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Try these fifteen Denver and mountain restaurants for a memorable Thanksgiving meal
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Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving 2017 in Denver and Beyond

Don’t feel like cooking? Be thankful these 15 restaurants do

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Try these fifteen Denver and mountain restaurants for a memorable Thanksgiving meal
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While some of the most treasured holiday memories happen around the dining room table, some of the most stressful holiday memories come up in the kitchen. For a twist on this annual tradition, walk straight past the oven on Thanksgiving, and let Denver's dining pros take care of the meal.

Thanksgiving brunch or dinner at The Brown Palace Hotel is a downtown classic, while The Little Nell and Antlers add meal options in picturesque mountain towns. Newer restaurants such as Citizen Rail take a stab at their first feasts. And industry veterans Charcoal, The Corner Office, and The Capital Grille host their annual Thanksgiving dinners.

Make a reservation at one of these 15 destinations to celebrate your holiday, or check back in case we update this map. If you don't want to leave the house but also don't care to cook a big meal, watch for Eater’s Thanksgiving takeout guide, which includes options from restaurants and specialty stores around town.

Restaurants are listed geographically from North to South. Know of a restaurant we missed or have an upcoming holiday takeout special? Send it to eaterwiredenver@gmail.com.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salt the Bistro

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1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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The plant-based menu at the Boulder bistro is the Thanksgiving dinner that vegetarians dream of. Offerings include a roasted cauliflower steak, carmelized heirloom pumpkin with pita, and Fleur de French sea salt tart for dessert. More traditional holiday dishes like beef tenderloin and turkey also available to order. The menu costs $65 per person and is served from 12 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; a kids menu is also available for $25.

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2. Wild Standard

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1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 638-4800
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The land and sea restaurant offers a sustainable and seafood-centric prix fixe holiday menu. The three-course menu features Thai rockfish and MSC-certified scallops, along with turkey and lamb Osso Buco, risotto, and fresh oysters. The set menu is available for $65 per person; a kids menu can be purchased for $25. The menu is available from 12 to 7 p.m.

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3. Lola Coastal Mexican

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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Some of Thanksgiving’s most precious memories happen around the kids' table. On Wednesday, November 22, take it back to the days of Nintendo 64 at Lola and enter a Mario Kart tournament before assembling the pre-Thanksgiving plate of your dreams at the unlimited taco bar. Slushie and happy hour specials will be available throughout the night. Call the restaurant for details and to make reservations. The tournament starts at 7 p.m.

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4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 446-2337
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Eager (and hungry) for Thanksgiving? Hopdoddy Burger Bar created the Turducken burger, available throughout the week leading up to the holiday. The $10 towering sandwich is topped with fried green beans, cranberry sauce, a turducken patty, and two stuffing buns. The burger is completed by turkey gravy on the side.

The Turducken burger hopes to be a new Thanksgiving tradition in the Denver dining scene
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5. Citizen Rail

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1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 323-0017
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The LoDo hotspot will prepare a prix fixe menu as well as special 66-day, dry-aged steaks on Thanksgiving. Expect dishes such as truffled hen consommé, cold-smoked salmon, lamb and marrow meat pie, and turkey roulade. Four courses for $75; seatings available from 12 to 8 p.m. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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6. The Capital Grille

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1450 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 539-2500
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Reservations are available all day at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, family-style mashed potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake, all for $49. Kids options are available for $15. The dishes also can be ordered a la carte. Call the restaurant or visit their website to reserve a table.

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7. Range Restaurant

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918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 726-4800
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The new American restaurant offers selections from its seasonal harvest menu along with a more traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal with smoked turkey on Thursday. The holiday menu is $40 per person. Call the restaurant to reserve a table between 4 and 9 p.m.

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8. The Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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Serving dressed-up versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes, the three-course menu at the Hotel Teatro includes soup or salad, a choice of turkey, prime rib or braised pork, four traditional family-style sides, and three kinds of pie. Vegetarian options also available. Served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (720) 889-2127 for information.

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9. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

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1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500
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The Corner Office will serve up Thanksgiving specials all day long starting from breakfast at 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. dinner. For $45 per person, diners can enjoy a choice of seasonal soups and family-style servings of roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, bourbon yams, and house-made cranberry sauce. The meal culminates with individual slices of pumpkin cheesecake. Kids 12-years-old and under can enjoy the meal for $20 each. Call the restaurant to make reservations.

