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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in South Florida

We can all recall, not too long ago, one could drive from Miami to West Palm Beach searching for an open eatery on Thanksgiving Day only to discover there were none. Now, there are many restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Thankfully, that was then, this is now, and … we have options again!

And let's also remember that “Eat, drink and be thankful,” is an especially fitting sentiment if you don’t have to cook and clean up after your Thanksgiving Day feast. Ordering a prepared Thanksgiving dinner is also an option, of course.

If eating out for Thanksgiving is part of your plan this year, we've curated a list, to help give you a taste of what some South Florida restaurants are planning for those who choose to dine out on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. Once the meal is over (or before you start), you may also discover there are plenty of free and cheap things to do Thanksgiving in South Florida.

NOTE: Prices, hours and participation may vary by location, and beverages are extra at most venues with fixed-price meals. Also, some establishments require reservations, so please check and plan ahead before heading out.


Know the difference

There’s also a difference between restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving dinner and restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day. If you want the full, traditional turkey dinner, look for open restaurants that are also serving that special meal. 

This post will be updated frequently,
so keep checking back to see what's been added.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

Boston Market: Stores are open for dining on the holiday. Regular menu items include rotisserie chicken, sliced turkey, meatloaf, ribs, ham and all the “fixings.” There are dozens of locations in nearly every city in South Florida, however be prepared for shorter holiday hours and perhaps longer lines. Best to go earlier in the day so they don't run out of your favorites. Here, you can search for one nearby.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Will be open on Thanksgiving Day, from noon to 6 p.m. The menu will offer a traditional turkey meal, holiday ham meal and a combination turkey and ham meal. The full menu is available by request.

Two locations: One at 429 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, call (954) 463-0777; and another at Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132, call (305) 379-8866.

Cooper's Hawk: Indulge in all of your favorite holiday dishes and head to Cooper's Hawk on Thanksgiving. While you may know the restaurant for their tasting room and wine club, it's time to check out their Thanksgiving menu that is both soul-satisfying and budget-friendly — costing just $34.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids 12 and under. An a la carte menu is also available. The Thanksgiving Day menu includes comforting classics like Butternut squash soup, slow-roasted turkey, stuffing, roasted green beans and carrots, and more.  

Locations: Coconut Creek, Dania Beach, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines and Wellington.


Cracker Barrel: They’ll be open regular business hours on  Thanksgiving Day, serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, plus regular menu items as well, beginning at 11 a.m.

Locations include Pembroke Pines, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Stuart, Ft. Pierce, and Florida City.

Denny’s: All restaurants will be open during regular hours, so you can enjoy their traditional holiday dinner, which includes carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner bread, and your choice of two sides. Or, you can order from the regular menu. There are dozens of locations across South Florida. Find one near you by clicking here.

Duffy's Sports Grill: Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without missing a minute of the game when you dine at Duffy's Sports Grill. All Duffy's locations will be open from noon until 11 p.m. and will be serving a Thanksgiving feast with all of the trimmings for $15.99. This includes sliced oven-roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, choice of vegetable and cranberry sauce. Add on a slice of their Pumpkin Pie and you're in for quite the treat.

Locations: Multiple locations throughout Florida.

Turkey Dinner at Duffy's

Turkey Dinner at Duffy's Sports Grill | Courtesy of Duffy's

Dune by Laurent Tourondel: Serving customers 2-8 p.m. Menu entree choices include roasted heritage turkey, roasted dry-aged prime rib  (+$20), roasted Scottish salmon or shrimp raviolini with family-style sides and dessert pies. Cost: $98 per adult, $45 for kids age 6 to 12. 

Location: 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-900-4059.

Eddie V’s: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, alongside the full regular menu, for $55 per person for adults and $20 per person for children. Highlights on the holiday menu include: slow-roasted turkey, French green beans, brioche sage stuffing, gravy, cranberry chutney and more. 

South Florida's only location is at 100 E. Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, (954) 468-3583.

Fleming’s Steakhouse: Serving a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, including your choice of herb-roasted turkey, bone-in rib eye or petite filet mignon, plus sides to share, starting at $56 per guest. Their full menu will also be available, as well as a Thanksgiving children’s menu, starting at with the turkey option being $26. They’re taking reservations now. Or, you can order a three-course takeout dinner to be picked up prior to Thanksgiving Day.

