bgturkeyThe holidays have finally arrived! Thanksgiving is here, and with that comes turkey, stuffing, family time, and the start of the holiday rush. While many are navigating the aisles of the grocery store among the throngs of anxious shoppers, we know that there are others that want to truly relax and enjoy the time they have with their family without all of the other hoopla. Whether you're not a cook, or just want to spend time with friends and family without all of the fuss, there are plenty of restaurants in Fort Wayne that will be open and ready to help you have the happiest of Thanksgiving's! Tucanos. Tucanos Brazillian Grill just opened up at Jefferson Pointe, and they are ready to give you a mess free Thanksgiving meal! They will be offering a special thanksgiving menu featuring all of you Thanksgiving favorites, and a few Brazilian twists too! You Thanksgiving meal will include: peel and eat shrimp, all-you-can-eat filet mignon,  turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, Brazilian lemonade and pumpkin pie. The cost is $29.95 for adults, and $11.95 for children ages 7-12. Little ones under the age of 7 eat FREE! Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Tucanos at 260.436.4433. Hours are 11am-8pm.

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Don Hall's Guesthouse. Don Hall's Guesthouse will be offering two different Thanksgiving Day meals. The first is a buffet of Thanksgiving favorites in the Grand Ballroom of the hotel. The buffet entree options are roasted turkey with gravy, roast beef with demi-glaze and hickory ham. Sides include: garlic smashed potatoes, herb stuffing, corn casserole, smashed sweet potatoes with candied pecans, fresh fruit and vegetables - and more! There will also be a variety of desserts for a sweet treat after your meal. The cost is $19.99 for adults, $7.95 for children ages 4-10, and kiddos 3 and under eat FREETurkeyDayMenu-1

The second Don Hall's option is a buffet in the Grille Restaurant. This will include hickory ham and roast turkey for the entree. The sides will be home-style gravy, smashed potatoes, green bean casserole - and more! Dessert will also be offered. The price for this buffet is $14.99 for adults, $7.95 for children 4-10, and children 3 and under are once again FREE! Reservations for both buffets are encouraged and can be made by calling Don Hall's Guesthouse at 260.489.2524.

Thanksgiving Day BuffetRed River Steakhouse. Red River Steakhouse in Hotel Fort Wayne will have a Thanksgiving Holiday Feast! This is a buffet-style meal and will feature a variety of entrees, sides and desserts. Entrees include: carved turkey, carved baron of beef, rosemary roasted pork loin - and more. Sides will be whipped yams, sage stuffing, fall squash vegetables and whipped potatoes. Red River will also have a huge selection of salads, breads and dessert. The cost is $27.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors (65+), $9.95 for kids ages 5-12 and little ones ages 4 and under are FREE. Hours are 10:30am-3pm. You can make a reservation by calling Red River Steakhouse at 260.484.0411 ext. 310. Hotel-Fort-Wayne-Thanksigving-2013-V2-Website-BannerOther options for dining out are:

  • Back 40 Junction in Decatur. Hours are 11am-7pm.
  • Cracker Barrel. Hours are 6am-11pm and walk-ins are welcome.
  • Golden Corral. Hours are 10am-8pm.
  • Ihop
  • Granite City. Hours are 10am-3pm and they will accept reservations and walk-ins.
If you still want to have everyone over to your house for the big meal, but don't want to do ALL of the work, there are a couple of great choices for delivery and carry-out Thanksgiving entrees, sides, and even the whole meal! Apple Spice Junction. Apple Spice Junction is a catering and carry-out restaurant that features everything for warm antrees to deli sandwhiches. For Thanksgiving they are offering a full Thanksgiving meal. You can also just order your turkey or individual sides if you have some things covered, but need help with other parts of the turkey day meal. To find out more information, or to place your order, give Apple Spice Junction a call at 260.969.8450. Tucanos. While Tucanos also has a dine-in option for your Thanksgiving feast, they are also offering a special carry-out or delivery Thanksgiving meal to bring all of the delicious options being offered at the restaurant to your home! To place your order call Tucanos at 260.436.4433. Other options include:
  • Bob Evans
  • Cracker Barrel
No matter what your Thanksgiving Meal choice is, we hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving! Did we miss anything? Feel free to let us know in the comments!