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Nov 7, 2008 05:09 AM

Thanksgiving in Houston

My father in law died recently, mother in law will be here and I have to work till 1 on Thanksgiving day, so I am not wanting to cook. Any suggestions on restaurants that serve a good Thanksgiving day meal?

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  1. Black-eyed Pea has their own thanksgiving menu for that day.

    1. B-4-u-eat has Thanksgiving menus, click on menus on their web site. There is a website called but no posts are up yet.

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      1. re: James Cristinian

        Thanks! Was wanting something a little nicer than Black eyed Pea. I looked at B4ueat. I will check that other website.

        1. re: texannie

          The website is

          1. re: James Cristinian

            I just ran across the Magnolia Bar and Grill dinner for twenty dollars. They do a pretty good Sunday brunch, cajun style. I may go here myself as I work retail and have bizarre Wednesday night, Friday morning hours and cooking is a pain.

            1. re: James Cristinian

              i love them, i will check it out! Cleverly has a page up but so far only 3 restaurants.

              1. re: texannie


                where did you see cleverly's page? I looked at the blog and couldn't find it.

                If I wasn't obligated to a family gathering I would go to Charivari's for Thanksgiving. There are some traditional and not so much offerings on the menu, and it all sounds delicious. That chef is great.

                1. re: danhole

                  Go to Yahoo and punch in thanksgiving-restaurants Houston and it will take you right to it. I would post the link but I'm not good with these new fangled computer things, but I'm working on it, and I will figure it out.

                  1. re: James Cristinian

                    here is Cleverly's list

                    i will check out that restaurant. i mentioned to my husband today that i wasn't wanting to cook and he kind of flipped, but did offer to cook himself!

      2. Texannie, where did you end up going? And how was it? BTW, I heard that Black eyed pea was packed! My daughter's father-in-law drove past one on the way to her house and he was shocked! I was too.

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        1. re: danhole

          Cleverley will also be doing a Christmas/holiday version of her Thanksgiving restaurant list -- watch for it.

          No surprise that BEP was busy for T-day -- they are kid-friendly, and their food is predictable, not highly spiced, and affordable. For those who can't or won't cook, its the perfect solution.

          1. re: Cheflambo

            I don't mean to sound tacky, but I have a personal issue with BEP, after eating there many times, and it getting increasingly worse with each visit. I even went as far as to send corporate a note about it, which I got a phone call from them to discuss the problem. Thing was they promised to send me a gift certificate and never did. This after a 20 minute discussion. Hmpf! The one on 290 is the one I will not go back to.