Broward Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is one of our country's great, ongoing American traditions. But if you're not the domestic type, the days of planning, the expense, and the mess to clean up afterward can create a major stress.

Luckily, plenty of restaurants in South Florida are happy to serve you on Thanksgiving. Not willing to completely forgo dinner at home? How about picking up a completely cooked and prepared meal with all the trimmings?

Whether you're looking to dine in or order out, if you don't want to end up at Denny's on our national day of giving thanks, you should probably plan ahead. Most restaurants won't be open at all, and those that are will fill up quickly.

Beauty & the Feast Bar and Kitchen
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-567-8070, or visit
Located on the lobby level of the Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Beauty & the Feast Bar and Kitchen will be serving a Thanksgiving feast from 1 to 8 p.m. Choose from a prix-fixe menu featuring an array of small plates, entrées, and family-style feast plates. The cost is $49.95 per adult, $19.95 for children under 12 years old, and free for kids under 3 years old. 

Diplomat Resort & Spa

3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Call 954-602-6000, or visit
The Diplomat's buffet will include a pasta station, chef's carving station with marinated slow-roasted leg of lamb, prime rib, natural-roasted turkey and oven-roasted whole organic salmon, and a dessert station. The first seating will be at 1 and 1:30 p.m. and the second seating at 3:45 and 4 p.m. in the Crystal Room. Cost is $58 for adults, $24 for children ages 6 to 12.

Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-4000.
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa will host a Thanksgiving feast in its Ocean Ballroom, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy a range of entrées featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites like green-bean casserole with mushrooms and butternut squash soup and nontraditional signature dishes like kale roasted pumpkin salad and hickory-smoked fish. Top off your meal with bottomless mimosas and dessert. Seatings begin at 2, 4, and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per adult and $37 per child. 

3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-3272, or visit
For those of you looking to get some entertainment on Thanksgiving, try Fort Lauderdale's retro-Polynesian spot, the Mai-Kai, which will be serving a special holiday meal (with or without its famous review show). For $45 to $30 per person and $15.95 for kids 12 and under, Mai-Kai will prepare patrons a pupu platter with turkey or ham and all the American fixings. Call the restaurant for more information.

3030 Ocean
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-765-3030, or visit
3030 Ocean will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu on Thursday, November 26, priced at $50 per person. The prix-fixe three-course meal will begin with roasted pumpkin soup with toasted seeds and crème fraîche, followed by a roasted turkey breast, complete with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and cranberry chutney. For dessert, the restaurant will serve a pumpkin and dark chocolate bread pudding topped with pecans, dried cherries, and a scoop of spiced ice cream. Diners can also enjoy wine pairings with their Thanksgiving dinner for an additional $20 per person, featuring a variety of wines. An à la carte menu will also be available as well as the regular dinner menu. 

Steak 954
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-414-8333, or visit
Stephen Starr's Steak 954 will be offering an à la carte holiday meal this Thanksgiving. In additional to its regular menu, the restaurant will be presenting seasonal specials like a turkey dinner with white or dark meat, turkey sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes and cranberry chutney, sweet potato purée with caramelized marshmallows, cornbread biscuits, Graphton aged cheddar mornay, charred corn relish, and pumpkin souffle with Scotch caramel, spiced pepitas. Dinner will be served on Thursday, November 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m.

Burlock Coast
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-302-6460, or visit
Burlock Coast at the Ritz-Carlton will be offering a Turkey Day feast for $65 per person. Diners can choose any four items from a special holiday menu, along with two sides and unlimited desserts from the dessert buffet. Raw bar and charcuterie is available à la carte. In addition, Burlock Coast will offer its regular kids menu and an optional bottomless drink special for $30 per person that includes house wines, mimosas, draft beer, and a "pilgrim" rum punch. 

