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Everyday Thanksgiving Dinner, Diner Style

JordanEliot Sep 18, 2007 06:58 PM

Hey all:

First time poster, long time reader.

I'm a recent NY transplant, and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a place that serves an everyday "Thanksgiving Dinner" platter -- fresh sliced turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, greens, the works. We used to get it at our favorite little diner in Brooklyn, but we haven't had any luck here yet.

Thanks in advance.

  1. Das Ubergeek Sep 20, 2007 02:24 PM

    Tallyrand in Burbank.

    1. ipsedixit Sep 20, 2007 11:33 AM



      1. Emme Sep 19, 2007 05:44 PM

        Mel's Diner

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          Oh Robin Sep 19, 2007 12:50 PM

          Cafe Bixby
          Long Beach on Atlantic between Carson & Spring

          Fresh roasted and yummy...

          1. katkoupai Sep 19, 2007 11:22 AM

            Gelson's in Pasadena (Paseo Colorado) has roasted turkey that they hand carve and great sides in the deli section. You could create your own Thanksgiving dinner plate there. I thought the turkey was very good, and the butternut squash side dish is also yummy. :)

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            1. re: katkoupai
              Diana Sep 19, 2007 01:00 PM

              I second that. The turkey is good, the butternut squash fabulous, and all the other hot and cold foods very good!

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              nosh Sep 18, 2007 10:43 PM

              I don't know about the current status, but years ago (maybe a decade) a place on Pico across and just a little west of the Rancho Park golf course specialized in a Thanksgiving dinner served year round. The name of the restaurant was The Main Course. Sort of a cross between a diner and a cafeteria/counter-type place. Real turkeys with the meat freshly sliced, and all of the usual trimmings. I got the impression the great majority of their business was takeout.

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              1. re: nosh
                JordanEliot Sep 19, 2007 04:19 PM

                Apparently this place is still open and serving. I'll give it a shot and report back.

              2. Jennalynn Sep 18, 2007 10:29 PM

                And Jerry's Famous Deli... all of them.


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                1. re: Jennalynn
                  irishkevbo Sep 19, 2007 10:58 AM

                  Please don't recommend Jerry's deli to anyone from New York, its an embarressment to Los Angeles.

                  1. re: irishkevbo
                    Jennalynn Sep 19, 2007 11:46 AM

                    I spent the first 30 years of my life in NYC... and Jerry's can be fine for some things. Breakfast for one.

                    And a diner open faced turkey sandwich with stuffing and gravy for another.

                    1. re: irishkevbo
                      tatertotsrock Sep 19, 2007 01:27 PM

                      I agree with irishkevbo and I'm not even from NY, but used to visit quite a bit.
                      I've ordered the turkey dinner from 2 different Jerry's and both were pretty sad.
                      I love turkey dinners!
                      The greenblatts one can be a bit dry sometimes...it's like things have changed there over the last few years, but the potatos, gravy, stuffing, and wine make up for everything.

                  2. tatertotsrock Sep 18, 2007 10:24 PM

                    Greenblatts...cuz you can get a good glass of wine too.

                    1. wutzizname Sep 18, 2007 07:12 PM

                      Greenblatt's Delicatessen
                      8017 W Sunset Blvd at Laurel Ave
                      West Hollywood, CA 90046

                      419 N Fairfax Ave, btwn Oakwood & Rosewood
                      Los Angeles, CA 90036

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