Where to Eat Out (or Order In) Thanksgiving Dinner in the Treasure Valley

The Treasure Valley offers a wide selection of cuisines from fantastic street food to gourmet dining. Thanksgiving is a time when food is at the forefront of the day and many people rely on the huge meal of turkey and all the trimmings. Several restaurants in and near Nampa offer traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as other delicious items for those who want a change. Make reservations and eat in the restaurant or take home a full Thanksgiving meal. It’s up to you.

Brick 29 Bistro
You can purchase a full Thanksgiving dinner online for 10 people that includes 12 – 14 rotisserie pepper turkey breasts, with house turkey dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, house cranberry sauce with jalapeño and orange, roasted fall veggies, house baguette, pumpkin bisque and much more. Order online at ontheflydeli.com.

Richard’s at the Inn
If you are looking for an upscale Thanksgiving dinner that may or may not include turkey, Richard’s at the Inn is the place to go.  Here you will find a $45 prix fixe menu that is out of this world. With a large selection, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! It has a three-course menu from which you can choose a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, grilled rib eye steak, cannelloni, sockeye salmon or a vegan dish. The desserts are the same for each menu and include a decadent chocolate dessert, pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie or apple pie à la mode.

The Riverside Hotel
The Riverside Grille at this beautiful venue at 29 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise offers an annual Thanksgiving buffet that is first-class. Even the ambiance is special with live music from 12:30 pm – 5 pm. This is the place to spend Thanksgiving Day if you love comfort food, but don’t have the time or energy to prepare it yourself. Each classical dish is made with locally sourced ingredients, and you can be sure everyone in your group will find something they love on the buffet. If this fulfills all your Thanksgiving entertaining dreams, you should make reservations early.
Cracker Barrel
For homey Southern-fried cookin’, there’s no place like Cracker Barrel and Thanksgiving is no exception. You can get a traditional turkey dinner for 10 and serve it right in your home. It comes with two oven-roasted turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, gravy, a country side dish, (your choice), sweet rolls and pecan and pumpkin pie. You get it chilled with instructions for heating it and it is ready in two hours. This is comfort food at its best. You must order 24 hours before pickup and heat it within 72 hours after pickup. It even comes with recipes for leftovers.

Whether you love to cook a huge feast for guests or not, it’s nice to enjoy some relaxing time in a restaurant that offers all the traditions of Thanksgiving as well as a few extras. If it’s not convenient to go out, bring the feast home and have exceptional food that you didn’t have to cook.

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