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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Day 2018

Posted on: November 18th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

You’re definitely not alone if the Thanksgiving dinner overwhelm has already hit. If you’re looking to avoid a dish full of dishes and the stress of all the sides coming out at the same time, these Valley restaurants are staying open to take the pressure off. Gather up the family and friends and head to any one of these local spots for a proper turkey-day feast!

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Day 2018

Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
November 22nd from 2pm until 8pm
Reservations recommended | 480.850.7736
$33 per person, not including tax or gratuity
In addition to their main menu, Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge will be offering Thanksgiving prix fixe special. The menu will start with a choice of a green chili and cream corn soup or a quinoa spinach salad. For the main course, the restaurant will serve a traditional slow roasted turkey with green chili mashed potatoes with natural turkey gravy. The holiday dessert special will include a pumpkin caramel bread pudding made of spiced pumpkin bread and dark chocolate topped with caramel sauce. Each item on the prix fixe menu is also available a la cart.


Chompie's Thanksgiving Dinner
Photo Credit | Chompie’s

Chompie’s
All Valley location
November 22nd from 10am until 3pm
Reservations not needed
$19.99 for adults and $9.99 for guests aged 10 and under
Start a new Holiday tradition by ditching the kitchen and enjoying authentic New York Thanksgiving flavor, all without having to leave the Valley. Chompie’s is proud to serve our mouth-watering Turkey Day meal with all the trimmings. On the menu: delectable white meat roasted turkey breast served with stuffing and cranberry sauce, along with a bevy of side dishes, like mashed potatoes, home-style string beans, candied yams, and freshly baked rolls. For dessert, your choice of homemade pumpkin or apple pie. Chompie’s offers one of the Valley’s most reasonable prices for a feast this filling.


The Eagles Buffet
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
November 22nd from 10am until 8pm
$31.95 for adults and $14.95 for children, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations not needed
The buffet at Casino Arizona will offer both, lunch and dinner options, in honor of Thanksgiving Day. Guests can enjoy oven roasted turkey with turkey gravy, seasoned prime rib with au jus, seasoned dark turkey meat, baked tilapia, BBQ pork ribs, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, oysters11 on the half shell, and shrimp cocktail, among other delicious food items. Special occasion desserts and a chocolate fountain will also be available.


Frank & Albert's at the Arizona Biltmore
Photo Credit | The Arizona Biltmore

Frank & Albert’s
2400 E. Missouri Avenue | Phoenix | 85016
November 22nd from 1pm until 9pm
Reservations required | 602.954.2518
$65 for adults and $30 for children, not including tax or gratuity
Frank & Albert’s will be host to a three-course specialty menu. Holiday dining standouts include signature tortilla soup; roasted acorn squash and Sherry bisque; buttermilk whipped potatoes; sour dough stuffing with roasted chestnuts, apples, and sage; and a sweet treat selection that features traditional pies, tortes and small bites from the Arizona Biltmore’s pastry team.


Geordie’s at the Wrigley Mansion
2501 E. Telewa Trail | Phoenix | 85016
November 22nd with two seatings: 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Reservations required | 602.955.4079
$75 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Let one of The Valley’s most acclaimed chefs prepare your holiday meal, so you have more time to spend with your loved ones. Wrigley Mansion and Chef Christopher Gross present a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Save a spot at one of the two seatings and enjoy chef-manned food stations serving all the favorite holiday dishes including roasted turkey, stuffing, slow-roasted prime rib, and whipped potatoes.


Hash Kitchen Thanksgiving Brunch
Photo Credit | Hash Kitchen

Hash Kitchen
All Valley locations
November 22nd from 7am until 2:30pm
Reservations not accepted
Prices vary based on selections
Hash Kitchen will be serving items off their regular and seasonal menu. Sink your teeth into the leg of lamb Hash, oven roasted to perfection with hash potatoes, a poached egg and rosemary demi. Or try the carved turkey and stuffing waffle that’s served with smashed potatoes, gravy and fried leeks.


2018 Thanksgiving at J&G Steakhouse
Photo credit | J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician

J&G Steakhouse
6000 E. Camelback Road | Scottsdale | 85251
November 22nd from 5pm until 10pm
Reservations required | 480.214.8000
$65 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Hit the easy button this Thanksgiving and treat yourself to a three-course feast at J&G Steakhouse, where Chef Jacques Qualin is whipping up a familiar-yet-exotic Thanksgiving dinner menu on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Offered for one night only inside this stylishly remodeled fine-dining penthouse, J&G’s 2018 Thanksgiving menu tempts with modern takes on traditional fall and Turkey Day favorites, such as slow-roasted turkey paired with earthy mushrooms and chestnut stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts perked up with AZ-grown pecans, house-made cranberry sauce and creamy Yukon Gold mashers. Plus, add some Asian accents to your Thanksgiving with Kabocha Pumpkin Cheesecake, made with savory-sweet Kabocha squash that’s also known as Japanese Pumpkin.


