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Eating Out for Thanksgiving Dinner

Let Someone Else Do the Dishes

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If you're like me, the thought of cooking up a 7 course gourmet Thanksgiving meal scares me to death and should only be left to Martha Stewart. So why not make a reservation at one of these fine Kansas City establishments and leave the cooking to someone else?? Plenty of places in Kansas City offer buffets, traditional sit-down dinners or abbreviated menus with a casual approach on Thanksgiving. Be thankful that someone ELSE has to do the dishes and revel in a Tryptophan induced coma.

Please note: All prices are per-person. Reservations strongly recommended. Prices, times, etc. are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead.

Thanksgiving Eat-Out Guide:

Lidia's
101 West 22nd Street Kansas City, MO 64108
816.221.3722

Serving a set menu from 1pm-6pm, Lidia's serves first and second set courses--which include everything from glazed free range turkey and roast loin of heritage pork. Courses include family platters of butternut squash ravioli (my favorite) and dessert. Adults, $35, 12 and under, $15.

Julian
6227 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113

Chef Celina Tio will be cooking up an array of holiday goodness. Call 816-214-8454, email info@juliankc.com or visit www.JulianKC.com to book your table.

Ophelia's
201 N. Main, Independence, 64050
Thanksgiving Day buffet, 10:30am-4pm.Adults, $25, children $12. Please call 816.461.4525 for details and reservations.

Figlio
209 W 46th Ter
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-0505

Serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet until 6:30 pm. Full menu served after 6:30. Cost: $28.95, those 5-10 years old are $9.95.

Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-8000

Traditional Thanksgiving lunch buffet from Noon-4pm. $25 adults/ $11 children.

Harrah's Casino
1 Riverboat Dr
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816)472-7777

Harrah's Buffet will serve prime rib, turkey, stuffed salmon and traditional Thanksgiving fare from 11am -9pm. $21.99/23.99, 6-10 years old are 1/2 price, 5 and under are free. Reservations suggested for large groups.

The InterContinental Hotel
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 756-1500

Offers a six-course prix fixe dinner in the Oak Room, as well as buffet during the day. The rooftop is open for desserts and cocktails--perfect for Plaza Light watching! Call for details.

J Gilbert's
8901 Metcalf
Overland Park , KS 66212
(913)642-8070

Offer's a 4 course Thanksgiving meal from 11am-7pm.

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