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Tucson: Thanksgiving, Black Friday Retail Therapy Dining

Roasted Acorn Squash
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Eat, drink on Thanksgiving and then revive and imbibe on Black Friday. Never a dull moment.

Acacia, Real Food & Cocktails
3001 E. Skyline Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-0101
Leave the cooking to us! Enjoy a fabulous four-course Thanksgiving meal with choices. Menu items include: Butternut Squash Bisque, Herb Roasted Tom Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry Relish and Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Chantilly Cream. The menu will be offered from 12pm-7pm. $39.95/person ++, $12.95/children++ 5-12 years, 4 and under eat free. Reservations are recommended.

Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon
3001 N. Swan
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-1802
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with items such as: Turkey, Prime Rib, Ham, Stuffing, Mac n’ Cheese and a variety of pies. Cost is $24.95/person ++, $13.95/kids 12 and under ++. Served from 11am-7pm.

Cup Café
311 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848
The Cup Café will be open and serving their regular menu with some additional Thanksgiving specials available from 11am-8pm. Specials include: Slow Roasted Turkey with giblet gravy, herb mashed potatoes, sage dressing and sautéed root vegetables and roasted Acorn Squash filled with swiss chard and parmesan risotto topped with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds. Prices range from $6.50-$21.

Dakota Café
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85728
(520) 298-7188
Dakota Café is closed on Thanksgiving Day, starting on November 20th, they will offer a special Fall meal: Beef Stroganoff with a Caesar Salad for $17.99. Dakota Café is also offering Thanksgiving pick up orders and catering, call for more details.

Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies
2574 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 795-2665
Frankie’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, but the Friday after they are having a “Tucson Originals Black Friday”. Mention the Tucson Originals on November 25th and receive a free small fry or drink all day.

Hungry Fox
4637 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 326-2835
The Hungry Fox is open on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $9.95/person all day from 6am- 1pm.

Lodge on the Desert
306  N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 320-2000
Serving a special Thanksgiving menu from 11am-4pm. Prices range from $38-$52 ++, kids $19 ++ Menu items include: Lobster-Anise Bisque, Herb Brine Roasted Turkey Breast and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations are recommended.

Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 545-0577
Instead of their regular menu, Maynards Market will be serving a Family-Style Feast. Enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving favorites, served family style at each table. Menu items include: Smoked Organic Turkey Leg Confit and Green Beans with house-made bacon and blue cheese. Dinner will be served from 12-7pm. Cost is $45/person ++ $15/kids 12 and under ++. Reservations are a must.

Pastiche Modern Eatery
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-3333
Pastiche will be open from 11am-8pm serving a special menu with some classic and some not so classic dishes. Menu items include: Roast Turkey with sage dressing, pan gravy, glazed buttered asparagus, cranberry sauce and mashed root vegetables $19,  Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with butternut squash risotto, poached figs, goat cheese, pine nuts $21, and Baked Mac & Cheese with Smoked Gouda, Parmesan, Monterey Jack, Mesquite Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Fat Macaroni $14. Reservations are recommended.

Kaisen Ceviche
Happy hour all day-Black Friday

RA Sushi Bar – Black Friday/Retail Therapy
2905 E. Skyline Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
Enjoy all day happy hour on November 25. RA Sushi’s happy hour is typically available from 3 to 7 p.m., but on November 25, happy hour specials will be extended from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (my kind of hours)
Celebrate by ordering from more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, and signature cocktails ranging from $2 to $7. Popular happy hour dishes include Tootsy Maki, Viva Las Vegas Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings and creative cocktails such as the Saketini, Dragon Bite, or Shiso Naughty.

Risky Business
View website for locations and phone numbers
In honor of the holidays, Risky Business will be selling whole cheesecakes for carry-out in a variety of holiday flavors such as: Pumpkin, Cranberry, Plain, Brownie, and Chocolate Raspberry. All Cheesecakes are $29.00. A minimum of two days’ notice is required on all orders.

2890 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson | AZ | 85718
Half priced bottles of wine from 11 am (kind of early to start drinking) to 3 pm every Saturday and Black Friday

Tucson Tamale Company
2545 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 305-4760
Tucson Tamale will be closed Thanksgiving day, but to honor the holiday they will be serving their Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Tamales wrapped in Sage Masa, as well as their Pumpkin Tamales. Every bite is like a helping of Thanksgiving Dinner!

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