Vegas Values: Thanksgiving Feasts

Host your Thanksgiving Feast at Andre's inside Monte Carlo
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Thanksgiving is near, it is a time of sharing thanks with family, friends and good cheer. Good eats, too, of course. Holidays are a unique time in Las Vegas, many go home for the holiday. Others work around the clock so visitors can enjoy a pleasant stay, and a lucky few have time off to gather with loved ones. That’s when the question arises; do we stay home or dine out? Creating a feast takes time to plan, prep, cook and clean-up after. To alleviate some of those stresses there are hundreds of restaurants offering special menus for the holiday. A few are even selling complete dinners so you can have a fantastic meal at home without the fuss.

Dinner to-go is offered by restaurants listed below:

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit has smoked turkeys for $39.99, honey hams and Cajun-fried turkeys are $49.99. Turkey and dressing meals are $79.99 and complete meals start at $99.99.

Hash House a Go Go’s West Sahara location will have dinner for six that includes a 10-pound turkey with all the fixings for $89.95. Orders must be placed by noon on November 22 by calling 702-804-4646. Orders must be picked up from noon-8pm on November 24, 2010. This location will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Mimi’s Café has a holiday feast that serves 6-8 for $79.99. Individual meals can also be had for $10.99. Order online at www.mimiscafe.com.

M Resort has a complete spread that serves eight for $129. You must act quickly; orders must be placed by 4pm November 20 by calling 702-797-1868. Order will be available for pick up 10am-4pm on November 25.

Those of you with large appetites fear not, there are many all-you-can-eat options, including the following:

Big Dog’s traditional feast will be served 1pm-10pm Thanksgiving Day for $13.95 per person.

M Resort’s Studio B buffet will have a special holiday menu served all day, $29.99 adults.

Station Casino buffets will showcase Thanksgiving fare. Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Palace and Texas Station, $14.99. Aliante, Boulder, Santa Fe and Sunset Station, $16.99. Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock, $23.99.

Don’t forget about the dozens of other buffets found on the strip and downtown. There is sure to be one to accommodate your budget.

Fine dining has not been overlooked. There is no shortage of restaurants on and off strip that will be offering special prix-fixe Thanksgiving menus. Reservations, however, are highly recommended. Here is a sample of what to expect:

McCormick & Schmick’s will serve a Thanksgiving feast from 11am-10pm, $22.95 per person.

First Food and Bar at Palazzo offers a playful pilgrim dinner served family style from 1pm-9pm, $39 per person.

Postrio Bar & Grill at Venetian is offering seasonal staples with their three-course dinner, $39 per person.

Encore’s Society Café will serve three-courses of playful plates, $39 per person.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand features tempting twists on classic dishes with their three-course meal, $39 per person.

AGO at Hard Rock will offer a creative twist on the classic holiday favorites from 5pm-10:30pm, $39 per person.

Top of the World at Stratosphere is offering Thanksgiving lunch and dinner with a view. The three-course lunch is from 11am-4pm, $35 adults. From 4:30-10pm a four-course menu can be enjoyed, $65 adults.

Hard Rock’s Rare 120º invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving with three-courses of holiday favorites from 5pm-10:30pm, $49.99 per person.

Andre’s at Monte Carlo will offer a chef-selected Thanksgiving meal from 4pm-9pm, $75 per person.

Alizé at the Palms menu features a menu highlighting the freshest ingredients. It will be served from 4pm-9pm, $85 per person.

And lastly, for a unique treat, check out the secret menu item at Wazuzu at Encore. I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’ll be offering a special Thanksgiving sushi roll.

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