Where to dine out on Thanksgiving

Beth Stallings, Columbus Crave

Don't feel like cooking on Thanksgiving? Well, you're in luck. There are plenty of spots around town ready to host you and your loved ones for turkey day. Here are restaurants to check out on Thursday, Nov. 27.

Spagio hosts a special dinner menu from noon to 5 p.m. with options ranging from all-natural Amish farms oven-roasted turkey (complete with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing and cranberry relish) for $30, plus a variety of non-turkey options.

Cameron Mitchell's new eatery The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek will be open on Thanksgiving day, serving up a buffet for $40 for adults and $20 for kids (4 and under are free). Expect meat carving stations, traditional trimmings and plenty of desserts.

Buffet fans can also head to Latitude 41 for roast turkey, pork loin, bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes, roasted vegetable and chestnut stuffing, plus more seasonal soup, salad and side offerings (and plenty of pie). They are open form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The buffet runs $35 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant at Easton will offer a seasonally-inspired menu for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The menu includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast featuring slow roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, herb stuffing, house-made cranberry sauce and spiced pumpkin cheesecake pie. The dinner is $25 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under.

Columbus Fish Market will offer a three-course special menu of traditional favorites for $28 for adults and $7 for kids. They will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All Central Ohio locations of Max & Erma's will be open and serving a turkey dinner special with a choice of salad or soup to start, then turkey with apple-cranberry cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce (side dishes are all-you-can-eat), plus pumpkin pie. The meal is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger.

If you're group is split, please turkey and non-turkey lovers with the Thanksgiving Day Chinese & Turkey Buffet at China Dynasty. From noon to 6 p.m., you can opt from traditional Chinese fare, roasted turkey and the trimmings, and finish off the meal with pie, cheesecake or layer cakes. The buffet is $27 for adults, $13 for kids 12 to 6, and those 5 and younger eat free.

Don't miss! Next week, we'll share where to grab takeout so you can leave the cooking to someone else and enjoy a feast at home.