Where to Eat Out for Thanksgiving

Want to leave all the cooking and cleanup to someone else this Thanksgiving? Here are five ways to spice up your feasting and leave your kitchen sparkling. Reservations are highly recommended.

Go Cajun

Springs Orleans

The downtown staple serves a Thanksgiving brunch buffet that blends its Cajun classics with holiday specialties. It’s jambalaya, chicken gumbo and shrimp étouffée meets in-house fried turkey and all the fixings.

Plan Ahead: Brunch served 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Go Prix Fixe

The Margarita at Pine Creek

Four courses. Five entree selections including prime rib, turkey and a vegetarian option. But the four words you really need to know: maple bourbon pecan pie.

Plan Ahead: Dinner 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Go Vegan

The Burrowing Owl

The vegan hot spot offers a safe haven during a traditionally meat-centric holiday. The “cruelty-free” Thanksgiving buffet features a seitan turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and other traditional sides and dessert.

Plan Ahead: Buffet begins at 5 p.m.

Go Take Out

Till Kitchen

Use your secret family turkey recipe, and Till’s Buy Your Own Bird special does the rest. The market will be stocked with farm- inspired, grab-and-go fixings, including cranberry apple relish, candied sweet potatoes and more.

Plan Ahead: Main restaurant open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Go Family Feast

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

The traditional package is built around rotisserie turkey breast, but, of course, there are Phantom suds thanks to seasonal beer gravy and sour beer cranberry spread. Plus, 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the Springs Rescue Mission.

Plan Ahead: Orders taken Nov. 13-21.

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