Once the tables are bare and traditions wrapped up for another year, Garden City businesses have options for residents looking to escape the kitchek and leftovers or get a jump on Christmas shopping. For those looking to get out of the house, here’s where you can and can’t eat and shop on Thanksgiving Day.


Where to eat

Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., will hold its annual Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which costs $19.95 for adults, $6.50 for children 14 and younger and is free for children 3 and younger. Those interested must make reservations ahead of time.

The buffet will include a carving station with roasted ham, prime rib and rack of lamb and cold and hot tables featuring many Thanksgiving favorites. Guests can choose from salads and fruit and vegetable trays, deviled eggs, roasted turkey, braised pork loin, fried shrimp, crab stuffed catfish, macaroni and cheese, whipped potatoes and gravy, stuffing and more.

The annual Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral, 1727 E. Kansas Plaza, will also be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The meal, including choices of turkey, ham, steak, brisket, rolls and different desserts, is $14.99 for adults, $13.99 for seniors, $7.99 for children ages 9 to 12 and $5.99 for children ages 4 to 8.

Several restaurants will be open with their normal menus, including: El Zarape, 2501 E. Fulton St., which will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Ninja Steak and Sushi, 416 N. Main St., open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and IHOP, 2507 E. Crestway Drive, open at all hours.


Where to shop

While most small, local businesses will be closed for Thanksgiving, several chains are open during the holiday for early Black Friday deals.

On Thursday, Walmart will open at 6 p.m., and Target will be open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Dollar General from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Dick’s Sporting Goods from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Ulta from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and JC Penney from 2 p.m to midnight.

Stage, 409 N. Main St., will be the rare locally-owned business open on Thanksgiving, with hours scheduled for 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Several Garden City staples will be closed Thursday as employees spend time with their families, including Lee Richardson Zoo and the Finney County Historical Museum. All will reopen with normal business hours on Friday, except the museum, which will reopen on Monday.


Contact Amber Friend at afriend@gctelegram.com.