Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks. It’s also a day we traditionally stuff ourselves with tasty food. These 39 local restaurants are offering up ways to make eating Thanksgiving dinner a little easier. Thanksgiving is Nov. 23.
Tampa EDITION: Chefs have created a Thanksgiving Day buffet centered around a traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings. In addition, you’ll find a raw bar, caviar station and live jazz music ($150). Available 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23 only. If you’d rather eat at home, you can order a complete Thanksgiving dinner to-go ($525). Orders must be placed by Thursday (Nov. 16) and picked up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 22 or 23. 500 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-221-4600.
Kona Grill: Kona Grill is offering dine-in and takeout options for Thanksgiving. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 23 offering diners macadamia nut ($38) or traditional roasted turkey ($35), kids roasted turkey ($16) and pumpkin pie ($16). Take-out dinners for two include macadamia nut ($68) or traditional roasted turkey ($64), kids roasted turkey ($16) and pumpkin pie ($16). Individual adult take-out meals are available for $34 to $38. 4134 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-5938.
Columbia Restaurant: Columbia Restaurant locations in Sand Key, Ybor City and Sarasota are offering traditional holiday meals for 10 for curbside takeout. Meals cost $195 and include a 12-pound roasted turkey, Columbia special stuffing, 1905 Salad, Cuban bread, carrots, sweet potato casserole, whipped potatoes, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy and pie. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Pickup must be made between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 22. To order, call 813-248-4961 (Ybor City), 727-596-8400 (Sand Key) and 941-388-3987 (Sarasota). All three locations will also be open for dine-in meals from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 23.
Flor Fina: Hotel Haya’s restaurant is offering a three-course family-style meal featuring bread, turkey, prime rib, salmon, sides and dessert. $75, $25 children, 5 and younger free. Available 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23. 1412 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-462-9660.
Bon Appetit: Bon Appetit is offering your choice of a buffet ($99, $25 ages 9 and younger) or a four-course meal ($99). The four-course meal starts with a welcome glass of champagne. First course features your choice of lobster martini, crab bisque or antipasto plate. Second course features a holiday salad. Third course is your choice of turkey, lobster tail, half-duck, sea bass, filet mignon or squash ravioli. Finish off the meal with dessert. A special four-course menu is available for children 10 and younger ($25). Available 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 23. The buffet features a charcuterie station, shrimp, mussels, clams, gravlax, roast beef, ahi tuna, salads, bread, turkey, prime rib, chicken, salmon, ham, lobster egg pie, sides and a dessert station. Available 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 23. 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. 727-733-2151.
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Smokey Bones: The restaurant is pairing up with chef Robert Irvine for “Robert’s Ribfeast.” It features meals for one and meals for two to share. Single meals include a half rack of ribs, two sides, garlic bread and choice of appetizer or dessert ($19.99). Meals for two include a full rack of ribs, four sides, two slices of garlic bread and choice of appetizer and dessert ($29.99). A portion of the proceeds benefits the medical and psychological well-being of veterans, active duty, first responders and their families. “Robert’s Ribfeast” is available through Jan. 1. Smokey Bones will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. For a location near you, go to smokeybones.com.
Latitude 28: The restaurant at the JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa is serving up a three-course prix fixe meal that includes options ranging from turkey breast with all the fixings to specialties like poached lobster pappardelle ($99). Meals include choice of one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. An a la carte children’s menu is also available ($10-$20). Dinner starts at 3 p.m. Nov. 23. 691 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. 727-677-6000.
Grassroots Kava House: Grassroots Kava House is offering “Friendsgiving.” They provide the ham, and you bring a side dish or dessert to share. 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Music starts at 6 p.m. 957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-220-3041.
4 Rivers Smokehouse: Let 4 Rivers take care of the main course to your holiday meal. Orders are being taken for the Premier Offering collection. It includes beef brisket ($229, serves 16 to 18), prime rib ($219-$399, serves six to 32 depending on size) and salmon ($129, serves 10 to 12). To place an order, go to 4smokehouse.com or call 1-844-474-8377. 14330 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Krystal: If you’re craving mini burgers instead of turkey, feast on a Steamer Pack Combo with 24 Krystal burgers, two medium fries or tots and two medium drinks ($36.99-$40.99). For a location near you, go to krystal.com.
