Friendsgiving in Greektown

If the idea of hosting and cooking a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving feast sounds more fun in theory than in actuality, find worthy alternatives in our Greektown restaurants:

  • Athena Restaurant: This traditional Greek restaurant makes group dining stress-free with its pre-set group dinner menu. The family style dinner option is available for a minimum party size of 20, and offers a choice of three appetizers, three main courses, one side dish and a dessert with coffee and tea for just $39.95 per person. You can also add a group beverage package for an additional cost per person. Athena Restaurant offers free valet parking for all its customers, making it an ideal gathering place for friends.
  • Greek Islands Restaurant: For larger groups of friends, Greek Islands is the place to go. The Greektown location has two beautiful party rooms that comfortably seat 35-120 people for sit-down service and up to 200 people for buffet service. The family style atmosphere will make you feel right at home as you enjoy the company of your friends. Greek Islands offers valet parking for its guests.
  • Giordano’s Pizza: If you want a more casual option, Giordano’s catering has you covered. The catering packages include salads, starters, sandwich trays, Italian specialties and of course their famous deep-dish pizza. While the restaurant does not offer traditional Thanksgiving food, an Italian-style feast is just as satisfying as some green bean casserole.

If you bravely took on this year’s Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving cooking, find a way to incorporate a taste of Greece into your celebration. These dessert recipes carry common Greek flavors that are perfect additions to a holiday meal:

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Baklava: This traditional Greek recipe makes up to 24 pieces and doesn’t require many ingredients. Once the prep work is done, you just pop it in the oven and wait for the delicious dessert to be ready while you mingle with your guests! Recipe via Food & Wine
  • Greek Style Glazed Chestnuts: Chestnuts in Greece are very popular, especially when they’re in season–luckily around American Thanksgiving. This glazed chestnut recipe is a simple sweet treat perfect for completing your feast. Recipe via Greek Boston

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