These Central Iowa restaurants will be open and serving dine-in meals on Thanksgiving Day

It’s almost turkey time, and for some, a nice meal out might be more appetizing than a day in the kitchen. Whether you’re celebrating with breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are options for dine-in restaurant meals around town.

Make the most of Thanksgiving Day by skipping the home-roasted turkey (and all those dirty dishes) and try one of these Des Moines metro restaurants.

1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona

T-bone steak at AJ's Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.

T-bone steak at AJ’s Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.

AJ’s Steakhouse at Prairie Meadows Casino returns this year with its traditional dine-in Thanksgiving Day meal, a three-course menu served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $50 per person. For course one, diners choose from butternut squash bisque, Caesar salad or honey-baked brie; the main course features either low-roasted turkey breast, filet mignon, pan-seared seabass or a vegetarian polenta with roasted vegetables and a tomato cream sauce. Dessert features apple Napoleon,

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Iowa pizzeria serves up breakfast pizza with Froot Loops and cheese

Remember when pineapple was one of the most controversial pizza toppings?

Fong’s Pizza, a pizzeria based in Iowa, is now gaining attention for its most recent addition to the breakfast menu: a Froot Loops pizza.

The pizza, which is listed as “Loopy Fruits Pizza” on their menu, consists of a sweet cream cheese sauce base topped with mozzarella and, of course, a layer of Froot Loops along with a drizzle of Greek yogurt and condensed milk.

The pizza, which is now a permanent pie at the Forest Avenue location of Fong’s Pizza, has become a controversial topic on social media. Much like Villa Italian Kitchen’s pumpkin spice pizza in and Rhino’s Pizzeria and Deli’s dill pickle pizza, people are perplexed by the combination of pizza and the sugary breakfast cereal.

After the Des Moines Register shared an article last week about the pizza and tweeted it out,

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