Tampa Bay restaurants offering Thanksgiving Day dinners, takeout, brunches and more

Now's the time to start making turkey day plans.

click to enlarge Tampa Edition is also offering a take-home Thanksgiving meal for 4-5 people that “features a succulent roast turkey complemented by classic accompaniments - Photo via Tampa EDITION
Photo via Tampa EDITION
Tampa Edition is also offering a take-home Thanksgiving meal for 4-5 people that “features a succulent roast turkey complemented by classic accompaniments
We totally get it, you don’t want to spend all day making a from-scratch Thanksgiving dinner—and nobody blames you. Luckily,plenty of Tampa Bay restaurants are ready to do turkey day cooking for you, whether you want to dine-in on Thanksgiving day or pick up pre-made trays for an easy, at-home dinner.

From decadent, all-you-can-eat brunches and pre-fixe dinners to vegan meals and to-go desserts, here are the Tampa Bay restaurants offering Thanksgiving specials this month.

If there’s any Thanksgiving dinner or take-out specials that we missed, please email [email protected] so we can add them to this roundup.

Beau & Mo’s Italian Steakhouse This St. Pete gem offers a traditional turkey dinner with all of the expected trimmings alongside its daily menu of steak, pasta and other Italian fare. Call the steakhouse at (727) 771-3690 to reserve your table for Thanksgiving (or Christmas and New Year’s Eve, too). 3 p.m.-7 p.m. 2924 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. beaunmo.com

Birch & Vine Guests have a choice between Birch & Vine’s prix-fixe holiday menu or a la carte options—but both are chock full of fall flavors and seasonal dishes. Although 2023’s menu hasn’t been released yet, a few favorites on past Thanksgiving menus include a winter pumpkin soup, apple and fennel-brined turkey breast, smoked lamb chops and a Grand Marnier and cranberry panna cotta for dessert. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. thebirchwood.com

Bon Appetit This waterfront restaurant offers a four-course Thanksgiving meal complete with holiday-inspired dishes like butternut squash and crab bisque, roast turkey and duck and a pumpkin pie dulce de leche for dessert. Additional “chef specials” like steak tartare and shrimp cocktail can be added for additional fees.
11 a.m.-9 p.m. $99 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. bonappetitrestaurant.com

Boulon Bakery The Water Street staple is offering pumpkin scones and maple glaze, and $38 pies (salted caramel apple, bourbon pretzel pecan, and pumpkin cheesecake). Orders opened on Nov. 1 via phone (813-768-9988), with a deadline of Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. Orders must be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 22. 1001 Water St., Tampa. boulontampa.com

Castile Restaurant Although this concept located inside St. Pete Beach’s Hotel Zamora is known for its Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Castile offers a Thanksgiving dinner filled with “seasonal favorites and holiday cheer.” Breakfast is served from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., but specialty dishes off of its holiday menu are available starting at noon. In past years, its Thanksgiving platter was loaded with cornbread and cranberry-stuffed cornish hen, green bean almondine and confit garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations for Castile Restaurant can be made via Opentable. Noon-8 p.m. 3701 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. thehotelzamora.com

Columbia Restaurant This Tampa-born staple offers Thanksgiving dinner, just like it has for the last 118 years. Grandma’s stuffing (Italian sausage, ground beef, chopped chicken liver, apples, water chestnuts, raisin) is on the plate along with four other sides, plus roast turkey, soup, salad and Cuban bread (and yes, you can sub for 1905 Salad at a small upcharge). Kids 10 and under pay $7, and adults pay $29. And if you want to take Columbia home, there’s a 10-person takeout feast ($195) with the same menu, plus a whole pie. Available for pickup at any Columbia location, orders must be places by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, via phone. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 22. ColumbiaRestaurant.com

