Enough with the dysfunctional relatives and spending hours in the kitchen. Throw on some spiffy clothes, climb in the Buick, and treat the family to Thanksgiving out this year.

Due to my extensive research skills and my motivational spirit when it comes to food, I have picked out seven exemplary Hudson Valley restaurants that serve up a kick-ass Thanksgiving dinner.

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    THE ARCH - Brewster, NY

    One of the best fine dining restaurants and most expensive in the Hudson Valley, The Arch is located on Rt.22 in Brewster. Thanksgiving dinner is prix fixe at $88 and is worth every single penny. In addition to Organic Roast Turkey, your others choices include succulent Black Angus New York Strip, Almond Glazed Roast Salmon, and Honey Roasted Crisp Duckling. If you have large amounts of cash and some nice clothes, this is the classy way to celebrate Thanksgiving. To make your reservation, call 845-279-5011.

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    CRABTREE'S KITTLE HOUSE RESTAURANT - Chappaqua

    This legendary Chappaqua restaurant has been serving up outstanding food in a beautiful setting since 1981. Crabtree's Kittle House has a Thanksgiving feast that can't be beat featuring John Fazio's Farm Roast Free Range Turkey, Pan Seared Giant Gulf Shrimp, Ross Island Scottish Salmon, Roast Filet of Beef, and Slow Braised Colorado Lamb Shank. Check out the rest of their prix fixe menu at Kittlehouse.com. Call 914-666-8044.

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    THE BEEHIVE - Armonk, ny

    The Beehive Restaurant is located at 30 Old Route 22 in Armonk and they are actually closed on Thanksgiving, but they will cook you up a Thanksgiving feast that can't be beat! To access their holiday menu, click on beehive-restaurant.com. To order, call 914-765-0688.

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    202 STEAKHOUSE - Yorktown Heights

    202 Steakhouse at 2 Old Tomahawk St. in Yorktown Heights is one of the finest steakhouses in the Hudson Valley, but what about the turkey? They will be serving Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday. My recommendation if you're taking a break from the turkey this Thanksgiving, order the Porterhouse for Two. Call for reservations at 914-248-8100.

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    LE CHAMBORD - Hopewell Junction

    Le Chambord is a beautiful Inn and restaurant in a pastoral setting at 2737 Rt.52 in Hopewell Junction. Fine dining is the specialty of the house where the service is impeccable and the food is to die for. Le Chambord's Thanksgiving Grand Buffet runs from 11am until 5pm and their a-la-carte Thanksgiving menu runs from 12pm until 9pm. Call for reservations at 845-221-1941.

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    McKINNEY & DOYLE - Pawling

    McKinney & Doyle is located at 10 Charles Coleman Blvd in Pawling. If you're having a group of friends and relatives over for Thanksgiving and you don't feel like dealing with all the cooking and preparation, McKinney & Doyle will take care of everything. They're closed for the holiday but their take out menu is deliciously large and awesome. Click on mckinneyanddoyle.com for all of their Thanksgiving menu options or call 845-855-3875 for more info.

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    121 NORTH SALEM - North Salem

    You can find 121 at 2 Dingle Ridge Rd. in North Salem. You'll find a Thanksgiving Dinner option on their website. click here to get all the info. If you're not into getting all gussied up to go out, have Uncle Fred pick up the complete Thanksgiving dinner at 121 North Salem. It earned a 4.1/5 in Google Reviews and has a great buzz for their Shrimp and Grits and their Brussel Sprouts Salad. For reservations, call 914-669-0121.