For those looking to stay out of the kitchen, or who simply do not have plans for Thanksgiving, there are a few options available for a holiday feast.

While a majority of restaurants are closed Thursday, a handful will be open and serving up Thanksgiving delights.

The Garden City Elks are hosting its inaugural Thanksgiving Day feast to thank veterans for their service to the country.

Reservations were due by Monday, but the feast is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 905 E. Kansas Ave.

All veterans and one guest eat free of charge, and all others will asked for an $8 donation.

For more information, contact Linda Velez at, or call (620) 277-3315.

In Ulysses, the Celebration Baptist Church is hosting its inaugural Go Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church, 831 N. College.

The goal of the lunch is to provide a free home-cooked, family-style Thanksgiving meal for those in the community who are not able to have their own meal and for those who are without family in the area.

For more information, call (620) 356-4950, or email

Bonnie’s Kitchen at the Garden City Travel Plaza, 1265 Solar Ave., is having its annual Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m. to about 9:30 or 10 p.m., according to Nona Burch, restaurant manager.

There will be the typical Thanksgiving fixtures, and there will be a carving station from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There will also be a variety of desserts, including sugar-free ones, Burch said.

The buffet is $12.79 and includes drinks of tea, coffee or soda.

“We already have a lot of reservations, and are expecting more to come in,” Burch said Monday. “Reservations are not required, but are recommended.”

To set up a reservation or for questions about Bonnie’s Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Day meal, call the Travel Plaza at (620) 275-4404.

Samy’s Steakhouse and Spirits, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., will host its annual Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The buffet will feature an “extensive array” of traditional Thanksgiving favorites along with the trimmings, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

There will be deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted turkey with homemade stuffing and stuffed catfish. There also will be a carving station with roasted ham, rack of lamb and prime rib.

There will be plenty of desserts, as well, with pecan, cherry and pumpkin pes, and chocolate, carrot and coconut cakes. Other delights include hot bread pudding and hot cobbler s’mores.

For adults, the cost is $19.95 each; kids 14 and younger cost $6.50; Children younger than 3 eat free.

To make a reservation, call Samy’s at (620) 275-7471.

IHOP, 2507 E. Crestway Drive, will be open for regular business hours on Thanksgiving day. The restaurant is open 24 hours.


Thanksgiving Day deals

Black Friday deals are coming early with some stores in Garden City as some will be open, or have special hours on Thanksgiving Day.

Stores open on Thanksgiving Day with special hours include:

• Stage, located at 409 N. Main St., will be open 2 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday.

• Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1540 Lareu St., will open at 6 p.m. Thursday.

• Dollar General, with locations at 912 Campus Drive and 514 W. Mary St., Suite A, will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday.

• Walgreens, 1308 E. Kansas Ave., will be open for regular business hours on Thursday.

• JC Penney, 2302 E. Kansas Ave., will open at 2 p.m. Thursday.

• Walmart Supercenter, 3101 E. Kansas Ave., will open its doors at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Contact Josh Harbour at