15+ Thanksgiving 2017 Dining Options

Last modified on November 17th, 2017 at 6:15 pm

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Are you on the other side of the fence when it comes to spending Thanksgiving dinner at home?

This year, there are a few options in Tucson if you’d rather get out of the house, and not necessarily desert your family, but bring them along as well.

From pumpkin pie to mashed potatoes that taste just like your grandma’s recipe, one of these local restaurants will be offering in-house dining or carry out on Thanksgiving day.

Agustin Kitchen

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, November 23
100 S. Avenida del Convento, Suite 150
Chicken Thigh Fricassee from Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chicken Thigh Fricassee from Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Agustin Kitchen is delivering a family-style meal with all the fixin’s.

Their a la carte menu will feature some Thanksgiving favorites like herb rubbed all-natural turkey, brandied carrot, cranberry and jalapeño jam, and cranberry apple cheesecake.

Dinner is $65 per person, and $15 for those 10 years old and younger.

Reservations are required, so call (520) 398-5382 ahead of time.

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 23
2021 N. Kinney Rd.

Spend Thanksgiving dinner with your loved ones at the spectacular Sonoran Desert?

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet, featuring local flavors and influences.

The buffet is $47.95 per person and $22.95 for children 10 years old and under.

To make reservations, call (520) 883-3046 and visit desertmuseum.org to see their full menu.

Azul Restaurant & Lounge

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, November 23
 3800 E. Sunrise Dr.

The Azul Restaurant & Lounge at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is throwing a Thanksgiving buffet.

Experience dinner in an upscale, contemporary dining area featuring a seafood station, carving station, and multiple entrées to lay your hands on.

The full buffet menu can be seen at westinlapalomaresort.com.

$55.95 will get you can all-you-can-eat experience, children 6 – 12 years old are $24.95, and anyone younger is free.

To make your reservations, call (520) 742-6000 or visit westinlapalomaresort.com.

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 22
1801 N. Stone Ave.

This Thanksgiving, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ wants you to relax and let them take care of the cooking.

Also, with every 10 turkeys they sell, they’ll be sponsoring a family through IMPACT of Southern Arizona.

From smoked turkey to buttered beans, there are plenty of a la carte item to choose from. Just make sure you preorder your meal before November 22 because pickup begins then at 11 a.m.

For more information and to complete your order, visit brotherjohnsbbq.com.

Cayton’s Burger Bistro

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, November 23
15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ 85658

Cayton’s Burger Bistro at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain will be offering a spread of appetizers and salads, smoked seafood, a raw bar, fruits and vegetables, cheese and charcuterie, soup, holiday sides, fresh turkey, and prime rib carveries.

It’s $69 per person and $35 for kids under 12 years old.

For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 572-3530 or visit ritzcarlton.com.

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

12:30 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar will feature a three-course holiday lunch plus an expanded Holiday Dinner menu for the evening.

Both meals will include special entrée choices including roasted turkey, pan-seared halibut, roasted sirloin cap, and pumpkin gnocchi.

Dinner features an added selection of lobster ravioli and crispy duck leg.

Lunch is $75 and $40 for kids under 12 years old. Dinner is $98 and $40 for kids under 12.

For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 572-3401 or visit ritzcarlton.com.

Cup Cafe

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, November 23
311 E. Congress St.

Cup Cafe will be open on Thanksgiving day with a couple of specials, including a vegetarian dinner.

Turkey Day Dinner ($22)

  • Slow roasted turkey
  • Confit turkey thigh
  • Homestyle turkey gravy
  • Garden chive buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • House-made cranberry sauce
  • Sausage, apple, and garden sage stuffing
  • Green bean and mushroom casserole, topped with crispy smoked onions

Vegetarian Dinner ($18)

  • Beyond Chicken
  • Roasted cauliflower medallions
  • Mushroom gravy
  • Apple and garden sage stuffing
  • Garden chive buttermilk mashed potatoes
  • Green bean and mushroom casserole with crispy smoked onions
  • House-made cranberry sauce

Don’t forget dessert either with their $5 slices of apple, pumpkin, or pecan pies.

For more information, call (520) 798-1618 or visit hotelcongress.com.

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Last day for orders is November 16
943 E. University Blvd.

Take and bake Thanksgiving dinner for 8 – 12 people by ordering from the Dutch for $250. The dinner includes a 14 – 16 pound turkey, caramelized apple and butternut squash soup, mushroom and sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans with crispy bacon, yam casserole with an apple pecan crumble, cranberry compote, pumpkin pie, and more.

For more information and to place an order, call (520) 792-6684.

Festa International Buffet

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

Hailed as one of Tucson’s best buffets, Festa International Buffet will be offering an incredible Thanksgiving feast.

Dinner is $35 per person.

On the menu you can expect to see seasonal seafood, along with your classic turkey, ham, and all the fixings

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

11 a.m. Thursday, November 23
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort with their gourmet buffet.

The feast will feature traditional favorites paired with inventive, regionally inspired new dishes.

The meal is $68 per person, $34 for kids 7 – 14 years old, and anyone under 6 years old can eat for free.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 529-3500.

Their full menu can be found on their Facebook Event Page.

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 23
10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Sit back and enjoy traditional Thanksgiving favorites from roast turkey breast to baked yams, green beans, and pumpkin pie.

The buffet will have a carving station, salad bar, and dessert buffet. You can check out their full menu at hiltonelconquistador.com.

The feast is $69 per person, $26 for kids 6 – 12 years old, and anyone younger is free.

For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 544-1244 or visit hiltonelconquistador.com.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, November 23
400 N. Toole Ave.
Riesling-Braised Lamb Shank at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Riesling-Braised Lamb Shank at Maynards Market & Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dine with Maynards Market & Kitchen to experience a Thanksgiving dinner with an exquisite four-course menu.

Tickets are $55 per person and $20 for kids 12 years and younger.

Reservations are encouraged.

First Course

  • Cured artisanal meats, Top Knot liver pâté, cheeses, pickled eggs, house marinated olives, nuts,
    pickled vegetables, and Barrio focaccia

Second Course (choice of)

  • Sunchoke and cauliflower bisque, tasso ham, bottarga, and sage
  • Little Gem lettuce, pears, shaved pecorino, creamy tarragon vinaigrette, and toasted Green Valley pecans

Third Course (choice of)

  • Herb rubbed turkey breast, confit turkey leg, and giblet gravy
  • Roasted AZ raised prime rib and pan jus
  • Pan seared Scottish Salmon, cranberry, and almond salsa
  • Stuffed acorn squash, stone fruit, and wild rice pilaf

Served with:

  • Oven roasted carrots with sorghum and benne seeds
  • Haricot Vert with lemon and parmesan
  • Roasted sweet potatoes, marshmallow brulee, and toasted granola
  • Rosemary and garlic whipped Red Bliss potatoes
  • Cornbread stuffing with apples and sausage
  • Giblen pan gravy and house made cranberry sauce

Fourth Course (choice of)

  • Pumpkin pie with pecan caramel and cinnamon whipped cream
  • Spiced carrot cake with maple frosting

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

Moby’s

11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, November 23
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

For 12 hours, Moby’s at Casino Del Sol will be offering a special menu for Thanksgiving.

$10 can get you a traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, mash potatoes, and vegetables. If you’d rather try something different, $16 will get you a Cornish game hen with chorizo cornbread and vegetables.

$3 Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie will be available as well.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

The Parish

Place orders before Friday, November 17.

This one is for those who want to stay home, but don’t feel like cooking.

With true Southern hospitality, The Parish is preparing Southern fried or smoked turkeys, traditional sides, and decadent pies.

Turkeys are $65 each, or you can get a full feast that includes three traditional sides for $90.

Sides Dishes:

  • Southern style bacon cream corn
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Creamy cheddar mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Andouille sausage cornbread stuffing

Place your order before Friday, November 17 to get your feast.

For more information and to reserve your meal, visit theparishtucson.com.

Pastiche

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23
3025 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 121

Pastiche is here to help fill your belly this Thanksgiving day.

Their a la carte menu will include some of their favorites, like the Bourbon Salman, as well as some of the Thanksgiving staples.

You’ll want to make your reservations ahead of time by calling (520) 325-3333.

For more information and to view their full menu, visit pasticheme.com.

Primo

5 – 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Primo is throwing a five-course Thanksgiving feast.

First Course (choice of)

  • Pumpkin Bisque – Cinnamon creme fraiche, pepitas
  • Apple Salad – Manchego frisee, endive, cider vinaigrette

Second Course

  • Pork Belly – dijon maple glaze, butternut squash puree, brussel leaves, cipollini

Third Course

  • Traditional Turkey Dinner – classic fixin’s with turkey jus

Fourth Course (choice of)

  • Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake – spice creme chantilly
  • Apple Crostata – vanilla gelato
  • Chef’s Selection of Season Gelati

Seats are $75 per person.

For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 791-6071 or visit marriott.com.

PY Steakhouse

3 – 9 p.m. Thursday, November 23
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

If you’re trying to get out of the house this Thanksgiving, PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol won’t be a gamble with their special dinner.

Seats are $65 per person.

Starter (choice of)

  • Butternut Squash Soup – with salt crusted pecans and crispy sage
  • Fall Harvest Salad – greens and brussel sprouts, dates, goat cheese, almonds, and horseradish

Entrée (choice of)

  • Broad Breasted White Turkey Dinner – Top knot farms raised, sous vide breast, confit leg, and family style sides
  • House Brined and Smoked Kurobuta Ham – grilled pickled pineapple and family style sides

Thanksgiving Sides

  • Yams and black pepper marshmallow
  • Traditional stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Giblet gravy and cranberry sauce

Choice of Dessert (choice of)

  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie – cinnamon whipped cream and streusel
  • Traditional Pecan Pie – Cinnamon whipped cream and streusel

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Zinburger

Monday, November 20 – Sunday, November 26 (Closed on Thanksgiving)
Multiple Locations
Thanksgiving Burger at Zinburger (Credit: Zinburger)

Thanksgiving Burger at Zinburger (Credit: Zinburger)

Both Tucson Zinburger locations are closed on Thanksgiving day, but they’re starting the celebration a little early this holiday season with their Thanksgiving Burger.

The feast between two buns is made with a fresh ground turkey patty, house made stuffing, cranberry sauce, lettuce, and mayo.

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's not eating awesome food, he likes to talk and write about it.