Looking for Thanksgiving 2018 dining?Check out our latest post for 2018: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/11/05/thanksgiving-dining-2018/
2017…The clock is ticking, and maybe the dread too, November 23rd beckons! If the idea of cooking up a storm for family far and wide fills you with terror, maybe this year hit up a local restaurant. Let someone else take heat the year. As ever, here’s our yearly roundup of the best and brightest offering Thanksgiving solutions that beat burning your own kitchen down and sobbing relentlessly in the corner with a box of wine.
Restaurant DiningThe Aerie @ Snowbird Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Adults $53, children 6-12 $27, 5 and under free 9320 Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092 (801) 933-2222 snowbird.com/dining/the-aerie/ The Atrium @ Snowbird Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Adults $48, children 6-12 $24 9320 Cliff Lodge Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092 (801) 933-2140 snowbird.com/dining/the-atrium/ Bambara Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. $75 for adults, $65 for 65+, $35 for 6 – 12 year olds, 5 and under are free 202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-5454 bambara-slc.com The Brass Tag 3 course prix fixe – menu $49 per person 2900 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 615-2410 deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/thebrasstag Buca Di Beppo Serving a traditional turkey dinner and Italian classics – more info. Butcher’s Chop House 2 course prix fixe $35 for adults, $18 for children 2 – 11 p.m. 751 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 647-0040 butcherschophouse.com Cafe Niche Three course meal with options 1 – 7 p.m. $40 per person Course one (choose one) * Spring mix salad: mixed greens, dried blueberries, candied walnuts finished in a pomegranate vinaigrette * Sweet potato jalapeño bisque finished with an herb crème fraîche Course two (choose one) * Thanksgiving turkey, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and mushroom gravy * Meatloaf, Wagyu beef, bison and elk meatloaf with roasted root vegetables, brandy peppercorn glaze * Seared albacore, black pepper crusted albacore, lemon herb béarnaise, asparagus, arugula and frisée salad * Vegetarian dinner with black-eyed peas, brown rice, mushroom, shallot loaf, butternut-cashew sauce, olive oil smashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and grilled baguette. Dessert (choose one) * Soft pumpkin cookie with pistachio gelato * Ding Dong cake 779 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 433-3380 caffeniche.com Chabaar Thanksgiving buffet with vegan, vegetarian and Thai dishes. Roasted and fried turkey. $18 for adult, $10 for Kid under 12 and $13 for seniors 87 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT 84047 (801) 566-5100 annystakeonthai.com/chabaar/ Hub & Spoke Special ala carte offering – menu 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1291 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 487-0698 hubandspokediner.com Escala @ Hyatt Centric Park City Family-style 3-course prix fixe – menu Adults $35, kids 12 and under $20, ages 5 and under free Enjoy a first course of mixed greens salad, pickled beet and citrus salad, and roasted pumpkin and pear soup, followed by smoked maple-brined turkey with roasted apple and bacon stuffing and black pepper gravy, pan seared salmon with roasted asparagus and pomegranate seeds, and roasted yams, wild rice and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Assorted pies and cakes round out the evening for dessert. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance 3551 North Escala Court, Park City, Utah, USA, 84098 (435) 940-1234 parkcity.centric.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html Finca Buffet – menu 10 a.m – 2 p.m. $45 adults, $22.50 for kids 5-12, 4 years and younger are free 27 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 487-0699 fincaslc.com Flanagan’s On Main 3 course prix fixe $24.95 Dig into a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the staples in this 3-course prix fixe. Enjoy butternut squash soup, followed by roasted tom turkey with giblet gravy, house-made stuffing, cranberries, candied yams and green beans almondine. Dessert is a classic: warm pumpkin pie with ice cream. 