For whatever reason, many of us find it more convenient to dine out on Thanksgiving Day. Let's face it, preparing a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner with all the fixings is quite a job. So, if you're thinking of Thanksgiving Dinner out this year in Central New York, we have a few suggestions.

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While we can't know all of the restaurants that may be open on Thanksgiving Day, here are some that are, and you  may wish to consider:

Dominique's Chesterfield Restaurant - 1713 Bleecker St. - Utica, NY serving 12 noon - 4:00 pm. Call 732-9356 for reservations.

Mohawk Station Bar & Grill - 95 East Main St. - Mohawk, NY serving 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Call 219-5223 for reservations.

Garden Grille Restaurant at Radisson Hotel - Utica Centre -200 Genessee St., downtown Utica serving a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Call 797-8010 for reservations.

The Beeches Of Rome - 7900 Turn Road, Rome, NY - serving a Thanksgiving buffet at 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Call 336-1700 for reservations.

Club Monarch - 16 Erie St., Yorkville, NY - serving traditional Thanksgiving Turkey dinner at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Call 736-9359 for reservations.

Season's Harvest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Rte. 365, Verona, NY - serving Thanksgiving dinner all day from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. No reservations are taken, but you can call 361-8664 for more information.

Buffalo Head Restaurant - County Road 73, Foresport, NY serving their full menu and a roast turkey dinner from 12 noon - 6:00 p.m. Call 382-6607 for reservations.

Joel's Front Yard Steak House - 5548 St. Rte. 31 Verona, NY (Look for the big stear) serving their full menu and a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner from 12 noon - 8:00 p.m.

These are some of your best bets for dining out on Thanksgiving Day in Central New York. For a list of other local restaurants click here.