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Three of us are looking to eat dinner out on Thanksgiving early evening but not have the usual Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, etc.), which we are planning on having on Saturday instead when more family can join us. Ideally we'd be looking for something in Chicago or (even better) the north suburbs. Italian/steak/prime rib would be good, but probably not Asian or Indian. Does anyone know of a place that is open that day but not serving turkey and the trimmings? Thanks!

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  1. Last year, we had Thanksgiving Day dinner at Chef's Station in Evanston, and it was terrific. They had a special menu offering several choices of entree, including the obligatory turkey but other choices as well. (Chef's Station serves contemporary American cuisine, and it's been outstanding each of the many times I've eaten there.) They will again be serving Thanksgiving dinner this year, 4:00-7:00 pm. www.chefs-station.com or call 847-570-9821.

    Every year, the Tribune and Metromix do an article featuring a few of their top picks for Thanksgiving dinner. For this year's article, go here:
    http://chicago.metromix.com/restauran...
    For more complete listings of places doing something special for Thanksgiving, go here:
    http://chicago.metromix.com/facets/ev...
    No places are listed in the north suburbs, though (but I just called Chef's Station to verify that they are open this year, and they are).

    1. This is a variation on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but Victory's Banner in Roscoe Village is offering a Vegan Thanksgiving dinner that sounds pretty delicious.
      Check that out here: http://www.victorysbanner.com/?q=node/6

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      Victory's Banner Restaurant
      2100 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618