Thanksgiving is about family, food and togetherness. Many people prefer to stay home and cook the Thanksgiving turkey, while others let friends and family do the cooking. But there is a third option, going out to eat. You still get the family, food and togetherness, but without the time spent in the kitchen making the dinner or the clean-up afterwards. I know this isn’t for everyone. We went out to dinner last year, and my niece complained bitterly as she wanted her homemade mac and cheese, but we were happy to not have to cook. This year, we are staying in, but next year, who knows?

If you are looking to eat out for Thanksgiving this year, here is a list of restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Time: 11am – 4pm
Type: Grand Buffet Price: Adults: $79 / Children 6 – 12 years old: $34 Special inclusions: Complimentary Mimosas Featuring Fall Mimosas – Apple cider, pear, grape, white cranberry, pumpkin ale. Duo – Piano & Bass or Sax
We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full dinner menu, we’ll be offering our Executive Chef’s take on Thanksgiving favorites.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Meal for only $20 ($14 for children under 12 years of age)! Meal includes: Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce
Enjoy a buffet featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites with a Spencer’s twist. Located in the Hilton Orlando.
Bites & Bubbles
Bites & Bubbles will be open Thanksgiving Day from 12noon until 8pm serving your Thanksgiving favorites. Three Course Thanksgiving Dinner for only $39 per person. For more information visit www.bitesbubbles.com/thanksgiving-menu
Eddie V’s – Orlando
Thanksgiving at Eddie V’s. Join us for an exquisite turkey dinner with all the traditional trimmings. Adults $42; Children $15. Need more to be thankful for? Our full dinner menu will also be available.
Texas de Brazil – Orlando
Opening early at 11am and serving our dinner menu alongside holiday favorites all day long.
The Capital Grille – I Drive
We invite you to make our dining room yours on Thanksgiving Day. Alongside our full dinner menu, we’ll be offering our Executive Chef’s take on Thanksgiving favorites.
Seasons 52 – Orlando
Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, like traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes. And finish your experience with a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence, or two. Now accepting reservations.
Enjoy a Fogo Holiday Churrasco Feast of indulgent fire-roasted meats and seasonal recipes exclusive to the holidays. Dinner price all day Thanksgiving.
The Palm Orlando
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family at The Palm! Savor selections like Herb Roasted Hand Carved Turkey, Lobster Bisque, Creamed Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Cranberry Bash, and more. Our dinner menu will also be available on Thanksgiving. We look forward to enjoying the holiday with you!
Cafe Tu Tu Tango – Orlando
Join us for a bottomless Thanksgiving feast!
Mama Della’s Ristorante at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Join us on Thanksgiving Day for a family feast at Mama Della’s Ristorante! Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you!
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Winter Park
Our chef’s traditional 3-course feast includes a soup or salad starter, hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing and your choice of one of Ruth’s three most popular personal sides, finished off with our dessert duo. Or enjoy a favorite from our full dinner menu.
We will be serving a four course pre-fixe menu in celebration of the holiday.
Price will be $110++ per adult with an optional $55++ wine pairing per person. Children’s menu for kids 12 and under. We require a $25 per person deposit to finalize your reservations.
Christini’s Ristorante Italiano
Join us for a traditional turkey dinner for just $44.50 per person (children 12 and under half price)! Special Thanksgiving hours are 1:00pm – 9:00pm. In addition to this special holiday offering we will be serving our regular menu . Looking forward to seeing you there!
Join us for a special Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday November 22. Featuring our Stuffed Turkey Roulade in addition to our award-winning seafood menu.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Orlando
Our chef’s traditional 3-course feast includes a soup or salad starter, hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing and your choice of one of Ruth’s three most popular personal sides, finished off with our dessert duo. Or enjoy a favorite from our full dinner menu.
Seasons 52 – Altamonte Springs
Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, like traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes. And finish your experience with a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence, or two. Now accepting reservations.
Slate
Gather Around With Family And Friends At SLATE To Gobble Up A $29.95 Three Course Thanksgiving Feast. $14.95 Kids Thanksgiving Dinner & Dessert.
Gyu-Kaku – Orlando
We’re OPEN for Thanksgiving! Bring your friends & family and celebrate with us!
Wine Bar George
Join us for Turkey Day! A traditional Thanksgiving plate will be available for $32 per person for adults, $16 for kids (9 and under) and Pumpkin Pie for $10 per person. Select items from regular menu available in addition to more than 140 wines to choose from by the glass, bottle or ounce.
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Orlando
Start a new Thanksgiving Tradition!  Make your Morton’s reservation for Thursday, November 22. For a limited time only, join us for Côte de Boeuf and/or Steak & Lobster Oscar. Offer varies by location. Open at 1pm.
Chez Vincent & Hannibal’s on the Square
Join us for Thanksgiving dinner with our regular menu and many Thanksgiving specials. Open from 4 pm-10 pm
blu on the Avenue
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Meal for only $22! Meal includes: Roasted Turkey, Autumn Brussels Sprouts, Herbed Cornbread Stuffing, Turkey Gravy, Sweet Corn Casserole, Cranberry-Orange Gelee
Taverna Opa – Orlando
$25 Prix Fixe Menu Available (not including tax or gratuity) + Regular menu also available!
