Are you looking for a less stressful holiday season? One without all the preparations and hurriedness of making a huge holiday dinner? If so, then maybe you should consider doing what so many others do, go to a restaurant to eat. Just imagine, sitting around the house all day visiting with the family and friends you see far too little of. No messes, no fighting over who does what, no timers going off, no constant checking to see if the timer has popped out on the turkey, no super hot kitchen making you sweat buckets, and most importantly, no stress. When everyone feels like it (not when cousin Fred finally shows up or when at the last minute you forgot the rolls and have to cook and butter those), you can load up and head to a beautiful, peaceful restaurant. There, you will sit down, and just enjoy being catered to. Or, as with some of these restaurants I have listed, grab a plate, pick what you want (without hurting grandma’s feelings for not eating her over-salted potatoes), then sit down and enjoy your dinner. Here are three of those life-saving restaurants.
Benton’s Steak and Chop House
Located on the 20th floor of the Westin Crown Center Hotel
1 E Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours of Operation: Open Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm; Sun 10am-2pm Special hours Thanksgving day: 11am-3:30pm
Types of Payment Accepted: Visa,Master Card,Discover,American Express,Diner’s Club
Benton’s Steak and Chop House is serving a special brunch-thanksgiving dinner buffet style on Thanksgiving day. The meal will include turkey,dressing, vegetables, soups, assorted pastries, as well as all the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Along with the traditional, they will also have an omelet station where you can order your own one-of-a-kind omelet. They will be serving a wide variety of desserts. Peaches, plums, grapes,raspberries, blueberries, yogurt and danishes are just some of your choices. The cost for this hearty meal is $32.95 per person. Children 12 and under are $16.95 each.
You will need to make reservations to join in on this delicious feast. Call (816)-391-4460 as soon as possible,before all of their seats are filled.
Jake’s Smokehouse Barbecue
Kansas City, MO 64114
Hours of Operation: 11 am-2 pm-Mon., 11 am-9 pm Tues.-Thurs., 11 am-10 pm, Open 11am-4pm on Thankgiving Day
Types of Payment Accepted: All Major Credit Cards and cash
Jake’s Smokehouse Barbecue is located in south Kansas City. They will be serving a family-style Thanksgiving day dinner that includes; smoked ham and turkey, brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, sweet potato casserole, dessert and pies. They can also smoke or deep-fry your turkey for $1 a pound. The price for dinner for adults is $14.95. Children 10 and under are only $6.50.
If your going to have a group of 6 or more, you need to call (816) 444-1517 and make resevations.
Thanksgiving at the Phillips Chophouse
106 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO
Hours of Operation: 5:30 to 10 pm. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30 to 11 pm Fri. and Sat., Open Thanksgving Day 11:00am – 6:30pm
Types of Payment Accepted: all major credit cards
Phillips Chophouse is located in the Hotel Phillips. For Thanksgiving, they will be serving dinner, family-style to your table. The turkeys are carved tableside for parties of four or more. The price is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under.
Reservations are required, so call (816)221-9292 as soon as possible to be a part of this relaxed holiday dinner.
After you’ve stuffed yourself, don’t forget to relish in the fact that you don’t have clean up after everyone! Leave the mess for the hard workers at the restaurant, while you head home and take a little nap.