Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Author: Amy

Posted on: November 9, 2017
Last updated on: December 3rd, 2018 at 3:25 pm


Thanksgiving is just days away – Thursday, November 22, 2018. That means in just a few days, we’ll be gathered around with friends and family, watching football, cooking the largest turkey we could find, baking pies and cakes, prepping the stuffing and the green bean casserole (my favorite and a Thanksgiving must if I’m invited to your home). Once the prepping, cooking/baking and in some cases, when the tears are wiped away, you can eat, laugh, yell, scream and chat around the table. Then the cleaning begins. And it never ends.

If this doesn’t sound appealing to you – and that’s okay if it doesn’t – you still deserve to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You deserve the works too. We’re talking about turkey, ham, prime rib, mountains of potatoes and all the pies you can dream of. Best of all, you can let someone else do all the cooking and cleaning up for you. Here are a few Tempe area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving and are more than happy to take care of everything for you so your Thanksgiving can be relaxing and stress-free.

Top of the Rock
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 431-2370
Enjoy amazing views of the Phoenix metro area while savoring Thanksgiving brunch or dinner at Top of the Rock. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 602-431-2370 to reserve your table.

THANKSGIVING DAY HARVEST BUFFET will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price is $74.95 for adults, kids 6-12 are $44.95 and children 5 and under are free.
Starters & Salads: The Buttes Cole Slaw | Baby Kale Salad | Winter Squash Salad |Fruit Salad | Tomato and Cucumber Salad | Shrimp Cocktail | Avocado Toast | Hand Carved Prosciutto with Figs | Black Shallot Hummus with Veggies & Fry Bread | Cheese & Charcuterie Display | Beer Cheese Soup
Carving & Action Stations: Chef Carved Roasted Turkey with Cumberland Sauce | Slow Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Crema & Au Jus
Hot Buffet Entrees: Braised Short Ribs Togarashi Grits | Cippolini Onions | Steelhead Trout Fried Brussel Sprouts | Potato Rosti | Yuzu Butter Sauce | Chicken Fried Quail Bacon Escarole | Pickled Avocado | Cornbread Puree | Porchetta Bacon Shishito Piperade
Breakfast Favorites: Eggs & Omelets Made to Order | Eggs Benedict with Pork Belly & Brown Butter Hollandaise | Cornbread Waffles & Pumpkin Spiced Waffles | White Chocolate Crumble | Candied Pecans | Miso Caramel | Donuts Station | Acai Coco Nib | Chicken Carnitas | Miso Glaze | Jalapeño Cream Cheese
Accompaniments: Mashed Potatoes with Traditional Gravy | Mushroom Stuffing Fried Sage | Noble Bread | Okinawa Sweet Potato Risotto | Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Gremolata | Spanish Fried Rice | Macaroni & Cheese Bake | Swiss Chard Smoked Apples | Pepita Chimichurri | Noble Bread Top of the Rock House Butter
Desserts: Selection of Traditional Thanksgiving Desserts

THANKSGIVING DINNER will be served from 6 to 9 p.m. Order off of the regular Top of the Rock dinner menu, or enjoy a special holiday prix-fixe dinner option. The prix-fixe holiday dinner includes: Stuffed Cornish Game Hen, Cranberry Gelee, Garlic Smashed Fingerling Potatoes or Twice Baked Potato, Cornbread Stuffing, served with a glass of house wine – $38 per person. Add a dessert for $5.

1160 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-0700
Every year all locations offer a Thanksgiving Day Menu from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Thanksgiving Dinner Menu features white meat turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish. Side dishes include mashed potatoes, home-style string beans, candied yams, and freshly baked rolls with butter. For dessert, please enjoy a slice of the bakery’s homemade apple or pumpkin pie. The price to experience Thanksgiving Dinner is one of the best in the Valley and costs only $19.99 per adult and $9.99 for kids 10 and under.

Thanksgiving Catering: Chompie’s Thanksgiving recipes can also be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home! All of the turkey and fixings are prepared from scratch the same day of your scheduled pick-up. Included are reheating instructions so the dishes can be ready to be served in about 30 minutes. Enjoy all the deliciousness of a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner without any hassles.

Green New American Vegetarian
2240 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 941-9003
Green New American Vegetarian is offering its ThanksLiving celebration again this year! Stop by anytime from noon- 4 p.m. and enjoy a menu that includes Seitan turkey breast with vegan gravy, organic cranberry stuffing with toasted walnuts, roast-garlic smashed potatoes, sweet corn, brown “butter” asparagus, fried brussel sprouts, salad, cranberry sauce, local artisan breads, vegan pecan and pumpkin pies with homemade whipped cream, winterberry organic oat-granola cobbler. Purchase tickets in advance.

