Already tired just thinking about another Thanksgiving meal? Perhaps the stress of family is starting to get to you, along with the rush of the holidays. Whatever the case may be, save yourself some time and sanity by simply taking the family out to eat this Thanksgiving. That way, you don’t have to worry about the dishes, either!

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The Moose Preserve Bar & Grill
43034 N. Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248) 858-7688
www.moosepreserve.comLooking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner? The Moose Preserve in Bloomfield Hills can help with just that. Its wild game and trout Thanksgiving dinner special on Turkey Day is a real treat. Choose between The Moose’s regular restaurant menu or its special Thanksgiving menu. Let the whole family enjoy the rustic scenery and interior of the restaurant as well as enjoy a full dinner that would make any outdoors person jealous with native trout, fresh greens and delicious dessert that the kids will love.


Holly Hotel

110 Battle Alley
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-5208

Better known as the Historic Holly Hotel, though it is no longer a hotel but a refurbished restaurant, this certain establishment does a very interesting Thanksgiving dinner that will both feed and entertain you. Enjoy a four-course meal with soup, salad, entree and dessert. The options will stick to your typical Thanksgiving fare and dinner is offered from noon until 7 p.m. Years past have featured this meal for only $32 and Holly Hotel plans to stay close to that price point this year. Call ahead for this special Thanksgiving dinner.

5IVE Restaurant @The Inn At St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

Celebrate Earth’s bounty with an exquisite four-course Thanksgiving meal amid the
chic ambiance of 5IVE Restaurant — $49 for adults; $19 for children, served 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (View menu). The historic Inn itself is something to see, featuring classic Romanesque architecture with lavish details at every turn, including polished marble floors, handcrafted woodwork, and majestic stonework. Make your reservation or get more information at this link.

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The Golden Fox at Fox Hills
8768 N. Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 453-7272

Located in Plymouth, the Fox Hills golf course and restaurant offer an annual Thanksgiving brunch at $34.95 per person between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 22. Dine on breakfast items like pumpkin cranberry French toast, western turkey hash and biscuits and gravy to exquisite turkey pot pie, baked cajun tilapia and whipped mashed potatoes. Remember to reserve your place at this Thanksgiving dinner — space goes quickly.

( Westminster Church of Detroit is open for Thanksgiving.

Westminster Church of Detroit
17567 Hubbell St.
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 341-2697

Perhaps you would rather have food delivered to you this year when times are tough and you need a little help to get by. The Westminster Church of Detroit, while not a restaurant, offers a Thanksgiving meal to people in Detroit and is more than happy to help. Westminster’s Thanksgiving celebration will be held on Thanksgiving, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can either eat at the church or have the food delivered to you.

( Aspen Hall offers an alternative to a homemade Thanksgiving.

Aspen Restaurant and Bar
20333 Hall Road
Macomb, MI 48044
(586) 226-8838

At $18.99 for adults and $9.99 for children six to 10, Aspen Restaurant and Bar offers a very affordable Thanksgiving dinner compared to other places. It will be making all the fixings including turkey, yams, ham, stuffing, vegetables and of course, cranberry sauce. Instead of having to deal with the stress of making the entire meal yourself (same with those piling dishes), go out and enjoy a day of eating and giving thanks with your family and be able to relax.

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