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Recommendations for Thanksgiving dinner in Gainesville?

iloveyouhecried Nov 10, 2008 01:22 PM

My family will be meeting in Gainesville for Thanksgiving this year. I would love any recommendations on places to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal or any good restaurants that I can check for reservations. Thanks!

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    Podie1956 Nov 15, 2008 09:52 AM

    I'm not sure about the traditional meal part, but my favorite restaurants in Gainesville are Paramount Grill on SW 1st Ave in downtown and Dragonfly, also in downtown. I'll check the Sunday paper tomorrow to see if there are ads for traditional meals.

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      Podie1956 Nov 16, 2008 04:43 PM

      I saw ads for two very good Thanksgiving buffets that I have gone to in the past - one at the Hilton on SW 34th Street across from campus, and the Paramount Hotel on SW 13 St (also Hwy 441) south of SW 16th Avenue.

      Several area restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving. With the students off and usually out of town, most people opt to stay home. All the chain restaurants will be open, I'm sure.

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      croissantkelly Nov 17, 2008 08:26 AM

      Whatever you do - do not go to the Paramount Hotel on SW 13 St (also Hwy 441) south of SW 16th Avenue. Went there a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving and it was awful.

      I did go to the Hilton buffet for Christmas once, which I remember to be much better.... Good luck!

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        pastorart1974 Nov 25, 2009 01:33 PM

        How about the Piccadilly Cafeteria, on 13th Street, across the street from Wal-Mart and Sam's Club?

        I know they will be open.

        2620 North West 13th St.
        Gainesville FL 32609

        Phone: 352-378-7422 Fax: 352-378-3149

        Dine-In: 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

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