It can be so easy for the holiday season to sneak up on us. As I write this – Thanksgiving is about two weeks away… and I am NOT prepared for this year in the slightest. In years past – I have been known to cook a huge Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of my own kitchen. But if I’m being completely honest – with my family coming into town and wanting to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping – preparing and cleaning up after a huge dinner can be a handful.

That’s why we are so thankful to see that many restaurants in and around Kansas City open their doors for the day and we’ve picked some of our favorites not too far from the Plaza lights! Some will feature their standard menu with a few added Thanksgiving dishes, while others will turn into an all you can eat buffet full of comfort food. But regardless – they will all leave you satisfied.

The holidays can be tough on diets and waistlines so making sure you have the Nutrilyze app with you is essential. It’s like carrying a nutritionist with you in your pocket.

Happy Holidays!

Stock Hill

4800 Main Street, Ste G-001, Kansas City, MO 64112

You are guaranteed to have a fantastic meal at Kansas City’s Stock Hill – . Between 11 am and 3:30 they are featuring an absolutely loaded Thanksgiving buffet. It features a raw bar that has smoked salmon, shrimp cocktails, oysters and crab claws. Along with a carving station that has roasted turkey, prime rib and porchetta they will have a huge selection of side dishes like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes and more. They will have a smaller version of their regular menu (including steak) from 4:30 PM – midnight.



101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Lidia’s upscale feel creates an incredible environment that is perfect for a quiet thanksgiving dinner. Like a lot of places Lidia’s will be featuring a shortened four-course menu for the night. The dinner will cost you $55.00 – with an optional wine pairing that will add $35 to your bill. You will get to choose from four appetizers, two pasta dishes, and then one of four delicious entrees. They will be serving traditional turkey or you can choose from a pork roast, a lamb chop or a delicious Barramundi filet if you want to enjoy some seafood. Call 816-221-3722 to make your reservation before it fills up.

Cafe Trio

4558 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Cafe Trio will be serving their full menu on Thanksgiving day along with an added Thanksgiving feature. Their menu features some incredible seafood dishes like grilled swordfish and a parmesan encrusted halibut that is hearty yet healthy all at the same time. If you get a seat in the main dining room you will enjoy live piano from Tim Whitmer all night. The main dining room will have live piano throughout the night.


Nick and Jake’s

5031 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Only one of three Nick and Jake’s locations will be open on Thanksgiving – but they are doing it big. Their Thanksgiving buffet will be loaded with traditional favorites like roasted turkey, pineapple brown sugar pit ham, mashed potatoes, dressings, green beans, cornbread and so much more. You might have to use it as your cheat day.

Price : Adults – $29 , Kids 5 – 12 : $14, Kids under 5 : $4


O’Dowd’s Gastrobar

4742 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112

O’Dowd’s Gastrobar just got a facelift just in time for the holidays and what better day to celebrate a new look then to break it in with than Thanksgiving. They will open at 4pm and be open on a first-come first-serve basis. Enjoy a fully stocked bar and a Thanksgiving dinner menu feature to celebrate the holiday.



Nutrilyze is a personalized nutrition application that helps users discover what they should be eating from local restaurants to fit their body type and health goals.

Download Nutrilyze for iPhone!

Image : Stock Hill Kansas City