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Phoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

The holiday season has arrived and the big meals are lining up. I have a big-ish family, in that it’s all a little fragmented so when it comes time for family meals, I have at least two. At least.

So this year, if you find yourself with an array of plans or people that need to be entertained, we have a variety of options for you. Whether you are looking for a brunch, a dinner out or a place to pick up a complete (or a la carte) meal to take home, there are a number of Valley locations that have exactly what you are looking for.

Looking for Scottsdale locations? Check this out!

Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ: Phoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all HomeBobby Q Smoked Turkeys
8501 N 27th Ave., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner to Go
Now through 11/26/2014
Hand-rubbed with a custom blend of spices and then roasted, slow and low over almond and mesquite wood, Bobby Q’s turkeys are incredibly moist and flavorful. Each 12-15 pound turkey (precooked weight), serves 2-4 people. It can be purchased a la carte for $45 or packed with a quart of mashed potatoes, a quart of fire-roasted corn, a pint of gravy and eight versions of cornbread for $65! Also available by special order only will be Smoked Walnut Stuffing and Smoked Turkey Gravy (stuffing and gravy only available on Wednesday, November 26). Turkey orders need to be placed a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the pick-up date and re-heating instructions are provided. Keep in mind that the turkey is completely cooked, and only needs to be warmed! However, since the turkey is smoked, it will have a distinctive pink smoke ring when carved. One taste of Bobby Q’s smoked turkeys and you’ll gobble “Thank Q for smoking.” A limited amount of turkeys will be available for only a short period of time.
Make sure to call in advance to order yours today.

Different Pointe of View
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Buffet
11/27/2014 12 pm to 7 pm
Cost| $59.95 per adult and $29.95 per guest aged 10 and under (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Give thanks over a decadent buffet with views of the city at Different Pointe of View. Enjoy an array of chilled seafood including marinated Penn cove mussels, snow crab claws, little neck clams and pacific gulf shrimp, along with a variety of accompaniments including  vegetable  and pasta salads, lobster bisque, cheeses and seasonal fruits.  Fresh from the oven, a savory array of side dishes include caramelized cauliflower, seared steelhead, braised turkey osso bucco, sweet potato mouse with shallot whipped potatoes and more.  Carving station offerings include slow-roasted Cedar River Farms prime rib, Guinness-brined slow roasted turkey breast, and smoked pork loin.  For dessert, a variety of seasonal desserts prepared by the restaurant’s pastry chef.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. Third St., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 11:30 am to 8 pm
Cost| $34 per adult, $17 for guests aged 4 through 12 and guests under 3 are complimentary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Connect with friends and family this Thanksgiving with a traditional, seasonal dinner at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. District American Kitchen and Wine Bar’s annual holiday feast Cost| will feature a delicious selection traditional fare. Served until 8 p.m. dinner will include: sweet potato bisque, winter rainbow salad, free range turkey breast and giblet gravy, cranberry relish, Andouille sausage spiked cornbread stuffing, whipped Yukon Gold 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.

Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill
2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix
Open Thanksgiving Day
11/27/2014 10 am to 2 am
Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill will be open on Thanksgiving Day offering new Thanksgiving traditions for sports fans, Black Friday holiday shoppers or anyone looking for a new place to go on Thanksgiving Day.

Features include:
Thanksgiving Menu Items:
Pumpkin Pie French Toast -$7.99
Turkey & Mashed Potato Skillet -$9.49
Turkey, Cranberry & Stuffing Hoagie Sandwich -$9.89
Pumpkin Pie Martinis -$5
Drink Specials:
Bottomless Mimosas – $12
New Amsterdam Bloody Mary Bar – $5
Mug Club Specials all day long featuring a 2014 Collector Mug for $12 refillable through the end of the year for a 25 oz. draft beer at the 16 oz. price.  On Thanksgiving, Domestic drafts will be available for $2 to Mug Club owners.
Sporting Events:
10:30 am – Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
2 pm – Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
6 pm – San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Other Events & Activities:
Bears vs. Lions $1 Keystone Drafts, $2 Bears Touchdown Shots, Bear Down Chicago Bears played during every touch down
First eight sports fans to show up in Bears jerseys receive a collector Cubs/White Sox Glass Set
Karaoke kicks off at 9 pm featuring $3 drafts, $3 Fireball whiskey shots
$8 Chicago Thin Crust Pizzas until 2 a.m. (dine in or carry out), $1 of every pizza purchased goes to St Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in support of the Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge
“We are always looking for new ways to add value for our customers,” said Co-Owner Clay Moizo. “Our Thanksgiving Day specials provide non-traditional Thanksgiving alternatives for sports fans, late night Black Friday shoppers or anyone looking for a place to go before or after their in-home feasts.”
“Employees working that day were scheduled on a volunteer basis and will all be receiving extra compensation for their dedication to our customers.”

