Simplifying Thanksgiving dinner can be achieved in various ways.
Thanksgiving serves as a day of gratitude and indulgence in delectable food traditions. Local eateries, such as these 39 restaurants, present options to make your Thanksgiving dining experience more convenient. Mark your calendars for Nov. 23.
Tampa EDITION: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a chef-curated buffet showcasing a classic roasted turkey and a range of accompanying delights. For those preferring a home feast, a complete Thanksgiving dinner can be ordered to go ($525). Orders should be placed by Nov. 16, with pickups scheduled between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 22 or 23. Address: 500 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Contact: 813-221-4600.
Kona Grill: Embrace Thanksgiving with dine-in or takeout options. Operating from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 23, the restaurant offers macadamia nut ($38) or traditional roasted turkey ($35) with corresponding kids’ options and pumpkin pie ($16). Take-out dinners for two feature macadamia nut ($68) or traditional roasted turkey ($64), kids’ roasted turkey ($16), and pumpkin pie ($16). The location is 4134 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Contact: 813-877-5938.
Columbia Restaurant: Select Columbia Restaurant locations provide traditional holiday meals for 10 available through curbside takeout. Priced at $195, the meal includes a 12-pound roasted turkey, Columbia special stuffing, 1905 Salad, Cuban bread, and an array of sides. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on Nov. 16, with pickups scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 22. For orders, contact 813-248-4961 (Ybor City), 727-596-8400 (Sand Key), or 941-388-3987 (Sarasota). All locations will also serve dine-in meals from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23.
Flor Fina: The restaurant at Hotel Haya offers a three-course family-style Thanksgiving meal featuring bread, turkey, prime rib, salmon, sides, and dessert. Prices are $75 for adults, $25 for children, and free for those 5 and under. Available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 1412 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Contact: 813-462-9660.
Bon Appetit: Choose between a buffet ($99, $25 for ages 9 and younger) or a four-course meal ($99). The buffet, available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 23, includes a charcuterie station, seafood, salads, a variety of meats, and a dessert station. The four-course meal for adults starts with a welcome glass of champagne, followed by lobster martini, crab bisque or antipasto plate, holiday salad, and a main course selection. A special four-course menu for children is priced at $25. Location: 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. Contact: 727-733-2151.
Smokey Bones: Collaborating with chef Robert Irvine for “Robert’s Ribfeast,” the restaurant offers meals for one and shareable meals for two. Single meals include a half rack of ribs, two sides, garlic bread, and a choice of appetizer or dessert ($19.99). Meals for two feature a full rack of ribs, four sides, two slices of garlic bread, and a choice of appetizer and dessert ($29.99). Part of the proceeds supports the well-being of veterans, active duty personnel, first responders, and their families. “Robert’s Ribfeast” is available until Jan. 1. Smokey Bones will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visit smokeybones.com for a location near you.
Latitude 28: Located at the JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, Latitude 28 presents a three-course prix fixe meal starting at 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. The menu, priced at $99, features options like turkey breast with fixings and specialties such as poached lobster pappardelle. Meals include a choice of one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert. An a la carte children’s menu is also available ($10-$20). Contact: 727-677-6000.
Grassroots Kava House: Join the “Friendsgiving” celebration at Grassroots Kava House, where they provide the ham, and guests contribute a side dish or dessert to share. The event starts at 5 p.m. on Nov. 24, with music beginning at 6 p.m. Visit 957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, or call 727-220-3041.
4 Rivers Smokehouse: Delegate the main course of your holiday meal to 4 Rivers with their Premier Offering collection. Choose from options like 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, visit 4smokehouse.com or call 1-844-474-8377. Located at 14330 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Krystal: If you’re in the mood for mini burgers instead of traditional turkey, indulge in a Steamer Pack Combo with 24 Krystal burgers, two medium fries or tots, and two medium drinks ($36.99-$40.99). Find a Krystal location near you at krystal.com.
Paul’s Landing: The restaurant at Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is putting a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Feast on apple cider-brined turkey, sage pan gravy, buttermilk whipped potatoes, cornbread sausage stuffing, and charred Brussels sprouts ($42). Available from noon to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 502 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Contact: 727-824-8007.
