Don’t feel like tackling that turkey this Thanksgiving? Here is a list of places offering some traditional and not so traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Some places are only taking a limited number of reservations so call early to secure your spot.

Gaslight Grill

5020 West 137th Street
Leawood, KS 66224
(913) 897-3540
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
12pm thru 7 pm
$31.95 for adults
$16.95 for children ages 6 years to 12 years.
FREE children under 6 years old
Lynn Zimmer and the Jazz Band will play in the Back Room from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Starker’s Restaurant
201 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 753-3565
Starkers will be offering a three course brunch from 11am 3pm on Thanksgiving Day. A traditional and alternative menu will be offered. Cost is $33 per person.


6227 Brookside Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64113
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Butternut Squash Soup
Traditional Turkey Dinner – brined and roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes, cranberries, candied sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy
Pumpkin cheesecake
Three courses for $30 per person

Buca di Beppo

310 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
11am to 8pm
Traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and vegetables. The regular menu will be available as well.

Country Keepsakes Tea Room
501 Main
Belton, MO 64012
The Tea Room Buffet will feature:
Oven Roasted TurkeyRoast Beef Brisket–
Crab Cakes
Herb StuffingCheesy PotatoesMashed Potatoes
Sweet PotatoesGreen Bean CasseroleBroccoli Rice CasseroleHomemade Rollsvariety of saladsa plentiful dessert buffet
Beer and Wine menu available
Seating times are: 11:00, 12:15, 1:30, and 2:45
Seating times are in one hour and fifteen minutes increments in order to accommodate all guests. Cost is $25.99 per person.

Benton’s Prime Steakhouse

Atop The Westin Crown Center Hotel
One East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Located on the 20th Floor of the Westin Crown Center Hotel, Benton’s will feature over 100 food items as well as turkey, steak, salmon and traditional Thanksgiving fare. Price: $49pp, age 5-10 $15, age 5 and under are free 10:30am-3pm.

Figlio Italian Restaurant
209 W. 46th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64112-1534
Thanksgiving Dinner buffet with all the trimmings from 10am. $26.95 per person, $9.95 for children

Shield`s Manor Bistro

121 Main St
Platte City, MO 64079
(816) 858-5557
Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 7 p.m. The $32 meal includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry-pecan relish, green beans, buttered corn, house-baked bread and dessert.

Range Steakhouse
One Riverboat Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Harrah’s Buffet will serve prime rib, turkey, stuffed salmon and traditional Thanksgiving fare from 11am -9:30pm. Price: $22.99 for adults and children.

The Oak Room
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Five-course prix fixe meal in the Oak Room for $65/person. They will also have a Rooftop Level buffet, also $65. Children 6-12 are $30 and those 5 and under at free. The rooftop is perfect for Plaza Light watching!

Fran’s Restaurant and Bar

11 E. 14th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Open 24 hours and serving a 3 course traditional Thanksgiving dinner from noon on.
The price is $18.95.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
700 W. 47th
Kansas City, MO 64112
Open from 12-9pm Thanksgiving Day.
Traditional Thanksgiving meal for $34.95.
Also offering the regular dinner menu.

Plaza III

4749 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO 64112
Open from 11am-9pm. Offering regular dinner menu as well as a plated Thanksgiving dinner. The plated dinner is all you can eat.

The Capital Grille

4740 Jefferson St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-8345
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant will offer a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with the bird, dressing and mashed potatoes for $29 per person.

Wil Jenny’s Tables and Tap
6700 W 135th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66223
(913) 897-1114
Thanksgiving Buffet on the holiday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring fresh salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, herb-roasted turkey, smoked prime rib, beef brisket and pineapple brown sugar pit ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, green chile mac-and-cheese, corn pudding, dinner rolls and a variety of desserts. Adult prices are $21 per person and $12 for children ages 5-12 years old; children under age 5 are charged $4.

Avenues Bistro
10681 Mission Rd
Leawood, KS 66206
(913) 381-5678
338 W 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 333-5700
The two locations of Avenues Bistro — Brookside and the newer venue in Leawood — will offer a $135 take-out dinner that serves eight to ten hungry people.

The selections include a choice of whole roasted turkey, sugar-cured ham or roasted prime rib. A choice of two potato options (mashed spuds with gravy, candied yams, potato casserole or brioche stuffing); choice of one salad (either spinach salad or roasted butternut squash salad); choice of one side dish (green bean casserole, balsamic glazed carrots, roasted butternut squash or corn souffle casserole) and a choice of two desserts from this list: pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream cheese roll, pecan pie, German apple spiced cake, chocolate gateau, or vinsanto cake. All of the dinners include cranberry sauce and dinner rolls with butter. Orders must be made no later than Tuesday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

Whether you choose to go out, order it to go or roast up your own feast. What You’re Missing KC! wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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In Good Taste,