If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options we have for Thanksgiving in The City Beautiful, fret not. We have a running list of Turkey Day options of restaurants that are open on the big day just for you that we’ll be adding to over the next week.
If you scroll towards the bottom, you’ll even find a list of restaurants that are doing to-go options so you can fool your family and friends into thinking you know how to cook.
If you have a restaurant that we missed, email us the information on what you’re serving to [email protected] so we can add it to the list.
1921 MOUNT DORA – website
This Mount Dora culinary warship will be open from noon-6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with traditional Thanksgiving options and the last seating is at 6 p.m. Click HERE to see the menu offerings. Call 352-385-1921 to reserve your table.
310 RESTAURANT– website
ALFOND INN – website
The art-centric hotel in Winter Park will be serving a special holiday meal in its Park Avenue Ballroom from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with an endless buffet and carving stations. The cost is $69 per person plus tax and service. Head HERE to book your tickets.
AMERICAN KITCHEN BAR AND GRILL
The Disney Springs restaurant will serve its annual Fall Feast from noon to 10 p.m. with an entree menu priced at $29. Reservations are available HERE.
THE BOHEME AT GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL – website
Arguably the fanciest dining menu downtown, The Boheme will offer a four-course sampler menu with a table-side carved feature that includes a specialty welcome drink between 1-8 p.m. Call 407-313-9000 to reserve a table.
BUCA DI BEPPO – website
These folks are making spicy Italian sausage stuffing and roasted garlic mashed potatoes to accompany their carved turkey breast. You can get a regular menu too if you just want lasagna and meatballs though. They have a to-go option as well for five people that’s going for $134.99. More information available HERE.
CAFE TU TU TANGO – website
The I-Drive-based restaurant will offer its regular menu as well as five specials including Turkey Papas Rellena, Autumn Salad, Duck Flatbread, and TUrkey Chorizo Tacos.
CANVAS RESTAURANT – website
Canvas will be open only for dinner service on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will offer its full dinner menu, in addition to the following three-course Thanksgiving special, plus a children’s special. The price for the three-course menu is dependent on entrée selection. Reservations can be made via phone at 407-313-7800.
CHUAN LU – website
They’re always open. Just go if you want some awesome food.
CHROMA MODERN BAR AND KITCHEN – website
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen will be open for normal business hours and will serve its regular menu in addition to two entrée specials, three shareable side-dish specials, and two dessert specials. The entrée and side-side specials will be available Thursday, Nov. 28 only. The dessert specials will be available from Thursday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 1. Make your reservations HERE.
CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANTS – website
All Cracker Barrel Restaurants are reportedly open on Thanksgiving Day with a special Thanksgiving dinner option for those who are interested. Contact each restaurant directly for more details.
DOVECOTE BRASSERIE – website
The French-inspired restaurant will host a Thanksgiving dinner from 1-6 p.m. which makes us think of it really more as a late lunch, but maybe that’s a French thing. Chef Clay Miller will serve up signature dishes alongside Thanksgiving classics for $62 per adult or $18 per child. Call 407-930-1700 for reservations.
THE DRUNKEN MONKEY COFFEE BAR – website
Check out the vegan spread at Drunken Monkey in the Milk District during their annual Vegan/Non-Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for Everyone event. They have three seatings available for $29.99 a person and will be serving Tofurky and turkey with all the usual trimmings. Children under five are free with each paid adult. Call 407-893-4994 for reservations.
THE GROVE RESORT – website
The Grove is serving up a dinner buffet at its Valencia Restaurant for $39 per adult and $15 per child from 5-10 p.m. You don’t have to be staying there to dine. Click HERE for more information.
THE H CUISINE – website
The H in Dr. Phillips is offering a two-course dinner during normal business hours as part of their normal offerings. For $39.95 adults can get a special salad followed by a main course of roasted dark meat turkey with herbed rice pilaf and seasonal veggies.
Call for reservations.
HARD ROCK HOTEL’S THE KITCHEN
Hard Rock is going to be open and offering a special one-day offer of turkey breast, veggies, stuffing, sweet potato mash, and cranberry sauce. You get some pumpkin pie at the end too. Click HERE for the menu.
MEAD BOTANICAL GARDEN
Join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida in their 21st annual potluck at Mead Garden. It’s only $5 if you bring a dish or $15 if you’re lazy or unable to contribute. Contact [email protected] for more info or follow the Facebook Event page HERE.
MIA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN – website
Mia’s Italian Kitchen on International Drive in Orlando will offer a three-course menu for $29 on Thanksgiving Day, in addition to their regular menu. Hours of operation on Thanksgiving Day are noon-8 p.m. Book your table HERE.
