Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 25. If you love the food but not the cooking, consider going to a Thanksgiving buffet. You'll get all of the delicious food without the prep, cooking and clean-up. Here are some West Michigan Thanksgiving Buffets:

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BoatWerks Waterfront Restaurant:

Located  on Lake Macatawa at 216 Van Raalte Ave in Holland, Boatwerks' rich history on the lake inspired its design reminiscent of historic boat building factories that lined the shores of Lake Macatawa. Boatwerks features New American fare, top-notch service and waterfront views from its outdoor patio and lounge and its elevated dining room seating. Seating is first come, first served. They are currently hiring.

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Tupelo Honey:

Located at 140 Ottawa Avenue in Grand Rapids, they bring their scratch-made Southern food and libations to Grand Rapids. Like their Asheville, NC home, Tupelo Honey is a mecca for beer and art in the Southeast. Fall is here and so is their Fall menu. Chef Eric Gabrynowicz is a four-time James Beard Award semifinalist, Top Newcomer from Zagat was voted Food and Wine Magazine’s “Peoples Best New Chef- New York.

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Cork Wine & Grill:

Located in Cascade Township at 5500 Cascade Road SE in Grand Rapids, Cork Wine & Grille provides its guests with a one-of-a-kind marriage of food, drink, and contemporary atmosphere. Cork offers its guests a great selection of fresh, quality food from artisanal sandwiches and hand-crafted appetizers to pizzas, pastas and steaks, and one of the most extensive wine lists in the Grand Rapids area. Their knowledgeable staff is always on hand to offer recommendations and answer questions.

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FireRock Grill:

Located at 7177 Kalamazoo Ave in Caledonia, FireRock Grill is named after a 500-degree lava stone that guests use to cook signature dishes, including steak, shrimp, fajitas and more! FireRock doesn’t stop with its popular hot rock dishes! FireRock also offers innovative cuisine and showcases diverse seafood and pasta dishes, artisan sandwiches, and gourmet burgers. To top it off, FireRock features a variety of local beers, house infused vodkas, a premier wine list and a variety of specialty cocktails. FireRock Grille provides diners not only with amazing food of the highest caliber, but also with an inviting atmosphere.

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Pearl Street Grill:

Located at 310 Pearl Street, Pearl Street Grill features West Michigan's most popular dishes in a casual setting. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Chef Eddy strives to celebrate Michigan business by using local vendors and suppliers. Inside the Holiday Inn, they strive to push the boundaries of hotel restaurant food and take their Green initiative very seriously by doing things like composting all food, using recyclable materials, and educating their staff on the importance of being Green.

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Reds:

Located at 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. in Grand Rapids, Reds at Thousand Oaks provides a dining experience like no other. The modern design provides a warm, friendly atmosphere for guests to enjoy hand cut steaks, seafood, specialty pizzas and hand crafted appetizers. Reds features a two tier patio overlooking the award winning Thousand Oaks Golf Course and cozy fire pits to relax at while enjoying a glass of wine from their extensive wine list.

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East Garden Buffet:

Located at 6038 Kalamazoo Ave in Kentwood, east Garden Buffet offers seafood, steak, sushi and BBQ. The feature dine-in or take-out in American, Japanese and Chinese food styles. They are open 7 days a week and also offer party and large catering orders. Sushi is made fresh in small batches through out every dining service. They offer plenty of variety and something non-traditional for Thanksgiving.

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These restaurants are also open on Thanksgiving:

Gun Lake Casino in Wayland
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Elk Brewing
Ganders Thanksgiving Buffet
The Landing at Riverfront Inn
SE4SONS in Muskegon
Rush Creek Bistro
Golden Corral on Alpine

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