Jay’s Bistro, 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins

Jays Bistro, Old Town’s swanky staple, will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner tom 4 to 8 p.m. You can get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, or you can opt for a Jay’s classic, like Lamb Chops or Seafood Bouillabaisse. This isn’t the best option in town for vegetarians, but there are a variety of soups and salads. All soups and sauces are made with rice flour, so this is a great option for anyone who needs to stay away from gluten. See their menu at Make reservations at (970) 482-1876.

Right at Home

FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple St., Fort Collins

Want to feel like you’re at home while eating out? This community-focused restaurant gets all their ingredients from local farms and bakeries, and the food is cooked and served by volunteers. The kicker? Pay what you can, pay it forward, or volunteer your time for your meal. The FoCo Cafe feeds all. Enjoy your made-with-love meal in a simple dining room, where the seating is free-for-all. Make new friends, enjoy the community, come together. You may leave with a new favorite nonprofit. It is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out more online at and at (309) 368-1659.

The Buffet

Moot House, 2626 S. College Ave., Fort Collins

For a full-fledged Thanksgiving buffet at the Moot House, pay $30 per adult, $10.95 for kids over 5, and nothing for the little ones. This seriously cozy restaurant is going all out with a turkey and ham carving station, poached shrimp, “Grand Moms” macaroni and cheese, sweet potato surprise, and a five-part dessert menu with cheesecake and pecan squares. It’s open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the full menu online at Make reservations at (970) 226-2121.

For Sports

CB & Potts Campus West, 1415 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins

Is Thanksgiving all about sports for you? CB & Potts fits the bill. This near-campus pub is serving a full menu of pub and bar food, like fish tacos, a bacon burger, potato skins and buffalo wings (with a full gluten-free menu). Enjoy with one of dozens of tap beers. The real kicker? Huge TVs line the walls for all your football needs. This is a great pre- or post-family meal hangout spot. Even Grandma can enjoy the over-sized booths and friendly staff. CB & Potts is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Campus West location. See all options online at or call (970) 221-1139.

The Classic

Ever Open Cafe, 1422 N. College Ave., Fort Collins

Need a quick meal before running to work? The Ever Open Cafe really is always open. This old-school diner will be open from 6 a.m. to 9p.m. and you can have a traditional Thanksgiving meal or enjoy steak and eggs, a sourdough grilled cheese or another classic diner option. The simple atmosphere brings back nostalgia in all the best ways. Visit Ever Open’s Facebook page or call970-221-3183.

Some Other Options Around Town

Blind Pig: 214 Linden Street

Traditional Thanksgiving Plate 13.95 Noon-until gone
Regular Menu Noon-10pm
Drink Specials:
$5 Hot Spiced Apple Cider
$3 Pumpkin Spice Mimosas

The Boot Grill: 130 West Laurel St. Unit B

The Boot Grill Loveland is offering a traditional Thanksgiving day buffet complete with all your favorites and even prime rib and a non-alcoholic drink! Bring your family and enjoy the holiday with us! $29.99 (adults) and $12.99 (kids 10 and under)

IHOP and Dennys will also be open on Thanksgiving