Food & Drink

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Cedar Valley


posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

It's that time of year when family and friends come together to give thanks and enjoy a Thanksgiving Day feast. While some prefer to prepare the meal themselves, others would rather make a reservation and leave the cooking to someone else.

Check out some of the following restaurants serving up a delicious dinner this Thanksgiving in the Cedar Valley. And, be sure to call ahead for reservations as many of the restaurants will fill up on Thanksgiving Day.

Beck's Taproom Grill
3295 University Ave, Waterloo
Opens at 11am
Adults $14.99; Kids $6.99
(319) 234-4333
Oven roasted turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, and pumpkin pie. Enjoy their taproom wall, complete with 16 pour-yourself beer handles, in addition to plenty of football action.

Bryan's on 4th
320 E 4th St, Waterloo
Adults $14; Kids 12 & under free
(319) 274-8888
Thanksgiving buffet with pot roast and turkey. Steaks will be available for order as well. Plus, enjoy live music from 6:30-11:30pm by Bob Door and the Limestoners downstairs in the Limestone Lounge.

Farmer's Pick Buffet
777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo
Adults $19.99; Kids $10; Kids ages 3 & under free
(319) 429-7146
Sliced turkey, honey glazed ham, rosemary marinated roast beef, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, and a full dessert bar. This farm-to-table buffet features locally-grown food and was recently voted the Cedar Valley's "Best Sunday Brunch" and "Best Salad Bar".

Hilton Garden Inn
7213 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls
Adults $22; Seniors $20; Kids ages 6-12 $8; Kids ages 5 & under free
(319) 859-3851
Carving stations with roasted turkey and smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, cauliflower mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, turkey giblet gravy, Waldorf salad, green bean casserole, dessert table and more.

Hy-Vee Market Grille (Cedar Falls)
6301 University Ave, Cedar Falls
Adults $19.99; Kids ages 6-12 $6; Kids ages 5 & under free
(319) 266-6678
Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet with all the fixin's.

Hy-Vee Market Grille (Waterloo)
1422 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
Adults $19.99; Kids ages 6-12 $6; Kids ages 5 & under free
(319) 274-0407
Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet with all the fixin's.

J's Homestyle Cooking
1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls
11am-3pm (open 5:30am-3pm)
Adults $14.99; Kids ages 10 & under $7.99
(319) 266-3199
Choose from turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner roll, pasta salad, and pumpkin dessert.

Noble Oak
314 Main St, Cedar Falls
Adults $17.99; Kids $7.99
(319) 266-5285
House smoked or roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry chutney, and pumpkin cobbler. Mmm, mmm good! Plus, prime rib and $4 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas to top it all off.

Village Inn in both Cedar Falls (open 6am-3pm) and Waterloo (open 6am-2pm) will be offering a turkey dinner special on Thanksgiving Day as well.

Looking for more dining options? Visit the Dining section on or call the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 728-8431.

Happy Thanksgving!

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