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The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here, bringing with it the stress of cooking for a large crowd. To help take the load off, many restaurants around the Midlands are offering meals on Thanksgiving.

The following are restaurants open for dine-in on Thanksgiving Day.

Blossom Buffet - West Columbia

Offering everyday buffet items with the addition of turkey and other holiday foods. Open for normal business hours on Thanksgiving.

Bubba’s Pub-N-Grub - Lexington

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Bubba’s Pub-N-Grub on Thursday. The bar and grill will open at 3 and dinner will be served at 5. Children are invited to attend as well.

California Dreaming - Columbia

Thanksgiving dinner at California Dreaming includes turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade gravy, cranberry relish, cornbread, and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie.

Reservations can be made online and the restaurant is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Colas Restaurant - Columbia

Serving appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts on Thanksgiving, with the option of a traditional turkey dinner.

Lizards Thicket - Various locations

Lizards Thicket will be open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with normal menu items.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Columbia

Offering a traditional, multi-course turkey feast or steak dinner. Open 12 to 9:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

Tabz Grub & Pub - Lexington

Celebrating with a Thanksgiving Potluck. The pub is frying 2 turkeys and other patrons are bringing sides. Bar opens at noon and kitchen opens at 6 p.m.

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