While many of our B&B guests coming into town for Thanksgiving are here to visit with family, some are just coming to ‘get away’ and need somewhere to eat dinner on Thanksgiving Day. If you fall into this category, we’ve put together a list of restaurants that are traditionally open and serving on Thanksgiving.
We offer these additional suggestions:
Plan early: With so few restaurants open on the holiday, they fill up quickly.
Call and Make a Reservation: Reservations are DEFINITELY needed… anyone trying to go out to eat ‘on the fly’ Thanksgiving Day will be struck grabbing burgers at Sheetz!
TIP GENEROUSLY! Your hosts, servers and cooks are all giving up their own Thanksgiving celebrations to take care of YOU. Showing your appreciation will be greatly appreciated.
Keep in mind… we’ll be serving a hearty, homecooked breakfast to our B&B guests on Thanksgiving morning, so you should probably make your reservations for early-afternoon or later… or let us know, and you can just skip breakfast.
This blog is all about Thanksgiving Dinner in Lancaster PA
Restaurants connected to hotels:
Restaurants connected to large hotels are always a great place to find dinner on a holiday, because they need to stay open to give their own guests a place to eat! We’ve personally eaten at all of these and even on a holiday when staffing can be tough & volume can be high, they put out a great spread!
Arthur’s Terrace at the Eden Resort | 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster | Website
Huckleberry’s at the Fulton Steamboat | 1 Hartman Bridge Rd, Lancaster | Website
Plough at the Penn Square Marriott | 25 S Queen St, Lancaster | Website
Loxley’s at the Heritage Hotel | 500 Centerville Rd, Lancaster | Website
Smokehouse BBQ & Brews at the Amish View Inn | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand | Website
Olde Mill Restaurant at the Best Western Plus | 9 Queen Rd, Intercourse | Website
Per Diem at Rock Lititz | 50 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz | Website
While you’re in town for the holiday weekend, you should definitely make the most of your time here. We have some terrific suggestions for special events & unique shopping you should check out.
Ephrata’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
OK, full disclosure, we’re BIASED! That said, Ephrata’s annual tree lighting is seriously awesome! For such a small town to put on such a wonderful event with so much going on is nothing short of extraordinary. The event is sensory overload in the best way. If it’s cold, bundle up & grab some hot chocolate to stay warm because no matter what the temps, it’s still worth it to attend!
Here’s a link to see Full Details about Christmas in Ephrata!
Horse Cart Rides
The holiday shows in Lancaster are always a real treat. Be sure to secure your tickets early if you want to see something over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Historic Smithton Inn is a great lodging option for you Thanksgiving getaway. We’ll be decorated for the holidays both inside and out to help you get into the holiday spirit! Whether you want to relax in front of your working fireplace with a glass of Weathered Vineyards wine, or kick back with a craft beer in front of your personal flat screen TV to watch all the football games, we’ve got you covered!
Choose one of our nine guest rooms or suites. Each one appointed with luxurious amenities and comforts to take the stress out of traveling on a holiday weekend. All rooms have private baths, super-fast WiFi, Flat Screen TVs, Keruig machines and a mini-fridge. Some have Kitchenettes.