Restaurants open on Thanksgiving around Milwaukee

November 11, 2016

You’ll find some new options among restaurants open for Thanksgiving this year, thanks to a flurry of restaurant openings in 2016. Now all you have to do is remember to make your reservations before Nov. 24 — sooner is better than later.

Milwaukee County

Alioto’s Restaurant — The day’s menu includes roast turkey and dressing, choice of potato and soup or salad for $17.50, which includes dessert. Other entrées ($17.95 to $46) include ham, strip steak and lobster tails. A menu for children 9 and younger is available, including turkey dinner for $12.50. Dinner is served from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3041 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa. Reserve tables at (414) 476-6900.

Capital Grille — Thanksgiving dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will include turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, mashed potatoes and cranberry pear chutney. It’s $38; dinner for children is $15. Pumpkin cheesecake will be $10. The full menu will be available as well. Reservations especially recommended for tables after 4 p.m. 310 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 223-0600.

Coach’s Pub ‘n’ Grill — The turkey dinner comes with stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and rolls, and the $10.95 price includes dessert. The full menu is also available. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 5356 S. 13th St. (414) 281-8175.

Hilton Milwaukee City Center Cafe — A Thanksgiving buffet with turkey and traditional side dishes and a children’s buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet is $34, or $17 for children 3 to 10. 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. For reservations, (877) 704-5343.

Karl Ratzsch — Turkey with dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy is $26 for adults, $18 for children. The restaurant also will serve an abbreviated menu of German dishes, bringing back Trudy’s Sampler for a day; pumpkin pie will be available for dessert. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 320 E. Mason St. (414) 276-2720 or at

Kil@wat — Brunch from the regular menu is served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner will be 3 to 8 p.m. Dinner is $49, or $69 with wine pairings. 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., in the InterContinental Milwaukee. (414) 291-4793.
Pfister Hotel — In addition to turkey and traditional sides, the brunch buffet includes appetizers, salads, brunch entrées and desserts. The buffet is $60 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 12. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom at the Pfister, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. Reservations secured with a credit card at (414) 935-5950 (cancellations must be at least 72 hours in advance).

Mader’s Restaurant — Thanksgiving brings two buffets. The brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has breakfast dishes in addition to turkey, side dishes, appetizers, desserts and German dishes for $32, or $11 for children 10 and younger. The dinner buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. has the same dishes but replaces breakfast items with schnitzel and spaetzle stations, for $34, or $14 for children. 1041 N. Old World 3rd St. Reservations required, (414) 271-3377.

Mason Street Grill — The three-course dinner for $42.50 includes butternut squash soup or salad, turkey with stuffing or prime rib with Yorkshire pudding and a choice of desserts, including pumpkin pie, served from 1 to 7 p.m. The regular menu also will be available, and a children’s menu is $15. Private dining rooms are available for larger gatherings. 425 E. Mason St. For reservations, (414) 298-3131 or

Meyer’s Restaurant — The holiday menu will be served family-style: turkey, dressing and other traditional sides, salad, bread and pumpkin pie and cheesecake for dessert. Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner is $13.95 for adults, and $8.95 for children 4 to 10. 4260 S. 76th St., near Forest Home Ave. Reservations required; call (414) 321-4400.

Miller Time Pub & Grill — The Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey and traditional side dishes for $14, served from 4 to 11 p.m. 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. No reservations; information at (414) 271-2337.

Milwaukee ChopHouse — A Thanksgiving dinner of orange-sage turkey breast, andouille bread pudding, spiced carrot puree and other sides is $31. The regular menu will be available. Dinner will be 4 to 8 p.m. 633 N. 5th St., in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. For reservations, (414) 226-2467.

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant — Butter-roasted turkey will have sides such as European-style stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, mashed potatoes and orange cranberry relish ($18.95). The gluten-free, paleo-style version will be stuffed with herbs, aromatic vegetables and bacon ($22). The full menu will be available, and specials will include roast duck ($28). Desserts include maple pumpkin strudel ($6.50). Old Town is open from noon to 8 p.m. 522 W. Lincoln Ave. Reservations are required: (414) 672-0206.

The Packing House — Besides the full menu, the restaurant will serve a traditional turkey dinner (including stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans) for $23.99 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Takeout turkey dinners will be $20 (cash only) at the drive-through from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 900 E. Layton Ave. (414) 483-5054.

Pizza Shuttle — Serving the regular menu from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the counter-service dining room, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. delivery. 1827 N. Farwell Ave. (414) 289-9993.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino — The Buffet will have sliced turkey with stuffing, carved brisket, pork “wings” and side dishes such as green bean casserole for $28 ($26 with a Fire Keeper’s Club card) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill will serve a dinner of turkey breast with traditional side dishes and pumpkin pie for $15 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. or until sold out. Serving their regular menus will be RuYi, open from 4 to 10 p.m., and Canal Street Cafe, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1721 W. Canal St.

Polonez Restaurant — The annual Thanksgiving buffet has two seatings, noon and 2:30 p.m. Besides turkey and traditional side dishes, Polish favorites such as sweet cheese pierogi, mushroom soup, Polish sausage, bigos (hunter’s stew) and potato pancakes will be served. Coffee, hot tea, soda or milk is included in the price of $21.95, or $9.95 for children 3 to 11. 4016 S. Packard Ave., St. Francis. (414) 482-0080.

