Thanksgiving dining in the Treasure Valley

doland@idahostatesman.comNovember 14, 2013 


KIRK MCKOY — Los Angeles Times

If you don’t want to cook the roast beast at home — and are looking for a holiday night on the town — there are several Treasure Valley restaurants that are serving up traditional fare and more on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is Nov. 28 this year. It’s always a good idea to make a reservation.


• Angell’s Renato, 999 W. Main St., Boise, will have a holiday buffet loaded with turkey, ham, assorted salads and sides, including gorgonzola mashed potatoes and several varieties of stuffing and desserts. Drink specials will include cinnamon toast martinis, holiday mojitos and $2 mimosas. It’s from 1 to 5 p.m. and costs $29.99 for adults, $14.99 for 13 and younger. Reservations: 342-4900. A $10 deposit is required and there’s a 72-hour cancellation policy. Online:

• Berryhill & Co., 121 N. 9th St., Boise, will serve fare from noon to 6 p.m. that’s a little traditional and a little not. The menu includes herb butter-roasted turkey, baron of beef, Parmesan-brie bass, dressing, garlic potatoes, yams, salads, pumpkin pie and other desserts. It’s $29 for adults, $16 for 9 and younger. Reservations: 387-3553. Online:

• Barbacoa, 276 W. Bobwhite Court, Boise, will serve a full buffet featuring turkey, ham and prime rib, butternut squash, house-made guacamole and chips, selected sides and desserts from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It costs $39 for adults, $22 for 12 and younger. Reservations: 338-5000.

• Tucanos Brazilian Grill, 1388 S. Entertainment Ave., will add Thanksgiving fare to its regular churrasco menu of grilled meats and a salad bar. You can get turkey fried, grilled or baked with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s $29.95 for adults, $11.95 for ages 7 to 12 and includes a house lemonade or soft drink. It’s free for 6 and younger. Reservations: 343-4300. Online:


• Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., Boise, will serve its traditional feast with live music and a festive flair starting at 2 p.m. Entree choices are prime rib, petite filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, pork loin and roasted turkey, along with soup, salad, dessert and free valet parking. It is $42 for adults, $15 for 12 and younger. Reservations: 383-4300. Online:

• Castle Ranch Steakhouse inside the Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave., is serving a select menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chef Dean Fuller is planning entrees that range from traditional turkey or ham dinners with trimmings ($19.99 or $22.95 for combo plate) to a Weiser River rib-eye ($24.95). It includes choice of sides and dessert buffet. Call 314-3952 for reservations. Online:

• Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane, will serve a buffet from noon to 5 p.m., with a bacon-wrapped turkey and other entrees, plus sides, salads and desserts. It’s $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for 60 and older and $12.95 for 12 and younger.

• Emilio’s in The Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, will offer a four-course dinner of soup, salad, choice of entree and dessert from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $34 for adults (20 percent off for 65 and older), $10 for 12 and younger. Free valet parking. Reservations required: 333-8002. Online:

• Jerry’s State Court Cafe, 6767 W. Fairview Ave., will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner — Jerry style — from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu includes turkey, mashed and sweet potatoes, green-bean casserole, cranberry sauce, fruit salad and pumpkin pie. It’s $13.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids 12 and younger. For reservations, call 376-6767.

• Marie Callender’s, 8574 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, will serve a traditional ham and turkey Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that includes soup or salad and a slice of pie. $19.99 for adults and $8.99 for 12 and younger. Reservations: 375-7744. Online:

• The Ram Restaurant and Brewery, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise, 345-2929, and 3272 E. Pine Ave., Meridian, 888-0314, will serve a traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings and choice of pie, along with the regular menu, from noon to 8 p.m. It’s $19.99 for adults and $9.49 for kids 12 and younger. Online:

• Cottonwood Grille, 913 W. River St., Boise, will serve a limited menu of the restaurant’s favorites, plus a traditional turkey feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrees include soup or salad. Reservations: 333-9800. Online:

• Copper Canyon at the Broadmore Country Club, 103 Shannon Drive, Nampa, will serve a select menu from noon to 5 p.m. of traditional turkey dinner with choice of sides ($22.95). Other entrees include salmon ($15.95) and 16-ounce peppercorn filet ($29). Reservations by phone only: 466-1114. Online:


• Lisa Peterson and her crew at a’Tavola Gourmet Marketplace and Cafe, 1515 W. Grove St., Boise, are cooking up turkeys and all the trimmings for orders for eight people or more.

The feast includes a choice of brined whole turkey or roasted breast and traditional sides, rolls and pie for $38.95 per person. Additional sides that feed four to six are $18.99. Orders will be taken through Nov. 22 at (208) 336-3641 or at the cafe. Online:

• Berryhill & Co., 121 N. 9th St., Boise, will prepare a ready-to-cook turkey to feed four to 12 guests, and a range of side dishes. Turkeys come in three sizes: $56, $70 and $80. Side dishes are $20 each to feed four to six, and $32 for eight to 12 people. Rolls, pies and additional sides are extra. Orders must be made by 3 p.m. Nov. 22 and picked up or delivered ($20 to $40 extra) by 4 p.m. Nov. 27. To order, call 387-3553, Ext. 2, or email

• Marie Callender’s, 8574 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, will offer five full meals to go, including an oven-roasted turkey breast, whole turkey, ham or a combo with seven side dishes and a whole pie. Prices range from $99.99 to $149.99 for four to eight people. All come with the trimmings or a la carte. Order and pre-pay at (208) 375-7744 or order online at

• In its prepared foods department, Whole Foods Market will offer heat-and-eat pre-sliced turkey by the pound and full-meal deals for two and up to eight. Dinners run $99 to $169. They also are selling traditional sides by the pound in the deli through Nov. 28.

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