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18 Fort Lauderdale restaurants providing Thanksgiving feasts

There are plenty of reasons why people won’t be having the traditional family Thanksgiving dinner at home. To assist with that, several Fort Lauderdale restaurants – especially those close to the beach – are firing up its grills with special hours and menus just for Turkey Day. 


(Note: This post is from 2014. For a list of restaurants offering up Thanksgiving specials in 2015, see our most recent list here.) 

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3030 Ocean Restaurant

The three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Priced at $50 per person, the meal begins with kabocha squash soup with maple chive cream, followed by acclaimed chef Paula DaSilva’s turkey breast and confit leg complete with mushroom bread stuffing, Yukon purée, fall vegetables and cranberry sauce. For dessert, DaSilva will serve pecan bars topped with cranberry and caramel and a scoop of salted caramel ice cream. Diners can also enjoy wine pairings with the Thanksgiving dinner for an additional $11 per person. An à la carte menu will be available and will include the featured dishes.

3030 Ocean at Riva-Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale, 33316

Beauty and the Feast

Enjoy a five course feast-style dinner featuring delicious gourmet Thanksgiving-inspired dishes from 1 to 8 p.m. $49.95 per adult; $19.95 for children under 12; kids 3 and under eat free.

Beauty and the Feast at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Chart House

Chart House will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings in addition to its regular menu of steaks and seafood. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chart House
3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33308

Diplomat Resort & Spa

The Diplomat's buffet will include a pasta station, chef's carving station with marinated slow roasted leg of lamb, prime rib, natural roasted turkey and oven roasted whole organic salmon, and a dessert station. The first seating will be at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. and the second seating at 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Crystal Room. $58 for adults; $24 for children ages 6-12.

Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 33019

Ilios Restaurant

The Thanksgiving buffet, from 1 to 5 p.m., includes, gluten and dairy-free soups, an array of domestic and imported cheese, salads, an eggs benedict station, a chicken and waffle station, an assorted meat station and a dessert buffet. Adults $48; children $24.

Ilios Restaurant at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304


Enjoy a Thanksgiving family buffet right on the Atlantic Ocean from 1 to 9 p.m. with specialties like crab stuffed flounder with citrus beurre blanc, pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and sage, ciabatta and sausage stuffing, and classics likes oven roasted turkey and Maine lobster bisque. $36.95 for adults, $14.95 for children under 10; free for children 3 and under.

Latitudes at Hollywood Beach Marriott
2501 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 33019

Le Bistro

The restaurant will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a 100 percent gluten-free menu option. The three-course meal includes choice of appetizers like Fuji apples or butternut squash, entrées like beef sirloin or baby cod filet and choice of dessert all for $35 per person.

Le Bistro Restaurant
4626 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 33064

Mai-Kai Restaurant

Indulge in Thanksgiving favorites with a Polynesian touch including a pupu platter, toasted turkey, ham or a combination, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and apple or pumpkin pie. $45 per person including the show, $33 per person without the show in the beautiful non-show dining room or outside dining area, and $15.95 for kids ages 12 and under.

Mai-Kai Restaurant
3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33308

McCoy’s Oceanfront

Enjoy maple-scented pumpkin soup, traditional roasted turkey with home-style gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, honey glazed spiral-cut ham with green peppercorn mustard and an array of seasonal desserts. $37 for adults; $18.75 for kids ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under.

McCoy’s Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, 33062

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The three-course menu, served from noon to 8 p.m., features choice of Caesar salad, steak house salad or chicken & Andouille sausage gumbo for starters; apple-and-thyme-smoked turkey breast with homemade gravy, Ruth’s sausage, herb stuffing and Florida orange-cranberry sauce; and a trio of desserts including salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie and apple-almond crisp. $39.95 per person; $12.95 for children.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Fort Lauderdale
2525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33305


STEAK 954 at W Fort Lauderdale will serve its standard à la carte menu along with Thanksgiving specials from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

STEAK 954 at W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Timpano Italian Chophouse

Three-course menu features butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast, wild mushroom casserole and a selection of seasonal desserts. $39 per person.

