Phoenix Area Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner

If you're in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area of Arizona this holiday season, there are numerous fun things to do and options for enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner out. Some independently-owned and chain restaurants in Greater Phoenix may serve brunch, dinner, or both on Thanksgiving Day, and many are located at local resorts or casinos. Unless otherwise stated, the menu or specials mentioned are valid on Thanksgiving Day only; note the menus listed here are subject to change. Reservations are often required, so calling ahead is the safest plan.

Also, there are a variety of places you can go on the evening before Thanksgiving, and if you'd like your holiday meal to-go, some ​Phoenix-area restaurants or ​grocery stores allow you to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings.

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Capital Grille

Thanksgiving at Capital Grille
Courtesy of Capital Grille
16489 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
+1 480-348-1700

In addition to serving its signature menu items, The Capital Grille (with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale) offers a slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, and cranberry pear chutney; these dishes will also be accompanied by mashed potatoes to share. Pumpkin cheesecake is included for an additional fee.

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.
6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
+1 480-624-1000

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale will offer guests a traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet-style dinner. The menu usually includes a parsnip and crab bisque, chiote butter-basted semi-boneless turkey, pumpkin seed-crusted sea bass, scalloped sweet potatoes, and more.

For a casual Thanksgiving Day dinner, try Brittlebush Bar & Grill which overlooks The Westin Kierland Golf Course and has a lovely rock fireplace and local craft beer.

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SWB at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Courtesy of Hyatt
7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2044, USA
+1 480-444-1234

SWB is a nice spot for a holiday meal, with a view of the McDowell Mountains. The restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch focuses on creative Southwest cuisine. The Thanksgiving buffet includes favorites customers can fill their plates with at various stations, such as omelets, Alaskan crab legs, smoked Scottish salmon, sushi, sides, and desserts. 

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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine

Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Courtesy of Cartwright's
6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA
+1 480-488-8031

Serving a special menu on Thanksgiving Day, Cartwright's Modern Cuisine in Cave Creek, about a 45-minute drive from Phoenix, offers guests a special holiday meal which comes with a trio of appetizers, the selection of one entree, and three desserts to complete the feast.

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McCormick Ranch Golf Club

 McCormick Ranch Golf Club

7505 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
+1 480-948-0260

The restaurant in the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale features a full buffet with all the fixings on Thanksgiving Day, including main dishes such as herb-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and herb-crusted prime rib, as well as sides such as sage stuffing, roasted vegetables, assorted mini desserts and pies, and non-alcoholic beverages.

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MATCH Restaurant & Lounge

Courtesy of FOUND:RE Phoenix
1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
+1 602-875-8080

MATCH Restaurant & Lounge, inside the FOUND:RE Hotel in Phoenix, will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal. You can expect whipped Idaho russet potatoes, roasted turkey or spiral sliced ham with brown sugar pineapple glaze, old fashioned cornbread stuffing with fresh sage, and more. The meal is topped off with a choice of pumpkin pie or apple cobbler with streusel topping.

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Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
+1 480-627-3004

Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Scottsdale will be serving holiday favorites and a four-course menu, including roasted pumpkin soup, slow roast turkey, lamb osso buco, and desserts such as pumpkin cheesecake with lemon frosting or bread pudding.

Live music will also be played throughout the Thanksgiving meal, and there are even a few in-room options for the holiday if you happen to be staying at the resort.

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The Palo Verde Restaurant at The Boulders Resort & Spa

The Palo Verde Restaurant at The Boulders
Courtesy of the Boulders Resort & Spa
34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
+1 480-488-9009

The Palo Verde Restaurant, which specializes in Southwestern cuisine, is located at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, about a 45-minute drive from Phoenix. The restaurant holds a three-course, family-style specialty menu featuring festive Thanksgiving items for a flat fee per person.

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Thanksgiving at the Rawhide Steakhouse

Rawhide Steakhouse
Courtesy of Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
+1 480-502-5600

Located in Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, an approximately 35-minute drive from Phoenix, the Rawhide Steakhouse offers an authentic western buffet of traditional holiday favorites such as rosemary crusted prime rib with au jus, bourbon and maple-roasted turkey breast, plus various sides and desserts.

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center's attractions will be open on the holiday, along with the buffet.

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Compass Arizona Grill at Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix

Compass Arizona Grill
Courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
+1 602-440-3166

Compass Arizona Grill in Hyatt Regency Phoenix downtown offers a bountiful buffet including mustard and salt crusted New York strip loin, savory herb roasted turkey, breakfast buffet, eggs-to-order, a seafood station, and much more. This is a great spot to enjoy a scenic view.

