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Restaurant Roundup: Thanksgiving Dinner

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving: Dine -In

Latitude 41 Restaurant & Bar

If you don’t feel like cooking this year, but still want to have that elegant Thanksgiving dinner, consider making reservations at Latitude 41, where for $35 per adult ($14 for 12+under), you can enjoy a buffet spread that includes all the fixings, with a few chic twists. Silver Dollar Rolls and Sourdough Bread will be offered with honey orange jelly, bacon butter, and maple butter, while Roasted Brussels Sprouts gets kicked up with the addition of Benton bacon. When the All Natural Roasted Turkey and Baron of Beef is all gone, you can indulge in Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Apple Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Mousse. Latitude 41 is located at 50 North Third Street, inside the Renaissance Hotel. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 12pm-6pm. Save your spot by calling 614-233-7541, or by visiting www.latitude41restaurant.com.

Max & Erma’s Restaurants

For that down-home feel to a Thanksgiving dinner out, try your favorite Max & Erma’s restaurant. With 13 locations in and around Central Ohio, this local gem will offer a full meal for $14.99 per adult, $7.99 for children’s portions. Dinner includes the diner’s choice of soup or salad, Slow-Roasted Turkey with Apple Pecan Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Bean Medley and Cranberry Sauce. The sides are all-you-can-eat, and the meal finishes with a slice of Max & Erma’s delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake. This meal is also available for take-out, along with the rest of the regular menu, but for those who eat-in, there will be a full bar available with half-priced Sangria all day to help celebrate the season. For more on Thanksgiving with Max & Erma’s, visit www.maxandermas.com/thanksgiving.

Ella Restaurant

For a more artistic approach to Thanksgiving dinner, consider making a reservation at Ella Restaurant, the art gallery-meet-sustainable cuisine joint located at 226 East Main Street in New Albany. They will be offering an endless buffet from 11am-5pm on Thanksgiving, featuring an assortment of salads (including Wild Rice with Cranberries and Kale & Butternut Squash), Citrus-Sage Roasted Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy and Dried Fruit Chutney, Honey Baked Ham with Spiced Ginger Marmalade, Sweet Potato Gratin with Asiago, and all the traditional sides feasters crave. Purple Sage Bakery will provide desserts: Pumpkin Pie, Spiced Apple Cake with Rum Sauce, and Eggnog Cheesecake. Adults can expect to pay $32 for the spread, while kids 6-12 dine for $14.95, and those under 5 eat for free. To make a reservation, call 614-855-4600, and for a longer look at the menu, visit www.ella-restaurant.com/menus.

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

For a true diner’s experience this Thanksgiving, consider making plans at Mitchell’s Steakhouse Polaris, located at 1408 Polaris Parkway. They will be serving a traditional 3-course dinner from 1pm-8pm for $37.95 per guest. Diners will choose from Louisiana Seafood Gumbo, Caesar Salad, or Steakhouse Salad for a starter, and have the choice of Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans or Creamed Spinach for sides. The main course is Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast w/Gravy and Ruth’s Sausage and Herb Stuffing. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice-Cream will round out the meal. There will also be a kids menu available for $12.95, so reserve your table by calling 614-888-2467 or by visiting www.mitchellssteakhouse.com.

Thanksgiving: To-Go

Holy Smoke BBQ

If you haven’t tried smoked turkey before, this is the year to do so, especially if you’re not in the mood to cook Thanksgiving dinner. These addictively delicious birds come complete with all the sides from Holy Smoke BBQ, and are available for pickup on or before Thanksgiving morning. Customers can order a small turkey (12-14 lbs) with 2 family sides (4 quarts) for $97.99, or a medium turkey (18-29 lbs), which can feed a crowd of up to 24, and 2 family sides for $119.99. Holy Smoke also has Double-Smoked Spiral Hams (9lbs) for $59.99, and Smoked Prime Rib for $11.99 per lb. Orders must be placed by November 26th for pick-up no later than 11am on Thanksgiving. Call their Gahanna store, 5251 North Hamilton Road, to place your order. For a look at their complete menu, visit www.holysmokebbq.com.

Milo’s Deli

For a classic Thanksgiving meal to-go, try ordering from Milo’s Deli, one of Columbus’ best-loved spots for food the way mom used to make it. For $195, they will prepare a complete holiday feast for 10-12 people. This includes a Brined and Roasted Turkey, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Assorted Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, and both Pumpkin and Pecan Pies.  All of their sides and stuffing are also available for purchase by the pan and half-pan ($60 and $30 respectively), and they also include Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Cranberries, Traditional Candied Yams, and Corn Soufflé with Italian Sausage. Desserts and dessert trays can also be reserved à la cart. Orders for the Thanksgiving Feast must be in by November 22nd; sides and desserts can be requested as late as November 26th. Customers should arrange to collect their orders at either Milo’s Deli, 980 West Broad Street, or at Milo’s Capitol Café at the Statehouse, by no later than 3pm on Wednesday November 27th. To reserve your feast, call 614-224-0272, and for a longer look at the menu, visit www.milosdeli.com.

The Angry Baker

For a select percentage, Thanksgiving is all about the sweets. If you’re one who falls into that category, and you don’t really know how to, or don’t really want to, bake the Thanksgiving treats you adore, then stop in at The Angry Baker, 891 Oak Street, for your fix. They’re offering whole seasonal pies and confections sure to round out your holiday meal. Pumpkin, Pear Praline, and Blueberry Pies are just $18, while Cranberry Pecan, Double Crust Apple, and Sweet Potato with Marshmallow Meringue Pies are only $22. They also have Pumpkin Rolls and Breads, Grandma’s Coffee Cake, and Decorated Cut Out Cookies for purchase. Dinner rolls and breads are also available for pickup, so place your order by November 25th for your favorite after-dinner treats. Orders can be picked up anytime before 3pm on November 27th. Drop them a line at [email protected] to place your order, or call them at 614-947-0976. For a complete Thanksgiving menu, visit www.theangrybakerote.com.

Barley’s Smokehouse

If your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving involves barbecue, then consider getting your holiday meal catered by Barley’s Smokehouse, who, this year, is offering 3 different kinds of feasts to-go: Turkey ($99), with Herb Butter-Rubbed & Hickory Smoked Turkey, Pork Shoulder ($99), featuring Dry-Rubbed & Hickory Smoked Whole Pork Butt, and Texas Brisket ($109), with Spice-Rubbed & Hickory Smoked Brisket. Each meat comes with 2 quarts each of Buttermilk Smashed Spuds and Traditional Sage Dressing, 2 lbs of Green Beans, 1 quart of Brown Pan Gravy, and a half gallon of Barley’s wickedly good Christmas Ale. Customers can also add 1 quart of Cranberry Sauce with Pineapple for $9.99, or 2 quarts of Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes for $12.99 to their order. The final day to reserve your meal is November 18th for pick-up on Thanksgiving from 9am-noon. All of the feasts serves 8-12 people, so call 614-485-0227 for yours today. Barley’s Smokehouse is located at 1130 Dublin Road. For more on their holiday specials, visit www.smokehousebrewing.com.

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