Gathering your family around a golden turkey and all the sides for Thanksgiving dinner can be rewarding. But with all the basting, roasting, mashing, stuffing, carving and serving, you might need a nap before the tryptophan kicks in. If slaving over the stove isn’t your thing—or if your family needs a change of pace this year—these local eateries serve up the traditional Thanksgiving fare for turkey day. Let them do the cooking and the dishes, too.
Thyme on the Creek, the restaurant in Millennium Harvest House Hotel Boulder will be offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet with breakfast options alongside holiday favorites. If turkey with giblet gravy isn’t what your palate desires, why not mix it up with a bagel and lox or eggs Benedict? It is a buffet after all; you can do Thanksgiving your way here.
Thanksgiving hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $39 for adults. 15% discount for seniors. $15.75 for kids 12 and under. Kids five and under eat free. For reservations call 303-443-3850. 1345 28th St., Boulder.
Harold’s and the Bayonet Room in Longmont are serving up a farm to table Thanksgiving dinner featuring local produce. Roasted turkey and smoked ham share the spotlight with inspired twists on standards sides. Harold’s isn’t dishing up any ole’ stuffing; it’s a blue cornbread stuffing with chorizo and goat cheese. The Bayonet Room, the vintage-styled bar side of Harold’s, offers craft cocktails to enjoy with dinner.
Thanksgiving hours: 1-5 p.m. $30 a person, kids 3-11 for $15. Children under 3 are free. For reservations call 303-774-7399. 1940 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont.
OUR Center, a Longmont-based charity, is hosting a free Spirit of Thanksgiving Dinner for the public at Old Chicago. For this one day, Old C’s pizza and beer menu is 86-ed for traditional Thanksgiving plates. This event is one for the whole family with live music, face painting and, rumor has it, a dancing turkey.
Thanksgiving hours: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 303-651-7000. 1805 Industrial Circle, Longmont.
Colterra is serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner made with local ingredients. With several menu choices for each course, your dinner out is completely customizable. Appetizers can be as seasonal as pumpkin soup, or a simple as an arugula salad. For your entrée, sample a traditional turkey plate, an exotic mahi mahi or seasonal vegetables.
Thanksgiving hours: 2-7 p.m. $55 per person. Children under 12, $15. For reservations call 303-652-0777. 210 Franklin Street, Niwot.