Top 5 Thanksgiving Dinners


Sick of slaving over that Thanksgiving bird? These restaurants will give you just what you need: great food with none of the cooking and cleaning.

1. BB Riverboats
Do something different this Thanksgiving and cruise down the Ohio River. The day will include all your Thanksgiving favorites, like turkey and pumpkin pie, as well as a scenic view. The boat sails from 1–3 pm and 5:30–7:30 pm. Adults: $29.95, children: $14. 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, (800) 261-8586, 

2. deSha’s Tavern
From 11 am–7 pm, deSha’s Tavern will be serving up a buffet that includes prime rib, fish, ham, turkey, and various sides. Adults: $29.95, children: $12.95, and kids 3 and under eat free. 11320 Montgomery Rd., Symmes Township, (513) 247-9933,

3. La Petite France
For a Thanksgiving dinner with a European flair, La Petite France offers a French variation on the typical holiday feast. If you’re feeling brave, try the escargot or mussels with a warm bowl of pumpkin soup. Adults: $32.95, children (4–12): $15. 11 am–6 pm, 3177 Glendale-Milford Rd., Evendale, (513) 733-8383,

4. Parker’s Blue Ash Tavern
For those who want something besides turkey, Parker’s Tavern offers a buffet with pork belly, a seafood bar, and corn bread pudding. Adults: $21.95, children (5–10): $8.95, and kids 4 and under eat free. 12–7 pm, 4200 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, (513) 891-8300,

5. The Golden Lamb
We like to feel a little fancy sometimes. That’s why we like The Golden Lamb’s Thanksgiving dinner, where you get an appetizer, first course, entrée, and dessert for $26.95–$28.95. We’ll take the prime rib, please. 11 am–7 pm, 27 South Broadway, Lebanon, (513) 932-5056

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