash and house-made cranberry marmalade. For reservations, call or go to



Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

40 Bowery Beach Road


The restaurant will serve a three-course menu, at $62 per person, with a special children's menu. Reservations are being taken for Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m.



Cape Neddick Inn

1273 U.S. Route 1

Cape Neddick/York


The inn will be open from noon to 7:30 p.m., with a holiday menu featuring traditional turkey and many other entrees and desserts. Prices for entrees range from $22 to $30. A menu is online at, and you can make a reservation there also.



Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St.


The Harraseeket's annual Thanksgiving Grand Buffet is too huge to list the menu in great detail. Suffice it to say that in addition to roast turkey and prime rib, you can choose pork, lobster, scallop and salmon dishes for your main course, accompanied by numerous soups, salads and side dishes. There are nearly a dozen desserts on the buffet as well, from the traditional apple and pumpkin pies to a chocolate hazelnut espresso ribbon cake. The cost is $60 per person, or $30 for children ages 5 to 10. Children 4 and under eat free. Seating is from noon until 4:30 p.m., and reservations are required.



DiSanto's Restaurant

322 West Gray Road


DiSanto's will be serving a turkey dinner as well as items from the full menu from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The turkey dinner costs $24 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are suggested.



On the Marsh

46 Western Ave.


The restaurant will be open from noon to 4 p.m., and reservations are required. On the menu will be a traditional turkey dinner along with other choices, such as a grilled center-cut tenderloin, pan-seared scallops and lobster, organic mushroom ragout and seafood-stuffed sole.

One Dock

182 Port Road


The Thanksgiving menu at One Dock will include a pumpkin bisque, organic turkey served with apple and sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes, butternut squash, green beans and roasted shallots. Another option will be a grilled lamb chop with roasted fingerling potatoes, green beans with roasted shallots and Dijon mustard cream sauce. A variety of desserts will be available, including pumpkin pie. Dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call or go through Open Table.

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