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Thanksgiving restaurants?

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Last year, my small family (me/mom/boyfriend) went to Vidalia for Thanksgiving. It was a great way to spend the holiday. No cooking, no stress, and it cost the same as doing it at home. As all three of us live in the city with teeny kitchens, this was a great option and really memorable.

Are there any other suggestions of places to do Thanksgiving dinner? I love Vidalia and would go back, but I'm wondering if there are any can't-miss meals.

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  1. just read on the Board last week a strong recommendation for 1789 for Thanksgiving dinner. The decor and atmosphere there is very different from Vidalia, but I would think lends itself well to thanksgiving...it's old world, cozy and charming, with a wood burning fireplace - perfect for a memorable fall day.

    1. Thanks, I'll look into it!

      1. We went to Restaurant Eve in Old Town Alexandria last year and enjoyed it very much. 1789, as noted, is also a great choice, but it's likely booked solid by now. (When I checked on availability in September for a group of 8, I was offered 10 PM, which I declined.)

        1. I went to Ardeo last year for Thanksgiving and it was just GREAT. I would definitely see if they are doing it again this year. Really delicious!

          1. Eve is closed that day.

            Any thoughts on Blue Duck Tavern?