Paul’s Landing: The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club’s restaurant is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a twist. You’ll find apple cider brined turkey, sage pan gravy, buttermilk whipped potatoes, corn bread sausage stuffing and charred Brussels sprouts ($42). Available noon-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 502 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-824-8007.
Capital Grille: Guests can order from the full dinner menu or get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of roasted turkey, brioche sage stuffing, French green beans, cranberry pear chutney and mashed potatoes. Available 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-830-9433.
Seasons 52: Seasons 52′s Thanksgiving dinner includes roasted turkey, cranberry relish, mashed butternut squash and a mini pumpkin pie. Available 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 204 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-286-1152.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Listen to live music as you dig into turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry chutney, roasted butternut squash, whipped potatoes and pumpkin pie tartlet. Available 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Guests can choose between the regular menu or a three-course Thanksgiving menu. Courses include choice of salad or lobster bisque, choice of turkey, filet mignon or prime rib, sides and dessert ($56 to $59). Available 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 23. 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-874-9463.
Bob Evans: All Bob Evans locations will be open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 23. Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Platters include turkey, three sides, bread and a slice of pie ($16.99). Add ham to your platter for an additional $2. The platter is available Nov. 22-23. If you’d rather eat at home, you can order a Farmhouse Feast to-go (starting at $79.99). Meals serve four, eight or 10 people and include choice of turkey, pot roast or ham, sides, rolls and pumpkin pie. To find a location near you or place an order, go to bobevans.com.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: The chefs have curated a Thanksgiving meal including pumpkin praline cheesecake, roast turkey, smoked ham, four-cheese ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs and more. Available 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Nov. 23. 203 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 813-288-9000.
Metro Diner: Metro Diner brings back seasonally inspired dishes. Pair sausage and gravy chicken ($12.99), turkey ($13.99) or ham ($12.99) with “Stuff-N-Waffles,” which are centered around corn bread stuffing waffles. Available until 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and during operating hours through Jan. 1. If you prefer to eat at home, order a heat-and-serve holiday feast to-go. Choose from ham or turkey paired with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and rolls with choice of stuffing, macaroni and cheese or corn. Meals serve a party of one, four or eight. Orders must be placed by Nov. 22 and picked up Nov. 21-23. For a location near you, go to metrodiner.com.
Innisbrook Resort: Find a Thanksgiving buffet at Innisbrook Resort with seatings at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Sip on bottomless mimosas and listen to live music as you feast on a traditional Thanksgiving meal ($74, $24 ages 5-12). If you’d rather eat at home, get a complete turkey dinner with a breast only (feeds two to six) or a while turkey (feeds six to 12) for about $32 per person. Reservations required for both dine-in and takeout. 36750 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. 727-942-5519.
Outback Steakhouse: Outback is having a “Steakmas Season” for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Three special menu items being offered include bone-in ribeye with bourbon onion, Bloomin’ French onion sirloin and a chocolate tower. For a location near you and specific operating hours, go to outback.com.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: Duffy’s will be open from noon to 11 p.m. Nov. 23 and serving up a Thanksgiving feast ($15.99) with sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn bread stuffing, choice of vegetable and cranberry sauce. Drink specials include the pumpkin spice latte-tini ($10) and the caramel apple-tini ($9). 1580 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-875-7340.
Elevage SoHo Kitchen and Bar: The Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant is offering an extravagant “Thanksgiving Experience” buffet. It includes assorted breads, soup, salad bar, carving stations, a macaroni and cheese station, sides and a dessert station. $70, $20 ages 9 and younger. Available 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 23. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8726.
HEW Parlor and Chophouse: The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving Day family-style feast. The four-course meal includes a whipped feta starter, salad, main meat course with sides and dessert. $85, $25 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Available 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 23. 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 727-683-5990.