Frankey’s Sports Bar and Adena Grill & Wine Bar
900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach. Call 954-464-2333, or visit
This year, give thanks at Frankey’s Sports Bar and Adena Grill & Wine Bar in Hallandale. First head over Frankey’s located in The Village at Gulfstream Park for a Thanksgiving lunch while watching football. The restaurant will be serving a slow-roasted turkey sandwich featuring GMO-free organic turkey breast on homemade ciabatta, cranberry remoulade, and arugula served with hand-cut sweet potato fries. For dinner, visit Adena Grill & Wine Bar, which is offering a three-course menu for $39 per person. The menu includes a seasonal calabaza soup with pumpkin seeds, micro beets, and cranberry crème fraîche. The second course is Adena Grill’s take on a traditional turkey dinner featuring organic Adena Farms white and dark turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, house-made cranberry relish, and, of course, turkey gravy. 

III Forks
501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach. Call 954-457-3920, or visit
III Forks Prime Steakhouse is will be offering a four-course dinner at both of its South Florida locations from 3 to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. III Forks' Thanksgiving dinner will include traditional Thanksgiving entrée choices like a spice-rubbed holiday turkey with grandma’s gravy, fresh cranberry-orange relish, sausage sage cornbread dressing, creamed potatoes, maple-glazed yams, and roasted autumn vegetables. Other entrée choices include roast beef tenderloin or a Vermont-maple-glazed Atlantic salmon with coconut-infused jasmine rice and roasted autumn vegetables. Dessert is a smorgasbord of sweet treats. Dinner is $47 for adults and children under 12 can order soup or salad, entrée, and dessert for $17. 

Sublime Restaurant & Bar
1431 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-615-1431, or visit
Thanksgiving is not necessarily supposed to be about gorging on tons of meat. For anyone looking to celebrate the holiday sans animal products, Sublime — one of Fort Lauderdale's best known vegan-vegetarian restaurants — is preparing a three-course vegan meal. Guests start off with Waldorf salad and get to choose from Gardein "turkey" or stuffed roasted acorn squash, followed by pumpkin "cheesecake" or apple pie à la mode. It's an option to really be thankful for. Dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m.

Old Heidelberg
900 W. State Road 84 in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-6747, or visit
Thanksgiving may not be a traditional German celebration, but the folks at Old Heidelberg still know how to party for any occasion. (Hint: It's all about the beer.) This über-kitschy German spot draws quite the Thanksgiving Day crowd. In addition to its regular menu, Old Heidelberg is offering a selection of holiday specials ranging from $15 to $25, including traditional turkey and honey-roasted ham, Bavarian schnitzel, and Zigeuner goulash. As usual, lederhosen are always welcome but optional. Early reservations are highly recommended.

McCoy's Oceanfront
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-782-0100, or visit
McCoy’s Oceanfront, the beachfront restaurant at Marriott Pompano Beach, will host a host a four-course Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. with the addition of a carving station. The meal kicks off with an amuse bouche of oysters Rockefeller, followed by a creamy autumn vegetable and pear bisque. Entrée selections include sweet potato and pecan encrusted cobia or peppercorn encrusted ribeye au poivre. For dessert, guests have a choice of eggnog crème brûlée or pumpkin cheesecake. The menu is priced at $52 for adults, $16 for children ages 12 and under. Feeling fancy? The hotel's Home Away From Home for the Holidays package includes overnight accommodations (based on a two-night minimum stay), daily buffet breakfast at McCoy’s Oceanfront, a special delivery of a gingerbread house kit for in-room family fun, kids club access for one-half day for up to two children, a 15 percent discount on all treatments at SiSpa, and a Shopper's savings book courtesy of the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

Whole Foods Market
Multiple locations.
Whole Foods is offering a plethora of Thanksgiving to-go specials this holiday season, which customers can order online or in-store from November 1 to 22. Offerings include appetizers, side dishes, platters, and entire Thanksgiving dinners with all the fixings. Family-style options, which serve four to eight people, include the organic turkey dinner package with whole roasted turkey served with gravy, organic traditional herb stuffing and organic mashed potatoes. Customers can end their dinner on a sweet note with pies and cakes, including the Southern Sweetness pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Thanksgiving orders must be placed no later than Sunday, November 22. All orders must be picked up by Thursday, November 26. All cancelations must be made no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled pick up time. Customers can visit for a complete holiday catering menu, or visit their local Whole Foods Market. 

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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