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Jacksonville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving


Each year, millions of Americans choose to eat out for Thanksgiving rather than prepare a traditional feast at home, or visit family. While there are a number of reasons for this, the fact remains that some families will be looking for an alternative option. On Thanksgiving 2012, there are a handful of Jacksonville restaurants offering special Thanksgiving feasts.

Juliette's Restaurant (Omni Hotel)

Juliette's Restaurant in the Omni Hotel features a brunch buffet. The brunch buffet begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Brunch buffet includes mimosas and live music.

Juliette's is located downtown at 345 Water St. Reservations can be made by phone or online.


Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House is open from 12 to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Its special Thanksgiving dinner is $36.95. The price for children 12 and under is $12.95. The three-course turkey dinner includes dessert. Reservations are required.

The restaurant is located at 1201 Riverplace Boulevard near Friendship Fountain.


Ted's Montana Grill

Ted's Montana Grill is a chain with two locations in Jacksonville. Both restaurants feature a special Thanksgiving Day menu, as well as Thanksgiving Day wine specials. Ted's Montana Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

One location is on the edge of Orange Park, at 8635 Blanding Blvd, while the other is at 10281 Midtown Parkway in the St. John's Town Center.

Blanding: 904-771-1964

Town Center: 904-998-0010

Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's Little Italy, located in the St. John's Town Center, is open from Noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant features a three-course meal for $36.95 per person. Kids 5 to 12 eat for $16.95.

The address is 10367 Midtown Parkway


Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is offering a nationwide Thanksgiving Day dinner. The price for adults is $8.99, while the price for children is $4.69. It also offers a full Thanksgiving meal to go for $49.99 (24-hour notice required).Cracker Barrel opens at 11 a.m.

Reservations are not required. There are three Cracker Barrel restaurants in Jacksonville.

Lenoir Ave: 904-296-7530

Commerce Center Drive: 904-805-9220

Chaffee Point Boulevard: 904-783-0254

The Blue Fish Restaurant

Blue Fish Oyster Bar in Avondale is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and features a full Thanksgiving buffet. The price is $28.95 for adults, and $12.95 for children 11 and under.

Blue Fish is located at 3551 Saint John's Ave. in the Shoppes of Avondale.


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