The Best Places for Thanksgiving Dinner and Takeaway in Las Vegas
Eat, drink, be grateful, repeat.
Time to eat, drink, be merry, and binge on cranberry sauce. Yeah, we know—Thanksgiving isn't quite the same this year. Small gatherings are being encouraged over large ones as we try to limit a renewed wave of COVID-19 infections. Fortunately, some of our favorite restaurants in Las Vegas are providing a wide variety of options for Thanksgiving meals with socially distanced in-house dining, takeaway menus, and outdoor seating. So pick an option that works for you and make the most of the holiday. (While you're at it, find a delicious Thanksgiving cocktail to match with any dish.) It may not be perfect this year, but we still have a lot to be thankful for as we get ready to wrap up 2020 and (finally) look ahead to a new year. Now onto the turkey:
Americana Las Vegas
With a beautiful backyard overlooking Lake Jacqueline, Americana has the perfect atmosphere for a Thanksgiving meal, whether in the dining room or on the patio. Chef Stephen Blandino is putting together a three-course meal that features a choice of herb-rubbed turkey breast, a petite grilled ribeye, or vegan spaghetti squash as the main entree, with a pumpkin cheesecake or pecan tart for dessert.
Cost: $75 per person (or $65 per person for takeaway).
How to book: Call 702-331-5565 or book a reservation online.
The Angry Butcher
Decisions, decisions. After kicking things off with an arugula salad or butternut squash soup, choose between roast turkey with sage stuffing, whipped potatoes, giblet gravy, citrus-baked sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry compote, or sugar-baked bone-in ham with au gratin potatoes, Brussels sprouts, baked sweet potatoes, sausage sage stuffing, and cranberry compote. Pumpkin or pecan pie is offered for dessert. Ask for an "outdoor" seat under the Mystic Falls atrium at Sam's Town.
Cost: $39 per person.
How to book: Call 702-456-7777 or book a reservation online.
Head to the Green Valley Ranch casino, where Bottiglia has an Italian-influenced three-course meal, featuring butternut squash soup or caprese salad; an organic Tom turkey dinner, prime rib, or sausage ravioli; and pumpkin cannoli or a slice of granny apple pie. The restaurant also has a fun Friendsgiving deal on Wednesday, November 25, with bottomless house wine, draft beer, and sangria for $20.
Cost: $55 per person.
How to book: Order online, book a reservation online, or call 702-489-2129
Burnt Offerings (Where Foodies Dine!)
Everything in this Yiddish Thanksgiving meal is OU Kosher certified. A prix fixe menu has a half house-smoked turkey, lamb chops, 40-ounce Tomahawk ribeye, house-smoked brisket, garlic confit mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, and a choice of homemade pies among the options.
Cost: Pricing begins at $89 per person for in-house dining and $175 for to-go packages.
How to book: Call 702-848-2876 to place a reservation or to-go order.
Make the most of the in-house butcher shop at Echo & Rig. Sam Marvin's restaurant has options for a takeaway Thanksgiving feast with oven-ready turkeys from Diestel Farms, butternut squash soup, autumn vegetables, and much more. Curbside pickup is available in the Tivoli Village fountain circle.
Cost: Traditional turkey feast is $194, whole turkey is $90, half-turkey is $48, and side dishes range from $11 to $14.
How to book: Order online for pickup on November 25 or 26.
Flights Restaurant By Alex Hult - Las Vegas
Flights is a fun concept with food and drink served in flights (selections of three) in an open airline-themed dining room. The restaurant is mixing things up for Thanksgiving with a three-course menu featuring a street corn tostada, caesar salad, turkey, honey dijon ham, and Hawaiian rolls plus pumpkin and apple pie. Even better—the long happy hour drink specials are in effect for the holiday (11 am–5 pm).
Cost: $45 per person.
