Urgent - Ft Lewis Wa - Thanksgiving for a soldier
First I apologize as I do not have time to search the boards. I just found out that my son who is stationed at Ft lewis had his Thanksgiving plans fall apart. I have offered to pay for his meal and a few friends at a restaurant that will take plastic over the phone. I want him to have the best possible, although price is somewhat of a consideration. Suggestions please!!!!!!!!
Not sure what your son's rank is, but many units, my husbands included, are providing complete Thanksgiving meals to soldiers with families. I know that in my husbands company I have arranged for 30 complete dinners, to include the turkey and fresh pumpkin pie. If he is e4 or below he should be able to have a complete dinner provided to him to cook at home. Otherwise I agree, look down here in Olympia, Anthonys is one of our favorites, great food, great location, wonderful people!
I thank you all. I found out about his change of plans just before boarding a flight in Dublin so I truly did not have time to search the boards, especially since I am unfamiliar with the area and so is he, only recently being assigned there. I will let you know where he ends up - there seems to be several good options. He does have a car, so that helps. I just remember how lonely it was during holidays way back when I was in the Army so I want him to have a special time rather than another meal at a chow hall, although I hear they are much improved these days. Happy Thanksgiving to y'all.
As a mom, I can sympathize with your plight. Unfortunately, I don't know many reasonably priced restaurants near Ft. Lewis that will be open on Thanksgiving. If your son or his friends have a car and can drive about 20 minutes south to Olympia, I checked the Falls Terrace restaurant and they are open.
Amongst other offerings (see website for complete menu) they are serving a traditional roast turkey dinner for $16.99 per person for soup or salad, rolls, veggies, turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie or bread pudding for dessert. The Falls Terrace is not the fanciest place around - but it does have a beautiful view of the Deschutes Falls and they serve a decent meal, especially the more traditional fare.
Their phone (for reservations) is 360-943-7830 and the website is: www.fallsterrace.com
Best of luck to your son and his friends - you are a very sweet Mama!
I'm not positive that they'll be open, but this is a good place to start. Water view and decent food tho not particularly gourmet. I tried to see if they had any thanksgiving meals listed but didn't see reference on line.
Anthony’s at Point Defiance
5910 North Waterfront Drive
Tacoma, WA 98407
General Manager: Keri Porritt
Chef: John Smart
I think you'd be surprised how little time "Searching the Boards" actually takes. A search ot the PNW board for "Ft. Lewis" takes far less time than posting your message did.
Might I suggest you give that a shot and come back with specific questions, if you have any.
BTW, both Tacoma & Olympia are within easy driving distance of Ft. Lewis.
Anyway, I'm sure your generous offer will be much appreciated by your son and his friends.