Tupelo restaurants prepare for Thanksgiving

By Carlie Kollath Wells/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Several Tupelo restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day if you want someone else do the dishes.
The Summit Center continues its annual tradition, with owner Jimmy Pappas preparing to feed at least 700 people. It’s one of the busiest days of the year for him now.
“The phone’s been ringing all day,” Pappas said Friday. “We expect a big crowd. We’re going to open the whole building so we’ll have room.”
The menu includes turkey, dressing, catfish, beef brisket, ham, salads, soups, vegetables, yeast rolls, cobblers and pies.
The Summit serves the all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet is $12.25 per adult. Discounts are given for children and seniors. Tax, beverages and gratuity are not included.
And, Woody’s is doing a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features ham, turkey, 11 traditional sides and several desserts. It’s $15 per adult.
Other restaurants serving Thanksgiving food in Tupelo include Cracker Barrel, Barnhill’s and Ryan’s.
If you are looking for something other than holiday food, several restaurants can help you.
Vanelli’s Greek & Italian Restaurant will have its buffet open Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to owner Voz Vanelli. Plus, it will have pizzas available.
In addition, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut (West Main location), Sonic (North Gloster location), Waffle House and IHOP will open at various times Thursday.
carlie.wells@journalinc.com