Here are a dozen places to visit in Downtown/Strip District, East End, South Side and South Hills for the best tacos in Pittsburgh.
Most restaurants in the Pittsburgh area close on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, but the following will be open this year. Call to reserve as soon as possible, as most restaurants book up early.
There are a few things to remember about dining out on Thanksgiving: Restaurants usually don't accept special coupons or discounts; credit cards are required to hold a reservation; and even with reservations you might have to wait for your table. But at least someone else will do the cooking -- and the dishes.
If we missed a restaurant that's open or if you offer Thanksgiving dinner to go, send an e-mail with information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bigelow Grille: Doubletree Hotel, 1 Bigelow Blvd., Downtown; www.bigelowgrille.com, 412-281-5013; limited menu with holiday specials, dinner, 5-11 p.m.
Braddock's American Brasserie: Renaissance Hotel, 107 Sixth St., Downtown; 412-992-2005; four-course menu served family-style with turkey carved tableside, noon-6 p.m.; adults, $49.95; kids 5-12, $19.95; kids 4 and under free.
Lidia's Pittsburgh: 1400 Smallman St., Strip District; www.lidias-pittsburgh.com, 412-552-0150; four-course menu, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; adults, $38.50; children 12 and under, $15.
McCormick & Schmick's: 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown; www.mccormickandschmicks.com, 412-201-6992; full menu and Thanksgiving special, noon-8 p.m.; Thanksgiving special for adults, $22.95; kids 12 and under, $5.95.
Terrace Room: Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown; www.omnihotels.com, 412-281-7100; four-course menu, noon-6 p.m; adults, $39, children 7-12 and senior citizens, $19; children 6 and under are free.
Andrew's Steak and Seafood: The Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Drive, North Shore; www.theriverscasino.com/dining, 412-231-7777; full menu with Thanksgiving special, 5-9:30 p.m.
Atria's: 1374 Freeport Road, O'Hara, 412-963-1514; 103 Federal St., North Shore, 412-322-1850; 5517 William Flynn Highway, Richland, 724-444-7333; and 12980 Perry Highway, Pine, 724-934-3660. www.atrias.com. Four-course menu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; adults, $19.95; big kids plate, $10.99; small kids plate, $4.99.
Atria's: 4869 William Penn Highway, Murrysville; www.atrias.com, 724-733-4453; four-course menu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; adults, $19.95; big kids plate, $10.99; small kids plate, $4.99.
Atria's: 110 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon, 412-343-2411; and McDowell Shops, McMurray; 724-942-1108; www.atrias.com. Four-course menu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; adults, $19.95; big kids plate, $10.99; small kids plate, $4.99.
Bistecca: The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington; www.bisteccapittsburgh.com, 724-503-1510; full menu and Thanksgiving specials, 4-10 p.m.
Gateway Clipper: departs from Station Square; www.gatewayclipper.com, 412-355-7980; buffet. Board 2 p.m., sail 3-5:30 p.m.; adults, $35.50; children 12 and under, $15.50.
The George Washington Hotel: 60 South Main St., Washington; www.thegeorgewashington.com, 724-225-3200; buffet, noon-4 p.m.; adults, $19.95; kids 4-12, $9.95; kids 3 and under are free.
Grand Concourse: 1 Station Street, Station Square; www.muer.com, 412-261-1717; buffet, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; adults, $29.99; children 4-12, $12.99; children 4 and under are free.
McCormick & Schmick's: 2667 Sidney St., South Side; www.mccormickandschmicks.com, 412-432-3260; full menu and Thanksgiving special, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thanksgiving special for adults, $22.95; kids 12 and under, $12.95.
UUBU 6: 178-180 Pius St., South Side; www.uubu6.com, 412-381-7695; four-course menu and limited a la carte menu, noon-8 p.m. seatings on the odd hour; adults, $33.95; children 12 and under, $15.95.
Ditka's: 1 Robinson Plaza, Robinson; www.ditkasrestaurants.com, 412-722-1555; limited menu and Thanksgiving special, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thanksgiving special for adults, $25; kids 12 and under, $12.
Hyeholde Restaurant: 1516 Coraopolis Heights Road, Moon; www.hyeholde.com, 412-264-3116; buffet, noon-6 p.m.; adults, $39; children 5-12, $19.50; children 4 and under are free.
Jackson's Restaurant Rotisserie Bar: 8402 University Blvd., Moon; www.experiencejacksons.com, 412-329-1405; three-course menu with a variety of entrees, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., three seatings; $19-$24 per person.
Olive Press: Pittsburgh International Airport, Findlay; www.pittsburghairport.hyatt.com, 724-899-6050; limited menu.