8 places in Calgary serving Thanksgiving dinner

Sep 21 2018, 10:55 pm

The leaves are starting to fall and the temperatures are starting to drop. It’s a sure sign of Autumn and with that a Thanksgiving dinner is sure to follow.

The celebratory meal is a perfect balance of sweet and savoury. The traditional turkey blends juicy and tender flavours with a tart cranberry sauce, and to top it all off, carbs, carbs, and more carbs.

While we love eating all of these things, we definitely don’t love the time, preparation, or the clean-up and dishes needed for such a meal.
If you’re feeling the same way about the upcoming holidays, why not forego the chores and leave the cooking to the pros?
Here are eight restaurants in Calgary serving up a mean Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season.

Embarcadero Wine and Oyster Bar

The Embarcadero will be offering a three-course dinner menu on Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8.

Guests will have their choice of a butternut squash soup or mixed greens with roasted beets, followed by a roasted Winter’s free-range turkey with traditional sides, and either pumpkin pie or apple rum raisin bread pudding to finish the meal.

The experience will cost $32 per person for all three courses or $24 for the turkey and sides only.

Address: 208 17 Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-263-0848

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Carriage House Inn

The Carriage House Inn will be offering a three-course meal for visitors on October 7 and 8.

The dinner includes the choice of a salad or butternut squash soup, roast turkey, Alberta prime rib, or honey-glazed ham, and a white chocolate pumpkin mousse cake to finish the meal.

Seatings are at 4:15, 4:30, 6:30, and 6:45 pm and will cost $40 for adults and $20 for kids.

Address: 9030 Macleod Trail South, Calgary
Phone: 
1-800-661-9566

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The Glenmore Inn

The Glenmore Inn will be looking to impress this year with a tantalizing menu.

Traditional offerings like prime rib and roast turkey are paired with Brussel sprouts with a bacon and cheese sauce; a pumpkin, ginger, and leek soup; chilled crab clusters; smoked salmon; and sushi, to name just a few items.

There will be three seatings on Sunday, October 7 at 4, 4:30, and 6:30 pm and will cost $29.95 for an adult.

Address: 1000 Glenmore Court SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-720-5288

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Hotel Blackfoot

Hotel Blackfoot will be offering a brunch and dinner on Sunday, October 7, as well as a dinner on Monday, October 8.

Main courses of the dinner include carved prime rib, roast pork tenderloin, herb roast turkey, and leg of lamb, all paired with traditional sides, smaller bites, and their pastry chef’s assortment of desserts.

Dinner will cost $40 per person and brunch will cost $35, with cheaper prices for seniors, youth, and children.

Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: 
403-259-1705

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The Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park

The Selkirk Grille will be hosting a three-course dinner on Sunday, October 7.

The meal includes endive and artisan greens, maple roasted turkey served with double-smoked bacon and sage stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and traditional harvest vegetables, and a pumpkin cheesecake to finish the meal.

The cost for the evening is $42 per person.

Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Phone: 
403-268-8607

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The Wainwright Hotel at Heritage Park

The Wainwright Hotel will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner over the entirety of the long weekend.

A modestly-priced three-course meal includes maple-roasted butternut squash soup, oven roasted turkey with cranberry and sage stuffing and traditional sides, as well as pumpkin pie with chantilly cream.

The dinners take place from Saturday, October 6 to Monday, October 8 and will cost $25.95 for the three-course meal and $18.95 for the entree.

Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Phone: 
403-268-8500

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The Post Hotel & Spa

The Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise will once again be offering its tradition of serving a Thanksgiving turkey dinner on Sunday, October 7.

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without wine, and the Post Hotel’s wine cellar is one of the most extensive in North America.

Reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Post Hotel can be made by calling 403-522-3989.

Address: 200 Pipestone Road, Lake Louise
Phone: 
403-522-3989

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Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

If you’re looking to fill your plate with seconds, thirds, and even fourths, then look no further than the Grey Eagle.

A buffet dinner includes an open selection of soups, salads, turkey and prime rib, as well as plenty of savoury and comfort-food sides. Make sure to leave room for dessert though! Diners can expect pies, cakes, and a chocolate fountain.

The casino buffet dinner will take place on Sunday, October 7 from 5 to 10 pm and will cost $27.99.

Address: Grey Eagle Drive and Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary
Phone: 
403-719-8777 (Hotel)

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with files from Hanna McLean

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