We blinked and suddenly it’s that time of year again — the first snow has come to pass and the holidays are anxiously waiting on the horizon. Each year, we are reminded that the true meaning of Thanksgiving extends well past the buttery, sage stuffing and mouth-watering pumpkin pie. This American tradition gives way to some of our most cherished memories with the ones we love. For those who desire less time in the kitchen and more time connecting over truly impeccable cuisine, make your Thanksgiving reservations at any of these Boulder restaurants.
Dry Storage is presented by the team behind some of our local favorites, Basta, The Wolf’s Tailor and The Noble Grain Alliance. This establishment acts as both a cafe and a milling operation, grinding heirloom grains into flour for breads at the café and more. They have an impressive selection of pies, rolls, and stuffing available for preorder for Thanksgiving.
Chautauqua Dining Hall
For an exceptional meal with stunning views, reserve your spot at Chautauqua Dining Hall’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This legendary Boulder locale serves up top-notch cuisine in the shadow of our city’s famed Flatirons. Dress in your finest attire and take holiday photos in front of the stunning backdrop that is sure to make your east coast relatives plan a trip out. From traditional dishes like roast turkey with mashed potatoes to trout Waldorf accompanied with gold potato slaw, the exceptional menu has a little something for everyone.
Bramble & Hare
This farm-to-table style restaurant hosts a full Thanksgiving Day feast. Keeping with tradition, Bramble + Hare serves expertly roasted turkey, hearty gravy, and sweet cranberry sauce all day long. In addition, this celebrated Boulder restaurant will offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options so everyone may enjoy delicious turkey-free cuisine.
The Kitchen’s warm, welcoming atmosphere makes each and every guest feel right at home. Every year on Thanksgiving, its highly skilled chefs curate a delicious menu that is decadent, hearty, and reminiscent of this time-honored tradition. The Kitchen even gives guests the option to forgo the turkey and fill-up on Thanksgiving’s best side dishes. Give thanks with our lively Boulder community at this beloved Pearl Street haunt.
This hotel has long been a part of many Boulder celebrations and Thanksgiving is no different. Its holiday buffet runs all day, giving guests the chance to hike up Mt. Sanitas, explore Pearl Street, or even get a few runs in at Eldora. Work up an appetite enjoying Boulder’s beautiful autumn scenery, then treat yourself to a delicious turkey dinner.
Nestled just outside of town on Boulder’s quiet north side lies the beautiful Greenbriar restaurant. This treasured restaurant is a favorite for graduation dinners, Easter brunch, and Mother’s Day celebrations. It also offers a sumptuous brunch prepared by its award-winning culinary team that our city’s residents are sure to enjoy. Connect with loved ones in The Greenbrier’s cozy cottage setting over savory stuffing and decadent desserts.
No matter which way you slice the pumpkin pie, Boulder has enough for everyone. Our friendly community is inclusive and welcoming, meaning there’s a space for all to connect and engage with each other throughout this holiday season. Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to pause for a moment and express gratitude for all that our beautiful city has to offer.