York County FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinners & Restaurant Guide

By Sarah Frane Macaroni Kid York November 9, 2022

Free Community Dinners & Holiday Food Baskets 

1.York Giving Thanksgiving Meal Boxes 

Please click here to register for a Thanksgiving dinner (turkey with all the dinner trimmings). Once registered you will receive a postcard in the mail. You MUST bring this postcard with you in order to receive your turkey and trimmings. If you don't receive it, report to Client Services at York Expo Center on pick up days.

Our service area is York City and surrounding towns. We do not serve Hanover, Thomasville, Spring Grove, East Berlin,  Abbottstown, New Oxford, Dillsburg, Wellsville, Etters, Lewisberry, York Haven. Clients who live in these towns are encouraged to contact New Hope Ministries.

3. Union Lutheran Church York, PA

You do not want to miss this! Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual 21 Turkey Salute - Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway on Wednesday, November 23.  Presented by TC Backer Construction and hosted here at Union.  We'll block off S. Penn St. and enjoy an amazing, free, Thanksgiving meal together.  We begin serving at 1 p.m. and the event ends when we hand out the last meal (typically between 4:30 - 5 p.m., but no promises).

4. My Kidz Community Center & Grace Words Bible Church Thanksgiving Dinner

All are welcome to join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner on November 24 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 806 W Princess St York PA.

For more information please call (917)-499-2338

5.Parma Pizza Dallastown FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

We are so proud to offer our 2nd annual free Thanksgiving dinner. 

We will be serving turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn, green beans, stuffing, variety of pies, dinner rolls, and more. 

All are welcomed. 12PM-4PM

6.Pleasant View Church Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

No plans for Thanksgiving Day? We’d love for you to be our guest at the Hearts for Hunger Community Thanksgiving Dinner! 

All are welcome! Food, fellowship and fun for all ages!

Know of a free community meal or program we missed? Let us know by emailing so we can share this info with our neighbors in need. For a full list of community food banks please see our Community Resource Guide in the Guide section of our website. 

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Wyndham Garden York

Join Us Thursday, November 24, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Wyndham Garden York for a Thanksgiving brunch.

Reservations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 9AM until 5Pm beginning Monday October 12th

View our Menu

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Round the Clock Diner

BOth the 222 Arsenal Road, York &  145 Memory Lane locations will be open for Thanksgiving.

Roosevelt Tavern

Celebrate your Thanksgiving at the Roosevelt Tavern and leave the cooking and cleanup to us!  Join us for our Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 24th ~ seating times are 12 noon & 2:00.  For reservations please call 717-854-7725 Ext#104.

Avenue Ale House & Pizza Loft

Join us for our Thanksgiving Buffett. 

Click here to make your reservation online

Click here to view menu

Glen Rock Mill Inn

Let the Glen Rock Mill Inn help make your holiday a little less stressful by hosting you and your family. Thanksgiving Day reservations are available from 12 pm to 6 pm -reserve your table at or directly through OpenTable to guarantee your spot. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call (717) 235-5918 for availability. 

Lion's Pride Restaurant

Now accepting dine-in Thanksgiving Day reservations for parties of 10 or less. 717-244-0434 thanksgiving hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Click here to view menu. 

The Valley Tavern

Your Thanksgiving Day can be easy by letting us handle the cooking and joining us as we welcome back our Thanksgiving Buffet starting at 11:30 am on November 24th. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 717-428-2611. 

New Freedom Restaurant 

We will be open Thanksgiving Day starting at  6 AM & will seat until 4 PM. We be offering our full menu as well as a Thanksgiving feature menu. Call (717) 235-7664 for reservations! 

The Conewago Inn

Don’t forget to Make your Thanksgiving reservations by visiting our website at before seating times close for availability.

Our Kitchen and Dining Rooms will be closing on Friday, November 25th. The PUB will remain open for normal business hours and will have a limited variety of snacks and small plates available. This will allow the majority of our staff a day to spend with family and enjoy some much needed rest after the Thanksgiving Holiday at the Conewago Inn.

Starlight Diner

Join us for Thanksgiving! Make your reservation by calling (717) 698-1514. 

Know of a restaurant we missed? Let us know by emailing so we can share their info.

Thanksgiving Meal Takeout Options 

1.The Markets at Shrewsbury

Holiday meal prep can be overwhelming. Pre-order your easy-to-make Thanksgiving dinner from The Markets to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the day with your family.
Choose from our list of entrees, sides, and desserts prepared fresh on your pickup date by our local merchants. All you have to do is select a date to pick up your meal and you’ll be feasting in no time!


Saturday, Nov. 19th, 9 AM-2 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 9 AM-2 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 9 AM-2 PM

Beiler’s Candy Stand
Ruthie’s Bakery
The Salad Shack
Glick’s Produce
That Pig Place
Patch’s Poultry

Click here for more info and to fill out your order form. 

2.Brown's Orchards

Brown's Deli & Catering Teams will once again offer a complete holiday meal for Thanksgiving. PLEASE NOTE that at this time, we are unable to get turkey in due to the shortage, so this meal will include HAM as the meat. May be purchased to serve 4 or 8 people. The deadline to place your order is Mon., Nov. 14th. Dinners are fully cooked and packaged cold at pick up on Wed., Nov. 23rd between 12-6pm. Complete re-heating instructions are included. To order call Jessica 717-804-7476.

3.Peach Bottom Inn

Don’t forget to call and pre-order your Thanksgiving carry-out.

Click here for menu 

Call 717-456-9831 to order. 

4.New Freedom Restaurant

We will be offer the following carryout dinners for (4) for $89! 

Dinners includes the following:

Roast Turkey OR Ham (2 lbs)

Gravy (1 Quart)

Stuffing (2 lbs)

Mashed Potatoes (3 lbs)

Candied Sweet Potatoes (1 lb)

Green Beans (1 lb)

Corn (1 lb)

Cranberry Sauce 

Dinner Rolls (4 Rolls)

& Rice Pudding for 4!!! 

Add-ons include:

1 lb extra meat for $10

Pints of sides for $5

Pumpkin Pie for $12

*Each item packaged separately 

*Must have all orders placed by Monday, November 21 & paid in full.

You may come in person to place your order, or call (717)235-7664

*Pick-up would be anywhere between 11 AM-4 PM

5.John Wright -Sold Out! 

Know of a carryout option we missed? Let us know by emailing so we can share the info.