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Five of us are going to be in Sterling over Thanksgiving weekend, staying at a hotel with no family/friends nearby. Can anyone think of a local restaurant that might do a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day?

Most of the chains (Sweetwater, Olive Garden, Longhorn, Red Lobster, Famous Dave's) are closed for Thanksgiving. I did call around and find French fine-dining and Mexican options, but would prefer the traditional turkey, stuffing, sweet potato, cranberry sauce... maybe some pumpkin pie, too.

Any ideas? I will follow up all leads and report back.

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  1. The Amphora in Herndon has pretty good food, and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving. It is only a 15 min. drive from any place in Herndon. 1151 Eldon St. in Herndon.

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    1. re: WhansaMi

      Thanks for the tip. Looks like they serve great breakfasts too.

      1. re: disparatehousewife

        We lived in Herndon for several years - never at Amphora's t'giving dinner, but had LOTS of breakfasts (and lunches) there - YUM. Their pastries are amazing as well.

    2. I've been to Clyde's in Reston for Thanksgiving. Not too bad. They have the traditional as well as other options. Be sure to make reservations.

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      1. re: linda971

        Their online menu looks good. Wonder if all of the ala carte will be available Thanksgiving night or only a special menu. They told me Thanksgiving reservations start late October, so I will check back with them next month. Thanks.

      2. I bet Market Street Grill at the Hyatt in Reston does a trad'l turkey day meal. It will be pricey, but I've always been impressed with the quality of the food and their service. Definitely a notch above Clydes.

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        1. re: Meg

          Checked online and they DO have a fabu menu, and price is still okay (25 for dinner entree), but alas their thankgiving meal is for brunch only. I will definitely eat there on our visit though. Thanks for the tip!

          1. re: disparatehousewife

            FYI - Market Street has a terrific bar with live jazz on weekends...

        2. How about Landsdowne Resort? Just up the road from Sterling, maybe 5 miles or less. They always have a huge Sunday brunch, and have other holiday specials, so wouldn't be surprised if they had something for Thanksgiving.
          Also, what about Westfields in Chantilly about 12 miles out of Sterling? Prices are sure to be more than $25pp, but it may be worth it.

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          1. re: CH2176

            Yeah, I bet Lansdwone's nice restaurant would do a nice job with Thanksgiving Dinner. We stayed there and I wasn't thrilled with the resort itself, but the food was pretty good. Especially at their sit down restaurant (they had a buffet place that wasn't near as good, but ok for breakfast and lunch). I would think they would do a wonderful classic Thanksgiving Dinner.