This Thanksgiving, many Arizona resorts and restaurants are taking the stress out of the holiday by offering elevated takes on all of your favorite classic dishes of the season, as well as carry-out options so you can fill your table at home with a complete Thanksgiving meal without spending any time in the kitchen or away from enjoying the festivities.
All-Day Thanksgiving at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Arizona Biltmore, which will be offering multiple festivities all day long, including a Thanksgiving Brunch in the Gold Room from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. featuring a robust buffet menu of classic holiday dishes with a Biltmore twist such as hand-carved, salt and cider-brined roasted turkey, early harvest butternut squash bisque with toasted Marcona almonds and lemon zest créme fraîche and warm field pumpkin ravioli duck confit in addition to pumpkin and apple pies, Honey and pomegranate macarons, guava panna cotta with strawberry gelée and white chocolate cranberry cheesecake.
Guests can also indulge in an prix-fixe menu feast at McArthur’s from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. featuring delightful dishes, including roasted squash bisque blended with ginger cream and fresh chives, garlic and herb roasted turkey or herb crusted 12oz prime rib, spiced maple and pumpkin cheesecake and Tahitian vanilla anglaise paired with with a wine selection offering bottles of sparkling, merlot, sauvignon blanc, red blends and more.
Plus, Arizona Biltmore’s modern Latin dining destination, Renata’s Hearth, will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. where guests can savor a delectable array of chef-inspired dishes crafted for the occasion. The special à la carte menu will include pluma al pastor marinated in achiote with guajillo and citrus, seared diver scallops with a rich mole verde and patatas, and smoked turkey brined in sidral mundet and accompanied by mole negro with fresh tortillas and a trio of salsas. Enticing small plates will include charred broccolini, pastel de choclo and the potato pave.
Carcara at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Southwest Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at Carcara, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown’s signature dining destination. Carcara serves a Sonoran-inspired menu filled with locally sourced ingredients to commemorate the heritage and history of the local Phoenix community. The menu is inspired by the rich traditions of the Southwest, including Sonoran influences and the five C’s of Arizona (copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate), which are celebrated in the handcrafted cocktails named after local landmarks and dishes utilizing fresh citrus and locally sourced meats. Enjoy plates rich in flavor in an ambiance that looks just as good. Carcara’s dining experience is set in lush greenery and warm earth tones, complete with a signature 14-foot tree in the dining room’s center and an outdoor patio lined with Cara Cara Orange Trees—the restaurant’s namesake. Make your reservation here.
Holiday Feast at CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale Resort
CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale Resort is hosting “Thanksgiving Above the Desert and Beneath the Stars,” a holiday feast in the resort’s scenic Four Peaks Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 23 with first seating at 11 a.m. and the second seating at 1 p.m. CIELO’s menu will highlight autumn flavors and classic holiday comfort food, such as turkey thigh with fall chestnuts accompanied by sweet potato vanilla bean purée, pumpkin parker house rolls, and non-traditional specialties like bacon wrapped pork loin and andouille sausage-cornbread stuffing. Desserts such as chocolate pot de créme, assorted pies and a customizable caramel apple station will also be included, plus a wine pairing will be available for $75 per person. The holiday feast starts at $90 per person. Reserve a spot here.
Classic, Homestyle Thanksgiving From Eat Up Drive In
When it comes to food that feels like home, Eat Up Drive In in Arcadia is serving the community classic homestyle meals cooked slow and served fast so you can stay out of the kitchen and spend more time around the table with your family. Eat Up is serving turkey-inspired specials, including a Turkey Dinner Plate that comes complete with all the classics, including three slices of juicy turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and potato gratin. This special is also available family-sized with a 1.5-lb. turkey and the option to add a 32-oz. gravy boat. The Turkey Dinner Sandwich is stacked with shredded turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and drizzled with gravy, served on a baguette. Seasonal sides, including stuffing, crispy brussels sprouts and butternut squash quinoa, are also available. Order and enjoy for dine-in, takeout, curbside and online ordering all month long.
Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner & Carry-Out Meal at Federal American Grill
For Arizonans looking to dine in for Thanksgiving or looking to carry out a full meal, Federal American Grill is the place to go. On Nov. 23, dine in from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving menu for $70 a person or order a carry out dinner for four to bring Thanksgiving home with you. Make your Thanksgiving reservations at Federal American Grill here.
Thanksgiving at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North will offer a Thanksgiving brunch buffet on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., featuring a celebratory feast. Highlights include a decadent seafood station, carving station, turkey will all the trimmings, churros made to order, a selection of festive desserts and a children’s buffet station. During the evening, Talavera will offer a series of holiday-themed specials, including baby kale and Brussel sprouts salad, natural turkey roulade with pistachio and kale stuffing, and caramelized pear and cinnamon Tarte Tatin with almond truffle ice cream for a sweet finale.