NIKKI’S PLACE – website
This long-standing Parramore restaurant is always open on Thanksgiving if you need a place to go. They’re also serving up to-go options like deep-fried or roasted turkey or you can bring your own bird for them to roast for you. Contact them directly HERE for more information.
RAGLAN ROAD – website
The Disney Springs-based Irish pub is serving a feast of turkey breast on mashed potatoes with apple sage and sweet onion stuffing, smoked bacon Brussels sprouts, duck-fat roasted potatoes and more. It costs $28 for adults and $14 for children. Live entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m. and you can make reservations by calling 407-938-0300.
STK – website
Disney Springs’ uber-modern steakhouse will have a DJ for thanksgiving to help wash down its roasted turkey special with chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, Yukon gold potato, old-school gravy, and cranberry-orange chutney plate. Cost is $42 per person and it’s served with spiced pumpkin or cinnamon apple pie a la mode for another $12. Call 407-917-7440 for reservations. We would just get the steak though.
TAPROOM AT DUBSDREAD – website
A special Thanksgiving menu will be served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Historic Dubsdread and The Highland Manor for $37.95 for adults and $12.95 for children under 10. Reserve your spots by calling 407-650-0100. Click HERE to see the menu.
TERRALINA CRAFTED ITALIAN – website
the Disney Springs restaurant from James Beard Foundation Award-winner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Justin Plank, will be serving a Thanksgiving feast during regular business hours on Nov. 28. Please find details below. Thanksgiving Traditional Turkey Dinner Herb roasted turkey breast, pancetta and apple stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, rosemary pan gravy. (Adults, $33; children, $16) In addition to the Traditional Turkey Dinner special, Terralina will also offer their regular menu of housemade Italian favorites.
4RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE – website
This year’s pre-made meal menu features whole, smoked turkey, angus brisket, leg of lamb, and holiday pies. Pre-order today and simply pick up the meal for your family so you can skip the prep and head straight for the booze.
Ordering is fast and easy, so get Thanksgiving dinner checked off your list today. Click HERE to order before November 23.
CHEF BOG AUNGST – website
Chef Bob is a local pop-up master and caterer who we’ve worked with in the past for a short series of restaurant review columns. Chef Bob is taking orders for fully-prepped holiday dishes that can be delivered to your home. Orders are a la carte and will be accepted through November 24 HERE.
FARM AND HAUS – website
Place your order a la carte by November 21 and you can pick up or have delivered when it’s done! Don’t forget to get their biscuits either. Or their brussels. Click HERE for their Thanksgiving ordering menu.
HINCKLEY’S FANCY MEATS – website
The Hinckley’s Fancy Meats outpost in East End Market is currently selling a variety of Thanksgiving offerings ranging fro whole Applewood Smoked Turkeys to Turducken, pates, black pudding, and gorgeous terrines. Click HERE for the full offerings.
JIMMY BEAR’S BBQ – website
If you’ve ever staggered through the lawn at the Orlando Fringe Festival, you’ve probably tried the ribs from St. Cloud-based Jimmy Bear’s. They’re offering whole feasts and sides for your work-free holiday dinner this year too. Call 407-508-0681 before November 19 to reserve your dinner.
P IS FOR PIE
They’ve got whole pies for $32 and gluten-free options, cookie poxes, quiche, and more. Click HERE for their Thanksgiving menu.
RAVENOUS PIG – website
The Ravenous Pig will offer a Thanksgiving to-go catering basket for order and pick-up before the holiday. The restaurant will be closed for normal operation on Thanksgiving Day. The deadline for orders is Monday, November 25 at 5 p.m. Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 27.
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – website
Ruth’s Chris is offering a three-course turkey dinner and sides to-go for $41.95 per adult. Orders must be paid in advance. Click HERE for more information.
THE SANCTUM CAFE
The vegetarian shop in Colonialtown is offering plant-based traditional favorites this Thanksgiving that are all vegan and free of refined flowers and sugars. Most are also gluten-free. You can preorder the following items before Thursday, November 21. Full payment is due at the time of ordering.
- Warm kale and artichoke dip
- Winter squash soup with truffle pepitas
- Cranberry relish
- Organic smashed potatoes and cauliflower
- Mushroom gravy
- Local sweet potato casserole
- Organic green bean casserole
- Baked mac and cheese
- Tempeh sausage and leek stuffing
- Bourbon maple pumpkin cheezecake
- Spiced apple pie
You can place your order online by clicking HERE.
SMOKE AND DONUTS
The mobile chefs have some awesome pre-made meals available for purchase, including meats by the pound and yummy sides. Click HERE for the menu.