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Best Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving In Metro Detroit

Not in the mood to cook for a bunch of people on Thanksgiving? We don't blame you! If a holiday spent relaxing is more your style, make a reservation at one of the restaurants open during the holiday. Then you can give thanks for the 24-pounder you didn't have to cook, the made-from-scratch pecan pie that didn't burn and the stuffing that never quite achieved "I want seconds" status. There are even more restaurants to check out in Best Detroit Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving.
1128 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2500

With its modern menu and chic atmosphere, you can't go wrong with spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Roast. Forget stuffy and order stuffing at a spot that caters to those looking for an unparalleled dining experience. The menu features updated twists on classic cuisine, and dares to infuse new life into tried-and-true favorites. The gang will be amazed at the inventiveness of the dishes, and you'll be happy you decided to book reservations instead of trying to tackle everyone's dietary requests yourself.

Slows To Go
4107 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(877) 569-7246

There's no better time to chow down on some BBQ chicken with all the fixins than on Turkey Day. We get the irony, but when you can call in your order ahead of time for an expertly prepared meal, we don't really see a problem. For those die-hard turkey fans, Slows To Go also features a Thanksgiving Day smorgasbord with smoked turkey and a whole mess of sides. We're talkin' traditional cornbread stuffing and pecan pie to boot. It sounds much better than getting out all of the pans and slaving over the stove all day.

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2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 237-6732

Looking for a posh dining experience to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday? Be thankful Iridescence is open on the big day. Kick back, relax and enjoy the chic vibe and great food prepared for you at this modern restaurant. With its stellar view, impeccable entree presentation, glorious desserts and attentive staff, all you and your guests need to do is bring your appetite.

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700

The Whitney is an historic restaurant located in a mansion built by a baron in the 1890s. It is opulent and inviting at the same time. The Whitney offers guests two options for dining on Thanksgiving. Enjoy brunch before the parade, where attendees will be treated to delicious breakfast dishes, with the added bonus of receiving reserved VIP parade-seating after breakfast has ended, complete with coffee and hot chocolate. For those looking to host a dinner without all of the fuss involved, let the seasoned chefs do the dirty work for you. The Whitney offers a seating for Thanksgiving dinner that everyone, even your mother-in-law, will adore.

Big Fish
700 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 336-6350

In the mood for seafood? Big Fish has you covered, as it has an array of selections from the ocean, and is also serving up a special Thanksgiving buffet that features more traditional fare. With its casual ambiance and comfortable atmosphere, this is a great restaurant to gather up the family and out-of-town guests for a Thanksgiving dinner that will actually go off without a hitch. Enjoy friends and loved ones' company instead of being relegated to the kitchen for the entire day. There'll be no wishbone to fight over and no stacks of dirty dishes to clean up later.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and
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