It's no joke that cooking for Thanksgiving is a lot of work. There's the turkey, the stuffing, the casserole, the potatoes and, of course, the desserts!
It's even more daunting of a task if you're maybe, perhaps, not the best cook. It's OK. Your family still loves you either way. Whether that's the reason, or you just don't feel like forcing a tornado through your kitchen this year, there are a bunch of Valley restaurants that would love to see (and seat) you.
Take a look below!
Did I miss one? Send an email to Josh.Frigerio@abc15.com and I'll look into adding it. Thanks!
Roka Akor Scottsdale
Hours: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person
Reservations: 480-306-8800 or www.rokaakor.com/scottsdale
Roka Akor is offering a Japanese twist on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Menu items include Japanese-style fried turkey, braised turkey rice hot pot with mountain greens, robata grilled sweet potato casserole, homemade stuffing with roasted shishito peppers and miso dashi, and pecan pie for dessert. More information.
Fired Pie - Tanger Outlet location only
Hours: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday evening
Stop into Fired Pie for a fast-casual make-your-own pizza or salad.
Different Pointe of View
Hours: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: $64.95 - adults, $34.95 - children 10 and younger
Reservation: 602-866-6350 ext. 7200
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with chilled seafood (Penn Cove mussels, snow crab claws, clams, shrimp), vegetable and pasta salads, cheeses and fruits, braised turkey osso bucco, sweet potato mouse with shallot whipped potatoes, prime rib, turkey breast, smoked pork loin. More information.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort - Rico's American Grill
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $49 - adult, $42 - seniors, $24 - children 10 and younger
This is the Pointe Hilton's garden-inspired restaurant. There will be a variety of salads and cheeses. The main dishes include sage-roasted turkey breast, peppercorn-crusted New York Strip loin, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green chile-roasted sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, pecan pie and caramel apple bread for dessert. More information.
Talking Stick Resort - Orange Sky
Hours: 2 pm. - 8 p.m.
Cost: Main course, $28. Dessert, $9 each
Orange Sky will serve up turkey, sourdough stuffing with giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, apple mashed potatoes and baby carrots. Dessert options include carrot cake Napoleon, a winter squash tart, and a plum panna cotta. More information.
Talking Stick Resort - Ocean Trail
Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $48 per person (pre-fixe)
Guests can enjoy strawberry salad, a lobster & king crab combo, and an apple cranberry crumble. More information.
Casino Arizona - Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
Hours: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $33 per person (pre-fixe)
Visitors can choose from a gingered pumpkin bisque or a mixed green salad. The main entree is a traditional slow-roasted turkey dinner, cherry and pine nut herb stuffing, yams, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and turkey gravy. Dessert is pear almond tart. More information.
Casino Arizona - Eagles Buffet
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $29.95 - adults, $14.95 - kids
Enjoy a buffet of whipped potatoes, candied tams, buttered corn, roasted carrots with pearl onions, shrimp cocktail, salads, cheeses, oven-roasted turkey, prime rib, baked man & cheese with Italian sauce and deep fried flounder, to name some options. More information.
Radisson Hotel Phoenix North - Brixton Pub
Hours: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $17.99 per person
Herb-crusted turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, sage and cranberry stuffing, green beans with toasted almonds, and homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream. More information.
Tomaso's Italian Restaurant
Hours: 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $49 per person
It's an Italian take on the Thanksgiving meal. Traditional roasted turkey with butternut squash ravioli, mushroom risotto, scallion mashed potatoes, cranberry orange chutney, Sicilian Brussels sprouts, braised beef short ribs, gnocchi with veal and wild mushroom sauce. More information.
Sorso Wine Room
Hours: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 per person
Reservations: 480-951-4344 or https://app.etickets.to/
Spend the Thanksgiving holiday sipping wine and dining on typical Thanksgiving fare at Sorso Wine Room's four-course wine tasting. Courses include JCB Rose and brussel board, Frank Family Chardonnay and butternut squash bisque and Beajoulais and turkey dinner. More information.
Hours: 11 a.m. - close
Cost: Buffet offered 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thanksgiving dinner menu offered until close
Padre Murphy's will have a traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost is $20.99 per person and $6.99 for children 12 and younger. After that, they'll offer a limited Thanksgiving menu. More information.
Arizona Biltmore - Historic Gold Room Celebration
Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $85 - adults, $40 - children (5-12)
The feast includes roasted Delicata and butternut squash chowder, sage, wild mushroom and leek stuffing, Maple sweet potato gratin (with the fixings), herb crusted prime rib and slow-roasted turkey. More information.
