To be honest, I applaud restaurateurs who close their businesses on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, allowing staff to spend time celebrating with their families. Kudos to you! Having said that, there are plenty of folks who prefer not to spend all day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving and are grateful to the restaurants that provide dine-in and/or take-out options for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are restaurants that provided me with information about Thanksgiving 2023.
The Aerie at Snowbird Resort will host Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with menu highlights such as charcuterie, oyster Rockefeller, seared Scottish salmon, turkey breast, honey ham, porchetta, roasted sweet potatoes, blueberry vol-au-vent, green bean almondine, arugula & apple salad, and much more. $72/adults; $36/children 6-12.
Free is good, right? Park City’s Annex Burger and No Name Saloon invites guests to stop in for the Free Bird Buffet, a complimentary Thanksgiving feast with all the fixin’s, beginning at 2 p.m. until supplies last. The regular food menu will also be available.
Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi will offer guests a six-course Thanksgiving dine-in experience from noon to 6 p.m. The chef-curated menu* features seasonal flavors from pumpkin and green apple soup to prime rib, sushi, turkey breast roulade, and pumpkin pie. The Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu is $82 pp, plus tax & gratuity.
At Arlo, you can pre-order Thanksgiving dinner accompaniments (everything but the turkey) to enjoy at home and let them do the cooking. The dinners serve 4-6 people and include house rolls, chicory salad, crispy crushed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry chutney, cranberry tart, and spiced cider shrub. Online ordering is available now; customers can pick up their orders Thursday, Nov. 23rd between 1 and 2 p.m. $225 per order.
Butcher’s Chop House in Park City will offer a two-course prix fixe menu including turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. $55/adults; $38/kids.
The Capital Grille will host Thanksgiving with a menu that includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, Sam’s mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted mashed sweet potatoes with hot honey, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. The full dinner menu will also be available. Adults/$50; Children/$20.
At Deer Valley Cafe, you can have Deer Valley do the cooking for you and order from the Thanksgiving take-away menu, featuring roasted turkey breast for four, lemon thyme sauce, cranberry orange chutney, baked mac & cheese, rotini pasta with white cheddar cheese sauce, green bean au gratin, and wild mushroom stuffing. Pie selections include pumpkin, pecan, apple, blueberry and cherry. Deer Valley cookies, carrot cake, pumpkin streusel loaf, and rolls are also available. Place orders by 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, and pick up orders on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Deer Valley Café. Place orders by calling 435-615-2400.
Emigration Cafe will feature a Thanksgiving Buffet with an array of brunch items plus holiday dishes like honey & sage roasted turkey breast, carved roasted tri tip, whipped potatoes, sourdough stuffing, turkey gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, mac ‘n cheese, brioche French toast, and much more. $62/adults; $24/kids 11 & under; $10/kids 5 & under, plus tax & gratuity.
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park City’s Escala Provisions Company with a choice of sweet potato & bourbon bisque or sherry poached pear salad, followed by a main course of of citrus & herb brined turkey, sage & sausage stuffing, whipped buttermilk potatoes, haricots verts & wild mushrooms, roasted sweet potatoes, and crispy Brussels sprouts. A vegan plate of roasted delicata squash and dirty Calrose rice with vegan sausage is also available. Finish with family-style desserts including vanilla bean & pumpkin spiced panna cotta, white chocolate & chai cupcakes, apple pie crème brûlée, and pumpkin & pecan cheesecake. $69 pp.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Flanagan’s on Main in Park City with sweet potato soup or green salad, turkey breast with house made mashers, brown gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Save room for homemade apple cake and vanilla ice cream. $50/adults; $20/children 12 and under. Call 435-649-8600 for reservations.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will offer guests a three-course Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with prices starting at $56 pp. Menu options include Fleming’s Salad, lobster bisque, mixed-herb roasted turkey breast & turkey gravy, prime bone-in ribeye, petite filet mignon, mashed potatoes, cinnamon-orange cranberry sauce, green beans with apricots & onions, and a selection of tempting desserts. The is also a children’s three-course dinner option starting at $17.
