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Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Maggie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:57 pm

Does anyone have suggestions for restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner?
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:08 pm

Went to Basie's in the Raddison on Odana last Turkey Day. While Ms Vilas and I are in our sixties, we were some of the youngest dinners. But it was a good, traditional Thanksgiving meal at a reasonable price.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby rabble » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Any of the Great Danes, if you're okay with eating after six. In my family it was mid afternoon.

I think the tradition started because it was supposed to be a lunchtime dinner but the turkey was never done in time.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Zoti Bemba » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:05 pm

If you'd enjoy a drive over to the river and through the fields (not in that order) the Dorf Haus in Roxbury throws a homey, good-food-and-plenty-of-it Thanksgiving buffet. Nothing fancy and very crowded (be sure to make reservations!) but everyone seems to enjoy it.

Tends to be families and mixed groups -- I haven't noticed many couples on their own but that could be because they've seated us (group of six or so) at the long tables for the last few years. Last seating is at 2:00p so staff can have dinner with their families. We take a roundabout way home.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Right Bower » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:07 pm

I've never been specifically for Thanksgiving dining, but I've heard the Essen Haus does a good job.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Maggie » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Some great ideas. Thanks you guys.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:51 pm

Right Bower wrote:I've never been specifically for Thanksgiving dining, but I've heard the Essen Haus does a good job.

They serve it "family style," where you're sharing bowls of all the side dishes with your party. You get a turkey and you can take the leftovers home.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby barney » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:59 am

Is Glass Nickel usually open on Thanksgiving?
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby brentron909 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:30 am

Right Bower wrote:I've never been specifically for Thanksgiving dining, but I've heard the Essen Haus does a good job.


Not true!

I went last year, and the offerings consisted of:
-Dried-up turkey, fresh from 8 hours under the lamps
-A big bowl of Bird's Eye frozen vegetable mix, microwaved to perfection
-Re-animated tater flakes that tasted closer to Cream of Wheat than mashed potatoes
-Dessert- cherry pie, since they "ran out" of pumpkin- by the time we arrived at 5pm.

I believe we paid $18/ person for that garbage. Stay away from Essen Haus.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:47 am

brentron909 wrote:
Right Bower wrote:I've never been specifically for Thanksgiving dining, but I've heard the Essen Haus does a good job.


Not true!

I went last year, and the offerings consisted of:
-Dried-up turkey, fresh from 8 hours under the lamps
-A big bowl of Bird's Eye frozen vegetable mix, microwaved to perfection
-Re-animated tater flakes that tasted closer to Cream of Wheat than mashed potatoes
-Dessert- cherry pie, since they "ran out" of pumpkin- by the time we arrived at 5pm.

I believe we paid $18/ person for that garbage. Stay away from Essen Haus.

I guess your mileage may vary ... I went there a few years ago, so unfortunately this unappealing review is more current.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:52 am

barney wrote:Is Glass Nickel usually open on Thanksgiving?

Looking for a turkey pizza?
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby rabble » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:05 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:
brentron909 wrote:Stay away from Essen Haus.

I guess your mileage may vary ... I went there a few years ago, so unfortunately this unappealing review is more current.

Well, maybe it depends on how many in your party. Sez here that if you have 8 or more people you get a whole turkey and 1 to 3 people get a platter of sliced turkey. I'd guess the latter would be at the mercy of when it got sliced up.

The conditions of the sides ought to be the same. But they serve from 11 AM to 7 so time of day might have something to do with it.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:37 pm

rabble wrote:
green union terrace chair wrote:
brentron909 wrote:Stay away from Essen Haus.

I guess your mileage may vary ... I went there a few years ago, so unfortunately this unappealing review is more current.

Well, maybe it depends on how many in your party. Sez here that if you have 8 or more people you get a whole turkey and 1 to 3 people get a platter of sliced turkey. I'd guess the latter would be at the mercy of when it got sliced up.

The conditions of the sides ought to be the same. But they serve from 11 AM to 7 so time of day might have something to do with it.

Very true. And Essen Haus and Come Back In have notoriously spotty service. I have had excellent food there and I have had lackluster food. At least the beer is consistently good and there is something unique about have a liter mug of beer or three with your Thanksgiving meal.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby Zoti Bemba » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:02 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
barney wrote:Is Glass Nickel usually open on Thanksgiving?

Looking for a turkey pizza?


Didn't Ian's do a Thanksgiving Dinner slice a few years back? Hmmm... they're listing a "Thanksgiving slice" on their online menu under "Monthly Featured 'Za" but they aren't saying what's on it. As I recall from past reports, a lot.
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Re: Restaurants Thanksgiving Dinner

Postby barney » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:28 am

Okay, continuing with the 'bah humbug' theme I've got going on this holiday, anyone know of a good place that will be open for breakfast on Thursday?!?
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