How to book: Call 702-268-7264 or book a reservation online.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Hearthstone at the Red Rock Resort wants to make at-home dining easy for Thanksgiving. Book the Thanksgiving To Go dinner (by Sunday, November 22) and receive a feast large enough for up to 10 people. The meal covers a whole herb-roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato puree, apple raisin stuffing, mac n' cheese, jalapeno creamed corn, and a full apple or pumpkin pie.
Cost: $225 ($12 for additional pies)
How to book: Place an order online by November 22.
Honey Salt is closed for Thanksgiving, but still offering pickup on full takeaway meals 11 am–2 pm. The feast is good for up to eight people with a 16-ounce Red Bird organic oven-roasted turkey (whole or carved), rolls, roasted yams, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, brioche apple stuffing, bacon Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin pie. You can add on other dishes and a beverage package (red wine, white wine, or a Thanksgiving cocktail).
How to book: Order online by November 20.
Sick of all this talk about turkey? For something completely different, Jaleo by José Andrés has a take-home paella feast for up to four people. Choose from one of three paella recipes, accompanied by gazpacho, flauta bread, and other tapas to share. And who needs pumpkin pie when you can have flan for dessert?
How to book: View the takeout menu and call 702-698-7950 to place an order.
Jing is a fun, social spot in Downtown Summerlin with a special menu of Thanksgiving dishes, including a Japanese chestnut mortadella-stuffed turkey leg, pumpkin risotto, holiday-themed salad, and more. Ask for a seat on the outdoor patio if you plan to eat at the venue.
Cost: Thanksgiving dishes are $12-38.
How to book: Call 725-735-7172 or book a reservation online.
Locale Italian Kitchen
Locale is doing all the work with a takeaway Thanksgiving feast that can be picked up November 25 from noon to 6pm. The meal, good for up to four people, includes herb-roasted turkey breast, candied yams with toasted marshmallows, green bean almondine, and other sides. Add on a pumpkin pie with chantilly cream for an extra $14.
Cost: $100 for orders placed by November 15 and $125 afterwards.
How to book: Place an order by November 24 by calling 702-330-0404 or emailing the restaurant.
David Chang is covering not only Thanksgiving, but the entire winter season with a Holiday Menu that runs from November 19 to December 28. Begin with an awesome seafood plateau, featuring king crab and other raw favorites, before moving on to a market salad with palm sugar vinaigrette and a choice of smoked prime rib, Sichuan peppercorn black bean striped sea bass, or truffle macaroni as the main course. The meal wraps up with sweet potato pie to share.
Cost: $118 per person.
How to book: Call 702-607-3060 or book a reservation online.
Mon Ami Gabi
Give your holiday meal a French twist this Thanksgiving. Mon Ami Gabi has an a la carte herb-roasted turkey plate with caramelized yams, cornbread stuffing, vanilla-cranberry relish, and other fixings—or you can upgrade and add a few more courses like smoked salmon or endive and pear salad, fairytale pumpkin soup, and pumpkin bread pudding or a pecan chocolate tart. Request a seat on the restaurant's famous patio (across the street from the Bellagio fountains). A carryout version of the meal includes the main course, sides, and choice of dessert.
Cost: Turkey plate with fixings $35.95, four-course prix fixe meal $49.95, carryout meal $39.95.
How to book: Book a reservation online, order carryout online, or call 702-944-4224.
How does an upscale Cantonese restaurant do Thanksgiving? By serving geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck"), which doesn't quack at all. It's a sweet clam large enough to share and prepared two ways. It's part of a one-day-only holiday menu along with a choice of live seafood (Santa Barbara prawn, Maine lobster, or Dungeness crab), crispy fried squab, sea cucumber (which is actually a marine animal), and fresh seafood crispy rice soup.
Cost: Thanksgiving menu dishes are $38-248.
How to book: Call 702-607-3232 or book a reservation online.
Old Homestead Steakhouse
Old Homestead is straddling a fine line between traditional and adventurous for Thanksgiving. The steakhouse has a specialty menu of apple-bacon bone marrow or roasted butternut squash soup; oven-roasted turkey with sausage stuffing, cranberry jam, gravy, root vegetables, and haricot verts; and pumpkin-spiced cheesecake or a pecan pie bar.