438 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-8600 flanagansonmain.com Franck’s Four course prix fixe – menu noon – 6 p.m. $60 adults, $30 for children under 12 6263 Holladay Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84121 (801) 274-6264 francksfood.com Grand America Three course prix fixe – menu 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $45 adults, $22.50 children 5-12, 4 and under complimentary 55 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 258-6000 grandamerica.com Homestead Resort midway Buffet – menu Adults $49.95, kids 4-12 $32.95, 4 and under free 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, UT 84049 (435) 654-1102 homesteadresort.com La Caille Three course prix fixe – menu $73 adults, $36 children 4 – 12, $10 children under 4 9565 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092 (801) 942-1751 lacaille.com The Lodge Bistro @ Snowbird Three course meal with options – menu 4 – 9 p.m. Adults $48, children 6-12 $24 9260 E # 082, Lodge Rd, Snowbird, UT 84092 (801) 933-2222 snowbird.com/dining/the-lodge-bistro/ Log Haven Four course set meal with options – menu 1 – 5.30 p.m. $54.95 adults, $29.95 children ages 3-12) More Details: First course (choice of one) * Fresh ricotta – hazelnut arancini, butternut squash puree * Creamy potato and leeksoup, crisp house pancetta * Wild mushroom ragu, parmesan grits Second course * Baby winter greens, candied pecans, dried cranberries, honey – lemon dressing Entree (choice of one) * Juniper brined turkey, apple sausage stuffing, haricot verts, buttermilk mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry, traditional gravy * Grilled king salmon, spaghetti squash, yam fingerlings, huckleberry brown butter * Pan roasted 44 farms filet, aligot potatoes, haricot verts, pinot noir demi glace * Roasted butternut squash risotto, crème fraîche, grana padano, beurre rouge Dessert (choice of one) * Maple crème brûlée, gaufrette * Pumpkin cheesecake, cranberry sauce * Pecan pie, whipped cream 451 Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 (801) 272-8255 log-haven.com Little America Buffet – info 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $57.00 adult, $27.00 child (5-10), hildren 4 and under complimentary Little America – Lucky H Bar & Grille Thanksgiving day menus – info 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. $31-$36 adults, $17 children Little America – Coffee Shop Thanksgiving day menus – info 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $26-$29 adults, 14.95-$15.95 children 500 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 596-5700 saltlake.littleamerica.com Marriott University Park Buffett 11 a.m – 5 p.m. on Thursday, $32.95 adults, $26.95 seniors 65+, $15.95 kids 5-12, under 5 free 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (801) 581-1000 marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcup-salt-lake-city-marriott-university-park/ No Name Saloon Complementary Buffet Starting at 2 p.m. Dig into a complementary buffet at this local’s favorite saloon, featuring turkey dinner with all the fixings. 447 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-6667 nonamesaloon.net Oasis Cafe Regular brunch – menu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guest favorites include the German buttermilk pancake with blueberry compote or the eggs Benedict Florentine, chef Efren’s breakfast burrito; the toasted Brie sandwich or a traditional Reuben sandwich. “Once the turkey is in the oven, families can pop over for a leisurely brunch before returning to their kitchens,” said Will Keesen, general manager. “Honestly, this is really self-serving – I just need a place to eat that morning,” he laughs. 151 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 322-0404 oasiscafeslc.com Oregano Italian Kitchen Buffet Adults $26, children $12 (12 and under), children under 3 free 223 Center St, Provo, UT 84601 (801) 788-4185 oreganoitaliankitchen.com Powder @ Waldorf Astoria Family-style dinner – menu 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $55 for adults and $25 for children Pick-up orders: $45/person This Thanksgiving feast is served family style and features all the classics. Start with butternut apple bisque, followed by Mary’s organic turkey served with whipped Yukon potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, mushroom farmhouse stuffing, cranberry preserves and Parker House rolls. For dessert, dig into pumpkin pie, Utah apple crumble, and carrot cake cupcakes. Reservations of up to 10 people are available. Pick-up orders are also on offer, but must be ordered by Thursday, Nov. 16, by calling 435-647-5566. 2100 Frostwood Dr, Park City, UT 84098 (435) 647-5500 waldorfastoriaparkcity.com Silver Fork Lodge Buffet – menu noon – 6 p.m. $34 adults, $17 kids 10 and under 11332 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton, UT 84121 (801) 533-9977 silverforklodge.com Spencers For Steak & Chops Plated Thanksgiving dinner and a choice of one dessert (see blow) All day, regular restaurant hours $55 adults, $20 kids * Roasted white and dark turkey * Garlic smashed potatoes * Giblet gravy * Home made sausage and sage stuffing * Green beans * Maple sweet potato puree * Cranberry sauce Dessert (choose one) * Pumpkin pie * Pecan pie * Apple pie ala mode Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 238-4748 spencersforsteaksandchops.com