Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana??

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jkkurz2
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Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Fri, 11/9/12 1:10 PM
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I made vacation plans in Wolcottville, IN in spite of much protest from my better half that there "won't be any place to eat on Thanksgiving Day!"   I pooh-pooh'd such talk thinking that EVERY town has at least one restaurant within driving distance open on that holiday.
 
I think I was wrong.
 
Potawatomi Inn in Angola just informed me that "we're only taking reservations for large parties" (?), and I'm hard pressed to find anywhere else that's even serving in the area.   Do any of you have a suggestion for me?   South Bend, though far, has Tippecanoe Place which is where by default we may end up.   Any other ideas to get me out of the doghouse?

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Fri, 11/9/12 1:35 PM
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jkkurz2-
Welcome to Roadfood!  I found this interesting article from 2009 that might have some suggestions you could use.  Clay's Family Restaurant was just recently reviewed here on Roadfood. 

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Fri, 11/9/12 2:10 PM
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How far is that from Valparaiso?  Surely the Strongbow Inn is open on Thanksgiving?
http://www.strongbowinn.com/dining-carryout.html

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Fri, 11/9/12 2:51 PM
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Wolcottville is in north central Indiana; much closer (and with more direct routes) to Ft. Wayne and South Bend than Valpo.  Clay's looks like a good option if they're open.  If not, I'd be looking in those other two towns for your next best bet.
 
Wolcotville as a vacation destination?  In late November?  I reckon if you're a fisherman, it's surrounded by some nice lakes.  Other than that, I'm stumped as to why you're going there.  Not criticizing, just sayin'.
 
Buddy
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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Fri, 11/9/12 3:16 PM
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No doubt that there will be plenty of options in a city the size of Fort Wayne.  I can tell you that the first thing I would do is call the excellent Nick's Kitchen in Huntington to see if they are open. 

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Sun, 11/11/12 1:57 AM
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This might help:
 
http://www.examiner.com/a...est-thing-to-grandma-s
 
I just tried the link to the place in Fremont and found it is not the right place, here the correct link.
 
http://www.claysfamilyrestaurant.com/
 
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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Tue, 11/13/12 11:02 AM
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Wow--thank you to all for the terrific guidance!   I will certainly follow up on these leads and, hopefully, snag a place before everything is fully booked.   I'm grateful to all the generous 'Fooders out there!

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Tue, 11/13/12 11:05 AM
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I'm in at CLAY's!   Woo-hoo!   Thanks to your help we won't go hungry--

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Re:Thanksgiving dinner in Northern Indiana?? - Tue, 11/13/12 11:11 AM
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jkkurz2-
Excellent!  Please come back and tell us how it turns out.