Are you a disaster in the kitchen? An occasional agoraphobic in cut-throat grocery stores? How about you give yourself (and your family) a break from dried-out stuffing and store-bought pie this holiday and spend this Thanksgiving eating food lovingly made by paid professionals. Whether you’re looking for a traditional turkey dinner or a modern twist on America's annual 7,000 calorie meal, Phoenix restaurants are prepared to deliver. With both pre-order and dine-in options, these restaurants give you an alternative choice to high stress levels and the very real possibility that you will have to wash every single dish in your kitchen.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
$70 per person, $20 children under 12
This buffet style afternoon meal comes with a mimosa and bloody mary bar. To work off your meal, each dinner also comes with a free ticket to skate on Cityscape’s ice rink. One out of every 10 meals will be donated to the Phoenix charity One N Ten.
CityScape, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Caffe Boa Bistro
$59 per person
A wine bar may not be the obvious choice for a Thanksgiving dinner, but Caffe Boa has whipped up a menu that sticks to the classics. The menu includes: An heirloom salad including cherries, apples, toasted walnuts and golden raisins, a heritage breed turkey plate, smashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie.
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
$39.95 per adult
Offering both a four-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as their nightly menu, Flemings is the place to go if you’re undecided on whether or not you want to keep with a customary turkey day meal.
The main course includes roasted turkey breast served with house made brioche stuffing, fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce, butter-mashed sweet potatoes and green beans with bacon, almonds and onion. Pumpkin cheesecake or carrot cake are your dessert choices.
905 N. 54th St., Chandler
Tomaso's Italian Restaurant
$49 per person
Who says you need to stick to tradition? Turkey can get tired and mashed potatoes can get, well, lumpy. Why not celebrate the day Italian style, with soup, salad, pasta and entree? At Tomaso's choose from traditional roasted turkey served with butternut squash ravioli and mushroom risotto or braised beef short ribs and gnocchi with veal and wild mushroom sauce.
3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
$42+ per person
Sushi for Thanksgiving? Why not? Go off the deep end with this year's menu with a four course Thanksgiving feast featuring traditional items spiced up with bold Asian flavors. Think red kuri squash soup with pork belly and souse vide diestel turkey. Served nightly from Wed., Nov. 23 through Sun., Nov. 27.
The W Hotel, 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Whole turkey and large dinner packages must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance for pick up on November 23 or 24.
Known for their bagels and breakfast pastries, Chompie's is offering entire meal packages for pick up as well as dine-in meals for Thanksgiving dinner. If you don’t want an entire meal, you can purchase pieces of the dinner a la carte, including an oven roasted turkey, freshly baked apple or pumpkin pie, matzo ball soup, homemade green beans, candied yams and cranberry relish. Make sure to pick up some cranberry bagels for a day-after-Thanksgiving turkey bagel-wich.
1160 E. University Dr., Tempe (multiple locations)
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