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What is open on Thanksgiving for lunch/dinner

mngal Nov 3, 2013 05:56 PM

Trying to find a lovely restaurant on the east side of town to take my 95+ year old grandmother for late lunch.

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    amishangst Nov 4, 2013 06:31 AM

    I guess it depends on your definition of lovely.

    Twin Cities Dining Guide has a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving.


    It's not on the list, but Keys Cafe might be open (I know they do Thanksgiving catering to go and you can pick it up that day, but I'm not sure if the restaurant itself is open...however, I don't know if they are "lovely", just family cafe quaint at best).

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      ChillyDog Nov 4, 2013 11:09 AM

      Lovely to me means good food.

      Colossal Cafe in Saint Paul serves until 2pm. We had their traditional turkey dinner last year. It was some of the best turkey I've ever eaten.

      It was so good that my dining companion got another dinner to take out, just to have leftovers of sorts.

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        american_idle Nov 4, 2013 11:12 AM

        Lots of ethnic restaurants open their doors for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had Thai and Chinese on both days last year.

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          gildeddawn Nov 4, 2013 12:35 PM

          The St. Paul Hotel has a Thanksgiving dinner that I've heard is lovely, and I think would particularly suit a woman of advanced years.

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            sheepy Nov 6, 2013 07:51 PM

            My mom and I were just taking about this today. Last year she went to Jax Cafe with my sister and brother. My brother loved the turkey dinner, my mother hated it and my sister had special food made (vegan) and thought it was okay. I looked at the menu and, frankly, I have better things to spend that kind of money on. Like rent.

            We are going to the Monte Carlo for chicken wings.

            Nicollet Island Inn has always been lovely when I used to go on Christmas.

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