Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Tampa Bay

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Don’t wait until the last minute searching for “restaurants open near me on Thanksgiving”! We’re updating our list of local Tampa Bay restaurants that can feed just you two or the whole family on Thanksgiving Day 2022.

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day In Tampa

Del Frisco’s

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition at Del Frisco’s Grille! You’ll find traditional favorites like herb and citrus butter roasted turkey or honey dijon pork tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and cranberry sauce, or pick from their steak or seafood menu. Reserve a table in one of their private dining rooms for the whole family. Seating is limited. Restaurant open on Thanksgiving for dine in only, no carryout.


Yacht StarShip

Leave the fuss to the Yacht StarShip crew and share a special day with loved ones on a Thanksgiving Day buffet cruise. Sail off on sparkling blue waters while you sit down to a delicious meal including carved turkey with sage pan gravy, apple cheddar cornbread stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes with ricotta and buttermilk. Once you’ve had seconds, have a round at the chef’s dessert selection.

After dinner get on the deck and enjoy the view of the bay and skyline, while the cruise director plays the latest tunes. There are three cruises offered this turkey day, from 12-2 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with boarding is 30 minutes before leaving the dock.

Tickets are $69.95 for adults and $44.95 for children, plus $3 marine fees, tax and a $10 gratuity.  Tickets include coffee, tea and water and there will be a cash bar.

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Capital Grille 

Capital Grille at International Plaza will be open on Thanksgiving. We’re still awaiting details, but in the past, they’ve offered slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry pear chutney and Sam’s mashed potatoes to share.

Adults were $43 for dinner; children were $15. Dinner will be available to guests from 10:00 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Their full a la carte menu is available all day so if you want the lobster mac and cheese, go for it!


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Maggiano’s Little Italy

While we haven’t seen an update for this year yet, it’s a safe bet that Maggiano’s will be offering family-style dine-in and take out for Thanksgiving this year. Here are the details from years past. We will update as soon as wel can:

2021 Info: Thanksgiving for dine-in ($39.99 for adults and $17.99 for children) and carryout packages. The carryout packages serve five people for $200 and are packed with food. Your dining options for turkey day are extensive: you’ll be provided with bread and bruschetta and then the salad course. For the first course you’ll have the option of choosing two dishes from turkey and stuffing, smoked ham and mashed sweet potatoes and parmesan tilapia with sage, lemon and tomatoes.

Two sides are waiting to be chosen as well, Tuscan creamed corn, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach or focaccia stuffing. Don’t eat too much because there is also a choice of two pastas: baked ziti, rigatoni, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, gnocchi and Italian sausage or roasted butternut squash ravioli.

If that’s not enough, you have to sweeten the deal with two desserts: pumpkin praline cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate zuccotto cake or warm apple crostada. Stuffed? And remember – this restaurant is open Thanksgiving for both dine in and carryout – as long as orders are placed 48 hours in advance!

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Seasons 52

Waiting on an update for 2022, here is what Season’s 52 has done in years past for Thanksgiving:

Located just outside of the Westshore Plaza, Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar with an award-winning international wine list and a seasonally-inspired menu. This Thanksgiving reserve a seat for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, roasted turkey with pan gravy, traditional herb stuffing, mashed butternut squash and Yukon mashed potatoes.

Elevate your experience with a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence or two. Adults are $29.95 and children are $14.95 so make sure to make reservations for this restaurant open Thanksgiving in Tampa!


Rusty Pelican

No details yet for this year, but the Rusty Pelican does a great Thanksgiving meal. Here are last year’s details:

Tucked away on the shores of Old Tampa Bay is a rustic restaurant where for more than 25 years locals eat on the water. The Rusty Pelican is offering a Champagne Thanksgiving Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Their Buffet will include Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, Crab legs, traditional trimmings and more this Thanksgiving. Best part, they will have bottomless mimosas. Cost is $75 per adult and $35 for children.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Stay tuned for updates for this year’s Thanksgiving meals at Ruth’s Chris. Here are the details from last year:

Ruth’s motto is no exceptions and no compromise. Thanksgiving Day Ruth’s will be serving a soup or salad course, Roast Turkey with Sausage Stuffing and a choice of one of their three most popular sides. Ruth’s finishes off your Turkey Day meal with Pumpkin Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. They open at 12 on Thanksgiving Day and offer their three-course Turkey Dinner for $41.95.

If you’re bringing the kid along, each child under 14 can eat a Thanksgiving meal for just $14.95.


Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

While we wait for more information on this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, take a look at Eddie V’s Thanksgiving offerings from years past:

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Eddie V’s this year without lifting a finger! Reserve your table today for an exquisite turkey dinner with traditional trimmings: sliced turkey breast with gravy, brioche sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, hand-whipped potatoes, baby French green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, roasted butternut squash. The cost per person is $42 for adults and $15 for children.

The dessert in 2021 was pumpkin pie with butter pecan ice cream and is $12. If you’re a rebel and want to ignore the custom of the traditional Turkey Day meal, their full menu is also available for lobster or steaks. Eddie V’s will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Terra Gaucha

Feast this turkey day at Terra Gaucha. Their full menu will be served all Thanksgiving Day along with seasonal sides and turkey wrapped in bacon. Make your reservation today and leave the cooking and clean up to them. The full experience is $52.95 per adult. Children 6-12 are half price and kids 5 and under are complimentary.


More Restaurants We Expect To Be Open in Tampa on Thanksgiving

  • Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Del Frisco’s
  • Roy’s
  • Jackson’s
  • Columbia




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