Lemp Mansion Restaurant
The Lemp Mansion Restaurant is an historic venue serving up traditional fare family-style in true Thanksgiving fashion — it’s all you can eat. Roast turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, and fresh cranberries are among the favorites included in the feast. Lamp is open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lemp Mansion Restaurant is located at 3322 Demenil Place in south St. Louis, MO. Call 314-664-8024 for reservations.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse lets its red meat menu take a backseat for the holiday, offering a four-course prix fixe menu beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy biscuits with pumpkin butter, herb-roasted turkey, sides, and dessert of pumpkin cheesecake or carrot cake. They have a special menu just for kids, too. Price is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 per child (not including gratuity and wine). And if turkey isn’t your thing, the regular menu is available. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is located at 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac, MO. Call 314-567-7610.
Ruth’s Chris is another great steakhouse that serves both its regular tasty menu along with a Thanksgiving Day special. Enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, including soup or salad and dessert of pumpkin cheesecake or apple caramel crumb pie a la mode, for $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Even better? Every family gets one of those scrumptious apple pies to take home (one per family, made locally by the Sugaree Bakery Co.). Holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ruth’s Chris has two central locations: 1 North Brentwood Blvd., Suite 150, Clayton, MO, and 315 Chestnut St. in downtown St. Louis. Call 314-783-9900 for the Clayton location and 314-259-3200 for downtown.
Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant
The Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant looks the part for a cozy late-autumn dinner, with its roaring stone fireplace and rustic wood floors and beams. The lodge’s annual “Thanksgiving Feast” event features carving stations alongside all the traditional fixings you desire. Thanksgiving Day hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pere Marquette Lodge Restaurant is located along Illinois’ Great River Road at 13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton, IL. Call 618-786-2331, ext. 502.
Weber Grill Restaurant
When your restaurant namesake is a brand of famed cooking apparatuses, you have to assume that the smoked turkey this venue serves up will be amazing. The Weber Grill Restaurant will host a Thanksgiving Feast featuring butternut squash soup; smoked turkey and the traditional trimmings; pumpkin pie and chocolate espresso pecan pie. Adults can also toast the holiday with a spiced cider sangria. The Thanksgiving Feast is $29.95 for adults and $10.95 for children 10 and under. Those who would prefer to gobble their dinner at home can order a Thanksgiving Party Platter to go. Whole turkey orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; all other orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Thanksgiving pickup times will be 10 a.m.-noon on Nov. 23 (orders may also be picked up on Nov. 22 and reheated). The Weber Grill Restaurant is located at the Saint Louis Galleria, 1147 St. Louis Galleria St., Clayton, MO. Call 314-930-3838.
Pietro’s in south city is typically known for its pasta dishes, but on Thanksgiving you can enjoy a meal of turkey, potatoes, green beans, salad, and a piece of pie or ice cream for $23.95. The restaurant will have a limited offering from its regular menu also available, which includes some child-friendly options. Holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pietro’s is located at 3801 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO. Call 314-645-9263.
Scape American Bistro
Scape American Bistro hosts a traditional buffet dinner for Thanksgiving from noon to 6 p.m. The buffet is $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Scape American Bistro is located in the Central West End at 48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO. Call 314-361-7227.
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, sweet potatoes and green beans, as well as pizza for kids. Pumpkin, apple and pecan pies will be available as well. Dinner is $26 for adults and $12 for kids 6-12. 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. Call 636-578-2978 for reservations.
You can also enjoy your Thanksgiving from the comforts of home without the hassle. Boston Market offers a complete meal for 12 for $119, or you can book a buffet for anywhere from $10.49 to $13.49 per person. Call a minimum of two weeks in advance to order and for more information on pickup times (earlier is recommended). Boston Market is located at 6535 North Illinois St., Fairview Heights, IL. Call 618-397-2797.
Karen Hill is a Florissant native who spent over a decade in communications at the Missouri Botanical Garden. She's currently a SAHM to three young children and owner of Olive + Peony children's clothing boutique. Her family resides in Kirkwood.
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