There are two locations:

  • Miami: 600 Brickell Ave, Suite 150, Miami, Fl 33131
  • Coral Gables: 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables , Fl 33134. Call 305-569-7995.

Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach: Dine out at Galley on Thanksgiving Day and indulge in a 3-course prix-fixed menu for $75++ with seatings available at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Enjoy your choice of Butternut squash soup or a poached pear salad; roasted turkey with housemade cranberry, haricot verts, gravy, mushroom and chorizo stuffing, whipped sweet potato and cornbread; and gooey pumpkin pie for dessert. 

Location: Inside the Hilton West Palm Beach at 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-231-6100.

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill: As you might expect, Golden Corral’s Thanksgiving Day buffet — a smörgåsbord of all you want, and all you need — will include everyone’s favorites: Carved turkey, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, ham, meatloaf, a holiday beef roast and much more. The price is likely to be a little higher on Thanksgiving Day than it usually is. 

Locations in South Florida include Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Florida City, Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce, and Okeechobee.

The Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Cocktail Bar: Why settle for a dinner plate when you can feast like royalty and go to the The Naked Crab for a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet? Available from 4-9 p.m. on Thanksgving Day, this feast will include an Autumn Harvest Station, a Pilgrim's Station, a Carving Station and a Mayflower's Sugar Table for $70 per person ($40 for children under 12) and music by a local keyboardist.

Highlights include:  Pear Green Apple and Endive Salad, Stuffed Butternut Squash and Autumn Nuts, Herb Roasted Turkey with all of the fixings, Smoked Maple Rib Eye, Roasted Orange Glazed Salmon and an assortment of sweet flavors for dessert.

 Location: The Naked Crab is located at B Ocean Resort, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

Pistache French Bistro will offer a Thanksgiving 3-course prix-fixe menu prepared by Chef Mike Burgio for $90 per person on Thursday, November 23 from 2-8 p.m. On the menu, guests will find favorites Pistache dishes like Burgundy Escargot, Beet Salad and Beef Bourguignon along with holiday specials like All Natural Turkey served with chestnut hash, sage dressing, sweet potato puree and cranberry chutney. The a la carte menu will also be available.

Location: 101 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Call 561.833.5090 or visit

Prezzo: Whether you opt for a menu of traditional Thanksgiving favorites or something more Italian themed, head to Prezzo in either Boca Raton or Palm Beach Gardens for your Thanksgiving dining this year. The restaurants will be serving up their regular a la carte menu and Thanksgiving specials from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and reservations are encouraged. 

An herb-roasted turkey plate ($32) features roasted and carved turkey, focaccia stuffing, Yukon gold whipped potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and natural pan gravy. An optional pumpkin pie slice with whipped cream is available for $14 more. 

Locations: Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton

Red Rooster Overtown: Open regular hours on Thanksgiving Day. The prix-fixe menu will be offered at $85 per person and $25 for kids under 12 years old; meal served family style. Guests can select two items from the small shares section that features a Caesar salad, Marcus' cornbread or garlic crab. Cajun Spiced Smoked Turkey Breast and BBQ Pulled Smoked Turkey Legs with giblet gravy, plus much more.

And don't forget the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie warm bourbon toffee sauce and vanilla cinnamon whipped cream; or Grandma Della’s Sweet Potato Pie or the Giant Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookie. Thanksgiving meal will be available for both lunch and dinner. Call 305-640-9880 or reserve online.

Location: 920 NW Second Ave., Miami.

(Photo courtesy of Root & Bone)

Root & Bone:  Located in the heart of South Miami, Root & Bone is featuring a dine-in menu for Thanksgiving this year. Known for serving up Southern comfort food, these Thanksgiving menus have some mouth-watering favorites, like Cider Brined and Fried Turkey Breast, crispy Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, sage stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Prices start at $75 per person and $25 for children under 12.

Location: 5958 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143, call 786-563-4637.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: A three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Ruth’s Chris will start at $44 per person and $17 for children.  They’ll also have take-home feasts that serve 4 available for $175. Take home feasts must be ordered 48 hours in advance. These include a salad, turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, a choice of a side item, and 4 personal Chocolate Sin cakes. À-la-carte sides and salads are also available. 