Timpano Italian Chophouse
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Via Luna

For brunch, celebrate with a lavish caviar display and raw bar complete with crab claws, jumbo shrimp and Atlantic oysters on the half shell. Thanksgiving favorites such as sage orange roasted turkey, brown sugar baked ham, cornbread stuffing and sweet potato tarts offer the traditional favorites. End the experience on a sweet note with a selection of warm homemade pies, tarts and tortes. Brunch is served from noon to 5 p.m. $115 per adult; $39 per child ages 3-12; children under 3 eat free. Join Via Luna again for dinner from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at $65 per person.

Via Luna at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
One N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos is offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a southwest twist. The menu consists of maple-glazed turkey complimented by jalapeno cornbread dressing, cinnamon sweet potato mash, sautéed green beans almondine, cranberry relish and turkey gravy. $21 for adults; $14 for children under 11.

Dos Caminos at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach
1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33316

Texas de Brazil

Bring friends and family together to experience signature Brazilian fare with traditional holiday specialties including roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, homemade gravy and cranberry sauce. Dessert and non-alcoholic beverage included.

Texas de Brazil
2457 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Council Oak Steak and Seafood Restaurant

From 3 to 10 p.m., chef Johnny Tucker will be serving a three-course menu of traditional Thanksgiving items with a culinary twist that will feature a seasonal roasted spiced pumpkin bisque topped off with toasted acorn, pumpkin crisp and cinnamon cream; an all-natural, free-range Heritage Farms black turkey dinner served with cognac pan gravy, sage corn stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and sweet potato mash, and a sweet potato cake topped with cinnamon spiced caramel and brown butter frosting. All items will be available à la carte. $59 per person.

Council Oak & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 33314

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Enjoy its regular dinner menu plus Thanksgiving favorites liked roasted turkey, stuffing, sweet mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and cranberry jelly. Open from 1 to 8 p.m.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Seasons 52

Plainville Farms roasted turkey with savory pan gravy will be served along with traditional herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash and housemade cranberry relish with suggested wine parings. $26.95 for adults; $12.95 for children.

Seasons 52 at The Galleria Mall
2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304


Check our Best Restaurant Guide for more restaurants list.

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3 Broward County Chefs Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes And Traditions

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite times of the year. It involves family, friends, great food and traditions passed down from generation to generation.

We were curious to see how local chefs in the Fort Lauderdale area like to celebrate the holiday, and asked them to give us their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Keep reading to find out how to cook a turkey like Paula DaSilva, Geoffrey Zakarian’s favorite tradition and why Angelo Elia eats pistachio tiramisu on Thanksgiving.

Main Course: Turkey Roulade With Deep-Fried Legs And Thyme Sauce

Courtesy of Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast

“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is pretty simple: Thanking and cheering to all my friends and family who are around the table. In addition, celebrating others who are no longer here with us. Every time we pop a bottle we raise our glasses and cheers,” says DaSilva.

Turkey Legs
Photo courtesy of Burlock Coast

10-pound turkey, de-boned (use the breast for stuffing)

3 tablespoons butter

2 shallots, finely chopped

2 yellow onions, finely chopped 

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

4 ribs of celery

2 apples, peeled and sliced

1 pound wild mushrooms, chopped

1/2 pound apple wood-smoked bacon, cut in batons

2 cups chicken stock

4 cups old bread, crusts removed and chopped

2 eggs

1/4 cup chives, finely chopped

1 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped

3 carrots, roughly chopped

3 onions, roughly chopped

4 celery ribs, roughly chopped

1 bunch thyme

1 bulb garlic, halved

Turkey Legs

Place the turkey legs in a brine mixture of 2 tablespoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of garlic for each cup of water needed to cover the legs.  Marinate the legs for 24 hours, then remove and pat them dry with a cloth. Fry them in a deep fryer with canola oil at 350 F until completely cooked through.