The Don CeSar St. Pete Beach’s most iconic hotel offers a loaded holiday brunch where you can start your Thanksgiving off with a high-end meal or eat as much as you possibly can and pass out for the rest of the day. This truly massive brunch serves everything from made-to-order omelets, soups and salads to smoked salmon salmon, carving stations with turkey and porchetta, charcuterie boards and a variety of stir fries.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 ($50 for kids 5-12). King Charles Grand Ballroom at The Don CeSar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. doncesar.com

Epicurean Hotel The South Tampa hotel’s Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar offers a Thanksgiving buffet ($70, $20 for kids under 10) with a big ass dessert station, carving stations, homestyle sides, salad bar, soups, bread, butter and more. A sommelier-attended wine station is also part of the experience for those who wish to purchase a pairing, along with a la carte cocktails, N/A bevvies and more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. epicureanhotel.com

Fenway Hotel The Fenway’s Hew Parlor & Chophouse is kicking off its Thanksgiving feast with a whipped feta appetizer, as part of a four-course menu with notable mains—fresh herbs and paprika rubbed beef eye roast with sweet bordelaise, Creole-fried turkey with wild mushroom stuffing and giblet gravy, sage and herb-rubbed pork stuffed with caramelized onions and apples topped with a sherry cream—potato sides and desert. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $85 ($25 for kids five & up). 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin. fenwayhotel.com

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar The Fleming's salad or lobster bisque kicks off the three-course Thanksgiving Day offering, while entree choices include turkey breast, filet mignon or a 20-oz. prime bone-in ribeye. Stuffing dresses the plate along with mashed potatoes and a twist on green beans (comes with apricots and onions), plus a cinnamon orange cranberry sauce. Pick between cheesecake and carrot cake. A kids three-course meal is $26, and there are six-person catering options ($250 for turkey, $400 for petite filet) available, too. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $56-$59. 4322 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. flemingssteakhouse.com

Flor Fina Ybor City’s boutique hotel’s in-house restaurant offers a fixed-course dinner full of traditional holiday eats, but not without its signature Caribbean flare. Oyster and chorizo stuffing, prime with adobo jus and whipped manchego potatoes, anyone?
5 p.m.-10 p.m. $75 ($25 for kids 6-10).1412 E 7th Ave., Ybor City. hotelhaya.com

The Hangar Restaurant This airport-adjacent restaurant features a classic (and affordable) Thanksgiving spread at its three-course dinner, complete with all of the expected sides and desserts like pumpkin pie and a “chocolate decadence” cake. Reservations can be made by calling (727) 823-7767. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $36.95 ($16.95 for kids 10 and under). 540 1st St. S, St. Petersburg. thehangarstpete.com

Hotel Flor A petit crab cake appetizer is part of The Dan’s three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving offering, which includes roasted squash soup, wild Alaskan salmon, braised short rib, chocolate bourbon pecan tart and more. Noon-5 p.m. $60 ($25 for kids 12 & up). 905 N Florida Ave., Tampa. dineatthedan.com

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa “Prime rib and a marinated statler turkey served with several traditional side dishes, from sage sausage dressing to green bean casserole” are among the Thanksgiving Day in-restaurant and in-room dining options. The resort will also have a special menu at its Shor American Seafood Grill where carving stations, mains, cheeses and fresh seafood are on the menu. 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. hyatt.com

Lucky Tigre If you’re looking for some non-traditional holiday eats (or very traditional if you’re Pinoy), then you can order trays of mixed noodle pancit, beef lumpia, chicken adobo or lechon kawali for your Thanksgiving table. Soho-based Lucky Tigre offers a few sides, housemade drinks and Filipino desserts for catering orders, too. Pick up happens on Thanksgiving morning, but make sure you place your orders ASAP. 1101 S Howard Ave Suite B, Tampa. @theluckytigre on Instagram

Nana’s Juice Bar & Restaurant This Ybor City hotspot has all of your vegan and vegetarian needs covered this holiday season. And while Nana’s won’t be open on Thanksgiving day, there’s still plenty of time to pre-order trays of lentil meatloaf, herb-filled jackfruit, lasagna, its beloved empanadas ( $95 for 20 regular-sized or $55 for minis), pasteles filled with jackfruit and walnut meat or desserts like sweet potato or apple pie. You can place an order by DM’ing its Instagram page or by calling (813) 252-6548; all orders must be placed before Monday, Nov. 20. 1601 E 4th Ave., Ybor City. @nanas_ybor on Instagram