Capital Grille: Guests at Capital Grille can choose between ordering from the full dinner menu or enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring roasted turkey, brioche sage stuffing, French green beans, cranberry pear chutney, and mashed potatoes. Available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Contact: 813-830-9433.
Seasons 52: Seasons 52’s Thanksgiving dinner comprises roasted turkey, cranberry relish, mashed butternut squash, and a mini pumpkin pie. Served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 204 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Contact: 813-286-1152.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Indulge in live music as you savor a Thanksgiving feast featuring turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry chutney, roasted butternut squash, whipped potatoes, and a pumpkin pie tartlet. Available from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Contact: 813-877-7290.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Guests can opt for the regular menu or a three-course Thanksgiving menu. The Thanksgiving menu includes a choice of salad or lobster bisque, options like turkey, filet mignon, or prime rib, sides, and dessert ($56 to $59). Available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Contact: 813-874-9463.
Bob Evans: All Bob Evans locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 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 extra $2. The platter is available on Nov. 22-23. If you prefer a home feast, order a Farmhouse Feast to-go (starting at $79.99) for four, eight, or 10 people, including turkey, pot roast, or ham, sides, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Place orders or find a location near you at bobevans.com.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: The chefs at Maggiano’s have curated a Thanksgiving meal, including pumpkin praline cheesecake, roast turkey, smoked ham, four-cheese ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, and more. Available from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 203 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. Contact: 813-288-9000.
Metro Diner: Metro Diner brings back seasonally inspired dishes until 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 and during operating hours through Jan. 1. If you prefer a home feast, order a heat-and-serve holiday feast to-go, featuring ham or turkey paired with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and rolls with a 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 on Nov. 21-23. Find a location near you at metrodiner.com.
Innisbrook Resort: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Innisbrook Resort with a delightful buffet available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. Enjoy bottomless mimosas and live music while indulging in a traditional Thanksgiving meal ($74, $24 for ages 5-12). For those who prefer the comfort of home, opt for a complete turkey dinner with a breast only (serving two to six) or a whole turkey (serving six to 12) for approximately $32 per person. Reservations are required for both dine-in and takeout at 36750 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Contact: 727-942-5519.
Outback Steakhouse: Embark on a “Steakmas Season” at Outback Steakhouse for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special menu items include bone-in ribeye with bourbon onion, Bloomin’ French onion sirloin, and a chocolate tower. Check out outback.com for specific operating hours and a location near you.
Duffy’s Sports Grill: Duffy’s will be open from noon to 11 p.m. on Nov. 23, serving up a Thanksgiving feast ($15.99) featuring sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread stuffing, choice of vegetable, and cranberry sauce. Treat yourself to seasonal drink specials, including the pumpkin spice latte-tini ($10) and the caramel apple-tini ($9) at 1580 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Contact: 813-875-7340.
Elevage SoHo Kitchen and Bar: Experience an extravagant “Thanksgiving Experience” buffet at the Epicurean Hotel’s restaurant. Delight in assorted breads, a soup and salad bar, carving stations, a macaroni and cheese station, sides, and a dessert station for $70 ($20 for ages 9 and younger). The buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. Contact: 813-999-8726.
HEW Parlor and Chophouse: Indulge in a Thanksgiving Day family-style feast at The Fenway Hotel’s restaurant. The four-course meal includes a whipped feta starter, salad, main meat course with sides, and dessert for $85 ($25 for ages 6-12, and 5 and younger dine free). Available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. Contact: 727-683-5990.
True Food Kitchen: Enjoy a three-course holiday meal for two at True Food Kitchen, available through New Year’s Eve. The meal tower includes turkey meatballs, stuffing, butternut squash soup, and cauliflower pizza. Choose between meatloaf, salmon, or cacio pepe and top off the experience with your choice of dessert for $75. True Food Kitchen is closed on Nov. 23, located at 3645 Midtown Drive, Tampa. Contact: 813-327-4455.
