Albuquerque Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Leave the holiday cooking to someone else

Santa Ana Cafe at Hyatt Regency Tamaya
••• Santa Ana Cafe at Hyatt Regency Tamaya. Courtesy of Hyatt

Thanksgiving dinner might mean cooking for some, but not everyone has the time or the opportunity to make a lavish meal. If you're in town on the holiday and dining out for Thanksgiving appeals to you, Albuquerque actually offers quite a few options, be it eating a sit-down meal or buffet or simply getting a takeout turkey meal. Make reservations to guarantee your spot on this popular dining day.

Updated November 2017. Information subject to change without notice so be sure to call ahead for details.

Bien Shur at Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Road NE, Sandia Pueblo
505-796-7500 or 505-798-3961
Open 1 to 7 p.m. 
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the award-winning Bien Shur 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. 

Buca di Beppo
6520 Americas Parkway NE
Open 11 a.m.
This fun restaurant will serve a Thanksgiving-style dinner featuring turkey dinner and Italian favorites. If you want a to-go meal, a small feast serves three for $69 and a large feast serves five for $140. Dine in starting at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day or pick up a to-go meal starting November 19. Takeout orders accepted until 4 p.m. on November 21. Make dine-in reservations online.

7220 Lomas NE
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$23 adults, $15 children 10 and younger
In addition to the regular menu, the Cooperage will serve a traditional turkey dinner. The meal includes soup, salad bar, plus turkey dinner. Have a slice of homemade pie for an extra $5 or a dessert from its regular menu.

Corn Maiden or the Santa Ana Cafe at Tamaya Resort
1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo
Open 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Two of the hotel's restaurants will serve Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy a Pueblo-style Thanksgiving featuring seafood, artisan cheeses, and salad. Entrees include turkey, ham, pork loin, and beef striploin. Sides include traditional Thanksgiving favorites, and there are more desserts than you can imagine, including pies and cakes. 

3503 Central Ave. NE
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elaine's in Nob Hill offers elegant yet comfortable dining in an intimate dining room. Your special Thanksgiving meal will be made from fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers. Make online reservations on OpenTable.

Furr's Fresh Buffet
2004 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505-298-6886) or 6111 San Mateo Blvd. NE (505-881-3373)
Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Furr's buffets offer more than 70 different menu items and include a carving station and a wide variety of desserts. Mix-and-match items allow you to pay as much or little as you like. Order a takeout meal for $90 by November 21. 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. NW
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
$45 adults, $25 children 5 to 12, free for kids 4 and younger
The cafe features Native fusion food, and the Thanksgiving feast has a variety of options such as breakfast dishes, autumn salads, oven-bread stuffing, green chile gravy, sweet potato mash, and entrees from the carving station.

MÁS Tapas y Vino at Hotel Andaluz
125 Second St. NW
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This restaurant at the stylish Hotel Andaluz pairs a traditional Thanksgiving feast with the flavor and artistry of MÁS Tapas y Vino. Savor the local organic turkey with family-style sides. Call for reservations or go online at OpenTable.

MCM Elegante
2020 Menaul NE
Open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy brunch that starts with breakfast that includes made-to-order omelets. Choose from roasted turkey with gravy, prime rib, or chicken in pumpkin cream sauce. Sides include mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Desserts include traditional pies and cakes. 

Melting Pot
2201 Uptown Loop NE
Open 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The fondue pots will be cooking on Thanksgiving Day. Choose from its regular menu or select the special Thanksgiving four-course meal featuring cheese fondue, salad, an entree, and chocolate fondue for dessert. 

Prairie Star
288 Prairie Star Road, Santa Ana Pueblo
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Known for its cozy fireplace, adobe walls, and views of the Sandias, the restaurant will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a Southwestern twist. The dinner includes appetizers, soup, salad, and entree choices of five spice grilled swordfish, grilled turkey breast, and cherry wood smoked petite prime rib. Dessert is sweet potato cake with white chocolate cranberry mousse or black cherry chocolate ganache.

Ranchers Club
1901 University NE at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Expect the traditional holiday selections, regular menu, and specialty items at this steakhouse. Special entree items will include braised beef, citrus cod, and oven-roasted turkey.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill
3500 Central Ave. SE
Scalo will have a special menu on Thanksgiving in addition to its regular menu. Get a roast breast of turkey or pit style ham, followed by a pumpkin walnut crumb cake. Make online reservations on OpenTable.

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$39 adults, $33 seniors, $20 children 6 to 11, free for children 5 and younger
Dine at the Sheraton Uptown where they're featuring a seafood display, salad bar, breakfast treats, carving station, bread station, and dessert station.

St. Clair Winery and Bistro
901 Rio Grande Blvd.
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at this buffet featuring holiday favorites such as roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and, of course, Southwestern enchiladas.

Thur Shan at Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Road NE, Sandia Pueblo
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$27 adults, $15 children
The buffet features carved turkey, sliced ham, and more Thanksgiving holiday favorites.