Cost: $89 per person.
How to book: Call 702-731-7560 or book a reservation online.
Oscar's Steakhouse at the Plaza is keeping things simple for Thanksgiving. Enjoy butternut squash soup; sous vide turkey breast, confit leg and thigh with traditional accoutrement; and a choice of maple pumpkin or chocolate pecan pie. Order them separately or together for a discount. The meal is available in-house or to go. (If you're planning ahead, a similar menu will be offered on Christmas Day, but with roasted duck in place of turkey.)
Cost: Soup $12, turkey meal $49, pie $11 (or all together for $65).
How to book: Call 702-386-7227 or book a reservation online.
Here's something different—Oyster Bar & Grill is serving Thanksgiving oysters with cranberry puree and panko stuffing with bacon. If you prefer things more traditional, you can also order a Thanksgiving platter with roast turkey, sweet potato casserole, and cranberry relish or a maple salmon with candied walnuts. Both entrees also include Brussels sprouts and apple-sausage stuffing. Add a pecan crumble, apple pie, or pumpkin pie for dessert.
Cost: Thanksgiving oysters $20.99 for a half-dozen and $40.99 for a full dozen, roast turkey dinner $29.99, salmon dinner $33.99, and desserts $8.99 each.
How to book: Order online or call 702-731-7778 to arrange seating for large parties.
Pampas Las Vegas
Here's how a Brazilian steakhouse celebrates Thanksgiving. Pampas is offering up a Holiday Rodizio with all-you-can-eat servings of roast turkey, sweet potatoes, Brazilian-style succotash, apple sausage stuffing, orange-cranberry relish, and pumpkin pie—plus plenty of charcuterie, salads, sides, and other meats carved tableside. The Holiday Rodizio is available from Thursday to Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend.
Cost: Holiday lunch is $30 for adults, $15 for kids (ages 6-12) 11am-4pm, holiday dinner is $45 for adults, $27 for kids (ages 6-12) 4-9pm, to-go package for up to six people is $120.
How to book: Book a reservation online, place a to-go order online, or call 702-737-4748.
Rooster Boy Café
Rooster Boy Cafe is closed on Thanksgiving, but will welcome customers for pick up on holiday orders 11 am–3 pm. Highlights include roast turkey; chestnut, sage, and apple stuffing (or sausage cornbread stuffing); Brussels sprouts with hazelnut and prosciutto; potato onion bread; a selection of petit fours, and much more. Keep in mind—most of this stuff is portioned for larger groups.
Cost: Prices vary.
How to book: Place an order by November 25 by calling 702-560-2453.
Siegel's 1941 is serving an affordable but filling three-course Thanksgiving meal with locals in mind. Choose between a salad or butternut squash soup as the appetizer, followed by turkey with gravy, sage dressing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce or a Smithfield ham with brandy-pineapple sauce and sweet potatoes. Both the turkey and ham also come with green beans amandine. A slice of apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie is included for dessert.
Cost: $26.95 (or $21.95 with an El Cortez casino players card).
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Chef Bruce Kalman is offering up a Thanksgiving Day preview of Soulbelly BBQ before the concept opens in the Arts District next year. The takeaway meal features slow-smoked turkey, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, green chile, cheddar corn casserole, glazed maple-marshmallow yams, and buttered green beans with crispy onions. You even get Hawaiian rolls and aioli for next-day leftovers. Pop N' Pies provides a slice of pumpkin, apple, or chocolate-pecan pie. Pickup is 8–11 am at Fergusons Downtown.
Cost: $49 per ticket with the option to add on additional pies for $28 (or $4 per slice).
How to book: Place an order on Secret Burger.
