UPDATE 10/23/14 — While some Breckenridge restaurants haven’t yet released Thanksgiving specifics, below is a list of confirmed options for Thanksgiving. We’ll post updates as they become available, but if something below strikes your fancy, it’s never too early to call about a reservation.

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Why slave away in your kitchen this Thanksgiving when you can enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal at restaurants around Breckenridge? Grab the kids and head to some of our favorite spots to have a great Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinners:

Blue River Bistro typically offers a traditional Thanksgiving spread in addition to their regular menu. Past years have included garlic and thyme roasted turkey, shallot & Gruyere mashed Yukon potatoes, roasted pear and pecan dressing, maple butternut squash hash, and fresh cranberry-orange sauce. Children’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner is usually available, too. Reservations strongly suggested. (970) 453-6974

Pairings are a great for a group of friends with a passion for distillery's or winery's and an appetite.

Whether for bloodies at breakfast or dinner on Thanksgiving, Spencer’s is a great spot for gathering.

Join Spencer’s on Thanksgiving Day for a gourmet buffet. Past years have featured chef-attended pasta and meat-carving stations, a salad station, a seafood display with succulent snow crab and peel-and-eat shrimp, and all the traditional foods that accompany a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s not forget a full holiday pie and cake display to satisfy your sweet tooth. Kids’ pricing is available. Reservations are recommended, but not required. (970) 453-8755

Housed in a historic Victorian that's lit perfectly for the holiday season, Hearthstone Restaurant serves a Thanksgiving spread. Photo by Carl Scofield

Housed in a historic Victorian that’s lit perfectly for the holiday season, Hearthstone Restaurant serves an incredible Thanksgiving spread. Photo by Carl Scofield

Enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving feast in a Victorian period home, which has been transformed into a gourmet restaurant, at the Hearthstone Restaurant. Reservations are strongly suggested for this unforgettable dining experience. The Hearthstone is located at 130 S. Ridge St., one block east of Main Street. (970) 453-1148

Another great option, offering amazing views of Peak 9 and Peak 10, is Quandary Grille, located in Main Street Station, at the south end of town. The family (kids’ pricing available) can dine and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving plate for lunch or dinner. (970) 547-5969

Sevens, located in the Grand Lodge on Peak 7, features a gourmet dinner each Thanksgiving. Past years’ menus included a butternut squash bisque (or salad), roasted brined turkey, oven-baked striped bass and pumpkin crème brulee. Sevens will also usually serves a Thanksgiving lunch special (think open faced turkey sandwich with the fixings). Reservations recommended for the dinner. (970) 496-8910

Motherloaded is one of several restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Breckenridge.

Why not head over to a restaurant that is known for its home-cookin’, the Motherloaded Tavern, located at 103 S. Main St. The”Loaded”, as locals call it, will feature a full menu and a Roasted Turkey Breast Thanksgiving Plate for $11.95, from 11:30-3 p.m. A simple turkey and mashers dish will be available on the kids’ menu for $5.95. The theme, Mothers In Love With Food, says it all. (970) 453-2572

Other options confirmed open on Thanksgiving 2014 include Modis, Salt Creek Steakhouse (serving a three-course menu), Briar Rose, Blue Stag (serving “Grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner”) and the Dredge (serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner). For more information regarding restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, please call the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 877-864-0868.

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