Thanks to Age Wise Care Management, Inc. for sponsoring our annual “Where to Eat Thanksgiving in Champaign-Urbana” roundup. Age Wise provides professional care management services to families caring for an aging loved one or a family member with a disability. Age Wise is a locally owned and operated business which maintains professional relationships with local hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities. Whether you’re caring for your Central Illinois-based loved one from close to home or far away, Age Wise’s local knowledge and experience will save you time, worry, and guilt. For more information visit www.agewisecm.com or call 217-493-3086.
As we know Champaign-Urbana is a very transient community. Many of us are from other parts of the state, the nation, even the world.
For many, Thanksgiving can be an isolating time, regardless of our ability to put a feast on the table. Some have to work that day, making it impossible to travel to family; others simply can’t afford to leave.
So if you don’t have a place to go on Thanksgiving, don’t fret. There is a communal option, plus we’ve provided a short list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals in Champaign-Urbana. (Our list includes restaurants that are actually serving traditional Thanksgiving menus; other restaurants may be open as well.)
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEALS:
47th Annual Urbana High School Thanksgiving Dinner: Every year the Urbana High School Student Senate hosts a dinner with all the trimmings for those who are in need of a warm, comfortable environment to spend their Thanksgiving. From 5-7 p.m. All are welcome–Free! More info in the link.
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Lone Star Lodge #18 is serving a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army, 2212 N. Market Street (by the mall). For anyone in need of good food, a warm and comfortable environment to spend Thanksgiving. 11 am to 2 p.m. Info in the link.
RESTAURANTS SERVING THANKSGIVING MEALS:
Cracker Barrel, Urbana: For $12.99 for adults, and $7.99 for children, the restaurant is offering its Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Meals for in-store guests. The meal comes with gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, choice of a country side, a refillable beverage, buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins and a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert
Bob Evans, Champaign: Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but Thanksgiving menu served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Three course meal: entree, three sides, bread and a slice of pie for turkey or ham with dressing; two sides; bread; soup or salad; slice of pie for $14.99. Special turkey kids dinner is $6.99.
Urbana Garden Family Restaurant, Urbana: Roast turkey, choice of potato, soup or salad bar and pie for $11.95. Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Denny’s: Standard menu available, which a turkey-and-dressing meal: carved turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce with choice of two sides and dinner bread.