What’s Cooking This Thanksgiving: 11 Local Spots Serving Feasts This Thursday

Emma PatersonNovember 21, 2023
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Chompie's to-go meal option for your feast on the fly.
Chompie's to-go meal option for your feast on the fly.

Throughout the state, resorts, restaurants and other eateries are preparing their Thanksgiving feasts. Whether you want to go all out with multiple courses or are looking for a more laidback meal, we’ve rounded up a range of options for all budgets and appetites. 

“Let’s Go All Out.”

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
This upscale hotel is prepared to serve a delicious three-course meal at on-site restaurant, Southwest Bistro, this Thanksgiving. Guests can start with a choice of soup or salad, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and end with an apple or pumpkin pie. Vegetarian entrées are available upon request. Meals are $60 for adults and $30 for children under 12.
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, 480-629-6231, or visit their website for more information.

The Westin Tempe
The Westin’s Terra Tempe has an extravagant menu planned for Thanksgiving. The hotel restaurant will offer tasty twists on classic holiday dishes, including cinnamon pumpkin soup and charred honey pecan pie. A children’s menu is also available for ages 12 and under. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m., for $85 per adult and $40 per child. Call or visit OpenTable to make a reservation.
11 E. Seventh St., Tempe, 480-968-8885, or check out their website for more information.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., help yourself to an appetizer buffet, entrées including a classic turkey plate and a trumpet mushroom risotto, as well as dessert. Dinner costs $75 to $92, and children under 12 can choose from a kid’s menu for $25. Reservations are required.
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-421-7997 or visit their website for more information.

The Gold Room at the Arizona Biltmore
Enjoy your Thanksgiving in this resort’s glamorous original 1929 dining hall. Here, you can enjoy a buffet, choosing from charcuterie items, oysters, turkey and pasta. Desserts are offered as well, with classic pies, cheesecake and macarons. Football will be on in a neighboring room, as well as lawn games and bourbon tasting between courses. Pricing is $198-plus for ages 13 and up, $69 for ages 3-12 and complimentary for children under 3. Reservations are suggested.
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 602-955-6600, or visit their website for more information.

STK Steakhouse
Served from November 23 to 26, STK is offering a Thanksgiving meal with a tasty twist, including maple baked sweet potatoes, sage stuffing and spiced pumpkin pie. Dining in costs $64 for adults, $29 for children, or you can take this meal home at the same price for a single meal, or a dinner for two for $124. Sides and whole pies are available to take home as well. You can preorder takeout orders now or book a reservation for the holiday weekend.
7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, 480-581-5171 or visit their website for more information.

“Let’s Order In.”

Morning Squeeze
This go-to breakfast place offers pre-orders for Thanksgiving breakfast and dessert. Morning Squeeze is offering a choice of spinach, tomato and feta or bacon and cheddar quiche. They are $20 each and come with reheating instructions. For dessert, 9-inch pumpkin or peanut butter pies are also $20 each. Order by the 21st at your local Squeeze in Phoenix, Tempe or Scottsdale.
Place your order at catering@morningsqueeze.com or call your local Morning Squeeze. Check their website for more information.

Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows
You can dine in, but also have the option to order a beautiful meal to-go at this resort restaurant. Options include burrata and soups for starters, classic turkey dinner or beef tenderloin with blue cheese fondue. An array of pies are available for dessert. Orders can be placed though November 21 by 5 p.m. Curbside pick-up is available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, 855-485-1417, or check out their website for more information.

The iconic local deli is helping holiday hosts across the Valley get their feast together without breaking a sweat. Chompie’s has a range of options, from meals for 12 to 15 people to individual plates ready to order the morning of Thanksgiving. Patrons can dine in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Packages range from $249.99 to $299.99. Individual plates are $29.99 for adults and $14.99 for children ages 10 and under. Pre-orders can be made by calling your preferred pick-up location in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler or Glendale.
For more information, check out their website.

“Let’s Do Something Different.”

Big’s American Bar & Grille
Join the crowd for a pre-Thanksgiving party on the eve of Thanksgiving. If you want to celebrate the day before or if you need a break from the kitchen, Big’s offers $3 pints of craft beer from 5 p.m. to close on Wednesday, November 22.
165550 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, 623-979-3296, bigspeoria.com

Inspired by the Mediterranean coastline, Cala’s menu features a plethora of pastas, lamb and other proteins that stray from the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Prices vary from $31 to $50 and are available all day on November 24.
7501 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-590-5676, or check out their website for more information.

“Let’s Get Out of Town.”

Cress on Oak Creek
Indulge in Southwestern cuisine infused with European influence during an elevated five-course dinner at L’Auberge de Sedona. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and allow the rest of the evening to unfold with unparalleled service from the resort restaurant’s culinary team. Diners can choose from the Chef’s Tasting Menu or Chef’s Vegetable Tasting Menu with pre-selected hors d’oeuvres, along with their choice of entrée and dessert. Dinner is priced at $175 per person with the added option of $85 wine pairings.
301 L’Auberge Ln., Sedona, 888-791-6742, or check out their website for more information.