Thursday, November 28, 2013

6 Places to Go If You're Hungry, Lonely, Angry or Bored on Thanksgiving Day in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving, River City!

As America celebrates overeating and bargain prices (that's what Thanksgiving is about, right?), escape from the dining room and spend Turkey Day in some of our favorite St. Louis spots:

If you need to forget it's Thanksgiving: Blueberry Hill


Everyday is a holiday at Blueberry Hill. The St. Louis favorite is serving a full menu all day and a late night menu after 9 p.m. Grab a beer and a bucket of darts and spend a typical night in the Lou.

If you don't want to be alone and have nowhere else to go: The LGBT Center of St. Louis


The Center started hosting a dinner for Thanksgiving orphans two years ago. If you're looking for a friendly face, head to the Center in the Grove after 3 p.m.

If you want to eat out and you have money: Home Wine Kitchen

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Seriously, the bread basket alone that Cassy Vires is offering sounds amazing: bacon muffins, buttermilk cornbread and pumpkin loaf. Reservations are required; it's $65 per person.

See also: Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in St. Louis

If you want to eat out and you're on a budget: EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery

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The buffet is only $29, and it adds breakfast foods to a delicious lineup of Thanksgiving staples. Plus, two words: chocolate fountain.

If you need to work off those Thanksgiving calories: Steinberg Skating Rink

Steinberg is St. Louis' most athletic winter tradition. The outdoor ice rink is open 'til midnight on Turkey day. It costs $6 to get on the ice and $5 to rent skates.

If you just want your family to shut up for five minutes: Wehrenberg Movie Theaters

Catch a movie on Thanksgiving Day. If your family's fighting has you ready to explode, maybe watching the ultra-violent Japanese remake Oldboy will help you let off some steam. Showtimes run from 2 p.m. to midnight in south county, O'Fallon and St. Charles.

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