Sauté the bacon in a large skillet pan until it is halfway to crisp. Drain some of the fat from the pan and sauté the onions, apple, mushrooms, celery, garlic and shallots in the butter.  Add in 2 cups of chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half. Take off the heat and let the mixture cool. In a bowl, mix with the bread, eggs and the herbs. Combine the cooled mushroom mixture with bread mixture and season with salt and pepper. Lay the turkey breast on a work surface and pound to flatten, and then place the stuffing in the center of the breast. Roll the turkey into a roulade and tie it with kitchen string. Season with salt and pepper. Roast the turkey on a bed of the carrots, onions, celery, thyme and garlic. Add 3 cups of water to the pan and roast the bird at 350 F for 45 minutes.

Thyme Sauce

Remove the turkey roulade when done and let it rest in a warm area.  Add 6 cups rich chicken stock to the vegetables in the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil while skimming off any fat on the surface.  Reduce the mixture by half.  Press the sauce through a strainer, while mashing the vegetables to push some of them through. Put the sauce in a blender and carefully puree on high while adding 2 tablespoons cold butter. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Side Dish: Sweet Potato Puree With Roasted Orange And Bananas

Courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian, Point Royal

“My favorite side is always this sweet potato dish. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving because it’s such a favorite for my entire family. My family always loves to invite someone who can’t be with their own family to our Thanksgiving dinner,” says Zakarian.

Sweet Potato Puree With Roasted Orange And Bananas
Photo courtesy of Point Royal

2 to 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thick

1 orange, quartered

1 fresh vanilla bean

1 banana, peeled and sliced

2 all-spice berries

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

1/3 pound sweet butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/8 cup pure maple syrup

Cook the sweet potatoes in slated boiling water until very soft. Drain all excess water and keep in a warm place. While the potatoes are cooking, sweat in a little butter in a small saucepot over medium heat, and add all spice berries, star anise and vanilla bean. Cook for about five minutes. Add in the quartered orange and banana slices, increase heat and brown slightly the orange and banana, then add in the maple syrup. Bring to simmer, remove from heat. Let stand at least for 30 minutes to infuse flavors. Place the cooked sweet potatoes in a food processor, puree on high and slowly add in the heavy cream, the remaining butter and the strained maple syrup. To finish, squeeze the juice of the cooked orange into the puree and sautéed bananas. Season to taste and serve warm.

Dessert: Tiramisu Al Pistachio

Courtesy of Angelo Elia, Casa D’Angelo, Angelo Elia Pizza Bar Tapas and Angelo Elia Bakery

“Since I was a small child, I always loved the USA. I loved everything about it, including watching football, having the passion for American muscle cars and definitely following all American holidays—especially Thanksgiving,” says Elia. “For dessert, my family has always enjoyed my tiramisu. Over time, and with more culinary influence, I have always added a special touch or tweaked my recipe. It has since evolved into a pistachio tiramisu, which has become a Thanksgiving tradition in my South Florida home.”

Tiramisu Al Pistachio
Photo courtesy of Angelo Elia

8.8 pounds mascarpone

1/2 pounds pistachio paste

2 pounds egg whites

1/2 pound sugar

1 pound egg yolks

1.3 pounds sugar sponge

Caffe espresso

Whip the egg yolks with the sugar sponge. Whip the egg whites with the sugar. Mix the mascarpone together with the pistachio paste. Put the whipped egg yolks inside the mascarpone/pistachio in two separate stages and mix a little bit. Add the whipped egg whites in two separate stages and mix very slowly. Put the first layer of tiramisu al pistachio in a bowl. Add a layer of sponge cake soaked with espresso coffee. Add a second layer of tiramisu al pistachio. Decorate with pistachio nuts and shredded dark chocolate.

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3 Chefs From Boca Raton And Delray Beach Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes And Traditions

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite times of the year. It involves family, friends, great food and traditions passed down from generation to generation.

