Busy and don’t have time to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for your family and friends? Want it to be special with holiday style and tasty food and no clean up? That sounds heavenly, doesn't it?

Well, here are my suggestions for Thanksgiving buffets this year that you and your family and friends will always remember.



Jordie’s Trailside Café

Nestled alongside the Soo Line Trail, the mother-daughter duo of Jordie and Sonya Stay make you feel at home like in your own dining room at Jordie's Trailside Cafe' in Bowlus, Minnesota.  Jordie's is known for home-baked cakes and pies and other home cooking.  Thanksgiving dinner is served from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, adults priced at $10.99 and kids 12 and under $4.99. Kids under three eat free.



Green Mill Restaurant

The Green Mill Restaurant in Downtown, St. Cloud will be doing the entire Thanksgiving buffet in the Kelly Inn Ballroom next to the Green Mill.  If fact,the Green Mill itself will be closed on Thanksgiving. The ballroom gives the Mill more flexibility when handling large groups.  Serving from 10:30 am till 2:30 pm in the ballroom, adults $17.99, kids ages 10 and under $6.99 and kids five and under free.  Reservations at 320-259-6455.



Blueline Sports Bar and Grille

The Blueline Sports Bar and Grille will be open Thanksgiving at both locations in St. Cloud and Sartell offering their legendary Thanksgiving buffet.  Check out the ice bar while you’re having a cocktail, wine or beer while munching on their famous original burnt ends.  Serving from 10:30 to 2:00 pm, adults $14.99, seniors $12.99, children (5-12) $9.99 and children (4 and under) free.



Water’s Edge (formerly the 400 Club)

If you’re looking for a country setting experience over-looking beautiful Pleasant Lake, Water’s Edge Restaurant and Lounge is the place for you and your family.  It’s just eight minutes from St. Cloud on County Road 6, for more information call 320-253-2465.



Coyote Moon Grille

Coyote Moon Grille, the restaurant at Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud, features distinctive Minnesota lodge-style architecture, a perfect spot for Thanksgiving brunch with family and friends.  Enjoy breakfast foods like eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, roast turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more.  Serving from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, adults $15.95, kids $7.95, call at 320-257-6500.



Ace Bar and Grille

The Ace Bar and Grille is an iconic local restaurant that first opened its doors in 1933 on St. Cloud’s east side.  Enjoy a spread of food with turkey, homemade stuffing and a variety of sides and more.  Located at 423 St. Germain Street East St. Cloud.