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Thanksgiving guide


Rather eat out than cook up a storm during the holidays? There are a number of places in Central Arkansas that will oblige you.

Reservations required:

Arthur's Prime Steakhouse/Jerry B's. Buffet featuring turkey, prime rib, pork tenderloin and grilled salmon, sides and desserts. $29. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 27 Rahling Circle. 821-1838.

Arkansas Queen Riverboat. Roasted turkey, honey baked ham, sides and pumpkin pie. Two cruises: boarding at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $39.50 adults, $24.50 kids. 100 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock. 372-5777.

Ashley's at the Capital. A special Thanksgiving set dinner featuring Smoked Heirloom Turkey Breast with green beans, sweet potato brulee, butternut squash cappuccino, grilled Waldorf salad, pumpkin pie and more. Seatings at noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. $85. 111 W. Markham. 374-7474.

Belle Arti. The Italian restaurant is offering a sit-down meal featuring soup or salad and choice of turkey with sausage dressing, Atlantic salmon with rosemary potatoes or a chicken dish. Plus sides and choice of pumpkin pie, cheesecake or an Italian apple turnover. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. or when the turkey runs out. $24.50 adults, $12.50 children. 719 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-624-7474.

Camp David. A special lunch buffet featuring shrimp cocktail, baked turkey, sausage, roast prime rib, salmon, bacon, hashbrown casserole and several desserts. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $19.95 adults, $12.95 kids. In the Holiday Inn Presidential, 600 Interstate 30. 975-2267.

Crowne Plaza. Serving a buffet that includes prime rib, roast turkey, seafood, a salad station and desserts. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $28 adults, $24 seniors, $15 children 6-12. 201 S. Shackleford. 223-3000.

Doubletree Hotel. Brunch featuring turkey and side items, full breakfast offerings and desserts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $23.95 adults, $19.95 seniors, $12.95 kids. 424 W. Markham. 372-4371.

Hilton. A brunch featuring turkey and dressing, salmon, prime rib, an omelet station, sweet potatoes, a vegetable tray, a cheese tray and desserts. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $20.95. 925 S. University. 664-5020.

Hilton Garden Inn. Brunch with turkey and prime rib carving stations, side items and desserts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $19.95 adults, $17.95 seniors, $13.95 children 5-12. 4100 Glover Lane, North Little Rock. 945-7444.

Mimi's Cafe. Special Thanksgiving dinner featuring soup or salad, turkey, trimmings and either pumpkin pie or bread pudding for dessert. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $14.99 adults, $6.99 kids. 11725 Chenal Parkway. 221-3883.

Opal Mae's. Serving up family-style Thanksgiving dinners at the table or on the buffet, including roast turkey, baked ham, roast beef, side items, salad bar, brownies, cupcakes, pies and bread pudding. 11 a.m. until reservations run out. $18.50 adults, $16.50 seniors, $10 kids 6-12. 321 B St., Russellville. 501-967-6725.

The Peabody Hotel. Brunch featuring breakfast items, turkey and dressing, cheese soup, side items, champagne and mimosas and several desserts. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $39.95 adults, $14.95 kids 6-12, under six free. Complimentary valet parking. 3 Statehouse Plaza. 399-8000.

Porterhouse. Buffet featuring turkey, prime rib and salmon, side items and dessert. Take-home Thanksgiving also available. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $19.95 adults, $10.95 kids. 707 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-321-8282.

Riverfront Steakhouse. Buffet featuring turkey, Petit Jean ham, chicken Florentine, salad bar, soup, omelet station, side items and dessert. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $19.95 adults, $11.95 kids. 371-9000.

Ya Ya's Eurobistro. All-you-can-eat buffet with carving station featuring turkey, ham and prime rib, side items, premium salads, cornbread, cheesecake and pumpkin pie. 10:30 a.m.-3 pm. $28.95 adults, $13.95 kids. Promenade at Chenal, 17711 Chenal Parkway. 821-1144.

No reservations required:

Capital Bar & Grill. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with regular menu and Thanksgiving specials. 111 W. Markham. 374-7474.

Copeland's. Cajun fried turkey, oyster dressing, mashed sweet potatoes with pecan amaretto cream sauce, corn maque choux (stewed corn), cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and biscuits. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $17.99. Shackleford Crossing. 312-1616.

Cracker Barrel. Special with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie and a beverage for $8.99, $4.49 kids. All locations.

Dixie Cafe. Regular menu service. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All locations.

Ed and Kay's. Full menu plus Thanksgiving specials of turkey and dressing, ham or a combination plate with side items.11 a.m.-5 p.m. 15228 Interstate 30, Benton. 501-315-3663.

Golden Corral. Regular items plus turkey and dressing. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $13.99 adults. 5001 Warden Road, North Little Rock. 771-4605.

Luby's. Regular menu service. 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Special turkey and dressing dinner with two sides for $10.99. 12501 W. Markham. 219-1567.

T.G.I. Friday's. Regular menu. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 2820 Lakewood Village, North Little Rock. 758-2277.

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