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Go Ahead, Enjoy Dining Out in Southern Indiana on Thanksgiving Day

COMPILED BY ANGIE FENTON 

Want to start a new Thanksgiving tradition? Visiting from out of town during the holiday? Don’t feel like dealing with the chaos of cooking and cleaning? Thankfully, you have several locally-owned Southern Indiana options for dining out – or catering in – on Thanksgiving Day.

AMORÉ FINE IT ALIAN CUISINE 

730 Highlander Point Drive, Floyds Knobs 

812.903.0139 

Amoré will offer its full Italian menu on Nov. 23 along with other Italian Thanksgiving Day-inspired dishes beginning at 2 p.m. on the holiday. Reservations are required. Take out will not be available. Call for full details.

BRISTOL BAR & GRILLE 

700 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville 

812.218.1995 

Bristol Bar & Grille offers up a gorgeous view as well as a Thanksgiving Day buffet, featuring dishes from locally-sourced farming partners, with seating from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages – including Bristol’s unique wine selection hand-picked by Master Sommelier Scott Harper – will be available for purchase. The Southern Indiana favorite also offers pre-ordered catering and pick-up on Thanksgiving Eve. Prices vary and a minimum of 25 servings is required for catering orders. Call now to RSVP for Thanksgiving Day or to place a pre-order. Cost: $25.95 per adult, $7.95 for kids 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and under.

CAFÉ 157 

157 E. Main St., New Albany 

502.548.9114 

Café 157 plans to serve Thanksgiving Day from noon to 5 p.m. but advanced reservations are required. Dishes for the plated meal will include turkey or ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and two of the three following dishes: corn pudding, green beans or sweet potato casserole. Diners also get to choose from pumpkin or apple pie. The meal includes coffee, tea or water. Call to RSVP or send an email with the number in your party to innbridge@aol.com. Cost: $15 per plate plus tax and gratuity. Kids under 10 are $8.50.

DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE 

525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville 

812.288.8281 | derbydinner.com 

Once again, Derby Dinner Playhouse will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal on the holiday before guests will get to watch the performance of A Christmas Carol The Musical. The buffet features carved turkey and ham, fried fish, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, vegetable sides, a salad bar and desserts, including pumpkin, pecan and chocolate pie, as well as a sugar free option. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and the buffet will be served until 1 p.m. The show begins at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $43 per person

JOE HUBER’S FAMILY FARM & RESTAURANT

2421 Engle Road, Starlight 

812.923.5255 | joehubers.com 

Joe Huber’s serves Thanksgiving all month long in November and, once again, will offer its traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This fabulous meal was featured on Food Network and includes oven-roasted turkey, homemade dressing, real mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, chicken & dumplings, dried biscuits with apple butter, country slaw, Waldorf salad, fruit cobblers with ice cream and unlimited beverages. Be sure to call ahead for reservations especially for Thanksgiving Day. Cost: $19.99 per adult, $9.99 for kids 4 to 11 and free for children under 3.

OLIVE LEAF BISTRO 

130 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville 

812.913.1252 | oliveleafbistro.com 

Once again, Olive Leaf Bistro will serve a delicious brunch Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dishes include pumpkin soup, mixed organic greens, roast turkey, spiral ham, sausage-apple stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry-ginger-pear chutney, and pumpkin and apple tarts. Reservations are highly recommended. Cost: $20 for adults, $10 kids 4 to 10 and free for children under 3.

RADISSON HOTEL LOUISVILLE NORTH 

505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville 

812.283.4411 

Radisson Hotel Louisville North – formerly Clarion Hotel Conference Center – serves up a traditional Thanksgiving buffet 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the holiday and has for more than 30 years. Enjoy roast turkey, smoked ham, roast beef au jus, along with seafood salad, Waldorf Salad, sage dressing, sweet potato casserole and a host of other favorites, including the delicious dessert bar. Cost: $19.95 for adults; kids 10 and under are half price; children 5 and under are free.

SAM’S FOOD & SPIRITS 

702 Highlander Point, Floyds Knobs 

812.923.2323 | samstavern.com 

No, Sam’s Food & Spirits isn’t open on Thanksgiving Day – but you can pre-order Thanksgiving dinner ahead of time and enjoy turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and other delectable offerings for pick-up on Thanksgiving Eve. Sam’s caters to parties of any size. Just be sure to call ahead. Cost: Price varies depending on party size and food.


OTHER TRIED & TRUE THANKSGIVING OPTIONS

BOB EVANS 

1101 Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville 

812.282.8299 

The Clarksville Bob Evans opens at 6 a.m. and will offer a limited menu before serving a special Thanksgiving menu 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are not needed. Cost: Prices vary.

2204 State St., New Albany 

812.948.0938 

The New Albany Bob Evans opens at 7 a.m. and will offer a limited menu before serving a special Thanksgiving menu 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are not needed. Cost: Prices vary.

CRACKER BARREL 

350 Triangle Road. Sellersburg 

812.246.0740 

Cracker Barrel opens at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will serve breakfast and then plated Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant also offers a heat & serve family meal to-go that serves up to 10 people for $99.99, which is available for pickup Nov. 21 through Nov. 23. Call for more details.

GOLDEN CORRAL 

1402 Cedar St., Clarksville 

812.258.2540 

Golden Corral serves a Thanksgiving-themed buffet on the holiday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations accepted; first-come, first seated. Dishes include turkey, ham, smoked meats, steak, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberries, green bean casserole, corn pudding, green beans corn carrots, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, bread pudding and much more. Cost: $13.99 for adults, $12.99 for seniors, $6.99 for kids 9 to 12, $5.99 for kids 4 to 8 and free for children 3 and under.

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