Sparrow + Wolf
If you're tired of the same old food for Thanksgiving, spend the holiday feasting at Sparrow + Wolf. Chef Brian Howard's eclectic menu features Korean-fried turkey leg with gochujang sauce, Japanese sweet potato with burnt marshmallows and miso butter, foie gras-persimmon stuffing, deviled duck eggs, and lots of other small bites stuffed into a three-course format. Even the turkey breast comes with dashi gravy. The cocktails are fantastic, but this might be a good time to mention Sparrow + Wolf is waiving corkage fees for all Nevada locals until the end of the year. (Limit one bottle per two people.)
Cost: $65 per person.
How to book: Call 702-790-2147 or book a reservation online.
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
With a rotating dining room on the 106th floor, it's easy to see why Top of the World is one of those dining experiences to cross off your Las Vegas bucket list. Book a reservation for Thanksgiving and enjoy an ambitious four-course meal that includes roasted pumpkin soup, butternut squash ravioli or shrimp scampi au gratin, roasted free-range turkey breast with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, haricots verts, cornbread and andouille sausage stuffing, and orange-ginger cranberry sauce and a pumpkin tart for dessert with layers of caramel pecan and pumpkin mousse.
Cost: $106 per person.
How to book: Call 702-380-7711 or book a reservation online.
Virgil's Real BBQ
If you want to go big on the Strip—and really, who doesn't?—Virgil's Real Barbecue has a Southern-style holiday meal that feeds six to eight people. Feast on an 18-pound smoked turkey; cornbread, sausage, and pecan stuffing; sweet potatoes with marshmallows; candied Brussels sprouts; cranberry sauce; creole green beans; and more. Smaller parties can always stick with individual platters.
Cost: Dine-in $275, to-go $265, individual plates $39.95, full pumpkin or apple pie $24.99.
How to book: Call 702-389-7400 for reservations.
The Water Grill, one of the best restaurants in Vegas for fresh seafood, is shifting focus to traditional holiday dishes for Thanksgiving—although you can still get a house-made clam chowder as an appetizer in a three-course meal. The main entree is a feast of Diestel Farms roast turkey with gravy, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sourdough apple stuffing, and cranberry relish with pumpkin cheesecake or caramel bread pudding to finish things off.
Cost: $86 per person.
How to book: Book a reservation online or call 702-832-4777 (or email) to inquire about private dining and availability at the chef's table.
Wolfgang Puck Players Locker
Head to Downtown Summerlin, where Wolfgang Puck Players Locker has Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner—plus seats on the outdoor patio for enhanced social distancing. If you prefer to eat at home, let the restaurant do the heavy lifting with a takeaway package that includes a whole Diestel Farms turkey with sage gravy, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sourdough stuffing with winter herbs, green beans, sweet rolls, and cranberry sauce.
Cost: $55 per person for a ten-person takeaway feast.
How to book: Call 702-202-6300 to place an order by November 21.
Wynn Las Vegas
The culinary team at the Wynn is putting a luxury touch on your at-home Thanksgiving meal. The resort is offering a takeaway holiday feast for eight to ten people with a whole Diestel Farms turkey, mashed potatoes, ciabatta chestnut stuffing, gruyere cauliflower casserole, and spiced orange-cranberry sauce with an apple or pumpkin pie to wolf down. Add on a autumn-inspired floral arrangement to help craft the perfect atmosphere. Pick up your package a day early on Wednesday, November 25, with instructions on how to cook the turkey, or on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, with the meal fully cooked.
Cost: $350 (floral centerpieces begin at $125).
How to book: Place your order by calling 702-770-5297 or sending an email (ask about curbside pickup if preferred).
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
If you want to do fried chicken for Thanksgiving, you couldn't pick a better place than Yardbird. The restaurant is adding a few extra dishes for Thanksgiving, including an herb roasted turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry compote, and giblet gravy. Share an order of mac and cheese (made with an entire lobster added), melted leek potato gratin, honey Brussels sprouts, or biscuit stuffing.
Cost: Turkey dinner $35, sides begin at $10, desserts begin at $10.
How to book: Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room (reservations required) or as part of a takeaway package by calling 702-297-6541