Many families look forward to the hustle and bustle of putting together a full Thanksgiving spread, but others prefer to leave the preparation and cleanup to someone else.
For those in the latter category, the following restaurants submitted their plans for Thanksgiving buffets, special menus and takeout.
Big Daddy's All American BBQ, 4560 N. Lewis Ave. location only - Free Thanksgiving dinners, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Canebrake resort, 4 miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51, 918-485-1810 - Entree options for three-course dinner include free-range turkey, spiral-sliced ham, heirloom bean cassoulet, beef Wellington and pan-seared Atlantic cod, plus all the trimmings; $33 adults, $14 ages 10 and younger. Reservations required; currently waiting-list only.
Duffy's, 706 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow - Will be offering free Thanksgiving dinners, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This will be the 24th year for Duffy's to offer free dinners.
French Hen, 7143 S. Yale Ave., 918-492-2596 - Special a la carte menu, served noon to 5 p.m., features 16 items, including seven entrees such as pork roulade, buttermilk fried chicken, Cornish hen, poached salmon, prime rib, turkey pot pie and mixed grill; reservations required.
Jamil's, 3823 E. 51st St., 918-742-9097 - Opens at 4 p.m. with regular menu plus Thanksgiving dinner of smoked turkey breast, sliced ham, mashed potatoes or stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and roll for $15.95.
La Madeleine Country French Cafe, 1523 E. 15th St., 800-400-5840 - Restaurant closes at 2 p.m. for dine-in customers.
Michael V's, 8222 E. 103rd St., 918-369-0310 - Fresh fruit, salads, roast turkey, honey-glazed ham, fried shrimp, green bean casserole, cobbler, pie and coconut cream pie shooters are among the many buffet items, served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $29.95 adults, $10 ages 9 and younger; reservations required.
Osage Casino-Sand Springs, 301 Blackjack Drive, 918-699-7723 - Lunch and dinner will be free to all active military personnel and veterans with military identification. Dinner for ages 18 and older only, served 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., includes herb-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, green bean casserole, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for $6.99 a person.
Osage Casino-Tulsa, 951 W. 36th St. North, 918-699-7614 - Buffet, served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. for ages 18 and older only, includes ham, turkey, roasted sausage, smoked salmon, fried catfish, fried chicken, breaded shrimp, stuffed pork loin and many sides and desserts for $12.95 per person.
Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano, 6024 S. Sheridan Ave. location only, 918-499-1919 - Buffet, served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes prime-rib carving station, roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, bourbon-glazed salmon, sides and desserts; $25 adults, $12.95 ages 9 and younger.