St. Regis Deer Valley Buffet $85 for adults, $45 for children 5-12 1 – 7 p.m. Join St. Regis for an exquisite Thanksgiving buffet overflowing with seasonal delicacies and traditional favorites. The dinner menu includes more than a dozen selections, featuring mains of Mary’s free range organic turkey, bourbon and mustard glazed spiral cut ham, rosemary and olive oil crusted leg of lamb, and sides like sweet potato and bacon pie, caramelized heirloom carrots with orange vinaigrette, roasted cauliflower soup with bacon and curry oil, mashed potatoes, and a selection of salads, cheeses, vegetables, stuffing and gravy. Be sure to leave room for dessert, which includes nearly 20 selections like egg not crème brulee, blackberry pate de fruits, pumpkin mousse bombes and more. Reservations required, live music 2-6 p.m. 2300 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 940-5700 https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcxr-the-st-regis-deer-valley/ Texas De Brazil Regular Brazilian Buffet with extra thanksgiving options $42.99, salad area only $24.99 50 S Main St. Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 (385) 232-8070 texasdebrazil.com/locations/utah/salt-lake-city/ Tucanos Regular Brazilian buffet with specials – menu $29.95 adults, $11.95 kids 7*12, under 7 free 62 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 456-2550 tucanos.com Versante Hearth And Bar A la carte menu Seatings at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. If buffets and prix fixe dinners aren’t your style, Versante at Park City peaks is serving classic Thanksgiving selections for the holiday. Enjoy starters of roasted root vegetable bisque or holiday salad, then choose from roast turkey breast, slow roasted prime rib, grilled salmon, brined pork chop and brown butter gnocchi. Sides can be served family style or per person, and include cornbread stuffing, roasted baby potato, mashed potato, French toast sweet potato, creamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed haricot vert, roasted cauliflower and butternut squash risotto. For dessert, enjoy warm pumpkin donut holes, chocolate flourless torte or roasted caramel apple. 2346 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 604-4012 parkcitypeaks.com/versante/ Vertical Diner – Dine in, or take out, and 100% vegan and vegetarian. Just $19 per person for a full Thanksgiving day spread. More details on Facebook. 234 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 484-8378 facebook.com/verticaldinerSLC Zermatt Resort Midway Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $55 13 and up, $29 5-12 years old, 4 and under free 84 W Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049 (866) 937-6288 zermattresort.com
Food To GoOr maybe you want to relieve just a little of the cooking and cleaning stress but still enjoy the big day from the comfort fo your own home. If so, there’s a number of local businesses that offer everything from door step delivery of a full cooked T-Day meal through to pies, pastries and cooked turkeys and hams to go. Cuisine Unlimited – Top of the list has to be SLC’s number one caterer. Not only will Cuisine Unlimited cook the whole shebang for you, but they’ll even deliver it right to your doorstep if you want. All you have to do is lay the table and prep your best bragging story for relatives, “yeah, I’ve been up since 6 a.m. cooking for you people”. Options include: Herb Roasted Whole Turkey (16-18 lb) Organic Herb Roasted Whole Turkey (16-18 lb) Herb Roasted Whole Turkey (20-24 lb) Organic Herb Roasted Whole Turkey (20-24 lb) Spiral Cut Ham (7-9 lb) Prime Rib Garlic Sage Pan Gravy Cranberry Orange Chutney Spinach & Butternut Squash Salad Field Green & Peppered Pear Salad Rustic Caesar Salad Apple Squash Bisque Half Dozen Assorted Rolls Half Dozen Gluten-Free Assorted Rolls Herb Infused Mashed Potatoes Traditional Herb Stuffing Cornbread & Currant Stuffing Focaccia & Apple Walnut Stuffing Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes Grilled Winter Vegetables Ginger-Orange Carrots Roasted Butternut Squash Fresh Cut Green Beans Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Pumpkin Pecan Roll Colonial Pumpkin Pie Apple Cranberry Pie Butterscotch Cream Pie Pickup is free, delivery is charged additionally. Orders can be placed directly online at: intranet.cuisineunlimited.com/thanksgiving/ Beltex Meats – Humanely raised, free range, non-gmo all natural turkey’s are being offered by Philip Grubisa’s butcher shop. The bird comes seasoned, “roast ready” and with cooking instructions should they be needed. Turkeys will be brined for 72 hours, finished with a garlic rub and fresh herb compound butter. Turkeys will range from 16-18lbs. Price is $6/lb. This year Beltex also has a limited number of smoked hams available. The boneless smoked ham is smoked for 10 hours over Utah cherry wood and