Thanksgiving is just around the corner and while some home chefs have probably already planned their whole menu, the less culinarily-inclined are quickly running out of time to plan. Luckily, there are plenty of Phoenix restaurants offering everything from gourmet Turkey Day buffets to take-out dinners fit for a king.
Pre-Ordered Meals To-Go
Pick up a smoked turkey from Bobby-Q from now until Wednesday, November 25. The 12 to 15-pound turkeys will feed two to four people, and can be purchased a la carte for $55, or packed with a quart of mashed potatoes, fire-roasted corn, smoked walnut stuffing, a pint of gravy, and eight cornbreads for $75. Turkeys must be ordered seventy-two hours in advance of pick up, and come with re-heating instructions. Call 602-955-5982 to order Bobby-Q's Thanksgiving dinner, and visit the restaurant online for additional details.
Chompie's is helping to make Thanksgiving a little easier by offering whole oven-roasted turkeys, pies, and coursed-meal packages for pre-order. Made the same day as scheduled pick up, Chompie's Thanksgiving feast comes with reheating instructions and are ready to serve within thirty minutes. The Traditional Full Meal Package, which serves 12 to 15 people costs $189.99, while an extra large whole oven-roasted turkey costs $89.99, or $114.95 pre-carved. Homemade pies, stuffing, matzo ball soup, and string bean almondine are also available. Thanksgiving items must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance, and will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, November 25. Visit Chompie's online for more details.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
JW Marriott Desert Ridge's Thanksgiving feast offers an herb roasted turkey with house-made cranberry sauce, honey cured ham with bourbon maple glaze, and side dishes such as a baby greens salad, garden sage cornbread stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes with turkey gravy, candied yams, green bean casserole with fried onions, roasted brussels sprouts, and fresh baked rolls. Thanksgiving dinner costs $149 for two to four people, and $239 for six to eight, and will be ready for pick up on Thanksgiving day. Advance reservations for to-go meals are required, and should be made before November 18 by calling 480-293-3681 or via the resort's online order form. Additional information can be found at JW Marriott Desert Ridge's webpage.
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's
Let The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's take the pain out of holiday cooking with a Thanksgiving meal to-go. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 for a scheduled pick up time on either Wednesday, November 25 or Thursday, November 26. For $179.99, up to six people can enjoy a whole roasted turkey, artisan bread stuffing, classic herb whipped potatoes, roasted baby sweet potatoes, French haricot vert with sliced almonds, Arizona honey glazed carrots, butter lettuce and arugula salad, housemade focaccia, and a choice of dessert pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Call 602-579-5327 or email [email protected] to place your order.
Put an Italian spin on Thanksgiving by ordering your meal from Pane Bianco. Orders placed by 4 p.m. on November 23 will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, November 25 from noon to 8 p.m. Family-style dishes serve eight to ten people, and include items such as gala apple and Schreiner's fennel sausage stuffing, beet crostada with Crow's Dairy herb yogurt, fresh huckleberry and stone fruit cobbler, and wild yeast grain bread. Orders must be placed in person at Pane Bianco. Call the restaurant at 602-234-2100 for additional information.
Perk Eatery wants to simplify Thanksgiving by offering its famous stuffing to-go. Available for pre-order through Sunday, November 22, the stuffing will be ready to pick up prior to Thanksgiving day. Each tray costs $37 and feeds up to ten people. Visit the eatery online or call 480-988-6026 for additional information.
Sassi's is preparing its porchetta, made with boneless pork shoulder and stuffed with Sassi sausage, fennel, herbs, and seasonings for pre-order. The porchetta takes approximately seven hours to cook and serve, and costs $95. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, and pick up will take place between 3 and 9 p.m. on November 24 or 25. Call Sassi at 480-502-9095 or visit the restaurant online for additional information.
Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Mañana
Get a pre-made Thanksgiving feast, including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options from Tonto Bar & Grill. Order Tonto's Thanksgiving to go by Sunday, November 22 for pick up by Wednesday, November 25. Each dinner costs $32 per person. Call 480-488-0698 to order, or visit Tonto Bar & Grill online.
Zappone's Italian Bistro
Order a handful of a la carte Thanksgiving goods from Zappone's Italian Bistro including whole pumpkin cheesecake, one pound of butternut ravioli, cranberry walnut bread, cannolit kits, and half trays of lasagna. Thanksgiving dinner orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 19 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25. Order online at Zappone's website.
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Join Cartwright's in Cave Creek for a three-course meal on Thanksgiving day. For $55 per guest ($18 for children five to twelve years-old), Cartwright's dinner will include a trio of appetizers, choice of entree, and house-made dessert. Dinner will take place until 5 p.m. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 480-488-8031 or by visiting Cartwright's online.
