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THANKSGIVING 2021: Where to Dine In or Take Out on Turkey Day

There are a lot of restaurant choices for dining out on Thanksgiving, as well as a number of take-home options. Here are some good ones. 


This Thanksgiving seems more special than most, since for many of us it will be the first time in over two years being able to spend it with family. So some, like me, are looking forward to cooking up a big turkey with all the fixins and enjoying it at home with loved ones. However, if you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking, there are a lot of restaurant choices for dining out on Thanksgiving, as well as a number of take-home options. Here are some good ones. 

At Courchevel, enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. of house bread, fall harvest salad, smoked ham, roasted turkey, savory sides, and a trio of tarts and macaroons for a sweet finish. $75/adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

Deer Valley Grocery~Café is offering delicious side dishes, cookies, pies and more for your Thanksgiving dinner needs. It’s easy; just place your order online at diningtogo.deervalley.com by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, and orders will be ready for pick-up between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23. Deer Valley Grocery~Café menu items range from sauces like Lemon-Thyme and Cranberry Chutney, and sides like roasted garlic mashers, roasted yams, green beans au gratin and wild mushroom stuffing, to tradition pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cherry, apple and blueberry pies, carrot cake, pumpkin sweet bread, flourless chocolate cake, and more. And, you can let Deer Valley Bakery handle the final course of Thanksgiving dinner with traditional pumpkin, pecan, apple, blueberry, and cherry pies, pumpkin sweetbread, chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, flourless chocolate cake, and housemade baguettes. Place orders by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, and pick up orders between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, at the Deer Valley Grocery~Café. Place orders by calling Deer Valley Grocery~Café at 435-615-2400.

Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Flanagan’s on Main will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Start with butternut squash or a house salad, and move on to turkey breast with homemade mashers, brown gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce before finishing the meal with pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream. $39 for adults and $19 kids under 12. Reservations can be made by calling 435-649-8600 or online.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with their traditional-style herb-roasted turkey or filet mignon, complete with housemade stuffing, rich turkey gravy, velvety mashed potatoes, tangy cinnamon-orange infused cranberry sauce and more. 3-course menus start at $49 per person and Fleming’s opens early, at 11 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day. Phone 801-277-9919 to reserve your spot.

Franck’s’ very non-traditional Thanksgiving Feast runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and kicks off with an amuse followed by cauliflower tom kha gai soup and a second course of caramelized striped bass with miso-mirin cream. The third course is 4-day brined young turkey steak with burnt honey-glazed red Diane yam, brown butter pomme puree, roasted bacon focaccia, cranberry marmalade, candied sage and honey-herb emulsion. For dessert there is pecan apple butter pie/cider meringue/bourbon ice cream/apple mint. The cost, tax & gratuity not included, is $80 per person.

The Grand America will offer a Thanksgiving brunch buffet in the Oak Room as well as a fully cooked and ready-to-serve Thanksgiving takeout option. The price for the Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet will be $75/adults; $37.50 for children 5-12; and complimentary for kids 4 and under. Thanksgiving takeout dinner is priced at $89/2 people; $179/4 people; $340/8 people, plus tax.

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 8 p.m. at The Grub Steak of wild rice and mushroom soup, Caesar or house salad, carved roasted tom turkey, autumn harvest stuffing, gravy, green beans, mashers, citrus cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, or spiced apple bread pudding. $40.75 for adults and $20.75 for children under 12.

Enjoy the convenience of Thanksgiving dinner available via curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Hearth and Hill. Dinner for 8 ($285) includes a 12-lb organic half turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed yams, brussels sprouts with bacon and cranberry, and stuffing with cranberry sauce. Add-on sides are also available such as cheddar biscuits, truffle mac and cheese, chips and charred onion dip, refuel salad and Caesar salad. Call 435-200-8840 to reserve orders.

Ogden’s Hearth on 25th is offering a full Turkey Feast To-Go for Thanksgiving this year with “Locally sourced ingredients made into a scratch turkey feast. In addition to the main feast that serves 6 comfortably, we are offering desserts separately that will allow you to tailor this holiday feast to your personal needs,” say the folks at Hearth on 25th. Here are the details on The Feast to serve 6, priced at $144: Turkey breasts, legs and thighs, slow cooked and wood oven roasted. Pan gravy from the overnight turkey drippings. Italian sausage and focaccia stuffing made with turkey stock. Whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, light and fluffy, ready for some gravy. Wood oven roasted vegetables with applewood smoked bacon. Cranberry, ginger and orange chutney. Roasted sweet potatoes with a maple reduction and candied pecans. Soft dinner rolls, perfect for dinner or leftovers. Food is packaged in oven-safe containers for easy warming on Thanksgiving Day. Option dessert ($12/serves 6) is a choice of winter spice carrot cake with orange buttercream frosting or cinnamon butter braised apples and pecans. Pickup is scheduled the day before Thanksgiving on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th between 1pm and 8pm. Hearth on 25th is CLOSED November 25th. Pickups will be in the back of the building for your convenience. Pickup time is flexible so let them know if you need it changed. To place an online order, click here

Hub & Spoke Diner will host a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with both Hub & Spoke classics and Thanksgiving specials like roasted turkey, roasted ham, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, sauteed green beans, housemade stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, rolls, fresh fruit, salad, and assorted desserts. The pricing is $34.99/adults; $17.49/kids under 12. 

