Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dine out Thanksgiving Day (2018)

Will you have friends and family visiting Thanksgiving day? Maybe you'd like to dine out instead of cleaning house and cooking for a big meal. We have a list of restaurants that are open Thanksgiving day! 


Beck’s Taproom Grill
2027 Crossroads Boulevard, Waterloo
Three-course dinner
All-in-one dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, side salad, dinner roll, green bean casserole and slice of pie for only $15.99/person.
Make a reservation: 319-833-9464

Farmer’s Pick Buffet
777 Isle of Capri Boulevard, Waterloo
Buffet, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Your traditional feast will include turkey, shrimp, casseroles, mashed potatoes and gravy, roast beef,  full salad bar, pizza and dessert stations. $23.99/person
For more information: 319-833-4753

Fox Ridge Golf Club
355 Country Club Lane, Dike
Buffet, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chef Jennifer and her staff will be serving all the "fixings" for Thanksgiving dinner. $19.95/adult and $9.95/child. Children ages five and younger dine free.  
Reservations are required and must be made by November 19.
Make a reseration: 319-989-2213

Hy-Vee Market Grille
6301 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
Buffet, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (last reservations are at 12:45 pm)
Carving station for ham and prime rib, omelet station and all the Thanksgiving favorites will be on their buffet!  $19.99/adult, $6.00/child (ages 6-12) and children age five and younger dine free.
Make a reservation: 319-266-6678

J’s Homestyle Cooking
1724 W 31st Street, Cedar Falls
Dinner special, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy turkey or ham with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, dinner roll and dessert for $15.99/adult, $7.99/child (ages 10 and under). J’s opens at 5:30 am for breakfast and closes at 3:00 pm.
For more information: 319-266-3199

Lark Brewing
314 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Brunch, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy holiday favorites and breakfast items for only $19.95/person. Lark will do it again Thanksgiving night with a “second helping” of festive food from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and then Bob Dorr’s blues jam kicks into gear at 7:00 pm! (p.s. Beck's Taproom Grill will officially become Lark Brewing on Thursday, November 15).

The Pump Haus Pub & Grill
311 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Open at 4:00 pm, order off the menu and enjoy all your Pump Haus favorites. Kitchen will be open until 9:00 pm and the bar until 2:00 am.
For more information: 319-277-8111

Village Inn
6301 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Order off the menu or choose their Thanksgiving dinner special.
For more information: 319-277-5551

Village Inn
212 W. Ridgeway, Waterloo
6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Order off the menu or choose their Thanksgiving dinner special.
For more information: 319-291-2010


Milkbox Bakery
Before November 17, order your Thanksgiving dessert from Milkbox Bakery. Choose an apple tart, ginger-pear galette, pumpking pie, chocolate pecan pie or even brioche rolls. Quantities are limited. Call 319-260-2068.  

Other great places to order or pick up desserts ahead include Chocolaterie Stam, Scratch Cupcakery and Village Inn


Turkey Trot
November 22
8:00 – 11:00 am
Prairie Lakes Church (1907 Viking Road), Cedar Falls
What a great way to enjoy the autumn weather and get a work out before Thanksgiving dinner! Register for the 5K, 1 mile or kids’ run.

And, take time to hike and bike our Cedar Valley Trails. We have more than 100 miles of trails in a series of loops for you to enjoy! Pick up a Cedar Valley Trails & Recreation Guide at area hotels or kiosks or pick up a map at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center.


Hilton Garden Inn
7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls
Family is arriving for the holidays and they need a place to stay? The Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls has a special rate of $79/night (plus taxes) available Sunday, November 18 – Sunday, November 25. Offer includes breakfast for two. Use code: “GIVE”
For more information: 319-266-6644, press 0

Hampton Inn
2034 La Porte Road, Waterloo
The Hampton Inn in Waterloo also has a special overnight rate for November 18-25. Their special Thanksgiving room rate is $69/night (plus taxes) and includes a hot breakfast. Use code: “TGV”
For more information: 319-233-2044, press 0

Find additional lodging options by clicking HERE.


Holiday Hoopla activities kickoff on Friday, November 23, in the Cedar Falls Downtown District. Shop, have dinner and watch Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive downtown between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

Want to find more Things to Do and Places to Eat & Drink? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road or give us a call at 1-800-845-1955.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dine Out Thanksgiving Day (2018)

  1. dine out
  2. places to eat & drink
  3. thanksgiving

Subscribe To Our Blog