Las Vegas Thanksgiving Dinners

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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 on their trip to Las Vegas 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 meal themselves can go to one of many amazing 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.

Restaurants Offering Great Thanksgiving Meals

Las Vegas has numerous local restaurants and non-resort venues that serve up great food, and this Thanksgiving many of them are preparing special turkey day meals inspired by the various cuisines they specialize in, served in a family-style buffet.

Buca di Beppo, an Old World-inspired Italian eatery chain famous for their family-style dining offers a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal complete with some extra special traditional Italian favorites, and 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.

For a slightly fancier Thanksgiving meal, consider Jardin at the Wynn Las Vegas, which features a three-course prix fixe holiday tasting as well as the typical á la carté menu, or for a slightly cheaper but still elegant option, consider Americana on the Lake, which offers a special holiday menu complete with your choice of turkey breast or filet mignon.

Traditional Meals With a Twist

During the Revolutionary War, George Washington's Continental Army got support and training from the French, so it seems oddly appropriate to spend Thanksgiving at a French restaurant like Pamplemousse Le Restaurant Las Vegas, which offers a full Turkey Day meal every day from Wednesday through Sunday of Thanksgiving week.

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, a Summerlin restaurant. Their annual Rodizio" Style Thanksgiving feast includes endless portions of 14 types of meat and turkey carved tableside 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, and if you want to stay at home instead of eating out, you can also order one of their turkeys to-go.