We were curious to see how local chefs and restaurateurs in Boca Raton and Delray Beach like to celebrate the holiday, and asked them to give us their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Keep reading to find out how to cook like a pro this holiday season.

Main Course: Oven-Roasted Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Patrick Delay, Prezzo

Photo courtesy of Prezzo

“Thanksgiving dinner is great, but the leftovers leave room for imagination and creativity,” says Delay.

Brine And Preparation

1 turkey

1/2 cup molasses

1 cup kosher salt

4 bay leaves

1 bunch thyme

1 bunch rosemary

4 gallons water


Combine molasses, salt, bay leaves, water and herbs in a large pot. Over high heat bring to a boil stirring occasionally to dissolve salt. Remove from heat, pour hot liquid over ice and let cool completely.

Once cool, pour over turkey and let sit three to five days, depending on the size. The longer is stays in the brine, the more flavorful and moist your turkey will be.

After the turkey has been brined, remove from liquid and let air-dry overnight in the refrigerator. This step can be skipped, but you will not get as crispy of a skin. 

Oven-Roasted Turkey

1 brined turkey

1 bunch rosemary

1 bunch thyme

2 onions, roughly chopped

1 carrot, roughly chopped

1 head of garlic, left whole

2 pounds butter

Kosher salt and ground black pepper as needed

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine herbs, carrots, onions and 1 pound of butter and place in cavity of turkey. Using the microwave, melt the other pound of butter and set aside. While the butter is melting, generously season turkey with kosher salt and black pepper. Cavity should be seasoned along the entire surface area of the bird. 

Place turkey in roasting pan set up with a roasting rack. Cover with aluminum foil and place in oven. Cook for one hour at 350 F. After one hour, turn oven up to 375 F and remove foil. Depending on each oven, turkey may need to be rotated every 15 minutes to ensure even browning.

Using a calibrated thermometer, check the internal temperature between the leg and breast of the turkey. Once turkey has reached an internal temperature of 155 F, remove from oven and let stand at least 15 minutes. 

Note: All poultry needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 F. Pulling the turkey out at 155 F allows the turkey to continue cooking to 165 F, ensuring it is fully cooked, but not overcooked. 

Once turkey has hit an internal temperature of 165 F, slice to your liking.

Side Dish: Yia Yia’s Stuffing Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Eric and Alex Smith, Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar

Photo courtesy of Atlas Restaurant Group

“This dish is something my Yia Yia (grandmother in Greek) has made my whole life each Thanksgiving for our family,” says Eric Smith. “She’s 87 years old and still makes it every year, tasting just as good as the very first time I had ever tried it.”

1/4 pound of butter

1 yellow onion

2 stalks of celery, chopped in Quisinart

2 pounds of ground beef

2 bunches of parsley

1 cup chopped chestnuts (or more, if desired)

Handful of golden raisins

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup Uncle Ben’s rice

Brown onions and celery in butter, then brown meat. Throw in chopped parsley, chestnuts and raisins. Add tomato paste, salt, pepper and sugar. Add rice in last. Simmer, then put in casserole and bake at 350 F till rice is done. Tent casserole dish with aluminum so it doesn’t burn. Needs at least an hour in the oven. Make sure rice is cooked thoroughly before serving.

Dessert: Apple Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Bill Ring, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

Photo courtesy of Bill Ring and Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

“My mom would make apple pie every Thanksgiving and I’ll always remember the smell taking over the house,” says Ring. “This dish reminds me of my family and my childhood, because we always were together on Thanksgiving.”

Cobbler Topping Filling

4 ounces diced apples

1 orange, peeled

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup cognac

Juice of one orange

Soak raisins in cognac overnight. Put apples in a pot with enough water to cover them. Add half the orange peel. Bring to a boil and cook until apples are soft. Drain water and add apples to bowl with sugar, cinnamon and orange juice. Place raisins and cognac in and cook until liquid is reduced. Add raisins to bowl with apples, mix and cool.

