Eating Out for Thanksgiving Around St. Louis, From Buffets to Roast Pheasant

Here's where to enjoy all the fixings and let someone else do the clean-up.

While the Thanksgiving meal, for many, brings memories of a home filled with the smell of cooking turkey, more and more are choosing to eat out for the big meal.

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The National Restaurant Association estimated that approximately 14 million Americans ate out for Thanksgiving last year, the Huffington Post reported.

Thirty-one percent of those who dined out said convenience was the biggest factor in making the choice. Twenty-two percent said it was because they were traveling.

How about you? It's easy to have a great meal, then let someone else do the clean-up around St. Louis. The St. Louis Post Dispatch listed some area spots serving Thanksgiving meals.

Most restaurants listed are linked to Patch.com sites for more information.


  • Lone Star Steak House, Orchard Bend Shopping Center, 11969 St. Charles Rock Road, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Regular menu, plus a Turkey Dinner with cranberries and cornbread stuffing

Clayton, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch

  • Cardwell's Restaurant and Bar, 8100 Maryland Avenue, Buffet, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Adults $25.95, children 10 and under $12.95
  • , 100 Carondelet Plaza, Thanksgiving harvest brunch, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Adults $82, children $41. The Grill, 5-9 p.m. Adults $89, children $44.50
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, Brentwood and Forsyth boulevards, noon - 6 p.m., $28.95

Creve Coeur, Creve Coeur Patch

  • Bristol Seafood Grill, 11801 Olive Boulevard, Thanksgiving buffet, 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Adults $29, children $14
  • Gas House Grill, 12643 Olive Boulevard, Thanksgiving buffet, with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Adults $15.95, under age 11 $7.99

Des Peres

  • Surf & Sirloin, 13090 Manchester Road, All-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner, noon - 4 p.m. Adults $25, children $14

Florissant, Florissant Patch

  • Rizzo's Pasta, 1839 Dunn Road, A la carte Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Yacovelli's Restaurant, 407 Dunn Road, Thanksgiving buffet, noon - 4:30 p.m. Adults $19.95, children $11.95

Chesterfield, Chesterfield Patch

  • EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, 550 Chesterfield Center, Traditional and contemporary Thanksgiving buffet, starting at 11 a.m., adults $27.95, children $12.95
  • Yia Yia's, 15601 Olive Boulevard, Thanksgiving buffet, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults $25, children $12

Fenton, Fenton-High Ridge Patch

  • Cracker Barrel, 1050 South Highway Drive, Special Thanksgiving entrees starting at 11 a.m

Kirkwood, Kirkwood Patch

  • Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet, 118 W. Adams Avenue, Turkey or other choices, noon - 8 p.m. $25 and up


  • Uncle Bills Pancake House, 14196 Manchester Road, Turkey or other choices, Open 24 hours

Maplewood, Maplewood-Brentwood Patch

  • Home Wine Kitchen, 7322 Manchester Road, Family-style multicourse meal with roast pheasant. 5, 5:30, 7:30 and 8 p.m. seatings. $60

Richmond Heights, Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch

  • Boston Market, 6690 Clayton Rd.
  • Harvest, 1059 S. Big Bend Boulevard, Four-course meal, 3 - 8 p.m. $60

St. Charles, St. Charles Patch

  • Beef Eaters Restaurant, 111 Transit Street, Thanksgiving buffet, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adults $22.95, children 6-10 $9.95
  • Tony's On Main Street, 132 N. Main Street, Thanksgiving buffet, noon - 5 p.m. Adults $18.99, children $10.99
  • Grappa Grill, 1644 Country Club Plaza, Thanksgiving buffet, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Adults $18, children $8

Sunset Hills

LongHorn Steakhouse

Warson Woods

All LongHorn, Olive Garden and Red Lobster St. Louis locations are closed on Thanksgiving.


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