Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020

Dine out Thanksgiving Day (2018)

Need some ideas for a low-key Thanksgiving? Would you like to dine in or pick up curbside? Either way, it's a great way to enjoy your day without doing the dishes! Check out the following list of options and restaurants open Thanksgiving day, 2020.


Bien VenU Event Center
7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls
Need a place to host a dinner gathering for 15 or fewer guests? Bien VenU offers  a place for families to host their own holiday dinner gathering with in-house catering, set up and clean up.
Contact Paige: 319-830-4063

Fox Ridge Golf Club
355 Country Club Lane, Dike
11:00 am - 3:00 pm (seating times vary)
Reserve takeout or a time to dine between 11:00 am – and 3:00 pm. The traditional menu includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and stuffing. Sides include rolls, corn, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. Dessert includes pumpkin, pecan or apple pie. $23/adult and $12/child age 10 and younger. 
To reserve a seating or takeout: 319-989-2213

6301 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
Take-and-bake holiday dinner
Hy-Vee offers premade holiday dinners to serve 2 to 12 people. Choose from their a la carte menu or from a selection of dinners that include side dishes and desserts. Simply reheat and serve. Order ahead by visiting their website.
For more information: 319-266-7535

J’s Homestyle Cooking
1724 W 31st Street, Cedar Falls
Dinner special, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Enjoy a luncheon special of turkey or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, dinner roll and pumpkin pie for dessert for $16.99/adult, $7.99/child (ages 10 and under). J’s opens at 7:00 am for breakfast and closes at 2:00 pm. Dinner is available as a carryout order, too! 
For more information: 319-266-3199

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.
For more information: 319-277-8111

Three Pines Farm  SOLD OUT
Cedar Falls
Three Pines’ Community Supported Pie program features weekly pot pie care packages ready for pick up. With each subscription, a pot pie donation will be made to Hospitality House, a local daytime shelter for those who are homeless and others in need. For Thanksgiving, ask Three Pines Farm to freeze your order to cook at a later date! And…keep an eye on their social platforms or sign up for their newsletter to learn more about their weekly curbside menu.   
For more information: 319-404-2942

Village Inn
6301 University Avenue, Cedar Falls
6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Order off the menu or choose their Thanksgiving dinner special for $14.99/adult and $7.99/child (under 10 years of age). Their eat-in dinner special includes hand-carved turkey breast or grilled ham steak, honey-glazed carrots, stuffing, a biscuit, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a choice of soup or dinner salad. It's also served with a slice of pumpkin pie!  Just need dessert? Click HERE to order pies in advance. Dine in, curbside, carryout and delivery are available. 
For more information: 319-277-5551 
For more information from Village Inn in Waterloo: 319-291-2010


There may be too many yummy restaurants to choose from when it comes to dessert for the holiday! Here are a few ideas for your dessert buffet. (And be sure to contact them about deadlines, hours, etc.)

Milkbox Bakery, Cedar Falls 
Chocolaterie Stam , Cedar Falls
River Rock Cafe, Cedar Falls 
Village Inn, Cedar Falls and Waterloo 
Try Pie, Waterloo
Simply Yummy! Baking Company, Waterloo

Or, how about something a little less conventional?

Scratch Cupcakery, Cedar Falls and Waterloo 
ICON Donuts, Cedar Falls and Waterloo
Hurts Donut, Cedar Falls
Here's What's Poppin', Cedar Falls and Waterloo


Turkey Trot
November 26, 2020
UPDATE 11/17/20: Turkey Trot is going 100% virtual
"Turkeys" of all ages are welcome to join the fun...virtually! There will be a 5K, Kids Dash for those ages 10 and younger, a 1-mile fun run. Visit their registration page, which may still be transitioning to virtual.  

Cranksgiving, COVID-19 Edition
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in Cedar Falls since 2009. In 2020, it will not be a one day event, but a DIY event held November 2 - 21. After you've completed your Cranksgiving shopping, drop off purchases to Bike Tech by November 21.  

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 in the vestibule of the Cedar Falls Visitor Center.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that hours and availability may change due to COVID-19. Visit the Facebook page and website of your destination before traveling. 

Want to find more Things to DoPlaces to Eat & Drink and a Place to Stay? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road or give us a call at 1-800-845-1955. If you'd like to find events and exhibits, visit our online calendar at CedarValley365.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

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