To me, Thanksgiving is a lazy day of football, church service, family and the American number one meal.  Putting together a Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work and very time-consuming.  Are you looking for a great place to dine out in the St. Cloud area this Thanksgiving?  If so, then you’ll be happy to learn that there are several excellent restaurants in St. Cloud and surrounding area.

I’ve compiled a list of options of several top Thanksgiving buffets.



Jordie's Trailside Cafe

If you’re looking for a setting where you’ll feel like you’re really at home in your own dining room, it's Jordie’s Trailside Café in downtown Bowlus, Minnesota.  It's known for home-baked cakes and pies and lots of other home cooking.

Thanksgiving dinner is served from 10 to 2. $10.99 for adults, $4.99 for kids under 12.



Green Mill Restaurant

The Green Mill Restaurant in downtown St. Cloud will be doing the entire Thanksgiving buffet in their ballroom.  While the Green Mill itself will be closed on Thanksgiving, the ballroom gives the restaurant more flexibility with large groups.

Serving 10:30 to 2:30. Adults -- $16.99, Seniors -- $15.99, 10 and under -- $6.99. Reservations -- 320-259-6455



The Ace Bar and Grill

The Ace Bar and Grill -- a restaurant that’s been on St. Cloud's Eastside since 1933 and still going strong -- is known for their excellent food.  You will enjoy their beautiful main dining room for Thanksgiving. They're taking reservations now.

Serving from 11 to 2. $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors, $6.95 for kids 10 and under.  Reservations: 320-251-0232



Coyote Moon Grille

Coyote Moon Grille located overlooking the beautiful Territory Golf Club.  Their Thanksgiving brunch features many breakfast options besides the traditional turkey and all the trimmings.

Serving 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults -- $15.95, Kids -- $7.95, 3-and-under -- Free. Reservations appreciated at 320-257-6500



Russell's on the Lake

Russell’s on the Lake, overlooking the lake in Big Lake, Minnesota is well-known for their homemade salad bar. And their Thanksgiving fete, as well.

Serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Adults -- $19.99, Ages 11-16 -- $13.99, Ages 4-10 -- $7.99, Ages 3 and under -- $5.99.



Blue Line Sports Bar & Grille

The Blue Line Sports Bar & Grille will be open Thanksgiving at both locations, in St. Cloud and Sartell.  Check out the ice bar while you're munching on their "Original Burnt Ends."

Serving 11 to 3.  Adults -- $15.99, Children 4-12 -- $8.99, Children under 4 -- Free, Seniors -- $12.99.



The 400 Supper Club & Lounge

The iconic 400 Supper Club & Lounge overlooks serene Pleasant Lake. What a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

Serving from 11:30 to 2:30. Adults -- $14.95, Seniors -- $13.95, Kids 10 and under -- $6.95.



Happy Thanksgiving!