These were some of the items served for Thanksgiving dinner… (Barbara Haddock Taylor…)
Yes, it's going to be an unusual Thanksgiving -- conciding with the start of Hannukah and topped with the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. If you're looking for a place to celebrate on the town, these restaurants say they'll be open:
Cafe Troia (31 Allegheny Ave., 410-337-0133, www.cafetroia.com): The Towson restaurant will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving its regular menu as well as Prix Fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The cost is $39.95 ($22.95 for children 12 and under).
The Capital Grille (500 E Pratt St., 443-703-4064, thecapitalgrille.com): The Inner Harbor steak house is offering a special menu of Thansgiving favorites alongside its full regular dinner menu on Thanksgiving Day. Open noon-9 p.m.
Charleston (1000 Lancaster St., 410-332-7373, charlestonrestaurant.com): Cindy Wolf's Harbor East restaurant is serving a $76 fixed-price, Southern-influenced Thanksgiving dinner, including home-style sides and dessert. A vegetarian option will also be available, and Tony Foreman will offer a selection of wines to accompany the menu at varying price points. Open 3-7 p.m.
Darbar (1911 Aliceanna St., 410-563-8008, darbarbaltimore.com): The Fells Point Indian restaurant will serve a buffet brunch on Thanksgiving day from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $12.95. The restaurant will serve from its regular menu at dinner.
Dick’s Last Resort Baltimore (621 E. Pratt St., 443-453-5961, dickslastresort.com): The Inner Harbor’s “football fan” headquarters will open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving day, serving its regular menu along with some traditional holiday dishes. A pumpkin-pie eating contest is among the scheduled activities.
Elkridge Furnace Inn (5745 Furnace Ave., 410-379-9336, elkridgefurnaceinn.com): The inn is taking reservations for a fixed-price, multi-course Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $54 for five courses, $48 for four courses and $42 for three courses; $19.95 for children 5-10 Children under 5 eat free.
Grille 700 (700 Aliceanna St, 410-895-1879, www.grille700.com): On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront will serve a breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m-11 a.m. The cost is $18. Then, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grille 700 will serve a special Thanksgiving buffet with carved turkey, stuffing and other holiday items in addition to the breakfast buffet fare. The cost of the Thanksgiving buffet is $24.
Kali's Court (1606 Thames St., 410-276-4700, kaliscourt.com): The Fells Point restaurant is offering its regular menu as well as a fixed-price, five-course menu including both traditional Thanksgiving favorites and the restaurant's customary seafood specialties. The cost is $39. Open 1-8 p.m.
Kent Manor Inn (500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville, 410-643-7716, kentmanor.com): The historic Kent Island restaurant is serving a fixed-price traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The cost is $44, $22 for children 6-12, free for children five and under. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mama's on the Half Shell (2901 O'Donnell St., 410-276-3160, www.mamasmd.com/MamasSite). The Canton favorite is open regular hours, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., on Thanksgiving day and serving its regular menu.
Manor Tavern (15819 Old York Road, 410-771-8155, themanortavern.com): The Monkton restaurant is serving a grand Thanksgiving buffet with seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cost is $38, $15 for children 3-12.
Maryland Live Casino (7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, 443-445-2500, marylandlivecasino.com) is offering a fall heritage buffet of traditional holiday favorites, along with offerings from the snow crab and seafood menu. The cost is $35. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Milton Inn (14833 York Road, Sparks, 410-771-4366, miltoninn.com): Brian Boston's Baltimore County destination restaurant is offering, in addition to its a la carte menu, a fixed-price, three-course Thanksgiving dinner. The cost is $52, $26 for children. Open noon-7 p.m.
Mt. Washington Tavern (5700 Newbury St., 410-367-6903, mtwashingtontavern.com): The tavern is open on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12:30 p.m., serving its regular full menu and a special Thanksgiving dinner.
Oregon Grille (1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 410-771-0505, oregongrille.com): The perennial Baltimore County favorite will be open on Thanksgiving day, serving a menu of traditional favorites. The cost is $49. Open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Prime Rib (1101 N. Calvert St., 410-539-1804, theprimerib.com/bal): The classic Mount Vernon steakhouse is offering both a fixed-price, three-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving favorites. The cost is $45.95; $24.95 for children. The regular menu will also be available. Open 1-8 p.m.
The Prime Rib at Maryland Live Casino (7002 Arundel Mills Circle, 443-842-7000, marylandlivecasino.com): The casino steak house is offering a fixed-price "flavors of the season" three-course Thanksgiving menu. The cost is $75. Open 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.