Over the river and through the woods, in search of … a turkey roasting in the oven, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, veggies, the smell of cloves and cinnamon, and lots of pumpkin pie. The DIVAS traveled to our favorite Thanksgiving gathering, to be with friends and family, to share a meal and to consider all that we have to be thankful for in our lives. We journeyed to Lewiston, MI, for our annual visit to the Redwood Steakhouse & Saloon, where they put on what we consider the BEST Thanksgiving buffet ever.
A road trip on Thanksgiving Day is special. You head off knowing the only things that are open are gas stations and diners, which creates this unique quiet we rarely experience in our fast-paced world. It does a soul good to give thanks and contemplate all those reasons we have to be grateful. Our travels took us to Lewiston, Michigan, located in Northern Lower Michigan, about 100 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge.
Thanksgiving is also a time to eat … a lot! Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, and lots more. The Redwood Steakhouse & Saloon, known for their Steaks and daily specials, go all out on Thanksgiving with a buffet that can’t be beat.
We travel here every year for the turkey and fixings ($15.99). Included is their salad bar with their home-made salad dressings, all the salad fixings, peel and eat shrimp, herring, homemade soup and their many home made pasta dishes. They also bake their own bread, corn muffins and biscuits on site.
Their Thanksgiving buffet also included a large selection of pies and assorted desserts. We really thought we had no room left for dessert, but couldn’t pass up a piece of pumpkin pie. The cobbler looked really good, too. Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete unless you end your feast on a sweet note, and we did!!
The Redwood Steak House opens daily at 4:30 p.m. with Early Bird specials (Sunday thru Thursday) until 6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday are their Roast Prime Rib specials ($17.99). The Redwood Steak House first opened 50 years ago and is located in Lewiston, Michigan, on the corner of County Roads 489 and 612, at one of the cities only stoplights. The address is 4965 Salling Ave. (Country Road #612). The restaurant was bought by Rob Chapman in 1980, and Mr. Chapman expanded the dining room to a capacity for 150. On this Thanksgiving day, it was near capacity all day, beginning at 1 p.m.
We highly recommend the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Redwood Steak House. The everyday menu is good stuff, too! They do have live entertainment during the summer and fall months. For more information, they can be reached at 989-786-4600.