Restaurants open in Ellicott City or Columbia on Thanksgiving
I may be showing my ignorance, but aren't many (most?) restaurants open on Thanksgiving? I've never eaten out on Thanksgiving, but found this list from last year. I'm guessing it will be similar this year:
Victoria Gastro Pub special Thanksgiving dinner menu served from noon until 8:00 pm (bar stays open until 2:00 am).
The King's Contrivance special Thanksgiving menu served from noon to 7:00 pm.
Tersiguel's offers a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with a limited a la carte menu from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Clyde's of Columbia offers a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Ram's Head Tavern in Savage Mill is offering a choice of Thanksgiving turkey preparations: traditional, "Shore Thang" (oyster stuffing), and deep fried.
I'm guessing the Double T will be open, as well as many of the Korean restaurants in Ellicott City.
Some years ago my husband and I went to Turf Valley Country Club for Thanksgiving dinner and it was VERY nice. They even had wonderful duck breast with port wine sauce. It was buffet-style of course but they had the room done very nicely. Desserts were nothing special but mains and sides were quite good. Not sure if they still do Thanksgiving, but if they do, don't necessarily count them out.
I'm in Ellicott City as well. I'm not sure if you are interested in ordering out, but there's this small cafe I discovered on rt 40 that has real good food and I saw that they had a Thanksgiving special for this year. It's called Nora's Cafe they also have the most delicious pastries. It's not a traditional restaurant but I do know if you want to order out that their food is good.