Franck’s will host an eclectic five-course Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 p.m. with menu items such as caramelized sweet potato focaccia, masala-miso charred Bakkafrost salmon, pho-umpkin & roasted white chocolate emulsion, 4-day brined young turkey steak, and caramel apple clafoutis. $99/pp.
The Grand Summit Hotel at Canyons Village will host a Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional holiday favorites from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $95/adults; $50/children 12 and under; free for children 2 and under. Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.
At Park City’s Grub Steak restaurant, enjoy a full Thanksgiving menu with a choice of wild rice and mushroom soup or a Caesar or house salad, carved roasted tom turkey, autumn harvest stuffing, gravy, green beans, red skinned mashers, citrus cranberry relish, Tuscan roll, pumpkin pie, or spiced apple bread pudding with High West bourbon sauce. $45.75/ adults; $24.75/children 12 and under.
Hearth and Hill will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day offering a holiday special of butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and homemade pie. A full a la carte menu will also be available.
Hill’s Kitchen Cafe & Catering invites you to “Pick up dinner for eight including a Mary’s free-range whole turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy. Additional side dishes include cheddar biscuits, roasted pear salad, Caesar salad, charcuterie board, and house potato chips and roasted onion dip. All orders come fully cooked with reheating instructions. Orders are available for pickup on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Call 435-800-2870 to place orders.”
Hub & Spoke Diner will feature a Thanksgiving Buffet featuring Thanksgiving classics like roasted turkey & ham, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, house-made stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, mixed green salad, sauteed green beans, assorted desserts and Hub & Spoke favorite brunch/breakfast dishes from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $44.99/adults; $22.49/kids under 12.
At Pendry Park City, they’ll be hosting Chefsgiving at KITA restaurant. “Inspired by the spirit of Thanksgiving, join our chefs as they prepare, service and share dinner with a cause. Our Chefsgiving meal will include a delectable 4-course dinner of Thanksgiving favorites for the entire family, with a percentage of every meal directly funding the Christian Center of Park City’s Food Assistance Programs. Featuring seasonal delights like Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Autumn Harvest Salad, Sage & Honey Glazed Turkey Plate, and a selection of sweets for dessert. Children’s plates available in addition, reservations recommended.” Chefsgiving at KITA is $100 pp and includes a $10 donation to the Christian Center of Park City.
The La Caille Thanksgiving menu includes dishes like quail and truffle pot pie, roasted butternut squash soup, rosemary-cider brined free range turkey, maple-bourbon glazed king salmon, garlic-herb roasted prime rib, pineapple-honey glazed ham, and traditional sides and desserts. $149/adults; $65 children 5-12; 4 & under free.
Little America Coffee Shop will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with an entree, choice of soup or salad and dessert. $55/turkey dinner; $59/prime rib dinner; $55/poached salmon with shrimp scampi sauce; $52/vegetarian dinner; $25/children’s menu.
Chef Dave Jones and Sous Chef Todd Hoffee will prepare a special three-course Thanksgiving luncheon at Log Haven. Things kick off with a choice of wild mushroom soup with toasted panko and chives or baby spinach with maple-Dijon vinaigrette, smoked bacon, walnuts, and dried cranberries. Guests will then select an entree: citrus-herb brined turkey with traditional sides; lemon thyme pressed salmon; Hy-Plains filet mignon; or pappardelle pasta with roasted mushrooms, spinach, toasted walnuts, ricotta, and sage brown butter. Dessert options include pecan pie, maple creme brulee with huckleberry sauce, gaufrette, or pumpkin pie with whipped cream. $83/adults; $49/children under 12.
Lucky H Buffet at Little America will host a Thanksgiving buffet 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. priced at $69/adults; $25/kids 5-12; complimentary for kids 4 & under.
At Luna’s Kitchen in Park City, order Thanksgiving dinner sides ahead and pick up charcuterie and crudités platters, curried butternut squash bisque, house made dinner rolls, sage and apple stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry and orange relish, gravy, and a selection of baked goods including quiche, pies, cinnamon rolls, berry oat bars, and banana bread. Orders are available through Monday, Nov. 20, and pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Montage Deer Valley invites guests “to gather with friends and loved ones for a wide variety buffet meal from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. inspired by the traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday and elevated for a memorable Montage dining experience.” $75/adults; $40/children ages 5 – 12. Call Apex at 435-604-1402 for reservations.
