Give thanks and feast on Thanksgiving Day without sweating it over a hot stove. Cooking the traditional Thanksgiving meal requires a great deal of time and effort. Sometimes, your kitchen table just is not big enough to accommodate guests. Don’t worry about going hungry if you forgot to thaw the turkey, don’t want to cook, need a bigger table to share with friends and relatives or just burnt the entire meal. Choose to eat at one of these top restaurants around St. Louis that are open for Thanksgiving on November 22, 2012.
Home Wine Kitchen
7322 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63143
Price: $60 per person
Hours: 5, 5:30, 7:30 or 8 p.m. seating on Thanksgiving Day with reservation
Spruce up the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal with exquisite dining flare. Get started with a bread basket filled with a variety of breads like cornbread muffins and bacon muffins accented with peach or apple butter. Indulge in roasted pheasant, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts salad, green beans with mushrooms and crispy onions. Top it all off with delectable dessert like sweet potato pie with marshmallow ice cream, apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream, fig and buttermilk tart with honey ice cream or walnut pie with spiced bourbon ice cream that will leave you satisfied. Experience family-style, sit-down dining or ask about Thanksgiving Day pies or carryout orders.
1059 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
Price: $65 per person for a four-course meal
Hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Celebrate in a style that is true to the first authentic Thanksgiving meal by eating local and organic selections. Give thanks for natural and fresh homegrown ingredients from the St. Louis area. Savor four courses of feasting for the entire family and even put a smile on the youngest member with children’s options available. Make reservations ahead of time to be sure to savor a multi-course Thanksgiving Day meal.
3139 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Price: $17.95 Thanksgiving Day all-you-can-eat buffet, $6.95 for children under the age of 10
Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, buffet begins at 11 a.m.
Kick back and graciously feast on an all-you-care-to-eat Thanksgiving Day lunch or dinner served buffet style in a casual, family-friendly environment. Bite into a more than tasty daily menu of burgers and fries. Feast on turkey with all the trimmings of mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry relish. The best part, choose pecan or pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream for dessert.
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Pere Marquette Lodge
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037
Price: $24.95 for adults age 12 and up, $9.95 for children age 4 to 11, Children age 3 and under free
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
Bring the family, friends and maybe even some neighbors to Pere Marquette Lodge to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Dive into a home-cooked, family-style meal just across the bridge from St. Louis. Feast on a traditional Thanksgiving meal plus a variety of buffet items. Reserve your table ahead of time for parties of six or more. Afterwards, let your meal settle as you drive through Pere Marquette Park to view all of the fall colors.
Al Smith’s Feasting Fox
4200 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63111
Price: $17.95 per person
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. last seating
Share a cornucopia of delights with a delicious Thanksgiving dinner from Al Smith’s Feasting Fox. Savor American traditional turkey along with food prepared German style. Only $17.95 will get you a plated dinner with delicious offerings the whole family will enjoy. The menu has not yet been released but check back on the website for its posting. Call soon for a reservation as tables fill up quickly.
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