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Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Family, Feasts, Fun, and Football

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Thanksgiving in Cleveland

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Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November, is a time for family, feasting, fun, and football. Find out what restaurants are open, how to make your turkey, and other Thanksgiving events in town. (updated for 2013)

Preparing Your Family Dinner:
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
  • 100th Bomb Group - 20920 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland; 216 267-1010

  • Bistro 185 - 991 East 185th St., Cleveland; 216 481-9635; Three-course Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner; November 22; 630pm; $30 plus tax and gratuity

  • The Cabin Restaurant - 28810 Lakeshore Blvd., Willowick; 440 943-5195; 1230pm - 6pm.

  • Don's Pomeroy House - 13664 Pearl Rd., Strongsville; 440 572-1111

  • Harry's Steak House - 5664 Brecksville Rd., Independence; 216 524-5300; Thanksgiving Buffet; 11am - 7pm

  • J B Milano's - 355 Richmond Rd., Richmond Hts; 216 289-4000

  • Lodge at Geneva State Park - 4888 North Broadway (State Route 534); Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio 44041; 866 806-8066; Thanksgiving buffet; $29.99 for adults; $14.99 for children

  • Mapleside Farms - 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick; 330 225-5576; Thanksgiving Buffet, 11am - 5pm

  • Muse - Ritz Carlton Hotel, 151 W. 3rd St., Cleveland; four-course prix fixe meal; 11am to 8pm; Adults $65; Children $29; reservations required; call 216 902-5255.

  • Pier W - 12700 Lake Ave (in Winton Place), Lakewood; 216 228-2250

  • Sans Souci - 24 Public Square (in the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel), 216 696-5600

  • McCormick & Schmick - 26300 Cedar Road (Beachwood Place); 11am - 8pm; 216 831-8100

  • Marabella - 29425 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike; 216 464-9939

  • Mallorca - 1390 W 9th St., Cleveland; 216 687-9494

  • Rider's Inn - 792 Mentor Ave., Painesvile; 440 354-8200; Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner; 1130am - 6pm

Volunteering on Thanksgiving
Many churches and charitable organizations around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio need help setting up, serving, and cleaning up from Thanksgiving dinners for the poor. If you'd like to help, consider the following:
Cleveland Thanksgiving Activities (updated for 2013)
  • Thanksgiving at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Visit the zoo for free on Thanksgiving (November 28). The park is open from 10am - 5pm and special, festive events and animal demonstrations are planned. Parking is also free.


Thanksgiving Fun
If You Can't be at Home(last updated 9-29-13)

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