Rare Steakhouse — The all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner menu served from noon to 7 p.m. includes turkey, prime rib and a limited number of smoked turkey legs, as well as soup or salad, family-style side dishes and pie for dessert. The holiday dinner is $55, or $18 for children 12 and younger.  A limited dinner menu also is available. 833 E. Michigan St. Reservations at (414) 273-7273.

Smyth — A buffet including smoked turkey breast, turkey leg roulade, ham, side dishes such as roasted brussels sprouts and made-to-order omelets and waffles will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s $49.95, or $29.95 for children 4 to 12. 500 W. Florida St., in the Iron Horse Hotel. Reservations needed, (414) 831-4615. (On the night before Thanksgiving, the hotel’s patio, the Yard, will have live music and drink specials from 6 to 10 p.m.)

Stoneridge Inn Supper Club — The holiday dinner is turkey or ham with soup, traditional side dishes and a slice of pumpkin pie for $19.95, $12.95 for children 11 and younger. It’s served from noon to 7 p.m. Other menu items such as steaks will be available. The restaurant has a private room for groups of up to 50. 11811 W. Janesville Road, Hales Corners. Reservations recommended, (414) 425-7777.

Tre Rivali — The holiday menu, which will be served family-style, includes an antipasto platter with meat, cheese, olives, herb crackers and shrimp; turkey with ciabatta, mushroom and chestnut stuffing and other side dishes, and desserts including pumpkin mousse tart. Dinner is $45, or $25 for children 3 to 12. Tre Rivali will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the Kimpton Journeyman hotel, 200 N. Broadway. For reservations, (414) 291-3971.

Vue at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee — The (now stationary) rooftop ballroom will be open for a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The carving station will have turkey breast with Madeira gravy and cranberry relish and strip loin crusted in salt and sugar; also included are soups, salads, sides such as candied sweet potatoes, steamed shrimp, other entrées and desserts including pumpkin cheesecake. The buffet is $48 for adults, $15.95 for children 4 to 12; two hours of free parking in the adjacent Isaac’s parking ramp is included. 333 W. Kilbourn Ave. (414) 270-6044.

Waukesha County

Hartland Inn — Turkey, soup or salad, mashed or sweet potatoes, vegetables and dessert will be $23 or $11 for children 11 and younger at the Hartland Inn, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An abbreviated menu of veal, beef and seafood also will be available. 110 Cottonwood Ave., Hartland. Reservations at (262) 367-6800.

The Lakeside Supper Club & Lounge — A Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include turkey, ham and sides such as roasted potatoes, glazed carrots and cranberry sauce. Diners also have a choice of soup or salad and one of three desserts. The price is $19.95, or $12.95 for children 12 and younger. 37238 Valley Road, Oconomowoc. (262) 567-5242.

O’Sullivan’s Public House — The Thanksgiving buffet begins at 11 a.m., and the last seating will be at 4:30 p.m. On the buffet: turkey, roast beef, ham, barbecue ribs, traditional sides, salad bar and a dessert table for $18.95, or $8.95 for children 6 to 10, $5.95 for ages 3 to 5. 12525 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Reservations at (262) 784-1656.

Weissgerber’s Golden Mast Inn — The turkey dinner is served family-style from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with traditional sides such as stuffing and mashed potatoes; salad and dessert is included. Dinner is $27.50 for adults, and $10.95 for children 12 and younger. An abbreviated menu also is available. Reservations are required. W349-N5293 Lacy’s Lane, Okauchee. (262) 567-7047.

Weissgerber’s Seven Seas — The family-style turkey dinner at Seven Seas is served from noon until 6 p.m. It comes with traditional sides and pie for $25.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 12 and younger. It’s also available to go for $20 a person when ordered by Nov. 21. Steak, seafood and German dishes also will be served at dinner. 1807 Nagawicka Road, Hartland. (262) 367-3903.

Washington County

Copper Dock — The Thanksgiving buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Besides turkey and traditional sides, it includes breakfast dishes such as made-to-order omelets, a salad bar and a dessert table. The buffet is $24.95, or $12.50 for children 4 to 10 years old. Reservations required. 1474 E. Friess Lake Drive, Hubertus. (262) 628-3718.

Padway’s — The Thanksgiving buffet will include turkey, tenderloin tips, pork loin, traditional sides and salads including pear-apple-walnut. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $24.95, or $21.95 for seniors 65 and older and $10.95 for children 4 to 12. 4919 state Highway 144 in Hartford, on Big Cedar Lake. Make reservations at (262) 297-1660 or

Pike Lake House — Dinner of turkey and traditional side dishes also will include soup or salad, house-made pie and coffee for $20. Other entrees available on Thanksgiving will be New York strip steak for $35, salmon for $27 and a T-bone pork chop for $27. It’s served from noon until 5 p.m.; reservations are required. 3327 Lake Drive, Hartford. (262) 670-9461.

Timmer’s — Turkey and traditional side dishes will be on the buffet, as will roast sirloin, salads and pumpkin pie and other desserts. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet is $29.95, or $22.95 for seniors 65 and older, and $12.95 for children 10 and younger. Reservations required. 5151 Timmer Bay Road, West Bend. (262) 338-7710.