Thanksgiving is a time for food, friends, family and football — unless you’ve ever had the misfortune of being away from home for the holiday, are actively avoiding your family (we’ve all been there) or hate cooking. Thankfully, there are other tasty options for turkey day that don’t include family recipes and dinner at home. Check out our top restaurant picks for Thanksgiving dinner ranging from decadent to budget-friendly.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse
Turkey lovers can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast at Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse for $55 or choose a la carte ordering. First course options include chopped salad, caesar salad, butternut squash bisque or french onion soup. For the main course, diners can go for the traditional turkey dinner with green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, or opt for prime rib, prime top sirloin or salmon with a variety of sides. Dessert is either pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie a la mode.
Liberty Station American Tavern
North Scottsdale residents near DC Ranch and Terravita can look forward to dine-in and to-go Thanksgiving options from Liberty Station American Tavern this year. For $25 a person, Thanksgiving hosts can impress guests with smoked turkey, homestyle gravy, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, house break and apple or pumpkin pie. Those that wish to dine at the restaurant can look forward to a three-course meal including soup or salad, turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce as well as their choice of pie for just $32 per adult.
One of the Valley’s most elegant and historic hotels is hosting three dining options for Thanksgiving dinner as well as a Turkey Burner 5K benefiting Homeward Bound, an organization that helps families struggling with homelessness. Diners can choose between the extravagant Historic Gold Room Thanksgiving Buffet for $92 per adult, a four-course Thanksgiving dinner at Wright’s for $99 per adult or the three-course specialty menu at Frank & Albert’s for $75 per adult.
Modern Oyster Chophouse
Modern Oyster Chophouse will be offering its regular menu on Thanksgiving as well as a fun and festive Thanksgiving meal for $49 a person. The elevated holiday meal will include oven-roasted turkey, sweet potato souffle, pomme puree, sage and apple stuffing with sausage, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and gravy. Finish with a slice of pumpkin butter cake for an additional $10. Worth it!
Love Thanksgiving but not into animal products or gluten? Tonto Restaurant has everyone covered with a special Thanksgiving menu that caters to vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diners. Traditionalists can enjoy a trio of appetizers including a three-bean salad, arugula salad and pumpkin bisque with a choice of turkey, short rib or salmon finished with a selection of desserts including pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan pie — all for $68 per guest.
Maple & Ash
Old Town Scottsdale
If you’re looking to go all out this Thanksgiving, look no further than Scottsdale’s swanky new steakhouse, Maple & Ash. This trendsetting restaurant will have its full menu available beginning at 1 p.m. including its beloved steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. They’ll also offer a special seasonal dish featuring a slow-roasted black trubble turkey breast with brioche stuffing, Brussels sprouts, seasonal mushrooms and confit turkey leg for $70 per person.
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