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. 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

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day in Tampa

Flor Fina at Hotel Haya

Flor Fina will be ringing in the holiday season with a 4-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– Butternut Squash Empanadas, Oyster and Chorizo stuffing and Choco Flan 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 12pm-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: $38.95 per person for pre-fixe. A la carte items range from $12-$39.

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 three-course brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 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 $65, children are $35 and bottomless mimosas are an additional $18.

Kona Grill

Whether you’re looking for a traditional feast or a twist on the classics, Kona has you covered, Traditional Roasted Turkey is paired with sauteed green beans, miso mashed potatoes, shoyu cream sauce, brioche stuffing (yum!) and ginger-yuzu infused cranberry sauce.

For a little something different, go for the Macadamia Nut Turkey, with macadamia-nut crusted turkey breast also served alongside Kona’s take on the traditional trimmings. Toast to a celebration with family and friends with the Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned and of course, you can’t forget the crowd-favorite Pumpkin Pie.

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. Restaurants open on Thanksgiving for dine in only, no carryout.

Bahama Breeze

Bahama Breeze is offering guests a Caribbean escape this Thanksgiving – with an island-inspired twist to the classic turkey dinner at select locations. The meal includes slow-cooked Jerk Turkey, Green Beans, Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry-Pineapple Chutney and choice of classic Mashed Potatoes or Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Guests who save room for dessert can also try the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. This island dinner is available for dine-in or takeout, as a Family Bundle, on Thanksgiving Day. For guests who prefer a dinner of Caribbean-inspired favorites, the full menu will also be available.

Cost: $24.99 per person.

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 $47 for dinner; children are $17. 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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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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Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s will be offering family-style dine-in for Thanksgiving. This year’s dine-in family-style menu includes, 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 22 and 23. 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: $33.99 per adult and $14.99 per child 12 and under.

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 $34.95 and children are $16, 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 $195.

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 $15 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 $47 for adults and $17 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.

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 $52.95 per adult. Children 6-12 are half price and kids 5 and under are complimentary.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Join Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and four-diamond restaurant, Ocean Hai, for a Grand Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy memorable moments with family and friends while soaking in beautiful Gulf views and indulging in an elevated buffet. This offering will have various stations including a carving station, traditional favorites, and an amazing dessert spread. Reservations are required.

Cost: $55 per person

Ocean Hai Thanksgiving Brunch

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 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 $60.52 plus tax per person and children 10 and under are $25 plus tax per person.

Don CeSar 

This Thanksgiving there will be an iconic King Charles Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet on Thursday, November 24 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 $125 per person and $50 for children ages 5-12. To purchase, please book via Resy.

Tradewinds Island Beach Resort

St. Petersburg
The TradeWinds Island Resorts will be offering Thanksgiving Day options in two locations – Palm Court Italian Grill at the TradeWinds Island Grand from 1pm-9pm and RumFish Grill at RumFish Beach Resort from 2pm-10pm. Special Thanksgiving menus that include traditional turkey dinners will be available, as well as their full dinner menus.

For reservations at Palm Court, please call 727-363-2358 between 5 and 10 p.m. Tues-Sat. For reservations at RumFish Grill, please visit Open Table or call 727-329-1428.


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