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Thanksgiving Out

By Matt Jones

Lnu_XzbtalBAMVPXR86PkBpo4gsSLRjPmIk9SeROe80Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with loved ones, reflecting on what you are thankful for, and eating (lots of eating). Sometimes you just can’t do that at home, or don’t want to. Whether you can’t make it home for Thanksgiving, don’t want to cook, or forgot to thaw the turkey, DIG has options for what and where to eat on Thanksgiving. Most of these places accept reservations and do to go options, as well. From DIG to you, Happy Thanksgiving and here are some places around town to find a great Thanksgiving meal.




Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

18811 Highland Road



If you are looking for the option to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal or have something from the regular Ruffino’s menu, they will be offering both. If you are selecting a Thanksgiving dinner, you can choose from turkey, root beer glazed ham or a combination of both. The dinners come with candied sweet potatoes, creamed spinach and Ruffino’s oyster dressing. It is recommended that you make reservations ahead of time to ensure you get a seat. If you want to bring it home, you can also order to go.



The Crowne Plaza

Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

4728 Constitution Ave



The Crowne Plaza will be having a full Thanksgiving buffet, which includes Thanksgiving favorites like: roast turkey, honey glazed ham and sweet potato casserole. Also on the buffet, seafood gumbo, suckling pig, sides and desserts. Reservations are recommended.



Galatoire’s Bistro

Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

3535 Perkins Road



Wanting to put a French spin on Thanksgiving? Galatoire’s will be offering Thanksgiving favorites, as well as their regular menu. You can also pick up several to-go options, including Thanksgiving staples. Some of their Thanksgiving offerings include stuffed quail, roast turkey and lamb chop bearnaise. You can eat there or order items to go. It is recommended that you place your to go orders in advance.



Ralph & Kacoo’s Seafood

Open 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

6110 Bluebonnet Blvd



Did you accidentally burn the turkey? Ralph & Kacoo’s will be offering Cajun fried turkey all day, Thanksgiving Day, with all the traditional Thanksgiving sides. You can also pick up whole turkey to go.




Open 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

3739 Perkins Road



Whether you’re looking for Louisiana staples, like gumbo or etouffee, or you are looking for Thanksgiving favorites, Juban’s will be providing both. On Thanksgiving day, they will be offering a prix fixe four course menu with soup, salad, dessert and a main course of oven roasted turkey with Andouille cornbread dressing, pan gravy, garlic butter haricot vert and cranberry ginger relish. Along with that, they will be offering several of their staple menu items. If you need to, you can also order catering and take it home, though the catering items differ.



Also Open on Thanksgiving:

Piccadilly Cafeterias (several locations)


Mansur’s On The Boulevard

5720 Corporate Blvd.



If you aren’t feeling as hungry, or want to give back, there are also several homeless shelters in Baton Rouge that could use volunteers to help feed and serve meals. There isn’t a better way to show how thankful you are than to help those around you. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving restaurant we left out? We would love to hear from you at digbr.wpengine.com.


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