Hole-In-The-Wall at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 12 pm to 10 pm
Cost| $39 for adults, $35 for guests aged 65 and over and $19 for guests aged 10 and under (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Recommended
Families can also head to Hole-In-The-Wall for a relaxed Western Thanksgiving Family Feast. The Thanksgiving Feast family-style dinner starts with a bottomless garden green salad, followed by an entrée platter featuring house-smoked turkey, pineapple-glazed pork loin and mesquite brisket. The family dinner also includes a choice of three sides from the following: house made stuffing, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, garlic mashed potatoes, citrus glazed baby carrots, steamed broccolini, mac and three cheeses or bruleed candied yams. Diners will also have their choice of individual desserts including s’mores, apple crumb pie, pumpkin pie or white chocolate bread pudding.

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace: oenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: Lucis Healthy Marketplace
1590 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
All orders must be made by 11/21/2014
Cost| Complete meal for 8-10 people $139.99, A la Carte items prices vary
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is helping YOU out this Thanksgiving by providing full catered meals for those who don’t feel like cooking for the family this year. Their official Thanksgiving Catering menu is now available for people to place orders. So for those who don’t feel like staying by the stove all day but still want a home-cooked meal, let Luci’s Healthy Marketplace do the job for you! Food is fully cooked and ready to heat & serve. (Reheat times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours and recommended reheat instructions will be provided). People can place orders by visiting or by calling the store.
Complete Meal (for 6-8 people)| 12-14 Lbs. Pre-Cooked Premium All-Natural, Locally-Roasted Turkey, 1 Quart Turkey Gravy, 1 Pint Fresh Cranberry Sauce w/ Local Honey (Gluten Free, Vegetarian), 1 Luci’s Pumpkin Pie (Vegetarian), 3 Lbs. Cornbread Stuffing, 4 Lbs. Green Bean Casserole (Vegetarian), 3 Lbs. Roasted Root Vegetables (Gluten Free, Vegan), 4 Lbs. Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes (Gluten Free). You can substitute one of the four side items for our Seasonal Fall Salad (butternut squash, roasted pumpkin seeds, pecan, dried cranberries, roasted corn and field greens w/ citrus vinaigrette) at no extra charge.
A’la Carte Items
Corn Bread Stuffing: $8.99 Per Pound
Green Bean Casserole: $8.99 Per Pound
Roasted Root Vegetables: $8.99 Per Pound
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes: $8.99 Per Pound
Turkey Gravy: $7.99 Per Quart
Fresh Cranberry Sauce w/ Local Honey: $7.99 Per Quart
Seasonal Fall Salad (Feeds 6-8 People): $39.99
Just “The Bird”: Pre Cooked Premium, All-Natural, Locally Roasted Turkey: $6.99 Per Pound (aprox. 12-14lbs.)
A’la Carte Desserts
Luci’s Pumpkin Pie: $12.99
Luci’s Apple Pie: $13.99
Luci’s Pecan Pie: $14.99
Urban Cookies (A Luci’s Local Vendor) Pumpkin Pie: $26.00
Urban Cookies (A Luci’s Local Vendor) Pecan Pie: $30.00

*Prices do not include tax.
All cancellations or changes must be made by November 21st, 2014. No refunds are available after this date.

Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert RidgePhoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: JW Marriott Thanksgiving
5350 Marriott Dr., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 4 pm to 9 pm
Cost| $149 for 2-4 guests or $239 for 6-8 guests (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Relax this Thanksgiving with family and friends while the chefs at JW Marriott Desert Ridge handle the cooking. Savor a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving dinner made by the Meritage Steakhouse culinary team with all the traditional favorites.
Enjoy herb roasted turkey with house-made cranberry sauce and honey cured ham with bourbon maple glaze. Delectable side dishes include all of the trimmings with a baby greens salad, garden sage corn bread stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes with traditional turkey gravy, candied yams, green bean casserole with fried onions, roasted Brussels sprouts and fresh-baked rolls. Top off the delectable meal with pumpkin or pecan pie.

Pointe in Thyme
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Buffet
11/27/2014 12 pm to 6 pm
Cost| $47.95 per adult, $38.95 per Senior and $19.95 for guests aged 10 and under (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
For a more casual holiday feast, Pointe In Thyme will offer a festive holiday. Offerings include a variety of soups, cold salads and pastas to start, and fresh from the oven features including brown sugar-braised short ribs, pork loin and sea bass, along with a variety of savory sides including whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing and grilled vegetables. Carving stations will feature herb crusted prime rib, roasted leg of lamb and brined and roasted turkey. For dessert, a variety of cakes, pies, and more.