Rooster & the Till Seminole Heights’ Bib Gourmand-winner wants to put a turkey from Tampa’s Trailbale farms on your table— along with six sides, including milk bread rolls from Ybor City’s beloved Jamison B Breadhouse. A bottle of Spanish red wine is included in the offering that easily feeds six. Orders must be placed by noon on Nov. 10 ($590), and picked up between 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

The Rusty Pelican Guests have a choice between The Rusty Pelican’s four-course brunch experience or can enjoy a la carte options from its seasonal dinner menu. Brunch eats include dishes like chicken and waffles and steak and eggs benedict, and you can also opt for bottomless mimosas for an additional $30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $86 for brunch. 2425 N Rocky Point Dr., Tampa. therustypelicantampa.com

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Across five dining concepts, Tampa’s Hard Rock hotel offers a wide range of turkey day options including a highfalutin menu at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood ($65; heritage black turkey, garlic whipped potatoes, traditional stuffing, sweet potato streusel, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy), more casual offerings at Rise ($38; three-course menu of strawberry pecan salad, roasted turkey breast and honey glazed ham with candied sweet potatoes, green beans almondine and cornbread stuffing, as well as pumpkin pie topped with vanilla whipped cream), plus more at Rez Grill ($60) and turkey plate at Hard Rock Café. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. seminolehardrocktampa.com

Tampa Edition Tampa’s only five-star hotel gets in on turkey day this year with a $150 buffet that includes the traditional turkey and sides, plus live jazz, a caviar station and seafood raw bar. A press release says that the Edition is also offering a take-home Thanksgiving meal for 4-5 people that “features a succulent roast turkey complemented by classic accompaniments with easy-to-follow heating instructions.” The take-home meal is available for pickup Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 22-23 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and must be reserved for $525 by Thursday, Nov. 16. $150-$525. 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa. editionhotels.com

TradeWinds Island Resorts Three of TradeWinds’ dining concepts offer Thanksgiving dining options. There’s a Thanksgiving buffet at the Grand Palm Colonnade (11 a.m.-3 p.m., $55 & up), plus special entrees available at the Palm Court Italian Grill. On Turkey Day, RumFish Grill offers three holiday specials including a turkey dinner, pan-roasted halibut. Kids under 4 eat free at the Colonnade. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. tradewindsresort.com

Willa’s Although this stylish Hyde Park concept won’t be open on Thanksgiving day, there’s still plenty of time to place orders for a complete Thanksgiving feast “Big Willa Style” or perhaps just a few desserts to elevate your at-home dinner. Folks can preorder Willa’s roasted mushrooms, brioche stuffing, chocolate oatmeal pie or roasted turkey breast on its website. Favorites on its everyday menu are also available for holiday catering. Orders must be placed by Nov. 19 and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 22. 1700 W Fig St., Tampa. willastampa.com

Yacht Starship & Cruises If you have out-of-town relatives to impress this holiday season, it’s always a good idea to eat dinner on a boat. Luckily, both the Tampa and Clearwater Yacht Starships offer foolproof Thanksgiving dinners on the water, featuring classic holiday fare. Noon-7 p.m. $69.95 ( $44.95 for kids). 603 Channelside Dr., Tampa & 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater. yachtstarship.com

4 Rivers Smokehouse Folks have until 11/20 to place orders for 4 Rivers’ slow-smoked turkey, boneless ham or beef brisket for an easy, heat-and-serve dinner at home. It also offers a $65.99 “Fixins’” package loaded with cranberry chutney, sweet potato casserole and cornbread stuffing and more. 14330 North Dale Mabry Hwy.,Tampa. 4rsmokehouse.com

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