So, you’re stuck away from home on Thanksgiving? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with community feasts4
November 21, 2013 by frostedtsaar
You’re busy, I understand. It’s hard to get home for the holidays sometimes, try as you might. Or maybe you don’t have time to make that big feast everyone expects — the cooking, the people, the cleaning; you love the food and family, but, boy, does it take a lot of work.
If you’re nodding your head sagely right now, then I’ve got some good news for you: that huge feast to fit your man-sized hunger? Someone else will gladly do the work for you.
In and around Morgantown on the 28th (that’s Thanksgiving, for those not paying attention), there are at least four community feasts going on. Whether you’re looking for something friendly on your wallet, or you want to go all out for your turkey and gravy, these places have got you covered.
Easily the most accessible and reasonably priced event is the The Morgantown Event Center Feast: Thanksgiving Dinner, located at the Morgantown Event Center. The website describes the event:
Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28! Reservations are available from 12-4pm. For reservations, call the Regatta Bar & Grill at 304-284-9850. $27 for adults, $12 for kids ages 6-12, and FREE for kids 5 and under!
My mouth is watering reading the menu, which includes “Chef Carved Oven Roasted Turkey with Rich Sage Gravy”, “Chef Carved Mustard-Brown Sugar Glazed Virginia Ham”, “Baked Tilapia with Tomato-Caper Relish”, bread pudding, dessert and more and more and more. This would definitely not be a bad place to spend Thanksgiving.
The next option is Lakeview Resort Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet, at the Lakeview Resort. Around the same price as the Morgantown Event Center Feast, Lakeview Resort is offering a four-course buffet, and includes a lot of menu ideas with the words “ambrosia,” “imported,” and “artisan” in them, so you know it’s got to be good.
Thanksgiving at The Hilton Garden Inn
Catering by The Great American Grill
Come join us for our Thanksgiving Buffet!
Call now for reservations!
Contact Hanna at (304) 225-1504
$24.00 for Adults…
$16.00 for Children (12 years of age and under)
*Prices do not include 6% sales tax and 20% Gratuity
Buffet Served from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Last seating at 3:00 pm.
The prices aren’t bad, though I don’t know how I feel about the mandatory 20% gratuity. Their menu seems a little more basic than the others as well, having your standard turkey, ham, sweet potatoes and pie going on. Still, probably pretty good.
All this too rich for your blood? It’s alright, I get it; it’s a little pricey for me, too. If you’re willing to take a drive to Kingwood, WV, you have the cheapest option available: the Preston County Inn Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. At only $19 a person, it’s the cheapest available, though kids pay the same price. It’s also so basic (not necessarily a bad thing), I can tell you whole menu right here:
Menu includes Butternut Squash Soup, Assorted Seasonal Salads, Roast Turkey with the Trimmings, Apple Stuffing, Chestnut Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Candied Yams, Green Bean Casserole, Fresh baked bread and rolls, Cranberry Relish, Assorted seasonal pies.
Simple, but pretty good looking.
If you’re interested in getting your Thanksgiving on by yourself or with your family without the hassle, you could do worse than the above places. Check the attached map for addresses, don’t forget to RSVP, and have a very happy Thanksgiving from the Man Cave.