Best Locations for a Sacramento Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey carvings, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, classic stuffing, and all things casserole. Is your mouth watering yet? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means giving thanks, spending time with loved ones, and of course, eating. Enjoying a meal at home with friends and family on Thanksgiving is the norm for many households, but what do you do when you’re on vacation? You’re in luck, because we’re here to guide you to some of the best dining locations for a scrumptious Sacramento Thanksgiving dinner.

1. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento

Stay, and play, and dine, all in one location! At Fire Mountain, we’re serving up tasty dishes for the fall holiday that everyone at the dinner table will enjoy. Don’t worry about leaving hungry when you come to one of our dining locations because in addition to some Thanksgiving crafted menus, Hard Rock Sacramento has a variety of cuisines to choose from. Fuel the fire and enjoy a culinary adventure at one of our upscale locations like Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, or switch things up this year and indulge in freshly made noodles served in savory broths at YOUYU Noodle Bar. No matter where you go, expect to leave full! And remember, Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, not your calories. So grab a fork and join the feast.

If you’re looking for a classic Thanksgiving feast, then join us on Thursday, November 28th for some of our much anticipated and delicious holiday specials:

  • Hard Rock Cafe | 11am – 11pm | $18.95 per person: Get ready for a legendary Thanksgiving when you dine with us at the Hard Rock Cafe. Enjoy all the classics during the main course and finish with a dessert of your choosing.
  • Fresh Harvest Buffet | 9am – 9pm | $31.95 per person: Go all out this Thanksgiving and assure yourself that you will have access to seconds, and thirds! The buffet at Hard Rock Sacramento is hosting Thanksgiving this year and you won’t be disappointed!
  • Council Oak Steaks & Seafood | 4 – 10pm | $75.00 per person: Enjoy an upscale dining experience for the holidays this year and embark on a three course meal at Fire Mountain. Come hungry and leave full when you reserve your table at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood.

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2. The Firehouse

For nearly 60 years, The Firehouse has been Sacramento’s location for premier fine dining, and now you can enjoy that same dining experience on Thanksgiving. When dining at The Firehouse, you can expect an intimate setting, Old Sacramento dishes, and locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your significant other or with the whole family, and indulge in a three-course meal created by Chef Jay Veregge. The first course will be a delightful, classic waldorf salad, followed by your choice of turkey, salmon, filet mignon, or ravioli, topped off with your favorite dessert. Feast your eyes upon the Thanksgiving dining menu and make your reservation today! Dinner is served from 1 – 8 p.m. 

3. Sacramento River Train

Turn your Thanksgiving dinner into an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Located 36 miles south of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento, the Sacramento River Train knows how to serve up a Thanksgiving feast in style. Leave the stress of cooking and cleaning behind when you board the river train for three hours of riding, accompanied by a three course Thanksgiving dinner. As you enjoy your turkey dinner, the conductor will cover 18 miles through the valley, filled with the beautiful fall colors. Enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee to finish your meal, and give thanks for the beauty that surrounds you.

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4. Monkey Cat

Located just outside of Sacramento in Auburn, CA, Monkey Cat is serving up a tasty dish for this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. Spend the holidays with your family and the staff at Monkey Cat this year, where the ambiance is fantastic and the waiters are attentive. Whether you’re looking for their speciality dinner options or something that reminds you more of Thanksgiving, Monkey Cat has it all! Enjoy the barbecued pork tenderloin with a side of veggies, accompanied by a glass of red wine and give thanks for a meal spent with loved ones.

5. II Fornaio

Enjoy the best Sacramento cucina Italiana location this Thanksgiving at II Fornaio. This intimate setting offers a private dining experience for you and your loved ones to enjoy. For the holiday season, enjoy an antipasto dish along with your favorite cocktail. Even though the traditional Thanksgiving feast is normally filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, switch things up this year and split a pizza with the family. Make your reservation today and prepare for a memorable feast in Sacramento.

If you’re looking for additional dining options open on Thanksgiving that might not necessarily have a Thanksgiving specific menu, but still serves up an exquisite cuisine, stop by the following restaurants in and around Sacramento and fill your belly.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with the people you love this year, at the dining table of your favorite Sacramento restaurant. Whether you’re splitting a pizza or are indulging in a Thanksgiving feast while riding through the valley, Sacramento and the surrounding areas has plenty to offer when it comes to filling your stomachs and hearts. If you’re visiting Sacramento for this fall holiday, find the best accommodations and amenities at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento. Here at Fire Mountain we know how to rock any holiday, so join us for fun and food this Thanksgiving!