RESTAURANTS

Restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City area

Server Caitlyn Wheeler brings food to a table during lunch at Ox Yoke Inn in Amana on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Server Caitlyn Wheeler brings food to a table during lunch at Ox Yoke Inn in Amana on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a big production. If you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, there are many restaurants ready to serve you a feast. Buffets are a popular option, with hotel restaurants leading the charge, and a few area bars are serving free meals, at least until their food runs out.

This list is not comprehensive, and it does not include churches hosting free Thanksgiving meals.

AMANA

Ox Yoke Inn

4420 220th Trail, Amana, (319) 622-3409

Family-style Thanksgiving meal for groups of eight or less, with entrees served alongside refillable bowls of sides. A variety of selections from the regular menu will be available alongside a turkey dinner, which is $23.99 for adults, $13.99 children ages 5 to 10 and $5.99 ages 1 to 4. Larger groups will be served the turkey and ham banquet with sides, plus a beverage and pumpkin pie or ice cream. The banquet is $25.99 for adults, $15.99 for children ages 5 to 10 and $6.99 ages 1 to 4. Food served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservation required.

Ronneburg Restaurant

4408 220th Trail, Amana, (319) 622-3641

Turkey and ham, sides and dessert, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $20.95 adults, $8.95 children ages 5 to 12, $4.95 children 4 and under. Reservation required.

CEDAR RAPIDS

Bricks Bar & Grill

320 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 362-7425

From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., “Thanksgiving for Misfits” celebration with food, drink specials and football on TV.

Cedar River Landing

301 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 364-1854

Open 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., with free buffet served 4 p.m. until food is gone.

Chrome Horse Saloon

1201 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 200-4440

Buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $14 with a portion of proceeds going to the Freedom Foundation, and customers asked to bring a can of food for donation to a local food pantry.

Granite City Food & Brewery

4755 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 395-7500

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Three course, family-style meal, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $26.99 adults, $8.99 kids.

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 848-8777

Buffet, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $40 for adults, $15 kids ages 3 to 12 and free for 2 and under. Reservation required.

Iowa Brewing Company

708 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 366-2337

Open 7 a.m. to noon for a “Cousin Eddie Party,” featuring hors d’oeuvres and 12 ounce 4-packs of special release Cousin Eddie’s Breakfast Ale to take home.

The Longbranch and Huston Rogers Steakhouse

90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 377-6386

Two buffets — one at brunch, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the other at dinner, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The regular menu will not be available. $27.99 for adults, $26.99 seniors, $12.99 children under 12 and children under 4 free at brunch only.

Parlor City Pub & Eatery

1125 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 247-0000

Open at 4 p.m., with live music from Daddy-O starting at 7 p.m.

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center

525 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 366-8671

Brunch buffet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $19.99 for adults, $17.99 seniors and veterans, $9.99 children 12 and under and free for children 4 and under, with a complimentary glass of Champagne for guests over age 21.

Riley’s Cafe

836 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 777-9778 and 2727 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 826-3923

These two Riley’s locations will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving a full Thanksgiving meal. The Boyson Road NE and Sylvia Avenue NE locations will be closed.

16th Ave Grill

3130 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 261-1249

Buffet 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $17.99. Regular menu unavailable. Reservation recommended.

Stadium Bar & Grill

957 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 363-4635

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Free Thanksgiving lunch, from 11 a.m. until food runs out.

350 First

DoubleTree by Hilton, 350 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 731-4483

A three course meal, $26 for adults, $12 children 10 and under. An Aa la carte menu also will be available. Reservation required.

CENTRAL CITY

Foxy’s Chill & Grill

347 E. Main St., Central City, (319) 438-3333

Open at noon on Thanksgiving, with an open mic night beginning at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner served from 4 p.m. until the food is gone. Free will donation.

CORALVILLE

AsianTaste Restaurant & Catering

2301 Second St., Suite 2, Coralville, (319) 351-5929

A free Thanksgiving meal from noon to 8 p.m.

I Love Pho

2020 Eighth St., Coralville, (319) 359-1767

Open 10:30 a.m. but closing one hour early at 8 p.m.

Twelve01 Kitchen & Tap

Radisson Hotel, 1210 First Ave., Coralville, (319) 338-1201

Brunch buffet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $23.95 for adults, $19.95 seniors, $14.95 children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Non-alcoholic beverages included with buffet purchase. Reservation recommended.

Iowa River Power

501 First Ave., Coralville, (319) 351-1904

Online reservations are closed, but people may call for available buffet times and details.

RIVERSIDE

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort

3184 Highway 22, Riverside, (319) 648-1234

Buffet 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., $23.99.

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