Sometimes Thanksgiving is more stressful than enjoyable. Traveling, time spent in the kitchen, and all the clean up after the guests leave isn’t always how people want to spend their day. If you’re vacationing here, or just want a day off for once, take a look at some of the places serving up a hearty meal in Orlando on Thanksgiving.
Enjoy a locally inspired holiday spread at Citron at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes featuring items from the resort’s onsite Whisper Creek Farm, along with a champagne and wine bar, seasonal items and a fun children’s buffet. 2-8 p.m. $75 for adults; $30 children 12 and under. Also at Grande Lakes, Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando will feature a festive southern-style Thanksgiving spread with traditional items and a variety of farm-fresh southern sides. Noon-9 p.m. $120 for adults, $50 children 12 and under.
At American Kitchen Bar & Grill at B Resort & Spa, choose from pecan-wood fire-roasted organic turkey or bourbon-glazed country ham and an array of delicious sides, then finish off with a slice of Southern-style sweet potato pie. Noon-10 p.m. Starting at $29 per adult; Kids Menu starting at $10.
There are two different options at the Four Seasons Orlando, including a buffet at Ravello with traditional turkey as well as artisanal pasta and more. $115 per adult, $45 per child. The other option is at Capa, which includes a special Thanksgiving entree and dessert, in addition to an a la carte dinner. $58 per adult, $29 per child.
For something lively and entertaining, head to Raglan Road at Disney Springs. Turkey and sides will be served all day, but starting at 4:30, there will be live Irish music and dancing. $28 for adults, $14 for children.
Wine Bar George is featuring a traditional turkey dinner plate, as well as pumpkin pie. Select items from their regular menu are also available. Reservations start at 11am. $32 for adults, $16 for children.
Guests can enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner at Bull & Bear. This dining experience includes an extensive, traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. $125 for adults, $60 for children.
Caribe Royale’s restaurant, Tropicale, is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet featuring carving stations, entrees, desserts and more. There will also be a live jazz band. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. $55 for adults, $18 for children.
Tony Roma’s on International Drive is offering a three-course turkey dinner including soup or salad, roasted turkey with sides and seasonal cobbler for dessert. Noon-11 p.m. $29 for adults, kid’s menu available for $16.
Urban Tide will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu with both traditional turkey and sides as well as options such as Gnocchi and lobster tail. $60 per person.
Both area locations of Seasons 52 will serve turkey, sides and pumpkin pie along with their full menu during regular hours. $27.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids.
Tapa Toro is serving up an exciting prix fixe menu, including three courses of Spanish eats. There will also be a Flamenco performance. 11am-11pm, $27 per person.
For a fun night out, try Taverna Opa. They are offering a prix fixe Greek menu, and late night dancing. 12pm-11pm, $25 per person.
Meals To Go:
For those who like to host, but don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, Swine and Sons is serving up turkey, sides, sauces and everything in between to take home. Orders must be placed by November 16th, pickup in store November 19th-21st.
If you have the turkey but need sides to accompany it, check out Golden Plum. From cranberry sauce to maple bourbon glazed carrots, they have you covered. Pricing based per person, $350 minimum.
Just the Bird:
If you’re feeling ambitious and like to do the cooking yourself, Orlando Meats has two sizes of birds available for purchase. Pickup on November 21st.
Lake Meadow Naturals is taking pre-orders for their flock on a first-come-first-served basis. Heritage breeds like the white midgets range from 10-16 pounds and bronze turkeys weigh in at 20-30 pounds. $4.95/pound.