“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.”  ~Erma Bombeck

Looking for a way OUT of cooking this Thanksgiving? We can help. Whatever your reason (your kitchen is too small, you have no time to shop, your kids have the flu, your favorite football team is playing), you still want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner–right? Or not. There are many restaurants in Dublin and Columbus offering options ranging from a full Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings to limited menus of signature favorites. So, the only thing you’ll need to make with this list is a reservation.  Below is a list of local eateries that are ready and willing to do all the cooking for you this Thursday.  Call ahead for reservations, hours and pricing.  (Note: All phone numbers are area code 614.) Bon appetit!

  • Salvi’s Italian Bistro ( 5000 Upper Metro Place) 874-0466 Dublin’s newest eatery is open and featuring all the traditional Thanksgiving fare plus Salvi’s signature dish: Pasta Salvi. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Adults $23.95; Children $11.95 ; Under 4 – free
  • Kilpatrick’s Restaurant/Embassy Suites Dublin (5100 Upper Metro Pl)  Casual Thanksgiving Day Buffet Dinner – served from 5-8pm. Adults/$16.95 and Children/$8.95. In the evening, made-to-order pizzas from 5-10:30 p.m., $9-$13. 790-9000
  • Marriott Columbus Northwest ( 5605 Blazer Pkwy.) 791-1000 This hotel restaurant is famous (locally) for its outstanding Thanksgiving brunch buffet. Reservations required (and they go quickly)!
  • Hoggy’s Dublin (7509 Sawmill Rd.) 791.8661  While not open ON Thanksgiving Day, Hoggy’s offers some early pick-up deals including a 12-14 lb. smoked turkey (that feeds up to eight) for $35; or the Thanksgiving package ($100)  that includes the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, whipped sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a homemade pumpkin log for dessert.
  • J Liu Restaurant (6880 North High St.) The Worthington location of this locally owned restaurant will offer traditional buffet items along with some favorite house Asian dishes. 888-1818

Other Columbus area options:

  • Ruth’s Cris Steak House (7550 High Cross Blvd.) Full menu plus traditional Thanksgiving meal.
  • J. Gilbert’s (One E. Campus View Blvd.) 840-9090  11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
  •  Buca di Beppo (60 East Wilson Bridge Rd.) 848-8466 Featuring family style Thanksgiving dinner plus regular menu.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill (6195 Sawmill Rd.) 760-7753

For more information about Dublin, Ohio area restaurants, visit www.IrishisanAttitude.com

-Post by Andrea