The Capital Grille
At this classic steakhouse, enjoy roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry-pear chutney. $43 adults, $15 children. Add pumpkin cheesecake for $12. Full menu also available.
801 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-692-9000, thecapitalgrille.com
This Northeast Minneapolis classic is back in business after a four-month construction-related hiatus, serving a holiday dinner (11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) that includes roasted turkey, sage dressing, whipped potatoes, pan gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted yams, corn chowder or house salad and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. $46.95 per person. Additional menu items ($12 to $20), include green bean casserole, shrimp cocktail, crab rolls and deviled eggs, and other dinner options ($28 to $48) include braised pheasant with wild mushroom cream sauce and wild rice, slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish sauce and a baked potato, and butternut squash ravioli with sage cream sauce and corn pudding.
1928 University Av. NE., Mpls., 612-789-7297, jaxcafe.com
Celebrate with a three-course dinner: a mixed green salad with butternut squash vinaigrette, a choice of smoked turkey breast or a 12-ounce rib-eye, served with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and green bean casserole. Dessert? Apple or pumpkin pie. $65 per person.
1115 2nd Av. S., Mpls., 612-353-6207, monellompls.com
Nicollet Island Inn
The historic hotel is preparing a three-course meal with options in each course: roasted root vegetable soup or a beet salad; roasted turkey with stuffing and green beans, strip steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus or fried burrata-filled ravioli in a mushroom cream sauce; and pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse or apple strudel. $60 per person, and includes coffee, tea, soft drinks and a "leftovers" turkey sandwich.
95 Merriam St., Mpls., 612-331-1800, nicolletislandinn.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Dinner includes roasted turkey breast, sour cream mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sage-dried cranberry stuffing, green beans, creamed corn and cranberry chutney. $50 adults, $18 children.
50 S. 6th St., Mpls., 612-333-2277, theoceanaire.com
Raag Indian Cuisine
Enjoy an Indian-style holiday meal, featuring tandoori chicken, vegetable-filled samosas, paneer makhani, saffron pulao rice, chutney-glazed potatoes, butter naan and mint-tamarind chutney. $39 adults, $19 for children, free to children under 5.
3812 W. 50th St., Mpls., 952-405-8367, raagindiancuisine.com
The three-course meal includes a classic turkey-and-trimmings setup along with a choice of starter (sweet potato bisque, shrimp cocktail, squash salad) plus pumpkin mousse or chocolate flourless cake for dessert. $39.95 per person.
644 Bayfield St., St. Paul, 612-800-5298, holmanstable.com
The buffet (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at this great-looking restaurant will feature prime rib, beer-braised ham, roasted turkey and gravy, peel-and-eat shrimp, cranberry stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, salads, brunch classics (French toast, caramel rolls) and pies. $51.95.
1642 County Road B2 W., Roseville, 651-796-0040, baldamar.com
This Stillwater landmark is preparing a buffet (11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.) with roasted turkey, sausage-sage stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, pot roast, broccoli salad, cranberry sauce, desserts and more. $29 adults, $18 children ages 4 to 12, free for children ages 3 and under.
102 N. 2nd St., Stillwater, 651-439-1100, lowellinn.com
Birch's on the Lake
Expect to encounter a buffet meal (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at this lakeside hot spot. $51 adults, $25 kids ages 4 to 12, free for kids ages 3 and under. Or order a to-go family-style dinner ($265, serves four to six) for pickup on Nov. 24.
1310 Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake, 952-473-7373, birchsonthelake.com
Both locations are preparing a buffet (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with roasted turkey, smoked prime rib, peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell, brunch standards (made-to-order omelets, French toast, eggs Benedict), Caesar salad, broiled walleye, barbecue chicken, roasted asparagus, candied carrots, whipped potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, pies and carrot cake. $51.95 adults, $25.95 kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids ages 5 and under.
3155 Galleria, Edina, 952-999-4011 and 700 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 952-473-5253, covrestaurants.com
Jimmy's Kitchen and Bar
The all-you-can-eat meal, served family-style, includes roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, stuffing, creamed corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, salads, wild rice soup, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and fruit cobbler. $34.95 adults, $21.95 kids ages 13 to 17, $13.95 kids ages 12 and under, free for toddlers.
11000 Red Circle Dr., Minnetonka, 952-224-5858, jimmysmn.com
Gather for a Thanksgiving breakfast buffet (7 to 10 a.m.) that features cheesy scrambled eggs, hash browns, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, bacon, sausage and pastries. $23.95 adults, $11.95 children ages 6 to 12, free for children ages 5 and under. Or enjoy a buffet dinner (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with butternut squash soup, salads, roasted squash, peel-and-eat shrimp, smoked salmon, pecan-crusted grouper, lamb shepherd's pie, four-cheese tortellini, roasted Brussels sprouts, honey-glazed ham, roasted turkey, flourless chocolate cake, pies, cupcakes and pumpkin tartlets. $59 adults, $20 children ages 6 to 12, free for children ages 5 and under.
925 E. Lake St., Wayzata, 612-356-5330, ninetwentyfive.com
The buffet (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will feature smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, salads, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, bacon, sausage, turkey, ham, chicken Parmesan, mac and cheese, kielbasa and peppers, roasted vegetables and dessert bars. $23.95 adults, $17.95 seniors, $14.95 kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids ages 5 and under.
3401 Louisiana Av. S., St. Louis Park, 952-929-6810, parktavern.net
The family-style menu places roasted turkey, beef tenderloin and glazed salmon in the spotlight, and also includes cornbread, deviled eggs, salads, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, sweet potato-pecan casserole, green beans and a choice of desserts. $59.95 adults, $27.95 kids ages 12 and under.
8251 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-914-9100, wildfirerestaurant.com
The buffet spread (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) includes roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, mac and cheese, prime rib, glazed ham, crab legs, shrimp cocktail, oysters, lasagna, pasta with meatballs, salads, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, pies and assorted desserts. $54.95 adults, $19.95 children ages 4 to 12, free for children ages 3 and under.
11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, 952-435-7156, charthouserestaurant.com
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
The three-course meal includes a mixed greens salad with blue cheese and walnuts, cider-cured roasted turkey, white Cheddar mashed potatoes, wild rice stuffing, maple-glazed yams, green bean casserole, cranberry-orange relish and pumpkin-praline pie. $45 adults, $22 children ages 6 to 12.
2100 Killebrew Dr. (Mall of America), Bloomington, 952-851-4040, firelakerestaurant.com
The three-course menu includes a choice of salad or butternut squash soup; one of two entrees (roasted turkey with sage stuffing or braised short ribs) served with mashed potatoes, carrots and a green bean casserole; and molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin pie or pecan pie. $39. The restaurant's dinner menu will also be available.
5601 W. 78th St., Bloomington, 952-656-5980, lelarestaurant.com