Locations include Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach.

Seasons 52: Enjoy a lighter take on Thanksgiving with a spread of freshly prepared classics using peak-season ingredients. The menu includes Oven-Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Relish, Stuffing, Mashed Butternut Squash, Green Beans and a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence dessert, among other sides.  Reservations can be made at Cost: $40 per adult; $16 per child.

Locations: Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Palm Beach Gardens.

Shooters Waterfront: Will be celebrating with an all-you-can-eat buffet at $80 per adult, $40 for children ages 4 to 10. Enjoy your feast on the dock that will be feature Carving Stations with Herb-Infused Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham,  Prime Rib au Jus, a salad bar and an array of traditional trimmings, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tax is not included; à-la-carte menu not available on the holiday. 

Location: 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: (954) 566-2855.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill: If you’re looking to dine out with close pals on Wednesday for Friendsgiving or on Thursday for Thanksgiving, consider a feast with or without the bird, Nov. 23-24. 

Location: 3252 NE First Ave., Miami.

The Capital Grille: Guests can enjoy a chef-prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an upscale twist, including Slow-Roasted Turkey with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans, Cranberry-Pear Chutney and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, with the option to add Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey and Pumpkin Cheesecake at an additional charge. To place a reservation, visit Prices: $50 per adult, $20 per child.

Locations include Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach Gardens.

The Strand: The Strand will be offering 2 seatings for a 4 course prefixed plated dinner for Thanksgiving, one at 5:00 p.m. and the other at 7:00 p.m. Prices start at $95 per person for adults; children 12 and under are $45. Reservations required. Call 305-514-7474.

Located at Carillon Miami, 6801 Collins Ave. Miami Beach

Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub: For dinner on the cheap, Irish-style, head to Tim Finnegan's in Delray Beach for a holiday menu available from 1-8 p.m. Cost is $38, plus tax and gratuity. Guests have their choice of going with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all of the fixings or opting for something a little less classic like a Virginia Ham Dinner topped with pineapple and raisin chutney or Crabmeat Stuffed Flounder with citrus beurre blance sauce — all served with mashed potatoes, green bean almondine and turnips and carrots. Dessert options include Pumpkin Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler a la mode, Chocolate Cake or Irish or Bailey's Coffee

Location: 2885 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL

Timpano Las OlasGive thanks at this reimagined eatery this Thanksgiving. The menu offers a bold approach to contemporary dining for guests who want to be surrounded by sophistication with a modern menu inspired by culinary heritage. Available all day (11 a.m.-9 p.m.) and priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

The holiday prix-fixe menu includes Butternut Squash Soup, Grilled Gem Lettuce Hearts, with Roasted Delicata Squash with pomegranate kernels and roasted shallot vinaigrette; Herb Roasted Heritage Turkey with glazed pearl onions & peas, green beans, whipped potatoes, pancetta stuffing and spiced apple butter; turkey gravy; Side Sweet Potato Gratin gorgonzola, black pepper bechamel and honey meringue; and Caramel Panna Cotta with cranberry panna cotta, apple cranberry compote and vanilla gelato for dessert.

All items are also available à la carte along with the regular menu. For reservations, visit

Location: 450 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

TooJay's: Enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving Feast at TooJay's, available from November 22 through November 26 for $24.99 per person. The holiday feast includes a choice of soup or salad; sliced oven roasted turkey or honey-cured sliced ham with apricot glaze, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans almondine, cranberry sauce, rye bread; and a choice of Pumpkin Spice Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie for dessert.

Location: Multiple locations throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Villa Azur: Feast on a hint of French-Mediterranean flavor as they host a special edition of their Thursday Night Dinner for Thanksgiving. To reserve, call 305-763-8688. 

Located at 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Yard HouseWill be celebrating “Friendsgiving,” with cheers and a cold beer and adventurous menu against a backdrop of classic rock at six South Florida locations. With over 100 craft and local beers on tap and menu options perfect for sharing — like the signature Poke Nachos, Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel and Onion Ring Tower — it will be an epic reunion. Visit for more information.

Locations: Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Hallandale Beach, Miami Beach, Sunrise and Palm Beach Gardens.

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