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Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

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Mankato, Minnesota
posts: 6
reviews: 2
Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

We will be in the Des Moines area over Thanksgiving weekend for a football game. I have searched and searched online but cannot find any information about restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving dinner. We'd prefer not to eat at a chain, if possible. If you know of a restaurant that will be offering Thanksgiving dinner please let me know. Thanks!!

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Ankeny, Iowa
Destination Expert
for Mexico City
posts: 598
reviews: 73
1. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

Keep an eye on this facebook link

facebook.com/pages/…336575696363640

Wini was a food critic for the Des Moines paper for many years and always has great posts. On Thursdays, the Des Moines Register has "datebook" section about all the happenings for the coming week, I will check it out and let you know what I find.

Mankato, Minnesota
posts: 6
reviews: 2
2. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

Thank you! I'll check later in the week.

Des Moines, Iowa
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for Des Moines
posts: 454
reviews: 25
3. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

In years past, the West Des Moines Marriott, Prairie Meadows' restaurant and IHOP have been open on Thanksgiving.

Ankeny, Iowa
Destination Expert
for Mexico City
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4. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

From today's paper:

Prairie Meadows Casino

Triple Crown Eatery has a buffet 9-3 brunch & 3-10pm dinner

AJs Steakhouse open for dinner 5-10pm

Ankeny Diner 10am-3pm turkey buffet

Tally's www.tallysbeaverdale.com 9am-8pm

If I see anything else I will post

North Liberty, Iowa
Destination Expert
for San Pedro
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5. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

I'd go through the Trip Advisor reviews, find some places that look interesting and write/call them.

Mankato, Minnesota
posts: 6
reviews: 2
6. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

Thank you to everyone for your replies! They are all very helpful to me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving -

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7. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

The Iowa Machine Shed has been open in recent years. Limited hours though; something like 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Traditional Thanksgiving buffet, with all the trimmings! The best part is, that a lot of the work is done by volunteers, with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause. Check it out! :-)

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8. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

The Iowa Machine Shed has been open in recent years. Limited hours though; something like 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Traditional Thanksgiving buffet, with all the trimmings! The best part is, that a lot of the work is done by volunteers, with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause. Check it out! :-)

Des Moines, Iowa
posts: 1
9. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

I got a banner ad today that Ruby Tuesdays would be open.

Ankeny, Iowa
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10. Re: Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

My wife and I ate at Mimi's Cafe in West Des Moines last year and had a very good dinner.

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