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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.

So, 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. 24, 2022.

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.

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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

Aruba Beach Cafe: If you haven’t made plans for Thanksgiving yet, there’s still time to enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. Fixed price: $24.99 per adult & $11.99 per child 7 and under. Full menu also available. Restaurant opens at 11 a.m.

Aruba Beach Cafe, One Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 954-776-0001. 

Bahama Breeze: Guests can enjoy a Caribbean escape this Thanksgiving – with an island-inspired twist to the classic turkey dinner at select locations. The meal includes slow-cooked Jerk Turkey, Green Beans, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry-Pineapple Chutney and choice of classic Mashed Potatoes or Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Those who save room for dessert can also try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. This island dinner is available for dine-in or takeout, as a Family Bundle on Thanksgiving day. For guests who prefer a dinner of Caribbean-inspired favorites, the full menu will also be available.

Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Pembroke Pines and Sunrise.

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 turkey and ham meals.

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.

COTE Miami: Gather around the table with your loved ones this year at this Michelin-starred establishment. Guests can enjoy a curated Thanksgiving Feast for $125 per person that features American Wagyu Beef complemented by an array of fixings including pickled seasonal vegetables and salads, etc.

Specialties include fresh Red Leaf Lettuce with Ssaam-jang; Turkey Mandoo; Savory Egg Soufflé; Japchae, Korean glass noodles with mountain vegetables; Galbi Jjim, braised short ribs; Kimchi Jiggae, a spicy and tart stew with kimchi, pork belly, and gochugaru; Sticky Rice Stuffing with Chinese sausage and shiitake mushrooms; followed by Soft Serve ice cream topped with soy sauce caramel for dessert.

Location: 3900 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-434-4668.

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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.

Dune byLaurent Tourondel: Serving customers 2-8 p.m. Menu entree choices include roasted heritage turkey, roasted dry-aged prime rib or roasted Scottish salmon, 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 $47 per person for adults and $17 per person for children. 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 $53 per guest. Their full menu will also be available, as well as a reduced price children’s menu. They’re taking reservations now. Or, you can order a three-course takeout dinner to be picked up Thanksgiving Day.

There are two locations:

  • Miami: 600 Brickell Ave, Suite 150, Miami, Fl 33131
    786-915-8790
  • Coral Gables: 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables , Fl 33134. Call 305-569-7995.

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.

Gourmet Deli House: Thanksgiving fare will be served 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at this award-winning Kosher deli located at 7117 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth 33467. Call 561-965-1605.

Habitat 1 Hotel South Beach: Join Habitat, located onsite at 1 Hotel South Beach, for a Thanksgiving buffet that blends home cooked meals with a new world vitality, Habitat is deep-rooted in homestyle cuisine and perfect for families looking to spend Thanksgiving together, out of the kitchen. Prices start at $95 for adults and children 10 and under are $45. Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet will be open 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Location: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Call 305-604-6777.

Le Zoo: The food at Le Zoo draws inspiration from the beloved sidewalk cafes of Paris and the shores of St. Tropez alike but they’re going all out for Thanksgiving. There is a special menu with a beet salad, butternut squash soup, traditional turkey, roasted Brussels sprouts and more. Dine-in pricing starts at $68 and take-out for a family of four is about $200.

Location: Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., #135, Miami Beach, FL 33154. Call 305-602-9663.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani in Hotel Maren, noon-11 p.m., offers Cider Brined Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans Almondine, Cranberry Sauce, Orange, and Rosemary,  Pumpkin Stuffed Bomoboloni with Whipped Cream, Cinnamon with a Vanilla Sauce.

Located at 525 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Reservations required, call 754-241-2020.

Red Rooster Overtown: Open regular hours on Thanksgiving Day. The prix-fixe menu will be offered at $75 per person and $20 for kids under 12 years old; meal served family style. Guests can select two items from the small shares section that features specialty salads with crispy pork rinds, country bread, deviled egg salad, 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. Meals served noon-8 p.m. Call 305-640-9880 or reserve online.

Location: 920 NW Second Ave., Miami.

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Root & Bone:  Located in the heart of South Miami, Root & Bone is featuring a special takeout and dine-in menu for Thanksgiving this year. Known for serving up Southern comfort food, these Thanksgiving menus have some mouth-watering favorites, like Fried Turkey Breast, Green Bean Casserole and Stuffing. Prices start at $55 per person and $15 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 $42.95 per person. They’ll also have take-home feasts that serve 4 available for $175. 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.

Sands Harbor Resort & Marina in Pompano Beach will be serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner stuffed together in one sandwich, called “The Bobby”. Enjoy all the trimmings including turkey, stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce for just $16, not only served on Thanksgiving Day, but also through Sunday, Nov. 27. 

Location: 125 N. Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach. Call 954-942-9100.

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, Mashed Butternut Squash and a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence dessert, among other sides. New to the Thanksgiving menu is the Pumpkin Spice Margarita, available at an additional charge. Reservations can be made at Seasons52.com. Cost: $34.95 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 $75 per adult, $35 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, 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. 

“Everything but the Turkey” feast menu: Features pumpkin bisque with pepitas and micro fine herbs ($10); endive salad with fuji apple, candied walnut, bleu cheese, maple la posada vinaigrette ($14).

Feast with traditional brined turkey: Cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, garlic-roasted green beans, glazed sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallow ($28) and pumpkin pecan cheesecake with Chantilly cream ($13).

Location: 3252 NE First Ave., Miami.

Sushi Lab, Pompano Beach’s brand-new oceanfront dining experience, has announced its very first Thanksgiving Day special. Guests of the beloved New York eatery can enjoy a dinner special that includes turkey, mashed potatoes infused with the restaurant’s signature miso gravy, and stuffing on the side for just $35.
 
Sushi Lab is a beachside destination within itself, located inside the Residence Inn Marriott, where the restaurant recently opened. 
 
Location: 1350 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call (954) 937-7366 or reserve online.
 

TanukiIn addition to the regular à-la-carte menu, the restaurant will feature a Thanksgiving special with Turkey Mazemen Ramen, Stuffing Spring Rolls and Corn Bread Kasutera for $35. Call 305-615-1055.

Location: 1080 Alton Road, Miami Beach.

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 with Marcona Almonds, 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 TheCapitalGrille.com. Prices: $47 per adult, $17 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 5:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 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

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 Tuscan Turkey Tortellini Soup, Roasted Delicata Squash, with root vegetable, caramelized yogurt and anchovy honey vinaigrette; Roasted Turkey with Vermont butter whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus, leek and sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy; and Apple Crumb Tart with salted caramel. All items are also available à la carte along with the regular menu. For reservations, visit timpanolasolas.com.

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

Villa Azur: Feast a hint of French-Mediterranean flavor as they host a special edition of their Thursday Night Dinner for Thanksgiving. In addition to the regular à-la-carte menu, Villa Azur will offer a special 3-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu with holiday dishes. 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 YardHouse.com for more information.

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

If you want to know where to get an already prepared Thanksgiving dinner for take out or pick up in advance, we’ve included specific information on precooked meals you can purchase to enjoy at home by clicking here.

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