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Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

dvhartley Nov 26, 2008 04:49 AM

Does anyone know of any restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in the Triangle area?

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    mikeh Nov 26, 2008 06:39 AM

    as blewgo mentions, Old Place really is the best spot for a great down-home Thanksgiving meal. It's not pricey (~$12/person) and it's as good as grandma can make. In fact, I like it as a Thanksgiving tradition so much that I went this past Sunday because I'm going to be out of town this year. Among the items I ate included fried chicken (the best I've had anywhere), country ham, cracklin cornbread, biscuits, turnip greens, limas & corn, chicken & dumplings (outstanding), yams, green beans, fried shrimp, butter beans, and grandma's apple crisp (one of the best desserts I've ever had).

    Here are some photos:

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      Rory Nov 26, 2008 08:47 AM

      We go to the Carolina Inn. It's buffet style & we consistently love it: turkey and all the trimmings as well as I get scrambled eggs and other dishes (vegetarian here) The service is excellent & the food always very fine. We finish off the afternoon sitting on the porch which is truly delightful. considering my past thanksgivings were hellacious, I'm in heaven.

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        blewgo Nov 26, 2008 08:51 AM

        The dressing is wonderful. They use left over cornbread and biscuits to make it. They also have chicken livers and gizzards. You may have my share of the gizzards.

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          romansperson Nov 26, 2008 04:15 PM

          I can vouch for Carolina Inn as well - the first couple years I lived here we had a membership at the Carolina Club, and of course you can guess who supplies their food. :) They have a classic, traditional Thanksgiving meal that is very well prepared. I took my parents one year and my mother just loved it.

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            Rory Nov 27, 2008 03:26 PM

            Romansperson: just came back: my mother had turkey, gravy mashed potatoes. She found it moist and delicious. My dad raved about the brisket, it was so soft, the best he ever had..
            I found that the egg offering had crab, no problem the chef himself happily made me scrambled eggs & brought them to my table. I really love that. Service is such a big deal to me.

            We finished with fruit crepes and bread pudding for dessert. All excellent.
            The waitstaff brought my OJ asap & brought my coffee ouside for me so I could enjoy a cigarette under the porch. We're a diverse, fussy group and they satisfied all of us.

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        sarahUNC Nov 26, 2008 06:08 AM


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          blewgo Nov 26, 2008 05:13 AM

          I'm going to The Old Place. It's good country style cooking.


          Greg Cox has a list of other places in a recent column.


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