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raidermanz Nov 17, 2010 01:45 PM

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?

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Great Lake
1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

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    Diane in Bexley Nov 19, 2010 10:00 AM

    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.
    http://nitengale.com/menu.html

    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:
    http://highwood-dining.com/

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      raidermanz Nov 17, 2010 02:46 PM

      Thanks again for the information. I called to check on making a reservation, but I thought the $50 per plate was a bit more than what I was hoping for, but I am sure it is quite good. Everything looked wonderful.

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        masha Nov 17, 2010 04:12 PM

        Sorry, Did not know your price point. OpenTable shows the following restaurants as open on T-Giving throughout the Chicago Area. http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?p.... Maggianos Old Orchard in Skokie is a more moderately priced restaurant that is not that far away.

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          mlipps Nov 19, 2010 12:35 PM

          I'm just going to put in my fair warning that I really really really dislike Maggianos in Skokie. I am not a food snob (I'm more than happy to eat at Olive Garden on occassion) but Maggianos service left something to be desired to say the least.

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            ferret Nov 19, 2010 01:15 PM

            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.

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          masha Nov 19, 2010 09:50 AM

          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)

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          raidermanz Nov 17, 2010 02:11 PM

          Thank you very much, I really appreciate the quick response.

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            ferret Nov 17, 2010 02:31 PM

            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
            tradition at
            the Deer Path Inn. Chef Khellil and his
            staff will have fabulous creations with all
            the traditional trimmings.
            Special Thanksgiving Menu
            Soup
            Roast Butternut Squash Soup
            Salad
            Deer Path Inn Holiday Salad with
            Mixed Greens
            Roast Bosc Pear, Candied Walnuts, Bleu
            D’Auvergne Cheese
            Entrée Choices
            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."

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              masha Nov 17, 2010 02:40 PM

              Thanks, Ferret. I swear I searched the entire webpage for a link or notice about Thanksgiving dinner and could not find one. Certainly sounds like the "traditional Thanksgiving dinner" sought by the OP.

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            masha Nov 17, 2010 02:04 PM

            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.

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