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J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician

J&G Steakhouse
Courtesy of The Phoenician
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1949, USA
+1 480-214-8000

The Phoenician's numerous restaurants In Scottsdale have a number of Thanksgiving meals, but J&G Steakhouse is offering both a regular a la carte menu as well as a special prix fixe three-course holiday dinner featuring butternut squash soup, roasted turkey with mushrooms and chestnut stuffing, and Kabocha pumpkin cheesecake with honey ice cream and ginger sauce, among other items.

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Dining Room at T. Cook's

Courtesy of Royal Palms Resort and Spa

5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
+1 602-808-0766

T. Cook's in Phoenix is famous for its culinary expertise and offers seasonal menus year-round. For Thanksgiving, the restaurant has a three-course, prix-fixe menu, including entree choices like Diestel turkey, pumpkin ravioli, grilled Maine lobster, and more, plus desserts. 

And the Palmera Ballroom will have carving and waffle stations and serves breakfast dishes, sides, salads, fresh seafood, pasta, and desserts.

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Lobby Grill at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix
Courtesy of Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85044, USA
+1 602-431-6476

The Lobby Grill in Phoenix will serve a special Thanksgiving Day meal typically featuring classic favorites like butternut squash bisque, classic waldorf salad, carved-to-order turkey and prime rib, cinnamon yams, and a bananas foster station.

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Fogo de Chão

Fogo do Chao Scottsdale
Courtesy of Fogo de Chão
6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
+1 480-609-8866

Enjoy a churrasco (beef or grilled meat) feast this Thanksgiving Day at Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse in Scottsdale. On top of the usual menu offerings, check out their special dishes like roasted turkey breast, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole.

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Ko'sin at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Dining Room at Ko'Sin
Courtesy of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
+1 602-225-0100

Spots go quickly at Ko'sin at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, where menu highlights include a mulling spice-brined roast turkey with apple stuffing, a roasted mushroom velouté with crispy quinoa and lemon crème fraiche, and additional options.

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The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Courtesy of Four Seasons
10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
+1 480-515-5700

Talavera, a Spanish steakhouse, will feature its annual dinner buffet which includes a raw seafood bar, a carving station, mushroom risotto cooked to order, cheeses and charcuterie, salads, sides, and desserts. The lovely view is one of the best in the city.

A holiday-inspired three-course meal at Proof Canteen usually includes turkey or pork loin, spiced pumpkin soup, roasted apple and sausage bread pudding stuffing, roasted fall vegetables, pie, and beyond. A buffet for kids ages 5-12 is available. 

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Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain

Elements Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
Courtesy of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
+1 855-421-3522

Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain, a 5-minute drive from Scottsdale, has a few great options for your Thanksgiving meal.

The Thanksgiving menu at elements will include items like roasted butternut squash soup, a traditional turkey dinner with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry apple relish, giblet gravy, and a variety of desserts.

The buffet celebration in The Views Ballroom is similarly inspired and will include an array of seasonal favorites and carving stations.

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Thanksgiving at Chompie's
Courtesy of Chompie's

Chompie’s is serving individual traditional dinners at all of their Phoenix area restaurants on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday meal includes oven-roasted turkey breast with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and more, along with apple or pumpkin pie. Check out Chompie's Thanksgiving to-go orders.

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Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho Thanksgiving
Courtesy of Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
+1 480-376-2600

Leave the cooking to the experts at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale for your holiday meal. For a classic feast, try the Valley Ho Thanksgiving Buffet, where you can enjoy a selection of turkey, ham, prime rib, and a seafood bar.

ZuZu's holiday buffet features creative foods such as lavender butternut squash soup and apple brined turkey with cranberry chutney. 

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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Gold Room Arizona Biltmore
Courtesy of Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
+1 602-955-6600

The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix features three different spots with Thanksgiving offerings, as well as a Turkey Burner 5K run (you can also jog or walk), in case you'd like to burn some calories before the big feast.

Enjoy a festive spread of holiday and favorite dishes in the lovely Gold Room, or head over to historic Wright's at the Biltmore restaurant for a four-course unique menu of pan-roasted scallops, sage brined turkey, and more.

A three-course specialty menu is also available at Frank & Albert's restaurant, where holiday dining standouts include soups and salads, slow roasted turkey breast or herb crusted prime rib, various sides, and a great dessert buffet.

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Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
Courtesy of Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
3225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
+1 602-956-0836

The Thanksgiving Day fine dining experience at the Italian restaurant Tomaso's on Camelback in Phoenix includes items like a rigatoni dish with short rib and black truffle ragu. If the prix fixe menu doesn't suit your fancy, there will also be a la carte options available.

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Rustler's Rooste

Rustler's Rooste in Phoenix
Courtesy of Rustler's Rooste
8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044, USA
+1 602-431-6474

You may have to preorder this meal, but dining at Rustler's Rooste is a holiday tradition in Phoenix. Their family style dinner includes oven-roasted Tom turkey, mushroom sage stuffing, plus additional items, including dessert; leftovers may be taken home. A limited holiday a la carte menu is also available.

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