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
Join in a Thanksgiving celebration complete with live music, lawn games, swimming, and dinner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort. Choose from items such as roasted garlic and herb roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry-orange chutney; roasted brussels sprouts with shallots, garlic, and applewood smoked bacon; and pumpkin spiced bread pudding. Reservations for Thanksgiving will cost $49 per adult, and $15 per child twelve and under. Call 800-972-3574 or visit San Marcos Resort online for more information.
Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Leave the dishes to someone else at Elements at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. From 12 to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, chef Beau MacMillan will offer a four-course menu that includes a caramelized fig and balsamic onion tart with Stilton blue cheese, veal osso bucco, and a traditional turkey dinner, capped off with an apple pie cheesecake, pumpkin tart, or dark chocolate trifle. A buffet in The Views Ballroom will also take place from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m. Dinner at Elements costs $85 per adult, $25 per child ages six to twelve, while the buffet costs $75 per adult, $25 per child. Children under the age of five dine free. Reservations can be made by calling 866-411-7155.
The Grill Kitchen and Bar at The Boulders
Thanksgiving dinner comes in three-courses at The Grill Kitchen and Bar at The Boulders resort. Featuring holiday items such as butternut squash soup with duck confit, sage and apple brined roasted turkey breast, and a pumpkin tart with maple crème, Thanksgiving dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will cost $80 per adult and $30 per child twelve years and younger. For reservations, contact the Boulders' concierge team at 480-488-7317, or visit the resort online.
The Hash Kitchen
Skip dinner and focus your holiday stomach capacity on brunch at The Hash Kitchen. From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., enjoy treats like the turkey waffle made with waffled stuffing, hand-carved turkey, smashed potatoes, gravy, and fried leeks, or sweet potato pancakes served with homemade maple cranberry syrup. Call The Hash Kitchen at 480-947-3214 for additional details on Thanksgiving brunch.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will celebrate Thanksgiving with a buffet in SWB, a southwest bistro. The buffet will offer a variety of items including made-to-order omelets, eggs benedict, Alaskan crab legs, and herb-roasted turkey with all the trimmings. SWB will also provide a special buffet with items made for kids. The buffet will be served from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and costs $82 per adult, and $42.50 for children ages six to twelve. Dinner for children under five years-old will be complimentary. For reservations, call 480-444-1234 ext. 6231, or visit the Hyatt online.
J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Phoenician with a three-course meal at J&G Steakhouse. For $65 per person, diners can enjoy butternut squash soup with oyster mushrooms, roasted turkey with mushroom and chestnut truffle stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce, and Kabocha pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 480-214-8000 or by visiting J&G Steakhouse online.
LON’s at the Hermosa
Join LON's at The Hermosa this year for a contemporary Southwestern take on Thanksgiving. From 12 to 8 p.m., diners can enjoy items
such as roasted pumpkin soup with maple glazed bacon, spiced pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil and ancho barbeque rubbed pork loin with Hayden Mills polenta, spicy broccoli, and pear jus. Dessert will include items such as a house made pumpkin pie with cranberry chutney and cinnamon whipped cream. Dinner at LON's will cost $75 per person, and $25 for kids ages five to 12. Kids under the age of four will eat free. For reservations, call the Hermosa Inn at 800-241-1210.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Gather for a casual, family-style Thanksgiving dinner at Hole-in-the-Wall BBQ restaurant at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. From 12 to 10 p.m., diners can enjoy a harvest salad, cider-brined turkey breast, smoked prime rib, and choice of sides from green chile cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and harvest green beans and bacon. For dessert, Hole-in-the-Wall is offering pumpkin and pecan pies, cinnamon apple crumble, and chocolate flourless cake. Dinner will cost $39 per adult, $35 for seniors, and $19 for kids ten and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 602-906-3840.
Rico’s American Grill
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort's garden-inspired restaurant, Rico's American Grill is offering Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The menu includes dishes such as seared corvina with lemon-caper butter and wilted spinach, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green chile-roasted sweet potatoes, roasted fall vegetables, and cornbread stuffing. Dinner will cost $49 per adult and $24 for children ages ten and under. Reservations can be made by calling 602-997-5850. Visit Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak online for additional information.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Different Pointe of View
Different Pointe of View will be offering a decadent Thanksgiving meal at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort from 12 to 7 p.m. Served buffet style, the dinner includes housemade soups and salads (including lobster bisque), gremili pasta and Italian olives, and chilled seafood towers featuring Pacific Gulf shrimp, snow crab claws, marinated Penn Cove mussels, and little neck clams. Chef Anthony DeMuro will be slicing Four Peaks 8th Street Ale-brined and basted slow roasted turkey breast, among other dishes. Thanksgiving Dinner at Different Pointe of View will cost $64.95 per adult, and $34.95 for children ages ten and under. Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling 602-866-6350 ext. 7200. Visit Different Pointe of View online for additional information.
