Thanksgiving brings people together and unites them with a huge meal. However, as amazing as this is it is also a ton of work for the person hosting.  We all enjoy a home cooked meal, but sometimes going out is more relaxing! The 11 restaurants we choose below are like you are in someone’s kitchen, just as delicious without the work!  These restaurants are located throughout Florida and offer a unique Thanksgiving experience, each with their own eclectic menu.

They are also extraordinary to dine at any time of year.  There is something to make everyone’s taste buds happy and as a bonus, no dishes to be washed! They are all a must-try!

Originally Published: November 15, 2021

Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving in Florida

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House (St. Petersburg)

This awesome waterfront eatery offers a Nouveau American menu. They have a strong focus on sourcing ingredients from local farmers and ranchers. The wine list is extensive and the cocktails are unique and creative. You are in for a treat dining here!

The Rusty Pelican (Tampa)

The Rusty Pelican is set up on the water with palm trees all around. You will really feel like you are on vacation.  The menu includes some of the freshest seafood, most of it locally caught and other American fare favorites. 

Bellini Restaurant & Bar (Miami)

Bellini offers an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving feast. Located in the iconic Mr. C Hotel this restaurant is an experience. Some favorites on the menu are homemade pastas, pizzas and so much more! The craft cocktails are unique and fantastic.

Hutong (Miami)

Ever try a flaming Peking turkey? Well, this year is your year to try something new and you will not be disappointed! It is as delicious and as much fun as it sounds.

Café Boulud (Palm Beach)

Café Boulud is run by the well known Chef Daniel Boulud, and has won many awards for its French-American cuisine. They also have a great Thanksgiving menu, so check it out!  

Byblos (Miami Beach)

Byblos menu offers Eastern Mediterranean inspired dishes made with local ingredients. The food is served family style and recreates traditional favorites. This restaurant is not to be missed! 

Marina Jack (Sarasota)

Marina Jack’s has amazing waterviews. The menu includes local and delicious seafood, along with perfectly cooked steaks and amazing Italian style pasta dishes. They also have a fantastic wine list and feature special holiday menus, including Thanksgiving.

Yacht Starship Cruises & Events (Tampa & Clearwater)

Cruise the waterways of Tampa Bay or Clearwater while enjoying a premier dining experience and bar options. They have many different cruise types, so be sure to check their online event calendar. 

Harborside (Winter Haven)

This restaurant has great views and a fantastic menu. The seafood could not be fresher. On Thanksgiving they offer a 3-course traditional holiday meal, as well as, some a la carte options.

Park Avenue Tavern (Winter Park)

This elevated cozy tavern offers a 3-course festive Thanksgiving menu. The food here is tasty and the beer, wine and cocktail options are great too!

Pistache French Bistro (West Palm Beach)

Pistache is a landmark culinary destination in West Palm Beach. On Thanksgiving they offer a special 3-course prix fixe menu. They also have one of the best brunches around!


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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