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Nov 4, 2010 09:55 AM

Thanksgiving Dinner for a working stiff in South Boston

It will be a working day for me ... so I'm searching for somewhere in Southie to pick up a meal or to enjoy one.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Did you try Franklin Cafe to see if they're open? I doubt St. Alphonzo's is open that day.

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    1. re: Guinness02122

      St Alphonzo's closed all together just a short while back. Maybe Amhreins would be open.

      1. re: Guinness02122

        Yes, I did. Thanks Guinness02122. It was my first call and they are closed. Still searching.

        1. re: dragonfly

          if all else fails, you can try Teriyaki House across from the Broadway T, their 3 takeout phones are always ringing off the hook when i'm in there, so somebody must like their food

          1. re: barleywino

            I was always told that Thanksgiving was the only day of the year that most if not all Asian restaurants were closed. They are where I live. Other than the usual suspects, I don't really know of any local restaurants open on T-Day. Good Luck!

            1. re: CocoDan

              Just the opposite in my experience. Particularly when I lived in Chicago and I was too poor to fly home for basically a long weekend, I would head to Chinatown and have a great meal!

      2. Try L Street Diner or Kelly's.

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        1. re: mtm7654

          if you are on wheels, the beehive in the south end is open for thanksgiving and so is strega on marina bay (technically southie!!!)

          1. re: mtm7654

            L Street is closed on Thxgiving.

            They happen to do a great turkey dinner and it might make sense to pick up a few on Weds PM and enjoy at home. The normal order is a good size but a good partof the holiday to me is the major pigout..and having leftovers..:)

            1. re: 9lives

              That's sounding like a very good option 7 days out.
              Thank you.

          2. The Globe has a list of places that are open on Thanksgiving -

            1. I just saw yesterday that Flour Bakery is doing parts of Thanksgiving meal (not turkey, it appears) that you can pick up starting on the 23rd (but you have to order by tomorrow):

              Flour Bakery + Cafe
              12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

              1. Chowhound heresy perhaps, but another option would be to pre-order the prepared turkey dinner from the Stop and Shop at South Bay and enjoy it before, during and after Thanksgiving. It's $59 for a full turkey with sides and a choice of pie, and $24 for a smaller, breast only with sides portion.

                I was on an island last Thanksgiving with a Stop and Shop and none of my pantry items or cooking equipment. I went this route and it was surprisingly successful. I tweaked the sides a bit but it really is heat and serve. You get all the Thanksgiving smells and plenty of leftovers, as well as the convenience of having it whenever you want.

                You would have to order ahead, but you can do that on-line, and I think you pick it up the day before.

                In a pinch it worked well, and its hard to mess up squash and pumpkin pie!

                Good luck and enjoy the day whatever you choose!

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                1. re: chowfamily

                  Thanks. This is cool. I may just have myself a meal after all. Not like Mom's but not bad for a guy with little to no time!

                  1. re: dragonfly

                    Lots of good choices.

                    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!