Pointe in Tyme
Also at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Pointe in Tyme restaurant will offer a more casual Thanksgiving buffet from 12 to 6 p.m. including Tuscan kale salad, roasted beets, imported and domestic cheeses, smoked fish, chilled seafood, and antipasti. Warm entrees will include brown sugar-braised beef short ribs, barramundi, roasted Brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes, and cornbread stuffing. The Thanksgiving buffet will cost $51.95 for adults, $41.95 for seniors, and $21.95 for children ages ten and younger. For reservations, call 602-866-6348, ext. 7900, or visit Pointe in Tyme online.
Rita's Kitchen at JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Get Thanksgiving Brunch at Rita's Kitchen from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring items such as eggs benedict, omelets made to order, French toast, and Thanksgiving staples like turkey with sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, and creamy mashed potatoes, brunch will cost $85 for adults and $25 for children under twelve. Rita's kitchen will also offer a limited menu on Thanksgiving. For $38, diners can partake in a traditional turkey dinner as well as pumpkin brulee tarts, slices of pecan pie, or warm apple crumble tarts. Reservations can be made by calling 480-948-1700. Visit Rita's Kitchen online for more information including the complete Thanksgiving brunch and dinner menus.
Roka Akor will be offering a non-traditional take on Thanksgiving by putting a Japanese spin on the traditional meal. Offering dishes including whole turkey leg with wild mushroom medley, cranberry glaze, and togarashi and grilled moscovy duck breast with Oregon huckleberry glaze, roasted celery root puree, and marinated golden beets, the Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 480-306-8800 or by visiting the restaurant online.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Garden Court at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort will offer a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including classics such as smoked fire turkey, Cajun BBQ prime rib, slow cooked pit ham, along with side dishes and dessert. The buffet will cost $58 for adults, $26 for children ages 13 to 18, and $18 for those 6 to 12. Children under five eat for free. For reservations, call Garden Court at 480-951-5170.
Remington's at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort will offer a three-course dinner this Thanksgiving. From 12 to 8 p.m., diners can enjoy their choice of starter, entree, and dessert. Live entertainment from the Rags Allen Trio will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Dinner will cost $60 for adults, and $30 for children ages six to twelve. To make a reservation, call 480-951-5101.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The Scottsdale Resort's Thanksgiving celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet will include items such as Pernod poached mussels and Oregon Bay shrimp, butter-basted turkey with cranberry and shallot gravy, 48-hour caught Alaskan cod fillet with garlic shrimp, along with several options for side dishes and desserts. The buffet will cost $55 for adults, $27 for kids ages 6 to 12, and will be free for children under the age of five. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 480-991-9000.
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
T. Cook's will offer two dining options this Thanksgiving. A prixe-fixe menu, available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., will include choice of roasted free range Diestel turkey, Muscovy duck confit, Loch Duart salmon, braised natural beef short ribs, chocolate bourbon pecan tart, and more, and cost $88 per adult, $29 per child ages 6 to 12, and is complementary for children under 5. Alternatively, T. Cook's Pamera Holiday Buffet will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include choices such as roasted beet salad, slow roasted heritage turkey, chilled seafood, carved herb crusted NY strip, and several dessert options. Reservations for both the prixe-fixe menu and the Thanksgiving buffet can be made by calling 602-808-0766 or by visiting the Royal Palms online.
Taggia inside of FireSky Resort & Spa
Taggia's Thanksgiving Day Buffet will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. For $55 per adult and $26 for kids twelve and under, diners can enjoy a buffet featuring insalata with organic local green salad with radish, carrots, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes with house white balsamic and citrus vinaigrettes, and tacchino made with herb-butter poached turkey breast with wild mushroom, fennel sausage stuffing, and marsala turkey gravy, among other items. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 480-424-6095. For additional information, visit Taggia online.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
Chef Tomaso Maggiore will host two prix-fixe Thanksgiving meals this holiday. From 12 to 9 p.m., lunch and dinner at Tomaso's will include options of salads, pastas, and entrees with paired Italian wines. Tomaso's Italian feasts will cost $42 per adult, and $18 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling 602-956-0836 or by visiting the restaurant online.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale will celebrate Thanksgiving with two dining options, including an a la carte dinner at ZuZu, or a full buffet in the hotel ballroom. ZuZu will serve the restaurant's seasonal menu from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., along with specials including butternut squash soup with sage creme fraiche, slow roasted turkey with trimmings, as well as pumpkin and pecan pies from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Thanksgiving buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature dishes like honey glazed ham, an array of salads, and desserts like sweet potato cheesecake with maple cream. The buffet will cost $59 per person, or $19 for children twelve and under. Reservations can be made by calling 480-421-7997. Additional details including the full Thanksgiving menus can be found on Hotel Valley Ho's website.