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10. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

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321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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The Ship Tavern will serve a Thanksgiving menu along with its usual offerings on the holiday. Brunch will also be available on the mezzanine level for $70.95 per person, $20.95 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. Reservations required. Call the restaurant to reserve and to learn menu details.

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11. Charcoal Restaurant

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43 W 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 454-0000
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Charcoal Restaurant invites guests once again for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. The five-course meal features traditional holiday dishes served in Charcoal’s contemporary European style. Seats are available for $65 per person. Visit the restaurant's website for details and to make reservations.

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12. Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood

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2625 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-2462
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The restaurant hosts its traditional, three-course Thanksgiving dinner again this year. Diners can choose from clam chowder, New England stuffed cod, and bourbon apples a la mode. Children 5 and under eat for free; kids 6 to 12 years old can enjoy Blue Island’s holiday offerings for $16, and the menu costs $45 per adult. Reservations available starting at 11 a.m. Call the restaurant to reserve and for more menu details.

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13. Antlers at Vail

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680 Lionshead Pl
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-2471
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Looking to turn the holiday into an extended vacation? Antlers is offering a special two-night, two-bedroom condo package from Nov. 22 through 25. The family feast package also includes Thanksgiving dinner delivered to the condo for guests to heat and serve at their convenience. Guests visiting the hotel from Nov. 20 to 26 can bake sugar cookies (with dough prepared by chef Barry Robinson) and take a turkey cookie cutter home with them. Visit the hotel’s website for package details.

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14. Hilton Denver Inverness

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200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 799-5800
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The Englewood hotel once again serves its Thanksgiving brunch this holiday. From 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., guests can sample seasonal fruits, artisan cheeses, shucked oysters, tequila-poached jumbo shrimp, cured meats with grilled vegetables, various small plates, and salads. The brunch is $59.95 per adult and $27.95 per child. A full brunch selection can be found on the hotel's website, and 21+ diners can sip on bottomless mimosas for an additional $10. Reservations are recommended.

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15. The Little Nell

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675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-4600
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Element 47, the esteemed restaurant housed in the picturesque hotel, hosts a traditional three-course dinner this holiday. Dish options feature trout tartare, roasted organic turkey, venison loin, and a pumpkin and brown butter cake. The dinner is $99 per guest with the option of $65 wine pairings; $47 for children. Seatings are available from 3 to 9 p.m.

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1. Salt the Bistro

1047 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Fleur de French Sea Salt dessert
PRIM Communications

The plant-based menu at the Boulder bistro is the Thanksgiving dinner that vegetarians dream of. Offerings include a roasted cauliflower steak, carmelized heirloom pumpkin with pita, and Fleur de French sea salt tart for dessert. More traditional holiday dishes like beef tenderloin and turkey also available to order. The menu costs $65 per person and is served from 12 to 7 p.m. on Thursday; a kids menu is also available for $25.

1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Wild Standard

1043 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Oysters from Wild Standard
PRIM Communications

The land and sea restaurant offers a sustainable and seafood-centric prix fixe holiday menu. The three-course menu features Thai rockfish and MSC-certified scallops, along with turkey and lamb Osso Buco, risotto, and fresh oysters. The set menu is available for $65 per person; a kids menu can be purchased for $25. The menu is available from 12 to 7 p.m.

1043 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Lola Coastal Mexican

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
Lola Coastal Mexican
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Some of Thanksgiving’s most precious memories happen around the kids' table. On Wednesday, November 22, take it back to the days of Nintendo 64 at Lola and enter a Mario Kart tournament before assembling the pre-Thanksgiving plate of your dreams at the unlimited taco bar. Slushie and happy hour specials will be available throughout the night. Call the restaurant for details and to make reservations. The tournament starts at 7 p.m.

1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The Turducken burger hopes to be a new Thanksgiving tradition in the Denver dining scene
Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Eager (and hungry) for Thanksgiving? Hopdoddy Burger Bar created the Turducken burger, available throughout the week leading up to the holiday. The $10 towering sandwich is topped with fried green beans, cranberry sauce, a turducken patty, and two stuffing buns. The burger is completed by turkey gravy on the side.

