Cooking a Thanksgiving meal takes work. In recent years, many have decided to dodge the stress and visit their local restaurants for a hassle-free Thanksgiving Day. Fortunately, Tampa is filled with many fantastic restaurants and many have decided that it’s essential to stay open and offer a Thanksgiving-themed dining experience. Ditch the apron this year. Here are some restaurants you can visit in Tampa Bay for a Thanksgiving meal.
The Rusty Pelican Tampa
The Rusty Pelican will be offering a three-course menu for its Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The large brunch menu will include chilled seafood, salt-roasted turkey, Farro Island salmon, filet mignon and egg benedict, plus multiple dessert options. For brunch, adults are $65 and children are $35. The restaurant will also be offering an a la carte dinner from 4-9 p.m.
2425 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa | (813) 281-1943
Columbia is serving up a Thanksgiving special alongside its regular dinner menu. Thanksgiving offerings include turkey with Columbian stuffing, sides of pecan casserole, sweet potatoes and green beans. An adult dinner will be $28 and children dine for $7.
2117 E. 7th Ave., Tampa | (813) 248-4961
At Kona Grill, choose from a selection of dine-in, delivery and takeout options. Choices include traditional roasted turkey, macadamia nut turkey, green beans, miso mashed potatoes with shoyu cream sauce, brioche stuffing and pumpkin pie. Pre-orders are available and these options will be on the menu Nov. 24-27.
4134 W. Boy Scout Blvd., #1, Tampa | (813) 877-5938
Flor Fina at Hotel Haya
Flor Fina will be offering a four-course meal on Thanksgiving Day. The menu features turkey breast, pumpkin pie and more creative options, like butternut squash empanadas, oyster and chorizo stuffing and choco flan. Adult meals are $75 and children’s meals are $25.
1412 E. 7th Ave., Tampa | (813) 568-1200
The Don CeSar
The Don CeSar will host its iconic King Charles Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Some items to expect are hand-carved turkey, beef tenderloin, a seafood bar and buffet items, including French toast, chicken and waffles, a salad bar, house-made pastries and more. Tickets are $125 for adults and $50 for children.
3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach | (727) 360-1881
Lilac at the Tampa Edition
Lilac, the exciting new Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, is serving a four-course, prix fixe menu with holiday-themed options from noon to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Prices are $175 per person or $250 per person with wine pairings. Lilac is in the Tampa Edition, Tampa Bay’s first five-star hotel. Guests can expect fragrant dishes that bring together select local ingredients. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance.
500 Channelside Dr., Tampa | (813) 221-4600
Partake in Cassis’ Thanksgiving turkey special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for $34.99. It includes Joyce Farm turkey and an abundance of sweet and savory traditional sides. Reservations are encouraged. Also, the regular menu is available all day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
170 Beach Dr., St. Pete | 727-827-2927
Upscale Hyde Park Village restaurant Meat Market will offer seasonal specials on Thanksgiving Day, including turkey leg, turkey breast and mixed grill entrees ranging from $19-35. Other dishes include ahi tuna, a steak trio and gnocchi. Meat Market’s popular raw bar will also be available, with stone crab claws, ceviche, a seafood tower and sushi among the options.
1606 W. Snow Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 | (813) 280-1113
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