23 places to go for Thanksgiving this year

Above: The Wigwam. Lifestyle | 26 Nov |

It’s been a tough year, and the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every part of life – it’s even starting to interfere with the holidays! If any year is the year to not bother with the stress of  cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, it’s this year. Here is a list of 23 places to go for Thanksgiving if you’re considering dining in or taking out. But be quick! Make your reservations early or place your to-go orders ahead of time. Restaurants are also implementing safety protocols including social distancing, limited capacity and enhanced sanitization for dine in options.

The Americano

The American is an Italian-inspired steakhouse, and this year they’re serving a special Thanksgiving dinner on the holiday. The meal is made up of family-style or individual dishes, including hamachi, beef cheeks, steaks, or their chef’s “porchetta” turkey. Each table also comes with focaccia ripiena and other beverages.

Info: Dinner is served from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day; $95 for adults, $45 for children.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound has come up with a prix fixe menu to be enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a special dessert available through the month of November. The meal on Thanksgiving Day is a five-course meal which includes choices of a charcuterie board, salad, bisque, turkey dinner, slow-roasted prime rib, and more.

Info: The meal is $75 per person and reservations are recommended.

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner on the holiday with slow-roasted turkey with stuffing, green beans and cranberry-pear chutney. They also have pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

Info: Dinner is available for dine-in and take-out. They also have sides available for family meals. For adults, it is $43 and, for children, it is $15.

El Chorro

El Chorro has a three-course plated dinner on the holiday for dine-in and to-go. For to-go, the meal is a classic Thanksgiving turkey with additional options of center-cut filet and king salmon for dining-in. They also have their unique starters and desserts, such as the crooked neck pumpkin soup and bourbon pecan tarts.

Info: Seating is available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at $82+ for adults and $26+ for children. The deadline for to-go orders is Nov. 23. $175 feeds 4-6 people and $100 serves 2-3. Pick up is available from 9-11 a.m.

CIELO

CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale is offering a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving. The meal includes a starter, main entre, and dessert. For starters, they’re offering a sweet potato bisque or a field green and baby kale salad; and for the main dish they have a choice of roast heritage turkey with fennel sausage stuffing, burgundy braised boneless short ribs, or crabmeat stuffed salmon. You can enjoy the meal with CIELO’s amazing scenic views, as the restaurant sits in the McDowell mountains.

Info: Dinner is served from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and costs $69 per person.

Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with a Cobre Kitchen’s view of Scottsdale’s rustic Old Town. They’re serving a three-course fall holiday menu with a starter, turkey dinner and sides, and pumpkin pie a la mode to finish out the night.

Info: Available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, $42 per person.

Cowboy Club

The Cowboy Club in Sedona is offering a to-go Thanksgiving package with family style dishes, including slow-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more.

Info: The cost is $25 per person with a minimum of two people. The deadline for ordering is 3 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. Dine-in guests can only eat a prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day, which is $29.95.

Fleming’s Steakhouse

Fleming’s Steakhouse is presenting a three-course meal for their Thanksgiving menu, with herb-roasted turkey, filet mignon, and prime bone-in ribeye as options for the entree.

Info: Meals are available for dine-in or take-out, with take-out ready for pick up from 10-11 a.m. on Thanksgiving day. The meal is $49 to $74 depending on the entree.They also have options for children, families, and large parties.

Fuel to Fit

Fuel to Fit is offering two different Thanksgiving dinner packages for the upcoming holiday, one for four people and one for ten. The meals feature all the holiday classics: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, individualized pumpkin and apple pie, and more. All of their dishes are also available a la carte.

Info: Deadline for ordering is Nov. 20, delivery. The meal for 4 is $149, and for 10 is $299. Pick up is available the day before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Delivery is free for orders over $100.

FOUND:RE

The Match Market & Bar at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day. Their offerings begin with a glass of white or red wine and serve deviled eggs as the appetizer, and follow-up with a soup or salad, then the main dinner of roasted turkey. And to top off the night they have a slide of pumpkin or chocolate pie.

Info: Dining-in starts at 4 p.m. that night. Reservations need to be made before Nov. 21.

Hash Kitchen

If Thanksgiving dinner isn’t enough for you, then check out Hash Kitchen’s Thanksgiving-themed breakfast specials, available during Thanksgiving weekend. Try their carved turkey and cornbread stuffing hash with sweet potatoes, or for a sweeter breakfast try the sweet potato pancakes with maple cranberry syrup. They’ve also got a leg of lamb hash, carved turkey and stuffing waffle and carved turkey eggs benedict.

Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows

Hearth ‘61 is now serving from their seasonal menu and their holiday specials are available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Their specials include a full turkey dinner, butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie, butterscotch pecan pie and more. They offer dine-in and to-go and have whole pies available.

Info: Full turkey dinner is $46, dine-in and to-go. Whole pumpkin pies are $26 and whole butterscotch pecan pies are $32. The deadline for to-go orders is November 24 at 5 p.m..

Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse

Starting on November 26, Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is offering their special 3-course Thanksgiving meal, which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Their options for the main dish include a traditional turkey dinner, 12 oz slow roasted prime rib, 12 oz prime top sirloin,, and a Kimbo river salmon. Dishes can also be ordered individually.

Info: Keeler’s is open from noon and their last seating is at 6 p.m. The three-course dinner is $65. A la carte dishes are $12 for an appetizer or dessert and $45 for an entree. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.

Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse

Liberty Station is featuring a three-course meal for Thanksgiving, including a start of soup or salad, and an entree with a choice between a traditional turkey dinner or smoked prime rib, topping it all off with pie for dessert. They also have a convenient to-go option. Shareable appetizers will also be available to order on the side.

Info: The availability for dine-in is from noon to 4 p.m.. For dine-in, the dinner is $39 for adults, $19 for children; for take-out it is $29 per person. The to-go package order deadline is Nov. 22 and can schedule to pick it up Thanksgiving Day or the day before.

Litchfield’s

Litchfield’s, one of the restaurants at The Wigwams, is also hosting a three-course prix fixe menu Thanksgiving dinner featuring more holiday classics.

Info: The meal is available from 3-7 p.m. and is $62 for adults and $22 for children.

Maple & Ash Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Maple & Ash is bringing out their special Thanksgiving menu for the holiday. They’ve got all the classics, such as slow herb-roasted turkey breast, whipped and buttered potatoes, chestnut apple stuffing, and pumpkin pie mousse.

Info: Dine-In is from 1 p.m. – 8:30 pm. Meals are $70 per person. Curbside pickup is available from 12 pm – 5 pm. Preorder is available now through Nov. 23.

Royal Palms Resort

Royal Palms Resort is offering a Thanksgiving dinner with a three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring pumpkin ravioli, sliced heirloom turkey breast, and beef tenderloin, for main dishes. For their appetizers and desserts, they have other specialty dishes influenced by fall and the holiday, such as carrot and roasted onion soup.

Info: Make reservations on their website or by calling in.

Tomaso’s

For an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving, check out Tomaso’s. Try their butternut squash bisque or the eggplant torte and butternut squash ravioli. Specially for Thanksgiving, they have a pre-fixed five-course meal which includes an appetizer, salad, pasta, turkey dinner, and for dessert they serve their pumpkin cheesecake.

Info: The five-course meal is $52 per person. They are available for dine-in or takeout, and reservations are encouraged.

Tonto Bar and Grill

Tonto is offering a Thanksgiving feast dine-in as well as a special to-go option so you can enjoy Thanksgiving meal from your home without the work of cooking.The food is picked up on Thanksgiving Eve and heated up in the provided containers. The meal features a trio of appetizers and a choice of tom turkey, pork chop, and grilled salmon. Only turkey is available to-go. They also have gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Info: For dine-in, they are seating from 1-5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The meal is $68 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. For to-go, the meal is $42 per person

Trapp Haus BBQ

Trapp Haus BBQ is bringing out two new Thanksgiving specials for the month of November: their Thanksgiving rolls, which include turkey and stuffing, and the Thanksgiving “sammitch”, which is full of turkey, a cornbread patty and cranberry barbeque sauce. You can also order Thanksgiving meats in larger quantities on their own. They also have special thanksgiving-inspired cocktails to go with the season, a perfect add-on to a Thanksgiving meal.

Info: Available throughout November, Thursday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The dishes mentioned range from $8.99 to $11.99, the meats in larger quantities are $85 to $145.

The Wigwam

The Wigwam resort is hosting a served buffet on Thanksgiving day. They’ll have all the Thanksgiving classics like roasted organic turkey, and vegetable soup, and more, like New York strip and mac and cheese.

The Wigwam is also offering an exclusive “Football Feast” which will include a specially catered Thanksgiving meal, a dedicated bartender, and the ability to watch all the games that take place on the holiday.

Info: The buffet will be open from 12-4 p.m. The meal is $54 for adults and $22 for children 4-12. The Football Feast is $120+ per person.

Z’Tejas

Z’Tejas is offering a family-style to-go Thanksgiving meal that is good to feed 4-6 people. The dinner includes sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, veggies, drinks, and more. There is also the option to add a pumpkin cheesecake or ancho fudge pie for dessert. Z’Tejas is also serving the food the day before Thanksgiving as a dinner special, so you can try it out the day before!

Info: Z’Tejas’ meal will serve 4 to 6 people and cost $75

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

On Thanksgiving, check out ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho’s festive meal for dine-in or take-out. They are featuring a chef-attended starter buffet and offering a range of entrees for your meal, including a classic turkey dinner, an 8 oz barrel cut beef fillet, slow braised pork osso bucco, and roasted pumpkin risotto. They also have to-go meals available with individual and family options.

Info: The meal costs between $54 and $79 per person. For to-go meals, individual dinners are $42 per person, a half turkey family meal is $229 and whole turkey family meals start at $299. The deadline for family meals is November 19, and for individual meals is November 21.

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