Whether you're far away from Grandma's house or just don't want to cook, having Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant might sound very appealing. Here are some great choices for Thanksgiving dinner in the Salt Lake City area in 2019, with both fine dining and less expensive options. Visitors and locals will have various choices ranging from Italian restaurants to Irish pubs and historic canyon mansions. Restaurants do get booked up, so reservations as far in advance as possible are always a good idea for your Thanksgiving Day meal.
From November 11 through November 28, 2019, Buca di Beppo in Salt Lake City will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in packages that feed 10 people. There are also four Italian celebration packages to choose from. If you really want Buca di Beppo's food but you would rather eat at home, you can also order it to go (place orders by the afternoon of November 26, 2019).
Log Haven restaurant has often been voted one of the most scenic and romantic restaurants in the U.S., with good reason: Housed in a historic log mansion in a canyon, the restaurant offers visitors wonderful views of waterfalls and wildflowers. Millcreek Canyon is serving up a Thanksgiving Day four-course prix-fixe luncheo. Its unusual menu offers roasted butternut squash soup, a soy protein chicken scallopini, a citrus-juniper-brined turkey, and more, along with a dessert of maple pot de crème or pumpkin pie.
If you haven't experienced the incredible service, ambiance, and cuisine of the upscale Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, an approximately 40-minute car ride from Salt Lake City, Thanksgiving might be a good time to give it a try. The romantic Glitretind Restaurant offers Forbes four-star dining, great views of the mountains and aspens, and a lovely fireplace, making for a memorable Thanksgiving. Traditional holiday foods will be served at an all-day buffet, along with a seafood option, salads, fruits, cheeses, and more.
Head on over to the Hub & Spoke Diner for Thanksgiving Day brunch, a slightly different take on the biggest feast day of the year. You can order a la carte off a special Thanksgiving Day menu with popular breakfast items such as scrambled eggs and chicken and waffle, plus holiday treats from candied yams to roasted turkey. Desserts include apple and pumpkin pie.
For an offbeat Thanksgiving dinner with a traditional spread in a cozy setting, check out Flanagan's on Main in Park City, a popular Irish pub in Utah. At Flanagan's, about a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City, you'll be served a prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast of butternut squash soup, house salad, roasted turkey with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberries. And for dessert, you won't be able to resist pumpkin pie with ice cream.