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Let's be honest, Thanksgiving is not the only time of the year we eat too much and then go out on the sofa. In fact, the average American spends nine whole days a year in a post-meal depression.
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If you are looking to dine the Thanksgiving dinner, restaurants at Des Moines have you covered.

According to the National Restaurant Association, one in 10 people plans to dine for Thanksgiving dinner. And one out of 20 will receive a full meal to take the holiday.

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There are many options for Metro dining, which will be open and serve everything from "all you can eat" buffets to full-board turkeys.

Below are the Metro restaurants where you can have your Thanksgiving dinner fix.

Desert lawns, 1 Madre Drive, Altona; 515-957-3535

AJ's will serve a multi-meal Thanksgiving prix dinner for $ 39 per person from 11 am to 9 pm. The grills include chicken and chicken roast in turkey sauce, smoked chicken with honey, with starters, sides and desserts. Select menu items à la carte will also be served. Orders can be made by phone or OpenTable.

3610 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines; 515-381-9175

The Thanksgiving Community The Hodaya community returns to the Czech Republic with free dinners for dinner from 11:00 to 02:00. The storage hours are between 10:00 and 1:30. Shipments can be scheduled between 09:00 and 13:30 Call 515-381-9175 for delivery or delivery. Donations are accepted.

1111 Randolph St., Des Moines; 515-381-9175

The Thanksgiving Community The Thanksgiving Community Ltd. is expanding into South Masonic Gate again this year with free meals for dine or make from 11 am to 1 pm Call 515-381-9175 for reservations.

Thanksgiving dinner should not be stressful – you just need a plan. (Photo: YinYang, Getty Images / iStockphoto)

11701 University of Ave., Clive; 515-226-9603

Cracker Barrel is open for normal business hours on Thanksgiving and will again offer Homestyle Turkey n at 11: 00 (adult, $ 12.99, child, $ 7.99). Order the turkey and dressing meal with sauce, samples of cured pork, sweet potato cauldron with pecans, savor cranberries, butter cookies, corn muffins, pumpkin pie and refillable drink. Guests can also book the menu between 06:00 and 10:00

But catering packages are also available, including its popular "table stove within two hours" of heat serving family meals for the holiday (used up to 10, $ 109.99) and its "ready to serve" homestil turkey n family meal to go (used up to 6, $ 67.99) for guests to enjoy at home.

Jordon Creek Town Center, 150 Warden Creek Parkway, West Des Moines; 515-457-2916

At a price of about $ 42 per adult, this menu starts in 3 portions with a basket of bread with pumpkin butter, then a selection of chopped salad of Fleming or lobster bisque, followed by a selection of mixed grass with roasted turkey breast with spicy turkey sauce with fresh sauce Cinnamon orange-cinnamon or beef slices with a glass-like cabernet ($ 15 upcharge).

The sides include homemade sage and brioche bread and green beans with onions, along with a selection of charred potatoes or mashed potatoes. For dessert, choose a crisp apple or pumpkin cake. Children under 12 can order from the Thanksgiving menu for three children's courses for $ 19 including ice cream ice cream. The restaurant is open from 11:00 to 20:00, invitations only. The full menu is also available.

1802 N. Enkenny Demon, Ancani; 515-963-9632

The Fletcher Bunkeni Restaurant will host the Thanksgiving buffet. Celebrate turkey and other appetizers, two types of stuffing, sweet potatoes, Gouda potatoes, green bean stew, cranberry sauce, salads, smoked salmon and shrimp peel and food. Desserts are pies and pecans, pumpkin and sandal. This year, the buffet operates between 09:00 and 13:00. Adults pay $ 29, the elderly $ 23, children 12 under 15 and children under 5 for free.

12801 University Ave., Clive; 515-224-1300

The Granite City serves a family-only Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00 to 08:00. Guests can enjoy a menu of three roast turkeys, salmon beers and chopped ribs with all cubes, including mashed potatoes, stuffed vegetables, Chili sauce and a family-style meal for $ 26.95 per person. Children dine for $ 8.99. For dessert, enjoy a homemade pumpkin or pecan pie. It symbolizes the sixth year Granite City has been open on Thanksgiving.

1801 22nd Street, West Des Moines; 515-267-8383

The hibachi grill and the top buffet will offer a buffet of traditional turkey dishes such as turkey and pumpkin pie, but if you are looking for seafood, the buffet will offer such dishes as squid and melted mussels. The buffet will run at regular hours from 11: 00-09: 30 and the buffet is $ 12.99 per person.

