Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Vegas

If you’re on vacation in Vegas during Thanksgiving, don’t worry. You’ll still be able to get your pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. Most restaurants around town offer special Thanksgiving meals. You’ll find everything from super traditional dinners to turkey with a twist. Here are some of the special Thanksgiving meals you can find in Vegas:

Grab an entire Thanksgiving meal for your family at Carmine's. Photo courtesy of Carmine's

Grab an entire Thanksgiving meal for your family at Carmine’s. Photo courtesy of Carmine’s

The Forum Shops at Caesars
$239.95 for up to eight people
Carmine’s traditional Thanksgiving meal (available for dine-in or carry-out) includes one 18-pound roasted turkey, sausage and sage stuffing with homemade cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans with julienned red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, baby carrots with fresh dill, sweet potatoes topped by marshmallows and maple syrup; and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. For dessert guests can enjoy a pumpkin, apple or pecan pie.

db Brasserie
The Venetian
 Beginning at 4 p.m.
$55 per person (excludes tax and gratuity); optional beverage pairing $39 per person
: There will be a three-course menu starting with a choice of Daniel’s Autumn Salad or butternut squash velouté. The main entrée is New Hampshire organic turkey with cranberry chestnut stuffing, caramelized yams, bacon wrapped haricots verts, garlic mashed potatoes and giblet gravy. Dessert is a choice of pecan pie or DB’s pumpkin soufflé.

Buddy V’s Ristorante
: Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo
: Beginning at 1 p.m.
: $29 per person and $15.95 for kids under 10 (excludes tax and gratuity). Parties of four or more will be served family style.
: Enjoy a three-course meal starting with roasted butternut squash soup. The entrée is slow roasted turkey breast, Italian dark meat turkey sausage, pancetta-herb stuffing, roasted vegetables, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish and classic gravy. Dessert is pumpkin bundt cake with maple cream cheese center and roasted pumpkin pecan compote.

Monte Carlo
: 5 to 9 p.m.
: $90 per person
: The four-course menu will begin with chestnut macaroon with foie gras mousse. Choose from either Kabocha squash soup, king crab croquettes or smoked duck breast for an appetizer. The main course is a choice of Andre’s traditional turkey, Loch Duart salmon, Berkshire pork chop or butternut squash risotto. Next, choose either ver jus sorbet or Saint Andre cheese. Dessert is a trio including spice cake, cranberry and pecan tartlet, and warm apple tatin with vanilla Anglaise.

The roast turkey breast dinner, photo courtesy of Hash House A Go Go

The roast turkey breast dinner, photo courtesy of Hash House A Go Go

Hash House A Go Go
: The LINQ
Time: 10 a.m. – close
Price: $16.99
: This meal includes roasted turkey breast with homemade mashed potatoes, rosemary gravy, old school dressing, carrots, baby green beans, grilled corn on the cob and cranberry sauce.

Bazaar Meat by José  Andrés
Location: SLS Las Vegas
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: $85 per person, $75 for locals
Meal: Celebrate “José’s Way” with a prix-fixe menu of Bazaar signatures and Thanksgiving classics, including croquetas de pavo, green bean casserole, butifarra and cornbread stuffing, josper roasted turbot or Mary’s farm turkey, and pumpkin tarts.

Location: Palms
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $95 per person
Meal: Executive Chef Mark Purdy and his team will be offering guests a five-course menu starting with an amuse bouche of roasted chestnut panna cotta. Second course is a choice of pumpkin soup or chilled terrine of foie gras or a green salad with cucumber torchon. Third course is a choice of Dover sole, seared scallop or potato gnocchi gratin. The fourth course is a choice of Diestel Ranch turkey, veal Wellington or pan-roasted tempeh. Dessert is a trio of spiced cake with pumpkin and white chocolate mousse, cranberry pecan tartlet and warm apple tarte tatin with vanilla Anglaise.

Location: Forum Shops at Caesars
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price:  $35 per person
Meal: Trevi’s three-course meal will feature a first course of either roasted pumpkin soup or a roasted fall vegetable salad. The second course will offer a traditional Thanksgiving plate including a Diestel turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans and gravy giblet. The dessert course will feature a pumpkin and Nutella budino with vanilla gelato.

