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Keep it simple: Top Phoenix spots to dine out or carry out for Thanksgiving

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Sometimes, cooking that Thanksgiving meal may just not happen.

Maybe you don’t have a ton of people to cook for. Maybe you can’t make it happen because life got in the way. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t feel like it.

Thankfully, the Phoenix area has plenty of options for you. Here are our top 10 places where you can either carry out a Thanksgiving meal or go enjoy a holiday feast without all the dishes.

Carry out

Miracle Mile Deli

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They may not have the bird, but they do have all the sides ready for you, so you focus on the turkey and let Miracle Mile Deli do the rest.

The holiday menu offers everything you need for your sides: homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, pasta salad, multiple bread offerings.

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a whole pie! You can choose from pumpkin, pecan, apple, cherry, lemon meringue, coconut meringue, Boston cream or blueberry.

A word to the wise: You have to order by Tuesday at 2 p.m. to ensure an-on time pick up the day before Thanksgiving. Miracle Mile Deli will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Details: Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602-776-0992

Vincent’s on Camelback

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Vincent’s takeout Thanksgiving dinner includes roast turkey with sage or cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, gratin dauphinois potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish herb rolls and croissants and a choice of pecan, pumpkin or apple pie.

The cost is $45 per person, or $42 per person for order of 10 or more people.

You must place your order by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday. Pick-up times are available on Wednesday 2-7 p.m.

Details: Vincent’s on Camelback, 3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-224-0225

Baby Kay’s Cajun Kitchen

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Don’t worry about burning the house down trying to deep-fry your own turkey” Baby Kay’s offers deep-fried turkey sold by the pound. All the side dishes are purchased separately and include options such cornbread dressing, dirty rice, bourbon cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy.

The turkeys often sell out quick, so call to reserve your turkey sooner rather than later.

Details: Baby Kay’s Cajun Kitchen, 2051 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, 480-800-4811

The Market Restaurant + Bar

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Whole-roasted turkey stuffed with sweet yellow onion and fresh orange slices, glazed with beer butter and sprinkled with fresh herbs served with a pan roast gravy and cranberry orange relish.

This meal comes with:

  • Artisan bread stuffing — made with sausage, onion, carrots, sage, celery and mushrooms
  • Classic herb-whipped potatoes — roasted baby sweet potatoes, haricot vert with sliced almonds
  • Arizona honey glazed carrots — sliced carrots tossed in Arizona honey and roasted
  • Butter lettuce and arugula salad — sherry-honey vinaigrette, shaved parmesan cheese, shaved shallots, pulled parsley, thinly sliced celery and crisp prosciutto
  • Fresh-baked bread board
  • Pumpkin Pie with spiced whipped cream or pecan pie with vanilla bean whipped cream.

This meal costs $199.99 plus tax and serves six people. You can pick it up on Wednesday 2-6 p.m. or Thursday 9-11 a.m.

Details: The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s, 3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-579-5327

Le Grande Orange

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A favorite for our company Thanksgiving, LGO is sure to please. There are two complete options to choose from or you can go al a carte.

Option No. 1 is Mary’s whole roasted turkey dinner, which serves six to eight for $275.

It includes a whole roasted turkey, choice of salad, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sourdough stuffing, turkey pan drippings, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and choice of pumpkin or bourbon pecan pie.

Option No. 2 is a rotisserie prime rib dinner (you can choose from half or whole) and it serves four to six for $270 or eight to ten for $375.

It includes a choice of salad, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sourdough stuffing, beef au jus, creamy horseradish, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and choice of pumpkin or bourbon pecan pie.

Details: La Grande Orange, 4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, 602-840-7777

Dining out

The Hash Kitchen

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At The Hash Kitchen, the breakfast parlor will be open for brunch on Thanksgiving Day and the menu has creative dishes with traditional Thanksgiving flavors. With both locations open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Hash Kitchen will have specialties including:

  • Carved Turkey Beni ($13) — hand-carved by turkey carving experts and topped with cornbread stuffing flakes, poached eggs and covered in your grandmother’s favorite gravy
  • Smoked Spiral Ham Hash ($13) — coated in a brown sugar rub, with two poached eggs, cornbread hash, and smothered in gravy
  • Thanksgiving Waffle ($14) — waffle stuffing, hand-carved turkey, mashed potatoes, poached eggs, gravy and fried leeks
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes ($9) — topped with maple cranberry syrup

Details: The Hash Kitchen, 8777 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-947-3214

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant

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Tomaso’s will offer an Italian rendition of the American holiday feast for a Thanksgiving dinner. At Tomaso’s, Thanksgiving dinner is only $49 a person and the fine dining experience includes a soup, salad, pasta, and entrée.

You can choose from traditional roasted turkey served with butternut squash ravioli and mushroom risotto, scallion mashed potatoes, cranberry orange chutney, and Sicilian brussel sprouts, to braised beef short ribs and gnocchi with veal and wild mushroom sauce.

Tomaso’s will be open Thanksgiving Day from noon to 9:30 p.m.

Details: Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, 3225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, 602-956-0836

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

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Give thanks with family and friends while enjoying a delectable buffet with a variety of starters including salt pork barley soup, pernod poached mussels, and smoked Scottish salmon.

The main dishes such as butter-basted turkey, aged Angus prime rib, baked Virginia ham, acorn squash and brown sugar-glazed yams.

End on a sweet note with traditional desert options such as pumpkin, apple, pecan and mincemeat pies, along with tortes, truffles and tartlets.

The Scottsdale’s Thanksgiving celebration is from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Vista Verde Dining Room. The cost is $55 for adults, $27 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for kids under 5.

Details: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480-991-9000

Lon’s at Hermosa Inn

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A three-course, prix fixe Turkey Day meal with roasted apple and squash soup and smoked beet and king oyster mushroom salad, featuring a roasted natural turkey and a grilled dry-aged pork chop and finally a pecan-apple crostata or classic pumpkin pie.

The Thanksgiving special will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday and costs $75 per guest, $25 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for kids ages 4 and under.

Details: Lon’s at Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, 602-955-7878

Café Boa

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Catching a show at Gammage on Thanksgiving? Café Boa has a special fixed-price Thanksgiving menu including heirloom greens salad, cherries, apples, toasted walnuts, golden raisins.

There is also a turkey feast with Heritage Breed turkey, smashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie.

It costs $59 per person and will be served all Thanksgiving day.

Details: Café Boa, 398 S Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-968-9112