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Where is the top Thanksgiving meal in the U.S.? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas

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Steve Marcus

A cook slices ham at Wicked Spoon Buffet in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

Wicked Spoon Buffet

A bowl of bacon at a breakfast area at the Wicked Spoon buffet in the Cosmopolitan Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but if you don’t feel like cooking and still want a gourmet meal, you just might want to consider dining out in Las Vegas for the holiday.

According to the social-network-tracking app Foursquare, three of the 10 most popular restaurants to dine at on Thanksgiving Day are here in Las Vegas, with the most popular being Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The popular dining spot’s past Thanksgiving menus have featured creative takes on classic holiday plates including pumpkin gnocchi with candied pepitas, brined turkey breast and oyster stuffing.

Foursquare determined the list via data from more than 4.5 billion location check-ins and examined the popularity and frequency of restaurant check-ins during Thanksgiving last year.

Other popular Las Vegas eateries include Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace, which took fourth place, and Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, which placed seventh.

New York City also has three restaurants in the Top 10. The full list of Foursquare’s Top 10 most popular restaurants to dine at on Thanksgiving is as follows:

1. Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

2. Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, D.C.

3. Hard Rock Cafe, New York

4. Serendipity 3, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

5. Junior's Restaurant, New York

6. Balthazar, New York

7. Mon Ami Gabi, Paris, Las Vegas

8. Porto's Bakery & Cafe, Glendale, Calif.

9. Be Our Guest Restaurant, Walt Disney World, Orlando

10. Mike Ditka's, Chicago

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