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Albuquerque Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Brunch, Buffets, Dinner and Takeout Options in Albuquerque

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Thanksgiving dinner might mean cooking for some, but not everyone has the time or the opportunity to make a lavish meal. If cooking Thanksgiving dinner isn't for you, there are other options, such as eating out at a restaurant, or getting a bit of turkey to go. Find a sit down meal or a buffet, or order some home cooked goodness in a takeout meal in the Albuquerque area.

Updated November 2013. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Prices and information subject to change without notice.

Thanksgiving Brunch

Crowne Plaza
Address: 1901 University NE in the Ballroom
The brunch will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a champagne brunch in the New Mexico ballroom. There will be a full breakfast buffet, a carving station with turkey, New Mexican specialties, a salad station, autumn vegetables, entrees, sides and desserts. Call (505) 998-6410 for information and to make reservations.

Forque at the Hyatt
Address: 330 Tijeras NW
Cost: $43.95 adults, $29.95 seniors, $19.95 children 6 - 12; children 5 and under free.
Buffets and stations offer salads, cheeses, and seafood. The carving station features orange glazed ham, smoked beef, and tri-tip and cider glazed turkey. There will also be Belgian waffles and desserts. For reservations, please use Open Table or call (505) 843-2700. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mas Tapas y Vino at Hotel Andaluz
Address: 125 Second NW
Cost: $49 adults, $44 seniors, $19 children. Reservations accepted, call (505) 923-9080. Hotel Andaluz offers a special Thanksgiving dinner by chef James Campbell Caruso. Items include roasted squash bisque, whole turkey, fig-balsamic glazed ham, chorizo cornbread stuffing, pan gravy, grilled sirloin beef skewers, cranberry rhubarb sauce, roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, cauliflower au gratin, pasta, paella, shrimp, crostini, cheeses, fresh fruits and salads and desserts. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy complementary valet parking.

MCM Elegante Hotel
Address: 2020 Menaul NE
Cost: $23.95 adults, $21.95 seniors, $12.95 children 5 - 10, children under 5 free.
The traditional Thanksgiving lunch buffet features salads and soups, a cheese tray, antipasto platter, sides such as mashed potatoes and stuffing, and a variety of desserts, including apple, pecan and pumpkin pies. Main meal choices include roasted turkey with gravy, hand carved beef, smoked pork loin and chorizo stuffed chicken breast. Reservations strongly recommended at (505) 884-2511. Seatings from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thanksgiving Buffets and Dinners

Bien Shur
Address: 30 Rainbow Road NE, Sandia Pueblo
Cost: $59 per person.
Award winning Bien Shur is located on the 9th floor of the hotel and provides spectacular views. In addition to the regular menu, chef Marc Quinones offers grilled quail, chicken chowder, turkey breast, wild boar chop, veal scaloppini and other seasonal vegetables. Dessert includes pumpkin tiramisu. Open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Buca di Beppo
6520 Americas Parkway NE
Buca will serve a Thanksgiving style dinner featuring turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. A small feast serves 3, $49.95; a large serves 6 for $89.95. Enjoy mini chocolate chip cannolis for dessert. From 11 a.m. 

Buffet 66
Address: 14500 Central Ave SW, Laguna Pueblo
Cost: $23.99 per person without Ultimate Rewards card; $21.99 with.
Thanksgiving Day buffet features brunch items and a crab legs buffet, along with Thanksgiving items, pastries and pies. Serving all day.

Cool Water Fusion
Address: 2010 Wyoming NE, Suite B
Cost: $27 per person, half price for kids.
The award winning restaurant offers traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy soup, salad, traditional baked turkey or prime rib. You’ll also get all the fixings such as cranberry sauce, veggies and dessert. Reservations must be made in advance; call (505) 332-2665. Dinner is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; seatings through 5 p.m.

Cooperage
Address: 7220 Lomas NE
Cost: $17.95 adults, $10.95 children ten and under.
In addition to its regular menu, the Cooperage will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The three course meal includes soup, salad bar and a traditional turkey dinner. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Serving from noon to 8 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended; call (505) 255-1657.

Corn Maiden at Tamaya Resort
Address: 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo
Cost: $49 adults, half price children 12 and under.
Enjoy a Pueblo style Thanksgiving buffet with salad selection, farmhouse cheeses, cured Scottish salmon, and a pickled vegetable menagerie. Butcher's block includes pecan smoked prime rib and brandy and orange scented turkey. There will be a gnocchi station, omelet station and more desserts than you can imagine, including traditional pies and a variety of cheesecakes. The omelet station is replaced by a quesadilla station at 3 p.m. Seatings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call to reserve at (505) 771-6060.

Council Room at Sandia Resort
Address: 30 Rainbow Road NE, Sandia Pueblo
In addition to the regular menu, chef offers a three course traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with a choice of salad or soup to start. Entree choices are oven roasted turkey ($26), pumpkin beer braised short ribs ($36), or chipotle coffee rubbed bison rib eye ($49). Dessert is a pumpkin brownie sundae. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Downs Crown Room
145 Louisiana NE
(505) 767-7180
The Downs Racetrack will have a traditional Thanksgiving menu that features carved turkey and all the trimmings, along with options such as stone crab, smoked prime rib, desserts and more. You'll also find mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Reservations are required.

