The Lemp Mansion
3322 DeMenil Place
St. Louis, MO 631118
While this historic place is most popular on Halloween, because of its rumored ghostly past, the doors graciously open to give thanks on Thanksgiving Day as well. Come feast on a Thanksgiving meal, served family style. From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., eat your fill of turkey, pumpkin pie and other traditional foods as well as a few unique offerings. Fill your all-you-can-eat plate with oyster dressing, Waldorf salad, German green beans, fresh cranberries and as much turkey and pineapple glazed ham as you desire.
At The Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Located inside the historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel, on the south side of the main lobby, this restaurant pulls out the stops when it comes to Thanksgiving. Come and feast during normal dining hours, from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Order from the full menu, or satisfy your taste buds with a three-course prix-fixe chef’s Thanksgiving brunch special. Either way, enjoy some of the finest prepared foods in the area, such as herb-roasted turkey, sweet potato rosti, caramelized Brussels sprouts, ciabatta chestnut fritter, pumpkin mousse and pumpkin ice cream.
1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Ladue, MO 63131
This place has been a German-themed favorite in the area for years, but on Thanksgiving, it’s an American celebration. Every Thanksgiving, come hungry and ready to feast on a turkey dinner. If you prefer, order off of the full menu that is available on this holiday as well. Choose, instead a bratwurst burger or other German fare while being grateful for the best of both German and American cuisine.
3101 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
If you’re craving authentic Greek food any day of the year, this is the spot to visit. Savor classic Greek foods like a gyro plate, delicious lamb kabobs or imported Greek cheese called saganaki. On Thanksgiving Day, you have a choice to order any of the Greek food menu items you would normally like, or enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving plate. The holiday special plate is complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
2100 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62223
Cross the bridge, from downtown to the east side, and enjoy a full Thanksgiving buffet at a restaurant that has been a local family establishment since 1935. Find buffet menu items focused on traditional turkey, pumpkin pie and all the fixings. Of course, come hungry and ready to sample the fried chicken that brings customers back for more throughout the year. Calling to make reservations is highly recommended because every Thanksgiving Day, this popular place serves huge crowds of more than 1,500 guests.
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