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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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The Regional

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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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Hotel Boulderado

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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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The Kitchen

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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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Jill's Restaurant

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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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Death & Co

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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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Hearth & Dram

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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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Citizen Rail

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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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Urban Farmer Denver

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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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range Restaurant

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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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The Nickel

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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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The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

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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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FIRE at the ART, a hotel

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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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Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

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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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The Regional

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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.

The Regional/Facebook

Hotel Boulderado

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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.

Hotel Boulderado/Facebook

The Kitchen

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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.

The Kitchen/Facebook

Jill's Restaurant

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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.

Jill’s Restaurant/Facebook

Death & Co

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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.

Adam Larkey/Eater

Hearth & Dram

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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.

Hearth & Dram/Facebook

Citizen Rail

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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.

Citizen Rail [official]

Urban Farmer Denver

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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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range Restaurant

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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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The Nickel

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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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The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

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.

The Corner Office [official]

FIRE at the ART, a hotel

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.

Fire at the ART [official]

Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

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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.

Departure/Facebook

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