Thanksgiving is just six days away. Yes, that’s right. Six days. Have you gone grocery shopping? Are you ready to spend most of the day in the kitchen? How about cleaning up after the huge meal? No? Well, then, I have a great suggestion. This year, skip the stress, and make reservations at one of these local establishments:

Columbus Marriott Northwest (5605 Blazer Parkway) – This traditional Thanksgiving buffet runs from 11-2:30 and offers turkey, ham, and prime rib as well as a number of sides, salads and desserts. The cost is $32.98 for adults, $24.95 for seniors and $14.95 for children ages 6 – 12. Call 614-791-1000 for reservations.

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar (50 W. Bridge Street) – A favorite fusion restaurant, J. Liu will have a buffet with traditional carving, Asian, and Italian stations for guests to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $27.99 for adults, $25.99 for seniors and $16.99 for children ages 4 -12.  Call 614-718-1818 for reservations.

Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin (5100 Upper Metro Place) – Traditional Thanksgiving dishes will be on the menu in the hotel’s restaurant.

Tucci’s California Bistro (35 N. High Street) – This delicious buffet features oven roasted turkey, prime rib, poached salmon, spiced sweet potatoes, corn bread stuffing and a lot of other items from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $32.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 5 – 10, and children under 4 are free with a paying adult. Reservations are required; call 614-792-3466.

Matt the Miller’s Tavern (6725 Avery-Muirfield)  – Turkey, prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, assorted flatbreads, pumpkin pie and more will be available on the buffet from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Cost is $28.95 for adults, and $10.95 for children ages 5 – 10; kids under 4 are free with a paying adult. Seating is limited, so call 614-799-9100 for reservations.

And, for you Black Friday shoppers, these local restaurants have specials, too:

Kogen’s (9711 Sawmill Parkway, Powell) – On 11/23 only, buy one gift card for $50 and receive a complimentary $15 gift card.

Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Drive) – The restaurant will be opening at 5 a.m. and have a $4.99 breakfast special until 9 a.m. as well as $1 cups of premium coffees.

~ Post by Dawn