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Turkey Day in Vegas....

loreeLB Aug 14, 2012 09:31 AM

ISO dinner recs, not looking for break the bank or traditional Thanksgiving menu. Staying at Mirage.. Prefer anything but asian. :)

  1. BIGGUNDOCTOR Sep 15, 2012 06:50 PM

    For the past 4 years I have gone to Howie's Meetup orphans dinner. He has these at his house, and they run 50-75 people. We all bring a side, and what we want to drink, and have a great time. The dinner is for members of Meetup.com who don't have a place to go.

    Maybe for a truly different experience you need to look at other options. Think off the Strip. There are lots of great restaurants all over the Las Vegas valley. Look into groups, or organizations holding T-Day dinners. The Nellis option may be a great way to go.

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      WHills Sep 11, 2012 10:32 AM

      As someone who has gone to Vegas for Turkey Day for at least the past 3 years, I have one word of advice: STAY CLEAR FROM ALL BUFFETS. I remember standing in line for over 2 1/2 hours at the Wynn Buffet, and I got in line around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m.

      Make a reservation at some place. I recommend SW Steakhouse. If you stay away from alcohol, I think you can make your $100/pp limit.

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        fogeylv Sep 13, 2012 09:29 AM

        Another bad one for Turkey Day lines is the Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station.

        The buffet at the Hilton didn't have a bad wait, but I was there a couple of years ago, back when it still was "the Hilton".

        Arizona Charlie's buffet used to be not bad for lines, but their quality took a nosedive a few years ago.

      2. shamu613 Aug 18, 2012 01:28 AM

        Here's an idea that's really off the wall. I've been going to the dinning hall at Nellis Air Force Base for Thanksgiving the past four years. The food is as good as any resort's buffet and it's dirt cheap. Less than $7.00/pp.

        You will need a car to get there and somebody in the car must have some form of military/veteran ID to get on the base.

        It's a silly suggestion but...

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          Rick Aug 17, 2012 12:58 PM

          Not sure if it's what you are looking for, but I'll bet the Bellagio or Wynn buffets will have a nice spread for Thanksgiving.

          1. cmbeetle Aug 17, 2012 12:45 PM

            If you have a ballpark idea of the number in your party, how much you want to spend, and the kind of food you enjoy, this board will light up for you :) Vegas doesn't really slow down for the holiday's, so all of the restaurants will be open. There are even a few places that will give you a high end spin on the traditional Thanksgiving spread. They tend to fill up fast, so it's important to make reservations well in advance.

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              loreeLB Aug 17, 2012 12:54 PM

              sorry.... 3 people I'd like to stick under $100/pp :) thank you!!!

              1. re: loreeLB
                cmbeetle Aug 17, 2012 01:18 PM

                You should have no trouble at all! I highly recommend Comme Ça at the Cosmopolitan. It is a fun place and the food is amazing! I think it was about $50 a person last year.

                I would check out the websites of the places that sound good to you in November - they will start to advertise their Thanksgiving menus at about that time. Here is a link to an article from 2010. It give you a ballpark for what to expect. The higher end buffets are also delicious, but it's still a crowded buffet on a holiday :/ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/...

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                  fogeylv Sep 11, 2012 08:34 AM

                  Similar article for 2011:


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              lv1964 Aug 14, 2012 08:16 PM

              What you will find is that all the hotels offer Thanksgiving meals throughout their properties. Las Vegas is open 365/7/24. Standard offerings are Turkey, Ham, and Beef. Often Prime Rib.

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                Eric Aug 14, 2012 10:18 AM

                How much are you looking to spend per person? Your best best bet is to wait until November when the local restaurants and the restaurants located in the hotels and casinos start posting their Thanksgiving menus.

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