Thanksgiving In Sarasota | Sarasota Restaurants Journal
There are lots of ways to enjoy the best holiday meal of the year.
Here it is. Once again the big eat-a-thon, more commonly know as Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And, as usual the options to satisfy your tryptophan laced cravings are seemingly boundless.
Let’s just say for a minute that this year you’re not going to chain yourself to your favorite cooking appliance. But, instead, you’re at least contemplating letting someone else to the heavy lifting for you. That way you can enjoy your family, watch football or partake in whatever else the day may bring.
Good news! There are lots and lots of delicious options at many of our local Sarasota restaurants and markets. And, I do mean delicious.
Here are a few suggestions to consider if you still want the feast, but, don’t want the hassle.
This year many Sarasota restaurants will be offering Thanksgiving feasts for carryout. Please contact your favorite restaurant for their Thanksgiving menu details.
UPDATED FOR 2021
BIJOU CAFÉ (1287 First St. – Downtown) – Serving their famous “Roast Carolina Turkey” with all the trimmings for carryout, $29PP. Order by 11/23, pickup on 11/26. 941-366-8111.
BRICK’S SMOKED MEATS (1528 State St. – Downtown) – Thanksgiving dinner to-go!. Featuring their famous 14 hour USDA prime brisket, smoked turkey plus a variety of homemade sides and desserts. TO-GO ONLY – ORDER IN ADVANCE. Pickup, Thanksgiving Day, 9AM to Noon. 941-933-1435.
CAFE L’EUROPE (431 St. Armands Cir. – St. Armands) – Special three-course Thanksgiving dinner. $42.95PP. Served 11:30AM to 8PM. Carryout Thanksgiving dinner is available. Must order by 11/20. 941-388-4415.
CAFE GABBIANO (5104 Ocean Blvd. – Siesta Key) – Special Thanksgiving menu including a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Many other options are available. Dine in or carryout 2pm – 8pm. 941-349-1423.
CAFE VENICE (116 W. Venice Ave. – Venice) – Serving a Thanksgiving turkey dinner menu. Also, available are the traditional holiday sides you would expect including, Green Bean Casserole. 11:30AM to 7PM, 941-484-1855 for reservations and more info.
THE COLUMBIA RESTAURANT (411 St. Armands Cir. – St. Armands) – Not a place you would normally think of for Thanksgiving. But, they are serving a traditional holiday meal complete with “Roast Vermont Turkey” and all of the accompaniments. 11AM to close. $24PP adults, $6PP children. This same Thanksgiving meal is available to-go. Order by 11/19/20. 941-388-3987.
D’CORATO RISTORANTE (322 S. Washington Blvd. – Downtown) – Traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner for 4 to-go. Turkey with traditional side dishes. Includes dessert. $120. Order until 11/20, 941-330-1300.
DRUNKEN POET CAFE (1572 Main St. – Downtown) – For a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast this could be your spot. Think Pumpkin Curry… Open 11AM to 10PM serving their regular menu of creative Thai dishes. 941-955-8404 for reservations.
DUVAL’S (1435 Main St. – Downtown) – Traditional Thanksgiving dinner including all of the trimmings + a doggie bag of leftovers for the next days turkey sandwiches. Noon to 7PM, 941-312-4001.
EUPHEMIA HAYE (5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. – Longboat Key) – Roast goose, roast duck or sliced turkey. Pick your favorite bird! Noon to 9PM, 941-383-3633.
FLEMING’S STEAKHOUSE (2001 Siesta Dr. – Southgate) – Three-course turkey dinner. With traditional sides. $49PP. Dining room opens at 11AM. A carryout version of the traditional turkey dinner is available. $45PP. Starting at 10AM. 941-358-9463.
GROVE RESTAURANT (10670 Boardwalk Loop – LWR) – Traditional Thanksgiving dinner – adults $34.95PP, children $16.95 or The Grand Buffet – adults $44.95, children $16.95 (pre-paid online reservation required). Carryout is also available. 941-893-4321.
HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS (325 St. Judes Dr. – Longboat Key) – Three-course Thanksgiving turkey dinner. $41PP A family favorite for over 35 years. Reservations are strongly suggested. 11AM to 8PM. 941-383-0777.
LIBBY’S NEIGHBORHOOD BRASSERIE (1917 S. Osprey Ave. – Southside Village) – Regular is menu available. Plus, Libby’s Brasserie Thanksgiving plate. $23PP, 12PM to 9PM. Carryout Thanksgiving dinner feeds 6-8 people, $300. Order by 11/23. 941-487-7300.
MATTISONS CITY GRILLE (1 North Lemon – Downtown) – Traditional Thanksgiving dinner served in the restaurant. 11AM to 11PM. Special Thanksgiving dinner to-go is also available. 941-330-0440.
MATTISONS FORTY-ONE (7275 S. Tamiami Trl. – South Trail) –Traditional Thanksgiving dinner served in the restaurant. 11AM to 8PM. Special Thanksgiving dinner to-go is also available. 941-921-3400.
MICHAEL’S ON EAST (1212 East Ave. – Midtown Plaza) – A traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all of the trimmings served 2PM to 8PM., Carryout Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings available for 6 to 10 people. Order by 11/22. 941-366-0007 X224.
OPHELIA’S ON THE BAY (9105 Midnight Pass Rd. – Siesta Key) – Full regular menu. Plus traditional Thanksgiving dishes. 11AM to 8PM, 941-349-22121.
PIER 22 (1200 1st Ave. W – Bradenton) – A full, traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Including turkey, stuffing + everything else you would expect from a turkey day feast. 11AM to 10PM, 941-748-8087. Reservations recommended.
PHILLIPPI CREEK OYSTER BAR (5353 S. Tamiami Trl. – South Trail) – Full regular dining menu PLUS, an Oven Roasted Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Carryout family-style Thanksgiving dinner packages are available for 4, 8, and 12 people are available for Wed. (11/24) or Thur. (1/25) pickup. 48 advance ordering required for carryout. 11AM to 8PM. 941-925-4444.
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE (6700 S. Tamiami Trl. – South Trail) – Special 3 course Thanksgiving menu. Including oven roasted turkey breast and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Starting at 12PM, 941-942-8981
Whether you choose to do your own cooking or let one of our local Sarasota restaurants do it for you, we hope you have a tasty turkey day!