Pecan pie at ZuZu’s Thanksgiving Dinner. (Photo credit: Hotel Valley Ho)
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix on November 23 by working up an appetite at a 5K race—or just diving into these delicious brunch and dinner offerings.
Each year, Fountain Hills hosts the only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona. Grab the family and enjoy floats, horses, marching bands and a Grand Marshall.
Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with a healthy start to the day. Adults can take on the 5K/10K race, or a 1-mile and 50-yard dash for younger participants. Little ones who have completed the race or simply want somewhere to hang while their parents complete the 5K/10K can stop by the Kids Zone for face painting, balloon artists, turkey hats and arts & crafts.(Formerly Turkey Day 5K)
The Arizona Biltmore invites you to burn off the calories before you dig in this Thanksgiving. Surely the idea of heaps of mashed potatoes will give to the motivation you need to run, jog, or walk the 3.1 mile course. Even better, you'll get a comfy commemorative t-shirt to change into after your feast.
Work up a sweat before working on your dinner plate. Mesa's Turkey Trot is one of Arizona's oldest running events, where you can run a 10K or a 5K, or opt for the 1 mile fun run.
ZooLights is open on Thanksgiving evening at the Phoenix Zoo. Grab the fam and see the zoo lit up with millions of lights and hundreds of sparkling displays from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in the historic setting of the Arizona Biltmore with a four-course menu that reflects an innovative culinary style. From pan seared diver scallops to Loch Duart salmon, exceptional selections await.
Price: $95 for adults, $45 for children 12 and under. Tax and gratuity additional.
Wright’s at the Biltmore
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner and live entertainment while surrounded by sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the Kierland Golf Course and McDowell Mountains.
Price: $75 for adults and $25 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under dine at no charge, excluding tax and gratuity.
A bountiful cornucopia of holiday and favorite dishes will be served in the gracious setting of the Gold Room.
Price: $85 for adults; $40 for children 10 and under; 5 and under free. Includes tax and gratuity.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special buffet in SWB, a southwest bistro, featuring a variety of festive favorites and a special buffet for kids.
Price: $89 for adults; $44.50 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. Price excludes tax and gratuity.
The Thanksgiving feast at Frank & Albert’s includes a selection of soups and salads followed by slow roasted turkey breast or herb crusted prime rib, a variety of sides and an extravagant dessert buffet.
Price: $65 per adult. $35 per child ages 5-12. Tax and gratuity additional.
The retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho is celebrating Thanksgiving with two delicious dining options. Enjoy an à la carte dinner in ZuZu or a full buffet in the ballroom.
Price: Buffet is $59 per person and $19 for children 12 and under
Hotel Valley Ho
Take the stress out of Thanksgiving and treat yourself to a 3-course Thanksgiving Feast at J&G Steakhouse, featuring treats like roasted turkey and pumpkin cheesecake.
Price: $65 per person
At this Brazilian Steakhouse, experience the art of churrasco, the centuries-old gaucho chefs’ tradition of Southern Brazil, with Thanksgiving menu items.
Price: $49.95. Children 7 to 12 are half price and children under 7 are complimentary.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with a twist, featuring slow-roasted turkey, macaroni and cheese, a seafood station and mashed potatoes to share.
Price: $38 adults; $15 children
Four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs come together to present a luxurious Thanksgiving feast.
Price: Adults $95; children $40; children 5 and under are free
For a more casual setting, a traditional dinner will be offered along with spiced pumpkin pie.
Price: $36 per person
This three course pre-fixe dinner menu offers a variety of starters such as roasted pumpkin soup, entrees including roasted free range turkey, and desserts such as T. Cook’s own pumpkin pie.
Price: $95 adults; $29 children 6-12 (children 5 and under eat free)
This traditional Thanksgiving dinner will feature selection such as pumpkin bisque, autumn cider roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, toasted marshmallow yams and more. Top it off with a white chocolate pumpkin mousse dome for dessert.
