Chew on This: Restaurants in Prescott offer Thanksgiving meals

Courtesy/Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

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For some families, the thought of cooking a Thanksgiving meal is more daunting than exciting.

Overcoming that fear is sometimes a matter of proper planning. Other times it’s a matter of proper avoidance.

One way of bypassing the planning process, yet still eating at home, is purchasing a pre-cooked or heat-and-serve meal.

Some restaurants, such as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, offer a family meal to go. Cracker Barrel’s Turkey n’ Dressing Family Meal-To-Go feeds about six people for $67.99.

Another option Cracker Barrel is adding this year is a heat-and-serve meal that feeds about 10 people for $99.

For those who don’t want to bother with the after-feast cleanup, there are quite a few restaurants open and offering Thanksgiving-themed meals in Prescott on Thursday, Nov. 24.

These include:

Prescott Station Grill & Bar

Thanksgiving Day hours: Noon to 7 p.m.

Type of meal: Turkey or prime rib dinner

Cost for meal: $35 for adults. $15 for kids 12 and under.

Murphy’s

Thanksgiving Day hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Type of meal: Traditional Thanksgiving plate with options of turkey, salmon or ham

Cost for meal: Varies depending on menu item

Peacock Dining Room at Hassayampa Inn

Thanksgiving Day hours: 10:30 to

3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

Type of meal: Thanksgiving buffet for brunch and regular dinner service with turkey plate or prime rib options after

5 p.m.

Cost for meal: $45 for buffet

Augie’s

Thanksgiving Day hours: Noon to 5 p.m.

Type of meal: Traditional thanksgiving plate

Cost for meal: $24.99 for adults. $7.95 for kids.

Gurley St. Grill

Thanksgiving Day hours: 11 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Type of meal: Traditional Thanksgiving plate.

Cost for meal: $16.99

Prescott Junction

Thanksgiving Day hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Type of meal: Thanksgiving buffet

Cost for meal: $12.95 for adults. $6.75 for kids 10 and under.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Thanksgiving Day hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Type of meal: Traditional Thanksgiving plate is added to the menu

Cost for meal: $12.99 for adults. $7.99 for children.

Golden Corral

Thanksgiving Day hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Type of meal: Thanksgiving buffet

Cost for meal: $13.99 for adults. $5.89 for children 4 to 8 years old, $6.79 for children 9 to 12 years old.

Prescott Resort

Thanksgiving Day hours: Open at 10 a.m., last seating at 2 p.m.

Type of meal: Thanksgiving buffet

Cost for meal: $34.95 for adults. $15.95 for children ages 6-12. Free for those 5 and younger.

Not all require it, but most restaurants recommend making a reservation. Some of the restaurants on this list may already be completely booked.