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Thanksgiving Happenings  November 2002

The Staff of Moab Happenings would like to wish
you and your loved ones a very special Thanksgiving!

Where’s The Turkey?
by Theresa King

Recipes will return next month.

With the changing season, it can be challenging to figure out who’s open and when for dining out in Moab. But do not despair, most of Moab’s restaurants stay open year-round, but they adjust their hours to meet public demand. Each month“Moab Happenings” endeavors to call around and update the restaurant guide to reflect this seasonal metamorphosis. This month I called around and as a service to those who would like to treat themselves, friends & families to Thanksgiving Dinner without the fuss of cooking and cleaning up after, (as of press time) here’s a run-down of who is serving on this special day.

Buck’s Grill House
Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations highly recommended. Buck’s has been serving dinner on this special day for years and it’s always packed. Serving from 3:30 - 8:00 pm.

Moab’s only 24 hours a day restaurant will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner along with their regular fare.

Desert Bistro
This will be Desert Bistro’s first year to be serving Thanksgiving dinner in Moab. They are planning a special fixe price menu. Serving from 5:00 - 8:00 pm by reservation only.

J.J. North’s Country Family Restaurant
Another first time Thanksgiving dining experience. J.J. North’s (on the south end of town) will have traditional Thanksgiving fare along with their regular menu.

Moab Brewery
The Brewery features two or three special menu selections on Turkey day (of course, one of them includes turkey). Wine specials and a variety of desserts. Serving from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Pizza Hut
For those in a hurry traveling from place to place, a tried and true original. Moab’s oldest franchise will be open to dine in or carry-out on Thanksgiving.

Red Cliffs Resort & Restaurant
A Thanksgiving feast “buffet style” is being planned at Red Cliffs. Turkey, ham, potatoes, yams, assorted veggies, fresh salads, hot rolls & sweet buns, dessert bar with pumpkin pie and more. Seatings at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm. $19.95 per person.

Sorrel River Grill Restaurant
A sell out each year. Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner by reservation only. $35 per person Seating at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Sunset Grill
This will be the 9th year the Sunset Grill as been serving their traditional Thanksgiving Dinner featuring Roast Turkey or Honey Baked Ham and all the fixings! $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 10 and under. Price includes homemade pie.Serving from 3:00pm to 9pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Szechuan Restaurant
For a unique alternative, this Chinese dining restaurant will be open for dining in or carry-out orders.

For restaurant phone numbers and locations, please refer to the restaurant guide on page 16-18, or you can click here.

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