Where to go in KC and Lawrence if you don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 27
Rye Plaza (4646 J.C. Nichols Parkway) is celebrating its second anniversary. And in appropriate (and appetizing) fashion, the restaurant is offering 50 percent off its much-loved fried chicken and also half-off champagne, all day long. Reservations are recommended; make them via Tock.
Thursday, November 28
Out in Lawrence, Leeway Franks (935 Iowa Street) is hosting its Fifth Annual Franksgiving. This year, they’re changing it up and offering brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Indulge in breakfast tacos, pancakes, omelettes, and more.
The Savoy at 21C (219 West 9th Street) is taking care of Thanksgiving with a three-course menu. Choose from dishes including smoked potato soup with crunchy hominy “corn nuts” or prime rib with lump crab and bearnaise sauce. Each table will receive a bunch of sides, including Brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes, gravy. and more. Secure your spot via Open Table.
Third Street Social (123 SE 3rd Street) is serving up Thanksgiving from 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., and you can order slow-roasted Angus prime rib, honey-baked ham, mushroom-stuffed salmon, and much more. Walk-ins are welcome; learn more here.
Eddie V’s (4749 Pennsylvania) is offering its regular menu or a special turkey dinner with hand-whipped potatoes, baby French green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, cranberry chutney and brioche-sage stuffing for $43 (children 12 and younger eat for $15), or you can choose from the regular menu. Eddie V’s is open from 4 to 10 p.m.; call 816-531-2537 for a reservation.
In Lenexa, Ignite Wood Fire Grill (8721 Ryckert Street) is putting out a buffet that includes turkey, leg of lamb and prime rib carving stations, plus sides like a cheesy egg and ham bake, brussels and squash, macaroni and cheese and more for $35 for adults or $12 for kids. Seatings are available from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; learn more here.
Tavernonna (106 West 12th Street) is putting an Italian spin on traditional Thanksgiving dishes, serving up items like “turchetta” with apple and sage stuffing, ricotta cavatelli pasta in brown butter with butternut squash and hazelnuts, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Service begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., and is $49 for adults and $24 for children. Call 816-346-4410 for reservations.
Nick & Jake’s on Main (5031 Main) is setting up a buffet ($32 per person) that includes roasted turkey, spiral-cut ham, prime rib and lots of sides. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 816-421-1111 for reservations.
A few other evergreen Thanksgiving options:
The Capital Grille (4760 Broadway Boulevard) has its regular menu available, plus a Thanksgiving option for $52.
Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social (51 East 14th Street) will host a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, complete with carving stations, for $42.
Chaz on the Plaza (325 Ward Parkway) has a four-course prix fixe menu available for $50.