Thursday, November 17, 2011

Here's the Big List of Thanksgiving Meals Tucson Originals Sends Every Year

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM

This is by no means an exhaustive list of good things to eat in Tucson around Thanksgiving time, but it is a good jumping-off point. All of the restaurants on the list belong to Tucson Originals, the alliance of local and independently owned restaurants that sends this out every year.

Acacia, Real Food & Cocktails

3001 E. Skyline Dr.

Tucson, AZ 85718

(520) 232-0101

Leave the cooking to us! Enjoy a fabulous four-course Thanksgiving meal with choices. Menu items include: Butternut Squash Bisque, Herb Roasted Tom Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry Relish and Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Chantilly Cream. The menu will be offered from 12pm-7pm. $39.95/person ++, $12.95/children++ 5-12 years, 4 and under eat free. Reservations are recommended.

Brushfire BBQ

2745 N. Campbell Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 624-3223

Holiday Packages!

Must pre-order by November 20th and all orders must be picked up on Wednesday November 23rd. All items that require reheating will be in reheatable containers.

Holiday Feast (serves 10-12) $65: Balsamic Pasta Salad, Rosemary Corn Bread Stuffing, Buttered Sweet Potatoes Topped with Marshmallows, Green Beans with Pearl Onions and Almonds, Fresh Orange Cranberry Relish, Made from Scratch Gravy, Fresh Rolls and Brownie Swirl Bread pudding.

Smoked “Tur-Duck-Hen” (serves 10-14) $120 whole, $65 half:

A slow smoked deboned turkey stuffed with a deboned duck, stuffed with a deboned chicken stuffed with sausage corn bread stuffing.

Smoked Turkey (serves 8) $50:

Slow smoked whole turkey, seasoned with fresh rosemary, thyme, sage and kosher salt.


4689 E. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 325-6552

In honor of Thanksgiving, Bushi will be offering a special pan seared oven roasted duck with plum wine and candied ginger reduction sauce, sautéed yams and spinach with apricots and onions seasoned with cumin, paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper, all topped with toasted walnuts, $22. This special will be offered the week of November 20th. Bushi will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon

3001 N. Swan

Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 881-1802

Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with items such as: Turkey, Prime Rib, Ham, Stuffing, Mac n’ Cheese and a variety of pies. Cost is $24.95/person ++, $13.95/kids 12 and under ++. Served from 11am-7pm.

Cup Café

311 E. Congress

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 622-8848

The Cup Café will be open and serving their regular menu with some additional Thanksgiving specials available from 11am-8pm. Specials include: Slow Roasted Turkey with giblet gravy, herb mashed potatoes, sage dressing and sautéed root vegetables and roasted Acorn Squash filled with swiss chard and parmesan risotto topped with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds. Prices range from $6.50-$21.

Dakota Café

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85728

(520) 298-7188

Dakota Café is closed on Thanksgiving Day, starting on November 20th, they will offer a special Fall meal: Beef Stroganoff with a Caesar Salad for $17.99. Dakota Café is also offering Thanksgiving pick up orders and catering, call for more details.


3719 E. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 326-9363

Feast will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but offering a giant take-out menu with family style thanksgiving treats. Menu items include: fennel and sausage stuffing, Winter Squash Stew and Five-Spice Cranberry Sauce, go to for the menu. Prices range from $3.74 - $11 per item (some per pound). Place your order by Sunday, November 20th and they will have your dinner waiting, with reheating instructions on Wednesday the 23rd. Just heat it up, relax and enjoy your day without spending it all in the kitchen.

Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies

2574 N. Campbell Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 795-2665

Frankie’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, but the Friday after they are having a “Tucson Originals Black Friday”. Mention the Tucson Originals on November 25th and receive a free small fry or drink all day.

Hungry Fox

4637 E. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 326-2835

The Hungry Fox is open on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $9.95/person all day from 6am- 1pm.

Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 320-2000

Serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 11am-4pm. Prices range from $38-$52 ++, kids $19 ++ Menu items include: Lobster-Anise Bisque, Herb Brine Roasted Turkey Breast and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations are recommended.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 545-0577

Instead of their regular menu, Maynards Market will be serving a Family-Style Feast. Enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving favorites, served family style at each table. Menu items include: Smoked Organic Turkey Leg Confit and Green Beans with house-made bacon and blue cheese. Dinner will be served from 12-7pm. Cost is $45/person ++ $15/kids 12 and under ++. Reservations are a must.

Pastiche Modern Eatery

3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 325-3333

Pastiche will be open from 11am-8pm serving a special menu with some classic and some not so classic dishes. Menu items include: Roast Turkey with sage dressing, pan gravy, glazed buttered asparagus, cranberry sauce and mashed root vegetables $19, Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with butternut squash risotto, poached figs, goat cheese, pine nuts $21, and Baked Mac & Cheese with Smoked Gouda, Parmesan, Monterey Jack, Mesquite Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Fat Macaroni $14. Reservations are recommended.

Risky Business

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In honor of the holidays, Risky Business will be selling whole cheesecakes for carry-out in a variety of holiday flavors such as: Pumpkin, Cranberry, Plain, Brownie, and Chocolate Raspberry. All Cheesecakes are $29.00. A minimum of two days' notice is required on all orders.

Tucson Tamale Company

2545 E. Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 305-4760

Tucson Tamale will be closed Thanksgiving day, but to honor the holiday they will be serving their Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Tamales wrapped in Sage Masa, as well as their Pumpkin Tamales. Every bite is like a helping of Thanksgiving Dinner!

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