Every year, thousands of people come to Las Vegas for the long Thanksgiving weekend, and while some come to visit family and others come to get away for a nice mid-season vacation, every American tourist seems biologically determined to hunger for a classic Thanksgiving meal this time of year.
While many Las Vegas residents will take to their own kitchens to prepare a feast, visitors or those not willing to cook a gigantic feast themselves can go to one of the many restaurants, both on and off the Strip, that create amazing Thanksgiving dinners every year, some of which can even be ordered to-go.
Whether you want to dine in at a romantic restaurant or take a great meal home to the family, there are plenty of fine establishments to choose from that will provide you with a full traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, dressing, potatoes, casseroles, dinner rolls, and all sorts of delicious desserts.
For a more rocking Thanksgiving feast, consider heading over to the House of Blues Las Vegas, which also offers guests a buffet full of holiday favorites. You can expect turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, various casseroles, and a variety of fresh-baked loaves of bread to accompany your meal. While at the House of Blues, check out the concert lineup at the venue's famous music hall or swing by the Foundation Room for a VIP experience unlike anywhere else on the Strip.
Although Las Vegas has numerous local restaurants and non-resort venues that serve up great food, Buca di Beppo prepares a special turkey day meal inspired by Old World Italy. This regional chain offers family-style dining and a buffet of holiday favorites alongside Italian classics like spaghetti and lasagna. Buca di Beppo is great if you're looking for a complete holiday meal on a budget without sacrificing the overall quality of your meal.
Located on Lake Jacqueline just a few miles northwest of the Strip, Americana on the Lake offers a special holiday menu complete with your choice of turkey breast or filet mignon. With dishes inspired by early American settlers and spiced with European flair, Americana Las Vegas' traditional Thanksgiving dinner offers something a little more affordable and nearly as elegant as dinner at Jardin.
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Featuring panoramic views of Las Vegas, Jardin at the Wynn Las Vegas is one of the highest-rated restaurants in the city. Selections for the three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving tasting include vegan and vegetarian options alongside traditional favorites. The conservatory-like setting of Jardin makes for a great dinner date if you're traveling with a special someone for the Thanksgiving holiday, and although the price is a little steep, the selection is certainly worth the price.
Another great way to celebrate the diversity of America this holiday season is to have your Thanksgiving feast in a Brazilian Churrascaria style at Via Brasil Steakhouse. Their annual Rodizio Style Thanksgiving feast includes endless portions of 14 types of meat and turkey carved table-side and all the traditional sides.
For a Cajun-style Thanksgiving, one that combines French and African traditions with those of the south, Rhythm Kitchen Seafood & Steaks near City Center, Las Vegas is the ideal destination for a fried turkey this holiday season. If you want to stay at home instead of eating out, you can also order one of their turkeys to-go.