Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Article by Hayley Hyer

If hosting a big feast at your home and having hours of cleaning up to do afterward—plus so many containers full of leftovers in your fridge—doesn't sound like how you want Thanksgiving to go this year, maybe going out for dinner is the better option for you. Here are four Kansas City restaurants with special Thanksgiving Day menus so you don't have to sacrifice your favorite traditions. 


Tavernonna, connected to Hotel Phillips is offering a special Thanksgiving event including a buffet lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost for lunch is $49 for adults and $24 for kids ages 6-12. Kids younger than 6 eat for free. They will also be serving a Thanksgiving dinner with all of the traditional sides 5-10 p.m. for $29 per person. You can make your reservations on OpenTable.

Photo: Nonna's Family-Style Thanksgiving Dinner

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Cafe Gratitude

If you have a vegan in your family or just want to do something non-traditional and nourish your body with veggies, Cafe Gratitude is hosting a Thanksgiving lunch 12-3 p.m. The meal is completely free, as a way for them to show their genuine thanks for the Kansas City community. Enjoy an all-organic salad, entree and dessert. Food may run out, so get there early!

Photo: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Plaza III Steakhouse

Plaza III is offering a Thanksgiving meal all day, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The cost of $29.95 for adults and $11.95 for children 5-10 years old will get you a three-course meal with salad, turkey with all of the traditional sides and your choice of pumpkin, pecan or apple pie. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

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Chaz on the Plaza

If you'd like a choice between turkey, prime rib, salmon and seabass, the five-course meal at Chaz on the Plaza is perfect for you. Other choices include truffle and broccoli mac 'n' cheese or pecan-smoked shrimp cocktail and apple tart, strawberry cheesecake or bourbon pecan pie. The cost is $50 per adult and $18 per child 12 and younger. There will also be a special music performance of A La Mode Trio (Voted Kansas City's favorite Jazz Band in 2018 by The Pitch KC) during Thanksgiving dinner 6-10 p.m. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

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