Check out the 6 reasons why you and the family should go out for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Over the last 10 years, greater Danbury has become a go-to destination for some of the best restaurants in northern Fairfield County. Many of those restaurants are closing for Thanksgiving this year but there are 6 established first-rate restaurants in greater Danbury that are serving up a Thanksgiving dinner that can't be beat!

 

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    Bernard's Restaurant - Ridgefield

    Bernard's at 20 West Lane(Rt. 35) in Ridgefield is a foodie's dream come true. A winner of many accolades, Bernard's is one of Connecticut's most upscale eateries and although it may be a bit more expensive than most restaurants, it is well worth it.

    Their 2018 Thanksgiving menu looks tantalizing from the Traditional Roasted Turkey dinner to their Beef Wellington with Baby Vegetables. Dinner is being served from 12:00 until 6:30 pm and reservations are a must by calling 203-438-8282. Check out their Thanksgiving menu by clicking this link.

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    Two Steps Downtown Grille - Danbury

    Since 1991, Two Steps has been serving up delicious lunch and dinner fare from their unique downtown restaurant which is actually inside a historic firehouse at 5 Ives St.

    Every year they cook up a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast that includes their legendary savory Fresh Roasted Turkey and their Whole Baked New England Ham with all the fixins. The buffet is available from 12 to 5 pm and reservations are strongly suggested at 230-794-0032.

    May I make another suggestion? If you don't feel like going out and you don't feel like cooking all day long, Two Steps will do all the cooking for you. All you have to do is send someone to the restaurant to pick it up. Keep in mind they need to hear from you at least 48 hours before Thanksgiving at 203-794-0032. To view both menus, click on ciaocateringtwosteps.com.

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    The Curtis House Inn - Woodbury

    Relax and dine at Connecticut's oldest inn, the Curtis House Inn and Restaurant at 506 Main Street South in the beautiful town of Woodbury. This historic inn will be serving their Thanksgiving feast but their upstairs dining is already sold but they do have reservations left for their Thanksgiving buffet downstairs. Call 203-263-2101 to make a reservation.

    The Curtis Inn and Restaurant - Google Instant Street View
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    Cafe On The Green - Danbury

    Situated next to the 18th green at Richter Park Golf Course, one of the top 25 public courses in the country, Cafe on the Green is one of the premier gourmet Italian restaurants in Fairfield County located at 100 Aunt Hack Rd. in Danbury.

    Zagat 2018 rated Cafe on the Green one of the best 1,000 Italian restaurants in the U.S. Their Thanksgiving event is a 4-course feast featuring your choice of Roast Turkey Breasts, Roasted Rack of Lamb and other mouth-watering delicacies. Call to make your reservation ASAP at 203-791-0369. Click cafeonthegreenrestaurant.com to check the menu.

     

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    The Spinning Wheel - Redding

    The Spinning Wheel restaurant was originally built as an old saltbox house in 1742. In May of 1925, the Tottle family first opened the Spinning Wheel as a restaurant to serve as a place for travelers and locals to relax and have a good meal.

    I, personally have DJ'd many a wedding at the Spinning Wheel. This unique restaurant defines what New England is all about. If you're searching for a true New England dining experience, call and make reservations for their 3-course Thanksgiving feast at 203-664-4000. Take a look at their Thanksgiving menu at swredding.com.

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    Fife n' Drum Restaurant - Kent

    42 minutes from Danbury center is a restaurant at 53 Main St. in the beautiful town of Kent, CT called the Fife n' Drum which is celebrating their 45th anniversary. This is yet another eatery that defines the charm of New England.

    The Fife's Thanksgiving banquet is being served from noon until 8:30 pm and everything on their menu are available for Take-Out. Wait till you see the savory menu items on their Thanksgiving menu. Check them out at fifendrum.com. and call 860-927-3509 to make your reservations.