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Old 10-29-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Default Area Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

I’m looking for a (not too expensive) restaurant that serves a Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Two years ago we went to a hotel in Cranberry and paid $45 a plate which I thought was a bit expensive once you added tax/tip ($185 for 3 of us), especially for my daughter who probably ate a couple bites of turkey, a few spoonfuls of potatoes, and 2 rolls. I would prefer the north of Pittsburgh but it doesn’t have to be.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner along with caterers if you'd like to eat at home:

Thanksgiving Dinner in Pittsburgh - Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner or Buffet
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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You could try good old Cracker Barrel. It's not a buffet of course, but they offer a Thanksgiving dinner special for only about $10 a plate. It came with a big piece of pumpkin pie too.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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We always go to one of the following restaurants each year;
Sheraton Station Square
Crowne Plaza Pgh Airport
Fox Chapel Yacht Club
Grand Concourse

All have had a great buffet any time we went and usually between $18-29 per person for everything including soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and beverage. Always remember they tend to add their own set gratuity on Thanksgiving and Christmas (18%) which I have been always against because some servers don't deserve it. It gets pretty bad when you have to chase them down for water. LOL

We did go to Holiday Inn North Hills one year. It was pretty good, had all the fixins, and it was $18-22 from what I remember. Not sure if they have it anymore as it was a few years ago that we went.

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Old 10-29-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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Sheetz!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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We always go to one of the following restaurants each year;
Sheraton Station Square
Crowne Plaza Pgh Airport
Fox Chapel Yacht Club
Grand Concourse

All have had a great buffet any time we went and usually between $18-29 per person for everything including soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and beverage. Always remember they tend to add their own set gratuity on Thanksgiving and Christmas (18%) which I have been always against because some servers don't deserve it. It gets pretty bad when you have to chase them down for water. LOL

We did go to Holiday Inn North Hills one year. It was pretty good, had all the fixins, and it was $18-22 from what I remember. Not sure if they have it anymore as it was a few years ago that we went.
I think it is still around at the North Hills Holiday Inn. But that would never be for me.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Just be aware, that About.com list has not been updated for this year (but may have been current for last year, so pretty close). One change is that Opus at the Ren is not there any more; they've changed up the restaurant. It's also not a full listing. P-G should have a listing soon; the restaurant critic mentioned this on Twitter yesterday. Here is last year's P-G list: Dining: The turkey search

I have eaten at Hyeholde for Thanksgiving, which, if you've already paid $45 a plate, I guarantee would be better than what you had at that hotel for less money. Grand Concourse is always open, but it will be a zoo for sure.

It's not a big area for lots of restaurants being open, outside of hotels. I'm trying to think of what else might be open for that day. I only researched this for one year, I think, when my dad was here for that weekend. We otherwise don't bother with a particular special dinner.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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I know this isn't exactly eating out but Boston Market has some great Thanksgiving dinners if you don't mind just eating at home. It's going to cost you about $60 for four people ($90 for up to 10) but it comes with a LOT of food, you get the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, various sides, pretty much everything you need.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Just noticing, it may pay to check out some of these things depending upon the age of your daughter. A lot of the places in the old P-G article (still waiting for the new list) note that they're free for children 4 or 5 and under and half price or less for those up to 12. That may help ease the cost of something like the Grand Concourse or Hyeholde. The food at Hyeholde was very good, have to say. If you do go, you may wish to reserve in the older area of the building as opposed to the Round Room which is more generic. (They will offer times in both when you call, so you'll have to choose. I sat in the Round Room, but others who have been tell me it's the older room(s) that make the Hyeholde setting more interesting.)

I do remember in digging around 2-3 years ago, whenever that was I went, that I didn't find anything in the north suburbs open. I was purposely not checking hotels with fairly generic restaurants, though. I suppose some of those do serve that day.

Apart from the Boston Market stuff (which I've had before several years ago, not bad), I think the ready-to-cook(heat) deals probably won't come out too well for just 3 people. I get a newsletter from the Freedom Square Diner in Cranberry, where they are offering such a thing again. It costs $125 for the package. I'm guessing it would feed a lot, with 18lb turkey, etc. but overkill for 3.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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Sheetz!
Yea, a turkey sammitch with mayo, mmmmmmmm.
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