Thanksgiving is officially one week away, and for those who dislike cooking, this reality may create a sense of impending doom. 

Luckily, for those who live in the Owatonna area, you can forget the hassle of creating a dream-like feast and leave the cooking to the professionals.

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Olivia's Family Restaurant will be open from 6 am to 3 pm on Thursday, November 25th. 

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The diner will serve its traditional breakfast menu until 11 am. Once the clock strikes 11 am, Olivia's will exclusively serve their holiday buffet.


*Slow Roasted Turkey Breast

*Tender Sliced Ham

*Baked Chicken

*Mashed Potatoes


* Chicken Dumpling Soup


*Desserts and so much more!

Reservations and walk-ins are welcomed. You can find Olivia's Family Restaurant at 1160 W Frontage Road in Owatonna. 

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Timberlodge Steakhouse will be open from 11 am to 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. 

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This Owatonna staple will offer their full menu in addition to a 'Turkey Dinner Plate.'

The Dinner Plate Includes:

*Freshly Carved Roasted Turkey Breast

*Mashed Potatoes and Gravy


*Green Beans

*Cranberry Sauce

*Dinner Rolls

Again, walk-ins and reservations are accepted. Timberlodge is located at 4455 W. Frontage Road in Owatonna. 

(On Friday, November 19th, Townsquare's Half Off Dining Deal to Timberlodge Steakhouse goes live on the station app. In other words, you can get a $25 gift certificate for just $12.50. Some early Black Friday savings? Count us in!)

Now, this isn't a comprehensive list. There may, and most likely, are other places in the area that are open this Thanksgiving. If you know of any local eateries serving the public on the 25th, please let us know about them in the comments below. 

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