Spending your Thanksgiving in Truckee Tahoe? There are plenty of options for everyone. From a slopeside dinner at Palisades Tahoe and three and four course dine-in dinners, Truckee and Lake Tahoe’s best chefs are serving both Thanksgiving classics and nontraditional twists. We’ve rounded up the best below.
SLOPESIDE DINNER AT PALISADES TAHOE
Don’t stress about cooking and cleaning on Thanksgiving this year. Instead, spend the morning taking in the views of the Sierra on the ski slopes then sit down for a delicious meal at Palisades Tahoe. Their Thanksgiving Dinner offers a grand buffet, carving stations, holiday side dishes, and desserts. Beverages include a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and a full bar. There are two seatings at 2:30pm and 5:30pm.
3- COURSE DINNER AT GAR WOODS GRILL & PIER
Head over to Lake Tahoe at Gar Woods Grill & Pier for a dine-in Thanksgiving feast. Reservations begin at 12pm and the 3-course menu includes roasted butternut squash bisque, slow-roasted tom turkey with giblet gravy, and warm fresh apple or pumpkin pie a-la-mode.
4-COURSE DINNER AT LONE EAGLE GRILLE
Lone Eagle Grille is offering its annual Thanksgiving dinner with an impressive pre-set four-course menu starting at $90 per person. Menu highlights include Creamy Celeriac Bisque, Cider Brined Organic Turkey Breast, Mesquite Smoked Turkey Thigh Roulade, Fennel Sausage, and Sage Cornbread Stuffing, and Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
TO-GO DINNER FROM TRUCKEE FOOD SHOP
We love the non-traditional take Truckee Food Shop is creating for Thanksgiving dinner. Think Turkey Enchiladas with Hibiscus Whiskey Mole and Broccoli and Brussel Sprout Caesar . From Chef Eduardo Diaz De Leon, Truckee Food Shop offers daily specials, grab-n-go meals, unique home decor, cookbooks and more.
3-COURSE DINNER AT THE LODGE AT TAHOE DONNER
Located in Tahoe Donner Association, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is offering a three-course plated dinner on November 25 from 2:00 - 6:30 PM for parties of six or fewer people. Reservations are highly recommended, and a credit card is required. Cost is $75 per adult and $45 per person under 10
FEAST FOR 6 AT GREAT GOLD
One of Truckee’s newest restaurants, Great Gold is known for housemade pasta, pizza, and Italian aperitif cocktails. The neighborhood restaurant is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving dinner. Just swing by the morning of Thanksgiving and pick up your kit. Follow their simple instructions to heat up your feast and the work is done.
SIDES AND DESSERTS FROM TAHOE HOUSE
A Tahoe City Thanksgiving staple! Tahoe House offers everything but the turkey. Sides and desserts are available to pick up Nov 23 – Nov 24 (closed Thanksgiving Day). Menu items include their famous pies and desserts, butternut squash soup, green beans, sausage stuffing and more.
A VEGAN THANKSGIVING FROM MOUNTAIN LOTUS PROVISIONS
Seeking vegan options this Thanksgiving? Mountain Lotus Provisions has done the work for you to enjoy a delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal at home. Their all-vegan menu takes a plant-based approach to Thanksgiving classics like the mushroom gravy and pumpkin pot de creme with graham cracker dust, while offering new favorites like stuffed plant-based celebration roast and pomegranate cranberry sauce. Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Thursday, Nov. 25 from 12-4pm.
A GLOBAL MENU FROM FUDDHISM
Fuddhism is a family-owned eatery located in downtown Truckee. They specialize in fresh, healthy, globally inspired cuisine, and offer pick-up, weekly meal delivery service, and private event catering. Their Thanksgiving dinner menu items can be ordered a la cart or packaged as complete meals.
TRADITIONAL TO-GO THANKSGIVING FROM LOCAL CHEF PRODUCTIONS
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from Local Chef Productions. Classic menu items include mashed yukon potatoes, sage sourdough dressing, and roasted spice brined all-natural turkey.