The turkey chimichanga at Tacos & Tequila, photo by Craig Gilbert

The turkey chimichanga at Tacos & Tequila, photo by Craig Gilbert

Tacos & Tequila
Location: Luxor
Time: Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29
Price: $15
Meal: T&T will offer a turkey chimichanga in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. The chimichanga is filled with house-made turkey picadillo complemented by a fresh brioche stuffing. The dish is topped with a chipotle aioli and served with a side of Mexican rice and homemade cranberry sauce.

The Barrymore
: 99 Convention Center Drive
Time: Beginning at 2 p.m.
Price: $48 per person
Meal: The three-course prix fixe menu begins with a choice of pumpkin velouté soup with roasted quail and confit pumpkin or a Belgian endive salad with duck prosciutto, candied walnuts, bleu cheese and pomegranate Champagne vinaigrette. For the second course, guests will enjoy roast free-range turkey with mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry and gravy, and will finish the meal with a pumpkin tart with rum Anglaise, nutmeg chantilly, and orange pecan Florentine.

Westin Lake Las Vegas
: Lake Las Vegas, Henderson NV
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
: $59 for adults, $25 for children
: The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa will host a Thanksgiving brunch buffet featuring various stations including seafood, assorted meat carving , traditional sides and vegetables, a culinary cheese shop, hot and cold breakfast, salads, Marssa sushi bar and desserts. The holiday brunch will also highlight classic favorites including herb-brined Tom turkey with giblet gravy or cranberry relish; buttery whipped mashed potatoes; maple syrup whipped Garnet yams with toasted marshmallows; pumpkin pancakes with candied pecans and traditional pumpkin pie.

Price: $4.95 – $11.95
Meal: Instead of the usual Thanksgiving spread, the restaurant will offer dishes like the turkey dog ($6.95) topped with stuffing, cranberry ketchup and gravy, as well as steak and potato tacos ($8.95) with carne asada steak and fried potatoes topped with creamed spinach. The grilled ham and pineapple sliders ($11.95) are topped with coleslaw and served with a side of gravy. Thanksgiving-inspired sides include sweet potato tater tots ($4.95) and mac n cheese bites ($6.95).

Price: $39.99
Meal: The Thanksgiving meal consists of oven roasted stuffed turkey breast, duck confit, blackberry marmalade, corn bread stuffing waffle, Noble 01 maple-glazed Brussels sprouts, sweet potato cheesecake with pecan crust and marshmallow crumble.

Pasta Cucina
Location: Sunset Station or Boulder Station
Time: 2 p.m. at Sunset Station, 5 p.m. at Boulder Station
Price: $14.99 per person
Meal: Pasta Cucina will serve a three-course meal starting with a choice of house salad or minestrone soup. The main course is carved turkey breast with house-made dressing, candied yams, turkey gravy and cranberry glaze. Dessert is pumpkin pie or warm apple pie.

Cabo Wabo's turkey tamale, photo by Peter Harasty

Cabo Wabo’s turkey tamale, photo by Peter Harasty

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Location: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
Time: Now through Nov. 30
Price: $19.95
Meal: In honor of Thanksgiving, Cabo Wabo will serve a turkey tamale. The turkey tamale is filled with succulent turkey meat and topped with a house-made mole sauce and fresh cranberry salsa.

Location: 4480 Paradise Rd.
Time: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: Ferraro’s Traditional Turkey menu is $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under 12. Ferraro’s Traditional Italian menu is $59.95 for adults.
Meal: Ferraro’s is offering two Thanksgiving menus. The traditional turkey menu includes a choice of appetizer, tortelli di zucca pasta, roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing and truffle gravy. Dessert is a sampler plate. The traditional Italian menu includes a choice of appetizer, tortelli di zucca pasta and a choice of ossobuco, pollo Marsalese, filetto di Manzo, salmon or branzino. Dessert is a sampler plate.

Duck breast, photo courtesy of Andrea's

Duck breast, photo courtesy of Andrea’s

Location: Encore at Wynn
Time: 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Price: $54
Meal: For Thanksgiving at Andrea’s, enjoy Muscovy duck breast, seared foie gras, Hawaiian bread dressing and cranberry-miso gastrique.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
: MGM Grand
Price: $70 per person
Meal: Emeril’s will be serving a tasting menu with a first course of sea scallops, a second course of baked oysters, a third course of pancetta wrapped turkey roulade with parsnip and apple stuffing, sweet potato purée and port wine cranberry reduction, a fourth course of Belgium beef short ribs and a dessert of caramel apple tatin. You can also choose a turkey plate for $45 that includes slow roasted white and dark free range turkey with haricots verts almondine, mushroom pan stuffing, bourbon glazed sweet potatoes, country smashed potatoes, tasso ham gravy and port wine cranberry sauce.

