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Monday, November 22, 2010

Dinner for Thanksgiving orphans

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Admittedly, not everyone who dines in a restaurant on Thanksgiving Day fits the category of holiday orphan. While there are many people who can’t go home for Thanksgiving because of circumstances, there are also people who’d just rather take the family out to eat rather than cook that damn turkey.

Click through for a list of places that have confirmed they’ll have the big meal ready for you come Thursday.

UPDATE: Fort Smith Eats has a list of places to dine on Turkey Day on the Western Wall.

Ashley’s at the Capital is open for lunch and dinner, but you’re going to need reservations. Most of the early ones are gone, but there are some after 3 p.m. Call (501) 374-7474.

Across the street, the Peabody Hotel has its traditional Thanksgiving brunch in the Grand Ballroom. Capriccio’s is also serving lunch. (501) 399-8000.

Ya Ya’s Eurobistro will offer a Thanksgiving buffet 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at its location in the Promenade at Chenal. $26.95 for adults, $10.95 kids. (501) 821-1144.

The Riverfront Steakhouse at the Wyndham in North Little Rock will have its Thanksgiving buffet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for $19.95 a person ($11.95 for kids). (501) 371-9000.

The restaurant at the Doubletree downtown is having a Thanksgiving buffet for $14.95 from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. (501) 372-4371.

Camp David at the Holiday Inn Presidential Center has a Thanksgiving buffet for $19.95 and is taking reservations. The buffet will run 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (501) 975-2267.

Down in Benton, Ed and Kay’s will be offering their full menu plus turkey, ham and lots of pie from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (501) 315-3663.

In Hot Springs, both The Porterhouse and Belle Arti are offering Thanksgiving meals for $19.95/10.95 kids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Porterhouse (501) 321-8282, Belle Arti (501) 624-7474.

Amongst the chains:
Dixie Café locations will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with regular menu service.

Cracker Barrell locations will offer a Holiday Dinner from 11 a.m. to close consisting of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie (and a beverage) for $8.99/$4.99 kids.

T.G.I. Fridays
locations plan to open at 4 p.m.

Mimi’s Café is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a special Thanksgiving dinner for $14.99/6.99 kids including dessert. Reservations are recommended. The number for the Little Rock location is (501) 221-3883.

Luby’s
does its thing 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (501) 219-1567.

Other chain operations open for Thanksgiving — IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House, a few Subways and McDonald’s here and there.

And for those whose Thanksgiving tradition includes ordering a pizza (like we often do), Pizza Hut starts taking orders at 4 p.m.

Y'all feel free to add more.

Added: Andrea Z. alerted me to Copeland's... they're offering a Pilgrim's Platter for $16.99 that includes cajun turkey and fixings, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (501) 312-1616.

The Hilton at I-630 and University will also be offering a Thanksgiving dinner, though I haven't been able to lock down the times yet. (501) 664-5020.

Arthur's Prime Steakhouse and Gaucho's Grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. (501) 821-1838

Opal Mae's in Russellville is doing its own Thanksgiving family style dinner for $15 — it's already filled up reservations for the original 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. seatings and is now taking reservations for 3 p.m. and later. (501) 967-6725.

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