On Thanksgiving Day, dozens of Utah restaurants remain open, serving the classic holiday meal with roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
Don’t feel like eating poultry? You’re in luck. Most restaurants also offer other holiday choices like prime rib, beef short ribs, salmon or even vegetarian pasta. Take a look at the list below to see what is available.
Prices do not include tax, tip or alcoholic beverages, unless noted. In most cases, reservations will be required on Thanksgiving Day — even if the establishment is serving a buffet or doesn’t usually require them.
Bambara • 202 Main, Salt Lake City; 801-363-5454 or bambara-slc.com. Buffet with roast turkey, grilled New York strip roast and slow-roasted pork loin, as well as mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, salads and desserts. Served 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults, $63; seniors, $55; children 5-12, $25; and 4 and under, free.
Benji’s Bar-B-Que Shack • 3245 S. State St., South Salt Lake; 435-709-5227 or benjisbbqshack.com. Menu includes smoked meats (think tri-tip, brisket, pulled pork and chicken) as well as sides (coleslaw, potato salad, creamed corn, dirty rice, collard greens, spicy mac ‘n’ cheese, black-eyed peas and cornbread). Eat in or take it to go. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Cafe Niche • 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380 or caffeniche.com. Buffet with turkey and prime rib, sides, salads and desserts served from noon to 7 p.m. Adults, $45; children 12 and under, $25.
Chabaar Beyond Thai • 87 W. 7200 South, Midvale; 801-566-5100 or asooksri.com/about-chabaar. Buffet with an international flair available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Menu includes traditional roast turkey and tamales along with vegan meatloaf, pesto pasta and many other vegetarian options. Adults, $18; seniors, $13; and children under 12, $10.
Franck’s • 6264 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264 or francksfood.com. Four-course dinner with starters, turkey, sides and dessert available from noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $65; children 12 and under, $35.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar • 20 S. 400 West (The Gateway), Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704 or flemingssteakhouse.com. Three-course dinner available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $52 per person. Includes choice of turkey or petite filet mignon, sides and dessert. Regular menu also available.
George • 327 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0699 or georgeslc.com. Buffet with roast turkey, beef short ribs, gumbo, salads, vegetables and sides — as well as breakfast items and biscuits — served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $35; kids 5-12, $22.50; 4 and under, free.
Hub & Spoke • 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0698 or hubandspokediner.com. Buffet served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes breakfast items — eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, classic Benedict and mini Kentucky hot browns — as well as classic roast turkey, sides and desserts. Adults, $24.99; kids 5-12, $11.99; 4 and under, free.
La Caille • 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, 801-942-1751 or lacaille.com. Dinner served from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Includes soup or salad, choice of roast turkey, salmon, prime rib or ham with sides and dessert. Adults, $100; kids 5-12, $45; 4 and under, free.
Little America Hotel • 500 S. Main, Salt Lake City. 801-596-5700 or saltlake.littleamerica.com. This downtown hotel offers three meal options. Ballroom buffet: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults, $74.78; children 5-10, $34.60; 4 and under, free. (Price includes tax and 18% tip.) Lucky H Bar & Grill: choice of roast turkey, prime rib or salmon dinner with sides and dessert, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adults, $35 to $39, children under 10, $19 to $20. Coffee shop opens at 6 a.m. with holiday items available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including roast turkey dinner for $27.95 or prime rib for $31.95. Prices does not include dessert.
Log Haven • 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, 801-272-8255 or www.log-haven.com. Four-course lunch served from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Includes appetizer, spinach salad, choice of turkey, salmon, beef filet or vegetarian entree and dessert. Adults, $58.95; children 3 to 12, $31.95.
Marie Callender’s • 1109 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City, 385-474-7971 or mariecallenders.com. The parent company may have closed this location in August, when it filed for bankruptcy protection, but it was recently purchased as a franchise and the new owner reopened it last week. It will be open on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving a traditional turkey dinner with vegetables, sides and a slice of pie. Adults, $22; children 12 and under, $8.99.