The price is $27.50 in advance ($32.50 on Thanksgiving day); and $12.50 for age 12 or younger($15.50 on Thanksgiving day). Thanksgiving day activities will include music and kids crafts. This year they’re also offering the thanksLIVING meal to go on Wednesday the 21st packaged cold with reheating instructions. You can purchase those meals online only!

Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | (602) 431-6474
Head to Rustler’s Rooste for a boot-scootin’ good time on Thanksgiving. Open Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy live country music from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call to make your reservation: (602) 431-6474.

RUSTLER’S ROOSTE TURKEY STUFF – Pre-order only, excluding beverages – $159.99 + tax and gratuity
16-20 lbs Oven-Roasted Tom Turkey, Mushroom Sage Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Candied Yams, Corn on the Cob, Cranberry-Pear Relish, Indian Fry Bread & Biscuits, Choice of a Whole Apple or Pumpkin Pie (and they even wrap up your leftovers to take home!!). Turkey serves 8-10 people.

Rustler’s Rooste will also be offering a limited holiday menu including:
Traditional Turkey Dinner- Adults: $21.95, Children 10 & Under: $8.95
Baked Ham Dinner – Adults: $21.95, Children 10 & Under: $8.95
New York Steak, Served with Candied Yams and Corn on the Cob – $24.95
Prime Rib Dinner, Served with Candied Yams and Corn on the Cob – $20.95-$32.95
Mesquite Grilled Salmon Dinner, Served with Corn on the Cob and Rice – $21.95
Sautéed Shrimp Dinner, Served with Corn on the Cob and Rice – $20.95
Slice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie or Ice Cream – $2.95

Caffe Boa
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9112
Enjoy a complete Turkey Day Menu at Caffe Boa this Thanksgiving featuring a three course meal for $59/person including:

Heirloom greens salad: crispy bacon, apples, toasted walnuts and golden raisins
Classic turkey feast: heritage breed turkey, smashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing and cranberries
Dessert: Harvest pumpkin pie

Caffe Boa will also be serving their regular lunch and dinner menu as well that day.

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse
5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 | (480) 502-5600
Rawhide is excited to host a Thanksgiving Buffet at the Rawhide Steakhouse from 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. this year with a special menu. To make your Thanksgiving reservation please call (480) 502-5600. Adults $25.95 + tax, children 12 and under $9.95 + tax. To make a reservation call (480) 502-5600 or email [email protected]

Soup Bar: Classic French Onion, Wild Mushroom Soup w/ Carmalized Pancetta, Roasted Butternut Squash & Fuji Apple Bisque, Chipotle & Roasted Sweet Corn Chowder.
Salad Bar: Field Greens, Spring Mix, Harvest Leaf Lettuce, Sliced Cucumbers, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Diced Applewood Bacon, Garbonzo Beans, Hardboiled Eggs, Roasted Red Peppers, Croutons, etc.
Entrées: Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib, Bourbon & Maple Roasted Turkey, Bruschetta Stuffed Portabella Caps w/ Balsamic Glaze, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Top Sirloin Medallions, Dijon Crusted Pork Loin w/ Bacon Blood Orange Chutney.
Sides: Smoked Gouda & Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Slow Simmered Pan Gravy, Aged Cheddar and Gorgonzola Maraconi Cheese, Spiced Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Infused w/ Roasted Fennel, etc.
Dessert: Warm Cheesecake Marble Brownies, Banana Cream Trifle, Classic Pumpkin Pie w/ Cinnamon Whip Cream, Variety of Fall Sugar Cookies.

Black Bear Diner
7700 S. Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 719-4520
Black Bear Diner is open on Thanksgiving day until 8:00 p.m. with traditional Thanksgiving dinner plus the regular menu.

RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9800
Need to escape the relatives for a little fun BEFORE the big Thanksgiving meal? RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant has a Thanksgiving Eve menu that’s way better than Aunt Thelma’s weird “Holiday Vegetable Loaf.” On Wednesday, November 21, guests will enjoy food and drink specials including: $2 Hot Sake, $6 Specialty Cocktails like the Blushing Geisha and Dragon Bite, $8 Viva Las Vegas Rolls, $7 RA’ckin Shrimp, $4 Spring Rolls and more!


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