You’re in Vegas for Thanksgiving? You could not be luckier! Nearly every restaurant here serves some form of holiday feast, with traditional turkey sharing the spotlight with imaginative fall-inspired dishes. That basic bird comes all ways—free range, organic, brined, butter-basted—just name it and you’ll find it.

Here are just a few of the cornucopia of delights you could soon find on your plate; they're often on a prix fixe menu, for one day only. For old-school turkey and dressing, hit Hash House A Go Go, where the rosemary gravy might deviate from that old-school vibe ($17.99, The Linq, 702.254.4646; Plaza, 702.384.4646).

Crush also offers turkey breast, with sausage, bacon and root vegetable stuffing ($29, MGM Grand, 702.891.3222); side dishes include maple-glazed yams. Diestel Farms birds are on the menu at Bouchon ($45, The Venetian, 702.414.6200), while Herringbone offers a five-course family-style fall tour starring sage-orange turkey and pumpkin risotto with scallops ($65, Aria, 702.590.9898).

Butternut squash is big this year, including at MRKT Sea & Land, where you can get crème of butternut squash soup with candied walnuts as part of a three-course menu ($38, Aliante, 702.692.7777). DB Brasserie features a butternut squash velouté with spiced crème fraîche, plus venison terrine, organic turkey and pecan pie ($59, The Venetian, 702.430.1235). Triple George Grill twists the soup with kabocha squash instead of butternut, and you can get roasted turkey or herb-roasted prime rib, too. Add a pumpkin martini if you’re feeling that ($55, martini $12, Downtown Grand, 702.384.2761).

Turkey not your thing? Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar’s traditional Italian menu means that osso bucco could be yours, along with sweet potato gnocchi with wild forest mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese sauce ($59.95, 702.364.5300). Or get a grilled flat-iron steak and shrimp skewer at Alder & Birch, served with peppercorn and citrus buerre blanc sauce, sides and pumpkin cheesecake torte ($45, The Orleans, 702.365.7111). Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que is cooking up rack of lamb, crusted with chevre and pecans and stuffed with smoked pesto ($45, Treasure Island, 702. 894.7111). And Table 10 offers up baked brie en croute—rosemary puff pastry and carmelized wild mushrooms and onions add to the decadence ($18, The Venetian, 702.607.6363). Of course, you can get turkey dinner options at any of those restaurants!

The desserts are pretty wonderful; some are included, but some you order separately, like the Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. It’s created with cream cheese mousse and pumpkin seed brittle, and is soaked in rum ($10, The Venetian, 702.297.6541). Mon Ami Gabi’s pumpkin bread pudding is served with pecan brown butter ice cream as part of the Thanksgiving menu ($49.95, Paris, 702.944.4224). Yum!


Make a reservation if possible.

Many restaurants offer extended hours or special hours for the feast—be sure to check.

Tip your server well.