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Jacksonville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

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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.

904-791-4826

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.

904-396-6200

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

904-380-4360

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.

904-387-0700

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