UPDATE: Unless you own a time machine we assume you will be happier with our current list of Broward Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2015 and Palm Beach County Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2015.
This year, forget the long lines at the grocery stores, the piles of dirty dishes taking over your kitchen, and all that sweating and laboring over the stove.
Instead, why not take the drama out of your Thanksgiving dinner by taking the family to one of the many dozens of local restaurants preparing a special holiday meal? It's all the mouth-watering memories you'll ever need — without the cleanup!
From high-end steak houses to a diner preparing plate-by-plate to a variety of all-you-can-eat spots to fixed-price menus, Palm Beach County's eateries have your Thanksgiving covered this year.
A familiar holiday outpost, Ruth's Chris Steak House — with locations across Florida, including in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach — will be serving its three-course Thanksgiving menu priced $37.95 per adult ($12.95 for kids) on Thursday, November 28, from 5 to 10 p.m. The meal includes a choice of starter, a complete turkey dinner served with your choice of side items, and dessert of pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla ice cream.
This Boca Raton restaurant located in the heart of Mizner Park and known for its good food and excellent service will offer both this year with a three-course prix-fixe meal priced at $34.95 for adults ($14.95 for kids 12 years and younger). What will you get? A starter salad followed by a roast turkey dinner complete with all the fixings or a choice of root-beer-glazed ham (and sides), finished with a pecan pie or pumpkin pie for dessert. The restaurant will be open from noon to 10 p.m. For reservations, call 561-395-1662.
Give Thanksgiving a bit of an Irish feel this year by visiting Slainte Irish Pub, which is serving dinner all day from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., all the while serving an incredible prix-fixe meal at just $14.95 per person. That includes a choice of turkey with all the trimmings or maple-glazed ham — and all your favorite Irish fare, of course. There will also be a variety of drink specials to help wash down all that food. Call 561-742-4190.
This Thanksgiving, join III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens, where executive chef Tommy Nevill will serve a four-course holiday meal priced at $45.95 per adult ($15.95 for kids younger than 12). You'll start with salad and soup, followed by an entrée selection that includes a spice-rubbed holiday turkey with cranberry-orange relish, sausage sage cornbread, creamed corn, maple-glazed yams, and mashed potatoes. For those who don't want the traditional turkey, you'll also get a choice of tenderloin or maple-glazed salmon. Finish with a selection of desserts. The restaurant will be open 4 to 9 p.m.; reservations are encouraged.
6. Deck 84
For a meal with a waterfront view, visit Deck 84 in Delray Beach. The restaurant that's half-indoors, half-out will provide Thanksgiving on the Intracoastal with a traditional holiday dinner or the option to order from the Floribbean-style menu with specialties like Caribbean conch chowder, hearts of palm salad, mango-barbecue-glazed snapper with Caribbean rice and peas, a charred pineapple salsa, and a poached spiced pineapple with rum coconut custard for dessert. Guests also have the option to mix and match from two prix fixe menus. The restaurant is open 1 to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
5. 3800 Ocean
Inside the Palm Beach Marriott Beach Resort and Spa on Singer Island, you'll find 3800 Ocean, which will serve a Thanksgiving feast all day long. Start with breakfast and brunch from 8 to 11 a.m., featuring a chef-attended omelet station, French toast, pancakes, bacon, and tons of other delicious breakfast fare. The cost is $25.95 per adult ($12.95 for kids 12 years and younger). The morning fare is followed by dinner, offered from noon to 4 p.m. with an array of starters, entrées (roasted turkey, spiral-cut ham, or herb-roasted salmon), and tons of sides and desserts. The cost is $46 per adult ($16 for kids ages 12 years and younger).
4. Prime Delray
For a sophisticated turkey — or hey, even Thanksgiving steak — Prime, located off Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue, will feature a swank menu offering a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Among crystal chandeliers and marble floors, you'll be dining in style and savoring it all for just $27.96 per person. That includes a free-range organic turkey, salad and soup, stuffing, and all the fixings. Regular menu items, including sushi and steak, will also be available. Reservations begin at noon.
Cucina Dell'Arte in Palm Beach, best-known for small plates and seafood, will be doing an all-day take on Thanksgiving, along with its family of restaurants, including E.R. Bradley's Saloon in West Palm Beach and Nick and Johnnies in Palm Beach. The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. and will serve a variety of holiday specials throughout the day covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacking.
2. Cafe Boulud
This Thanksgiving, why not really treat your family to a three-course meal at Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach? From 1 to 9 p.m., the restaurant will serve a feast prepared by chef Rick Mace and pastry chef Eric Snow. The menu will cover everything from appetizers like venison and foie gras terrine to entrées including a roasted heritage turkey, wild salmon, or filet mignon as the main course. The sweeter side of things will offer specialty desserts like a traditional pumpkin pie, apple tart, and carrot cake. The three-course prix fixe dinner is $75 per person, $30 per child 10 and under, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. For reservations, call 561-655-6060.
For the past six years, Dada — and the entire Subculture Restaurant Group, including the Dubliner in Boca Raton and Howley's and Longboards in West Palm Beach — have celebrated Thanksgiving Day by saying "thank you" to the people who help make their restaurants a success. Proceeds from the holiday sales at each restaurant are donated to various local charities, including the Delray Achievement Center. This year, the group hopes to break $10,000, and if you're thinking about making it a meal to remember, act now and make a reservation at your favorite spot. As usual, Dada will be doing its traditional, sit-down, three-course Thanksgiving feast, and — because the holiday falls within the celebration of Hanukkah for the first time — expect to see special dishes like a halva bread stuffing. Desserts will also be a new twist on familiar favorites; think apple cobbler and pumpkin mousse instead of pie. It will be a cheat day you'll never forget. The restaurant will be open at 5 p.m. and seats as many as 200 before closing. The cost is $18.95 to $23 per person.
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