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Where to Dine This Thanksgiving Day

So Denverites can ditch the kitchen

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Sometimes, holidays are meant to be spent in the warm home of a loved one — and other times, they’re meant to be spent in the dining room of a good restaurant. This year, Denver restaurants are breathing new life into classic American dishes using local ingredients and international inspiration.

For the first time in Denver, Death & Co. at the Ramble Hotel offers its takes on Thanksgiving specials, while Departure Denver plans an Asian feast of holiday favorites. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t (completely) ignored by local restaurants this year thanks to Jill’s in Boulder, which is cooking a full vegan menu. Read on for 10 more options. For Thanksgiving takeout, head here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Regional

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130 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 689-3508
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On Tuesday, November 20, the Regional in Fort Collins falls into autumn flavors with its first Great American Apple Feast. The seven-course dinner will utilize apples from across the U.S., pairing different dishes with cider, beer, and fruit cocktails. Seats start at $75.

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2. Hotel Boulderado

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2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4344
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The hotel’s family buffet offers roasted turkey with orange-cranberry relish and home-style giblet gravy. Diners should also save room for the dessert buffet, stocked with pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie, as well a chocolate fondue station.

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3. The Kitchen

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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For the first time, the Boulder restaurant will host Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a roasted turkey, for $55 per person. Other menu items include a red pepper and butternut squash soup and family-style sides of bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. For dessert, a choice of pumpkin pie, cranberry-apple tart, and butterscotch pot de creme.

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4. Jill's Restaurant

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-7399
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Jill’s Restaurant ditches the meat and animal products this Thanksgiving with a special menu loaded with holiday themed dishes, in addition to a complimentary glass of wine or kombucha, for $29.95.

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5. Death & Co

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1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 330-2660
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Those looking for an elegant evening should visit the Ramble Hotel’s restaurant throughout Thanksgiving day. Though Death & Co is known for cocktails, its kitchen will take center stage and offer an endive marmalade with roasted turkey, brioche bread pudding, and pumpkin tart with orange creme and maple-pecan syrup. The fixed meal costs $50, but diners can also order a la carte.

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6. Hearth & Dram

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1801 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0979
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On Thanksgiving Day, diners can experience an indulgent buffet-style meal starting at 7 p.m., complete with mac and cheese, a brined and smoked turkey, greens, and sausages made in-house. Reservations start at $55 per person and should be made at least two days in advance.

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7. Citizen Rail

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1899 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 323-0017
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The LoDo restaurant offers a three-course meal with options like chilled avocado soup, hickory-roasted bone marrow, smoked and bacon-wrapped pork loin, a 66-day-aged ribeye, chocolate stout cake, and a pumpkin chocolate “piecaken” hybrid dessert.

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8. Urban Farmer Denver

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1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 262-6070
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Throughout Thanksgiving Day, the steakhouse’s set menu will load diners up with plates full of Colorado-raised turkey, a braised beef meat pie, sweet potato risotto, and blue cornbread stuffing. Seats start at $75 per adult and $25 per child.

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9. range Restaurant

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918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 726-4800
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For $40, diners can enjoy a three-course menu starting with a butternut squash soup with bacon, apple, and truffle, alongside herb-smoked turkey. Dinner concludes with a traditional pumpkin pie. Diners who aren’t interested in a feast can also opt for items off the kitchen’s winter menu.

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10. The Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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Diners should head to The Nickel for a Thanksgiving feast of French onion soup, turkey breast, prime glazed ham, pie, and chocolate tart. Seats start at $79 per adult and $25 per child.

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11. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

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1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500
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The Curtis Hotel’s restaurant and bar hosts a holiday buffet all day on Thanksgiving. Offerings include a squash and cider soup, turkey and ham carving stations, traditional sides, and a dark cherry and apple cobbler. The buffet is $45 per adult and $14.95 for kids 12 and under.

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12. FIRE at the ART, a hotel

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1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 572-8000
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The hotel’s restaurant offers a family-style Thanksgiving brunch buffet this year. Guests can expect herb-crusted prime rib, seared arctic char, sage stuffing, harvest squash ravioli, a lobster bisque, and pumpkin and pecan pies. The cost is $65 per adult, $28 for children ages 5-13, and free for kids 5 and under.