Arizona Biltmore - Wright's at the Biltmore
Hours: 1 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 - adults, $45 - children 12 and under
A four-course Thanksgiving meal to include Foie Torchon & Smoked Duck Breast; Sage Brined Turkey with chorizo and golden raisin stuffing, potato puree, giblet gravy, and sea bass. Dessert includes brandy pumpkin cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate flourless torte.
Frank & Albert's will also have a three-course specialty menu available from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. That is $65 for adults and $35 for children 12 and younger. More information.
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Hours: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $69 - adults, $60 - seniors, $20 - children 12 and younger
Ko'Sin Restaurant will serve a four-course Thanksgiving dinner. Menu items include quince braised short rib with smoke carrot and onions, roasted turkey and sage stuffing, buttered root vegetable, thyme gravy and kale pappardelle. More information.
Hotel Valley Ho - Zuzu
Hours: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: a la carte dinner
Zuzu will serve its seasonal menu with some Thanksgiving-inspired items, including slow roasted turkey with the trimmings and pumpkin pie for dessert. More information.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain - Elements
Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person, $25 for kids 6-12
Elements will serve a variety of small plates, salads and Thanksgiving fare, including braised short rib ravioli, bacon-wrapped filet of beef, potatoes and turkey. Dessert will be pumpkin cheesecake, cranberry gingerbread upside-down cake and turtle trifle. View menu and get more information.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $45 - adult, $20 - children 12 and younger
Enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner at Tanzy Restaurant. Dishes include acorn squash bisque with bacon and kale, herb-roasted turkey, chestnut stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts, orange-cranberry compote and Yukon gold mashed potatoes. What about dessert? Three-layered pumpkin pie. More information.
Green - an American vegetarian restaurant
Hours: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $24.95 per person in advance, $28.94 day-of, $8.95 for children 12 and younger, $12.95 day-of
Reservations: 480-941-9003 or http://www.greenvegetarian.com/thanksliving
Spare the turkey and try a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner at Green. Dishes include Seitan turkey breast, sun-dried cranberry toasted walnut stuffing, smoked paprika sweet corn, fried Brussels sprouts and brown butter asparagus. More information.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $19.95 - adults, $6.95 - kids (Turkey, ham dinner). Prime Rib Dinner is $19.95 - $31.95.
Stop by Rustler's Rooste for a western-themed Thanksgiving dinner. They're serving a traditional turkey dinner, a baked ham dinner, prime rib dinner, and sauteed shrimp dinner. Bringing the little ones? They have a kids menu, too! More information.
Buca di Beppo
Hours: Open at 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $20 - individual, $60 - small (serves 3) or $120 - large (serves 6)
Looking to go out for Thanksgiving? Buca di Beppo is serving the traditional Thanksgiving meal with an Italian take on it. More information.
Fogo de Chao
Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: Dinner pricing. Kids 7-12 are half-off. Kids 6 and younger are free.
Reservations: 480-609-8866 or click here
Fogo de Chao has a literal feast on Thanksgiving. Hand-carved meats at your table, roasted turkey breast, homemade cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and Brazilian sausage and apple dressing are a few items on the menu. More information.
Talavera Restaurant's Thanksgiving buffet
Hours: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: $105 per person, kids 5-12 are $48
Take Thanksgiving to the next level with seafood and poke bar, soups, cured meats and cheeses, carved meats, adobo-marinated chilean seabass, medallion of beef tenderloin, and citrus yams casserole are a few items on the menu. They will have a special kids buffet with kid-friendly options. View details here.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (bar open later)
Cost: $70 - adults, $20 - kids 12 and younger
Enjoy a Southern-inspired Thanksgiving buffet, along with a bloody mary bar and a mimosa bar. Click here for details.
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Hours: 1 p.m. (last seating at 6:15 p.m.)
Cost: $75 - adults, $25 - kids (5-12)
The Westin Kierland will serve a Thanksgiving buffet with achiote butter-basted roast turkey, sausage, apple and golden raisin brioche stuffing, citrus-brined salmon, slow-roasted pork loin and 10 different desserts, among other food items. View menu. Click here for details.
347 Grill at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: $21.95 - adults, $14.95 - children 6-12
Maricopa's UltraStar Multi-tainment Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner that includes turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, hot rolls and whipped butter and pumpkin pie for dessert! After, you can play around in the arcade or catch a movie. More information.