Here's what restaurants will be open in Tampa Bay this Thanksgiving

Plus, a few local spots filling takeout orders.

click to enlarge Here's what restaurants will be open in Tampa Bay this Thanksgiving

Whether you need a helping hand getting your Thanksgiving spread together, or don’t want to worry about the dishes (and the family drama that comes along with it), Tampa Bay restaurants are stepping up to fill the order.

Here are the spots around town you can escape the chaos during turkey day. 

All events are happening on Thursday, November 28 unless otherwise noted. 

4 Rivers Smokehouse Order your entire meal of smoked turkeys, homestyle sides, and desserts in minutes. The last day to order a meal is Saturday, Nov. 23. $10.50-$129.99. Various locations.

Anchor and Brine Bring the family for an elevated two-course meal complete with dessert. You can even add bottomless wine to your meal for $20. Reservations encouraged. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $45 per person. 505 Water St., Tampa. 727-204-6391.

Art Ovation Hotel The Thanksgiving brunch menu features fresh breakfast pastries, fruit, a salad bar, along with an array of Eggs Benedict options, salmon, traditional Thanksgiving sides, and of course, a large carving station. Expect a massive dessert spread with cheesecakes, cakes, pies and more. Noon - 4 p.m., $34/person, $15/child. 1255 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota.

Boca Let someone else do all the work for a change. Order a meal to-go by Sunday, Nov. 24. $6.50-$95. Various locations. 

Birch and Vine Choose between A La Carte or Prix Fixe menus to sample what Chef Lee Aquino prepared. Make reservations through OpenTable or calling. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $55 per person. 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-896-1080. 

The Capital Grille A masterfully prepared celebration with all the fixings. Thanksgiving and regular dinner menus served all day. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $43 for adults, $15 for children. 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 813-830-9433. 

Chief’s Creole Café Pick up a meal to-go the day before Thanksgiving and relax the day of. The meal includes a Creole Smoked Turkey with six large sides including dirty rice, cranberry sauce, and more. Nov. 27. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $99.99. 901 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-498-8979. 

The Don CeSar Guests have a few buffets to choose from throughout the day. Reservations are recommended. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $78-$85 for adults, $27-$28 for children 5-12. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-360-1881. 

Eddie V’s Order carved, slow-roasted turkey and gravy or opt for prime seafood and steak. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $12-$43. 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-877-7290. 

Epicurean Hotel The popular hotel is serving a family-style feast with a cornucopia of food. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $55 per person, $20 for children under 12. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8700. 

FarmTable Cucina Chefs prepare a hybrid Thanksgiving meal complete with a buffet of fresh-baked goods, pasta, and desserts. Guests can choose an entrée from chef-curated options. Reservations strongly encouraged via OpenTable or phone. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $69 for adults, $29 for children. 179 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-523-6297. 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar The concept is serving up meals from the full menu and a special three-course. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. $52 per person. 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.

Meat Market Hyde Park’s modern steak house gives its own spin on Thanksgiving meal. Executive Chef Sean Brasel created a special a la carte menu with dishes like turkey leg roulade. Noon-9pm. $12-$45. 1606 W. Snow Ave., Tampa, 813-280-1113. 

Metro Diner This year you can pick up a feast or just some side dishes if you are heading over to your family’s crib and want to serve up something with serious flavor, selections range from $14.99-$139.99. Order before 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 to pick-up and enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. Tampa Bay Metro Diners will also be serving up Thanksgiving eats beginning Monday, Nov. 11 through the holiday season. On Thanksgiving Day all diners are open for holiday feast pick-ups and table service until 2:30 p.m. Various locations.

Opal Sands Resort Waterfront views for this year’s Thanksgiving Brunch at Sea-Guini Restaurant.  The menu will feature breakfast specialities, a meat carving station, a raw seafood bar, an impressive charcuterie board, sides, and assorted pastries for dessert. Reservations are suggested.11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $63/person. 430 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach.

Roy’s Restaurant A traditional 3-course Thanksgiving dinner plus a prix fixe menu of classic Roy’s dishes are served. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $39.95. 4342 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. 813-873-7697. 

Rusty Pelican Restaurant Tampa Their champagne buffet comes with maple butter-basted turkey, Live music, and a waterfront view. Reservations recommended. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $75 for adults, $35 for children, free for children 5 and under. 2425 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa. 813-281-1943.

Sandpearl Resort’s Caretta on the Gulf is offering a Thanksgiving brunch buffet including bottomless champagne cocktails, a spread of breakfast specialties like mini waffles and chorizo omelettes, a raw seafood bar, a carving station offering cuts of meat and ribs, stuffing, crab cakes, and an entire kid-friendly buffet with choices like pigs-in-a-blanket and mac and cheese. Reservations are suggested. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $74/person, $19/children 3-10. 1738, 500 Mandalay Ave., Suite 100, Clearwater Beach.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino The resort is offering a slew of dishes at a few of their dining concepts from a traditional Thanksgiving plate with sous-vide turkey to creamy lobster bisque. 10:30 a.m.-midnight, Rise is open 24 hours. $7.95-$45. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. 866-388-4263.

Shephard’s Ocean Flame You don’t want to miss the traditional faves and the chef’s own creations. Reservations recommended. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. $39.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 3-10. 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. 727-442-5107. 

Smokey Bones Indulge in house-smoked premium meats like smoked turkey, barbecue, and burgers. Their full menu and online ordering are available. A 10% military discount for those with valid ID. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Various locations. 

TradeWinds Island Grand A buffet with Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch offerings before the big meal later that day in the Grand Palm Colonnade and Ballroom. Reservations required. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $25.95 for children 3-10, $45.95 for seniors 60+, and $51 for adults. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2258.

VOM FASS This specialty grocery store throws a cocktail party of those who want to skip the regular beer and wine. Food truck Artisan Foodie creates the appetizers and fall-flavored specialty cocktails. Nov. 21. Must be 21 and up. $35 per person. 28249 Paseo Dr. Ste. 110, Wesley Chapel, 813-907-2167.

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club Signature restaurant Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen serves a 3-course, pre-fixe menu including offerings like sage roasted turkey and seared sea scallop and pork belly. Breakfast is served Thanksgiving morning as well. Reservations are recommended. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. $22-$48. 5325 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 941-238-6262. 

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