Pago will offer their popular Thanksgiving meal kits again this year. According to the folks at Pago, “Chef Jon DuBois is doing the heavy lifting to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is meticulously sourced and expertly prepared. Spend less time cooking this year and more time relaxing. Everything on the menu is included and each dinner is fully cooked and is ready for a simple re-heat (with instruction provided!).” The menu includes herb roasted turkey breast, roasted garlic & sage stuffing, green bean almondine, root vegetable medley, cranberry-orange chutney, whipped mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, Bread Riot sourdough, and apple crisp. The meal kits serve 2 guests and are $140+tax.
At Powder restaurant in the Park City Waldorf Astoria, guests can indulge in a 3-course Thanksgiving feast, beginning with butternut squash soup, endive salad, and cider braised pork belly, before mains of prime ribeye, turkey, winter squash tortellini, and halibut, and family-style sides of Yukon gold potato purée, wild mushroom stuffing, glazed carrots, green bean casserole, and honey truffle fried Brussels sprouts. Finish with spiced pumpkin mousse, a chocolate volcano, or caramelized apple mille feuille. $135/pp.
The St. Regis Deer Valley will host an elevated Thanksgiving buffet at RIME restaurant with a buffet featuring “featuring a selection of soups and salads, mini plates of braised beef and tahini soy over rigatoni, seared salmon with dill cream, and shrimp cocktail, a carving station of turkey breast and prime rib, with sides of cornbread stuffing and roasted cauliflower. A colossal dessert station includes pumpkin salted caramel panna cotta, cranberry almond tart, apple and pecan pie. Be sure to pair the meal with a selection from the 10,000-bottle wine vault. An outdoor petting zoo, candle crafting, live music, and s’mores will also be available to enjoy throughout the day.” $130/adults; $50 children under 12.
Salt Box Eatery & Catering invites you to “save time in the kitchen, order ahead, and pick up Thanksgiving dinner this year. Choose from shareables like gorgonzola stuffed dates, goat cheese mushroom tartlet, and butternut squash soup, mains including herb roasted turkey and honey baked ham, with sides of sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts, focaccia bread, gingered carrots and snap peas, mac & cheese, pomegranate cranberry jam, and gravy. Save room for pecan and pumpkin pie. All items are intended to serve four. All orders are cold and in oven-ready containers with heating instructions.” Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m.
SLC Eatery is offering customers take-home Thanksgiving meal kits with sides that serve 4-5 people, including ginger-glazed turkey breast ($200); garlic-rubbed prime rib ($250); ginger-blazed organic salmon ($225); and mushroom beet Wellington ($175).
Deer Valley’s Stein Eriksen Lodge will host a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. featuring live music and an abundant spread of holiday favorites along with the regular Troll Hallen menu. $140/adults; $45/kids 5 – 12. Reservations fill quickly and are available by calling 435-645-6455.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill is preparing Thanksgiving meals for pick-up to enjoy at home. There are three dinner options: a whole turkey dinner with sides and dessert ($139.99), a turkey breast dinner with accompaniments ($154.99), or a turkey & garlic parmesan beef dinner with sides ($169.99), plus tax. Additional a la carte add-ons can be ordered, as well.
At Tuscany, Thanksgiving Dinner will include menu items such as soup or salad, herb-roasted turkey, glazed Duroc ham, sage & dried cranberry stuffing, sweet potato gratin, garlic whipped potato, roasted herb root vegetables, eggplant pomodoro, and house-made seasonal pies. $90/adults; $40 kids 12 & under.
Park City’s Windy Ridge Cafe & Bakery offers Thanksgiving dinner packages to go with menu items including baked mac & cheese, roasted turkey with pan gravy and mashed potatoes, grilled salmon with roasted cauliflower, sauteed veggies, mushroom gravy, and more. All packages come with mixed greens salad & dressing and freshly baked focaccia.
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Culinary quote of the week: “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi
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