Here are some Phoenix-area restaurants to eat at on Thanksgiving
PHOENIX — Thanksgiving is days away, which means people across Arizona are getting ready to heat up their ovens, whip up some tasty treats and eat enough to go into a metaphorical food coma.
But for those who are not planning to cook a meal big enough for a small army, there will be plenty of Phoenix-area restaurants open for the holiday.
Of course, hours and participation tend to vary by location, so make sure to call ahead of time to ensure that the restaurant will be open and able to serve you — because no one should go hungry this Thanksgiving.
Here some of the Phoenix-area restaurants that will be open on Thursday.
The McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale will have available seating from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The club will feature an extensive holiday buffet that will include classics like herb-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sage stuffing alongside dishes like candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows, roasted salmon and green bean casserole.
Price: $43 for adults, $22 for children ages 6-12
Cave Creek’s own Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House will serve a Thanksgiving menu from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, which includes a trio of appetizers, an entree and a trio of desserts to make sure you leave full and happy.
Price: $65 per person
MATCH Restaurant and Lounge
MATCH Restaurant and Lounge in Phoenix is looking to offer guests a classic Thanksgiving meal.
The restaurant will serve a holiday meal from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, with courses that include roasted turkey, corn bread stuffing and green bean casserole.
Price: $29 per adult, $12 for children ages 9-12, $7 ages 6-8, free for 5 and under
Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort
Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale is another high-end restaurant that will serve a Thanksgiving meal this holiday.
The restaurant will offer a dual-level buffet from noon to 6 p.m. that will be outfitted with foods such as ravioli with duck confit, a carving station with prime rib and a dessert display with bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin-spiced churros.
Make sure to plan ahead, though: You must make reservations if you want to indulge in these fine eats.
Price: $125 per adult, $48 for kids ages 5-12
Another Scottsdale restaurant, Proof Canteen, will offer guests a three-course meal from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, with a different breakfast and brunch buffet kicking off at 7 a.m.
The meal will include winter squash soup, turkey or pork roast, roasted apple and sausage stuffing and glazed sweet potatoes.
Price: Breakfast/brunch buffet: $48 for adults, $20 for kids ages 5-12; Three-course meal: $65 for adults
Prado at Omni Scottsdale
Prado, the restaurant at the Omni Scottsdale Resort, will serve a Thanksgiving meal from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
The meal will include roasted sugar pie pumpkin soup, black-truffle-roasted turkey and pumpkin pie.
Price: $99 per adult, free for children 5 and under
But of course, there will be options for those who want to get a Thanksgiving meal while not breaking the bank.
Dozens of Phoenix-area chain restaurants will be open for the holiday, with several offering special Thanksgiving meals.
• Boston Market: The restaurant will offer a special Thanksgiving meal on Thursday that will be available in store or to go.
• Buca di Beppo: The Italian restaurant will offer a special Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, gravy and garlic mashed potatoes.
• Chompie’s: The New York deli chain will be open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a $21 meal. If you’re hosting a crowd for the holiday, it will offer a meal deal for $220-250.
• Cracker Barrel: Cracker Barrel will offer guests in-store Thanksgiving meals and meals that can be taken to go.
• Denny’s: If you’re looking to eat at any time of the day, Denny’s will offer a turkey and dressing dinner to guests on Thanksgiving and to take home.
• Golden Corral: Call ahead to check that your location is open, but all are offering take-home Thanksgiving options.
• Old Country Buffet: The buffet restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
• Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Romano’s will offer guests a three-course Thanksgiving meal for $25.
For those who find themselves with a delicious home-cooked meal ready to go … except for that one key missing ingredient, here’s which stores will be open to save the day:
- AJ’s Fine Foods: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Albertson’s: open, call for hours
- Bashas’: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Costco: closed
- Food City: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fry’s: open, call for hours
- Safeway: open, call for hours
- Sam’s Club: closed
- Sprouts: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Target: 5 p.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday
- Trader Joe’s: closed
- Walmart: regular hours
- Whole Foods: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.