Gather Round at These Lake Forest Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

By November 8, 2019Dining in Lake Forest
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Whether it’s an ongoing tradition or a last-minute decision, many diners are choosing to pull up a seat at a restaurant rather than cook on Thanksgiving. For those who prefer reservations over a day spent in the kitchen, here are a few charming eateries that will be serving up delectable dishes:

Walker Bros. The Original Pancake House

Pancakes may not be a typical Thanksgiving dish, but if you’re feeling untraditional or simply would like a tasty breakfast before the guests arrive, head over to Walker Bros. With several locations along the northern Illinois shoreline, they’ve been a favorite for over fifty years.

O’Toole’s of Libertyville

Beer lovers rejoice! At Timothy’s O’Toole’s of Libertyville, there is a huge selection of classic and seasonally rotating drafts. While they don’t serve traditional Thanksgiving fare, we recommend ordering a bunch of food for the table and enjoying family style. Be sure to try their award-winning wings, the reuben egg rolls, truffle fries, and mac and cheese!

Café Zupas

Along with the Walker brother’s franchise, Café Zupas has many locations to choose from including their popular spot in Deerfield. Diners delight in chef-crafted salad selections, signature sandwiches, hot soups, protein-packed bowls, delectable desserts, and much more.

BONUS: Dinner and a Show

The concept of dinner and a show once meant attending double locations, however, there’s a new trend happening on the horizon. Theaters chains featuring food service like the AMC Dine-In Northbrook 14 location are bringing this experience to a whole new level. Grabbing some grub and seeing a flick is becoming a culinary adventure at these newer and trendy combo venues.

When looking for a place to hang your hat before, during, or after the holidays, Lake Forest’s best address is found at Kelmscott. Contact us today and we would be happy to arrange a tour and answer any questions you may have.

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