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Worldwide Diner Nov 3, 2010 05:49 PM

I don't have a clue as to what's good and open on Thanksgiving. I would appreciate someone checking out what is open on Open Table on Thanksgiving evening for a party of 3. Pricing not an issue but nothing too ethnic - not looking for Asian, Caribbean, Spanish, Latin American or middle eastern. Also prefer to avoid chains. Seafood, steak, Italian, French, are okay. We'll be getting off a cruise ship that morning and spending Thanksgiving with my wife's dad.

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    spokefish Nov 4, 2010 03:04 PM

    one of my favorite local st pete restaurants is serving up homestyle thanksgiving meals, with a southern twist. the buttermilk chicken stuffed with goatcheese is highly recommended, as is the shrimp n grits. they've got more traditional stuff for ya too.

    http://www.savannahsstpete.com/ >> click on dining in menu, or go directly here.

    http://www.savannahsstpete.com/menus/...

    1. LilMsFoodie Nov 4, 2010 05:28 AM

      just asking, but why would you not do the search on Open Table yourself?

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      1. re: LilMsFoodie
        Mild Bill Nov 4, 2010 07:55 AM

        LOL--- I'm sure the Chowhounds in Kuala Lumpur were much more accommodating...

        W.D., if you provide a link and a group of choices, maybe we can help identify the best bets on the list...

        ---- unless of course, CHOWHOUND has a concierge...

        Seriously, hope you have a great trip...

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          Worldwide Diner Nov 4, 2010 03:34 PM

          I did look it up. I simply didn't copy and paste the restaurants. Apparently I should have. These are the restaurants that are open according to Open Table on Thanksgiving:

          Avanzare
          Catch Twenty Three
          Columbia
          E&E Stakeout Grill
          Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
          Pelagia Trattoria
          Bon Appetit
          Moulin Rouge
          Shor

          Please feel free to recommend other restaurants not on Open Table but are open on Thanksgiving.

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          Pelagia Trattoria
          4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

          Bon Appetit Restaurant
          148 Marina Plz, Dunedin, FL 34698

          Avanzare
          211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

          E&E Stakeout Grill
          100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Bellair Bluffs, FL 33770

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            ospreycove Nov 4, 2010 03:47 PM

            One of the most traditional and great dinner houses is Bob Heilman's Beachcomber in Clearwater Beach. Open 365 days a year. From the relish tray when you first sit down, to the individual bottle of mixers for your drink, to the perfectly prepared dishes, Heilman's for me is tradition at its best...........Am I wrong?????
            http://www.heilmansbeachcomber.com/

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            Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant
            447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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              Manderley Nov 5, 2010 10:38 PM

              i'm confused. do you not want to go to any of the restaurants listed, or are you asking for opinions on the ones you listed?

              i've only been to one of the places you've listed, Catch 23, and it was wonderful when I was there several times in 2008. i used to live down the street from it, now am further away so haven't had a chance to go back.

              hmmmmm maybe i'll go there myself on thanksgiving...thanks for the idea...

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                LJBTampa Nov 11, 2010 09:30 AM

                Catch 23 is having a special on Thanksgiving with turkey and trimmings. I think it's $18. I also believe that is in addition to their regular menu.

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                laboheme Nov 6, 2010 11:41 AM

                Out of the ones that you have listed, I'd recommend different ones depending on what you were in the mood for...E&E is excellent but their emphasis is on steak & seafood (but I've never had a bad meal there.) I'm a big fan of Pelagia Trattoria and Bon Appetit has a very imaginative menu and great food served with a spectacular view...not things that you normally hear about all being in the same place. :-) Since you are visiting, I'd suggest going with Bon Appetit in Dunedin. Enjoy your stay!

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                Pelagia Trattoria
                4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

                Bon Appetit Restaurant
                148 Marina Plz, Dunedin, FL 34698

                1. re: laboheme
                  w
                  Worldwide Diner Nov 8, 2010 05:28 PM

                  Thanks. Made reservation for Bon Appetit for noon. Might do Palagia for dinner.

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                  Bon Appetit Restaurant
                  148 Marina Plz, Dunedin, FL 34698

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                  jfischer27 Nov 8, 2010 04:22 AM

                  We went to Pelagia Trattoria for Christmas dinner last year and it was wonderful. I would imagine Thanksgiving would also be good.

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                  Pelagia Trattoria
                  4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

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