2014 Thanksgiving Dining and Activities in Chapel Hill

Many Chapel Hill residents will be at home with loved ones to consume Thanksgiving Dinner. That said, there are plenty that would enjoy nothing more than having a home cooked meal without having to do all the preparation. Below are some of the options that are available when it comes to dining on Thanksgiving Day in Chapel Hill:

Millennium Hotel – $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors and $16 for children. Children 4 and under are free. From noon to 2:00 pm you can enjoy a full Thanksgiving buffet at this Durham hotel/restaurant.

Fairview at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club – The annual Thanksgiving Buffet will be available at the Fairview at noon, 3:00 and 6:00 pm.

Herons at the Umstead – The Thanksgiving Buffet at this upscale restaraunt is available from noon to 6:00 pm in Cary, North Carolina.

Crossroads at the Carolina Inn – Thanksgiving Dinner is available on the UNC Campus for $49.95 adults/$19.95 children. If you live in Chapel Hill this is an great option.

Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant – The Thanksgiving luncheon takes place from noon to 5:00. The cost is $65 per person. This is another great option for those that live in Chapel Hill.

Four Square Restaurant – From 3:30 to 7:30 pm there is a three course Thanksgiving Dinner available at Four Square Restaurant in Durham. The cost is $55 per person and you can expect local turkey with many other fall inspired dishes.

Irregardless Care – From 11:00 am to 8:00 pm you can dine in or take out from an a la carte Thanksgiving menu. This is a fanstatic opportunity for those in Raleigh or Wake County.

Cracker Barrel – The traditional Thanksgiving Day menu will be available at all Cracker Barrel locations. The closest Cracker Barrel to Chapel Hill is on the airport exit in Morrisville. Expect a wait if you do not make reservations.

Tir na nOg – Are you looking to have a vegetarian Thanksgiving? The daytime seating is at Parizade in Durham and the evening seating is at Spice Street in Chapel Hill. The cost is $23 for adults, $26.50 for non member adults, $7 for children from ages 5 to 10 and free for children under $5.

If you are looking to get take out I would suggest Whole Foods Market, Fresh Market, Foster’s Market, Trader Joes or Harris Teeter. Here is the Foster’s Market Thanksgiving Menu. This is a great deal (at Foster’s) for families that do not want to cook an entire turkey:

“$99 Dinner for Four!

So popular that we’re bringing it back! It’s your all-inclusive solution for a Thanksgiving for 4 people, including: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread, Celery & Sage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Foster’s House Made Herb Gravy, Cranberry Orange Relish, Peter’s Favorite Rolls, & a 4-Person Pumpkin Pie!”

If you are looking for events for the family you may want to make the trip to Raleigh. Here is what is going on on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, 2014

7th Annual Green NC conference – 8:30 am-5:30 pm

A Downtown Walking Food Tour – 2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Exhibit Opening: Starring North Carolina! – NC Museum of History, 9 am-5 pm

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals – NC Museum of History, 9 am-5 pm

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink 2014-2015 – City Plaza

Lay of the Land – Nicole’s Studio and Art Gallery, 6 pm-5 pm

Limited Visibility: Contemporary Art from Latin America – CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum), 11 am-6:30 pm

Live Jazz – Troy Mezze Lounge, 7 pm-9:30 pm

New Still Life Oils by Bert Beirne – Gallery C, 12 noon-6 pm

Resound – Linda Ruth Dickinson – Artspace, 10 am-6 pm

Rock Glitterati – Cat Manolis – Artspace, 10 am-6 pm

Stained Glass – Trinity Gallery , 6 pm-9 pm

There will be a UNC basketball game versus Butler on the day before Thanksgiving at the Dean E. Smith Center. If you are a diehard Tar Heel fan you may want to take the family to the game before the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.

Remember that Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and there will be plenty of sales and deals in the Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh area. Expect Streets of Southpoint, North Hills, Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley and other shopping locations to be very busy. Even though more and more people are looking to shop online there is still a huge push from brick and mortar retailers on the day after Thanksgiving. If you are going to challenge the crowds we suggest you plan accordintly. The Tanger Outlets in Mebane are only about 30 minutes from Chapel Hill so that is an option for those looking to save some money on holiday shopping.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the holidays!