If you're in New Mexico this November and dining out for Thanksgiving appeals to you, Albuquerque actually offers quite a few options for finding a full-service feast. Whether you want to eat a formal sit-down meal or find casual meal options at a buffet, you can make a reservation at many great restaurants in the Albuquerque metro area to guarantee your spot on this popular dining day.
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the award-winning Bien Shur at the Sandia Resort & Casino where you'll not only get a delicious holiday meal but can also enjoy the spectacular view from the hotel's top floor. In addition to the regular menu, there will be seasonal specials offered from 1 to 7 p.m. as part of Bien Shur's holiday service.
Also at the resort, you can stop by Thur Shan on Thanksgiving for a buffet-style meal or gather at the Council Room for fabulous feast and holiday pub food.
The Sandia Resort is located on Sandia Pueblo Reservation just north of Albuquerque on U.S. Interstate 25 (U.S. Highway 85) at 30 Rainbow Road Northeast.
Buca di Beppo is a popular nationwide family restaurant chain that will offer a Thanksgiving-style dinner featuring turkey alongside Italian favorites at its uptown location (6520 Americas Parkway Northeast). The restaurant is family-friendly and great for groups, since the food is plentiful and often served family-style.
If you want to bring the food home, you can also order Thanksgiving to-go meals that serve three to five people and are available November 27 and 28, 2019, only. Pickup for Thanksgiving day, November 28, 2019, starts at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving to-go orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
With over 40 years of serving the Albuquerque area, The Cooperage has earned its tagline of "A Great Place for Prime Rib," but its menu will also feature a traditional Thanksgiving feast this holiday season. Not only is The Cooperage one of the longest-running locally-owned restaurants in Albuquerque, but it's also one of the biggest caterers in town, so you know you can rely on their talented chefs for a great holiday meal. The Cooperage will be serving all day on Thanksgiving from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to their regular dinner menu, you can enjoy a traditional Turkey Dinner with all of the trimmings (salad bar and soup are included). House-made pie is available in addition to their regular dessert menu. Make your reservation early.
If you're staying at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo—or would like a chance to dine in true style while you're in Albuquerque, head over to their resort restaurants for a Thanksgiving meal this year.
You can make a reservation at either the Corn Maiden or the Santa Ana Café for a Pueblo-style holiday fast featuring seafood, artisan cheeses, salad, turkey, ham, pork loin, and beef tenderloin along with sides like dressing and sweet potato casserole. Both restaurants will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Furr's Fresh Buffet is a regional chain with two locations in Albuquerque (2004 Wyoming Boulevard and 6111 San Mateo Boulevard). The Thanksgiving Day buffet at Furr's offers a wide variety of options on Thanksgiving this year. Entrees include carved turkey breast and pepper-encrusted roast beef. You can look forward to a full dessert spread including red velvet cake and Furr's Millionaire pie. Their mix-and-match items allow you to pay as much or little as you like. Furr's is a great destination if you're traveling with a bunch of picky eaters or kids who can really put away some food.
Located inside the stylish Hotel Andaluz, MÁS Tapas y Vino will celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional feast featuring the flavor and artistry of Spanish cooking. On the holiday menu, you'll find locally-sourced organic turkey along with favorite family-style side dishes including spiced dressing and chile-seasoned gravy. While usually a tapas bar, you won't have to worry about leaving MÁS Tapas y Vino hungry on Thanksgiving, the portions are great and the prices are fair.
Pueblo Harvest is an intimate cafe founded in 1976 and located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center that serves Native-fusion cuisine. On Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year, you can order a prix fixe holiday feast featuring a variety of options including breakfast dishes, autumnal salads, oven-bread stuffing, green chile gravy, sweet potato mash, and entrees from the carving station. Made with ingredients sourced from local Native American tribes and inspired by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, this restaurant's Thanksgiving feast is about as authentic as you can get when you remember the origins of this American holiday.
While you may not think of fondue when you think of Thanksgiving dinner, Melting Pot certainly does. This popular nationwide chain has one location in Albuquerque, which will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m on the holiday which also features cheese fondue and chocolate fondue for dessert.
Another Santa Ana Pueblo favorite, Prairie Star, is known for its cozy fireplace, adobe walls, and views of the Sandias, and on Thanksgiving, this popular restaurant will offer a holiday brunch with a Southwestern twist. The meal, offered 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes appetizers, soup, salad, and entree choices of juniper-grilled turkey breast, and cherry wood smoked petite prime rib, pan-seared jumbo scallops and more. Finish your meal with a delightful pumpkin custard tartlet.