CINCINNATI - Let's face it, if you're hosting, Thanksgiving is a lot of work. Cleaning the house, getting out the good china and having relatives crowd into your house can be overwhelming.
Going out for a feast might be the solution. Here are some of the Tri-State restaurants open for Thanksgiving:
The Bistro will be serving a brunch that includes all the Thanksgiving fixings, omelettes, biscuits and gravy and more. 413 Vine Street, (513)621-1465. Noon to 4 p.m. $19.00 with table service. All you can eat.
Four Seasons Restaurant on Kellogg Ave is serving a buffett on Thanksgiving Day. Call 513 871-1820 for reservations.
Schoolhouse Restaurant is offering family-style meals available with all sides served on lazy susan. There will be turkey, fried chicken, ham, baked cod and more from 11:30 to 7 p.m. Call for (513)831-5753. The restaurant is located at 8031 Glendale-Milford Road.
The Palm Court at the Hilton Netherland Downtown is serving a buffet. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's located at 35 West Fifth Street, (513)421-9100.
The Golden Lamb in Lebanon said they are filling up fast for reservations. They are open 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., but you need to call first, (513)932-5065. The restaurant is located at 27 South Broadway.
Parkers Blue Ash Grill is also serving up a buffet. Hours are Noon to 7 p.m. The restaurant is located at 4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, (513)891-8300. $29.95. Reservations are filling up fast.
You can also find a Thanksgiving buffet at Olives in Clifton. They will seat from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. The restaurant is located at 342 Ludlow Avenue, (513)221-4200.
Lazlo's Iron Skillet is offering a la carte Thanksgiving dinner from Noon to 7 p.m.. Entrees include roast turkey and dressing, roast pork and dressing or roast duck, $19 with sides and salad. Appetizers, $8; dessert, $5. For reservations, call 513-561-6776. The restaurant is located at 6900 Valley Ave.
National Exemplar in Mariemont is offering a prix fixe menu from Noon to 7 p.m. Diners can choice either an appetizer, soup or salad; turkey, duck or prime rib of beef; with sides and dessert. For reservations, call (513) 271-2103.
Mimi's Cafe in Mason has breakfast and lunch menus, as well as a Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey dinner. It includes soup or salad, turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry relish and bread. Dessert is choice of pumpkin or chocolate mouse pie or bread pudding. For reservations, call (513)770-0720. Mimi's Cafe is located at 5050 Deerfield Blvd. Hours 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood will offer their regular menu, plus feature a turkey dinner special. The restaurant is located across from Fountain Square at 21 East Fifth Street, Downtown, (513)721-9339. Noon to 9 p.m.
The Cincinnatian Hotel, Downtown, is open for breakfast on Thanksgiving from 6 a.m. to noon. The Cricket Lounge will also be serving from its regular menu 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.. The restaurant is located at 601 Vine Street, (513)381-3000.
In Covington, Chalk Food and Wine will have a traditional Thanksgiving menu, uniquely prepared. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is located at 318 Greenup Street, (859) 643-1234.
In Covington, Chez Nora will also have a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. There will be brunch items served until 2 p.m. The restaurant will then open at 7 p.m. and serve Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant is located at 530 Main Street, (859)491-8027.
360 (Formerly the Riverview Revolving Restaurant) is serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $24.95 for adults, $12.95 children, ages 4 to 12. 668 West 5th Street, Covington. (859) 491-5300.
Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill on Monmouth Street in Newport will serve a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (859) 581-3700 for reservations.
In Crestview Hills, John Phillips Restaurant is serving 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. They are serving from the regular menu as well as Thanksgiving Special. The restaurant is located at 2809 Dixie Highway in the Crestview Towne Centre. Call 859 344-0444 for reservations.
BB Riverboats in Newport is having a two-hour Thanksgiving cruise from 1 to 3 p.m. with dinner of turkey, ham, sides and desserts. Call 859-261-8500 for reservations.
The Chart House on Riverboat Row in Newport is serving turkey dinner starting at 5 p.m. with all the trimmings. Call 859-261-0300 for reservations.
Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana is offering a Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy all of our family favorites from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for only $19.95.
Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana is also offering a Thanksgiving buffet. Noon until 10 p.m. $23.95 plus tax.
All TGI Friday's Tri-State locations will be open Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cracker Barrel's six Tri-State locations will feature a turkey dinner on the menu Thursday. Non-traditional items are also available. Cracker Barrel has two stores in Northern Kentucky, in Florence on Turfway Road, and Dry