Thanksgiving gobble guide

Rick Karlin

Has the Thanksgiving holiday crept up on you, leaving you no time to shop for, much less prepare, a holiday meal? Whether you just prefer not to undertake cooking such an elaborate meal or wouldn’t know how to roast a turkey if it walked up to you with a recipe in its beak, you can give thanks for the fact that many area restaurants offer sumptuous holiday meals for your enjoyment. Reservations are recommended for all listings.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., presents a buffet brunch with all the trimmings at The Rouge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $39.95, children $19.95. Call 877-704-5340. The hotel’s Mason Street Grill will feature a three-course turkey or prime rib dinner for $35, and also serve its regular menu from 1 to 7 p.m., 414-298-3131.

Andrew’s in the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee St., Delafield, serves a four-course turkey breast dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. for $38. Call (262) 646-1620.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, 2550 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, has a traditional three-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for $22.95. Call 414-475-0700.

Meyer’s Restaurant, 4260 S. 76th St., Greenfield, serves an all-you-can-eat family-style turkey dinner from from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults $13.95, children $7.95. Call 414-321-4400.

Port Washington’s Port Hotel, 101 E. Main St., presents turkey and the trimmings on the holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $20.95, children $7.50. Call 262-284-9473.

Kirsch’s Country Inn, W4190 West End Road, Lake Geneva, has a four-course menu with choice of entrée from noon to 6 p.m. for $39.95. Call 262-245-5756.

Weissgerber’s Gasthaus, 2720 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, presents turkey and the trimmings family style from noon to 6 p.m. Adults $22.95, children $12.95. Turkey dinner is also available for take-out for $14.95 per person. Call 262-544-4460.

Crown Plaza hotel’s Innovation, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, offers a choice of turkey, prime rib or roasted salmon, served with market salad bar and dessert for $22.95 from noon to 5 p.m. Call 414-259-0793.

Thanksgiving with ethnic inspired fare

Polonez, 4016 Packard Ave. St. Francis, serves up a buffet featuring turkey with Polish-style stuffing and traditional Polish dishes. Seatings at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Adults $17.95, children $8.95. Call 414-482-0080.

Karl Ratzsch’s, 320 East Mason St., celebrates Thanksgiving with sauerbraten, weiner schnitzel and dumplings. A traditional dinner entrée is also available. Prices range from $25 to $30 for adults. Kids’ prices are about $10 less. Call 414-276-2720.

Bavarian Inn, 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale has a full buffet of turkey, trimmings and traditional German dishes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $21.95, children $9.95. Call 414-964-0300.

Mader’s, 1041 N. Old World 3rd St., offers a traditional brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $24.95, children $11.95. From 4 to 6 p.m., they present a dinner buffet with a schnitzel station. Adults $27.95, children $11.95. Call 414-271-3377.

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant, 522 W. Lincoln Ave., serves a family style meal for groups of six or more. Dinner includes a whole turkey, carved table side, and traditional Serbian side dishes for $24.95 a person, reservations must be made by Nov. 16. Call 414-672-0206.

Il Mito Enoteca, 6913 W. North Ave., allows you to celebrate at home without the need to cook. Pick up a pre-seasoned 10-12-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, creamy spinach and pumpkin pie for $89.95. The package serves 8-10 people. If you just want the bird, that’ll be $49.95. Call 414-443-1414.