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T-Day Minus 3 and counting - Midwest rec's

bb | Nov 21, 200506:38 AM

It's dastardly hard to get info on places open for Thanksgiving. I've spent a lot of hours Google-ing but with only limited success. Likewise a month or so ago tried to find info here, but perhaps people were not geared up in Thanksgiving mode at that stage. Only limited responses (but thank you to all who did!)

Sure, it's best celebrated at home but my wife and I are without family on this side of the pond and a T-day feast for 2 at home is a bit of a lugubrious affair. We need to venture forth.

Per a previous request I was wondering if anyone has a place lined up in the midwest they would care to share. A place that is not peopled by surly waiters who'd prefer to be elsewhere; with traditional turkey dinner or holiday menu (duck, goose etc.); nice atmosphere; full liquor; and definitely prefer non-buffet if at all possible.

We used to go to a place in the TC's that fit the bill but it went o.o.b. Since we used to travel 650 miles (each way!) to that place, the western half of the Midwest is in play so I am deliberately and realistically casting a wide net.

Ideally envisage a comfortable dining room. Historic hotel. Country Inn. Lodge. Also, prefer country or 'burbs versus big-city downtown.

I know there must be great places open but, boy, this is a case where it's darned hard to locate them without local knowledge.

Thanks if you have a place you've been to a number of years that does not disappoint and don't mind sharing.

Appreciated in advance!



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