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Recs for Thanksgiving, Family Dinner, Boston

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We're visiting Boston for Thanksgiving and would like recommendations for restaurants - looking for a classic Thanksgiving experience. Dining with 2 kids - 3 and 6. thanks!

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  1. Can you travel to Plimouth Plantation? If you can get there it could be a blast.

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    1. re: Bellachefa

      Not sure, we're traveling from CT but I will definitely check it out - thank you!

      1. re: bellebeau

        Visiting the the 1627 village is fun and the kids (3 yr old a bit young, lots of walking) would certainly enjoy it. But the food is sort of expensive for what it is. The sit down dinner is already sold out ($87.95 Adults, $64.95 Children under 12) leaving only the buffet available. The buffet is priced at $65.95 for Adults and $43.95 for Children under 12. (Includes museum admission and tax) Trust me, it's totally not worth it.

        http://www.plimoth.org/dining-functio...

    2. Henrietta's Table does a gorgeous thanksgiving buffet. I don't know what they charge for little ones but the adult menu is usually around 65.00 a person. Eastern standard kitchen did a nice thanksgiving menu last year and definitely had a kid's menu too.

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      Henrietta's Table
      One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

      1. I had a pretty excellent Thanksgiving dinner last year at Sel de la Terre Back Bay. It was a prix fixe menu with several options per course, one of which was the traditional turkey, stuffing, etc.

        1. Closer to Thanksgiving, www.bostonchefs.com will post a list of restaurants with details (price, buffet vs. prix fixe) and Boston.com also does a list the week before Thanksgiving.

          Last year I went to Turner Fisheries, which was buffet style. It was very good, but nothing too exciting (except the raw bar, which was fresh and delicious and the reason I picked TF).

          1. What about Durgin Park? Very old Boston and used to serving children. Plus you've got the holiday lights of Quincy Market and a short walk to the North End for dessert if you still have room. Not a place you'd go for a gourmet meal but I think it would be homey and comfortable with decent to good, non-fancy food.

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            Durgin Park
            340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109