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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 2023. We’ve compiled a list of local spots that have already announced their plans for Turkey Day.

Don’t feel like going out but no time to cook? We can help with that too. Head over to our guide for Thanksgiving Dinner To Go in Tampa Bay

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Grand Thanksgiving Buffet

This Thanksgiving, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and four-diamond restaurant, Ocean Hai, invite you to savor gratitude, good food, and great company. Their remarkable Thanksgiving feast comes complete with stunning Gulf views and an exquisite buffet spread. From a mouthwatering carving station to beloved classics and delectable desserts, this experience is not to be missed.
Reservations are required. Prices are $75 for adults and $35 for children aged 12 and under.
View the full menu and reserve your table here.

Ocean Hai Thanksgiving Brunch at Wyndham Grand Clearwater
Photo provided by Wyndham Grand Clearwater

 

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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Tampa

Flor Fina at Hotel Haya

Flor Fina will be ringing in the holiday season with a 3-course family style feast from 11am-5pm on Thanksgiving Day, consisting of platters reminiscent of a traditional American Thanksgiving feast with a nod to the Mediterranean and Latin cultures of Ybor City. The menu will consist of a few Thanksgiving favorites, such as Roasted Turkey Breast and Pumpkin Pie, complemented by delectable specialty items like Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Oyster and Chorizo stuffing and Salted Cashew Baklava are just a few!

Cost: $75 per adult and $25 per child (children under 5 eat free!

Catch 23

The newly redesigned Catch 23 in Westchase will have a special pre-fixe menu on Thanksgiving from 11:30pm-9pm. Each table will start with deviled eggs, cream cheese and olive stuffed celery and dinner rolls. You’ll have the choice of Butternut Squash Bisque or Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad followed up Traditional Herb-Roasted Turkey Dinner, Atlantic Salmon, Braised Short Rib, or Pumpkin Ravioli along with several side choices and dessert.

There will also be a limited menu of a la carte options such as Lobster Escargot, Grilled Oysters, Macadamia Encrusted Sea Bass, and Stuffed Shrimp.
Cost: TBD

Rusty Pelican

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 Thanksgiving Day four-course brunch from 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day, followed by a seasonal a la carte dinner menu with Thanksgiving specials from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The brunch menu has everything from their normal seafood offerings to more traditional Thanksgiving fare.

Cost: Adults are $86, children are $35 and bottomless mimosas are an additional $3

Capital Grille 

Capital Grille at International Plaza will be open on Thanksgiving and they’ll be serving up a traditional meal. Slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry pear chutney and Sam’s mashed potatoes to share.

Cost: Adults are $50 for dinner; children are $20. Dinner will be available to guests from 10:00 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Pumpkin cheesecake isn’t included but will be available — yum. 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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Timpano Hyde Park

Nestled in the heart of historic Hyde Park, Timpano embodies the warmth of an Italian kitchen during the day and the energy of a neighborhood cocktail bar at night. They will be offering a prix fixe 3-course meal on Thanksgiving day that includes soup or salad, a turkey dinner with glazed pearl onions & peas, green beans, whipped potatoes, pancetta stuffing, spiced apple butter, turkey gravy, Sweet Potato Gratin, and dessert.
Cost: $65 per person, reservations are required.

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.

Cost: 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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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Enjoy a Thanksgiving with a view at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. They’ll be serving up a special brunch buffet from 11:00 am-3:00 pm that will include a gourmet omelet station, pumpkin spice French toast, lobster bisque, Mediterranean platter, slow-roasted prime rib, and an international cheese board. They will also offer traditional Thanksgiving items such as herb-roasted turkey with apple stuffing, sweet potato mash with marshmallow and strudel, and traditional green bean casserole.

A separate children’s buffet will offer creamy macaroni and cheese, hot dog pups, chicken tenders, and tater tots. All non-alcoholic beverages are included as well as one welcome mimosa per adult. Reservations are required. Adults are $79 plus tax per person and children 10 and under are $31.75 plus tax per person.

