Whether you're far away from Grandma's house or just don't want to cook, having Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, or having all or part of your meal catered, can be an excellent option. Here are some great restaurants and caterers serving Thanksgiving dinner in the Salt Lake area, with both fine dining and less expensive options.
Note: While we do our best to make sure all details are accurate, please call the restaurant or visit the website to verify times, prices and other specifics. Reservations are required for most restaurants on Thanksgiving Day.
The picturesque Blue Boar Inn in Midway, about 45 minutes east of Salt Lake City, will be serving a three-course fixed price Thanksgiving feast featuring gourmet versions of all your Thanksgiving favorites, such as corn chowder, smoked black pepper rubbed turkey and apple tart tatin.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 12-6 p.m.
1235 Warm Springs Road in Midway
Reservations required: 888-650-1400
$45 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under
Buca di Beppo will open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner or the regular Italian menu. Fully prepared Thanksgiving feasts or individual dishes are also available for takeout.
Salt Lake City
202 W. 300 S.
935 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Family style Thanksgiving dinners start at $39.95 for three people
Chuck-A-Rama is probably the least expensive option for eating out on Thanksgiving, and while it's definitely not haute cuisine, Thanksgiving staples like roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are the kind of "home cooking" that Chuck-A-Rama does best. The wonderful scones with flavored butters and jams are always a favorite.
Salt Lake area locations include Salt Lake City, Murray and Draper. Other locations throughout Utah and Idaho.
Prices are $10.99 for adults, $9.99 for seniors. Children ages 3-12 are $.75 per year of age.
Maxine Turner and her culinary team at Cuisine Unlimited offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for pickup or delivery to your home. The menu includes several variations of roast turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cooked vegetables, salads, soups, rolls and desserts.
Place orders by Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
Pickup or delivery Wednesday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or Thursday, Nov. 22, 2011, 9 a.m.-noon
10 people or more at $32.50 per person
Fewer than 10 people at $38.50 per person
4641 Cherry St.
The Farm at the Canyons Resort is one of Utah's most honored new restaurants and will serve a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 5-9 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 5-9 p.m.
4000 The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City
Reservations required: 435-615-8060
Faustina's second annual Thanksgiving dinner features red pear salad, maple glazed salmon, roast turkey, prime rib, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin panna cotta and many more seasonal favorites. Optional wine pairings are also available.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 3-8 p.m.
454 E. 300 S.
Reservations required: 801-746-4441
$45 per person, $65 with wine pairings
The Grand America, ranked by Forbes Traveler as one of America's 50 best hotels, offers a spectacular buffet brunch for Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving Day "Grand" Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $59 for adults, $29.50 for children 5-12, plus gratuity and tax
555 S. Main St.
Reservations required: 801-258-6807
Longtime Park City favorite the Grub Steak will serve a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings. Regular dinner menu will also be available.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 3-8 p.m.
Prospector Square, corner of Gold Dust and Sidewinder, Park City
Call for reservations: 435-649-8060
$25.75 for adults. Children 12 and under $13.75
Thanksgiving Dinner at La Caille includes all your Thanksgiving favorites in a spectacular French chateau setting.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 12-6:30 p.m.
$52 for adults, $26 for children 5-12, 4 and under free
9565 Wasatch Blvd.
The Little America Hotel offers Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom, Thanksgiving dinner in the steakhouse from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Thanksgiving dinner in the coffee shop from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Prices for the buffet brunch are $45 for adults and $22 for children ages 5-10. Children ages 4 and younger are free. Menu prices vary for the steakhouse and coffee shop; check the hotel's website for details.
500 S. Main St.
No reservations needed. Call more information: 801-281-7899