Your official Dayton Thanksgiving survival guide

Sometimes you’ve got to wonder if all the Thanksgiving preparation and worry is worth it?

Hopefully when you finally get to sit down and raise your glass to toast family and friends before you dive into mounds of mashed potatoes, it will be.

That’s why we’re here to remind you to enjoy it. We’ve compiled our best insider Thanksgiving info for Daytonians to help the holiday feel like a piece of cake — or pie, rather.

2. For when you wave the white flag while making dinner and decide to let someone else do the cooking for you...

🦃Local restaurants that are open and serving on Thanksgiving Day

3. For a pie that will even impress Grandma...

🦃The best places in Dayton to get scrumptious, locally baked Thanksgiving pies

4. Where to buy the star of the show if disaster strikes ... 

🦃Where to get your Thanksgiving turkeys

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Credit: PublicDomainPictures /

5. Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner with some of Dayton’s finest and kindest... 

🦃Where to get free Thanksgiving dinner in Dayton

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

6. Where to take guests who still need to discover the gem that is Dayton... 

🦃Some of the best Dayton 'gems' to show your holiday guests this weekend



7. Where to escape from your relatives to start your holiday shopping...

🦃Here’s when stores will be open for Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping

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