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Nov 7, 2008 01:13 PM

Wanting a good Thanksgiving buffet in Kansas City

A friend of mine will be taking her picky eating husband and mother out for Thanksgiving dinner in Kansas City. They are certainly not gourmands, and just want to find good food in a nice atmosphere. Price isn't an issue. Where should I suggest they try on the holiday?
Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Yahooz always does a Thanksgiving buffet- that's where I take my best friend when she's in town, because she's not into super fancy food, but I like to try new things. It's a good compromise. I haven't had the actual Thanksgiving buffet, but they do usually have a pumpkin cheesecake on the dessert menu around this time of year that is really amazing.

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    1. re: Katie Nell

      Yahooz is now a Coyote Grill. I wanted to go to Starker's last year, but they made me cook.

      4701 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

      Coyote Grill
      132 W Center St, Whitewater, WI 53190

      1. re: inbiz

        I know, and it's terrible now, but this post is from last year.

    2. How about Figlio on the Country Club Plaza?

      Their Sunday Buffet is very nice, and I just called to confirm that they will do a Buffet on Thanksgiving Day.

      1. How about the Peppercorn Duck Club? I haven't eaten their Thanksgiving buffet, but I heard it has their chocolate bar so you can't really go wrong there.

        1. Blue Stem Restaurant is located on 900 Westport Road. Blue Stem, has been serving traditional American Cuisine for 18 years. A special Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be served from 2pm-7:30pm. The buffet will include a variety of fresh soup and salads. In addition, some of the main courses being served will be, Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Chicken, and a variety of side dishes including Gravy, and Cranberry sauce. Reservations can be made by calling (816)-561-1101.

          Peachtree Buffet is located on 6800 Eastwood Drive, Kansas City Mo. The Peachtree is serving their traditional buffet this year. Roasted Turkey, Steak, Pasta, and Baked Cod are only a few of the dishes being offered this year. A full wine list is available and a dessert cart is prepared well in advance. Dinners will cost approximately $50 for adults and children eat for half price. Reservations can be made by calling (816)-923-0099.

          Lidia's is located on 101 West 22nd Street. Lidia's normally serves traditional "Italian" cuisine. The Thanksgiving menu is Buffet style. Lidias prepares three kinds of salads, four main course dishes and a variety of side dishes. The atmosphere is very intimate and friendly. Reservations are recommended by calling (816)-221-3722. All major credit cards are accepted.

          Starker's Restaurant is located on 201 West 47th Street. The restaurant overlooks the Country Club Plaza. Chef John Mc Clure prepares only the finest cuisine. The Thanksgiving menu includes, Prime Rib, Lamb, Roasted Duck, and homemade Stuffing. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm and children eat for a discounted price. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (816)-753-3565.

          Skies at Hyatt Regency Hotel is located on 2345 Mc Gee Street. Skies has been preparing exquisite food for over forty years. Thanksgiving day offers both a Buffet style menu and guests may order something special from the regular menu. Reservations are mandatory and can be made by calling (816)-435-4199.

          Savoy Grill is located on 219 west 9th Street. Savoy offers turn of the century ambiance and first class service to all customers. Savoy has a Buffet style dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (816)-842-3890.

          Garozzo's Restaurant is located on 526 Harrison Street. Chef Mike Garozzo, is the head Chef and owner of the restaurant. The restaurant was awarded the most popular "Italian" Restaurant in 2004. The Thanksgiving day menu consists of both "Italian" and traditional "Thanksgiving" style food. A selection of fine wine and other spirits is offered. Reservations are recommended by calling (816)-221-2455. All major credit cards are accepted.

          Houston is located on 4640 Worrall Road. The restaurant offers traditional American entrees. The Thanksgiving menu consists of Chicken, Turkey, Lamb Shank, and Prime Rib. Reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by calling (816)-561-8542.

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          1. re: Irishbeer4me

            This list couldn't be more wrong. I called a lot of these and most aren't open on Thanksgiving. The Peachtree Restaurants (including the Buffet) and Houston's will be closed. Someone should check their facts before posting next time.

            1. re: DDiggs

              Try Phillips Chop House - 12th st- 816.346.4425
              Ask for Brenda... They are doing a family style deal for 39.95 11am til 6pm

                1. re: Irishbeer4me

                  That site is odd. Looks like it is just about generating traffic to show them tons of ads.

                  CLicking the name of the person that contributed that article, it says they live in New Jersey. Today alone he/she has written articles about Comedy Clubs in Scotland, Clothing Outlets in Alabama, Outlet stores in Boston, Womens Clothing Stores in Nashville, Dining in Tennessee, and Online Womens Clothing Stores in the United Kingdom.

                  No way did they do any research for that article, other than steal content from other online sources and not verify a thing.

                  1. re: KansasTravel

                    Tha Cafe in the Holiday Inn at the Plaza is having what sounds like a great buffet on Thanksgiving. The price is 22.95 for adults. The phone number is 816-216-8025.

            2. In Lee's Summit, Maxwell's Dowtown Grill will be serving a dynamite buffet from 10am until 4pm for under $20.00 and the kids will eat for under $8.00 They are taking reservations at 816-347-9177 so you better call early. Thei bck bar will be open in the evening for a chance to watch football without the relatives!