CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Enquirer) - If you’re not planning on cooking or washing dishes on Nov. 28 this year, there are plenty of restaurants that are open, so you can make reservations instead of stuffing.
But if sitting in a restaurant dining room dealing with the needs of little kids and older people seems restrictive but you still don't want to cook or do dishes, you can bring the restaurant to you. Or at least the restaurant's food.
Here are some suggestions from FOX19 NOW’s media partner, the Cincinnati Enquirer. Just remember: make reservations, or place an order, early!
Behle Street by Sheli: Dine-in and carryout dinners. Deluxe turkey dinner for 8 is $189, prime rib dinner for 6 is $185. For dine-in, open noon-7 p.m. Ham, turkey, corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, etc. $25.99; $9 for kids, 4 and under free. 2220 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell. 859-341-8888, behlestreetbysheli.com.
Bob Evans: All locations open until 8 p.m. Thanksgiving meal includes choice of entree, three sides, bread, pie for $14.99 Premium, with ham and turkey, is $16.99
The Capital Grille: Three-course menu with slow-roasted turkey, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney, mashed potatoes. and dessert Or bone-in ribey or dry-aged NY Strip. Open 11 a.m. $43; $15 for children
DeSha's: Buffet 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Salads, cornbread and rolls, smoked salmon, ham, turkey, prime rib, sides and pies, other desserts. $36; $16 kids 12 and under, 3 and under free. 11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township, 513-247-5933, www.desha's.com.
French Crust: Dinner to take home. Pick up 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Whole turkey with sides for 6 (gravy, dauphinoise, cauliflower and squash gratin, haricots verts almandine, macaroni and cheese casserole, cranberry relish, rolls, pie.) $150. Order by 3 p.m. Nov. 23. 1801 Elm St., 513-455-3720, www.jrcincy.com.
Golden Lamb: A la carte menu, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Turkey breast, sage sausage and apple dressing, etc. or tenderloin of beef with sides, or local mushroom ravioli with roasted red peppers, spinach, etc. $26.95-$36.95, Children ages 14 and under, $14.95 or $7.94, desserts a la carte, $6.25. A few tables are still available. 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, 513-932-5065; www.goldenlamb.com.
Lucius Q : Dinners to go, whole smoked birds for 20 or more; breasts for groups of 10. With sides including queso corn and broccoli casserole. $75-$275. Pickup Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1131 Broadway, Pendleton, order online at luciusq.com.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: Open at noon. Signature steak dinner. 441 Vine St., Downtown, 621-3111 www.mortons.com.
The National Exemplar: Prix fixe menu: noon-7 p.m. Turkey breast, prime rib or harvest risotto. $34.95, $16.95 children under 12. 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. 513-271-2103.
The Phoenix: Buffet noon-6 p.m. Turkey and prime rib, sides and pie. $39, $15 children under 12, children under 3 are free. To-go available. 812 Race St., Downtown. 513-721-8901, www.thephx.com.
Seasons 52: A la carte: available all day, Roasted (no antibiotic) turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc.
Smokey Bones: To-go orders: smoked meats, sliced smoked turkey; includes turkey breast rubbed with house spices and hickory smoked for 3 hours.
Sugarfire Smoke House: Take-out. Smoked whole turkeys, turkey breast, whole pies. Order by Nov. 24.
Sweets and Meats: Take-out. Pickup 5-7 p.m. Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 28, smoked turkey $85; smoked home $70, sides (sweet potato casserole, collard greens, green beans, dressing, cornbread) $25. Pies $25. 2249 Beechmont Ave., 513-888-4227, www.sweetsandmeatsbbq.com.
Trio Bistro: A la carte. 2-6 p.m. 7565 Kenwood Road, 513-984-1905.