Where to Order a Thanksgiving Feast in Denver

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There’s no denying it now, folks: The holiday season is officially upon us. Let the themed roundups and seasonal specialties pervade your feed and get you excited for all that’s going on in Denver. From three-course dine-in experiences to easy-breezy to-go meals, Thanksgiving is officially back in action this year and there are a plethora of options for you to make it count. Many restaurants are still opting for to-go-style offerings, but trust us when we say everyone’s pulling out all the stops for holiday feasting this year.

Come in early for the full brunch menu from 10 am -1 pm, then stay for one of the three Thanksgiving dinner seatings. Choose a soup or salad, an entrée (herb roasted turkey breast, roasted prime rib, grilled salmon, or butternut squash risotto) that comes with assorted sides and sauces, your own selection of turkey day sides (mashed potatoes, veggies, the whole nine yards), and as always, end on a sweet note with your choice of pie.
Reserve your seating online. $70 per person.

Mizuna

Capitol Hill

Enjoy Thanksgiving at home with Mizuna for two, featuring sous vide turkey, truffle mashed potatoes, and a whole lot of other seasonal goodness. Each person gets their own personal apple pie and you’ve got some boozy options to add to your meal if you like, including Cosmopolitans or spiced Manhattans for two or a bottle of red or white wine.
Reserve your time slot and pick up Wednesday, November 24th. $90 per person.

The Original

Ballpark

Have a family-style Thanksgiving feast with all of the flavor and good company and none of the hassle. Prix-fixe menu (with a la carte items you can add on) includes your choice of appetizer, soup or salad, and a whole slew of turkey day mains, from turkey breast and leg confit, roasted honey glazed ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and homemade pie. If you’re not feeling the whole meal and just need something sweet to take home, grab a ready-made pie to go.
Thursday, November 25th, 12 - 8pm. $49 per adult, $25 per child.

Have Thanksgiving your way, whether dining in or taking home with Woodie Fisher’s Thanksgiving Dinner special. Roasted turkey breast, of course, with crème fraiche whipped potatoes, classic herb stuffing, and some Woodie Fisher specials like its Brussels sprouts and chicory salad. End the evening with a stiff drink or take your bourbon via some pecan pie and fresh whipped cream.
Reserve your dine-in or pick-up time online, for 11 am - 4 pm on Thursday, November 25th. $65 per person.

Another turkey day takeaway with some Italian dazzle sprinkled in, this Thanksgiving for two features slow-roasted rosemary pork loin, fingerling potatoes, baked rigatoni, and tops everything off with apple crumble cannolis, to name a few good reasons to add it to your pick-up list. Crack a bottle (or two) of red, sit back, and enjoy the marrying of seasonal Thanksgiving flavors with those that make Italian food so special. The best of both worlds, if you ask us.
Reserve your time slot and pick up for Wednesday, November 24th between 12 - 4 pm. $110 per package.

Russell’s is mixing its signature smoky flavor with traditional Thanksgiving dishes to give you the perfect take-home meal spread this year. Each meal serves 4-6, with all your holiday favorites cooked low and slow. Enjoy a smoked whole turkey and turkey gravy, smoked pumpkin purée with brown butter and sage, mac & cheese, braised collard greens, cornbread stuffing, dinner rolls, and Russell’s Old Fashioned apple pie for the kicker.
Pre-order online and pick up Wednesday, November 24th. $65 per person.

Steuben's

Uptown

Need just a little something special to perfect your home-cooked Thanksgiving meal? Steuben’s has dessert covered to take one less thing off your plate. Choose between a spiced cherry and cranberry galette or pumpkin chai pie and pick up prior to Thanksgiving Day to reduce just a tiny bit of stress. Don’t forget a pint of Steuben’s own ice cream to go with the pie, either—it’s the holidays, treat yourself.
Reserve your time slot and pick up at Steuben's Uptown for Tuesday, November 23rd or Wednesday, November 24th.

DMM said “DIY” this Thanksgiving and honestly, who better to make that call? Grab your spread, take it home, lay it out, and feed six of your closest people with traditional Thanksgiving delights. Meal kits include marinated, defrosted, ready-to-cook turkeys and turkey gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, baked mac & cheese, cranberries, stuffing, green bean casserole, French bread and herbed butter, and your choice of pie.
Reserve your pick-up time slot soon—spots are selling out fast. $250 per package.

