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Thanksgiving 2016 Dinners And Events In Broward County

Whether you prefer to celebrate Turkey Day with a feast at home or a decadent dinner prepared by one of Broward's top chefs, all that matters is that you're surrounded by family.

Luckily, Fort Lauderdale-area restaurants are serving up fantastic feasts and catered meals for anyone looking to celebrate without lifting a finger.

With the the holiday almost a short week away, here's where to go for Thanksgiving catering services, special events, and dinners.

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Thanksgiving-style Wine Dinner

Try Piccolo Ristorante chef Andres Avayu’s upscale comfort food during a Thanksgiving-style, four-course wine dinner. Try dishes with a twist, like cornbread stuffing with sausage and wild boar, or duck confit pot pie. RSVP by calling 954.776.8066.

Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Piccolo Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale; $75 


Thanksgiving Wine & Food Gala

Doris Italian Market will help raise funds for Impact Broward by hosting a food and wine event featuring over 100 wine samples and a buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and artisan cheese samples. Guests will receive a $10 credit toward a wine purchase with their tickets.

Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Doris Italian Market & Bakery in Coral Springs; $29.95


Whole Foods Holiday Demo and Tasting

Burlock Coast chef Gavin Pera will host a holiday demonstration and tasting featuring healthy and non-traditional menu items (poached beets salad, Chilean sea bass with truffle Yukon potatoes and bread pudding) for those looking to change it up this season. Guests can enjoy the three-course menu while the chef demonstrates how to prepare these dishes. Space is open to the first 20 people who RSVP here.

Nov. 19, 7 p.m.; Whole Foods Market in Pompano Beach; $20 


Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Help provide more than 1,200 families with a Thanksgiving meal by assembling and delivering baskets with the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Volunteers can also donate children’s toys for the upcoming holiday season. 

Nov. 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot

Get decked out in your craziest Thanksgiving-themed attire, and join more than 3,000 participants in this 5K run or walk along A1A, featuring Orangetheory Fitness founder Ellen Latham as this year's grand marshal. Turkey Trot participants can bring non-perishable food items to donate to Feeding South Florida on the day of the race.

Nov. 24, 7:30 a.m.; DC Alexander Park in Fort Lauderdale; $40 (adults), $35 (military), $30 (students), $25 (children under 12)



III Forks Hallandale

As part of its four-course dinner offering, III Forks Prime Steakhouse will start with both soup and salad, followed by an entree choice of a traditional spice-rubbed holiday turkey with grandma’s gravy, cranberry-orange relish, sausage sage cornbread dressing, creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams and roasted autumn vegetable, or other entrees including Midwest beef tenderloin or Vermont maple-glazed Atlantic salmon. Top off the meal by heading to the dessert table featuring a smorgasbord of sweet treats.

Nov. 24, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; III Forks Prime Steakhouse in Hallandale; $48 (adults), $18 (children under 12)


Beauty & The Feast Bar | Kitchen

What's more appropriate than hosting your Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant with "feast" in the name? Enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving meal and spectacular ocean views at Beauty & The Feast, where the menu will feature citrus-brined turkey with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce; herb-encrusted grilled hangar steak with a chimichurri drizzle; pork chops with apple raisin mostarda compote; and more. 

Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Beauty & the Feast inside The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale; $49.95 (adults), $19.95 (children under 12)


Blue Plate

Head to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 24/7 modern American restaurant, Blue Plate, for a Thanksgiving special featuring butternut squash and apple soup, and roasted turkey breast with whipped potatoes, stuffing, honey glazed carrots, and homemade gravy.

Nov. 24; Blue Plate at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood; $22.95 per person


Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

For a top-notch Thanksgiving feast, families can indulge in a buffet-style meal at Burlock Coast. Choose from sweet and savory options at the Breakfast Station (until 3 p.m.); a charcuterie display; salad station and garden bar from Hammock Hollow farm; raw bar, sushi and dim sum stations; carved turkey and ham; and more. The kids buffet will also offer favorites such as mac and cheese and chicken fingers, and there will be tons of decadent desserts for everyone. Opt for bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, rum punch or BC Brew for an additional $25. For reservations, call 954.302.6460.

Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale; $95 (adults), $49 (children ages 5 to 12)


Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Together, the family can enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal starting with butternut squash soup; continuing with Roast Heritage Black turkey and root vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-orange compote; and ending with a slice of pumpkin nut cheesecake with a praline crust.

Nov. 24; Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood; $55 (prix fixe)


Indigo Restaurant

For a fall feast that is sure to satisfy, Indigo Restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu or a la carte dishes. Enjoy items like roasted butternut squash soup with apple brown butter streusel, fall salad with figs and goat cheese, a turkey dinner with mushrooms and fennel, and deep fried apple pie with apple cider sorbet (does it get any more American than that?). For reservations, call 954.467.0671.

Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to close; Indigo Restaurant at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale; $40 (prix fixe) or a la carte


Mama Mia Italian Ristorante

How about an Italian-style Thanksgiving this year? Mama Mia's is serving a five-course meal with cream of turkey soup; Caesar salad; penne alla vodka; roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and marshmallow yams; and dessert.

Nov. 24, opens at 1 p.m.; Mama Mia Italian Ristorante in Hollywood; $24.95 per person


Margaritaville Restaurant

Celebrate Thanksgiving Jimmy Buffett-style at Margaritaville Restaurant with a three-course feast. The menu features seasonal dishes including butternut squash bisque with cinnamon creme fraiche, citrus sage rubbed turkey, thyme gravy, sauteed green beans, pumpkin cheesecake and more.

Nov. 24, noon to 8 p.m.; Margaritaville Restaurant in Hollywood; $39.99 (adults), $23 (children 12 and under) 


North Beach Village Resort's Village Cafe

For a relaxed family meal by Fort Lauderdale Beach, check out Village Cafe's special holiday dinner: classic Caesar salad, oven-roasted turkey, cornbread sausage dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and cheese, dinner roll, and candied yams or apple crisp. Children can also enjoy a kids-sized turkey plate of their own with two sides, a dinner roll, and chocolate chip cookie.

Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Beach Village Resort in Fort Lauderdale; $29.99 (adults), $12.99 (children)


Oceans 234

Fix yourself a feast at the beachside Oceans 234 restaurant. Specialty a la carte options include Parker House rolls with Vermont butter and cranberry orange sauce ($5), Molasses & Mustard Glazed Ham with vanilla bean sweet potato mash and Brussels sprouts ($36), and Mocha Pumpkin Cheesecake ($10). For reservations, call 954.428.2539. 

Nov. 24; Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach



Feast on starters such as kale and roasted pumpkin salad or BLT deviled eggs; entrees including black grouper with lobster butter sauce and grilled chicken with mushrooms and thyme jus; and sides ranging from sweet potato mash with brown sugar to green bean casserole. There will also be carving stations with prime rib and roasted turkey, house-made dessert displays, bottomless mimosas and prosecco, and a special kids buffet. For reservations, call 954.765.3100.

Nov. 24, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. seatings; Riva at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale; $75 (adults), $37 (children)


Shooters Waterfront

Shooters' all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet will feature a carving station with herb-infused roasted turkey, Virginia honey-roasted ham, and prime rib with au jus; as well as soup and salad bars; every traditional side imaginable, from sweet potato casserole and stuffing to green beans almondine, mac and cheese, corn succotash and fresh dinner rolls; and spiced pumpkin cheesecake or caramel apple cobbler for dessert. For reservations, call 954.566.2855.

Nov. 24, noon to 8 p.m.; Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale; $49 per person


Steak 954

In addition to Steak 954's regular menu, newly appointed executive chef Jonathan Capó and pastry chef Sara Magoon will be preparing traditional Thanksgiving specials including a classic oven-roasted turkey dinner served family-style with turkey sausage, roasted apple and sage stuffing, sweet potato marshmallow brulee, and orange cranberry relish ($32). Additional sides include roasted autumn squash, haricot verde (green beans), and roasted sweet potato.

Nov. 24; Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale; $32 per person


Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

Whether you're in the mood for some a la carte fixins or an all-out prix fixe feast, Wild Sea will be serving autumn-inspired dishes such as seared fall scallops with butternut squash puree, caramel double cut pork chops with grilled green apple and goat cheese mashed potatoes, and chocolate molten pumpkin cheesecake tartlets with hazelnut powder and gingersnap cream. For reservations, call 954.467.2555.

Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to close; Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale; $50 (prix fixe) or a la carte



4 Rivers Smokehouse

This new Coral Springs barbecue outpost is letting smoked brisket lovers place holiday orders online in advance of Thanksgiving. Catering options include a full smoked turkey or beef brisket ($69.99 - $129.99); a fixins package of mashed potatoes, classic gravy, cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potato casserole and cranberry chutney ($49.99 for 4 to 6 people); additional a la carte sides including collard greens, slaw, and mac n' cheese ($9.99 per quart); and pies from caramel apple to Texas bourbon pecan ($29.99 each).

Orders must be placed online at 4RSmokehouse.com/holiday by Nov. 19. Dishes will be cold at the time of pickup and require reheating.


Margaritaville Restaurant

Pick up a whole roast turkey and traditional sides—sweet potato and naranja salad, bread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, orange cranberry sauce, pumpkin or apple pie, and more—for a group of six to eight people ($195). 

Orders must be placed by Nov. 21 and picked up on Thanksgiving day between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Shooters Waterfront

For $95, groups of six to eight can indulge in a fuss-free Thanksgiving dinner at home. Shooters will cater a full 15-pound slow-roasted herb turkey, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans, mac and cheese, corn succotash, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls with honey butter, spiced pumpkin cheesecake, and caramel apple cobbler.

To place an order, call 954.566.2855. To-go orders must be placed by Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. and  picked up between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.


Spring Chicken

Feel like celebrating Turkey Day with some fried chicken? Spring Chicken's Family Meals—including the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner of a full chicken and two large sides or the Tender Love with 12 breaded chicken tenders and two large sides—can be taken to-go for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Large catering orders must be phoned in ahead of time by calling 954.780.3050. Smaller Thanksgiving orders can also be made on the day of at Spring Chicken for carry out or dine-in.


Check our Best Restaurant Guide for more restaurants list.