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Reasonable Thanksgiving Dinner near Canton CT

lthomas175 Nov 7, 2012 11:59 AM

Hi, I was hoping to get some thoughts on a reasonable Thanksgiving dinner near Canton CT . We have eaten at the Simsbury Inn the last couple of years and really liked it but the cost is pretty high ($40 per adult and $20 per child). Looking forward to the discussion.

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    ratbuddy Nov 7, 2012 04:33 PM

    Is taking a dinner home an option?

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      lthomas175 Nov 7, 2012 04:37 PM

      No, I would just cook if we stayed home.

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        ratbuddy Nov 7, 2012 04:42 PM

        OK, then I'll say Apricots, if you don't mind a short drive. $18.50 per adult. The menu is at http://www.apricotsrestaurant.com/men...

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          thos Nov 8, 2012 04:36 AM

          I know it's a drive, but the T Day buffets at either Villa Louisa or Georgina's( both in Bolton) are tremendous values- $25 for adults and around $15 for children. Multiple entrees are the draw I think (carved sirloin, ham, etc) in addition to turkey. So you would save around $100 for a family of 4, and , who knows, a drive might be nice after such a huge meal! Have to book now though.

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            kattyeyes Nov 20, 2012 12:46 PM

            Hey, ratbuddy--any personal favorites from the starters menu? Thanks for this tip, btw. :)

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              ratbuddy Nov 20, 2012 12:55 PM

              Sorry, no idea. I've only ever had the burger and fries. Yes, I'm that guy.

              Going for Thanksgiving?

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                kattyeyes Nov 20, 2012 01:45 PM

                HA HA, I may know you (kidding!). Yes, looking forward to it! :) I've always wanted to try Apricot's. I'm sure it will be a treat!

            2. re: ratbuddy
              kattyeyes Nov 22, 2012 07:14 PM

              GREAT call on Apricots, ratbuddy--thank you! Turkey was moist, flavorful and plentiful (yup, leftovers), served with mashed potatoes, stuffing (more stuffing, please...I would never put such a small amount of stuffing on my plate at home or in anyone else's home), fresh cranberry sauce, sweet badadas, all delicious. Only complaint was the mixed vegetables--hard (?) baby carrots with peapods and pearl onions. This did not speak Thanksgiving to me, nor was it tasty. It's also funny when you need a knife to cut the vegetables, but not the turkey. :)

              Attentive service, really lovely setting--our table overlooked the river. Very pleasant overall. BUT...if you dislike a noisy restaurant, this is NOT the place for you. I even overheard another table say the same thing (along the lines of "the only thing I dislike about this place is the NOISE"). But I doubt a better turkey dinner could be found anywhere else for such a nice price. And even their coffee is excellent. It was well worth the ride from M'town.

              1. re: kattyeyes
                ratbuddy Nov 22, 2012 09:17 PM

                Apricots is a great little place, glad they came through for ya :)

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          hotwing Nov 7, 2012 04:20 PM

          Here is a listing of restaurants open on Thanksgiving day that was published on the Courant"s website.From what I have found, they are all priced around $40. Angelicos Lake House (kind of a drive) has a $27 adult, $14 for children age 5-12 brunch buffet. Sounds like a good deal. I ended up making reservations at Carmen Anthony's.


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            lthomas175 Nov 7, 2012 04:42 PM

            This is a good reference - it does seem that $40 is the going rate. Funny, the Simsbury Inn is not listed - I do recommend it. I guess it is a choice of spending the money or cooking!

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              hotwing Nov 8, 2012 04:23 AM

              I tried last week to get reservations at the Simsbury Inn for their 4:00 seating. They only had a table for 10 left for time. Any ealier time would not work for us.

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            brookerme Nov 7, 2012 12:57 PM

            You could do http://www.abigailsgrill.com/index.php?page=home-2 where you order off the menu but I doubt that it would be any cheaper. You could try http://www.latrattoriact.net/ or http://idineconfetti.com/

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