Turkey-time is just around the corner, which means buying, preparing, and serving the food, plus clean up. This year, instead of taking all that time away from family to prepare the meal, try out one of these 13 locations across Utah that will serve Thanksgiving favorites without the hassle. More time with family = more memories of Thanksgiving 2019. Did we mention no family-sized mess to clean up afterward? That’s a win-win in our book.
For 2019, we’ve aggregated a blend of turkey dinners, as well as places steering clear from tradition.
Salt Lake City
Oasis will once again open for Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, brunch at Oasis Café’s brunch menu is a favorite with locals. It’s loaded with traditional breakfast dishes, soups, salads and sandwiches. 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.
Reservations recommended: 151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404, www.oasiscafeslc.com
2. Cafe Niche
Cafe Niche on 300 South will be hosting a special Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet featuring Executive Chef Andy Morrison’s creative take on traditional holiday fare. The celebration goes on from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and costs $45 per person and $25 for children ages 12 and under, not including tax or gratuity. General Manager/Partner Caprice Ossana has specially selected wines that perfectly complement the menu.
“While we offer a Thanksgiving carving station with roast turkey and prime rib, we have a lot of really fun options too, from funeral potato casserole to sweet potato and jalapeño soup to a delicious kale Caesar,” said Andy Morrison, executive chef. “We are excited to welcome our guests back to celebrate the bounty.”
Reservations recommended: 801-433-3380, www.caffeniche.com.
Bambara will offer a classic Thanksgiving Buffet 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. including a carving station with turkey, whole New York strip, oysters, shrimp, salads and soup. An array of desserts and pastries will also be offered. Reservations are $63 for adults, $55 for seniors, Kids (5-12) are $25 and kids (4 and under) are free.
“Thanksgiving is such a warm, wonderful holiday for people to come together, but it can be so stressful to host, too. Leave the kitchen and preparation and the dishes behind, and bring your friends and family, and join us for a really special dinner this holiday,” said Nathan Powers, executive chef of Bambara.
Visit bambara-slc.com for more information.
4. Hub & Spoke Diner
If you’re planning on prepping a home-cooked holiday dinner, consider getting brunch with the family before the big meal. It gets everyone out in the world for a bit before falling into a post-feast turkey-coma.
Stop in with the family for Thanksgiving Day breakfast or brunch before the big meal. Make Hub & Spoke Diner your main event for an easy and casual Thanksgiving this year. Serving a selection of their menu favorites plus specials. Thursday, Nov. 28th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Reservations recommended: 801-487-0698, or visit www.hubandspokediner.com
Tuscany is another option for fine dining in Salt Lake City. They’ll be offering a special holiday menu. The holiday menu includes traditional flavors such as turkey, sweet potatoes, and gravy. Don’t forget about classic Thanksgiving dessert, Tuscany is offering a wide variety of homemade pies.
Pricing is $50 for adults, $27 for children ages 12 and under. Serving between 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reservations recommended: 801-277-9919, or visit tuscanyslc.com
6. Log Haven
For the vegetarians out there, Log Haven is for you. This was one location that advertised a vegetarian option, while also offering traditional and nontraditional plates. Another location for the blended-palate families out there.
Includes soup or salad, choice of turkey, salmon, steak or vegetarian entree and dessert. Adults will be priced at $58.95, with children 3-12 being $31.95. (Again, 3 and under eat free!) Serving a four-course lunch from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reservations recommended: 801-272-8255 or visit www.log-haven.com
7. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops
Spencer’s is another great option for throwing in the Thanksgiving towel this year. They have everything you could possibly want for dinner and more. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops will take all of the pressure off you with their mouth watering menu which consists of garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, homemade sausage and sage stuffing, green beans, maple sweet potato puree and cranberry sauce. For dessert there will be the option of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and apple pie á la mode.
Adults will be priced at $52.00 and children at $22.00.
