The holiday season is in full force and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Many are already looking forward to their inevitable annual food coma as they fall asleep while watching the Detroit Lions lose. Though many restaurants in the Valley will be closed to observe Turkey Day, many others will be open to dish up some tasty classic Thanksgiving meals for you and your family. Whether you just aren’t big on cooking or want to get away from your insufferable in-laws while they angrily attempt to solve the world’s problems, here are some Thanksgiving specials in Phoenix to be sure to check out.
Agave del Scottsdale
For $55 this year guests at Agave del Scottsdale can enjoy a 3-course menu featuring filet mignon con salsa de romero with potato Azteca. Other menu items such as French green beans and white beech mushroom or sautéed Mexican white sea bass with a creamy blue cheese sauce. Seasonal vegetables and sweet potato chips are served on the side and pumpkin pie is served for dessert.
Location: 8390 E. Vía de Ventura Scottsdale
Buca Di Beppo
Buca is one of several restaurants open on Thanksgiving offering either a traditional Turkey Day meal or something from their regular menu if you prefer eggplant parmigiana and italian broccoli romano instead of turkey and mashed potatoes. The traditional Thanksgiving special this year includes sliced turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and green beans. The meal also comes with pumpkin pie for your desert
Get out of the house this year and enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner at Capital Grille (locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale). Guests can enjoy dinner from the traditional menu, or pick the special holiday meal. The special includes a slow roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, french green beans with marcona almonds, and cranberry pear chutney. The meal also comes with mashed potatoes to share.
Location: 16489 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale,
If you’re looking for a view beyond staring at your aunt’s mole from across the table, consider making a reservation at Chart House at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale. Positioned right on the water, Chart House offers spectacular waterfront views of Camelback Lake. On Thanksgiving Day, guests can feast upon a nice traditional Turkey dinner with all the holiday staples.
Location: 7255 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale
Fogo de Chao
Tired of the same old routine every year? Switch it up this Thanksgiving and choose from 5 different roasted meats to chow down on at Fogo. Along with classic Thanksgiving recipes, get dinner price all day long at Fogo.
Location: 6300 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Green New American Vegetarian
Every year it seems there’s that one awkward plus-one who arrives at your Thanksgiving dinner and throws everyone for a loop by announcing that they don’t eat meat. So if you’re not a meat eater, to avoid being ‘that person,’ check out Green New American Vegetarian’s ThanksLIVING alternative special. Offered from noon till 4 pm, vegetarians can enjoy a 100% vegan menu. Rather than carnivorously feasting on actual turkey, enjoy some seitan turkey with giblet gravy and organic cranberry stuffing with roasted walnuts. Other menu items include smoked paprika organic sweet corn and organic greens picnic salad. The dinner is $27.50 in advance or $32.50 the day of. Children 12 and under are $12.50 in advance and $15.50 the day of.
Location: 2240 N Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix
For those in the mood for a more extravagant and rockin’ Turkey day, Hard Rock Cafe has you covered. Featured items for Thanksgiving include slow roasted turkey breast, roasted vegetables, and a creamy sweet potato mash. Complete your meal by scarfing down a slice of pumpkin pie and tossing back a nice espresso martini.
Location: 3 South 2nd Street Suite 17 Phoenix
Thanksgiving day from 7 am – 2 pm, Hash Kitchen is offering a Thanksgiving breakfast special in addition to their regular menu items. Staying in the Thanksgiving spirit, the special will feature turkey with turkey hash and turkey benedict.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
If you’re looking to venture outside the typical Thanksgiving culinary tropes of turkey, stuffing, and that weird casserole your aunt brings that everyone pretends to like, Maggiano’s is perfect for you. Enjoy some nice Italian cuisine this year like classic tomato bruschetta or parmesan-crusted tilapia. Choose from pasta like ziti, rigatoni, ravioli, and spaghetti. For those seeking a more traditional route, there are roast turkey breast and smoked ham options as well. Cost for adults is $39.99 for adults and $17.99 for children ages 5-12.
Location: Promenade, 16405 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
The fifth floor of the Phoenician resort is featuring a lavish turkey dinner for $65 on Thanksgiving. The meal features a bowl of butternut squash soup, roasted turkey with mushroom and chestnut stuffing. Sides include mashed yukon gold potatoes, and caramelized brussel sprouts, and kombucha pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
Location: 6000 E Camelback Rd. Phoenix
Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort
Thanksgiving day from 5 pm – 8 pm at Omni Resort in Scottsdale, guests can enjoy a decadent traditional style meal including a choice of soup or salad as starters, and a black truffle roasted organic turkey as an entree. Other options include an herb crusted lamb rack and pan seared sea bass. The desert options are pumpkin pie at baklava cannoli. The meal is a prix-fixe menu and is $99, free for children 5 and under.
Location: 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
Roy’s Desert Ridge
Roy’s is open this year from noon to 9 pm. Along with Roy’s classic dishes, friends and family can gather and feast on Roy’s three course Thanksgiving dinner. This year’s dinner is a pan roasted teriyaki glazed turkey with Portuguese sausage stuffing. Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with one of Roy’s specialty cocktails or sip a glass from their award winning wine list.
Location: 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix