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Thanksgiving Dinner in Calgary?

lancaster55 Oct 8, 2009 10:29 AM

Does anyone know a restaurant that is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner? I really don't want to go to a buffet. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Scary Bill RE: lancaster55 Oct 8, 2009 02:14 PM

    I would think your best bet is to try a hotel like the Palliser or the Delta Bow Valley.

    1. Jasz RE: lancaster55 Oct 8, 2009 06:27 PM

      I'm looking for the same thing as my relatives backed out today and I don't feel like doing the full dinner for just me and my parents.
      Ed's by the Dome has a turkey dinner, with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, veggies and cranberry sauce, for $16/person.
      I've been looking for info for dinner at the Rimrock Room (Palliser) but am not finding anything except a # for reservations; does anyone have any further info?

      1. TSAW RE: lancaster55 Oct 9, 2009 07:28 PM

        The Raw Bar at Hotel Arts is doing a turkey dinner with all the fixin's for $20 on both Sunday and Monday, starting at 5pm. They are also whipping up some of the drinks they are known for, like Baked Apple Pie martini! 403-206-9565 for reservations. I'll be there!

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          TSAW RE: TSAW Oct 12, 2009 10:18 AM

          We went for the T.G. dinner last night. It was very good. But I guess I expect no less from the Hotel Arts. There were 2 slices of each of brown/white meat, served with mash potatoes, a few slices of sweet potato, seasonal veggies (asparagus and parsnip) and gravy. I couldn't even eat my whole plate. We did start with the potato/leek soup ($7). I also tried the baked apple pie martini. It certainly tasted exactly like apple pie! but very sweet for a drink. I should have had it for a dessert drink instead of pre-dinner.

          By 7pm the bar was full. There were quite a few families, with adult children.

          For $20 I thought it was a very decent meal. They are doing it again tonight any time after 5pm.

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          mcebacal RE: lancaster55 Oct 10, 2009 04:15 AM

          You should check out the Cuisine Concepts group (Diner Deluxe, Big Fish etc.) They often have prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving, and will most likely require reservations. Probably the best place for non-home cooked thanksgiving dinner in the city.

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            katericht RE: lancaster55 Oct 10, 2009 03:33 PM

            It isn't going out/ at a restaurnt but I've heard that Sunterra has really good turkey dinner "takeout"/finish at home stuff. A friends family did it last Christmas and loved it.

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              Hart50 RE: katericht Oct 11, 2009 09:10 AM

              Along the same line I believe Fresh Kitchen does the same thing. Although I have not tried their Turkey Dinner specifically their food is usually very good.

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              Mawson Plan RE: lancaster55 Oct 10, 2009 08:09 PM

              Local 510 will be doing a free turkey dinner that I think is open to everyone starting Sunday at 4pm. Their food is pretty good. I think I'll be heading to the Wildwood basement bar though. They get food from the usually very good restaurant upstairs (The hep C scare was years ago, get over it), it's warm down there and I'll be able to watch the Stars beat the Canucks. I don't know %100 that they'll do a traditional dinner but I'd be willing to bet on it. If you need to bring family the upstairs dining room is warm and nice too- just a bit more formal.

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                Mawson Plan RE: Mawson Plan Oct 13, 2009 11:17 AM

                I'm glad no one took me up on that bet! It was closed. Also- the Canucks won somehow.

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