If you don't feel like prepping a five-course meal this Thanksgiving, several Denver restaurants offer turkey with all the trimmings. Start off the holiday with brunch and end with traditional turkey at one of these Mile High establishments. You could even finish the day off with a nice glass of bubbly and dessert, all while fighting off the food coma sure to follow.
Make sure to book ahead if you need to, many of these events sell tickets ahead of time or require reservations. Don't be left out in the cold without a good meal on Thanksgiving this year in Denver. Many restaurants also do last-minute Thanksgiving day specials and offers, so check your favorite restaurants a few days ahead of time to see if there's something
Oceanaire Seafood Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room offers its own take on Thanksgiving, usually under $40 per person each year. From mashed potatoes to cranberry chutney and everything between, you'll be filled to the brim and ready for your turkey-induced coma that follows. They also offer Black Friday specials if you stop in before hitting up your favorite stores.
Mimi's Cafe has been serving its take on Thanksgiving for over a decade. They start the day with a brief brunch period, then go into a full-course Thanksgiving meal until close. Everything from cornbread stuffing to green bean casserole and your traditional turkey is served, plus dessert. Prices vary depending on what you order and they even offer to-go options to bring a little slice of turkey day leftovers with you.
The Fort Restaurant
The Fort Restaurant, outside Morrison, is one of Colorado's more unique restaurants and tourtist stops. On Thanksgiving, the usually robust menu is pared down to serve the more traditioanll turkey and trimmings to those lucky enough to get a reservation. Prices vary depending on what you order but the experience of visiting The Fort is worth the final bill.
The Palace Arms restaurant, located at The Brown Palace, is one of Denver's most storied hotels. Typically, a five-course meal is served on Thanksgiving. With a chef-inspired menu serving seaonsal and locally-sourced ingredients, you'll have one of the best meals you could ever eat in Colorado by spending Thanksgiving at The Palace Arms. Prices vary by year depending on set menu. Make sure to book well in advance, because The Palace Arms and The Brown Palace, are a very popular destination year-round.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a must-stop in Denver - on Thanksgiving or not. With a special three-course meal for less than $50 per person, you'll get a taste of why Fleming's is a local staple. They offer their full-menu, too, so if you're looking for something more you won't be disappointed. Fleming's is also one of the only Thanksgiving hot spots that offers a kid's special - just under $20 for the little ones.
Where Else Can You Eat in Denver on Thanksgiving?
Many chain restaurants such as Dennys, Village Inn, Boston Market, Cracker Barrel, and more offer Thanksgiving meals or are open for special hours to accomodate those looking to stay out of the kitchen. You'll be able to see holiday hours and if they're offering anything special for Thanksgiving a few weeks before that Thursday rolls around.
Many Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants around Colorado have specials on Thanksgiving, including inspired dishes with flavor, spice, and heat that anyone who loves this type of food will enjoy as an alternative to a traditional meal.