Cobbler Topping

1 cup organic granola

1/2 pound butter, cut into small cubes

1/4 pound of brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups waffle mix

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Place all ingredients, except butter, in mixing bowl. Slowly add butter and work with your fingers. Once mixed, put on sheet tray and bake for 20 minutes at 325 F. Let cool.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

1/2 quart heavy cream

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

Put all ingredients in mixing bowl and whisk until medium peaks appear.

Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

1/2 pound butter, cut into squares

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 quart heavy cream

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Place butter in medium sauce pan, add sugar and stir until dark amber colors appear. Slowly add cream (mixture will bubble, so be careful). Add cinnamon and stir. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

To Assemble

Scoop cobbler filling in a serving bowl. Spoon cobbler topping onto filling. Use piping bag and place whipped cream on top. Spoon caramel on to the middle of the whipped cream.

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Feasts This Year

It's OK to dread all the cooking that goes into prepping a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully, there are plenty of Fort Lauderdale-area restaurants that are more than happy to give you a helping hand. 

Whether you just want to save time by ordering a few essential items (it’s OK; we won’t tell) or prefer to enjoy the holiday at a premier eatery, check out these local spots whipping up decadent feasts. 

Editor's Note: This post is from 2015. Find information about 2016 events here


III Forks

Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner featuring soup, salad, and your choice of turkey, beef tenderloin or Atlantic salmon, with sides that include roasted autumn vegetables, whipped potatoes and coconut-infused jasmine rice. Finish off the meal on a sweet note by visiting the dessert table to indulge in a variety of assorted treats. Dinner is $47 for adults, $17 for children under 12. 

501 Silks Run, Suite 1130, Hallandale Beach


3030 Ocean

For $50, guests can enjoy a prix fixe three-course meal that begins with roasted pumpkin soup, followed by executive chef Adrienne Grenier’s roasted turkey breast, complete with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and cranberry chutney. Dessert includes pumpkin and dark chocolate bread pudding topped with pecans, dried cherries, and a scoop of spiced ice cream. Diners can also enjoy wine pairings with their Thanksgiving dinner for an additional $20 per person. 

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale


American Social

Pick up Thanksgiving dinner or enjoy your feast at this Las Olas restaurant. For $35, the eatery is serving up herb-roasted turkey breast, gravy, whipped potatoes, maple-glazed carrots, green bean casserole, stuffing and pomegranate-cranberry sauce. A leftover baggie will include two turkey sliders, potatoes, stuffing and a pumpkin cookie. Pre-ordered dinners must be for four to 20 guests. Pick up will be Wednesday, Nov. 25. Call 954.764.7005 for more details. 

721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 



Enjoy the holiday at this Brazilian Steakhouse from noon to 8:30 p.m. (last seating). In addition to its all-you-can eat regular menu and salad bar, there will be roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry jelly, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and cornbread. Go online to reserve your table

2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 

Feast on turkey and all your Thanksgiving favorites while enjoying an oceanfront view. Expect green bean casserole with mushrooms, butternut squash soup, and non-traditional signature dishes like kale roasted pumpkin salad and hickory smoked fish. Top off your meal with bottomless mimosas and dessert. Seatings begin at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per adult and $37 per child. For reservations, call 954.765.3100. 

3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale


Fort Lauderdale Marriott North 

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North offers guests a unique twist to a traditional Thanksgiving meal with options including ancho chile-rubbed turkey breast with pan jus, roasted butternut squash bisque, pan-roasted baby root vegetables and crispy fingerling potatoes with rosemary smoked sea salt. For dessert, guests can choose between pumpkin pie and lemon poppy seed cake. Price is $25 per person. Reservations are recommended; call 954.334.9254. 

6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale


Johnny V Las Olas 

Enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving spread from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Starters include roasted butternut squash soup, fresh oyster stew and baby greens, while entree options include maple-glazed turkey, garlic- and shallot-crusted prime rib, grilled ancho cinnamon pork tenderloin, sage and thyme grilled Mahi Mahi, and blood orange-glazed king salmon. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Guests can dine on pumpkin cranberry bread pudding, malted milk ice cream and three-berry creme brulee pot pie. 

625 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Ocean 2000 at the Pelican Grand

Guests can make reservations at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to enjoy a wide array of Thanksgiving favorites. In addition to a local and artisan cheese spread, the restaurant is serving up a seafood bar that includes gulf shrimp, locally smoked Scottish salmon, and oysters on the half shell. There will, of course, be turkey, as well as ham, prime rib, hickory grilled chicken breast and beef bourguignon. Sides included mashed potatoes, a baby vegetable medley, au gratin potatoes and more. Those with a sweet tooth can look forward to sweet potato pound cake, pumpkin pie, mini apple crisps ad more. Dinner is $75 for adults and $35 for children. 

2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

If you’re planning on spending Turkey Day at the Ritz, you can choose to enjoy a buffet brunch in the Astor Lounge ($125 for adults; $39 children), a brunch complete with a poolside taco bar at The Shack, or a more traditional dinner at newly opened Burlock Coast ($65). The latter will feature pumpkin gnocchi, corn bisque, chilled scallops, lobster pasta, beef tenderloin, turducken (that’s a chicken stuffed into a duck, stuffed into a turkey), oysters and more.

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale  


Seasons 52

This fine-dining restaurant is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The meal ($27 for adults and $13 for children) includes roasted turkey with savory pan gravy, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, French green beans, cranberry relish, and a selection of master sommelier wine picks and seasonal cocktails (priced per offering). 

2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Steak 954

In addition to its regular menu, the beachfront restaurant at the W Fort Lauderdale will be offering a turkey dinner with white or dark meat, turkey sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes and cranberry chutney ($33), sweet potato puree with caramelized marshmallows ($11), cornbread biscuits ($11) and a pumpkin soufflé with scotch caramel and spiced pepitas ($10). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


The Capital Grille 

Feast on slow-roasted turkey with Brioche stuffing while enjoying a side of French green beans and mashed potatoes. Pumpkin cheesecake awaits you for dessert.

2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Westin Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving Day feast, featuring seasonally inspired dishes, like butternut squash soup, and your choice of maple-roasted turkey breast, grilled NY strip steak or horseradish-encrusted salmon. Dessert includes pumpkin pie or apple pie. For reservations, call 954.772.1331.

400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale


Whole Foods

OK, fine. This isn't a restaurant, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed with menu-planning, Whole Foods has a plethora of Thanksgiving offerings to choose from. Order a few appetizers or platters, or go family-style with a variety of dinner packages, including the Organic Turkey Dinner Package ($150), which includes a whole turkey, pan gravy, traditional herb stuffing and organic mashed potatoes; or the Roasted Turkey Breast Meal for Four ($70), which includes turkey, mashed potatoes, pan gravy, stuffing and cranberry-orange relish. And don’t forget dessert. There’s apple pie, pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie. All orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 22, and picked up by Thanksgiving. 

Multiple locations 

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Don’t Know How To Cook Turkey? Celebrate Thanksgiving At These Boca, Delray Spots

We’re not sure how it happened, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and 2017 is knocking on the door.

Whether you’re looking to take a break from the kitchen or in search of a festive event perfect for the family, here are some places to celebrate Turkey Day in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. 


50 Ocean

Enjoy a stretchy pants-worthy feast with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to executive chef Joe Bonavita Jr., guests at this popular Delray spot can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner, including dishes such as pumpkin bisque; roasted turkey; cornbread stuffing with pancetta, apples and mushrooms; bourbon Brussels sprouts; sweet potato gnocchi; pumpkin cake; and more. Toast to family and friends with 50 Ocean’s Rum Fashioned. A limited dinner menu will also be offered. Reservations recommended. 

Nov. 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 50 Ocean in Delray Beach; $39 per person


The Addison

Treat yourself to a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet spread accompanied by live music and, of course, cocktails. Dine on appetizers including jumbo lump crab cakes and domestic cheeses before heading to carving stations featuring oven-roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, plus honey-baked spiral ham. There will be activities for the children, who will have the option of feasting on mac and cheese and chicken fingers. Desserts include mini pies, seasonal fruits and a chef’s selections of assorted sweets. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 561.372.0568. 

Nov. 24, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; The Addison in Boca Raton; $89.95 per person (children under 12 are half price) 


Boca Landing at Waterstone

Celebrate Turkey Day right with a three-course prix fixe menu by chef Matthew Mixon. Starter options include lobster bisque and sauteed acorn squash, followed by your choice of slow braised short rib, grilled salmon, roasted turkey, or pork chops. End dinner on a sweet note with a pecan tart, pumpkin cheese cake praline gelato or deconstructed pumpkin pie. Add wine pairings to your meal for $20. (Yes, it’s worth it.) Reservations required at 561.226.3022. 

Nov. 24, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Boca Landing at Waterstone in Boca Raton; $60 per person, $20 per child 


Boca Raton Resort

Get ready to dive into all your Thanksgiving favorites at one of the Boca Raton Resort’s many dining options. Whether you head to the Grand Ballroom for a buffet featuring artisan cheeses, turkey, ham, prime rib, and a spread of holiday pies, or reserve a table at the Tuscan holiday buffet at Lucca, there’s sure to be something to satisfy every palate. Make reservations by Nov. 22 by calling 561.447.3500. To cap off the evening, the property is inviting guests to the Beach Club for a family beach bonfire complete with live music and s’mores. 

Nov. 24; Boca Raton Resort; prices and times vary 


Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Hit the streets of Delray Beach to walk off those extra-but-totally-worth-it holiday calories. More than 200 artists will set up along Fourth Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, for a weekend display of paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry and more. Chances are you’ll find a perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Prices of items range from $25 to $30,000. 

Nov. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Intersection of Fourth Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach; free admission 


Farmhouse Kitchen

Eat, drink and be thankful for a decadent dinner at Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen. Guests can choose from butternut squash bisque to quinoa and kale salad, followed by turkey, glazed ham, salmon or roasted cauliflower steak. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert. Pumpkin pie or an apple brown betty await. Better yet, select wines are $25 per bottle with a Thanksgiving meal. Reservations recommended. 

Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen in Boca or Delray; $39.95 per adult, $19.95 per child 



Give thanks while enjoying delicious entrees at Henry’s. This year, the restaurant’s culinary team is whipping up scrumptious appetizers and desserts for a three-course prix fixe menu. The star of the show is the free range roast turkey, which will be served with wild mushroom-chestnut stuffing, sweet potato puree, pistachio green beans, Brussels sprouts, rosemary gravy and more. More of an a la carte person? No worries. Guests are welcome to choose from other options including crab cake, fried calamari, rigatoni, risotto, NY strip steak and more. 

Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Henry’s in Boca Raton; $54 per person (prix fixe menu) 


Racks Downtown Eatery

Get down to business with a feast you won’t forget anytime soon. Diners can choose to start with a roasted lobster and squash bisque topped with pretzel croutons, or a salad topped with kale, raisins, goat cheese, pecans, radish and more. The star of the meal is roasted turkey with apple chestnut stuffing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Or, if you please, swap the bird for cola-glazed ham accompanied by sweet potato mash, Brussels sprouts hash and natural jus. Dessert options are pumpkin pie or apple brown betty. 

Nov. 24, noon to 9 p.m.; Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern in Boca or Delray; $39.95 adult, $19.95 child 


Tanzy Restaurant

Leave the cooking to the pros, and enjoy a four-course dinner at Tanzy. Enjoy acorn squash bisque topped with crispy bacon, followed by an autumn salad of local mixed greens and poached pears. The main course is a succulent roasted turkey breast served alongside chestnut stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts, gravy, mashed potatoes and rolls. Before you head home to prep for your impending food coma, indulge in a three-layer silken pumpkin pie. 

Nov. 24; Tanzy Restaurant in Boca Raton; $45 per person, $20 for children 

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