Cipresso: The Italian-American restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Cipresso, offers a Thanksgiving special featuring turkey with garlic whipped potatoes, green beans, stuffing, apple-cranberry relish, and gravy ($65). For dessert, savor pumpkin pie with Frangelico caramel sauce, candied pecans, and chantilly cream ($12). Available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Contact: 813-627-8130.
Council Oak Steaks and Seafood: The classic-American steakhouse at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino presents a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu. Indulge in turkey, garlic whipped potatoes, traditional stuffing, sweet potato streusel, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Contact: 813-627-7600.
The Rez Grill: Located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Rez Grill offers a Thanksgiving meal featuring turkey, roasted garlic potatoes, sautéed green beans, cornbread, and cranberry compote for $60. Available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Contact: 813-627-8120.
Rise Kitchen and Deli: The casual eatery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Rise Kitchen and Deli, presents a three-course menu including strawberry pecan salad, roasted turkey breast, honey-glazed ham, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream for $38. Available from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Contact: 813-627-7625.
Hard Rock Cafe: Savor a traditional Thanksgiving plate at the American fare restaurant with a rock atmosphere. The plate includes turkey breast, roasted vegetables, stuffing, sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, and gravy for $30.95 ($11.95 for kids). Available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Contact: 813-627-7757.
Grand Palm Colonnade: The lobby at TradeWinds Island Resort offers a Thanksgiving buffet featuring peel-and-eat shrimp, an omelet bar, waffles, salad bar, carving station, pasta bar, sides, and desserts for $65 ($55 for seniors, $25 for ages 5-12, and 4 and younger dine free). Available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Contact: 727-363-2290.
Palm Court Italian Grill: The restaurant at TradeWinds Island Resort offers two special entrees in addition to the regular menu. Choose from a turkey dinner with dressing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green beans, and soup or salad for $42 or crab-stuffed flounder with lobster cream sauce over angel hair pasta with asparagus for $48. Available from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Contact: 727-363-2290.
RumFish Grill: The restaurant at RumFish Beach Resort offers two special entrees and a dessert in addition to the regular menu. Choose a traditional turkey dinner with white and dark meat, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce for $42 or roasted halibut with pumpkin risotto for $48. Top off your meal with apple caramel cheesecake for $14. Available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Contact: 727-329-1428.
The Pearl: The Pearl is offering their brown sugar, pumpkin, Dutch apple, and buckeye pies for takeout on Thanksgiving. Place your orders by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 22. The Pearl is located at 823 Water St., Tampa. Contact: 813-709-7776.
SHOR American Seafood Grill: The restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach is set to serve a holiday buffet with prime rib, turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, seafood, cheese, cured meats, soups, salads, sides, and desserts for $75 ($35 for children). The buffet is available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23. Reservations are required at 301 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Contact: 727-373-4780.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: Perkins offers a special holiday menu, including a breakfast, lunch, and dinner prime rib menu, a cinnamon roll French toast platter, turkey dinner, and Oreo cookie silk pie. For hours of operation and a location near you, visit perkinsrestaurants.com.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Carrabba’s presents a holiday menu available through Jan. 15, featuring items such as short rib marsala, mezzaluna fritte, rigatoni al forno, cannoli cake, and an Italian cookie martini. All Carrabba’s locations will be closed on Nov. 23. Take-home-and-reheat meals are available in advance. For a location near you, visit carrabbas.com.
Miller’s Ale House: Enjoy holiday specials at Miller’s Ale House, including 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, visit millersalehouse.com.
Foodys Restaurant: Foodys Restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes or sweet baked potato, green beans, soup or salad, and pie or rice pudding for $22.99. Available for dine-in or takeout from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 7512 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. Contact: 813-884-3495.
Don CeSar: The King Charles Ballroom at Don CeSar sets the stage for a Thanksgiving brunch buffet. Enjoy omelets, a carving station, salad bar, soups, raw bar, charcuterie, a stir-fry station, and desserts for $150 ($50 for ages 5-12, and 4 and younger dine free). Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23 at 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Contact: 844-959-0071.