Time's Running Out to Reserve Your Family's Place at a Thanksgiving Buffet

Find the restaurants in and around Macomb Township that are serving up their own Thanksgiving feasts.

If waking up at dawn to start stuffing your turkey sounds less than appealing, there is still time to make a reservation and have someone else do the cooking this Thanskgiving. 

Here are a few of the restaurants around Macomb Township where your family can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with someone else doing the cooking.

Aspen Restaurant & Bar, 20333 Hall Rd., Macomb Township

  • Buffet: Roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, sage stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, candied yams, green bean medley, corn O'Brien, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, garden salad, homemade bread and homemade dessert table. Chicken strips will be available for children 10 and younger.
  • Time: Noon-6 p.m.
  • Price: $18.99 for adults, $9.99 for ages 6-10; ages 5 and under, or 90 and up eat free
  • Call for reservations: 586-226-8838

Ernie's, 16655 19 Mile Rd., Clinton Township

  • Take-home dinner: Serves 8-10 with leftovers, 10 a.m.-noon. $169.95 plus tax. Pre-pay orders by Monday. Pick up orders between 10 a.m.-noon. Thanksgiving Day. Place your order at 586-286-8435.
  • Buffet: Offers more than 65 items to choose from including roasted Michigan turkey, honey-baked ham, whipped potatoes and gravy, candied yams and red skins, cranberry relish, sweet and pastry table, pumpkin pie and more.
  • Time: 12:30-7 p.m.
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 6-11, ages 5 and younger eat free
  • Call for reservations: 586-286-8435

Gino's Surf Banquet Center, 37400 Jefferson, Harrison Township

  • Take-home dinner: All turkey dinners include whipped potatoes, homemade gravy, homemade stuffing, mixed vegetables, candied yams, rolls and pumpkin pie. Serves 4-6 people, $100; 8-10, $150; 10-12, $200. Place orders with pick-up time by Wednesday or until last turkey is sold, 586-468-2611.
  • Buffet: Omelet station from noon-2 p.m. Turkey, stuffing, candied yams, roast sirloin of beef, vegetable medley, sauteed mussels, pasta with meat sauce, red skin potatoes, salad table and desserts.
  • Time: Noon-6 p.m. 
  • Cost: $20.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 4-10
  • Call for reservations: 586-468-2611

J. Baldwin's Restaurant, 16981 18 Mile, Clinton Township

  • Menu: Appetizer and salads buffet style. Plated entrees include roast turkey, autumn chicken, stuffed pork chops, roast duck, orange-glazed salmon, filet mignon, grilled lamb chops and more; entrees are served with appropriate side dishes; choice of dessert including bourbon pecan pie, apple crisp, hot fudge sundae and pumpkin cheesecake. 
  • Time: Noon-6 p.m.
  • Cost: $25.99 for adults, $12.99 for ages 5-10, ages 4 and younger eat free.
  • Call for reservations: 586-416-3500

Best Western Sterling Inn Banquet and Conference Center,
34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights.

  • Buffet: Mayflower's Bounty appetizers, salad, carving stations, traditional side dishes; additional hot entrées such as baked Atlantic salmon, roasted free-range chicken, smoked beef brisket, buttermilk fried chicken and dessert table.
  • Time: Noon-5 p.m. 
  • Price: $26.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 4-10, ages 3 and younger eat free
  • Call for reservations: 586-979-1400

Joe Bologna Trattoria, 2135 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights

  • Menu: Carved turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cole slaw, cranberry chutney sauce, dinner rolls or corn bread muffins, pumpkin ricotta cheesecake, cannoli, pumpkin ice cream or spumoni; plus two additional sides, choose from macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes with brown sugar, peach stuffed bread pudding and more
  • Time: 1-6 p.m.
  • Cost: $16.99 for adults, $8.99 for children
  • Call for reservations: 586-939-5700

Planning to cook after all? Use these tips and recipes to find the perfect turkey and spice up your Thanksgiving sides.

Jenny Whalen November 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I've never tried any of the above, but they sound amazing. Any recommendations?


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