333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Brunch
11/27/2014 10:30 am to 3 pm
Cost| $32 per person, $12 for guests ages 5 to 12 and guests under 5 years of age dine complimentary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Build Your Own Belgian Waffle| Offered with assorted toppings.
Create Your Own Omelet Station| Prepared with natural eggs or egg whites, country ham, smoked bacon, mushrooms, spinach, roasted peppers, cheddar, feta, goat cheese, onions, avocados or tomatoes.
Roasted Turkey Carving Station| Offered with traditional sage gravy.
Salads| Roast Beet Salad with field greens, beets, toasted almonds and goat cheese with shaved prosciutto tossed in balsamic dressing; Market Salad with field greens, shaved vegetables, mint, basil and chive tossed in a champagne vinaigrette or Seasonal Fruits.
Desserts| Pecan Tarts, Pumpkin Pie Bites, Gingerbread Flan or Apple Pie Tarts

Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 4 pm until 10 pm
Cost| $35 per person (and includes 1 glass of house red or white wine), $12 for guests ages 5 to 12 and guests under 5 years of age dine complimentary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
First Course| Market Salad with field greens, shaved vegetables, mint, basil and chive tossed with champagne vinaigrette.
Second Course| Farm raised roasted turkey, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, homemade gravy and cranberry compote.
Sides| Brown butter Brussels sprouts, traditional corn bread stuffing and glazed sweet potatoes.
Dessert| Pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

Rico’s American Grill at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
11/27/2014 11 am to 5 pm
Thanksgiving Buffet
Cost| $49 per adult and $13 for guests aged 10 and under (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Recommended
At the resort’s signature restaurant families can enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving Day buffet. To start, a variety of cold salads from traditional Caesar salad, marinated pasta salad to caprese salad will be offered alongside grilled vegetable, antipasti platters and spicy poached shrimp, and a pasta station. Fresh from the carving board features include golden-basted tom turkey, herb-rubbed rib eye and bourbon-glazed ham, along with grilled salmon, and honey-glazed baked chicken. Warm sides will include cranberry sage cornbread stuffing, borsin and roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cinnamon scented candied yams and more.  Just for the little ones, a kid’s station will feature mac and cheese, chicken fingers and corn dogs. For dessert, a selection of pastries, assorted cakes and pies, and more

Seasons 52Phoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: Seasons52 Thanksgiving
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 Dinner will be served until 8 pm
Cost| $26.95 per adult (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Recommended
Seasons 52, the fresh grill and wine bar, will be open on Thanksgiving Day this year.  The restaurant will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, including Plainville Farms roasted turkey, traditional herb stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, French green beans, house-made cranberry relish and a signature pumpkin pie mini indulgence dessert.

Stonegrill at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
5350 Marriott Dr., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Buffet
11/27/2014 10:30 am to 5 pm
Cost| $69 per adult and $29 for guests aged 4 through 12 years old (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
For an extravagant Thanksgiving buffet with a contemporary Southwest American flair, head to Stonegrill to indulge in elaborate displays of seafood, antipasto, breakfast foods, carved meat, pasta and spectacular desserts. The buffet will feature glazed bone-in ham, roasted Angus prime rib, slow-roasted turkey, smoked salmon, poached shrimp, crab claws, pumpkin spice French toast, Southwest mac-n-cheese, a made-to-order omelet station and more.
The buffet includes starters with butternut squash bisque and salads including a Blue Lake green bean salad and a roasted beet salad. Enjoy a full complement of sides including roasted root vegetables, sweet potato gratin, roasted spaghetti squash, Yukon mashed potatoes and corn bread stuffing. Additionally, there will be multiple dessert stations featuring 27 selections including traditional Thanksgiving favorites and dulce de leche ganache torte, strawberry lime cheesecake, sweet potato crème brulee, chocolate caramel crunch cake, Jack Daniel’s pecan pie, and a dark chocolate fountain with Rice Krispy treats, strawberries, marshmallows and more.

