Turkey day should be a time for everyone to relax. Maximize your time with your family and friends by minimizing time in the kitchen and eating out instead this holiday. The Sunshine State has a bounty of quality restaurants that feature Thanksgiving Day meal options.
Head to the Rusty Pelican in Miami for either a mid-day or evening Thanksgiving meal. Brunch is served on Thanksgiving Day. For an evening meal time, delight your taste buds with a Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey and stuffing will satisfy traditionalists while aged beef and fresh seafood will delight the more adventurous. Recommendations are recommended.
Celebrate the holiday at one of Columbia Restaurant’s six locations in the state. Feast on a variety of flavors from roast Vermont turkey and stuffing to candied yams and cranberry sauce. Round out the meal with one of the restaurant’s soups or Caesar salads. Reservations are required, so plan accordingly.
Just one hour south of Tampa, Sarasota provides another Thanksgiving dining option. Marina Jack has a Thanksgiving meal menu with something to satisfy everyone in your family. Enjoy a scenic gulf-side view of the water, the marina and downtown Sarasota while exulting in savory items like turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean almandine, among other dishes. Reservations are recommended.
Join Caribe Royale in Orlando for a fall-time feast on Thanksgiving Day. Soak in the tropical decor and elegant ambience of its Tropicale Restaurant while savoring tasty food. Relax to live music from a jazz trio while mingling with friends and family. Reservations are recommended.
The Ivy House Restaurant
The Ivy House Restaurant delivers a top-notch experience for the holiday. Both locations, in Williston and Ocala, guarantee Southern charm as well as excellent food. The turn-of-the-century rooms and patio areas provide a retrospective backdrop to make new memories this season. See for yourself why Florida Trend Magazine has consistently ranked it as one of the top 400 Florida-based restaurants to try. Reservations are suggested.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
About 40 minutes Northeast of Jacksonville, Amelia Island offers another venue to ring in the holiday. Considered one of the island’s best restaurants, Omni Amelia Island Plantation has two options for Thanksgiving dining.
Guests can partake in a mid-day buffet in the Ocean Grill and Sunrise Cafe portions of the restaurant. For a more formal setting, make reservations to participate in the four-course dinner served in the sophisticated Verandah area.
Mitchell’s Fish Market
Head to Orlando’s Winter Park area to enjoy Mitchell’s Fish Market’s Thanksgiving Day offering. You and your family will savor a main dish of oven-roasted turkey with apple-herb stuffing. The meal comes with your choice of appetizer, side and dessert.
For yet another delectable dining choice, reserve your place at the Rosen Plaza for an ample Thanksgiving Buffet. Held in the elegant Grand Ballroom, the meal will feature classics such as Virginia ham and roasted turkey, as well as fresh seafood. Salad and antipasto stations balance out the meal.
From traditional turkey to fresh seafood, Florida restaurants deliver rewarding experiences on the holidays. Whether you opt for brunch or dinner, these eight sites are sure to please both you and your family this Thanksgiving.
This article is presented by Key Hyundai in Jacksonville, FL.