Up in Millcreek Canyon, Chef Dave Jones and the Log Haven team will offer a 4-course plated luncheon for Thanksgiving, with seating from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. Kick things off with a butternut squash arancini amuse-bouche, followed by a choice of wild mushroom soup or Savoy spinach salad with maple vinaigrette. Entree choices include citrus-herb brined turkey with currant-golden raisin stuffing, traditional gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, and fresh cranberry sauce; OR maple-Pommery Mustard glazed King salmon with sweet potato-butternut hash, pomegranate gastrique, and spiced pecans; OR filet mignon with boursin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and shiitake port demi-glace; OR mushroom ragout with wild rice pilaf. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, pecan pie, or maple panna cotta and optional suggested wine pairings are available for each dish. The pricing is $75/adults; $39 kids ages 3 to 12. 

The all new Pago on Main is offering Thanksgiving Meal Kits to take home for both omnivores and vegetarians. The omnivore kits serve 4 and are priced at $160 and includes honey & sage roasted turkey breast, haricot verts, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted baby carrots, salad, sourdough stuffing, whipped potatoes and apple crisp. For vegetarians, the main entree is stuffed acorn squash and the price is $60 for 2 servings. Pickup times available on Wednesday, November 24th from noon to 4 p.m.

At Powder restaurant in the Park City Waldorf Astoria, feast on an ample Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. stocked with a full carving station, soups, salads, classic sides such as sweet potato gratin, macaroni and cheese, roasted fall root vegetables, stuffing, maple glazed Brussels sprouts, and much more. Save room for pumpkin cheesecake, apple crumble, and other decadent desserts. $125 for adults, $35 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5. Reserve online or call 435-647-5566.

Rodizio Grill will offer Thanksgiving guests an expanded holiday menu featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites including turkey, stuffing, sweet mashed potatoes, plus Thanksgiving dessert. Thanksgiving Day pricing is $42.99 per person. Every family that dines on Thanksgiving Day will receive a special coupon offer for future visit in 2022: One FREE Dinner with purchase of One. Opening at 11am on Thanksgiving Day.

At Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant in Big Cottonwood Canyon, guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving menu which includes roast turkey, butter carrot bisque, roast ham with burgundy cherry glaze, mashed potatoes and gravy, traditional stuffing, glazed fresh sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and carrots, house made cranberry sauce, and sourdough French loaf and butter. For dessert, choose between pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple crisp or blackberry cobbler. “No reservations necessary; first come, first serve.” Dine-in dinner is $41/adults; $19/kids 10 and under or enjoy a takeout order (must be placed by November 24th by 5 p.m.) for the same price.

At Snowbird, The Aerie and The Atrium will both offer Thanksgiving buffets with too many options to list all of the dishes here, but some of the items included at The Aerie are entree choices of turkey, salmon, pork, meatballs and halibut and at The Atrium there is soup or salad, entree choice of prime rib or oven roasted turkey breast. Dessert choices of pumpkin, pecan, or key lime pie. Also offering curbside to go orders. The Aerie’s Thanksgiving buffet is priced at $69/adults; $35/kids and The Atrium pricing is $64/adults; $32/kids. 

Spencer’s Steak & Chops is hosting a Thanksgiving Harvest 3-course meal with a choice of butternut squash bisque or baby field green salad, followed by an entree of cider-brined slow-roasted turkey breast with orange and juniper confit dark meat, sweet potato crumble, cranberry relish, sage scented gravy, garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, pan-roasted green beans and baby carrots. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin cheesecake mousse, pecan pie or apple crisp. The pricing is $60/adults; $25 children 12 & under. 

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is offering both dine-in and to-go options for your Thanksgiving meal and features dishes such as baked turkey, fried turkey, grilled turkey, center-cut sirloin, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, seasoned stuffing, candied yams, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and chocolate cake or pumpkin pie. The pricing is $31.95/adult; $12.95/children 7-12; kids under 7 eat free.  

Tuscany restaurant’s Thanksgiving Feast begins with butternut squash soup or mixed green salad, followed by entrees such as herb-roasted turkey and glazed Duroc ham, with sides like sage & dried cranberry stuffing, sweet potato gratin, garlic whipped potatoes and roasted herb root vegetables. There is also a vegetarian option of eggplant pomodoro. Dessert is a selection of housemade pies. Pricing is $68/adults; $38/children 12 & under. 

At Versante Hearth & Bar in the Peaks Hotel you can indulge in a Thanksgiving feast from 2 to 8 p.m. Choose from braised short ribs, marinated turkey, or butternut squash ravioli, while kids can enjoy their own turkey dinner. Finish with homemade pumpkin pie. Reservations are available on yelp.com.

The Bill White Restaurant Group is making life a little easier this year with a Thanksgiving To-Go menu from Windy Ridge Cafe & Bakery. Use their easy online ordering system for all of your essentials. Your holiday meal and baked goods are fully cooked and ready to reheat and serve with warming instructions included.  Be sure to order your items soon before they sell out!  Order pick-up is only available on Wed 11.24.21, and all orders must be placed by Sat 11.20.21. Options include a Turkey Dinner Meal for 4 with Sliced House Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Pan Gravy, Mixed Greens Salad + Dinner Rolls. In addition, you can order a la carte sides. Choose from an array of sides like Yams, Sauteed Green Beans + Cranberry Sauce.  Plus, their same Turkey Dinner Meal sides of Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Greens + Gravy. Fresh baked Pies and Windy Ridge’s famous Quiche are also available to order online. To place an order or see the various Thanksgiving menu options, click here

Culinary quote of the week:

“The Thanksgiving tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that everyday!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us.’” — Jim Gaffigan



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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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