First Course: Choice of Horiatiki “Traditional Greek Salad”, Spanakopita, or Keftedes Second Course: Choice of Chicken Kebob, Beef Tenderloin Kebob, or Kleftiko
Third Course: Loukoumades “Greek Donuts”
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
Join us This Thanksgiving from 3pm-9pm offering our regular menu and also a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $33.
Join us for a special Thanksgiving Dinner at Vines featuring a special dinner from 11:30am – 9:00pm. $39 adults and $15 children. Regular menu also available.
Columbia Restaurant – Celebration
Roast turkey with Columbia stuffing. Other sides include sautéed carrots and string beans, sweet potato casserole, whipped potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. $23 for adults, $6 for children under 10. The regular dinner menu also is available all day.
Tapa Toro
$27 Prix Fixe Menu Available (not including tax or gratuity)
Appetizer: White Bean Soup
Entree: Carved Porchetta served with Chorizo Stuffing and Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts Dessert: Cranberry Tart – Reservations Recommended
Canvas Restaurant and Market
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning where you want to enjoy this festive holiday. Make a reservation at one of the best restaurants for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner and we’ll make sure your holiday is a special one. We look forward to serving you!
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning where you want to enjoy this festive holiday. Make a reservation at one of the best restaurants for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner and we’ll make sure your holiday is a special one. We look forward to serving you!
Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Join us for a Thanksgiving Day Feast! Featuring family entertainment with Universal Orlando™ characters, face painter and balloonists. Our buffet includes a wide array of fresh salads, raw bar, charcuterie, ceviche station, churrasco station, carving station, freshly baked pastries and desserts.
B.B. King’s Blues Club – Orlando
Join for a special Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet from 11am-4pm. Enjoy made-to-order omelet station, carving station, desserts & pastries feat. a cookie decoration station and buffet with applewood smoked bacon, sausage links, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, Our Famous Lip Smacking Ribs and more!
310 Park South
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Meal for only $20 ($14 for children under 12 years of age)! Meal includes: Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce

Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Please join us for a special holiday brunch including live music, Universal characters, face painting and more!
La Luce
Please join us in La Luce to celebrate the holiday! From 3-6pm, we will be featuring a family style menu for all guests to enjoy. From 6pm-close we will have our family style menu along with our a la carte menu available. For more information and to view our menu please visit laluceorlando.com
Landry’s Seafood House – Orlando
Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner! We will be serving a special plated Thanksgiving dinner featuring sliced turkey breast and traditional sides.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Lake Mary
Our chef’s traditional 3-course feast includes a soup or salad starter, hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with sausage and herb stuffing and your choice of one of Ruth’s three most popular personal sides, finished off with our dessert duo. Or enjoy a favorite from our full dinner menu.
Buca di Beppo – (Florida Mall, Maitland, Celebration and Orlando)
Buca di Beppo is open on Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd. Book your table to enjoy a relaxing traditional Thanksgiving meal, or order from regular menu featuring our authentic Italian cuisine. Parties of all sizes are welcome!
Celebrate the day of thanks with seasonal specials including Sweet Potato Soup, Toasted Pecan Peach Salad, Herb Infused Turkey, Pineapple Ham and Pumpkin Cheese.
Pricing from $7– $29.
Reservations recommended.
Shula’s 347 Grill – The Westin Lake Mary
Join us for a special Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner!
310 Nona
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Meal for only $20 ($14 for children under 12 years of age)! Meal includes: Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce
Lakeside Bar + Grill
Join us for our Thanksgiving Feast Buffet! Enjoy Live Jazz while enjoying the holidays with your loved ones.
$59.00 Adults/ $24.00 Kids 6-12 years old
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM *reservations include complimentary fall inspired mimosas
Cafe Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek
Time: 10am – 8pm Adults: $69.95, plus 6.5% sales tax & 18% taxable service charge
Children (Ages 4-11): $29.95, plus 6.5% sales tax & 18% taxable service charge
Price includes unlimited champagne and mimosa’s (for adults 21 & up), Complimentary valet parking & 25% discount for Florida residents
Andiamo
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family at Andiamo and enjoy our four course prix-fixe menu. A la carte dinner menu will also be available on Thanksgiving. We look forward to enjoying the holiday with you!
Forte at Reunion Resort
Give thanks around inspired Thanksgiving specials; Seafood & Corn Chowder, Warm Duck Salad, Tachinno Di Natale, Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie.
Pricing from $7 to $25.
Reservations recommended.
Café Gauguin at Rosen Centre
Join us for the Holiday Brunch from 11am to 7pm.
$47.95++ Adults, $17.95++ Kids 4-12
La Cuisine French Restaurant
We will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving menu for $35, from noon to 5pm last seating.
Market Kitchen & Bar
Please see our menu for our upcoming Thanksgiving Day Buffet. We look forward to having you join us and Special guest star Miranda Madison will be performing throughout the entire Buffet. https://www.facebook.com/MirandaMADisonMusic/
Photo courtesy of T. Sackton