T.Cook’s at Royal Palm Resort & SpaPhoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: T. Cook's Interior
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Thanksgiving Palmera Holiday Buffet
11/27/2014 11 am to 4 pm
Cost| $65 per adult, $20 for guests aged 6 through 12 and guests aged 5 years and younger are complementary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Breakfast offerings| omelets and eggs to order, almond crusted french toast, crab benedict, smoked bacon, sausage links, skillet potatoes, Fall fruit and berries with vanilla yogurt, and an assortment of breakfast pastries
Greens and Soup| roasted beets, fresh mixed green salad, caesar salad, and Tahitian squash soup
Sides| roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans with crispy onions, roasted root vegetables and corn bread and artisan bread with honey butter
From the Ocean| chilled poached shrimp, oysters and crab claws, Loch Duart salmon and seafood stew
Pasta| orecchiette, blackened chicken, red onion, escarole, roasted peppers
Carved| slow roasted Heritage turkey and herb crusted NY strip
Sweets| carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin pie, organic apple galettes, chocolate hazelnut torte and assorted cookies

Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 10:30 am to 8 pm
Cost| $80 per adult, $29 for guests aged 6 through 12 and guests aged 5 and under are complimentary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Enjoy a prix fixe menu with your choice of three courses including Carved Free-Range Turkey, Crispy Duck Confit, Loch Duart Salmon, Bourbon Pecan and Dates dessert and more.
First| organic green salad, crispy duck confit, roasted organic beets, Tahitian squash soup or day boat scallops
Second| wild striped bass, carved free-range turkey, grilled filet mignon, Muscovy duck breast, Loch Duart salmon or farmers market vegetable harvest
Dessert| Pumpkin pie, bourbon pecan and dates or chocolate hazelnut

Texaz GrillPhoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: TEXAZ Grill
6003 N. 16th St., Phoenix
Pre-Thanksgiving Celebration
11/23 through 11/26/2014
Turkey lovers looking for a delicious Texas twist on the traditional turkey dinner. Why settle for plain ol’ turkey when you can enjoy a true Texas-style treat this Thanksgiving at Texaz Grill, where for four days only they are whipping up heaping portions of Chicken Fried Turkey. Available exclusively during the lead up to Thanksgiving, this turkey twist on Texaz Grill’s signature Chicken Fried Steak (858,526 sold and counting) has been a fan favorite since it was first rolled out six years ago.
So what exactly is a Chicken Fried Turkey? The dish starts with a hearty portion of seasoned and lightly breaded turkey breast cutlet that’s been fried to perfection—creating the perfect combination of crispy exterior and fork-tender, moist interior. Smothered with slow-cooked, savory gravy, the turkey is paired with a side of mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. And at just $10 for Lunch and $14 for Supper it’s the Valley’s best holiday special by a country mile. Come in for supper and it will also include bread & butter and a house salad. What’s more, Texaz’s Grill’s chef/owner/chief bottle washer, Steve Freidkin, will even do the dishes for you, leaving you more time for entertaining during this busy holiday time.

The Market by Jennifer’sPhoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: The Market by Jennifer's Jack Daniels Pecan Pie
3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Holiday Pies
Now through 12/23/2014
Now you won’t have to drive all the way to Rock Springs for a great Rock Springs Café pie! The Market by Jennifer’s is excited to announce they will be selling authentic, legendary Rock Springs Café pies beginning October 28th and available throughout the holiday season. Pies are available for pre-order now through December 23, 2014, with two-day notice.  Cream pies are $23.50 each. Fruit pies are $20.00 each.  Fifty percent of the proceeds from all pie slices sold, during Thanksgiving week, will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Pie slices are $6.00 per slice.
You have the opportunity to purchase Rock Springs Café’s best-selling, world famous Jack Daniels Pecan, Pumpkin and Mixed Berry Crumb pies as well as a varied assortment of cream and fruit pies.  All pies are freezable making them perfect to purchase in advance to serve for the holidays. Pies will be available for pick-up from 11 am through 9 pm. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 am through 3 pm on Sundays. Must pay for pie at time of purchase and/or at time of pre-order.

True Food KitchenPhoenix Thanksgiving Deals: from Dining in to Taking it all Home: True Food Kitchen Vegan Squash Pie
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Vegan Squash Pie
Cost| $18.00
Thanksgiving isn’t the friendliest of vegan or vegetarian holidays, as the turkey is traditionally the star of the show. However, True Food Kitchen has something everyone at your dinner table will enjoy. The Vegan Squash Pie is back for a limited time and makes for a tasty side dish or decadent dessert.
Baked with naturally sweet butternut squash and topped with coconut whipped cream, this winter favorite is nutrient rich, high in fiber and omega 3’s and low in fat, making it a guiltless indulgence. Unlike its cousin, the pumpkin pie, the Vegan Squash Pie from True Food Kitchen is dairy free!
All True Food Kitchen locations are now accepting Thanksgiving orders for the 9-inch, house-made Vegan Squash Pie, which sells for $18. Place your order at your local True Food Kitchen or by phone and pick up on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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