Where to Eat for Thanksgiving in Tampa Bay and Orlando

If you’re like me, you’re just trying to sit back and relax on Thanksgiving Day with a few plates laying around. Here’s some options for spending Thanksgiving in Tampa Bay and Orlando:

4 Rivers Smokehouse Indulge in a variety of foods for up to 20 people including main courses, Fixins Package, and a sweet treat from the 4R Bakery. Order no later than Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. and pickup available on Nov. 22 (all orders will be cold and come with reheating instructions). Another option for the holiday season is their Premier Offering collection featuring brisket, prime rib, and smoked salmon available for order through 4 Rivers website or Goldbelly. $29.99-$399. Various locations.

7th + Grove Friendsgiving is a dinner experience that is a prelude to the holidays with table games, discussions, and premium wine/liquor tasting. Dress code strongly recommended. $65. Nov. 21 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 1930 E 7th Ave., Tampa, (813) 649-8422.

American Social The annual Drinksgiving is back with a live DJ, bomb food, and handcrafted cocktails. Guests who sign up here will be offered a complimentary welcome drink from Skye or Wild Turkey. Nov. 22 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. #107, Tampa, (813) 605-3333.

Bahama Breeze Guests can take an island-inspired twist on Thanksgiving with dishes including slow-cooked Jerk Chicken, Cranberry-Pineapple Chutney, and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake for dessert and more. Dinner is available for dine-in or takeout as a Family Bundle. Various locations.

Bob Evans Farmhouse Feasts return so guests can spend time making memories this holiday season. Guests can order one of the feasts or a Thanksgiving Hot Meal for Thanksgiving online or by visiting a Bob Evans location. Delivery is available for Farmhouse Feast orders placed through Nov. 21st. FYI, all locations will be open the day of between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $12.29-$159.99. Various locations.

Boulon Bakery An array of fall flavors including Thanksgiving Pies in three varieties and Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze. Order pies by emailing [email protected] or calling. Deadline to order is Nov. 21 by 3 p.m. and pick up no later than Nov. 22. Pies are $38. 1001 Water St., Tampa, (813) 768-9988.

Boxi Park Lake Nona Party Thanksgiving Eve for Drinksgiving…it’s like pre-gaming sorta. $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Nov. 22 6 p.m.-midnight. 6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., Orlando, (407) 536-9666.

Café Tu Tu Tango Enjoy a Thanksgiving bottomless brunch with a holiday carving station. The regular menu will be served 4 p.m.-10 p.m. $39.22 per person. Reservations recommended. 8625 International Dr., Orlando, (407) 248-2222.

Columbia Restaurants All locations offer a convenient, fully prepared meal that includes a 12-lb. whole Vermont turkey, stuffing, the iconic 1905 Salad, and sides so you can chill and sit on the couch. Place orders via phone by Nov. 16 for pickup on Nov. 22 between 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $195. Various locations.

Common Dialect Beerworks Kick off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving brunch featuring Mexican-inspried dishes and the brewery teams up with Bright Land Coffee to create a Chiapas Mocha Porter, which will be on draft and canned. $43. Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.  5023 N Florida Ave., Tampa, (813) 443-6659.

Cooper’s Hawk A prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner including Butternut Squash Soup, Slow Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy, and Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. $34.99 for adults, $14.99 for children 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

Coppertail Brewing Co. The annual event benefitting Metropolitan Ministries is back for the 12th year. No entry fee but bring $10-$15 to purchase food items during the scavenger hunt. Various locations.

Cru Cellars A Thanksgiving wine tasting where you can sip on the finest wines and snack on holiday-inspired small bites. $75. Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. 2506 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, (813) 831-1117.

Eddie V’s A Thanksgiving celebration with options like Slow-Roasted Turkey with gravy, Brioche Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, hand-whipped Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie Tartlet. Add live music, Veuve Clicquot champagne, and signature cocktails and it’s a party! Reservations recommended. November 23 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Various locations.

Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar The Thanksgiving Experience comes with an extravagant buffet that includes a table side martini cart and sommelier-attended wine station, soups, carving stations, dessert sides, and more. Nov. 23 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Reservations recommended. $70 for adults, $20 for children under 10. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-8726.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Preorder your Thanksgiving feast online and sit back and relax for the festivities. Order by November 18 for pickup November 21-22. $159.95 for 6 servings. 1562 N Mills Ave., Orlando, (407) 581-9861.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar The steakhouse will be open Thanksgiving Day at all locations and serve a three-course Thanksgiving and children’s menu. The regular dinner menu will be offered throughout the day. Celebrate the day at home with a Thanksgiving bundle for 6 or order á la carte sides, turkey, or filet for 6. Reservations recommended. Nov. 23 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thanksgiving menu starts $56 or $59 depending on the location, children’s menu is $26. Various locations.

Flor Fina Bask in the holiday with a 3-course family-style dinner featuring dishes like Seared Salmon, sides, and desserts. $75 for adults, children 6-12, free for children under 5. 1412 E 7th Ave., Tampa, (813) 462-9660.

Forbici Modern Italian Savor the pumpkin flavor with the Pumpkin Patch Espresso Martini, made with real pumpkin puree. Accompany it with the Burrata Pistachio appetizer. 1633 W Snow Ave., Tampa, (813) 251-8001.

Golden Corral Whether dine-in or ordering to-go, the popular buffet does all the work so guests can spend quality time together. All locations will be open Thanksgiving Day too. The deadline to pre-order is Nov. 20. Various locations.

HEW Parlor & Chophouse A culinary delight with three-courses served family style. Reservations recommended. Nov. 23 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $85 per adult, $25 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, (727) 683-5990.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort Gather and feast at the buffet featuring upscale versions of classic dishes. Reservations recommended. $82 for adults, $40 for children 12 and under. Nov. 23 noon-9pm. 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, (407) 239-3900.

JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Its signature Latitude 28 restaurant hosts a special Thanksgiving with a three-course prix-fixe offering and enjoy three new festive fall cocktails at Latitude 28 and rooftop restaurant The Deep End. Dinner starts at 3 p.m. on November 23. Reservations recommended. $99 per adult, a $10-20 a la carte children’s menu is available. 691 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, (727) 677-6000.

Keel Farms Let the winery feed you and your family with a simple online order. Each meal serves 5 people. Pickup meals either November 21 or 22. $200. 5202 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, (813) 752-9100.

KellyBronze Each turkey package comes with a thermometer and cooking instructions to ensure your turkey is perfect. Turkeys will be delivered within the week leading up to Thanksgiving. $148-415 based on size.

Kona Grill The restaurant kicks off their holiday offerings with options like Macadamia Nut Turkey, Traditional Roasted Turkey, Pumpkin Old Fashioned, and Pumpkin Pie. Kid’s portions are available for dine-in and takeout orders (preorder online starting Nov. 13). Thanksgiving reservations and takeout available Nov. 23-26. $16-70. Various locations.

Lilac An elevated celebration of gratitude and abundance with a four-course prix-fixe menu curated by Partner Chef John Fraser and the culinary team. Reservations recommended. $175 per person. Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa, (813) 771-8022. @lilactampa on Facebook.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen A Thanksgiving special includes a three-course prix fixe menu with starters, main courses, and dessert. $49 per adult, $29 per child. Reservations recommended. 8717 International Dr., Orlando, (407) 601-7130.

Naked Farmer Host Friendsgiving and show the bestie gang how much they’re loved with Roast Turkey with Gravy, Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and more. $20-765. Various locations.

Paddlefish Feast your way through a delish traditional dinner with Herb-Roasted Turkey, Andouille cornbread stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish, and pan gravy. $29 per adult, $12 per child. Reservations recommended. 1670 Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, (407) 934-2628.

