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Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal at local restaurants

Posted November 13, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014

Compare the cost of typical Thanksgiving dinner ingredients - regular and organic - in six cities around the nation.

— Instead of slaving away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, go out to eat! Several local restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner:

Raleigh

Tir na nOg: Their annual Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, beer cheese soup and pies for dessert. Dinner is served from 12-6 p.m. Live music starts at 9 p.m. Adults $19.99, children $9.99, children under 5 eat free. Drink specials including hot Irish whiskey and Gaelic coffees.

Midtown Grille: Have Thanksgiving dinner at the restaurant or order a take-home meal. The four course dinner is $50 per person or $60 per person with wine. Reservations are available for 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Plates: Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner for charity. "Plates for the World" is available for dine-in or take-out from 1-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Stop Hunger Now. Reservations are $39 per person.

Margaux's: If you like to eat earlier in the day, Margaux is hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The four course meal is $39.95 per person and $12.95 for children. A special kid's menu is available.

Flights: A family-style dinner is just right for Thanksgiving. Flights' menu includes a kale salad, glazed ham, roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole and more favorites. Adults are $45 and children are $15.

Irregardless: For more vegetarian and vegan options, have Thanksgiving dinner at Irregardless. They are serving an a la carte menu from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. You can also order a carry-out dinner that feeds 6-8 people.

Mia Francesca: Try some Italian favorites and American classics this Thanksgiving. The buffet menu includes an autumn salad with local apples, braised turkey leg, cannoli and pasta. Reservations are $39.95 for adults, $30.95 for seniors 65 and older, $16.95 for children under 12 and free for kids under 5.

Angus Barn: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a buffet of favorites like turkey, macaroni and cheese, poached salmon and fresh baked rolls. Reservations are $47 for adults, $30 for seniors 65 years and older, $20 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

The Pit: Dine in family-style or take the BBQ to go with The Pit. Stuffed mushrooms, pit-cooked turkey, collard greens and pecan pie are on the menu at the Durham and Raleigh locations. Take-out is $19.99 per person and dine in is $24.99 per person.

Hibernian (Glenwood and North Raleigh): All of the Hibernian locations will be open on Thanksgiving. The menu is simple - turkey or ham with sides and pie for $12, or turkey and ham with sides and pie for $14. They're open until 2 a.m. if you're looking for somewhere to hang out after dinner.

Durham

Four Square: Thanksgiving dinner is elevated with dishes like truffle and coriander rubbed sea trout, crispy quail breast, and caramel chocolate cheesecake. Reservations are $60 and dinner is 3-7:30 p.m.

The Pit: Dine in family-style or take the BBQ to go with The Pit. Stuffed mushrooms, pit-cooked turkey, collard greens and pecan pie are on the menu at the Durham and Raleigh locations. Take-out is $19.99 per person and dine in is $24.99 per person.

Cary

Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar: The Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey, brisket, oysters, shrimp and homemade desserts. Dinner, served from 12-6 p.m., is $44.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 2-10.

Chef's Palette: This Thanksgiving buffet has classics like turkey with gravy and sage sausage stuffing as well as spinach and couscous salad and mahi mahi. Reservations are $28 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12.

Herons at The Umstead: From 12-6 p.m., Herons' Thanksgiving meal is sure to wow diners. Menu options include roasted pears, baked macaroni and cheese custard, beef short ribs, butternut squash soup, milk chocolate pot de creme and more. Adults are $85 and children ages 3-10 are $25.

Hibernian: All of the Hibernian locations will be open on Thanksgiving. The menu is simple - turkey or ham with sides and pie for $12, or turkey and ham with sides and pie for $14. They're open until 2 a.m. if you're looking for somewhere to hang out after dinner.

Chapel Hill

City Kitchen: Thanksgiving with an elegant twist, early in the day. This buffet is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and there will be breakfast options available as well as turkey day favorites. Adults are $35, children under 12 are $15 and kids under 3 eat free.

Carolina Crossroads at The Carolina Inn: Their Thanksgiving brunch is full of mouth-watering options, such as lobster salad, charcuterie, cinnamon acorn squash, pumpkin ravioli and more.

Carolina 1663: This Thanksgiving buffet includes contemporary Southern dishes like boiled shrimp, potato salad and candied sweet potatoes along with carving stations. Reservations are $34.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors and $12.95 for children 12 and under.

Apex

Peak City Grill: A buffet-style meal for Thanksgiving with dozens of options, including turkey, a seafood bar, a mac 'n cheese bar and green been casserole. Dinner is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations are $36.95 for adults, $26.95 for seniors 65 and older, and $20.95 for children 12 and under. Children 4 and under eat free.

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  • Martha Matthews Nov 14, 2014
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    Crackr (censors would not let me spell that word out) Barrel - highly recommend them and a whole lot less expensive

  • New Holland Nov 14, 2014
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    Could be that only the owners of SAS would go to this dinner anyway, or at least the only ones that could afford the $500 check for the family.

  • Angie Cox Nov 14, 2014
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    it's supposed to be Thanksgiving people. these prices are way way too expensive. For me, I enjoy going out but this is the time of year to cook and have your family together and leftovers. I am shocked at these prices and shocked these places can get away with this bull!

  • Sandy Swiger Nov 14, 2014
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    We like to go to McCall's in Clayton. There you get a reasonably priced buffet of some of the best southern favorites (terrific turkey and cornbread dressing!) and their banana pudding is legendary! A much better buffet than others IMHO.

  • 27615 Nov 14, 2014

    Our family went to Margauz's once for Thanksgiving and it was awesome!

  • lynchb01 Nov 14, 2014

    I totally agree with TC35D !!

  • Progressiveredneck Nov 13, 2014

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    Yeah, that's some good eatin' right there. Nothings better than the lukewarm canned cream corn kept sanitary behind the sneeze guard. The guard is probably they reason they achieved the great health rating score of 89. That chit will run through your innerds faster than a bolt of lightning.

  • wytlytn Nov 13, 2014

    and Golden Corral serves its buffet from 10:30am to 7:00pm and its only $14.95....and its ALL YOU CAN EAT, Come on to Roxboro's Golden Corral at 41 Weeks Drive, across from Tar Heel Chevrolet!

  • New Holland Nov 13, 2014
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    hummm $85 for one adult at the Umstead, you could go buy 2-3 whole turkeys, burn the first 2 of them in the oven and still have one to eat.