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 24th, 12 pm - 8 pm 

Price: $85 per person 

Reservations required! Their menu will make your mouth water with fall-themed dishes such as Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Soup or Roulade of Griggstown Turkey! Meals for anyone with dietary restrictions (gluten, dairy, etc) are available. Space is limited, so reserve your table now!

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 24th

Price: $68/per person 

Rat's Restaurant offers breathtaking views on your way to the restaurant from Grounds for Sculpture. This is a great place for the entire family to enjoy famous and delicious food! Reservations are required with a 48-hour cancellation period required prior to reservation. The hours Rat's Restaurant will be open is 11:00am - 7:00pm.

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!