Salt Stone • 75 S. West Temple (inside the Salt Lake City Marriott at City Creek), Salt Lake City; 801-537-6019 or opentable.com/r/salt-stone-salt-lake-city. The hotel’s signature restaurant — formerly called Elevations — has a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with turkey, prime rib, ham, vegetables, salads, sides and desserts. Adults, $45; children 12 and under, $18; 4 and under, free. Regular restaurant menu available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Silver Fork Lodge and Restaurant • 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton; 801-533-9977 or silverforklodge.com. From noon to 6 p.m. this mountain eatery will offer a buffet with turkey, ham, vegetables, sides and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. No reservations required. Adults, $38; children 10 and under, $19.
Snowbird Ski Resort • 9385 S. Snowbird Center Drive, 801-933-2222 or snowbird.com. This resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon has three restaurants open for the holiday. The Aerie, inside the Cliff Lodge, hosts a buffet from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. that includes appetizers, soups, salads, turkey, ham, beef tenderloin, salmon, pork shoulder, elk stew, trout, mushroom ravioli, chilled shrimp, sushi vegetable sides and desserts. Adults, $62; kids 6-12, $33; 5 and under, free. The buffet at The Atrium, inside the Cliff Lodge, runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes appetizers, soup, salad, roast turkey, prime rib, sides and desserts. Adults, $55; children 6-12, $29. The Lodge Bistro will have a four-course meal that includes soup, salad, choice of turkey, salmon, steak or pork loin entree and dessert. Available from 4 to 9 p.m. Adults, $49; children, $24.
Thistle & Thyme • 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 801-581-1000 or thistlethymeslc.com. Located inside the University Park Marriott Hotel, this restaurant will serve a traditional buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with turkey, sides, a 12-foot “grazing station” with assorted meats, cheeses and breads, a “build-your-own” mac ’n’ cheese bar and desserts. Adults, $39.95; military and seniors, $29.95; children 6-12, $19.95; 5 and under, free.
Brass Tag at Deer Valley • 2900 Deer Valley Drive, E Suite 301, Park City, 435-615-2410 or deervalley.com. Four-course dinner served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Includes soup or salad, vegetables and sides, choice of turkey, prime rib or vegetarian entree, and pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie for dessert. Adults, $49; children 12 and under, $20.
Butcher’s Chop House • 751 Lower Main, Park City, 435-647-0040 or butcherschophouse.com. Open from 2 to 11 p.m. Serving dinner with turkey, sides and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Adults, $35; children, $18.
Courchevel Bistro • 201 Heber Ave., Park City, 435-572-4398 or courchevelbistro.com. Family-style dinner available 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. includes salad, ham, turkey, vegetables and sides, bread and desserts. Adults, $50; children 12 and under, $20.
The Eating Establishment • 317 Main St, Park City, 435-649-8294 or theeatingestablishment.net. Three-course dinner includes salad, turkey with sides and choice of dessert. Vegetarian options available. Adults, $60; children, $35.
Grand Summit Hotel • 4000 Canyons Resort Drive (in Canyons Village), Park City; 435-615-8040 or parkcitymountain.com. Buffet open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Includes salads, soups, pasta, brined turkey, ham, prime rib and salmon along with vegetables, sides and desserts. Adults, $74; seniors, $63; children 6-14, $39; 5 and under, free.
The Grub Steak • 2093 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, 435-649-8060 or grubsteakrestaurant.com. The steakhouse holiday dinner includes soup, salad bar, turkey, sides, bread and desserts. Adults, $36.75; children 12 and under, $18.75.
Hearth and Hill • 1153 Center Drive, Park City; 435-200-8840 or hearth-hill.com. Open noon to 6 p.m., serving regular menu plus Thanksgiving specials.
No Name Saloon • 447 Main, Park City, 435-649-6667 or nonamesaloon.net. For the 19th year, the historic saloon serves its free Thanksgiving buffet with turkey and all the trimmings. Feasting begins at 2 p.m. and continues until the kitchen runs out. Must be 21 or older.
Powder at Waldorf Astoria • 2100 Frostwood Blvd., Park City; 435-647-5566 or waldorfastoriaparkcity.com. Three-course holiday meal includes soup, choice of organic turkey or beef short rib and dessert. Available 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $65; children 4-12, $35.