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Local Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

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UPDATE: This list is from 2011!

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For some people, eating out at a restaurant on Thanksgiving is a crime against family time. For others, dining out on Thanksgiving offers a calming excursion away from your craziest relatives.

Most restaurants will be closed all day on Thursday, but there are several that will offer limited hours and special menus. We’ve got a list compiled below with the basics. Bon appetit!

  • Barley’s Smokehouse – Open for pre-ordered carryout and growler fills until noon.
  • Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits – Open from 6pm to Midnight featuring classic turkey dinner, vegan turkey dinner, pumpkin chili, vegan pumpkin quesadillas, vegan winter pesto pasta, pumpkin love and thanksgiving themed cocktails.
  • Black Olive – Open for lunch from 11:30am to 2:00pm and dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Bodega –  Open 6pm to 2:30am featuring turkey-friendly beers and menu includes a turkey sandwich with cranberry chutney special.
  • Brother’s Drake – Opens at 4pm, featuring turkey for guests, and drink specials until 9pm.
  • Jury Room – Open from 6pm to Midnight featuring pumpkin pasta, classic turkey dinner, pumpkin spice cake, great lakes christmas ale and original sin hard cider.
  • Latitude 41 – Open for Thanksgiving buffet by reservation only from 11am to 4pm.
  • Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn – Open from 11:30m to 6:30pm.
  • Solay Bistro – Open for lunch and dinner.
  • Spinelli’s Deli – Open from 7am to 1pm serving breakfast.
  • Surly Girl Saloon – Open 6pm to Midnight featuring butternut squash ravioli, smoked turkey dinner, pumpkin cupcakes, and drunkin punkin cocktails.
  • Udipi Cafe – Open for lunch buffet.
  • Worthington Inn – Open from 11am to 6pm.

Photo from Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits.

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  • Trying to keep this year classy. Does anyone know of what chinese take-out and pizza places might be open in the downtown area?

  • None that I’ve heard of unfortunately. You could always get pizza from Surly Girl though…

  • AmyJ

    J. Liu’s is open as well. That’s where I’ll be eating my Thanksgiving meal.  I ate at Lindey’s a couple years back, so they may be open too.

  • They’re certainly not fine dining, but I know Buckeye Donuts never closes, and I believe TeeJaye’s is going to be open, too.

  • cheap

    i would recommend you NOT eat at TeeJaye’s for Thanksgiving
    i made that mistake.never again.

  • Is Kroger open? More importantly, is their liquor department?

  • This post is form 2011 and may not be accurate for 2013.

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