Portofino Bay Hotel A feast to remember with prix fixe Italian dining at Bice Ristorante. A children’s menu is available for those 10 and under. Reservations recommended. $85 for prix fixe menu. Nov. 23 4:15 p.m.-9 p.m. 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, (407) 503-1415.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando A Thanksgiving Day buffet featuring an array of soups, salads, entrees, and sides. $29.95 for adults, $20.95 for children 6-10, free for children 5 and under, 25% senior discount. Nov. 23 4 p.m.-9 p.m. 9000 International Dr., Orlando, (407) 996-8585.

Rosen Plaza Enjoy a cornucopia of delights like pumpkin seed and pesto crusted turkey breast, Dijon and brown sugar glazed pork loin. Reservations recommended. Nov. 23 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $55.95 for adults, $23.95 for children 4-11, 3 and under free. 9700 International Dr., Orlando, (407) 996-9702.

Sal Rosa Create new traditions with an unforgettable dinner. Reservations recommended. Nov. 23 2 p.m.-8 p.m. $75 per adult, $35 for children under 12. 601 N Florida Ave., Tampa, (813) 999-8214.

Seasons 52 Guests can enjoy a traditional dinner with freshly prepared classics or celebrate at home with one of the restaurant’s Green Boxes with all the fixins. Order a Green Box now for pickup on November 22 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations recommended for dine-in and $225 for Green Box with 4-6 servings. Various locations.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Menu specials at the five dining venues include a traditional menus with Heritage Black Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, and an array of sides. $12-65. Nov. 23 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, (866) 388-4263.

Steelbach Fuel up for all the Black Friday shopping with brunch including the faves, specials, and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Nov. 24 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 1902 N Ola Ave., Tampa, (813) 693-5478.

STK Orlando Dine at home or at the restaurant with STK specials featuring Roasted Free-Range Turkey with all the sides and trimmings plus Pumpkin Pie. The offer is available Nov. 23-26 for dine-in, preorders are going on currently. Reservations recommended for dine-in. $64 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under; takeout $124 for two servings, $64 for single serving. 1580 E Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, (407) 917-7440.

Tampa EDITION Spend this Thanksgiving Day surrounded by loved ones at their Thanksgiving Day Buffet or celebrate at home with a Thanksgiving Turkey To Go (place an order by Nov. 16 for pickup Nov. 22 and 23 10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Reservations recommended for the buffet and placing a to go order. $150-525. 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa, (813) 221-4600.

Terralina Crafted Italian Indulge in the spirit of the holiday with a crafted holiday meal and drinks. $14-29. Reservations recommended. 1650 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, (407) 934-8888.

Timpano Hyde Park Celebrate this Thanksgiving with a prix fixe menu with select dishes and wine pairings. A full dinner menu is available too. Reservations recommended. 1610 W Swann Ave., Tampa, (813) 254-5870.

The Brass Tap Have fun with trivia, cocktails, beer and food specials the night before all the festivities. Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. 781 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, (407) 420-7479. @brasstapwaterford on Facebook.

The Capital Grille Enjoy a chef-prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an upscale twist. Guests can order a bundle of Thanksgiving sides to eat at home also. Place a pre-order for pickup on Nov. 22 or 23. Reservations recommended. Various locations.

The Don CeSar Head over to the annual Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet in the King Charles Ballroom with multiple stations for a seamless experience. Reservations recommended. $50 for children 5-12, $150 per adult. November 23 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (844) 338-1501.

True Food Kitchen Give your oven a break and let them handle the pies and sides. Order by Nov. 21 and must order 24 hours in advance. $84. Various locations.

Wagamama Book Friendsgiving and slurp, sip, and give hella thanks. Reservations recommended. 1050 Water St., Tampa, (813) 429-9242.

Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Let the crew handle everything and sit back while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving feast overlooking the views. Reservations recommended. Nov. 23 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. $69.95 for adults, $44.95 for children. Various locations.