Holidays

Skip the dishes, eat out on Thanksgiving in Tempe!

Make the most out of your Turkey Day and eat out this Thanksgiving!

Love all things Thanksgiving, but prefer to enjoy all the eating and talking, and less of the cooking and cleaning? You’re in luck! We have created a list of Tempe restaurants ready to cook up the best-tasting Thanksgiving meal you’ve ever had with zero mess! Some restaurants are open for dine-in service on Thanksgiving Day, and others are offering to-go meals for pick-up before Thanksgiving. We’ve done all the research, so now you just have to pick a spot and make a reservation!

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427

For a barbecue-style Thanksgiving Family Feast, head to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (reservations recommended for dining in). You can also pre-order a complete Thanksgiving feast — or whole hickory-smoked turkey, signature sides and desserts a la carte — by 5 p.m. on November 22nd. Pick up your order on November 23rd or 24th and receive a $20 bonus card.

The KEG Steakhouse + Bar

23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-5552

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The Keg will feature a delightful 3-course menu featuring their classic Keg Caesar salad or Iceberg Wedge Salad to start, traditional turkey dinner and cheesecake topped with pumpkin drizzle for only $38. Reservations are accepted.

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 Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit their website for a list of all Thanksgiving Day menu items perfect for feeding the entire family! Thanksgiving seating is available on a walk-in basis only.

Pedal Haus Brewery

730 S. Mill Ave., #102., Tempe, AZ 85281 |  (480) 314-2337

To add even more spirit to the unofficial holiday, Pedal Haus Brewery in Tempe is excited to host its Friendsgiving event on Wednesday, November 23rd. Guests will enjoy live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pedal Haus’ Peppermint Porter and happy hour prices all day long.

Thanksgiving at the Westin Tempe

11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885

This year, skip the stress of cooking Thanksgiving dinner at-home and visit Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits for a specialty, three-course menu curated by Executive Chef Mario Ventura.

Located on the ground-floor of The Westin Tempe, Terra Tempe’s limited-time holiday menu will be available for dine-in guests on Thursday, November 24th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will feature seasonal specialties with a Southwest twist. Standouts from the menu include Butternut Squash Soup ($14) with citrus crema fresca, candied pepitas, tempura pickled jalapeños and cilantro; Pumpkin Gnocchi ($18) with duck confit, root vegetable hash and apple corn break crumble;  The Turkey Feast ($35) with turkey breast, turkey leg “porchetta,” yam puree, apple cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce and brown butter giblet gravy; Rosemary Smoked Ribeye ($48) with shishito peppers, baby quash, fingerling potatoes and lingonberry demi; and Pumpkin Cheesecake ($12) with toasted pepita praline and mesquite gingersnap crust.

To book a reservation, call (480) 968-8885 or visit OpenTable.

To view the full Thanksgiving menu, view the Terra Tempe website.

Terra Tempe

Squarz Bakery & Cafe

975 E. Elliot Rd. #103, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 788-8776

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the buttery, flaky delight of Squarz hand-crafted pie crust filled with Caramel Apple, Classic Pecan and Pumpkin Molasses! Pies are made with an all butter pate foncer (french pastry) crust for a rich and indulgent taste. Pre-order today at SquarzPies.com.

Wildflower Bread Company

6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 838-9773

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without baked goodies from Wildflower Bread Company! Place your order now through November 20th to secure Wildflower’s signature holiday breads and desserts before Turkey Day. The quality and freshness of your holiday order is 100% guaranteed. Also, view their seasonal menu items like the Turkey Cranberry Walnut Stuffing Sandwich for extra Thanksgiving Day deliciousness.

Top of the Rock Restaurant at the Marriott Buttes Resort

2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 431-2370

Located at the Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes, Top of the Rock Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine made from local and seasonal ingredients from the Southwest. This Thanksgiving, Top of the Rock is featuring a Thanksgiving Day Buffet on November 24th with a special menu that includes all Thanksgiving Day favorites like Roasted Turkey, Whipped Potatoes and Roasted Fall Vegetables. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.

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