The holiday eating season kicks into high gear with the Thanksgiving feast. Whet your appetite, or avoid the kitchen completely with everything from holiday buffets to full take-home meals at restaurants and resorts all over town.
Takeout meals may have specific order deadlines and pickup times, and reservations are strongly recommended for dining in. Children’s menus and additional items may also be available; be sure to check with individual venues for details. Prices generally exclude tax and gratuity.
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro — 5845 N. Oracle Road. “Everything but the turkey.” Items include: toasted stuffing cubes, sausage stuffing, dinner rolls, pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and pumpkin dulce de leche cake. Order by phone or in store by 3 p.m. Nov. 24.; Pickup orders Nov. 25-27. 408-9000.
Brushfire BBQ — Meals serve eight to 14 people; prices range from $44.99 for smoked whole turkey to $120.99 for whole smoked “Tur-Duck-Hen.” 2745 N. Campbell Ave., 624-3223; 7080 E. 22nd St., 867-6050. Order at either location by Nov. 23; must pick up on Nov. 27. Both closed Thanksgiving Day.
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa — 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Two options for takeout: Cornish game hen dinner feeds two to four for $140, or roasted turkey dinner feeds six to eight for $210. Both include pumpkin pie, sides and choice of one bottle of pre-selected wine. Order by Nov. 26; pick up at noon Thanksgiving Day. 791-6137.
The Restaurants at Casino del Sol Resort — 5655 W. Valencia Road. Nov. 27. $12.95-$53. 838-6700.
Festa: Thanksgiving Day Buffet, $28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Moby’s: Dinner, $14.95, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tequila Factory: Specials $12.95 and up, 3-8 p.m.
PY Steakhouse: Four-course set menu, starting at $45. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse — 2959 N. Swan Road. Four-course menu includes appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Choices include: Roasted all-natural turkey with cheddar smashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, filet mignon, cedar-plank salmon or prime rib. Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $31.95 and up. 327-7463.
Old Pueblo Grille — 60 N. Alvernon Way. Buffet including salads, roasted turkey, roast beef, green chile pork pot roast, sides and desserts. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $21.95. 326-6000.
Acacia Real Food & Cocktails — 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Four-course set menu. Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $45 per person; $14.95 children ages 5-9; free for children 4 and younger. 232-0101.
Loews Ventana Canyon — 7000 N. Resort Drive. Nov. 28. $65; $30 children 6-12; $10 children 5 and younger. 615-5496.
Canyon Cafe: brunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Flying V: prix fixe begins at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving dinner to go from Flying V: serves six to eight for $160, order by noon Nov. 27, pick up 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28. 299-2020, Ext. 5107.
Pastiche — 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Menu with classic and not-so-classic dishes, including: full roasted turkey meal, bone-in pork chop meal, or baked three-cheese mac with bacon. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 28. $14-$20. 325-3333.
Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch — 1 W. La Osa Ranch Road, Sasabe. Traditional Thanksgiving meal with a Southwest slant, about 65 miles south of Tucson. Package includes a room for the night and breakfast the next day. Reservations required. Horseback riding available to add on. Nov. 28: check-in at 11 a.m., check out next day at 11 a.m. $249 per couple. 1-520-823-4257.
Core Kitchen & Wine Bar — 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive, Marana. Selections include turkey and trimmings or prime rib, raw bar, omelets, seafood, ribs, cheeses, charcuterie, fruits and veggies, dessert buffet. 572-3000.
Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $78; $35 under 12.
Dinner: 5:30-9 p.m. $95; $40 under 12.
Turkey to go: Traditional turkey dinner serves six, includes trimmings and dessert. Pre-order by noon Nov. 27; pick up in lobby 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28. $279.
Cactus Rose in the DoubleTree by Hilton-Reid Park — 445 S. Alvernon Way. Includes turkey carved to order, bone-in smoked ham, or entrees choice including short ribs, stuffed chicken or seafood. Sides, soup and salad bar and dessert table. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 28. $39.95; $35.95 seniors 60 and above; $17.95 kids 7-14; free for children under 7. 323-5220.
Signature Grill at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa — 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Buffet features traditional holiday fare, regional-inspired entrees, choice of sides and desserts. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $59; $25 children 6-12; free for children 5 and younger. 791-6064.
Arizona Family Restaurant/Easy Street Lounge — 80 W. Esperanza Blvd., Green Valley. Oven-roasted turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, yams, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Full menu also available. Reservations for parties of eight or more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 28. $17.99; $9.99 kids 12 and younger. 625-3680.
Maynards Kitchen — 400 N. Toole Ave. Family-style service includes slow-roasted natural turkey breast and pan gravy, cauliflower “gratinee,” mushroom ragout, and pumpkin cheesecake. Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $45. 545-0577.
Omni Tucson National Resort — 2727 W. Club Drive. Traditional and modern dishes including salads, charcuterie platter, breakfast items, traditional roast turkey and trimmings, ham and dessert. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28. $29.99; $15.99 children 12 and under. 297-2271, Ext. 2381.
Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress — 311 E. Congress St. Regular menu and Thanksgiving specials. Features include: Confit duck Benedict, slow-roasted turkey, pork tenderloin roulade or trout almondine. Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Specials begin at 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Nov. 28. $6-$23. 798-1618.
Forty Niner Country Club Rincon Mountain Grill — 12000 E. Tanque Verde Road. Cold station with salads, veggies, cheeses and breads. Hot station with turkey, ham, salmon, sides and desserts. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28. $28.95; $9.95 children 3-10; free under 3 years old. 749-4925, Ext. 207.
Hacienda del Lago — 14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago, Vail. Menu includes roasted sage turkey, stuffing, ham, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes. Citrus pumpkin or apple pie. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28. $27.99; $10.99 children 10 and younger. 647-3109.
Metropolitan Grill — 7892 N. Oracle Road. Four-course menu with soup or salad, entree choices include: roasted turkey, prime rib, pork chop, salmon or tofu and dessert. Last seating 7 p.m.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28. $21.95 and up. 531-1212.