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Where to Eat Out in the Twin Cities on Thanksgiving

Relinquish the dishes and the carving duties

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Old world class for feasting day
| Katie Cannon/Eater Twin Cities

While the Thanksgiving tradition of slaving over a hot stove for hours on end to feed a stampede of family as they squabble among themselves is an alluring one, there are increasingly more and more options for those who want to ditch cooking altogether and head to a restaurant on Turkey Day. Thanks to the Twin Cities’ excellent food scene, Thanksgiving Day eating out options abound.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tullibee

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300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(651) 468-0600
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With a main course featuring roasted turkey from Wild Acres, family-style sides, and classic pumpkin and apple pies for dessert, it’s safe to say that Tullibee is a solid Thanksgiving Day dine out option.

The wood-everywhere dining room
The cozy dining room of Tullibee inside the Hewing hotel
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2. Cosmos Restaurant

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601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 677-1100
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With seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., Cosmos is hosting a $65 per person ($18 for children 5-12 and free for wee ones under five) Thanksgiving buffet. It has five distinct components: a Flavor Minneapolis station that spots Midwest cheeses and meats, a cold station with a variety of salads and fruits, a hot station that boats everything from casserole to stuffing, a carving station with turkey and ham, and, of course, a dessert station with several classics.

3. Giulia

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215 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 215-5450
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Available not only on Thanksgiving, but on the 29th and 30th as well, Giulia is serving a Thanksgiving Dinner with wine pairings for $75 per person. Think Italian food with a Thanksgiving spin.

The dining room with an open kitchen at the back
More than one day of Thanksgiving feasting at Giulia
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4. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

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901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 252-7000
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Along with this North Loop staple’s full menu that’s anchored in excellent ingredients that speak for themselves, special Thanksgiving Day items will be available as well.

A drink menu propped up on the bar at Mercy
Swank hotel dining is a great restaurant option for the holiday
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5. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

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1204 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 288-0138
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Available for both dining in and ordering online, Buca di Beppo locations open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will be whipping up all of the Turkey Day classics alongside its regular Italian menu for those looking to take the Thanksgiving meal path less traveled.

6. French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

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2610 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-7855
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If keeping things vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free on Thanksgiving seems like an insurmountable task, take the crew to French Meadow where there is always something for everyone. Thanksgiving options will include will also include traditional, meaty options but, as always, organic will prevail across the board.

7. Stella's Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

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1400 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-8862
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For those looking to stray from turkey and indulge in the holiday with a seafood twist, Stella’s is the place to go. There will be a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will mix traditional staples with delicacies from the sea.

8. The Lexington

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1096 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 289-4990
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The Lexington is offering a $44.95 per person ($18.95 for kids 12 and under) prefix menu from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From Black Friday through February 15th, The Lex will also have a holiday lunch featuring $5 martinis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday.

Two large teal chairs sit in a lounge, before a fireplace
Martinis taste better in this room
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9. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

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3675 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 729-3663
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Open all day from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., the Howe will serve up its regular lunch and dinner menus alongside a special Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The latter will include everything from turkey and mashed potatoes to stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more. All you can eat is $17.99, one serving is $15.99, and little ones 12 and under are $7.99. The best part? There is a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy meal option for puppers, so no need to leave Fido out of the festivities!

10. Monello

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1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 353-6207
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The swank Italian restaurant will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. A three-course dinner with salad, entree, your choice of turkey or beef with all the trimmings and dessert. $49 person and $24 for children under 12, includes a special take home holiday bread.

1. Tullibee

300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The wood-everywhere dining room
The cozy dining room of Tullibee inside the Hewing hotel
Tullibee [Official]

With a main course featuring roasted turkey from Wild Acres, family-style sides, and classic pumpkin and apple pies for dessert, it’s safe to say that Tullibee is a solid Thanksgiving Day dine out option.

300 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

2. Cosmos Restaurant

601 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

With seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., Cosmos is hosting a $65 per person ($18 for children 5-12 and free for wee ones under five) Thanksgiving buffet. It has five distinct components: a Flavor Minneapolis station that spots Midwest cheeses and meats, a cold station with a variety of salads and fruits, a hot station that boats everything from casserole to stuffing, a carving station with turkey and ham, and, of course, a dessert station with several classics.

601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

3. Giulia

215 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The dining room with an open kitchen at the back
More than one day of Thanksgiving feasting at Giulia
Giulia [Official]

Available not only on Thanksgiving, but on the 29th and 30th as well, Giulia is serving a Thanksgiving Dinner with wine pairings for $75 per person. Think Italian food with a Thanksgiving spin.

215 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. Mercy Bar & Dining Room

901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
A drink menu propped up on the bar at Mercy
Swank hotel dining is a great restaurant option for the holiday
Mercy/Facebook

Along with this North Loop staple’s full menu that’s anchored in excellent ingredients that speak for themselves, special Thanksgiving Day items will be available as well.

901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

1204 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Available for both dining in and ordering online, Buca di Beppo locations open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will be whipping up all of the Turkey Day classics alongside its regular Italian menu for those looking to take the Thanksgiving meal path less traveled.

1204 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

If keeping things vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free on Thanksgiving seems like an insurmountable task, take the crew to French Meadow where there is always something for everyone. Thanksgiving options will include will also include traditional, meaty options but, as always, organic will prevail across the board.

2610 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. Stella's Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

1400 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

For those looking to stray from turkey and indulge in the holiday with a seafood twist, Stella’s is the place to go. There will be a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will mix traditional staples with delicacies from the sea.

1400 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Two large teal chairs sit in a lounge, before a fireplace
Martinis taste better in this room
Katie Cannon / Eater Twin Cities

The Lexington is offering a $44.95 per person ($18.95 for kids 12 and under) prefix menu from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From Black Friday through February 15th, The Lex will also have a holiday lunch featuring $5 martinis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday.

1096 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

9. The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

3675 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Open all day from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., the Howe will serve up its regular lunch and dinner menus alongside a special Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The latter will include everything from turkey and mashed potatoes to stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more. All you can eat is $17.99, one serving is $15.99, and little ones 12 and under are $7.99. The best part? There is a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy meal option for puppers, so no need to leave Fido out of the festivities!

3675 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

10. Monello

1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The swank Italian restaurant will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. A three-course dinner with salad, entree, your choice of turkey or beef with all the trimmings and dessert. $49 person and $24 for children under 12, includes a special take home holiday bread.

1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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