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Offline undecided

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Just curious.  We may be in the minority of looking at restaurants to dine at, rather than cooking at home.  I know there are some places in LA that will be open, but I'd rather not drive that far out if I can avoid it.  Thanks in advance for your input!

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Best that you make reservations:

http://lucillesbbq.com/

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Denny's? Norm's?

Wait... you said restaurant. :)
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Capital Grille in South Coast Plaza has a great deal @ $40/adult and $15/kid. You'll need to reserve your spot asap.
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You might think I'm joking, but hometown buffet has a great turkey for thanksgiving

Other cheap mentions: Norms/Boston Market/marie calendars

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Last year, Acapulco in Costa Mesa actually had a really nice buffet. Traditional Mexican fare in addition to all of your traditional American Thanksgiving fixings. I’d recommend it although some might think it is weird to enjoy a holiday turkey meal at their restaurant.

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Just curious.  We may be in the minority of looking at restaurants to dine at, rather than cooking at home.  I know there are some places in LA that will be open, but I'd rather not drive that far out if I can avoid it.  Thanks in advance for your input!

Here's a strategy I used for Thanksgiving this year to find which restaurants still have slots available this late into November:

1) Go to Opentable.com

2) Select which area/s you want.

3) Select Thanksgiving Day.

4) Select your preferred time slot. (Do 2-3 searches for various times of the day since it only looks within a couple hours.)

5) Hit "Find a Table". Let it do all the work for you.

6) Visually filter out all the ethnic places that won't have a traditional Thanksgiving menu.

7) Book your reservation.

... This sure beats Yelping it, visiting each website, downloading a bunch of online menus, and calling around to see what's left. I booked a reservation at a place in Irvine I've never been to before & hadn't even considered until Open Table suggested it. After looking at it, I thought it seemed great and I'm looking forward to trying it. (I'm not going to say what that place is until after Thanksgiving. I don't need any stalkers on Thanksgiving.)

I had originally planned to cook. Last night, my refrigerator AND freezer died at just 6 years old. All groceries had to be dumped out. Not fun! I bought a new one today. They can't deliver until the end of the week. I was going to book Orange Hill. But their one remaining time slot didn't work for me. So I'm trying something new this year and I'm so glad I did it this way through Open Table -- best website ever. So convenient.
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If you're unable to secure reservation at a restaurant, you could still order take-home Thanksgiving meals.  Many supermarkets and restaurant chains offer them.

http://www.mariecallenders.com/holiday-guide

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Ruth's Chris: https://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/thanksgiving-dinner

$39.95 Adult, $12.95 Children

 

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