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Leave the cooking (and the cleaning) to someone else for a change and experience one of these options for your Turkey Day. (PHOTO:

Thanksgiving restaurant guide, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, gather with the ones you love, watch the Macy's Day Parade ... and cook, cook, cook. But, here's a guide for those of you who would prefer to leave the cooking (and the cleaning) to someone else for a change. Keep in mind that reservations are generally recommended.

3041 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 476-6900
From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the big day, you can enjoy a special holiday menu – including a traditional turkey dinner as well as steaks, chops and seafood.

Allgauer's in the Park
11600 W. Park Pl., (414) 359-9823
Come out for Allgauer's Thanksgiving brunch buffet beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m. On the menu, you can find items like the traditional turkey, sweet potato salad and cranberry sauce.
The Buffet
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7882
The Buffet serves traditional favorites from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by our local casino to enjoy sliced turkey, stuffing, roast beef and even more. The cost is $22 with a Fire Keeper's Club card and $24 without. Don't eat too much for dinner because there will also be a wide array of desserts, including pumpkin pie.

The Cafe at The Hilton
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-7250
Celebrate with the Cafe at The Hilton's Thanksgiving buffet, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traditional lunch and breakfast items are available alongside holiday staples like turkey and stuffing. A special children's buffet is also available. Adults pay $34, while children ages 5 to 12 are $17.

The Capital Grill
310 W Wisconsin Ave. (414) 223-0600
Eat something off The Capital Grill's normal menu or try the chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites – including turkey with brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans with Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney. Either way, you'll end up with a beautiful, satisfying Thanksgiving food baby. Reservations are recommended.

Coach's Pub & Grill
5356 S. 13th St. (414) 281-8175
Coach's will serve turkey dinners between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and rolls along with dessert for $11.95. Not on good terms with turkey? Order off the regular menu.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Brookfield
Brookfield Square, 15 S. Moorland Rd., (262) 785-9463
Make a reservation if you want a flavorful meal, and no work of your own to deal with. Plus, all that wine!

The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., (414) 847-7882
Get your gobble on here. While supplies last, you can snag food here from 11 a.m. to close. You can load up on all the Thanksgiving classics including a dessert of good ol' pumpkin pie. Stick around post-meal to watch all of the big games, too. Get this traditional dinner of the fixings for $15.

Fleming's Steakhouse
15665 W. Bluemound Rd., (262) 782-9463
Starting at 11 a.m., you can leave the stress of Thanksgiving and come celebrate here. You can enjoy food from the full menu or you can check out the four-course menu with Thanksgiving favorites. Children under 12 can eat from a special Thanksgiving children's menu for $20.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 W. Innovation Dr., (414) 259-0793
Make Innovation's Thanksgiving Day Feast part of your holiday tradition. The offerings include a buffet-style dinner including chef-carved turkey and ham, traditional sides, hot seafood entree, salad bar, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail and housemade desserts. For adults, the buffet is $28.85, while for kids, it is $13.95.
Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn
1319 E. Henry Clay St. (414) 964-3800
Enjoy the supper club-esque vibe of this Whitefish Bay restaurant for your next Thanksgiving dinner. Pandl's will serve a special Thanksgiving menu, with a variety of items including turkey, roasted duckling and shrimp.
Intercontinental Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 291-4793
Thanksgiving brunch will be served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. But for dinner, head over to enjoy a special four-course meal, bringing together traditional favorites with adventurous new creations. It's served from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $49 per person, or $69 with wine pairing. Reservations are required.

1041 N. 3rd St., (414) 271-3377
If you want a dinner that's a little less traditional for Thanksgiving, head to Mader's for a brunch buffet that starts at 10 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m for $32. You can choose from a variety of items including breakfast fare, classic German dishes and traditional favorites including turkey and side dishes. The dinner buffet follows from 4 to 7 p.m., which will include a schnitzel and spaetzle station for $34.

Mayfair, 2500 N. Mayfair Rd., (414) 978-1000
Meatballs on Thanksgiving? Why not! Break out of your usual turkey-and-potatoes mold and start a new tradition by indulging in a family feast of Italian-American fare at Maggiano's.

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131
From 1 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy an all-American grilled feast that includes steaks, seafood and a special Thanksgiving menu. Dining with a crowd? Ask about reserving one of the private dining rooms for your family feast.

Meyer's Restaurant
4260 S. 76th St., (414) 321-4400
For Thanksgiving dinner, head here to enjoy fresh garden salad, oven roasted turkey, homemade dressing, fresh mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie/cheesecake for dessert. Reservations are required.

Miller Time Pub & Grill
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-2337
If you're looking for Thanksgiving and football, then the Miller Time Pub & Grill is the place for you. Starting at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving, you can stop by for roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce. And, of course, all of the restaurant's 18 TVs will be tuned to football.

Milwaukee ChopHouse
633 N. 5th St., (414) 226-2467
For $45 a person, you can enjoy a specially prepared orange sage turkey breast, sage and andouille sausage bread pudding, spiced carrots puree, pancetta green beans and cranberry compote. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m.

Mitchell's Fish Market
275 N. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, (262) 789-2426
Come on by Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and choose from the dinner menu or eat the traditional turkey dinner. Adults pay $28, and kids are $9.

The Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054
Hand-carved and slow-roasted turkey, hot gravy, stuffing, housemade mashed potatoes, green beans amandine and fresh whole cranberry relish are on the Thanksgiving menu at this beloved Milwaukee institution.

The Pfister Hotel Ballroom
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 935-5950
Celebrate Thanksgiving at one of Milwaukee's most popular historic landmarks. The Pfister has a brunch that is to die for. From appetizers and entrées, side dishes and desserts – plus all the traditional trimmings – your stomach will thank you later.

4016 S. Packard Ave., St. Francis, (414) 482-0080
Polonez will offer a Polish-style buffet, with turkey and traditional sides, alongside some Polish classics. A first seating is at noon, and a second begins at 2:30 p.m.

Rare Steakhouse
833 E. Michigan St., (414) 273-7273

Celebrate in style at Milwaukee's newest steakhouse where an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner menu is available from noon to 7 p.m. Cost is $55 for adults and $18 for children, 12 years old and younger. Meals include soup or salad and family-style side dishes along with prime rib, turkey and more. A limited dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended.

Seven Seas
1807 Nagawicka Rd., Hartland (262) 367-3903
Order your Thanksgiving feast to go or stick around and chow down in the dining room. The dine-in dinner will be served from noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $25.95 for adults, while the take-out option is $20. Reservations are recommended for dine-in, as is calling ahead for carry-out.

200 N Broadway St., (414) 291-3971
Tre Rivali will start serving breakfast at 7 until 10 a.m., followed by a Thanksgiving buffet, including turkey, gravy, stuffing and Brussels sprouts, served from noon to 5 p.m. The buffet costs $65 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-12.


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