Thanksgiving is almost here, so you should probably start working on some plans. Avoid the dishes — and maybe even the fam — with dinner at one of Broward's finest restaurants. Here are some local spots offering T-Day meals.
Piccolo (2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a “Thanksgiving-style” wine-pairing dinner. This will be on Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. There will be four courses, including foccacia- and cornbread-style stuffing, duck confit pot pie, calabasa porotos granados, and pumpkin panna cotta. Visit piccolofl.com.
Village Café (551 Breakers Ave, Fort Lauderdale) will serve dinner on Thanksgiving day from 5 to 9:00 p.m. Courses include a caesar salad, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and cheese, and candied yams or apple crisp. This costs $29.99 for adults and $12.99 for a children’s plate Visit bit.ly/nbvthanksgiving.
Shooters Waterfront (3033 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Thanksgiving buffet starting at noon.
The carving station includes turkey, ham, and prime rib. There will be butternut squash soup, beet salad, mixed field greens salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans almondine, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin cheesecake, and caramel apple cobbler. This costs $49 per adult and $26 per child. Children 5 and under are free. Visit shooterswaterfront.com/events/.
Beauty & the Feast Bar
Beauty & the Feast (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will featured a prix fixe menu complete with four courses. This includes appetizers, salad, choice of entrée, sides, and dessert. This is from 1 to 8 p.m. and costs $49.95 per adult and $19.95 for children under 12 years old. Kids under 3 years old eat for free. Call 954-567-8070 or visit society8.com.
Truluck’s (the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2584 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be offering a Thanksgiving meal from 2 to 9 p.m. The multicourse meal includes butternut squash soup, turkey breast with traditional sides, and pumpkin pie. The cost to attend is $38 for adults and $15 for children. Visit trulucks.com.
The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille (Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton; The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is open for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The featured menu includes slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans, and mashed potatoes, with pumpkin cheesecake for an additional $10. The meal costs $38 for adults and $15 for kids. Visit thecapitalgrille.com.
Seasons 52 (The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will showcase a Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit seasons52.com.
Burlock Coast (1 N. Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale) will offer a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving dishes from noon to 9 p.m. This includes a breakfast station, hot entrees, a carving station, and more. Admission costs $95 per adult and $49 for children ages 5-12. Visit ritzcarlton.com.
NYY Steak (Seminole Casino, 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek) will serve a three-course prix fixe menu. Courses include spiced kabocha squash soup or autumnal chopped salad, turkey with traditional sides, and pumpkin crème
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Fresh Harvest (Seminole Casino, 5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek) will serve Thanksgiving eats between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This costs $38 per person and $17 for children 10 and under. Included are endless mimosas, sparkling wine, and house wine, as well as one pound of crab legs. Items on the menu include green bean casserole, roasted butternut squash soup, prime rib, sausage and fennel stuffing, turkey, smoked pork loin, turkey sausage, and plenty of dessert. Visit seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com/fresh-harvest.htm.
Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.