Furrs Family Buffet
Address: 2004 Wyoming NE
Address: 6111 San Mateo NE
Furr's buffets offer over 70 different menu items, to include a carving station and a wide variety of desserts. Mix and match items allow you to pay as much or little as you like.

High Noon Saloon Restaurant
Address: 425 San Felipe Rd NW, in Old Town
Cost: $32 adults, $15 children under 10 (approximately).
The High Noon offers a traditional family style Thanksgiving Dinner, with turkey carved at the table, all the sides and trimmings, salad and dessert. Leftovers will be packed up for diners to take home. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (505) 765-1455 to reserve.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Pueblo Harvest Cafe
Address: 12th Street NW
Cost: $28 adults, $14 kids 4 - 12
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The Cafe features Native fusion food, and the Thanksgiving feast has three courses with a variety of options; choose one item from each course. They'll have pumpkin bisque or salad; and for entrees, smoked sirloin steak, roasted turkey breast, grilled antelope, pasta primavera, terducken chicken breast or trout. Desserts are a flourless chocolate torte with raspberry sauce, pumpkin cheesecake or cranberry tiramisu. Reservations strongly recommended; call (505) 724-3510. 

Isleta Resort Buffet at Bow Tie Bistro
Address: 11000 Broadway SE
Cost: $13.95 adults, $8.95 children 3 - 10
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This large buffet features a salad bar, traditional turkey and ham at carving stations, sides, trimmings, Asian station, soups and dessert.

Le Cafe Miche
228 Gold SW
(505) 314-1111
Chef Claus will start with a roasted acorn soup and fresh market greens. Entrees include a choice of roasted turkey, roasted New York strip, salmon stuffed with crab or whole roasted leg of lamb. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The meal comes in three courses with a choice for each course. Seatings are at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Luigi's
Address: 6225 4th Street NW
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Luigi's will feature turkey, ham and all the trimmings.

Mimi's
Address: 4316 The 25 Way
Cost: $16.99 adults, $8.99 kids.
Mimi's will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect traditional turkey with all the trimmings as well as their signature dishes. Turkey dinner includes mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and cranberry relish. In addition to dinner, they also offer takeout.

Prairie Star
288 Prairie Star Road, Santa Ana Pueblo
(505) 867-3327
Known for its cozy fireplace, adobe walls and views of the Sandias, the restaurant will offer a traditional dinner with a southwestern twist for Thanksgiving. The four course prix-fixe dinner will include turkey pot pie and shiitake french toast as appetizers; soup and salad, and entree choices of smoked turkey benedict, pastry wrapped ahi tuna and slow roasted prime rib. Dessert is a vanilla pumpkin cheesecake or bourbon pecan pie. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rancher's Club
Address: 1901 University NE at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cost: Per entree.
Expect the traditional holiday selections, the regular menu, and specialty items. Special entree items will include braised beef with penne in a cream sauce, a citrus cod and oven roasted turkey. Call (505) 998-6410 for details and reservations. Seatings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Santa Ana Star Feast Buffet
Address: 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road, Santa Ana Pueblo
Cost: $15.95
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
The buffet features traditional Thanksgiving favorites and more.

Santa Ana Cafe at Tamaya
Address: 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo
Cost: $49 adults, half price children 12 and under.
Enjoy a Pueblo style Thanksgiving buffet with salad selection, farmhouse cheeses, cured Scottish salmon, and a pickled vegetable menagerie. Butcher's block includes pecan smoked prime rib and brandy and orange scented turkey. There will be a gnocchi station, omelet station and more desserts than you can imagine, including traditional pies and a variety of cheesecakes. The omelet station is replaced by a quesadilla station at 3 p.m. Seatings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call to reserve at (505) 771-6060.

Sheraton
Address: 2600 Louisiana NE
Cost: $31.95 adults, $29.95 seniors, $15.95 children 4 - 12.
Dine at the Sheraton Uptown for their buffet, where they're featuring garden salads, soup, orzo, butternut squash ravioli, mashed potatoes, stuffing, tamales, green bean casserole and more. The buffet seatings run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music and giveaways. Call (505) 349-2520 for reservations.

St. Clair Winery and Bistro
Address: 901 Rio Grande NW
Cost: $25.95 adults, $10.95 for children ages 6 - 12; children 5 and under complementary. Reservations required.
The St. Clair Thanksgiving Day buffet features an entrees, side dishes and desserts. From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (505) 243-9916 to reserve.

Thur Shan at Sandia Resort
Address: 30 Rainbow Road, Sandia Pueblo
Cost: $22.95 adults, $12.95 children under 12
Start with the Farmer's Market salad bar, and move on to the bread display, chilled seafood, and the carving station with turkey, ham or prime rib. Traditional foods such as gravy and mashed potatoes are on the menu as well as an Italian station, an Asian station, and New Mexican favorites. A full range of desserts presents a large variety of options, to include a chocolate fountain. There's a kid's corner as well. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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