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Enjoy the Thanksgiving buffet from 9:00 to 2:00 at the Hy-Vee Market Grille Express. The grill market will be featuring favorite Thanksgiving including Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, pies and more. Call ahead to make sure your location is open and save your table. Prices will vary by location and some locations will offer extended hours and menus.

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames; 515-268-2238

You can enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch buffet with all favorites, including roast turkey breast, stuffed with traditional potato, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, sauce, and a selection of vegetable dishes and cereals, evening rolls and blueberry sauce. Homemade desserts include pumpkin pie. Non-alcoholic drinks are also included. Adults, $ 25; Children 6-12, $ 14; 5 and below, free. Recommended to order.

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Hickman Road, Orbendl; 515-270-6818

The Schhed Machine throws fundraising in favor of the Wildwood Hills farms from 10 am to 2 pm. With a minimum of $ 15 for adults and $ 7 for children under 12. Turkey, sauce, mashed potatoes, sauce, corn, pumpkin pumpkin are among the dishes. A team of volunteers invites the buffet. Dinner Takeout for Four is also available for $ 64.99.

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Volunteers bring bags of Thanksgiving meals to delivery cars as part of the Thanksgiving dinner at the Park Community on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in Des Moines. (Photo: Brian Powers / Register)

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50 S.E. Laurel Street, Woki; 515-987-9604

Head to Mickey's Waukee from 11 am to 2 pm. For a traditional free lunch at Thanksgiving. Donations are accepted and gone Torrey's Angel Foundation provides babies, children and adolescents with challenges.

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Call ahead, but most of the Perkins locations in the Des Moines plan to serve a limited menu during normal hours include a turkey dinner with pumpkin pie for $ 11.99.

721 E. First Street, Grimes; 515-986-1900

The "Radish" Restaurant serves Thanksgiving Brunch from 9:30 to 2:00. With a breakfast buffet including breakfasts including omelets and breakfasts, pies, main ribs, turkeys, pork, stuffing, Salads, bread pudding, fried chicken, pancakes and more at the price of $ 24.99 for adults and $ 7.99 for children.

Marriott De Moyne Downtown, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines; 515-558-6730

The Roque River Grill & Tavern can be reached at the Marriott Hotel on its Thanksgiving buffet from 11:00 until 16:30. For a roast turkey with blueberry bourbon sauce and a glazed pineapple pot with pepper aioli. The main dishes include corn stews, baked pepper cheese with three cheeses, pepper cheese, mashed potatoes, green orange mash, turkey sauce, creamy candy, green bean stew, vegetable puree with horseradish butter, various evening rolls and a salad ($ 27 adults And $ 14 for children). Hot hot cider and special drinks are $ 10 each. Orders only.

4900 86 cents, Urbandale; 515-278-4476

You can enjoy a traditional "all you can" buffet with a wide range of hoodia products on Tuesdays of Ruby from 10:00 to 13:00. Turkey, pork, stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, and casseroles vegetables will be shown, but you Welcome to order the main menu and enjoy a popular salad bar. A fancy dessert table will be laden with pumpkin, pecan pies, varied cakes, tarts, scones and other pastries. Adult and $ 6.99 for children 10 and under.

Desert lawns, 1 Madre Drive, Altona; 515-967-1000

The Trrown Crown Restaurant at Piririe Meadows offers a "All you can eat" breakfast buffet, featuring prime ribs from 9am to 2pm. (Adults, $ 20.95, children 6-10, $ 10.95). From 2 to 10 pm, a buffet with all Thanksgiving fixings will be featured (adults, $ 26.95, children 6-10, $ 13.95). Call for parties of 6 or more. Children 5 and under dine for free.

Canned whole cranberry sauce Berry is a key ingredient in frozen cranberry salad. (Photo: Commercial Appeal Files)

West Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Gordon Creek Parkway, West Des Moines; 515-457-3223

The West Des Moines Marriott restaurant does not serve dinner, but the usual menu will be available from 06:30 to 12:00.

1301 N.W. 114th Street, Clive; 515-223-5700

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse will serve a buffet on Thanksgiving with smoked turkey, stuffing, corn, green beans, corn and desserts for $ 14.99 from 11:00 to 19:00. And the full menu will be available all day long. Two reservations and reservations are accepted.

410 q. Ankeny Demon, Ankeny; 515-965-7802

Eat all-Japanese Greek buffet, including turkey, main ribs, anchovies, pizza, mashed potatoes and gravy, spaghetti in meat sauce, vegetables and salad from 11:00 to 14:00. For $ 14.99, children 10 under half price and 2 under free. Desserts like tiramisu, cookies and cheese cookies are also included, along with an alcoholic drink.

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