Match Restaurant and Lounge Thanksgiving Dinner
Photo Credit | Match Restaurant & Lounge

Match Restaurant & Lounge
1100 N. Central Avenue | Phoenix | 85003
November 22nd from 11am until 6pm
Reservations required | 602.875.8080
$35 per person, not including tax or gratuity
The holidays are simply more enjoyable when shared with family, friends and good food. Match Restaurant & Lounge invites diners to come in as guests and leave as family on Thursday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a thoughtfully created and prepared Thanksgiving meal. The special classic Thanksgiving feast will include a mixed greens salad with garden vegetables accompanied by a champagne vinaigrette or buttermilk ranch dressing. You’ll get to choose between roasted fresh natural turkey with gravy or spiral sliced ham with a brown sugar pineapple glaze. Sides will include old-fashioned corn bread stuffing with fresh sage, whipped Idaho potatoes, fresh Blue Lake green beans with sea salt, almonds and butter as well as whole cranberry dressing spiced with clove, cinnamon and orange. Finish your feast with whipped cream topped pumpkin pie or apple cobbler with streusel topping.


Orange Sky
9800 E. Talking Stick Way | Scottsdale | 85256
November 22nd from 1pm until 8pm
$41 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations recommended | 480.850.8606
In addition to its regular menu, the award-winning Orange Sky will offer a holiday special on Thanksgiving Day. The main course will be roasted turkey with apple sourdough stuffing and giblet gravy, orange cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato hash. For dessert, guests can choose between four seasonal favorites: Brandy Pear Cobbler with ginger walnut streusel and cranberry rum chutney; a spiced apple upside down cake with cinnamon ice cream and candied almond crumble; a classic pumpkin pie with spiced caramel and white chocolate chip; or pecan pie with maple bourbon cherries.


Padre Murhphy's Thanksgiving Dinner
Photo Credit | Padre Murphy’s

Padre Murphy’s
4338 W. Bell Road | Glendale | 85308
November 22nd from 10:30am until 3pm
Reservations required | 602.547.9406
$24.50 for adults and $7.99 for guests aged 12 and under, not including tax or gratuity
This Turkey Day the West Valley Irish pub and sports bar Padre Murphy’s will be hosting a Thanksgiving buffet dinner and showing an entire day of football on their 90+ TVs. The special Thanksgiving buffet will include things like deviled eggs, cheese platter, pasta salad, ambrosia salad, cranberry relish, fresh green beans with onions straws, mashed potatoes, roasted yams with candied pecans, oven roasted turkey with traditional stuffing. You’ll also find baked ham, London broil, fresh rolls and an array of desserts.


2018 Thanksgiving dinner at Royal Palm
Photo Credit | Royal Palm Resort & Spa

Royal Palms
5200 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018
November 22nd from 10am until 3pm
Reservations required | 602.808.0766
$85 for adults, $32 for guests aged six through 12, children five and under are complimentary, not including tax or gratuity
The Royal Palms Holiday Buffet in the grand Palmera Ballroom will feature an array of festive options including the Royal Palms Spanish paella, Ballerine pasta rustica, chilled poached shrimp, oysters, crab claws, herb crusted prime rib, an assortment of house-made pastries and more.


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
5700 E. McDowell Drive | Paradise Valley | 85253
November 22nd, dinner from 12pm until 8pm and buffet from 11am until 4pm
Reservations required | 480.607.2300
$105 per person for dinner, $95 for adults at buffet, $35 for buffet guests six through 12, not including tax or gratuity
From its perch high on Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa will deliver an elevated Thanksgiving dining experience by executive chef and Food Network Star Beau MacMillan. Family and friends can take a seat at the table for a memorable holiday feast with a heaping side of Instagram-worthy views.
On Thanksgiving Day, guests can choose between a four-course, prix fixe menu at elements, Sanctuary’s signature restaurant, or a bountiful buffet at The Views. In addition to a traditional turkey dinner with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry apple relish and giblet gravy, entrée choices at elements will include butternut squash and ricotta raviolis with duck confit, braised Swiss chard, parmesan cream and blistered tomatoes; spice crusted sea bass with charred eggplant puree, ratatouille and harissa butter; and roasted vegetable wellington with asparagus, fontina, balsamic onions, mushrooms and a piquillo pepper sauce. Decadent desserts will include pumpkin cheesecake with ginger spiced caramel sauce, sour cream whip and huckleberries; fried apple and quince hand pie with candied walnuts, maple cream and sugared cranberries; and sweet potato pie with salted pretzel crust and toasted cinnamon meringue.


