Thanksgiving Dinner: Where to eat in Omaha if you don’t go home

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Thanksgiving can be a little bit stressful for college students.

Several class projects are due before break. Money tends to be tight. And many students won’t be able to return home for this special holiday because they’re stuck at school hundreds of miles from home.

We don’t want you to miss out on all that turkey and gravy goodness. So we’ve compiled a list of restaurants relatively close (within a 10-minute drive) to the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus that will be open on Thanksgiving Thursday.

Dudley’s Pizza and Tavern
2110 S. 67th St.
The Aksarben Village restaurant will serve from 11 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving day. Information: 402-933-7511.

Crave
200 S. 31st Ave.
The Midtown Crossing restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 402-345-9999.

The Jaipur Restaurant
10922 Elm St.
The Jaipur Restaurant will be open its normal business hours and will serve its regular menu. Information: 402-392-7331.

Golden Corral
6006 N 72nd St.
All Omaha locations are open on Thanksgiving. The restaurants will serve a special buffet menu. Information: goldencorral.com.

Boston Market
704 N. 114th St.
Boston Market locations will be open Thanksgiving day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Information: 402-493-3800.

Johnny’s Café
4702 S. 27th St.
Johnny’s Café will serve a limited holiday menu from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a traditional turkey dinner, grilled salmon and slow-roasted prime rib. Meals will include a relish tray, soup, salad, entree, potato, vegetable, the choice of either pumpkin pie or sherbet, and iced tea or coffee. Information: 402-731-4774.

Cascio’s Restaurant
1620 S. 10th St.
The steakhouse will serve a holiday buffet for Thanksgiving from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 402-345-8313.

Signatures Restaurant
1616 Dodge St.
Signatures Restaurant, located inside the Doubletree hotel in downtown Omaha, will serve a traditional holiday meal from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The dinner is $25 per diner. The City Center pub will also be open from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Information: 402-636-4913.

Jams
1101 Harney St.
Jams will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and all the profits made on Thanksgiving will got to charity.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
222 South 15th St.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse will offer a $39 turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Yes, it’s kind of pricy. But, if you can swing it, the Thanksgiving-focused dishes are a shrimp and lobster bisque, hand-carved roasted turkey breast, sweet potato casserole, shaved Brussel sprouts with smoked bacon, sweet onion apple and sage stuffing, cranberry relish, chocolate pecan pie and bananas foster bread pudding. Steak and seafood will also be available a la carte. Information: 402-342-0077.

A+ Buffet & Mongolian Grill
14426 West Center Road
The buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. serving the dinner menu all day. For more information, call 402-334-4889.

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