There’s no need to worry if you can’t handle the thought of being trapped in the kitchen for hours cooking a turkey, ham or vegetarian entree with a gazillion trimmings. You don’t have to!

Several local spots are open on Thanksgiving and are more than happy to fill your belly with a fabulous meal.

The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn, 1 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, is serving Thanksgiving dinner from noon until 5 p.m. Make reservations or view the menu online.

Dock Fore, 336 Fore St., Portland, will be open Thanksgiving Day, with specials including a turkey sandwich, Fall Fowl sandwich and “turkey dinner pizza,” from $12.95 to $14.95.

Harbor Bistro and Terrace, 468 Fore St., Portland, features a four-course dinner for $85. Call 207-523-2004 for reservations.

Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport, is offering its Grand Buffet. Prices are $139 per person plus tax and tip, $49 for children 5 to 12 years old.


MK Kitchen, 2 School St., Gorham, is serving a three-course dinner for $55 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Make reservations online.

Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn, 83 Bay View St., Camden, is serving a five-course meal for $107, with wine pairing an additional $87. Call 207-236-7008 for reservations. For an extra-special Thanksgiving, the inn is also offering a Maine Thanksgiving package, including a two-night stay and holiday meal at Natalie’s. Prices start at $467 per person.

Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, 208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, will offer a three-course menu from 1-6 p.m. for $105. Make reservations online.

Petit Jacqueline, 46 Market St., Portland, will serve a three-course dinner, with reservations available on Resy.

Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., South Portland, offers a three-course dinner with your choice of roasted turkey, roasted ham, seared salmon or a vegetable Napoleon ($55-$65). Make reservations at 207-799-5400.

Sea Glass, 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, offers a three-course dinner from 1-7 p.m. Find more information or book a table online.

Union, 390 Congress St., features a three-course, $79 dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Call 207-808-8700 for more information and reservations.

Verbena, 103 Ocean St., South Portland, is serving a three-course, $50 menu with vegan options.

Wayside Tavern, 747 Congress St., Portland, will serve a multi-course traditional Thanksgiving feast for $85, excluding beverage and tip. Reservations available online.

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