Price: $38 adults (10% discount for seniors); $19 kids 12 and under
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with the family at The-Hole-in-the-Wall. The Feast menu includes rancher salad, herb crusted prime rib, pear and thyme turkey breast with gravy and buttery garlic mashed potatoes, along with a variety of sides and desserts.
Price: $39.95 adults; $35.95 seniors; $19 children 10 and under (children ages 3 and under eat free)
Carving stations featuring a variety of meats to choose from stand alongside bisque and salad stations, a seafood display, and an assortment of breads, sides and desserts.
Price: $64.95 adult; $34.95 children (age 10 and under)
Different Pointe of View
The buffet at Compass, a revolving restaurant with views of downtown, features a menu of prime rib, turkey, cherry glazed salmon, short ribs pot pie, crab claws, steak and eggs benedict, a crepe station, desserts and much more for brunch. Music is provided by a classical guitarist.
Price: $86 adults; $30 children ages 5-12
Rico’s American Grill Thanksgiving menu features a variety of salads, meats and cheeses, carving stations, hot sides and desserts.
Price: $34.95 adults; $30.95 seniors; $17.95 children 10 and under (children 3 and under eat free)
Enjoy herb-crusted prime rib or brined and roasted turkey from the carving board alongside beef short ribs, pork loin and a variety of sides.
Price: $51.95 adults; $46.95 seniors; $24.95 children 10 and under
The chefs at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center will be cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving holiday in true western style. Guests will enjoy an authentic western buffet of traditional holiday favorites.
Price: $23.95 for adults; $9.95 for children 12 and under.
Enjoy the splendor of Thanksgiving with a lavish buffet dinner in our ballroom featuring carved meat stations, scrumptious side dishes crisp salads an amazing array of fresh holiday desserts plus live piano entertainment.
Price: $48 adults; $20 children ages 3-12; ages 2 and under free
Gather around the table with family and friends for a delicious 3-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving favorites and live piano entertainment. Reservations required.
Price: $58 adults; $22 children ages 3-12
Celebrate this holiday season in the idyllic atmosphere of Ko’Sin restaurant while enjoying stunning views of the nearby Sierra Estrella Mountain Range. Ko’Sin will offer a traditional four-course prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner with entrees such as roasted turkey, braised short rib and buttered root vegetable.
Price: $69 adults, $60 seniors, $20 junior version for kids age 12 and younger, 4 and under free.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at Dust Cutter at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel with their pre-fixe menu with local goat cheese panna cotta, spiced duck breast, and sassafras ice cream.
Price: $25 per person
Enjoy a thanksgiving meal at the Camelback Inn's Lincoln restaurant with a 3-course plated dinner, featuring old bay tartare, maple bourbon glazed organic turkey, and cranberry gravy.
Price: $55 per person
Thanksgiving dinner options include butternut squash soup with five spice crème fraiche and julienne apple; pumpkin gnocchi with pork belly, kale, mushrooms and scallions; and slow roasted Red Bird Farms Turkey with mash potatoes. Pumpkin pie and bourbon pecan pie will also be available as dessert. Reservations are recommended.
Price: Individually priced items.
Enjoy a menu of roasted butternut squash soup, candied chestnuts and pepitas, slow roasted turkey with cranberry relish and apple-pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes and charred brussels sprouts with bacon, and spiced pumpkin pie with ginger bread and vanilla whipped cream.
Price: $38 adults, $28 kids
Blend tradition and innovation at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. From mesquite hot smoked turkey to our brown butter roasted sweet potato casserole, graze through buffet and à la carte options.
Price: $65 adults, $35 children over 12, complimentary for children 6 years and under
Join Wildfish for a traditional holiday dinner with all the trimmings. And for anyone who chooses to abandon custom in favor of lobster, their full menu will also be available.
Price: Adults $39, Children $15. Full menu items are regular price
In addition to a Traditional Turkey Dinner with chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry apple relish and giblet gravy, entrée choices at elements will include duck confit raviolis with braised Swiss chard, grilled swordfish and more. Desert includes a ginger pumpkin tart with maple cookie crust.
Price: $95 for adults, $25 for children
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa