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Central Florida restaurants offering Thanksgiving Dinner options

Written By Scott Joseph On November 6, 2020


Suddenly feeling thankful? Then let’s declare Thanksgiving 2020 back on. I see there’s an open date later this month, on the 26th; are you available? Yes, I know that’s a Thursday, but the weekend is all booked up.

Of course you’re available. The question is, are you going to do the cooking or are you all cooked out? Over the last several months, so many of us have been working on our kitchen skills – cooking more dinner, learning how to bake, nurturing sourdough starters – that maybe we need a break.

Plus, large gatherings are still not recommended, so putting together a big meal when it’s just going to be you and your fellow pod mates may not sound like fun.

So you’ll be delighted to know that our Holiday Listings features 40 Central Florida restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving dinner options. Not all of them will be open on Thanksgiving Day, mind you, but will be offering turkey and other options with all the trimmings for you to pick up and reheat on the big day.

Some will have dine in service, as well. It all comes down to your comfort level. You can even mix things up – get your turkey from one restaurant, get your dressing and mashed potatoes from another, and your desserts from somewhere else. It’ll make you feel like a pilgrim (and you’ll be spreading your dining dollars around).

You can see all of the listings here. Some highlights to consider include: Knife & Spoon, the new upscale restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, which is offering its own turkey-to-go package; perennial favorite Tap Room at Dubsdread, still all-you-can eat but without the help-yourself aspect; Taverna Opa, with lamb substituted for turkey (I like the idea of a lamb drumstick); Tapa Toro with dine in and takeout options; Delaney’s Tavern with family meals for pickup; and newcomer Mia’s Italian Kitchen with a $29 three-course dine-in special.

Note that some of the restaurants listed that are offering meals for pickup have deadlines for ordering and some require pickup prior to Thanksgiving Day.

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