Dinner specials also will be offered at Proof starting on Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26. Options include roasted butternut squash and chipotle soup, turkey empanadas and smoked prime rib of beef. For dessert, guests can enjoy a seasonal cheesecake trio including pumpkin, cranberry and classic homemade. Reservations are required for the Talavera brunch, and highly encouraged for Proof and Talavera dinner. Call (480) 513-5085 to make a reservation.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch Thanksgiving Dinner
Give thanks at the base of the majestic McDowell Mountains at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch this Thanksgiving. For the holiday, the resort will present a delicious three-course meal at Southwest Bistro. Choose your first course of either a butternut squash bisque served with spice crème fraiche and focaccia croutons, or a winter greens salad with roasted green apples and candied pecans. The main course will feature a traditional turkey dinner plate served with garlic mash, stuffing, haricot verts, brown gravy and cranberry sauce. A vegetarian main dish is also available based on request. The meal will conclude with a serving of house-made apple or pumpkin pie topped with Chantilly cream, cinnamon, and caramel. The Thanksgiving special at Southwest Bistro is $60 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (480) 629-6231.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Treat yourself to warm, holiday cooking at McCormick Ranch Golf Club on Nov. 23. The Thanksgiving Day buffet will be serving a range of classic Thanksgiving dishes, including Maple Roasted Pear Salad, mushroom and chile-garlic green beans, sweet potato casserole with pecans, mashed potatoes, herb roasted turkey and gravy, herb roasted New York Strip Loin with bordelaise sauce, along with an assortment of desserts and additional sides. Seatings for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet take place from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and are $56.95 for adults and $28.95 for children. Call (480) 550-6144 for reservations.
Thanksgiving Day at Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale’s Hearth ’61
Let the resort’s talented chefs do the cooking this year and join Mountain Shadows for delicious Thanksgiving specials. An abbreviated breakfast will be available from 7 a.m.–10:30 a.m. and a lounge menu will be available from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Dine inside or out and admire the striking mountain views. Prefer to celebrate at home? Take advantage of Hearth ’61’s Thanksgiving meal to-go, featuring all of the classic holiday dishes. Make a reservation or place your to-go order here.
Rooftop Thanksgiving at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Celebrate the holiday alongside friends and family and sweeping city views with Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s Rooftop Thanksgiving available now until Nov. 23. Dine on an impressive array of your favorite chef-prepared Thanksgiving dishes and desserts, including Mesquite Smoked Cider & Sage Brined Organic Turkey, Home-style Gravy, Cranberry Date Chutney, Carved Prime NY Strip and more, and enjoy live music, plus the option to bring your favorite wine with a corking fee. The Rooftop Thanksgiving starts at $70 per guest and $40 per child. Book here.
A Royal Thanksgiving at Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Treat yourself, your family and your tastebuds to a Thanksgiving Day meal that all will enjoy. Enjoy the beautiful historic grounds, take in the live music and indulge in flavorful dishes from the Royal Palms’s creative culinary team. Indulge in either a three-course plated prix-fixe menu in T. Cook’s, or experience a variety of favorites from the Royal Palms Banquet Buffet. Both dining options require reservations and must be booked in advance. View the menu and make reservations here.
Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner at Terra Tempe at The Westin Tempe
This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to Executive Chef Mario Ventura and his team at Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits for a three-course, prix-fixe menu in the heart of downtown Tempe on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Located on the ground floor of The Westin Tempe, Terra Tempe’s Thanksgiving menu will be available for dine-in and will feature guest favorites alongside classic holiday dishes with a Southwest flare.
Standouts from the menu include Sage Roasted Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Nueske’s bacon lardons, root vegetable hash, brown butter apple and cornbread crumble; Cinnamon Pumpkin Soup with crema fresca, pepita brittle cilantro; The Turkey Feast with turkey breast, turkey leg porchetta, yam puree, apple cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce and brown butter giblet gravy; Horseradish Crust Filet Mignon served with jumbo lump crab potatoes, heirloom roasted baby carrots and mushroom-truffle demi; White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie with mesquite ginger snap crust; and Charred Honey Pecan Tarte with candied goji berries and drizzled with a whiskey glaze. Guests can also enjoy sipping fall cocktails such as the Mojave Maiz ($18) with Origen 35 Aged Mexican Whiskey, Nixta Licor de Elote, The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram and lemon; and the Painted Desert ($18) with El Guey Marigold Gin, apple brandy, house pressed beet, lemon, Demerara Sugar and Angostura Bitters.
New this year, the restaurant is offering a modified children’s menu alongside the limited-time, holiday menu, including dishes like The Turkey Feast Jr. and Marinated Flat Iron Steak. The three-course prix-fixe menu starts at $85 per person and $40 for children ages 12 and under. To book a reservation, call 480-968-8885 or visit OpenTable.
Special Thanksgiving Dinner at Terras at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa
CIVANA is celebrating gratitude this month at its flagship restaurant, Terras, with a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. The special menu will include roasted butternut squash and kale salad, herb-roasted turkey roulade, pumpkin and sage orecchiette and squash pie. Wine pairings featuring both Beaumont Chenin Blanc and Paul Durdilly Beaujolais Les Grandes Coasses will also be available. Reserve a table here.
The Herb Box’s Thanksgiving To-Go Menu
This Thanksgiving season, treat yourself and your loved ones to The Herb Box’s exclusive Thanksgiving Seasonal menu, specially curated for to-go orders for groups of 10 or more people. From Nov. 17 –22, 2023, feast on delectable options of classic Thanksgiving dishes, prepared and conveniently packed for your enjoyment. Menu items include Achiote Turkey, Fall Harvest Salad, Cornbread Stuffing and more! Click here to check out the seasonal menu and place your order online.
Italian Thanksgiving Feast From The Sicilian Butcher
If you’re wishing for an authentic Italian feast for your Thanksgiving festivities, then look no further than The Sicilian Butcher. This customizable Italian dinner is perfect for feeding a family of four. Mix and match selections include Pull Apart Garlic Bread; Caesar Salad or Field Mixed Green Salad; turkey or lamb Craft Meatballs; two pounds of fresh pasta of your choice, such as mafalde, creste de gallo, paccheri, marinara and picchino pacchiu; and eight Mini Homemade Cannolis with a traditional filling. Pre-order by Nov. 17 and pick up Nov. 22 before 8 p.m. Orders include re-heat-at-home instructions.
The Wigwam Thanksgiving Gather & Feast
This Thanksgiving, families and friends can treat themselves to a three-Course Prix-Fixe Menu of Thanksgiving classics by Chef Adam Dunton at Litchfield’s, the Wigwam’s signature restaurant, on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. or dine buffet style at The Wigwam Ballroom from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Thanksgiving at Litchfield’s reservations can be made here and Thanksgiving in the Wigwam Ballroom reservations can be made here.
Tía Carmen at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Thanksgiving
Celebrate Thanksgiving at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, set on 316 acres of sweeping Sonoran Desert embodying all things luxury, recreation and rejuvenation. Gather and give thanks this holiday season at the resort’s signature restaurant, Tía Carmen, helmed by celebrity chef and “Top Chef” alum Angelo Sosa. Indulge in the Tía Carmen Thanksgiving Grand Mercado experience and feast on menu highlights including Tía (Aunt) Carmen’s very own chicken guisado, fresh fruit ceviche, charcuterie, an omelet station, tres leches French toast, a raw bar, a carving station, tri-tip kebabs, herb roasted turkey, mesquite apple fosters and much more. The Grand Mercado is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23. Price is $148 per adult and $39 per child (ages 5–12). Reservations can be made here.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa is kicking off this year’s holiday season with an action-packed Thanksgiving Weekend, complete with a four-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving Dinner at elements on Nov. 23 for $165 per adult and $55 per child under 12. Thanksgiving reimagined–the dinner’s menu items include wild shrimp & grits, fried Japanese eggplant, two-wash ranch honey lavender turkey roulade and a dessert buffet. Reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner at Sanctuary can be made here.
Thanksgiving Day Buffet and Dinner at Enchantment Resort Sedona
Kick off the season of giving surrounded by red rocks at Sedona’s Enchantment Resort nestled at the base of Boynton Canyon which will be offering a variety of Thanksgiving festivities, including a Thanksgiving Day Buffet open to both guests and locals alike on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. that will celebrate the holiday with a buffet-style feast featuring the holiday’s signature favorites and a Dinner at Che Ah Chi on Thanksgiving Day for resort guests only featuring a delectable prix-fixe menu from the property’s signature restaurant with menu items like apple cider brined roasted turkey, mushroom and leek stuffing with desert sage, spiced rum cupcakes and pumpkin tarts. Reservations are required for both dining events. Learn more and make reservations here.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona
Indulge in Arizonian cuisine infused with French techniques, European influence and local ingredients with an elevated five-course Thanksgiving Dinner at Cress On Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona on Nov. 23 from 1 p.m.–9 p.m. Guests can expect a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival as they relax and allow the rest of the evening to unfold with unparalleled service from Cress’ talented culinary team. Diners can choose from either a 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. Call (855) 905-5745 to learn more and reserve a table.