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13. Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

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249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 772-5020
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Diners looking for a non-traditional meal should head to Departure, which will spin classic dishes with Asian flavors. The fixed menu includes a chicken galangal soup, five-spice honey-roasted turkey, and Thai sausage cornbread. Available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., seats are $65 per person with optional wine and sake pairings for an additional $25.

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1. The Regional

130 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Regional/Facebook

On Tuesday, November 20, the Regional in Fort Collins falls into autumn flavors with its first Great American Apple Feast. The seven-course dinner will utilize apples from across the U.S., pairing different dishes with cider, beer, and fruit cocktails. Seats start at $75.

130 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

2. Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Hotel Boulderado/Facebook

The hotel’s family buffet offers roasted turkey with orange-cranberry relish and home-style giblet gravy. Diners should also save room for the dessert buffet, stocked with pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie, as well a chocolate fondue station.

2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. The Kitchen

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen/Facebook

For the first time, the Boulder restaurant will host Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a roasted turkey, for $55 per person. Other menu items include a red pepper and butternut squash soup and family-style sides of bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes and creamed spinach. For dessert, a choice of pumpkin pie, cranberry-apple tart, and butterscotch pot de creme.

1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. Jill's Restaurant

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jill’s Restaurant/Facebook

Jill’s Restaurant ditches the meat and animal products this Thanksgiving with a special menu loaded with holiday themed dishes, in addition to a complimentary glass of wine or kombucha, for $29.95.

900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

5. Death & Co

1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205
Adam Larkey/Eater

Those looking for an elegant evening should visit the Ramble Hotel’s restaurant throughout Thanksgiving day. Though Death & Co is known for cocktails, its kitchen will take center stage and offer an endive marmalade with roasted turkey, brioche bread pudding, and pumpkin tart with orange creme and maple-pecan syrup. The fixed meal costs $50, but diners can also order a la carte.

1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205

6. Hearth & Dram

1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Hearth & Dram/Facebook

On Thanksgiving Day, diners can experience an indulgent buffet-style meal starting at 7 p.m., complete with mac and cheese, a brined and smoked turkey, greens, and sausages made in-house. Reservations start at $55 per person and should be made at least two days in advance.

1801 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Citizen Rail

1899 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Citizen Rail [official]

The LoDo restaurant offers a three-course meal with options like chilled avocado soup, hickory-roasted bone marrow, smoked and bacon-wrapped pork loin, a 66-day-aged ribeye, chocolate stout cake, and a pumpkin chocolate “piecaken” hybrid dessert.

1899 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202

8. Urban Farmer Denver

1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Urban Farmer [official]

Throughout Thanksgiving Day, the steakhouse’s set menu will load diners up with plates full of Colorado-raised turkey, a braised beef meat pie, sweet potato risotto, and blue cornbread stuffing. Seats start at $75 per adult and $25 per child.

1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

9. range Restaurant

918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
range [official]

For $40, diners can enjoy a three-course menu starting with a butternut squash soup with bacon, apple, and truffle, alongside herb-smoked turkey. Dinner concludes with a traditional pumpkin pie. Diners who aren’t interested in a feast can also opt for items off the kitchen’s winter menu.

918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. The Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Nickel/Facebook

Diners should head to The Nickel for a Thanksgiving feast of French onion soup, turkey breast, prime glazed ham, pie, and chocolate tart. Seats start at $79 per adult and $25 per child.

1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

11. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
The Corner Office [official]

The Curtis Hotel’s restaurant and bar hosts a holiday buffet all day on Thanksgiving. Offerings include a squash and cider soup, turkey and ham carving stations, traditional sides, and a dark cherry and apple cobbler. The buffet is $45 per adult and $14.95 for kids 12 and under.

1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

12. FIRE at the ART, a hotel

1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Fire at the ART [official]

The hotel’s restaurant offers a family-style Thanksgiving brunch buffet this year. Guests can expect herb-crusted prime rib, seared arctic char, sage stuffing, harvest squash ravioli, a lobster bisque, and pumpkin and pecan pies. The cost is $65 per adult, $28 for children ages 5-13, and free for kids 5 and under.

1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

13. Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206
Departure/Facebook

Diners looking for a non-traditional meal should head to Departure, which will spin classic dishes with Asian flavors. The fixed menu includes a chicken galangal soup, five-spice honey-roasted turkey, and Thai sausage cornbread. Available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., seats are $65 per person with optional wine and sake pairings for an additional $25.

249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206

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