thanksgiving near the naval station
We will be spending Thanksgiving Day around Naval Station Great Lakes. We will be visiting my son and a shipmate at RTC just for the day. Does anyone know of any restaurants in the area which might be open that day, preferrably for a traditional style Thanksgiving Dinner?
1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
You might call the Deerpath Inn in Lake Forest, http://www.dpihotel.com/Menus.html. I do not know if they are open on T-Giving but typically restaurants associated with hotels are more likely to be serving on Thanksgiving Day.
I also checked the annual column run in the Chicago Tribune as to restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner but none are terribly close to the Naval Station. The closest would be Michaels in Winnetka. Also, Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook. But, if the Deerpath is open, it would be considerably closer.
If you click on the "Events" on the left side of their webpage it takes you to the Holiday dining section which includes a Thanksgiving meal.
"Thanksgiving Feast to Relish
Enjoy Thanksgiving in the finest
the Deer Path Inn. Chef Khellil and his
staff will have fabulous creations with all
the traditional trimmings.
Special Thanksgiving Menu
Roast Butternut Squash Soup
Deer Path Inn Holiday Salad with
Roast Bosc Pear, Candied Walnuts, Bleu
All Entrees Served with Yukon Gold
Mashed Potato, Green Bean Casserole,
Sweet Potato Gratin and Stuffing
Roast Free Range Organic Turkey
Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Relish
Roast King Salmon Filet
Lemon Butter Sauce
Grilled Filet Mignon
Port Wine Reduction
Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops
Lamb au jus
Dessert Chef's Trio
Your early Reservations are
recommended to avoid disappointment."
I've probably been to that Maggiano's 20 times over the years. I think it's a little unfair to tag them with "bad service." It's no better or worse than any other large-volume place and soemtimes there are off nights. I've actually been twice for Thanksgiving and I can't recall a single service-related complaint. Having said all that, I'm not a big fan of Maggiano's (nearly every visit I've made was due to some other person's choosing it) but for a one-off Thanksgiving meal you can do much, much worse.
If you are still looking for a more moderately priced option for Thanksgiving dinner, here is a link to a more recent OpenTable listing of restaurants throughout the Chicago area that will be open. http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m...
Of those listed, the following are closest to the Naval Station:
Buca di Bepo and Tuscany in Wheeling (also Tramonto's in Wheeling but they list the adult price as $39.95
)Flatlanders in Lincolnshire
Karma Asian in Mundelein (despite the name, it says they are serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner)
McCormick & Schmick's in Skokie (although no price is noted in the Skokie listing for M&S, the Rosemont listing says adults are $22.95, and I would think the same price would apply in Skokie)
Here is a link to the Nite'n'Gale, a moderately priced restaurant in Highwood, straight south of you on Sheridan Rd, call to see if they are open.
If not, here's a link to a whole bunch of restaurants in the Highwood area, some of which are fast food, some of which are fancier: