7 December, 2019, 01:35

Thanksgiving Tucson 2019: Where to gobble up yummy meals or take them to go

Turkey, stuffing, gravy & veggie options, too.

Once again, Tucson has a cornucopia of tasty options on Thanksgiving Day.

Let’s say you’ve been spending the last few years huddled around a table with some of your closest relatives, and now you’re ready to bust loose and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day out on the town.

The following list is perfect for you because for one, you’ll be able to skip that stack of dishes in the kitchen sink, and secondly, you can order whatever you’d like to eat — instead of choking down your Uncle’s famous ambrosia salad.

Some of the meals are for dining in, carrying out, ordering in advance or are “Friendsgiving” dinners, so choose wisely.

Additional meals are always popping up, so we’ll keep the list updated.

Agustin Kitchen

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday, November 28
100 S. Avenida del Convento, Suite 150
St. Louis Pork Ribs at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

St. Louis Pork Ribs at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Agustin Kitchen is delivering some of the classic Thanksgiving favorites and live music from The Hatpin Duo on the harp and viola.

The meal is a buffet and will feature Eggs Benedict, a Roasted Turkey, and Prime Rib carving station, and delectable house-baked goods. Feel free to take a gander at the full menu, too.

Seats are $55 per person and $25 for those 10 years old and younger. Reservations are required, so call (520) 398-5382 ahead of time or visit opentable.com.

For more information and to view the full Thanksgiving menu, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Arizona Beer House

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, November 28
150 S. Kolb Rd.

This Thanksgiving Day dinner is absolutely FREE.

The drinking spot has partnered up with the Blessings at New Spirit Lutheran Church to provide a free meal to anyone that would like to stop by. Also, there’s a ton of great brews to try at Arizona Beer House, too.

For more information, visit Arizona Beer House’s Facebook event page

Azul Restaurant & Lounge

(Multiple times) Thursday, November 28
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
Azul Restaurant & Lounge

Photo courtesy of Azul Restaurant & Lounge on Facebook

The Azul Restaurant & Lounge inside the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is throwing its annual Thanksgiving buffet.

The buffet is served in an upscale, contemporary dining area featuring a carving station, risotto station, omelet station, salads, hot buffet, desserts, and more. There are also four seating times, which are at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

$65 will get you an all-you-can-eat experience. Children 5 to 12 years old are $28 each, and anyone younger can chow down for free.

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

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

(Multiple times) Thursday, November 28
1801 N. Stone Ave.
Foodie Feast at Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Foodie Feast at Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet with a bloody mary bar, NFL games on the big screens, and two seating times at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Seats are $49 per person and kids 9 years old and younger are half the price.

Carving Station
  • House-Smoked Turkey
  • USDA Prime Angus Slow Smoked Brisket
  • House-Cured and Smoked Bone-in Ham
  • Whole Smoked Suckling Pig
Salads
  • Spinach Salad
  • Shrimp Salad
  • BroJos House Salad
  • Crab Salad
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Caesar Salad
  • Avocado Salad
Cold Options
  • Assortment of Bread
  • Crostinis
  • Terrine Spreads
  • Charcuterie and Assorted Cheese
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Dried Fruits
  • Pickled Vegetables
  • Smoked Salmon
Hot Options
  • Roasted Sea Bass Pomodoro
  • BroJos Signature Mac and Cheese
  • Traditional Cornbread Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes and Pan Gravy
  • Candied Yams
  • Corn Medley
  • Green Beans in Butter Fondue
  • Charred Brussels Sprouts
  • Sharp-Cheddar Grits
  • Cauliflower Au Gratin
Desserts
  • Lemon Cakes
  • Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Shots
  • Tiramisu
  • Petit Fours
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar

For more information and to make reservations, visit brotherjohnsbbq.com.

Canyon Café at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 28
7000 N. Resort Dr.

Canyon Café is throwing a Thanksgiving brunch to celebrate the season of giving.

The brunch will be showcasing food from many local farmers and artisans. Plus, in addition to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the meal will have carving stations, a seafood display, an omelet station, and pies from the resort’s pastry chef.

Seats are $85 per person, children 6 – 12 years old are $42 each, and anyone 5 years old and under is $15.

For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 615-5496 or visit loewshotels.com

Cayton’s Burger Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, November 28
15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ 85658
Black Diamond Mac & Cheese at Cayton's Burger Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain)

Black Diamond Mac & Cheese at Cayton’s Burger Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain)

Cayton’s Burger Bistro at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain will be offering a buffet of made-to-order omelets, breakfast favorites, carved roasted turkey, appetizers, holiday sides, and a separate dessert buffet.

It’s $79 per person and $40 for kids under 12-years old.

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

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

(Multiple times) Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving Day at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar will feature a four-course holiday lunch plus an expanded four-course holiday dinner menu during the evening.

Lunch is being held from 12:30 – 3 p.m. and it’s $85 per person and $40 for kids under 12 years old. You can catch dinner from 4:30 – 9 p.m. and it’s $99 per person and $40 for those 12 years old and under.

Both meals will include special entrée choices including roasted turkey, pan-seared halibut, roasted sirloin cap, and several holiday desserts.

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

Cup Cafe and Copper Hall

(Multiple times) Thursday, November 28
311 E. Congress St.
Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Cup Cafe inside of Hotel Congress will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a few specials, including a vegetarian dinner.

The cafe will be open for business from 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and then at 4 – 8 p.m. The specials listed below begin at 9 a.m.

Turkey Plate ($26)
  • Slow roasted turkey
  • Dark meat confit
  • Homestyle turkey gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sausage, apple, and sage stuffing
  • Buttermilk chive mashed potatoes
  • Green bean and mushroom casserole
Vegetarian Plate ($23)
  • Roasted Cauliflower Portabella and Golden Beert Medley
  • Gravy
  • Apple and sage stuffing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Buttermilk-chive mashed potatoes
  • Green bean and mushroom casserole
Kids Plates
  • Turkey ($13)
  • Veggie ($11)

If you are looking for a family-style prix fixe menu, Copper Hall has a three-course treat for you from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The meal starts with a soup or salad, moves to mains with turkey, gravy, and veggie sides, and ends with pumpkin pie.

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

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Pick up on Wednesday, November 27
943 E. University Blvd.
The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Photo courtesy of The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Here’s one you can eat in your home. The Dutch Eatery & Refuge is offering a “take and bake” Thanksgiving dinner.

The Take and Bake Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 people is $125, and Heat and Serve Thanksgiving Dinner is $25 per person. Everything comes in single-use pans with detailed instructions for oven use. If you don’t have an oven, ask for the ‘heat and serve’ option.

Take and Bake Thanksgiving Dinner Menu ($125)
  • Caramelized Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
  • Cranberry Compote
  • Green Beans with Crispy Bacon
  • Yukon Mashed Potatoes
  • 10-12 pound Mountain Grown Turkey
  • Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yam Casserole
  • Apple Pecan Crumble
  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Heat and Serve Thanksgiving Dinner Menu ($25 per person)
  • White and Dark Meat
  • Cranberry Compote
  • Green Beans with Crispy Bacon
  • Yukon Mashed Potatoes
  • Mushroom and Sage Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yam Casserole with Apple Pecan Strudel
  • Individual Pumpkin Pie

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

Festa International Buffet

10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, November 28
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
(Credit: Casino Del Sol)

(Credit: Casino Del Sol)

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

For the holiday, they’re putting out a special buffet with carved turkey, ham, stuffing, and all of the fixings you commonly see on the dinner table, but with some seafood options as well.

Dinner is $38 per person.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Flying V Bar & Grill at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

(Multiple times) Thursday, November 28
7000 N. Resort Dr.
Dining Room at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Flying V)

Dining Room at Flying V Bar & Grill (Credit: Flying V)

Flying V Bar & Grill is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Pre Fixe Dinner, but also a breakfast buffet earlier in the day.

The Breakfast Buffet is from 7 – 11 a.m. and costs $22 per person, and the Pre Fixe Dinner is from 4 – 9 p.m. and costs $65 per person.

If you’re interested in the Pre Fixe Dinner, take a peek at the menu below.

Flying V Bar & Grill Thanksgiving Menu
Red Endive
  • Shaved Carrots, Marcona Almonds, Pomegranate, Aged Cheddar, and Maple Vinaigrette
Main (Choice of)
  • Traditional Turkey Plate – white and dark meat, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and focaccia stuffing
  • Braised Lamb Shank and Brown Sugar Pork Belly – romanesco, parmesan white polenta, and ginger sassafras reduction
Dessert
  • Pumpkin Torte – maple cream cheese, candied cranberries, spiced pecans, and cheesecake glaze

For more information and to make your reservations, call (520) 299-2020. 

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, November 28
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Cheese Board at Hacienda del Sol (Photo by Jim Harris)

Cheese Board at Hacienda del Sol (Photo by Jim Harris)

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 $75 per person, $35 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.

Appetizers and Salads
  • Seafood Display – Chilled shrimp, smoked salmon, and snow crab claws
  • Grilled Vegetable Platter
  • Imported Italian Cured Meat, Pepperoncini, Olives, Artisan Breads, Domestic and Imported Cheeses
  • Mixed Green Salad – Glazed Walnuts, Apple, Pears, Blue Cheese, Port Wine Vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad – with Croutons and Parmesan cheese
  • Golden Beet Salad – Beets, Crispy Quinoa, Broccoli, Zucchini, Arugula, Frisee, Pico de Gallo, Pepitas, Quesa Fresca, and Avocado Vinaigrette
  • Brussels Sprouts Salad – Pomegranate Seeds, Jicama, Purple Potato Chips, Goat Cheese, Honey Citrus Vinaigrette
Action Stations
  • Roast Turkey – with Orange Cranberry Compote, and Rosemary and Lemon Gravy
  • Prime Rib – with Bordelaise Sauce, and Creamy Horseradish
  • Blackened Salmon – with Basil Cream
  • Roasted Turkey Thighs
  • Pit Ham – with Pineapple Demi
  • Mac n’ Cheese action Station
Sides
  • Whipped Potatoes, Molasses Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Puree, Roasted Vegetables, Cheese Enchiladas, Broccoli with Morney Sauce, Green Beans, and Cornbread Stuffing
Desserts
  • Pumpkin Pie, Sour Cream Apple Pie, Cranberry White Velvet Cake, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse, Brown Butter Salted Caramel Panna Cotta, Blondies, Bourbon Caramel Cheesecake, Vegan Coconut Cranberry Bars, and Chocolate Pecan Turtles

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com.

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 28
10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Photo courtesy of El Conquistador Tucson on Facebook

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.

Take a look at the full menu because there ought to be something you’ll crave.

The feast is $63 per person, $25 for kids 6 – 12-years old, and anyone younger can chow down for free.

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

Maynards Market & Kitchen

Noon – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 28
400 N. Toole Ave.

Dine with Maynards Market & Kitchen to experience a Thanksgiving dinner with a prix fixe four-course menu. Their regular menu will be unavailable for the holiday.

Seats are $65 per person, $80 with wine pairings, and kids that are 10 years old and younger can eat for $25.  You can check out their full menu at maynardstucson.com.

Please note that the regular menu will be unavailable on Thanksgiving.

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

The Overlook Restaurant at El Conquistador Golf

1 – 5 p.m. Thursday, November 28
10555 N. La Cañada Dr., Oro Valley, Arizona

This Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at The Overlook Restaurant is going to be rather tasty.

Seats are $41 per person, $17 for those between the ages of 6 to 12 years old, and anyone younger than that can eat for free.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 229-5355.

Starters
  • Fall Salad  – with artisan greens, candied pecans, dried cranberries, Boursin cheese and a red wine vinaigrette dressing, served with cornbread muffins, assorted dinner rolls, and whipped honey butter
Main Course
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Holiday Stuffing
  • Roasted Corn Vegetable Medley
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Roasted Turkey Carving Station
Dessert
  • Pecan Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie

For more information, visit The Overlook Restaurant’s Facebook event page

PY Steakhouse

2 – 7 p.m. Thursday, November 28
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Thanksgiving Dinner

Photo courtesy of PY Steakhouse

Thanksgiving Day at PY Steakhouse is going to be tastier than every this year. Everyone will have the option to choose their dishes, and an additional course can also be added to your feast.

Seats are $65 per person, an additional $35 for optional wine pairings, and a supplemental course for an additional price.

Starter (choice of)
  • Butternut Squash Soup – with salt crusted pecans and crispy sage
  • Fall Harvest Salad – greens and Brussels sprouts, dates, goat cheese, almonds, and horseradish
Supplemental Courses (Optional)
  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras – with banana french toast, crushed hazelnuts, and smoked maple syrup (an additional $22)
  • Confit Turkey Drum (limited availability) – duck fat, caviar butter, fermented hot sauce, and crispy root vegetables (an additional $18)
Entrée (choice of)
  • Broad Breasted White Turkey Dinner – sous vide breast, confit leg, and family style sides
    • Add fresh winter black truffles for $8
  • House Brined and Smoked Ham – grilled pineapple jam and family style sides
Thanksgiving Sides (Family Style)
  • Yams and Chiltepin Marshmallow
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Dessert (choice of)
  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie – with cinnamon whipped cream and streusel
  • Traditional Pecan Pie – cinnamon whipped cream and streusel

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Signature Grill

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, November 28
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Signature Grill JW Marriott Starr Pass

(Credit: JW Marriott Starr Pass)

Signature Grill at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa is throwing a Thanksgiving brunch for all to enjoy.

The menu will feature holiday favorites combining the restaurant’s trio of cultures: Mexican, cowboy, and Native American flavors.

Seats are $72 per person, $27 for kids ages 6 through 12-years old, and everyone younger than that can eat for free.

Main Dishes
  • Steelhead Trout
  • Potato Puree
  • Spanish Chorizo Stuffed Chicken
  • Rainbow Quinoa Pilaf
  • Mom’s Brioche and Wild Rice Stuffing
  • Braised Green Beans Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Root Vegetables
  • Whipped Sweet Potato
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
Raw Bar
  • Herb Grilled and Chilled Shrimp
  • Crab Legs
  • Bluepoint Oysters
  • Tuna Poke
Just For You
  • Herb Crusted Prime Rib
  • Sage Buttered Turkey
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli
Soups
  • Pumpkin Bisque
  • Signature Pozole
From the Farm
  • Fall Harvest Fruits
  • Apple Grove
  • Kale Caesar
  • Bushelled Salad
Breakfast All Day
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Bacon
  • Chicken Apple Sausage
  • Banana Bread French Toast

For more information and to make your required reservations, call (520) 791-6064 or visit JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass’ Facebook event page.

Trident Grill

11 a.m. Thursday, November 28
2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
Trident Grill at sunset (Photo credit: Trident Grill)

Trident Grill at sunset (Photo credit: Trident Grill)

There are several Trident locations around Tucson, and most of them will be closed on Thanksgiving. However, the original Trident Grill on Speedway Blvd. will be open at 11 a.m.

They’ll be serving up a Thanksgiving Dinner Plate for $15.

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Includes:
  • Pie
  • Slow Roasted Turkey with Gravy
  • Sliced Glazed Ham
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Stuffing

For more information on the Speedway location, visit tridentgrill.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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