Reservations recommended: 801-238-4748
8. Hearth on 25th
Don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but also don’t want to go out to eat? Hearth on 25th has you covered. For $126 they are offering a Thanksgiving Turkey Feast ‘To-Go’. The Turkey feast (which serves 6) consists of slow-cooked and wood oven-roasted turkey breasts, legs and thighs, pan gravy from the overnight turkey drippings, Italian sausage and focaccia stuffing made with turkey stock, whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, light and fluffy, ready for some gravy, wood, oven-roasted vegetables with applewood smoked bacon, cranberry, ginger and orange chutney, soft dinner rolls perfect for dinner or leftovers and roasted sweet potatoes with a maple reduction and candied pecans. All food is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.
In addition to the main feast, Hearth on 25th is offering desserts that will allow you to tailor this Thanksgiving to your personal needs.
Call 801-399-0088 and place your orders by Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Pick-up times will be scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27th
9. The Brass Tag at Deer Valley Resort
Perhaps you are more of an apple pie person? The Brass Tag’s two dessert choices offer that traditional taste, as well as a pumpkin cheesecake for the pumpkin people. Here, you get options while the price remains the same. It looks The Brass Tag is the place for your turkey day this year.
The award-winning brick-oven restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe sure to please: Enjoy a choice of roasted butternut squash soup or baby greens and arugula salad, followed a choice of by maple glazed brick oven roasted turkey or oven roasted prime rib. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake or classic apple pie. Prix Fixe, $49/$20 for children 12 and under.
Visit www.deervalley.com for more information.
10. Butcher’s Chop House
Butcher’s Chop House is another place offering their full menu (we hear the people who aren’t fans of traditional thanksgiving fare!) while also offering a turkey dinner. Bring your traditional and non-traditional friends here for a memorable T-day meal.
Fill up your plate with this two-course “Full Platter” prix fixe. Dig into turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, garlic green beans and candied yams, followed by a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert. Something to note: the restaurant will not be offering its fall 2-for-1 special Thanksgiving Day. The “Full Platter” will be prix fixe, $35 for adults, $18 for children.
Visit www.butcherschophouse.com for more information.
11. Grand Summit Hotel
There’s something for everyone – and it’s all delicious – at the Grand Summit Hotel’s Thanksgiving Buffet at the Canyons Village. From classics like brown sugar and molasses brined turkey, High West whiskey and maple glazed ham, herb and garlic “emberred” prime rib, and cedar plank roasted king salmon, to no shortage of starters, soups, salads, pastas and all your favorite Thanksgiving sides, plus desserts, you and your loved ones are sure to have a meal to remember.
Pricing is $74 for adults, $63 for seniors, $39 for kids ages 6 to 14, children under 5 eat free.
12. The Eating Establishment
The Eating Establishment is offering a three course dinner that includes a mixed green or wedge salad with choice of dressing, slow roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, green beans, classic cranberry sauce, savory mashed potatoes and squash with brown sugar. Dessert includes a choice of beer bar bread pudding or Patricia’s famous pumpkin cheesecake.
Perhaps for the late diners out there, you could take a stroll by for a meal before the big meal. As they say, if delicious comfort food is your thing, the Eating Establishment will be open Thanksgiving Day serving its longtime locals-favorite menu.
Reservations recommended: 435-649-8284 or visit www.theeatingestablishment.net
13. Ruby’s Inn – The Canyon Diner
While enjoying a large Thanksgiving meal with friends and family is typically the highlight of the weekend; Ruby’s Inn allows guests to enjoy it without hassle. Ruby’s Thanksgiving Day feast includes the buffet as well as menu items for those who prefer a good ribeye steak. This year in addition to assorted homemade pies, Ruby’s is also offering a special Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecake. Ruby’s Inn will be open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and the prices will be $23 for adults, $13 for children, and $7 for small children.
“This could be the Thanksgiving where people can actually go home and relax for the rest of the weekend before heading back to work on Monday,” said Lance Syrett, general manager of Ruby’s Inn and a mashed potato aficionado.
Visit www.rubysinn.com/thanksgiving-buffet for Turkey day details.