True Food Kitchen: A three-course holiday meal for two is available through New Year’s Eve. It includes a meal tower with turkey meatballs, stuffing, butternut squash soup and cauliflower pizza, choice of meatloaf, salmon or cacio pepe and choice of dessert ($75). Closed Nov. 23. 3645 Midtown Drive, Tampa. 813-327-4455.
Cipresso: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Italian-American restaurant will offer turkey with garlic whipped potatoes, green beans, stuffing, apple-cranberry relish and gravy ($65). For dessert, try pumpkin pie with Frangelico caramel sauce, candied pecans and chantilly cream ($12). Available 1-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8130.
Council Oak Steaks and Seafood: The classic-American steakhouse at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will offer a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu of turkey, garlic whipped potatoes, traditional stuffing, sweet potato streusel, green beans, cranberry sauce and gravy ($65). Available 5-10 p.m. Nov. 23. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7600.
The Rez Grill: This American grill with a Southern soul, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will offer a Thanksgiving meal featuring turkey, roasted garlic potatoes, sauteed green beans, corn bread and cranberry compote ($60). Available 3-9 p.m. Nov. 23. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-8120.
Rise Kitchen and Deli: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s casual eatery will offer a three-course menu of strawberry pecan salad, roasted turkey breast and honey-glazed ham with candied sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream ($38). Available noon-8 p.m. Nov. 23. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.
Hard Rock Cafe: The American fare restaurant with a rock atmosphere is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving plate including turkey breast, roasted vegetables, stuffing, sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce and gravy ($30.95, $11.95 kids). Available 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 23. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7757.
Grand Palm Colonnade: The lobby at the TradeWinds Island Resort is serving a Thanksgiving buffet that includes peel-and-eat shrimp, an omelet bar, waffles, salad bar, carving station, pasta bar, sides and desserts ($65, $55 seniors, $25 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free). Available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2290.
Palm Court Italian Grill: The restaurant at the TradeWinds Island Resort is offering two special entrees in addition to the regular menu. Get turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and green beans ($42) or crab-stuffed flounder with lobster cream sauce over angel hair pasta with asparagus ($48). Available 4:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 23. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2290.
RumFish Grill: The RumFish Beach Resort’s restaurant is offering two special entrees and a dessert in addition to the regular menu. Get a traditional turkey dinner with white and dark meat, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and cranberry sauce ($42) or roasted halibut with pumpkin risotto ($48). For dessert, there’s apple caramel cheesecake ($14). Available 4-10 p.m. Nov. 23. 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-329-1428.
The Pearl: The Pearl is offering their brown sugar, pumpkin, Dutch apple and buckeye pies for take out for Thanksgiving. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20 for pickup Nov. 22. 823 Water St., Tampa. 813-709-7776.
SHOR American Seafood Grill: The restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach will serve a holiday buffet with prime rib, turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, seafood, cheese, cured meats, soups, salads, sides and desserts ($75, $35 children). Available 2-8 p.m. Nov. 23. Reservations are required. 301 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. 727-373-4780.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: For the holidays, Perkins is offering a breakfast, lunch and dinner prime rib menu, a cinnamon roll French toast platter, turkey dinner and Oreo cookie silk pie. For hours and a location near you, go to perkinsrestaurants.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Carrabba’s is offering a holiday menu through Jan. 15. Items include short rib marsala, mezzaluna fritte, rigatoni al forno, cannoli cake and an Italian cookie martini. All locations will be closed Nov. 23. Take-home-and-reheat meals are available in advance. For a location near you, go to carrabbas.com.
Miller’s Ale House: Holiday specials include surf and turf ($24.99), steak and lobster ravioli ($21.99), Mountain Melt Madness ($24.99), peppermint brownie sundae ($9.99) and espresso martini ($9.99). For hours of operation and a location near you, go to millersalehouse.com.
Foodys Restaurant: Get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes or sweet baked potato, green beans, soup or salad and pie or rice pudding ($22.99). Available for dine-in or takeout 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 23. 7512 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-884-3495.
Don CeSar: The King Charles Ballroom sets the stage for a Thanksgiving brunch buffet with omelets, a carving station, salad bar, soups, raw bar, charcuterie, a stir-fry station and desserts ($150, $50 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free). Available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 844-959-0071.