Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own adventure this Thanksgiving, including a buffet, brunch, and even something for gluten free folks.
Bobby Q If you're not feeling up to basting a bird for hours on your own, Bobby Q has you covered. For $45 you can order a 12 to 15 pound stuffed smoked turkey from the Phoenix barbecue joint. Bobby Q's turkeys are packed with flavor because they are rubbed with a custom blend of spices and then slow roasted over mesquite and almond wood. For $65, you can order the bird, along with a quart of mashed potatoes, a quart of fire-roasted corn, a pint of gravy and eight cornbreads. Orders for the turkeys must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.
Different Pointe of View We all know Thanksgiving is a day to stuff yourself silly like the turkey on the table. However, Different Pointe of View is offering a twist on the typical T-day gorge fest. For $59.95 for adults and $29.95 for children, you can opt for a full buffet. Options include chilled snow crab claws, Penn cove mussels, Guinness-brined turkey, Cedar River Farms prime rib, and a whole lot more. Reservations for the buffet are required and can be made by calling 602-866-6350 ext. 7200.
Elements at the Sanctuary From 12 until 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, let chef Beau Macmillan feed you a four course dinner. To start, you can opt for roasted butternut squash soup, pumpkin gnocchi, or duck confit and sweet potato hash. Main course offerings include a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixings, roasted halibut with white bean and chorizo stew, or a pan-roasted beef filet with a garlic parsley crust. To finish, there's your choice of a pecan butter tart, apple hand pie, or white chocolate pumpkin bread pudding. The upscale Thanksgiving dinner is $75 for adults and $25 for children, plus tax and gratuity. You can make reservations by calling 480-607-2300.
Taggia at the FireSky Resort and Spa Take your turkey day to Italia by dining at Taggia at the FireSky Resort and Spa from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. For $45 per person with an optional $22 wine pairing, you can get the three-course treatment. The menu includes traditional options like roasted turkey with stuffing and potatoes as well as a pumpkin pie. You can also choose from a seafood risotto, caprese salad, and ministrone soup if you want to make some new traditions. Reservations for the Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast can be made by calling 480-424-6095.
Luci's Healthy Marketplace If you have folks with dining restrictions invited to your Thanksgiving celebration this year, Luci's Healthy Marketplace has a take out option that has a little something for everyone, whether they're vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or some combination of the three. You can order a complete meal for 6 to 8 people for $139.99 that includes a 12 to 14 pound turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, roasted root veggies, and mashed potatoes. All you have to do is heat and serve. You can order it all or pick and choose items individually by calling the store at 602-773-1339
Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho If you're looking to pre-game Thanksgiving dinner, ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho is offering brunch from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. With a build your own Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, along with a smoked salmon frittata, you can start your day right with a little liquid courage. If you're not ready to leave the mid-century modern hotel in Old Town, they're also doing dinner from 3 until 9 p.m. with butternut squash soup, slow roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, chorizo cornbread stuffing, vegetables, gravy, cranberry orange relish, and pecan or pumpkin pie for a total of $45. You can make your reservation by calling 480-421-7997.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge At JW Marriott Desert Ridge, you can do Thanksgiving pretty much however you want. You can start the day with a buffet from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. for $69 with an array of traditional options, including 27 different desserts at the stonegrill. For dinner, Meritage Steakhouse is offering a full menu with herb roasted turkey, smoked honey ham, and steelhead trout. You can make reservations by calling 480-293-3681. However, if you'd rather take your dinner home, you can get a full take out Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for $149 for two to four people and $239 for six to eight people. Orders must be made by November 18 by calling 480-239-3988.
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T.Cook's at the Royal Palms Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal at the Royal Palms with a three-course prix-fixe dinner available from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. The meal includes choices like free-range turkey, crispy duck confit, Loch Duart salmon, bourbon pecan and dates dessert, and more. The meal is $80 for adults, $29 for kids 6 to 12 years old, and free for children 5 and under. Reservations for the Thanksgiving dinner event are required and can be made by calling 602-808-0766.
District American Kitchen If $60 to $80 for dinner is a little rich for your blood, don't worry. District American Kitchen in downtown Phoenix is offering their turkey day feast for just $34 for adults and $17 for kids. While the price is low, you still get your choice of sweet potato bisque, winter rainbow salad, free range turkey breast and giblet gravy, cranberry relish, Andouille sausage spiked cornbread stuffing, whipped potatoes, green bean casserole, maple buttered yams, pumpkin cheesecake tart with maple cinnamon cream and salted caramel chocolate cookie bar with vanilla bean ice cream. You can make your reservation, which is required, by calling 602-817-5400.
The Herb Box Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to exclude the gluten free crowd and The Herb Box is catering for them with a full gluten free meal to go. With butternut squash and ale soup ($14), roasted asparagus ($21), achiote-roasted turkey with ancho-poblano masa gravy ($26), cornbread stuffing stuffed poblano peppers ($20), creamy whipped parsnips ($16), rosemary sweet potatoes ($14), bing cherry cranberry sauce ($8), bittersweet chocolate tart ($38), and butternut squash pie ($38; which can be made vegan), you don't have to sacrifice flavor although you've given up gluten. Place your order for the meal by November 24 at 5 p.m. by calling 480-289-6161.