Thanksgiving in Reno presents numerous options for dining out at a variety of family restaurants and casino eateries. The holiday gives you a great reason to enjoy a long weekend getaway with family or friends.
The Nugget in Sparks
The Nugget serves a traditional Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rotisserie Buffet. Or you can enjoy a special Thanksgiving tailgate buffet in the Rose Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. while you watch all of the day's football action on large screens throughout the ballroom. The casino's restaurants recommend reservations but take walk-ins, space permitting. The Nugget is at 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431. Call (775) 356-3300 for more information.
The Bonanza Casino serves a platted Thanksgiving dinner in its Cactus Creek Prime Steakhouse from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and your choice of a plated dinner or a buffet in the Branding Iron from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Menu choices include turkey, roast beef, and stuffed roasted quail. The Bonanza is at 4720 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89506. Call (775) 334-5555 for more information and to make reservations.
Eldorado Hotel Casino
Special Thanksgiving dining menus at Roxy, La Strada, Millie's24, The Brew Brothers, and The Buffet at the El Dorado serve up all of your holiday favorite plus dishes with an upscale Italian flair. For family dining, try The Buffet and its wide selection of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Services starts at 11:30 a.m. You can make dining reservations online. The Eldorado is at 345 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501. Call (775) 786-5700 for more information and reservations.
Peppermill Resort Casino
Choose from several Thanksgiving dining venues at The Peppermill: Biscotti's Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet, Bimini Steakhouse, Island Buffet, and Oceano. The Peppermill Thanksgiving dining page details the options with links to the menus. The Peppermill is at 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502. Call (866) 821-9996 for more information.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
With seven Thanksgiving dining venues—Grand Ballroom Gourmet Brunch, Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille, Atlantis Steakhouse, Bistro Napa, Manhattan Deli, and Purple Parrot—the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has a menu to satisfy every taste. The Atlantis is at 3800 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502. Call (775) 825-4700 for reservations and more information.
Grand Sierra Resort
The Grand Sierra serves Thanksgiving dinner at The Grand Buffet, Grand Cafe, Charlie Palmer Steak, Cantina, and Briscola, with seatings available from 11 a.m. to midnight. You can peruse the menus and make reservations online. The Grand Sierra is at 2500 E. 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595. Call (775) 789-2000 for more information.
Ride the cable car to High Camp at Squaw Valley and have Thanksgiving dinner at The Terrace. Enjoy a traditional turkey or honey roasted ham dinner with all the fixings. Two seatings, one at 12:30 p.m. and one at 3:30 p.m., require reservations; call (800) 403-2060. The dinner price includes discounted tickets for the aerial tram ride up to High Camp.
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
At the upscale Gar Woods Grill & Pier, located on the north shore at 5000 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, Thanksgiving dining includes a choice of roasted turkey or honey pineapple glazed ham, plus all of the traditional fixings and dessert. For more information and to make recommended reservations, call (530) 546-3366.