Instead of slaving away in the kitchen this year for Thanksgiving, spend more time with your loved ones and let these local restaurants cook for you! Whether you want to move the celebrations to the restaurant or bring home already cooked meals to enjoy, there are plenty of amazing options right here around Northwest Indiana.

Chef Joe Trama CVPA

Center for Visual and Performing Arts

1040 Ridge Road, Munster

This delicious buffet menu will be available for two seating times on Thanksgiving Day, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM with a two-hour time limit at the CVPA. Tickets for this buffet will be $35 for adults, $17 for children 4-11, and $6 for children 4 and below. Find the menu and reserve your spot here.

Theo’s Steak and Seafood

9144 Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland

Theo’s will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal sure to exceed your expectations from noon to 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day! Make your reservations here.

Freddy’s Steakhouse

6442 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond

Freddy’s will be open and serving up a Thanksgiving Day menu from noon to 6:00 PM. Make sure to make your reservations ahead of time!

LF Norton’s Bar and Grill

2618 Central Avenue, Lake Station

LF Norton's will be open and serving a turkey dinner with “all the fixins” on Thanksgiving Day! Stop in for a plate.

Cooper's Hawk

2120 Southlake Mall, Ste 500, Merrillville

Open on Thanksgiving Day, Cooper’s Hawk will be serving a hefty meal for $28.99 for adults and $12.99 for children 12 and below. You can find their menu and make reservations here. They will also be offering a carryout deal.

Harvest Room

9625 Calumet Avenue, Munster

Harvest Room will be taking reservations and walk-ins on Thanksgiving Day. There will be a breakfast menu served from 7:00 AM to noon followed by a lunch and dinner menu starting at noon. These meals will be $25 for adults and $11 for children 12 and below. They will also have gluten free and vegetarian options available. You can find the menus and make reservations here.

Signature Banquets

1908 E Commercial Avenue, Lowell

Signature Banquets' buffet will take place on Thanksgiving Day with seatings at noon and 2:00 PM. Tickets for this feast are $38 for adults, $35 for seniors 60+, and $15 for children 3 and below.  Get your tickets here.

Gino’s Prime and Surf

1259 Joliet Street, Dyer

Gino’s will be open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day with a buffet only. Call 219-865-3854 to make your reservations.

Take Home Dinners and Carryout Available

Have Thanksgiving in the comfort of your home without all the work by ordering a take-home Thanksgiving meal!

Pecan and pumpkin pie

Timbrook Kitchens

17 Ridge Road, Munster

Order Thanksgiving dinner and delicious pies to go with it from Timbrook! Find the menu and order here by November 18th.

Fair Oaks Farms Farmhouse Restaurant

754 N 600 E, Fair Oaks

Starting at $150, customize your perfect Thanksgiving Day feast. Orders must be made by November 18th. Order your to go dinners here.

Patrick’s Grille

4125 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Take home orders will be available for pick-up until the day before Thanksgiving! You must have your orders placed by November 17th. Patrick’s will be offering complete or individual meals to choose from. You can place your order here.

Veteran’s Café and Grill

7805 Taft Street, Merrillville

Order a homemade Thanksgiving meal serving 10-15 guests starting at $175. Find more information here and on their Facebook page.

Gamba Ristorante

455 E 84th Drive, Merrillville

Gamba will be making “ready to heat and eat meals” for you to take home! No minimum order is required. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 17th. View their menu here.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday this year, we hope you make wonderful memories and enjoy it with those you love! Have a happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the South Shore Convention and Visitor’s Authority.