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.

Cost: The full experience is $57.95 per adult. Children 6-12 are half price and kids 5 and under are complimentary.

Don CeSar 

This Thanksgiving there will be an iconic King Charles Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet on Thursday, November 23 at 10:30am. Guests will enjoy glorious views of the Gulf while indulging in a variety of options including made-to-order omelets, hand-carved whole turkey and beef tenderloin, a seafood bar with oysters and poached shrimp, crispy chicken and waffles and bottomless Champagne.

Cost: Tickets are $150 per person and $50 for children ages 5-12.

Tradewinds Island Beach Resort

The TradeWinds Island Resorts will be offering Thanksgiving Day options in three locations – Palm Court Italian Grill at the TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Grill at RumFish Beach Resort. Special Thanksgiving menus that include traditional turkey dinners will be available, as well as their full dinner menus.

RumFish Grill

Offering three special additions to the regular menu: Traditional Turkey Dinner with White and Dark Meat Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Fresh Green Beans and Cranberry Sauce ($42), Pan Roasted Halibut with Pumpkin Risotto ($48).

Thanksgiving dessert includes Apple Caramel Cheesecake ($14).

For reservations at RumFish Grill, please visit Open Table or call 727-329-1428.

Palm Court Italian Grill

Thanksgiving Day – 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Offering two special entrée additions to the regular menu: Roasted Tom Turkey with Sage Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Giblet Gravy, Fresh Green Beans ($42) and Flounder Fillet Stuffed with Crab, Sherry Lobster Cream Sauce, Angel Hair Olio and Roasted Asparagus ($48)

Full dinner menu also available. For reservations at Palm Court, please call 727-363-2290.

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. Make sure to try their specialty cocktail, the Winter Warmer.

Reserve a table in one of their private dining rooms for the whole family. Seating is limited. Restaurants open on Thanksgiving for dine in only, no carryout.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s will be offering family-style dine-in for Thanksgiving. This year’s dine-in family-style menu includes balsamic tomato bruschetta, salad, and your choice of roasted turkey, baked smoked ham or parmesan-crusted tilapia. The dinner comes with a choice of two pastas for the table and two sides, with options like Tuscan creamed corn, sage & sausage stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes.

For dessert, the options look delicious, with your choice of two for the table between pumpkin praline cheesecake, warm apple crostada, and tiramisu.

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery

Chef Matt McMillan has planned a delectable Thanksgiving dinner that’s available as a heat-and-serve for pickup or to enjoy dining in. The to-go package is $199.99 and serves up to 6 people. It includes butternut squash soup with spiced pumpkin seeds, traditional stuffing, slow-roasted turkey, and pumpkin praline cheesecake.

Dinners will be available for pick-up on November 21 and 22. The same menu is available for a flat rate for those who would rather dine-in. Be sure to pick up a bottle of their wine of the month to compliment dinner – the Grateful Red and Grateful White.

Cost: $34.99 per adult and $14.99 per child 12 and under for dine-in.

Columbia Restaurant

For more than 118 years, Columbia Restaurants has served Thanksgiving dinner to their guests. Reserve your table today for a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings! Thanksgiving dinner will be available at all Columbia Restaurants locations. They will also be offering Thanksgiving curbside takeout meals for the entire family. Make your reservation online at ColumbiaRestaurant.com or call your nearest restaurant’s main number.

Cost: $29 for adults and $7 for children.

Seasons 52

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 $40 and children are $18, so make sure to make reservations for this restaurant open Thanksgiving in Tampa! Seasons 52 also offers a Thanksgiving to-go that serves 4-6 people for $225

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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 four 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 $44 for adults and $17 for children. Take-home dinner and sides are available starting at $35.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

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.

Cost: per person is $55 for adults and $20 for children.

The dessert will be pumpkin pie tartlet with 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 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

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