We’ve been talking a lot about food lately and for good reason. It's the best time of the year for great, GREAT meals. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we can pretty much taste the bountiful of pies, perfectly seasoned fall vegetables, butter-basted Turkey, and maybe a glass of wine or two. But do we personally enjoy preparing all this food? Not always. It’s a lot of work and sometimes it's best left to the pros. For those who love to eat but prefer to stay out of the kitchen, we have your answer on how to have your cake and eat it too. Check out our top picks below for the best Thanksgiving dinners available in or around Mercer County. All you need to do is show up (or order in advance!).

The Perch at Peacock Inn

20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ

When: November 25th, 12 pm - 8 pm (takeout available 72 hours in advance)

Price: $95/per adult and $45/child (12 and younger)

Reservations required! This exquisite staple in Princeton is featuring traditional favorites with a twist for appetizers and entrees like their roots to river beet bisque, fall salad, roasted Griggtown turkey with cranberry gelee, and much, much more. Vegetarian options are available as well! Call now - space is limited!

A made up table at the Peacock Inn


Brick Farm Market

65 E Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ

Due to extraordinary demand, they are closed for Thanksgiving but are still offering a limited amount of turkeys on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will also have a limited amount of prepared items and extra portions of their Thanksgiving menu available on Sunday, November 21st through Wednesday, November 24th. Reserve your turkey here.

A nice spread on a cheese plate


Rat’s Restaurant

16 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ


When: November 25th

Price: $68/per person 

Reservations required! Bring the entire family to enjoy Thanksgiving surrounded by the beauty that is Grounds for Sculpture. The food that comes out of their famous, Zagat-rated kitchen will definitely make you feel thankful, and afterward, you can walk off the calories by touring the breathtaking sculptures.

A view across the pond towards Rat's Restaurant


Logan Inn

10 W Ferry Street, New Hope, PA


When: November 25th

Price: $75 prefixed menu

One of the oldest continually-operating inns in the United States, but its atmosphere is anything but old. New, beautiful renovations will make you feel at home while eating their exquisite dining offerings and taking in the history of the building. Plus if you’re stuffed afterward and feel the need for a nap you can always just stay the night.

An exterior shot of the Logan Inn



If you’re feeling hungry after this post and LOVE good food, check out our article on Central NJ Restaurant Week happening NOW!