If you don't want the hassle or aggravation of cooking your own Thanksgiving feast this year, there are several local restaurants that will do all the work for you.

Dutchess Tourism posted a list of local restaurants that will be opening their doors on Thanksgiving and handling all of the cooking and (most importantly) all of the cleaning up afterwards.

If you're thinking of taking the easy way out this year, here are a few of the locations in Dutchess County that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner.

Le Chambord in Hopewell Junction
Close to the Taconic, Le Chambord will be open from 11am to 5pm on Thanksgiving. Their Grand Buffet costs $39 for adults, and half-price for children. Entrees include turkey, chicken Francaise, salmon, tortellino with pesto sauce and a carving station with strip steak, pork loin and smoked salmon. An ice cream bar complete with a chocolate fountain will also be available for dessert.

The Rhinecliff
Located on Grinnell Street in Rhinecliff, the highly acclaimed restaurant will offer two seatings. One at Noon and the other at 5:30pm. Diners can enjoy a 4-course Family-style Thanksgiving lunch or dinner for $42.95.

Charlotte's Restaurant
Open from noon to 3pm on Thanksgiving,Charlotte's Restaurant on Route 44 in Millbrook will be offering a traditional American family-friendly buffet that features everything from butternut squash soup to Golden Roasted Turkey and Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce. The cost is $52 per person with children under 10 paying just half price.

PC Paddock Restaurant
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from a special menu. It's not a buffet, but you can get a traditional Turkey dinner complete with mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce for $21.95. A kids portion will also be available for $10.95.

Table Talk Diner
For a more laid-back Thanksgiving, the Table Talk Diner in Poughkeepsie will also be serving specials throughout the day with traditional dishes. The same menu will also be available at their other diners, including the Red Line Diner in Fishkill and the Daily Planet in Lagrange.

For other Thanksgiving dining options and ideas for other ways to celebrate the holidays in our area, check out the Dutchess Tourism website.

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