Let's think about this for a minute. Going out for thanksgiving dinner or ordering takeout could be more fun and less of a pain than staying home. It may also be less stressful because nobody has to fight about doing the dishes. I have eaten thanksgiving dinner out twice the last few years at Cracker Barrel, and I have to say that I did enjoy myself. It's good to switch things up once in a while.

There are many places that you can call for carry out and support our local Lansing businesses for thanksgiving dinner, too. Some of my friends always go for Chinese food on Thanksgiving, believe it or not! They love it and all of them are open on holidays.

Here are some top Lansing restaurants for going out to thanksgiving dinner from yelp:

 Fleetwood Diner

Bob Evans 7

Art's Pub

Blondie's Barn

Capitol City BBQ

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (My Favorite)

Saddleback BBQ

Soup Spoon Café

Bowdies Chophouse

And it doesn't matter if you stay home or go out, it's always fun to to go to a movie after thanksgiving dinner. There are always blockbuster movies that open that week.

Whatever your decision, just do it safely with masks and following all the safety guidelines we all know so well these days.

What are your thanksgiving plans? Are they different from past years?

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