Top of the World
Location: Stratosphere
Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Price: $79 per person
Meal: This four-course dining experience comes with butternut squash ravioli, roasted pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed pesto and ginger lemon crema and roasted free-range turkey with natural jus. Rounding out the meal is a pumpkin tart with butterscotch crème Anglaise.

Mr. Lucky's Thanksgiving buffet, photo by David Rosales

Mr. Lucky’s Thanksgiving buffet, photo by David Rosales

Mr. Lucky’s
Location: Hard Rock Hotel
Price: $20.99
Meal: Mr. Lucky’s will have a Thanksgiving buffet with a carving station featuring turkey, ham and prime rib, assorted vegetables and sides including sweet potato soufflé, cornbread stuffing, green bean almandine, mashed potatoes and gravy and a full dessert bar.

Studio B Buffet
Location: M Resort
Time: The holiday seafood lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the holiday seafood dinner is available from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $39.99 for adults and $26.99 for children
Meal: Studio B will feature a special Thanksgiving menu Nov. 26 – 29. In addition to roasted turkey served on Thanksgiving Day, guests will also enjoy dishes like New Zealand leg of lamb, slow-roasted prime rib, crab legs, seafood bouillabaisse, bamboo mahi-mahi, crab-stuffed sole, an oyster bar, pork posole, cocktail shrimp, New York Steak au poivre, teriyaki chicken skewers, New England clam chowder and lobster bisque, along with an endless selection of tempting desserts, beer, wine and cordials. On Thanksgiving Day guests will also enjoy an omelet station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a macaroni and cheese station from 3 to 8 p.m. and complimentary champagne.

Pink Taco Thanksgiving turkey, photo by David Rosales

Pink Taco Thanksgiving turkey tasting, photo by David Rosales

Pink Taco
: Hard Rock Hotel
Time: Nov. 23 – 29
Price: $14 – $15
Meal: Pink Taco will be serving two specials for Thanksgiving. The Turkey Tasting, for $15, includes a taco, enchilada and tamale with a roasted beet and arugula salad tossed in cumin vinaigrette. There’s also Madre Rosas’ Meatloaf for $14 features beef and pork with guajillo chile and tomatillo, smothered with fried egg and relleno sauce. Chayote mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and a crispy potato hay are served on the side.

D Grill
: The D
Price: $19.95
Meal: D Grill will be serving a prix fixe menu that includes dinner salad with walnuts and dried cranberries, oven roasted turkey breast, stuffing, green beans, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots in brown sugar and butter, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin or apple pie for dessert.

Andiamo Steakhouse
: The D
Price: $75
Meal: Andiamo’s meal includes crab and sausage stuffed mushrooms, kale and farro salad or lobster bisque, oven roasted turkey breast and butter braised leg confit, stuffing, broccoli au gratin, butternut squash risotto, candied yams and spiced cake with whipped cream.

Location: Trump Las Vegas
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: $40 per person
Meal: The meal will feature roasted Tom turkey, traditional stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, roasted root vegetables, giblet gravy and cranberry-orange compote. Local pumpkin pie with spice cream will be served for dessert.

: 616 E. Carson Ave. (Downtown)
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Price: $50 for adults and $30 for children (price includes gratuity)
Meal: Vegans, rejoice: This four-course Thanksgiving experience is entirely plant-based. The first course includes a choice of roasted pear and spiced walnut salad or pumpkin coconut bisque. For the second course, guests can select a tamale pumpkin stuffed with lentil mole and charred tomatillos or butternut squash ravioli with autumn pesto sauce. For the main entrée, VegeNation will serve a stuffed Thanksliving roll with roasted school garden veggies, mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. The meal finishes with a choice of pumpkin cranberry cheesecake or chocolate mousse torte with coconut whipped cream. This Thanksgiving dinner also comes with a choice of organic Chardonnay or organic red wine.


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