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Old 10-31-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Default Thanksgiving in Dover

Any on know of any restaurants serving Thanksging dinner this year.
Do the local country clubs only make their restaurants available to members.
Please help need some place to take MIL for dinner.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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I don't know about this area particularly, as we are new in town. But where we moved from, a lot of restaurants served very nice dinners at Thanksgiving. Check out Golden Corral or a similar buffet style restaurant. Where we used to live, you had to make reservations at the K & W Cafeteria... it would be THAT crowded!

Let us know what you figure out!

Mary
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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Default Thanksgiving Dinner in Dover

If you wish to remain on speaking terms with the MIL, I'd recommend NOT taking her to the oh-so-posh Golden Corral for turkey, sweet iced tea and all the fixins....just a hunch. I don't live in Dover (thankfully) as the Golden Corral seems to be the hot place in town for the locals according to all web research.
It's all very odd since Dover is the state capitol and one might think politicians, etc. might have some better taste than that. Perhaps they flee for Wilmington every day after work.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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If you wish to remain on speaking terms with the MIL, I'd recommend NOT taking her to the oh-so-posh Golden Corral for turkey, sweet iced tea and all the fixins....just a hunch. I don't live in Dover (thankfully) as the Golden Corral seems to be the hot place in town for the locals according to all web research.
It's all very odd since Dover is the state capitol and one might think politicians, etc. might have some better taste than that. Perhaps they flee for Wilmington every day after work.

You know there probably are other places in Dover. Marych and a few of us a pretty new to the area and still scouting around.
Different folks like different foods and not of all of us can afford an oh-so-posh dining experience!

Kyle.........
I'm sure the local papers will be advertising for Thanksgiving Diners. I was talking to someone last night and she said they are going out but I didnt' catch the place. I know the papers in philly advertised for Thanksgiving diners. In fact, they would have a whole section dedicated to this.
Rockky.......Has mentioned quite a few excellent restaruants, so maybe she will chime in.
Good luck.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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Elizamary is correct. I remember last year that the Dover Post had several pages devoted to Thanksgiving dinners. Should be coming out in the next edition I would think.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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Any on know of any restaurants serving Thanksging dinner this year.
Do the local country clubs only make their restaurants available to members.
Please help need some place to take MIL for dinner.
Dover is only an hour from Grasonville, MD - the Grasonville VFW Post 7464 serves a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner from 1PM - 4PM for $7.00 a person and it is open to the public.

The food is EXCELLENT and the people are friendly
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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If you wish to remain on speaking terms with the MIL, I'd recommend NOT taking her to the oh-so-posh Golden Corral for turkey, sweet iced tea and all the fixins....just a hunch. I don't live in Dover (thankfully) as the Golden Corral seems to be the hot place in town for the locals according to all web research.
It's all very odd since Dover is the state capitol and one might think politicians, etc. might have some better taste than that. Perhaps they flee for Wilmington every day after work.

Kyle,
I am sure you have heard the old saying, "If you can't say something nice...", well, we all know the rest. Mary was trying to be helpful, unlike yourself. Maybe you should respond to the threads that you actually have some kind of positive input.
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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hc7612,

Thanks for going to bat for me... as you said, I was just trying to be helpful. After posting, I realized I have been reading and whipping off replies without a lot of thought. If the original poster would clarify the type of place his MIL would be impressed with, perhaps better suggestions will come along.

My train of thought was a cafeteria style food selection, because 1) it works good with a group (one mention was MIL; I assumed the wife and maybe kids would be part of the dining party); and 2) like elizamary mentioned, budgetary guidelines were not mentioned. I know from experience, some MIL's ARE impressed by $$$, while others are NOT. Know what I mean???

Hopefully, when my boys are older and I become a MIL, I don't "live up" to that moniker!

Mary
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:22 AM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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Mary,
I think your response was totally appropriate for the guidelines given. You were trying to be helpful, Kyle was not.

I am sure you will be a terrific MIL. I am sure your boys will be proud.

Heather
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:13 AM
 
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Any on know of any restaurants serving Thanksging dinner this year.
Do the local country clubs only make their restaurants available to members.
Please help need some place to take MIL for dinner.
mab10, Checking the Dover Post will be a fast way to get local info about Thanksgiving Dinner. The Dover Post is a little, weekly newspaper chocked full of information and news of local interest. I looked forward to getting it each week. We did get it free. Every Wednesday morning they dropped off a pile at the condos where we lived. Someone used to come by and steal them, but if you got there early......... It was one of the best ways to learn about local stuff. They do a great job!

The State News is Dover's daily. I'm sure the same advertisers are in both.

I don't know about local clubs. We were at Maple Dale several times (breakfast and one New Year's party), but there was a membership. The food was good. You could give them a call.

Also, check with the Sheraton in north Dover. I think they used to have a Thanksgiving buffet. The restaurant has changed names in the last year or so. I don't know if they are still doing Thanksgiving. I've been told it was a very nice dinner.
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