Updated: Nov 24, 2015

Fall is in full swing here in Spokane! The leaves are turning, the days are shorter and it's getting chilly out there. It also means Thanksgiving is right around the corner - a time of tradition, family and of course, food. Whether you're visiting Spokane with family or you're hoping to catch some Black Friday shopping deals, you're in luck! Here's a list of restaurants in the region that will be open and ready to serve you on Thanksgiving Day: 

If you are near downtown Spokane, Spencer's for Steaks and Chops at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center is open from 1 - 8pm. Order from the dinner menu or select one of their Thanksgiving specials. Seating is filling up and you won't want to go hungry, so make your reservations now!  Clinkerdagger offers a view of the Spokane River with a great dinner menu. They are serving up house favorites as well as traditional Thanksgiving fare from 12 - 8pm.

The Davenport Hotels have a few Thanksgiving options to choose from.  The Historic Davenport Hotel has their Thanksgiving Buffet, available in the Grand Pennington Ballroom, from 12:30 - 5pm. The cost for the buffet is $59.95 for adults, $21 for kids ages six to twelve and is free for children five and under. For reservations, call the Palm Court Grill at 509.789.6848. Spots are filling quickly, so don't delay. If you're not interested in the buffet, stop by the Palm Court or the Safari Room and enjoy the wonderful à la carte menu. Seating starts at 12:30pm and reservations are recommended. To reserve your seats, call 509.789.6848. The newest member of the Davenport Hotels is The Davenport Grand.  The Grand Restaurant & Lounge will be serving up a three-course dinner for Thanksgiving, priced at $46.00 for adults, $24 for children six to twelve and is offered from 12 - 8pm.

If you are near the Spokane airport, Remington's at the Ramada Inn at the Airport has a Thanksgiving buffet from 12 - 3pm. The dinner menu is available after 5pm. Northern Quest Resort & Casino has a few choices for culinary treats. The River's Edge Buffet is open 9am to 8pm. They are serving turducken at the buffet. If you are not familiar with this unique treat, turducken is a dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey. Delicious! Adults are $24.95, children five to ten are $9.95 and children four and under are free.  Masselow's, Northern Quest's award-winning steakhouse, is offering an à la carte menu and is open for breakfast 7 - 11am and dinner 11am - 8pm.

Spokane Valley has some delicious dining options available as well. Max at Mirabeau will be open all day. Start with breakfast from 6 - 11am, then enjoy the Thanksgiving Buffet, available from 11am - 4pm. Thanksgiving Dinner is available from 4 - 10pm. The Thanksgiving buffet is priced at $29.90 for adults and $16.90 for children ages four to ten. Better yet, if you're staying at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, you're just down the street from great Black Friday deals at the Spokane Valley Mall!

Coeur d'Alene Casino has the High Mountain Buffet which is open 11am - 8pm and is priced at $22.99 per person. Prospectors Bar & GrillLaguna Café and Timber Creek Grill at Argonne Village are also open for Thanksgiving, just to name a few.

Most importantly, remember to enjoy your day and savor all your blessings! There are many things to be thankful for and this year I am thankful for my health and happiness.