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Best Minnesota Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

November 6, 2013 6:00 AM

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Planning a Thanksgiving brunch or dinner may be a difficult or stressful task depending on the situation. Thankfully, restaurants in Minnesota will be serving delightfully prepared traditional Thanksgiving goodies. Skip the cooking this Thanksgiving and enjoy a holiday meal with your family at one of these Minnesota staples.

Pickwick Restaurant & Pub
508 E. Superior St.  
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 623-7425
www.pickwickduluth.com

Pickwick Restaurant and Pub is a family-owned restaurant located by the shores of Lake Superior that has been in operation since 1914. The restaurant underwent significant changes evolving from a brewery to what it is today. With the extreme cold weather in November, come on in for a nice Thanksgiving feast with the family. Pickwick has a comprehensive menu that everyone will enjoy. There’s also live music every Thursday so enjoy some background melodies with your meal. 

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Sunsets of Woodbury
700 Commons Dr. 
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 735-1997
www.sunsetsrestaurant.com/woodbury

Sunsets of Woodbury has been around since 1997. Its goal is to simply offer great food along with great service while keeping the upscale appeal in a casual environment. Sunsets’ menu options are packed with delicious appetizers and salads or specialties like pasta. If you are not feeling the need to cook a turkey but still want it for your holiday dinner, this spot will accommodate by serving up a Thanksgiving-style buffet. Prices are a little steep but you can split the tab between family and friends for this special celebration. 

Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar
31 S. 7th St. 
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 216-3473
www.firelakerestaurant.com

Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is an excellent restaurant that serves locally grown and perfectly seasoned food. This year, the Grill House will offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal and its full dinner menu. The atmosphere in Fire Lake is friendly and comfortable, perfect for a holiday meal with family. If you are planning to go shopping for Black Friday, get the night-before fuel you need with a nice personalized experience on Thanksgiving at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis, where the restaurant is located. Feast on the apple wood-smoked Wild Acres Farm turkey, wild rice stuffing, cider gravy and more. Top it all off with deep dish pumpkin cranberry pie.

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Grilled or Baked Potatoes

Jimmy’s Food & Cocktails 
11000 Red Circle Dr. 
Minnetonka, MN 55343
(952) 224-5858
www.jimmysfoodandcocktails.com

Jimmy’s Food and Cocktails has exquisite cuisine that is best described as a blend between contemporary and traditionally American. If you are unsure of how to organize a Thanksgiving gathering, Jimmy’s will be open to serve buffet-style food for brunch or dinner. With an exciting atmosphere that Jimmy’s is known to have, order a meal that includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed corn and a green bean casserole, and, of course, sweetened choices of pies. Plan early for reservations as availability tends to fill up quickly. 

Woolley’s Steakhouse 
7901 34th Ave. S. 
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 854-1010
www.woolleysrestaurant.com 

Woolley’s Steakhouse is an award-winning restaurant that’s been serving the community of Bloomington since 1986. The venue is known for four things: delicious mouth-watering steaks, fresh fish, seafood and world-class customer service. With its amazing surroundings (real plants, flowers and trees), skip doing the dishes and let an executive chef fulfill your Thanksgiving needs. Woolley’s will be preparing traditional favorites for the brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call to make your reservations today.

Related: Best Tableside Restaurant Preparations In Minnesota

Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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