Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and while many people plan to cook and eat at home, some people are looking for an easy way to spend time with family that doesn’t involve a day in the kitchen.
Due to COVID and other reasons, some of the places that used to be open locally are no longer open, but you can still find food at a few old standbys.
Popular sites from past years that are out of business in 2022 include Lil’ Chef and Big Boy in Brighton.
Additionally, Cornerstone Church, 9455 Hilton Road in Brighton Township, is offering a community lunch on site, however this year they will be offering takeout only from 10am to 7pm on Wednesday, November 23rd. Reservations are required by calling 810-494-4059 or registering online at cornerstonebrighton.com. Reservations are available until Monday, November 21.
Here’s a look at several sit-down restaurants that will be serving public Thanksgiving.
Bob Evans 3880 E. Grand River Ave., Genoa Township
Bob Evans restaurants, including one in Genoa Township, are offering Thanksgiving specials with limited menus. The location near downtown Howell will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m
The restaurant offers slow-roasted turkey with dressing, as well as three sides, bread and a slice of pie.
The restaurant also offers Farmhouse Feast meals for four to 10 people, which can be ordered in advance and taken home. Takeaway meals are packed cold.
Cracker Barrel7925 Conference Center Drive, Brighton
Cracker Barrel is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The “homemade” turkey and dressing meal comes with sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry relish, a slice of pie, bread and a drink for $14.99.
“We’re open every year on Thanksgiving. It’s our busiest day of the year,” said retail employee Dale Link.
La Marsa 543 W. Grand River Ave., Brighton
The Mediterranean-style eatery will serve customers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The restaurant’s regular menu includes a variety of dishes including shawarma, lamb chops and falafel.