November 9  |  Local Events

Northern Colorado Restaurants and Events Where You Can Eat this Thanksgiving

This post was updated on October 22, 2019 to include current information.

It goes without saying: Thanksgiving is the best holiday for food. For those who don’t want to toil in the kitchen all morning (or for those who accidentally burned the turkey), don’t worry! You can still enjoy a holiday meal with all the fixings in Northern Colorado.

These local restaurants will be open on Thursday, November 28th serving both themed menus and regular favorites. You can also reserve your spots at The Stanley Hotel, Embassy Suites Loveland or Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch for an over-the-top foodie event the whole family will be talking about for years to come. Find all the details below and get ready to enjoy one of the best meals of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!


FoCo Cafe | Fort Collins

225 Maple St | Facebook | Call (309) 368-1659 for information  

FoCo Cafe Fort Collins Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of FoCo Cafe

FoCo Cafe is Fort Collins’ nonprofit restaurant, offering healthy and delicious meals to all people on a pay what you can basis. Using what is available locally and what is in season, they craft plates of salads, soups, sandwiches and more for every customer who walks in the door. This Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., they’re hosting their biggest celebration of the year to honor Thanksgiving and their fifth anniversary. The holiday lunch will be a feast for the whole family with the classic dishes we’ve come to love alongside holiday favorites like stuffing, turkey and mashed potatoes. Follow the team on Facebook for updates as the event draws nearer!


The Stanley Hotel | Estes Park 

333 E Wonderview Ave | Facebook | Online reservations

The Stanley Hotel is a famously haunted destination hotel surrounded by Estes Park views, but it’s as luxurious as it is legendary. Every year, their Thanksgiving Day Brunch is a sell-out event. With a reservation, you can dine in the historic MacGregor Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (extended hours this year!) and enjoy a delicious selection of holiday favorites, including organic carved turkey with giblet gravy and roasted heritage pork loin with apples and calvados sauce. Additional features like an elegant seafood display, kids table and a Viennese pastry table make it the perfect option for families and foodies of all kinds. Get more details on pricing, menus and reservations here.


Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch | Loveland

2939 N Co Rd 31D | Facebook | Call (970) 667-3915 for reservations 

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Loveland Colorado Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, featured in 12 Dude Ranches in Colorado You’ll Be Dreaming of this Summer, is located right here in Loveland and is also an ideal destination for fall and winter getaways. Their annual Thanksgiving Celebration is a full weekend getaway that begins on Thursday evening with a traditional Thanksgiving feast complete with a festive buffet, seasonal desserts, hot cider and wine. The weekend continues with seven more homemade meals, wagon rides, horseback riding and even a large screen TV to watch the college football games. For more details, click here, and to make your reservations, call (970) 667-3915 or e-mail


Jay’s Bistro | Fort Collins 

135 W Oak St | Facebook | Call (970) 482-1897 for reservations

On a typical day at Jay’s, you’ll find a carefully crafted menu of delectable and shareable tapas. On Thanksgiving Day, that same handcrafted and shareable mentality is turning festive. Jay’s Bistro will be open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and they’ll be offering a special menu of traditional Thanksgiving selections. You can make your reservation online or call (970) 482-1876. 


Embassy Suites by Hilton | Loveland

4705 Clydesdale Pkwy | Facebook | Call (970) 612-2385 for reservations

Thanksgiving Day Brunch with Embassy Suites in the Front Range Ballroom features a cold buffet, a hot buffet, a dessert buffet and all coffee and non-alcoholic drinks are included.  At the 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. seating, you can eat all the slow-roasted turkey breast, blackened filet of salmon, shrimp cocktail, pumpkin pie and butterscotch bread pumpkin you can handle. Prices are $49.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $23.95 for children and children 4 years and under eat for free! For more details, check out their Facebook post or call (970) 612-2385.


The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market | Fort Collins

378 Walnut St | Facebook | Online reservations

From fresh fish to wild mushrooms, The Emporium showcases locally sourced, quality menu items that will take your dining experience to the next level. On Thanksgiving Day, The Emporium is serving a special prix fixe menu for $48 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25. Plus the four courses finishes with a Chef’s Dessertapalooza! Reservations are strongly recommended for this popular dining experience.


The Still Whiskey Steaks

151 N College Ave | Facebook | Online reservations

The Still Whiskey Steaks takes a unique twist on a traditional American classic. Their locally made whiskey marinade creates a tasty char on our steaks and burgers without an overpowering whiskey taste. Enjoy their full menu, with classics like fresh salads, salmon, roasted chicken, and creative desserts, alongside some traditional Thanksgiving specialties.


Star of India | Fort Collins

2900 W Harvard St | Facebook | Call (970) 225-1740 for reservations

Star of India Fort Collins Colorado Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2017

Photo courtesy of Star of India

Star of India is one of Fort Collins’ favorite locally owned and operated Indian restaurants. They offer a lunch and dinner menu every day of the week, including Thanksgiving Day. On Thursday, they’ll be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.


Blind Pig

214 Linden St | Facebook | Call (970) 493-9197 for information

If you’re looking for an Old Town hangout this Thanksgiving, look no further than Blind Pig. Their trendy space offers some of the best cocktails and bar food to complement the holiday and the football games.


Romano’s Macaroni Grill | Fort Collins

4627 S Timberline Rd | Facebook | Call (970) 206-9249 for reservations

The Fort Collins location of Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and they’ll be offering a special, prix-fixe menu. The three courses include a salad or soup, roasted turkey breast with sausage and apple stuffing, and a dessert of pumpkin cheesecake, plus more fixings and a special wine offering.


Golden Corral | Loveland

1360 Sculptor Dr | Facebook | Call (970) 461-3000 for information 

Loveland’s Golden Corral will be open on Thanksgiving Day with all of the hearty comfort foods you can handle!


Waffle House | Fort Collins

3850 E Mulberry | Facebook | Call (970) 221-0608 for information

Waffle House is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, which includes Thanksgiving Day.


Denny’s | Fort Collins

420 Centro Way | Facebook | Call (970) 221-1493 for information

Denny’s is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, which includes Thanksgiving Day. You can dine in or call for pick-up.


Happy Thanksgiving!   

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