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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.