For stunning scenery and a spectacular meal, reserve a table at Pere Marquette Lodge. Families can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings at this beautiful lodge, which was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and sits alongside the Illinois River. Brunch will be served 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults 12 and up are $28.95; children 4-11 are $10.95; 3 and under are free.
Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center is located at 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, IL, 62037. For groups of 6 or more please call 618-786-2331, ext. 502, for reservations.
EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery
EdgeWild will offer a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy a bounty of Thanksgiving favorites like carved turkey, five-cheese macaroni and cheese, Andouille sausage stuffing, an omelet bar, waffles and more at this Napa-inspired restaurant. Adults are $32.95; children 6-12 are $14.95; guests 5 and under are free.
EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery is located at 550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. Call 636-532-0550 for more information.
Tony's On Main Street
Celebrate Thanksgiving with dinner at Tony's On Main Street in Historic St. Charles. Tony's will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including turkey and traditional side dishes like stuffing, cranberries and green bean casserole, as well as kid-friendly items. Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies will be available as well. Dinner is $25 for adults and $12 for kids 6-12; kids under 6 eat free. Note: Tony's will offer a buffet on Christmas Day as well.
Tony's On Main Street is located at 132 N. Main St., St. Charles, MO, 63301. Call 636-578-2978 for reservations.
Bristol Seafood Grill
Celebrate the bounty of the sea with several kinds of oysters, as well as roasted turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, cranberry fritters and more at Bristol Seafood Grill in O'Fallon and Creve Coeur. Dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults are $38; children 12 and under are $19; kids under 3 are free.
Bristol Seafood Grill is located at 2314 Technology Dr., O'Fallon, MO, 63368; and 11801 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO, 63141. Call 636-625-6350 for reservations at the O'Fallon location and 314-567-0272 for reservations in Creve Coeur.
The Boulevard Maggiano's
Share a family-style four-course Thanksgiving dinner at The Boulevard Maggiano's, which will be open during its usual business hours. Additional perk: Maggiano's is conveniently located near the Saint Louis Galleria and other shopping, for those looking to squeeze in a nice meal before lining up early for Black Friday sales.
The Boulevard Maggiano's is located at #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO, 63117. Call 314-824-2402 for prices and reservations, which are required.J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood
Can't commit to turkey? At J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood, diners can also choose from sirloin, scallops, crab cakes, grilled chicken, pork chops and maple plank salmon. Dessert offerings include cheesecake, pumpkin pie and more. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A three-course prix-fixe menu is available for $38 per adult; kids 12 and under are $19.
J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood is located at West County Center. Call 314-965-4600 for reservations.
Cielo at Four Seasons
Though it's a bit of a splurge, families can enjoy an upscale Thanksgiving buffet with spectacular views of the city at Cielo's at Four Seasons from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Thanksgiving Day buffet is $79 per adult and $20 for children ages 5-12 (kids 4 and under eat free). If you've volunteered to host Thanksgiving at your home and really want to wow your guests, call to order "Thanksgiving To Go" and feed a party of up to 10 for $295 (Note: Be sure to hide those carryout containers before your guests arrive. We won't tell a soul).
Cielo is located inside the Four Seasons hotel. Call 314-881-5759 for reservations.
Enjoy a great meal without all the work in the comfort of your own home with help from Dierberg's. Spiral smoked turkey breasts are a great choice to pair with your choice of sides, including stuffing and mashed potatoes. Perfect for a restaurant-worthy Thanksgiving meal without having to drag your armchair quarterback away from his or her favorite college football game.
Dierberg's has several locations in Illinois and Missouri. Visit Dierbergs.com to place an order for pick-up at a location near you.
Pie Oh My
If you've been lucky enough to coerce a Thanksgiving dinner invitation at the home of a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker but don't want to arrive empty-handed, consider picking up a stunning homemade pie from Pie Oh My. Full-sized pies range from $21.25 to $26.50 and come in a variety of flavors like the classic pumpkin and pecan, to more exotic choices like the apple green chili pecan. Be sure to place holiday orders early.
Pie Oh My is located at 2719 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO, 63143. Call 314-704-4416.
Editorial Assistant Tyne Benesek contributed to this article.
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