2018 Thanksgiving at The Scottsdale Resort At McCormick Ranch
Photo Credit | Taryn Jeffries

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Parkway | Scottsdale | 85258
November 22nd from 11am until 4pm
Reservations required | 480.991.9000
$62 for adults, $30 for guests ages five through 12 and those aged five and under are complimentary, not including tax or gratuity
Count your blessings with loved ones while enjoying a decadent buffet with a variety of starters including seasonal butternut squash soup, fall harvest kale, quinoa and yellow lentil salad, and an assortment of local and international cheeses. Move on to classic main dishes such as aged Angus prime rib, butter basted turkey with cranberries and shallot gravy, baked Virginia ham, and pan seared Alaskan salmon. End on a sweet note with traditional desserts like pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry pies. Or indulge in truffles, eclairs, crème custard horns, and freshly baked pastries and shortbreads.


2018 Thanksgiving dinner at Royal Palm
Photo Credit | Royal Palms Resort & Spa

T. Cook’s
5200 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018
November 22nd from 11am until 8pm
Reservations required | 602.808.0766
$95 for adults, $38 for guests ages six through 12 and those five and under are complimentary, not including tax or gratuity
This Thanksgiving take a break from cooking and let Royal Palms Resort and Spa be a part of the holiday tradition with two dining options including a buffet brunch and prix fixe dinner. T. Cook’s, one of Arizona’s most celebrated legacy restaurants for more than two decades, will also be offering a three-course, prix fixe menu. Some standouts include a roasted chestnut and pumpkin soup, roasted free-range Diestel Turkey, grilled Maine lobster with short rib cannelloni and spiced pumpkin pie.


Tomaso's Lamb Osso Buco
Photo Credit | Tomaso’s

Tomaso’s
3225 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018
November 22nd from 11:30am until 9:30pm
Reservations required | 602.956.0836
$49 per person, not including tax or gratuity
The iconic restaurant is serving up items such as its Rigatoni dish with short rib and black truffle ragu. A la carte menu options are also available for each Tomaso’s location.


Tomaso's When in Rome veal saltimbocca
Photo Credit | Tomaso’s When in Rome

Tomaso’s When in Rome
23655 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85255
November 22nd from 11:30am until 9:30pm
Reservations required | 480.404.6085
$55 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Enjoy traditional fixings or choose dishes with an Italian twist such as the Ravioli Michelangelo—Veal-Ricotta filling, crisp wild mushrooms, sage butter and prosciutto Chips. At Tomaso’s on Camelback, the prix fixe Thanksgiving menu is $49 per person. The iconic restaurant is serving up items such as its Rigatoni dish with short rib and black truffle ragu. A la carte menu options are also available for each Tomaso’s location.


Voila French Bistro Thanksgiving Day brunch
Photo Credit | Voila French Bistro

Voila French Bistro and Wine Bar
10135 E. Via Linda | Scottsdale | 85258
November 22nd from 10am until 1:30pm
Reservations required | 480.614.5600
$49 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy family and friends and … delicious food! Fully enjoy the day by starting with brunch at Voila French Bistro. The three-course menu will allow guests to have a choice of appetizer and entrée plus dessert and include drinks both coffee or tea and wine! A kids menu is also available that includes an entrée, dessert and drink.


The Willows Restaurant
524 N. 92nd St. | Scottsdale | 85256
November 22nd from 6am to 11am for breakfast and 11am to 9pm for dinner
Reservations not needed
$8.95 for breakfast and $18.95 for dinner, not including tax or gratuity
Delicious Thanksgiving inspired meals will run all day at Willows. For breakfast enjoy items such as crepes with creamy pumpkin filling and eggs any style. Dinner specials at the restaurant will include a sage roasted turkey breast with rosemary gravy, cranberry sauce, and roasted potatoes as well as a delicious honey baked ham with herbed panko crust and roasted baby carrots. Both dinner specials will include a choice of a soup or a salad. To end the meal, the restaurant will offer pecan pie for dessert, $4.00.


Wright's at the Biltmore
Photo Credit | The Arizona Biltmore

Wright’s at the Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Avenue | Phoenix | 85016
November 22nd from 1pm until 8:30pm
Reservations required | 602.954.2507
$99 for adults and $45 for children, not including tax or gratuity
Wright’s at the Biltmore will offer a four-course Thanksgiving dining. Highlights of the indulgent menu include roasted kabocha squash soup with coconut milk foam, foie gras panna cotta with huckleberry jam, brown butter powder, duck fat breadcrumbs, and walnuts; sage brined turkey with chorizo and apple bread putting, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green beans and cranberry jam; prime beef tenderloin with beef fat polenta, achiote glazed carrots, white asparagus and herb salsa; and dessert options of brandy pumpkin cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate flourless torte.


However you opt to spend your Thanksgiving, we hope that you are surrounded by all the things that you are thankful for!

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 wirter, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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