Throw a stone and you’ll likely hit someone that doesn’t like turkey. We get it. You know what we say? Scrap the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal and opt for a platter from Bamboo Sushi. An assortment of Bamboo’s finest offerings—like Green Machine rolls and Hoki Poki boxes and classic rolls like California and salmon—will be available and delicately presented on to-go platters for your serving convenience. Whether it’s Thanksgiving Eve dinner (so you don’t go hungry doing all the cooking) or a full-on sushi feast in lieu of turkey, there’s no doubt a Bamboo platter is a pretty tasty way to celebrate with friends and fam.
Place your order before Monday, November 22nd at noon. Pick up Wednesday, November 24th between 3:30 - 7:30 pm.

Luca

Capitol Hill

Grab your SO and a bottle of your favorite wine and settle in for a cozy holiday meal for two this year. Luca’s Italian take on Thanksgiving includes porchetta and au jus, three cheese cavatelli, and fluffy, perfected house ciabatta bread. There are a few other signature dishes in the mix too, but we don’t want to give away all the good stuff. Let’s just say there’s a high chance for some pumpkin cheesecake.
Pick up on Wednesday, November 24 between 2 - 5 pm. $60 per person.

The Bindery
Photo courtesy of The Bindery

This year, The Bindery is offering both a Thanksgiving dinner pickup as well as a “sides and pies” pickup, so you can choose whichever best fits your holiday planning needs. The dinner package has everything you need to feed a party of eight to ten folks, with a 12 - 16 pound. seasoned and whole roasted turkey plus gravy, cranberry, apple and ginger relish, wild mushroom and italian sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts and speck gratin, black garlic mashed potatoes and bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, and parsnips, pears, peas and caramelized onions. Pies are 9” and you can select from pumpkin ginger pecan, apple pear caramel, or chocolate chess. Available sides include truffle mac & cheese and kale salad, and potato buns or artisan sourdough from the bakery.
Reserve your time slot for pick up on Wednesday, November 24th or Thursday, November 25th. $400 per dinner package (serves eight), sides and pies prices vary.

DCM is always a hotspot for holiday stock-ups and this year’s no different. Izzio Bakery is coming through with your sweet dessert dreams (apple stresels, pumpkin queen pies), The Local Butcher is offering fresh, never frozen turkeys from Peterson Farm (butchers will even spatchcock the birds for free upon request and/or can be brined for $15), and Culture Meat & Cheese has your pre-meal snacking covered with its Fancy Charcuterie Board ($35.00 for medium or $45.00 for large). Green Seed is also offering large-format salads that feed eight to 12 guests if you need to add some greenery to your spread.
Definitely pre-order in person or call ahead for any DCM pickups. The more advanced notice, the better your chances at totally nailing Thanksgiving.

Restaurant Olivia

Washington Park

Another Italian-meets-traditional-Thanksgiving-flavor combo comes to you from the beloved Restaurant Olivia, which is offering turkey day takeout via holiday meal packages and in the form of savory and sweet pies. Enjoy ready-made stuffed turkey or beef bourguignon pies for your main course and follow up with a caramel apple crisp, brown butter pumpkin, or chocolate pecan pie for dessert. You’ll also get your choice of pumpkin spiced or butter pecan eggnog as an additional treat.
Pick up Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd. Each pie is $35, small family packages (one savory pie, one sweet, salad, bottle of wine) $95, and large family packages (two savory pies, two sweet, salad, two bottles of wine, and a candle) $175.

Got a few more than just two people? No worries, Wynkoop Brewing Company is offering a Thanksgiving take-home meal for six. That’s right, grab your five closest friends (or family) and enjoy roasted turkey breast, spent grain chorizo stuffing, skillet corn, and a whole lot of other delicious Thanksgiving sides and entreés, including your choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. Even better? This holiday package also comes with your choice of four crowlers of beer.
Pick up Monday, November 22nd or Wednesday, November 24th. $150 per package.

Citizen Rail

Union Station

Dine-in or pick-up a three-course Thanksgiving meal from Citizen Rail, a seasoned veteran of the holiday dining game. It’s a choose-your-own adventure to the max this year, with an abundance of appetizers, entrées, and desserts to pick from. A few offerings to get you excited include Wagyu beef tartare, blistered bone marrow boats, apple and fennel-stuffed pork loin, roasted white bass, and a few sweet treats like the chocolate bomb and pumpkin and white chocolate mousse.
Reservations available from 1 - 8 pm, $75.00 per person. 10% of all Thanksgiving to-go orders will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

Molly Martin is a Denver-based freelance writer. Follow her @mollydbu on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on food, fun, and life in the Mile High.