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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.