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Thanksgiving buffets in Monroe County

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Bloomington IN 2017

Thanksgiving is coming fast. Usually, this is a time for family, but sometimes, you don’t have time to cook, or you can’t get out to your family. What are you to do? We have your back with our list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Bloomington, IN for 2017.

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Restaurants offering Thanksgiving service

We found two great locations for you to enjoy some traditional Thanksgiving food right here in Bloomington. Pick the one that works for you, but remember to make reservations when possible, as tables tend to go fast.

Tudor Room

The Tudor Room inside the Indiana Memorial Union is a wonderful spot with wonderful food. You can eat like a gourmet while taking in the high ceilings, oak paneling, elaborate chandeliers, and rich tapestries. On Thanksgiving, the Tudor room will be serving a buffet from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Holiday brunch is $28.99 per person with children 6-12 being $11.50 and children under 5 are free.

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Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse

Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse on College Ave is hosting a special Thanksgiving Buffet on November 23rd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For only $24.50 per person, everything is included including non-alcoholic drinks. Kids under 4 are free and ages 5-10 are just $11.25. You can expect all the traditional Thanksgiving food including carved turkey, ham, pie, and more!

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Chinese restaurants for Thanksgiving

Don’t care if you get traditional Thanksgiving food? Looking to forge your own tradition? Then you may want to consider getting some Chinese. Most Chinese restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day meaning you can dine out or order in. Below are two of our favorite Bloomington options.

Thanksgiving weekend restaurant events

Though many restaurants may be closed for Thanksgiving, there are a few that have special events going on during Thanksgiving weekend. Learn about some of our favorites below.


On Saturday, November 25th, Feast is hosting a Feast @ The Farmers Market.  It starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 1:00 PM at the Showers City Hall Building. Enjoy the farmers market and get some great food in the process!

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Cardinal Spirits

Watch the lighting of the courthouse square in Bloomington and browse through the gifts at Gather Handmade Shoppe & Co while drinking warm Cardinal Spirits cocktails. You shouldn’t have to endure the cold. The event starts at 5:00 PM and runs until 9:00 PM.

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