With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the cranberry has moved front and center. On restaurant menus, this tiny, tart fruit goes way beyond the usual sauce and relish—it’s adding color and character to everything from breakfast entrées to autumn salads. These menus make it berry clear that the cranberry is ripe for eating.

New York, NY
Mabel’s Homemade Granola: Honey- sweetened oats, almonds, coconut, dried figs, apricots and dried cranberries; $7

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn
Lancaster, OH
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes topped with a warm toasted pecan-dried cranberry & maple compote; $5.75

Island Merchant
Hyannis, MA
The Baby Egg Salad: Baby spinach & spring mix tossed with goat cheese, sunflower seeds & a local Cape Cod fried egg with a cranberry balsamic vinaigrette; $14

Claim Jumper Restaurants
Irvine, CA
California Citrus Salad: iceberg, romaine, avocado, glazed pecans, green apples, golden raisins, dried cranberries, mandarin wedges, Danish Bleu cheese crumbles and green onions. Tossed with citrus dressing; $8.25

Chaps Restaurant
Douglas, MI
Sautéed Walleye: sunflower seed crusted with citrus vinaigrette, St. Andrée cheese, butternut squash gratin, white and wild rice with dried cranberries; $26

Kubota Restaurant & Bar
San Jose, CA
Funky Monkey Cocktail: banana schnapps, malibu rum, pineapple and cranberry juice; $7.75

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