Fort Riley, Kansas



Gobble up Thanksgiving meals

By Suet Lee-Growney | 1ST INF. DIV. POST | November 17, 2017

     Don’t feel like cooking a feast or leaving town for Turkey Day? There is no reason to not be able to enjoy a turk-riffic Thanksgiving meal.

     On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, Fort Riley Dining Facilities will have two traditional dinners. Devil’s Den DFAC at 7011 Siebert St. will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal, which includes the usual turkey, stuffing, shrimp cocktail, butternut squash soup, baked ham with brown sugar glaze, butterflied lobster tails, seasoned crab legs, collard greens with seasoned hocks, candied sweet potatoes and more.

    Demon Diner at 694 Huebner Road will be serving their annual Thanksgiving Meal at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. also Nov. 22. Entrées include rotisserie turkey and gravy, herbed turkey roast, seared duck breast, steamship round of beef with demi-glaze, baked ham with Dr. Pepper glaze, steamed crab legs and baked lobster tails and a wide variety of accompaniments, salads, self-serves and dessert bar.

     For DFAC dinners on Nov. 22 ranks specialists and below along with their family members pay $6.80 a person. Ranks sergeant and above along with their family members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors pay $9.05 a person. Meals will be served between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     On Thanksgiving Day, Devil’s Den will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will be traditional turkey day delicacies, stuffed baked fish, assorted sweet and savory desserts, various breads, beverages and fruits. Standard DFAC meal rates apply.

     The USO Fort Riley will be open Thanksgiving Day with heavy appetizers, drinks, desserts, movies, football on TV, games and more. They will be open noon to 6 p.m. to celebrate alongside service members and their dependents. For more information, visit

     From 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 23, Community Servants in Junction City will be hosting a free Thanksgiving Day breakfast at two locations — 402 W. State Ave. and the community center at 1002 W. 12th St. On the menu is fried turkey, smoked ham, farm fresh pork sausage patties, beef sausage links, grits, eggs, cheese from a local creamery, hash browns, pancakes, donuts, coffee, local farm milk, pastries and much more.

  Attendees can choose to either dine in or carry out. Registration is encouraged and can be done through, call 785-579-5277 or email

      In Manhattan, the Flint Hills Breadbasket Community Food Network will be hosting their Manhattan Community Annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 23 at Old Chicago, 2001 Clocktower Place. The event is free of charge and is open to everyone, but donations are welcome to help defray the dinner cost. For more information call 785-537-0730.