finished with a maple mustard glaze. Hams average 6-8lbs, and the pork is humanely raised, pastured, and never fed antibiotics or hormones. Price is $11/lb. All orders are held with a $25 deposit. Orders can be placed in store, over the phone, at the farmers market, or online at beltexmeats.com. Pickup will be November 20-22 in store. Buzz Cafe @ Montage Deer Valley – Offering dinner to go, $250 serving 6-8 people, orders required at least 72 hours in advance. Enjoy herb-roasted turkey served with andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing, buttermilk and Boursin cheese mashed potatoes, and preserved lemon and garlic broccolini, plus citrus-cranberry sauce, house-made brown gravy and stone ground artisan rolls. For desert, choose from caramel apple pie, oat crumble or traditional pumpkin pie. Crumb Brothers – Holiday pies to go $20-$25, tea cakes, cookies, rolls, truffle sand focaccia too. More details on this Instagram post. Deer Valley Grocery Cafe – This local favorite is offering delicious sides like celery root bisque soup, Deer Valley roasted garlic mashers, spinach salad, roasted butternut squash, green beans au gratin, and sourdough apple and yam stuffing, which will make perfect compliments to your turkey, ham or other entrée being served at home. Breads and pies and cakes are also on offer, including traditional pumpkin, apple cheddar, pecan, apple, blueberry, cherry and chocolate silk pies. Caramel apple cheesecake, pumpkin Swiss roll with Deer Valley cream cheese, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are also available. Sides, starters and desserts to-go. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, and picked up by 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Menu and details. Fillings And Emulsions – Pastries to go at this award winning bakery. 12″ tarts $25.99, rolls $3.99 per dozen, 8″ coffee cakes $23.95, half dozen meat pies $19.99. Last orders November 20th. More info on Facebook. Frisch – Vegan foods for Thanksgiving togo. Items include: gravy, fruit & rice stuffing, dll chickn salad, ranch dressing, hot sauce, savory soy chickn, butternut squash soup and more. More details on Facebook. Harmons – Complete turkey and ham dinners to go. Early bird special available, $15 off when you order online by November 13 https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/fresh-foods/complete-dinners Hearth On 25th – This Ogden based restaurant is offering a full Thanksgiving day dinner togo. The “Turkey Feast” to feed six is priced at $126. Dessert is an additional $12 with choice of two options and extra meat is $8 per pound. Last orders required by November 18th. More info on Facebook. Kasier’s BBQ – Providing custom smoked Turkeys for $69.00. The 20 pound bird has a shrinkage of about 4 pounds and will feed pproximately 10 people. You decide how you would like your turkey smoked: using oak or using mesquite, rubbed or mopped. Birds are available for both Wednesday and Thanksgiving day pickup. For more information call Kaiser’s (801) 355-0499. More details on Facebook Passion Flour Patisserie – 100% vegan and vegetarian baked goods to go. Caramel pumpkin, maple pecan and cardamom apple pies $18. Dozen dinner rolls $14, brioche rolls $17. More details on Facebook. Poppies Bakery – Thanksgiving pies ranging $20-$25. Last order date November 20th. See Facebook for more details. Seans Smokehouse – Offering whole turkeys (approximately 14 pounds), whole hams (approximately 8 pounds), and turkey breasts (approximately 8 pounds). They can be picked up cold on Wednesday, November 22 with rewarming instructions. Whole turkeys $75 feeds 12-15, turkey breast $50 feeds 18-22, hams $45 feeds 15-20. More info on Facebook. Smokeys BBQ – Deep fried turkeys to go, but no precise cost details yet. Details to come on Facebook. Whole Foods Market – A range of togo meals, all cooked, just heat and serve. Prices range from $10.99 for pies through to $120-$250 for complete T-Day meals that feed 6-12 people. Windy Ridge Bakery – One of Park City’s best bakers offering a range of pies and quiches sure to enhance your dinner or make a delightful and delicious house warmer. All pies are in an 11-inch deep dish and should serve 8-10 people generously. Prices $23-$35. Cut-off for special orders is Wed, November. 15. All orders must be pre-paid + picked up on Wed, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 pm. More info on their website.
Thanksgiving pieces from previous years:Just in case we’ve missed someone from this years list, here are our roundups of Thanksgiving dining in SLC from previous years. 2016: gastronomicslc.com/2016/11/11/thanksgiving-dining-2016 2015: gastronomicslc.com/2015/11/16/thanksgiving-day-dining-in-salt-lake-2015/ 2014: gastronomicslc.com/2014/11/17/thanksgiving-day-dining-options-2014-slc/
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.