If you would rather head over the river and through the woods to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner, you’re in luck. There are some great options here in Clinton County, Illinois. Or, if you’d prefer dinner at home but don’t want to cook, we’ve got you covered there too.
Wildlife Lodge and Winery pulls out all the stops on Thanksgiving, with a buffet that offers not only delicious oven-roasted turkey, but smoked turkey, ham, and fried chicken too. A great selection of side dishes and an assortment of desserts round out the menu. What to drink with dinner? One of the Lodge’s delightful varietal wines, of course!
Wildlife Lodge and Winery
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Adults, age 11 and older, $15.95; children 10 and younger, $1 per year of age
15469 State Route 127, Carlyle
Head to Trenton House Restaurant and you can enjoy a meal just like Grandma would have made, with a spread that includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fixing you expect. Don’t forget dessert—Trenton House is known for its stellar pies.
Open at 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2 East Broadway, Trenton
Prefer fried chicken to roast turkey? Aviston Family Restaurant will be serving both on Thanksgiving Day. A few specials will join the regular dinner menu. This is also one of the few places that will be serving breakfast that day.
6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
201 West Harrison Street, Aviston
For those of you who consider football to be the main draw on Thanksgiving, Millside Inn Bar & Grill is the place to be. You can follow the games on several TV’s while enjoying tasty bar food that includes sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and daily specials.
501 Main Street, Germantown, IL
Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Kitchen hours: daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Don’t love the idea of spending all the day in the kitchen? Catering is the solution. Anton’s Concessions & Catering has big dinners down to a science. They can create a customized menu for you and deliver it within a 75-mile radius of Breese. Stop by Anton’s Bakery and you can pick up fresh-baked pies, bread and other pastries for the day too. How’s that for making Thanksgiving Day leisurely!
Anton’s Concessions & Catering
P.O. Box 636, Beckemeyer, IL
584 Memorial Drive, Breese, IL
For a real Thanksgiving treat, order up a smoked turkey from the popular A Fine Swine BBQ. But be sure to do it soon so you are ensured of getting one before they sell out.
436 W. Hanover Street, New Baden, IL
Finally, when you’ve been asked to bring dessert, take the easy route and order a pie or two from Berkemann’ Bakers Dozen. They have a wide range of flavors and they’re all delicious!
115 West Hanover, New Baden, IL
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 4:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.