It is Thanksgiving time again. This is a great time to get together with your family around San Jose and eat a big home-cooked meal - or not.
Some families are small or so spread out that making a huge feast seems impractical. Other families are not the "home-cooked" type or have had one too many charcoaled birds. Or, maybe you just want a backup plan in case the dog gets to the turkey first. Well, if you can't or don't want to eat at home this Thanksgiving, there are many restaurants in the San Jose area offering Thanksgiving without all the fuss.
Thanksgiving like Mom made
The following restaurants are offering traditional Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings.
402 Toyon Ave.
San Jose, CA 95127
Known for their buffets, The Drying Shed is the perfect place if you want that loosen-your-belt-two-notches dinner. They will be serving roasted turkey and all the fixings. They will also serving beef roast, ham, lasagna, and salads. Desserts will include the traditional pumpkin pie and other sweet treats, like chocolate eclairs and strawberry shortcake.
Dinner will be served from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and costs $19.95 per person and $10.95 for children under 10.
1547 Meridian Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Three Flames gives the traditional dinner an elegant flair while keeping the atmosphere warm and friendly. They will be offering lots of food to choose from, including roasted turkey, lamb, prime rib, and ham - as well as many great sides. You can end your meal with some pumpkin or pecan pie.
Three Flames will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. The price for dinner will start at $16.95 per person.
If you want a meal that takes the Thanksgiving meal and bumps it up a notch, then these elegant versions might be more what you are looking for.
334 Santana Row, Suite 1000
San Jose, CA 95128
LB Steak is a higher-end restaurant offering a four-course gourmet Thanksgiving meal. You start out with butternut squash soup served with pumpkin chips. Then, you move onto a beet salad that includes a mix of endive, chicory, blue cheese, candied walnuts, and pomegranate vinaigrette. For the entree course, you have a choice of turkey roulade, prime rib, or truffled shepherd's pie. The meal ends with a traditional pumpkin pie.
LB Steak will be taking seating between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and advanced reservations are recommended. The price for the meal ranges from $50.50 to $58.75, depending on your entree choice.
In the San Jose Marriott
100 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Arcadia is a steakhouse restaurant in the San Jose Marriott, and it has quite an impressive lineup for Thanksgiving dinner. They start off with a kabocha squash soup that comes with a sage buttermilk biscuit. The entree is a roasted turkey roulade that is complete with chestnut stuffing, butternut squash, and a spinach casserole. There will be plenty of sweets to go around with Arcadia's dessert trio of an apple tart, ginger-spiced creme brulee, and pumpkin pie.
Dinner seating starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Arcadia will be seating their last table at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner will cost $55 per person, $12 for children 12 and under.
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