We blinked and 2018 is almost over. The first snow of the season has already touched down in Michigan and Thanksgiving is just a week away.

If you think “Turkey Day” came out of nowhere, you are not alone. Many of us feel rushed, as we scurry to make plans for next week.


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If you are behind in holiday season planning or don’t feel like cooking, the FREC team has complied a list of places to eat on Thanksgiving so you can spend more time with family and Black Friday shopping.


The Whitney $$$

The swanky restaurant will host Thanksgiving brunch and traditional dinner. Last year, dishes included- King Crab, Cajun shrimp and grits. Call for more details and pricing.


Photo: The Whitney


The Motor City Casino- Assembly Line Buffet $$

Voted as one of the top buffets in Michigan, the Assembly Line offers a wide variety of food from traditional Thanksgiving fixings to Chinese Stir-fry, seafood and any kind of dessert you can think of.


Photo: Motor City Casino


Slows BBQ $$

While you won’t be able to sit down at a physical location, you can still pick up your dinner on Wednesday or on Thanksgiving. Put your order in by Monday, November 19, and in no time, you and your family will be dining on Slows delicious favorites like brown butter green beans, smoked boneless turkey breast, sweet potato mash and more.


Photo: Kathya Alvarado


Fishbones $$

The Michigan staple will open its doors at 9:30 a.m. for brunch while dinner will start at 11 a.m. All three Fishbones restaurants will be open and serving fresh seafood favorites and all the Thanksgiving fixings.


Photo: Fishbones


Texas de Brazil $$$

Located in the heart of the downtown the Brazilian steakhouse is the perfect backdrop for anyone wanting a different Thanksgiving experience. Make sure you wear your loose pants because you will definitely over eat.


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Amore da Roma $$

This Eastern Market treasure will be serving up Italian favorites as well as holiday dishes like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, herb-roasted turkey and pumpkin cannoli pie. Good news for Lions fans- if you have a ticket to the game, there will be a complimentary shuttle service.


Photo: Amore da Roma

Andiamo $$$$

Andiamo is doing all of the cooking for you. If you need one dish or an entire meal, the Italian restaurant will have everything ready for pickup the day before Thanksgiving. Dishes include, traditional sage stuffing, fresh turkey with sage butter, candied sweet potatoes and more. The last day to place an order is Friday, November 16.


photo: Andiamo


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