Preparing Your Family Dinner:
- Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for Dummies - a step-by-step guide to getting your turkey dinner on the table, from the About Guide to Home Cooking.
- Resources and Hot lines for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner
- Choosing Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner, from the About Guide to Wine
- A Thanksgiving Cocktail from the About Guide to Cocktails
- How to Deep-Fry a Turkey (but, please, be careful.)
- Kosher Roast Stuffed Turkey from the About Guide to Kosher Food
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
- John Q's Steakhouse - 55 Public Square, Cleveland; 216 861-0900; Thanksgiving buffet with hand-carved entrees and a wealth of sides. Noon - 5pm.
- 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:
- The City Mission
- Salvation Army
Cleveland Thanksgiving Activities (updated for 2012)
- Thanksgiving at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Visit the zoo for free on Thanksgiving (November 22). The park is open from 10am - 5pm and special, festive events and animal demonstrations are planned. Parking is also free.
- The history of Thanksgiving in the US and around the world, from Thanksgiving on the Net.
- Family Thanksgiving Crafts, ways to create a festive table from the About Guide to Family Crafts
If You Can't be at Home