Where to Dine out in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving 2015

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 2:44pm.


With Thanksgiving just a few days away, attempting to get a reservation at this point may be an exercise in futility, but, hey, it’s worth a try, right? If you just can’t bear another holiday spent in the kitchen, we have a few dining out options for you, arranged by price from the highest to the lowest.

Basil's Restaurant

Thanksgiving brunch and dinner is being served at Windows of Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS tower, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price for adults is $43, for children age 5 to 11 the price is $17 and children under four eat free. Call for reservations at 612-376-7474.

710 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

If you love Ruth’s Chris steaks you’ll probably enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner as well. It’s being served from noon until 8 p.m. at 920 2nd Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Adult dinners are $39.95 to $41.95 and items from the children’s menu are $12.95. Call 612-672-9000 to see if you can get reservations.

The Capital Grille

Thanksgiving dinner at the Capital Grille in Minneapolis will run you $36 unless you want desert, then tack on an extra $10. Dinner for children is $15. Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., call 612-692-9000 for reservations. The Capital Grille is located at 801 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis.

FireLake Grill House

Open Table shows FireLake Grill House as sold out on Thanksgiving but call anyway if this is where you want to eat. Restaurants frequently get cancellations. The 3-course Thanksgiving dinner will run you $32.95 for the adults and $14.95 for kids 12 and under. The downtown Minneapolis location is at 31 S 7th St. Reach them by phone at 612-216-3473.

French Meadow Bakery

You’ll have your choice of Thanksgiving menus (Traditional, Organic Gluten-Free or Traditional Organic Vegan) at the French Meadow Bakery this Thursday. The eatery is open for brunch but dinner is served from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The price is $30 for adults and $12 for children. Located at 2610 Lyndale Ave. S in Minneapolis, call 612-870-7855 2610 for reservations.

Normandy Kitchen and Bar

Normandy Kitchen and Bar is charging $28 for their adult Thanksgiving dinner and $14 for children’s meals (age 12 and under). They’ll also be serving off their regular menu “at ala carte prices." Call 612-370-1400 for reservations. Normandy is located at 405 South 8th St. in Minneapolis.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood

It’s rather interesting that McCormick & Schmick’s turns out to be one of the lower priced eateries for Thanksgiving dinner in Minneapolis, but there you have it. Located at 800 Nicollet Mall (9th St. and Nicollet Mall) in Minneapolis, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Plan on spending $24.99 for each adult meal and $9.99 for kids’ meals (age 12 and under).

Reach them by phone at 612.338.3300.

Buca de Peppo

The absolute best price for a traditional Thanksgiving dining-out experience in Minneapolis is at Buca de Peppo. Served family style, you’ll pay $57 for a dinner that serves three and $114 for one that serves six ($19 per person!). Buca de Peppo is located at 1204 Harmon Place and you can reach them by phone at 612-288-0138.

 Happy Thanksgiving!

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