If you live in South Florida, don’t let the weather fool you: Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many that means sitting around your own dining room table. If that’s not you, however, fear not! There are some great South Florida restaurants that stay open on Thanksgiving. Here’s our guide to the best places to buy Thanksgiving dinner in South Florida.
PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa offers a huge a Thanksgiving Day buffet, for $89 per person, $32 for kids 6 to 12 years old.
The Burlock Coast
The Burlock Coast is a relaxed beachfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale which, on Thanksgiving, will feature a buffet from noon until eight which includes bottomless drinks for the adults, along with lots of food for the kids as well as seafood, carved meats, tapas, caviar bar, and a dessert station. The Burlock Coast also offers “takeaway” packages for $369 that can feed between six to eight people. The family-dinner menu includes a whole turkey with trimmings, sides and pecan pie. Order by phone by Nov. 19, pick up in the hotel lobby noon-4 p.m. Nov. 22.
The Park Tavern
The Park Tavern in Delray has some of the best Thanksgiving prices around, feast on a roasted free-range turkey, cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, bourbon gravy and cranberry-orange jam—all for just $25. Plus, the games will be on all day. Doors open at 2 p.m. Bring in 10 cans of food and get 10 percent off your meal.
For a non-traditional Thanksgiving away from the in-laws try Fresh Harvest, which is the buffet restaurant at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The restaurant will offer an elaborate holiday spread from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $42 per person (plus tax and tip), $17 for children 10 and under, and includes unlimited mimosas or wine for adults. Items include turkey, prime rib, bourbon-glazed pork loin, smoked ham, steamed snow crab legs, seafood Newburg, beef tenderloin with mushrooms and lamb loin chops. A dessert and pastry station will cap the meal.
The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale is a great Thanksgiving destination for those who want a tiki-torch lit turkey dinner. The Polynesian restaurant will offer dinner and a luau show for the holiday. There are seatings available: 3 p.m. dinner with 5 p.m. show, or 6 p.m. dinner with 8 p.m. show. The package costs $47.50 (plus tax and tip), $15.95 for children 12 and younger and includes a choice of salad, egg rolls or coconut lobster bisque to start and the main course of ham or turkey (or both) with sides, trimmings and dessert. Dinner without the show is available for $36 per person, as is the regular a la carte menu.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa has two restaurants offering Thanksgiving specials:
1: Ocean Ballroom: Hosting a brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $125 per person, $35 for kids 5 to 12.
2: Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro: Offering a prix-fixe holiday and dessert buffet from 5 to 10 p.m., for $65 per person, $25 for kids 5 to 12.
Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving the same way. And, at least, if you live in South Florida you have some delicious options right at your fingertips.