Not slaving over the stove on Thanksgiving Day? Well, we’ve gathered up a few options for you to still get in a good meal. You should definitely start whittling your choices down ASAP, because most restaurants require a reservation on holidays.
Messina’s Runway Cafe
The art deco-style cafe will be serving lunch at two times Thanksgiving Day: noon and 2:30 p.m. Their menu includes oyster dressing, a seafood bar, smoked duck, chorizo gumbo and pumpkin pie.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise on the Creole Queen
This relaxing 2-hour cruise will feature a live jazz band for a little extra lagniappe, as well as a full Thanksgiving Dinner. If you want to do this option, be prepared to eat a little later. Boarding for the cruise starts a 6 p.m., and the buffet-style dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Prices are $89 for adults, $39 for kids 3-12. Children 2 years old and under are free. Drinks not included in dinner price. Click here for more information.
The Country Club
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Better known for its pool, this Bywater getaway is also a bar and restaurant, hosting a special menu on Thanksgiving. For starters, there’s smoke rabbit and mushroom gumbo, crispy gulf oysters and crab beignets. Main course options include a roasted turkey plate, char grilled filet mignon or pan roasted shrimp. All of the menu items are a la carte, so you can go as small or fancy as you’d like. Click here for more information.
Ralph’s on the Park
A local go-to for special occasion’s, Ralph’s sits across the street from picturesque City Park. A three-course Thanksgiving menu will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Appetizers include turtle soup and turkey and andouille gumbo. Main courses feature a turkey entree with oyster dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry compote and roasted sweet potatoes. If turkey will put you to sleep, there’s also redfish, veal and crabmeat or pecan striped bass. Click here for a full menu or to make reservations.
Landry’s Seafood House
Another choice if turkey isn’t your thing, Landry’s on the Lakefront will be featuring a maple-glazed salmon, along with it’s regular menu of fresh seafood.
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