Ditch the stress this holiday season and celebrate Thanksgiving at these local eateries.
Coppin’s at Hotel Covington — Enjoy a Southern-style Turkey Day buffet at Coppin’s. Menu highlights include free-range turkey with gravy and cranberry chutney, sweet potato and parsnip casserole with oat marshmallow streusel, and bourbon pecan pie. RSVP to 866-501-1700. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $55 adults; $45 seniors; $19 kids under 12. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave, Covington, Ky., hotelcovington.com/dining/coppins.
Fall Feast — The goal of this Give Back Cincinnati event is to "change our community for the better through celebration, connection and the passion to serve others." One of the largest Thanksgiving meals in the area, it also includes free coats, free haircuts, free flu shots, a free health clinic, big-screen TVs to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade/football and more. 9 a.m. doors open; feast 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, fallfeast.org/fallfeast-event.
Feed the Hungry and Homeless at Le's Pho and Sandwiches — Le's will be serving a hot turkey dinner for anyone in need or anyone spending Thanksgiving away from their families. Contact Huyen Bui (either message her online or stop into the restaurant) if you would like to donate food or time. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3 E. Court St., Downtown, facebook.com/events/1507994435956866.
Golden Lamb — A multi-course menu featuring a starter relish platter and a second course of salad, onion soup or cottage cheese followed by a third course of oven-roasted turkey breast, carved tenderloin beef or local mushroom ravioli. Desserts range from pumpkin pie to Shaker sugar pie. Prices vary based on entree option. RSVP to 513-932-5065. $26.95-$35.95 adults; $14.95 kids. 27 S. Broadway St., Lebanon, goldenlamb.com.
Junker’s Thanksgiving Chinese Buffet — Grab some Szechuan veggies and General Tso’s chicken and skip the bland turkey. Food is free if you’re a drinking/paying/tipping customer. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Junker’s Tavern, 4156 Langland Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsidecincy.
La Petite France — This French-inspired Thanksgiving buffet features a traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings, plus unique dining options including frog legs Provençal, escargots and mushroom, baked ham in champagne, vegetable ratatouille, pâté maison and plenty of international cheeses. RSVP to 513-733-81383. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $34.95 adults; $15.95 children 5-12. La Petite France, 3177 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale, lapetitefrance.biz.
Metropole at 21c — Includes a family-style prix fixe menu featuring an Elwood Stock Farm roasted turkey with rutabaga, charred cranberry relish and natural jus. An a la carte menu will also be available. RSVP to 513-578-6660. 2-8 p.m. $54 prix fixe. Metropole, 609 Walnut St., Downtown, metropoleonwalnut.com.
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern — This annual Thanksgiving Day buffet features creative and traditional dishes including hearth-roasted turkey, slow-roasted prime rib, “Grandma’s Traditional Dressing,” tavern mac and cheese, green bean casserole, a seafood bar and homemade desserts. RSVP to 513-891-8300. Noon-7 p.m. $42 adults; $20 kids 5-10; free 4 and younger. 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, parkersblueash.com.
Presidents Room — A celebration of food and gratitude that includes the restaurant’s most popular fall menu items and a traditional turkey dinner, plus live music. RSVP at OpenTable. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Prices vary. The Presidents Room, 812 Race St., Downtown, thepresidentsrm.com.
Prime — Thanksgiving lunch and dinner! The brunch buffet kicks things off at 10:30 a.m. with a carving station, mac and cheese, assorted quiche, apple-sausage cornbread stuffing, Grippo's pretzel-crusted brownies and more. A plated dinner follows at 3 p.m. (in addition to the regular dinner menu) with turkey, ham, stuffing, mash, cranberry sauce, green beans and mac and cheese. RSVP at OpenTable or 513-579-0720. Buffet: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $39. Dinner: Starts at 3 p.m.; $35. 580 Walnut St., Downtown, bit.ly/2jocNQm.
Thanksgiving Day Cruise — Let BB Riverboats take care of the cooking for you. Hop on board for a chef-prepared holiday feast featuring Thanksgiving classics like roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and more. Boarding times at noon and 4 p.m. $48 adults; $26 children. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., bbriverboats.com.
Buca di Beppo — Take that sh*t to go and pretend you made it! Buca offers dine-in and to-go Thanksgiving. The traditional menu includes sliced turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian-sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. To-go Thanksgiving is available Nov. 19-23 for $68.99-$134.99. RSVP online for Thanksgiving Day or call 513-396-7673. Opens at 11 a.m. 2635 Edmondson Road, Rookwood Commons, Norwood, bucadibeppo.com.
Ruth’s Chris — A sit-down traditional menu with bonus Thanksgiving leftovers to take home. The three-course menu features a starter of salad or seafood gumbo, followed by oven-roasted turkey breast with sausage and herb stuffing, gravy and relish with a choice of side. Dessert ends the night with a duo of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. RSVP online or 513-381-0491. Noon-8 p.m. $39.95 adults; $12.95 children’s menu. 100 E. Freedom Way, Downtown, ruthschris.com.