1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Citizen Rail

1899 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Citizen Rail
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The LoDo hotspot will prepare a prix fixe menu as well as special 66-day, dry-aged steaks on Thanksgiving. Expect dishes such as truffled hen consommé, cold-smoked salmon, lamb and marrow meat pie, and turkey roulade. Four courses for $75; seatings available from 12 to 8 p.m. Call the restaurant to reserve.

1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. The Capital Grille

1450 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
The pumpkin cheesecake dessert is a holiday treat
Facebook

Reservations are available all day at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, family-style mashed potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake, all for $49. Kids options are available for $15. The dishes also can be ordered a la carte. Call the restaurant or visit their website to reserve a table.

1450 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Range Restaurant

918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Harvest menu offerings
Facebook

The new American restaurant offers selections from its seasonal harvest menu along with a more traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal with smoked turkey on Thursday. The holiday menu is $40 per person. Call the restaurant to reserve a table between 4 and 9 p.m.

918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. The Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey

Serving dressed-up versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes, the three-course menu at the Hotel Teatro includes soup or salad, a choice of turkey, prime rib or braised pork, four traditional family-style sides, and three kinds of pie. Vegetarian options also available. Served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (720) 889-2127 for information.

1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

9. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
Don’t know what to dig into first? When in doubt, always start with a cocktail.
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The Corner Office will serve up Thanksgiving specials all day long starting from breakfast at 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. dinner. For $45 per person, diners can enjoy a choice of seasonal soups and family-style servings of roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, bourbon yams, and house-made cranberry sauce. The meal culminates with individual slices of pumpkin cheesecake. Kids 12-years-old and under can enjoy the meal for $20 each. Call the restaurant to make reservations.

1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

10. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
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The Ship Tavern will serve a Thanksgiving menu along with its usual offerings on the holiday. Brunch will also be available on the mezzanine level for $70.95 per person, $20.95 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. Reservations required. Call the restaurant to reserve and to learn menu details.

321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

11. Charcoal Restaurant

43 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Charcoal Restaurant
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Charcoal Restaurant invites guests once again for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. The five-course meal features traditional holiday dishes served in Charcoal’s contemporary European style. Seats are available for $65 per person. Visit the restaurant's website for details and to make reservations.

43 W 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

12. Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood

2625 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood
Facebook

The restaurant hosts its traditional, three-course Thanksgiving dinner again this year. Diners can choose from clam chowder, New England stuffed cod, and bourbon apples a la mode. Children 5 and under eat for free; kids 6 to 12 years old can enjoy Blue Island’s holiday offerings for $16, and the menu costs $45 per adult. Reservations available starting at 11 a.m. Call the restaurant to reserve and for more menu details.

2625 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO 80206

13. Antlers at Vail

680 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657
Escape to Vail for the holiday
Antlers at Vail

Looking to turn the holiday into an extended vacation? Antlers is offering a special two-night, two-bedroom condo package from Nov. 22 through 25. The family feast package also includes Thanksgiving dinner delivered to the condo for guests to heat and serve at their convenience. Guests visiting the hotel from Nov. 20 to 26 can bake sugar cookies (with dough prepared by chef Barry Robinson) and take a turkey cookie cutter home with them. Visit the hotel’s website for package details.

680 Lionshead Pl
Vail, CO 81657

14. Hilton Denver Inverness

200 Inverness Dr W, Englewood, CO 80112
Hilton Denver Inverness
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The Englewood hotel once again serves its Thanksgiving brunch this holiday. From 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., guests can sample seasonal fruits, artisan cheeses, shucked oysters, tequila-poached jumbo shrimp, cured meats with grilled vegetables, various small plates, and salads. The brunch is $59.95 per adult and $27.95 per child. A full brunch selection can be found on the hotel's website, and 21+ diners can sip on bottomless mimosas for an additional $10. Reservations are recommended.

200 Inverness Dr W
Englewood, CO 80112

15. The Little Nell

675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Element 47
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Element 47, the esteemed restaurant housed in the picturesque hotel, hosts a traditional three-course dinner this holiday. Dish options feature trout tartare, roasted organic turkey, venison loin, and a pumpkin and brown butter cake. The dinner is $99 per guest with the option of $65 wine pairings; $47 for children. Seatings are available from 3 to 9 p.m.

675 E Durant Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

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