November 10  |  Our Communities

Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner Around Fort Collins This Year

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite days of the year! Not only do we get to indulge in a fantastic feast, but we also get to spend time and relax with our loved ones. Crafting the perfect Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful, so if you’d rather leave the cooking up to someone else this year, we don’t blame you. 

To make your life a little easier this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a few places you can get a ready-made Thanksgiving feast in Fort Collins. All you have to do is stop by to eat or pick up your meal to-go a few hours early—no cooking required. 


FoCo Café

225 Maple Street, Fort Collins 

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FoCo Café is a 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 seventh 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. You can dine in or pre-order your meal to take home and enjoy. And if you want to help people in need this year, FoCo Café is giving you the option to pay forward the cost of a Thanksgiving meal! Click here for all the information and to pre-order your dinner.


Jay’s Bistro

135 West Oak Street, Fort Collins 

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. and they’ll be offering a special menu of traditional Thanksgiving selections like turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, delicious seasonal pies and cocktails. You can make your reservation online or by calling (970) 482-1876. You can also pre-order your meal to-go and pick it up on Thanksgiving Day. Click here for the full menu.


Ginger and Baker

359 Linden Street, Fort Collins 

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We can’t think of a better source for a Thanksgiving feast than Ginger and Baker. Their Thanksgiving to-go menu has several options to choose from for an entree, including herb roast turkey, a prime rib with au jus and horseradish, or a quinoa stuffed acorn squash. Choose from their three salads or soup, and pick two sides—Yukon gold mashed potatoes, classic stuffing, wild rice pilaf, honey glazed carrots or green bean casserole. And don’t forget one of their famous pies or a pack of rolls! Call (970) 223-PIES (7437) or visit them online to place your order (priced at $55 per person) and pick up your feast on Wednesday, November 24th


One of our favorite neighborhood bars, Maya Cove is an iconic barbecue destination offering up delectable entrees and spectacular cocktails. We expect their Thanksgiving feast to be just as grand. They’ll be serving guests on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Follow them on Facebook for menu updates and other special announcements. 


The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market

378 Walnut Street, Fort Collins 


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 an in-person, special prix fixe menu for $49 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25 from 2-8 p.m. Enjoy four spectacular courses—which includes herb roasted turkey breast, confit garlic mashed potatoes, bacon maple brussels sprouts, pumpkin panna cotta and more! Reservations are strongly recommended for this popular dining experience.


Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

2939 North Colorado Road 31D, Loveland 

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, located right here in Loveland, is 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. While they are fully booked for their 2021 weekend package, they still have space at their famous buffet for more guests! To make your buffet reservation, give them a call at (970) 667-3915 or email


The Still Whiskey Steaks

151 North College Avenue, Fort Collins 

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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, on Thanksgiving Day from 12-5 p.m. They will also be offering a Family Thanksgiving To-Go Package that you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Visit them on Facebook to stay updated! 


King Soopers

Multiple Locations 

When all else fails, head to King Soopers to for the ultimate Thanksgiving feast you can enjoy at home. You can order all the ingredients you need to cook up your feast all on your own—but they also offer pre-made Thanksgiving entrees and sides to make it as simple as possible. Simply head to their Thanksgiving Shop to access their entrees, sides, desserts, drinks, and more resources (like recipes for turkey leftovers!) for the perfect holiday meal.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Do you know of any other local businesses that are offering a Thanksgiving meal this year? Let us (and our readers!) know about them in the comments below.

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