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Utah has been named the 4th "least miserable" state for celebrating Thanksgiving, based on the likelihood of unfortunate events such as food poisoning, relatives binge drinking, and political arguments at the dinner table. I love Thanksgiving and would never call it miserable, although food poisoning might change my mind. What I do struggle with sometimes is the challenge of shopping for, preparing, and cleaning up after a huge Thanksgiving dinner. Many of Salt Lake's restaurants and caterers aim to solve that problem, and they are ready and willing to prepare wonderful Thanksgiving meals for takeout or dining at the restaurant.

We've put together a list of some of the Salt Lake area's best restaurants and caterers for Thanksgiving dinner, including several great options at Utah's mountain resorts. There's something for almost every taste and budget. Whether you want to eat out this Thanksgiving, order a few pre-made side dishes, or get the whole meal catered, let Salt Lake's professionals make your Thanksgiving Day just a little bit easier.

Salt Lake Area Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Day Events in SLC