Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year for most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own new traditions around the dinner table this year, even if the guest list may be much smaller. Many of our local restaurants are offering special Thanksgiving dinner to-go family meals, or Thanksgiving dinner dine-in menus if that’s within your comfort zone. Check out our favorite picks for Thanksgiving dinner to go and dining in below.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Pick up a complete dinner for up to 6 people complete with a 14-16 pound whole turkey from this luxurious Orlando resort. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando’s Thanksgiving dinner to go is completed with side dishes including sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, traditional cranberry sauce, green beans, and gravy. You’ll also get Whisper Creek Farm Seminole pumpkin soup and a kale salad with cranberry vinaigrette dressing, cornbread croutons and beets. Take your pick of pumpkin, apple crumble, or chocolate pecan pie for dessert. The cost is $265; call 407-393-4034 to order. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 24 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 10:30am and 3pm.
Canvas Restaurant & Market and Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
These Lake Nona staples are offering Thanksgiving to-go family meals that will feed 4-6 people. The Thanksgiving to-go menu includes roasted free range turkey, mashed potatoes, brioche stuffing, green beans or Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole, citrus-cranberry sauce, turkey gravy and pumpkin pie. A la carte add ons include extra appetizers, wine pairings and bottled cocktails.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Smoked meats like a whole smoked turkey and signature Angus brisket are the stars of 4 Rivers’ a la carte holiday menu. Other options include smoked salmon, boneless ham, boneless leg of lamb and a half or whole prime rib. Side dishes can be purchased a la carte or as part of the Fixins Package, which feeds 4-6 and includes six different side dishes. Don’t forget to add on a holiday pie. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by noon on Monday, November 23 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25.
Pricing is a la carte, ranging from $49.99 – $299.99 for holiday meats. Pies are $24.99 each and a la carte sides are $10.59 per quart. The Fixins Package is $62.49 and includes six side dishes (1 quart serving each). See the full menu and order online here.
If you’ve got most of Thanksgiving covered but need fun options for dessert, support a local bakery! Donevette’s has put together several Thanksgiving menu options, including a cookie box, bread puddings and homemade coquito. The cookie box is $50 and includes 2 chocolate chip, 2 apple pie, 2 coconut toffee almond, 2 apple cranberry oatmeal, 2 cinnamon roll and 2 pumpkin spice cookies. The half-sheet pan of bread pudding is $35 and feeds 12-15. Flavor options include cinnamon raisin, turtle, carrot or peach. Coquito is $20. To order, call or text 407-205-4107 by November 22.
Swine & Sons
Build your own a la carte Thanksgiving Day feast with an assortment of to-go meal options including whole turkeys available raw, brined, or brined and smoked. Shareable add-ons like a charcuterie and cheese board, traditional sides to feed 4-6 and large salads complete the meal. Pricing is a la carte, but if you purchase a turkey you can add on a pack of four side dishes for $55. Turkey orders must be placed by November 17 (all other orders November 20) or pickup on November 24 or 25. Orders can be placed by calling 407-636-3664 or emailing email@example.com. View the menu here.
The New Standard
Planning to roast your own turkey but don’t want to cook all of the side dishes? The New Standard’s Everything But the Turkey package includes all of the fixin’s to serve up to four people for $95. There are tons of fun add ons too, like mimosa kits ($15), charcuterie and cheese ($25), Manhattan cocktail kits ($35) and more. Order online by November 21 for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 between 2 and 8pm.
The Ravenous Pig
Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with none of the prep. The Ravenous Pig’s Thanksgiving dinner to go includes a whole turkey ($55) or turkey breast ($30) that’s already brined, seasoned and ready to pop into the oven. As an added bonus, turkey gravy and cranberry relish are included. A la carte sides are available for $15 each and you can order a pecan pie for $24. Order online here for pickup Wednesday, November 25 between 11am and 5pm.
Marlow’s Tavern locations in Lee Vista, Oviedo and Waterford Lakes will be offering a Thanksgiving to-go meal. Dinner feeds 5 with some leftovers and includes choice of entree (2.5 lbs sliced turkey breast or 4-4.5 lbs prime rib) and an assortment of sides (hello butternut squash soup, corn bread stuffing and pumpkin spice bread pudding!) for $140. You can also add a la carte items. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 22 at 5pm for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 between 10am and 5pm. Order online here.
One thing we love about American Social’s Thanksgiving to go offering is that the available options can be ordered to feed two people. Options include honey glazed ham ($40 for two; $75 for 4-6), garlic & herb roasted ribeye ($45 for two; $85 for 4-6) or oven-roasted chicken ($35 for two; $65 for 4-6). All meals come with truffle mashed potatoes, caesar salad, brussel sprouts with bacon vinaigrette & almonds, mac & cheese and pumpkin caramel cheesecake slices. Meals will be available for pickup November 24 and 25 until 8pm. View the menu here and call (407) 454-9992 to order.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go and Dine In
8441 International Dr #260
Orlando, FL 32819
Switch up your traditional Thanksgiving routine with a feast of international flavor instead. Tapa Toro has a variety of options for Thanksgiving Day feasting, including a bottomless Thanksgiving Day brunch to a special dine-in menu and Thanksgiving dinner to-go.
The fun kicks off with a bottomless brunch for $35/person from 10:30am-3pm. Enjoy live flamenco entertainment and endless dishes brought to your table like chicken & churros, prime rib, truffled mashed potatoes, seafood paella, veggie paella and more. Dinner is served 4-10pm with extra perks like a live DJ. The family-style menu for 4 or more is $35/person and includes manchego cheese & chorizo board, tomato-rubbed bread, seasonal dip, Iberian Caesar salad, fierce potatoes, meatballs, ham croquettes and seafood paella.
If you prefer to dine at home, the Family Paella Special is $149 and feeds 4-6 people. It includes your choice of paella (seafood, vegetable, or chicken & chorizo), beef empanadas, artichoke dip, Iberian Caesar salad, pumpkin flan and a 1/2 gallon of red or white sangria.
Get the full details and place orders or make reservations here.
390 North Orange Avenue, Suite 110
Orlando, Florida 32801
DoveCote is serving Thanksgiving dinner to go as well as a buffet dine-in feast on Thanksgiving Day. The takeout meal feeds 6 and includes your choice of entree (butter herb roasted turkey or honey Bourbon glazed ham), cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, buttermilk biscuits, friend Brussels sprouts and assorted cookies. The cost is $119.95 and orders must be placed by November 19 for pickup on November 25 or Thanksgiving Day morning. Order online here.
The dine-in menu includes all of the same options from above, with the addition of quiche, fall harvest salad, whipped mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin cheesecake and apple crisp. The dine-in buffet is $8.95/adult and $29.95 for children under 13. Reservations required.
9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Gather around the table for an Italian feast at this Pointe Orlando restaurant offering both dine-in and to-go options for Thanksgiving. The dine-in menu is an epic family-style feast featuring multiple courses. For $44.99/person ($18.99 ages 5-12), you’ll get bruschetta, Maggiano’s and Caesar salads, your choice of two meats (traditional roast turkey is an option!), two sides, two pasta dishes and two desserts. Check out the full menu and make a reservation online here.
For Thanksgiving dinner to go, opt for the Thanksgiving package which includes traditional roasted turkey with giblet gravy & focaccia sausage stuffing, country-style smoked ham, whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti & meatballs, four cheese ravioli, Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, bread, cranberry relish and pumpkin praline cheesecake. The meal serves 4-5 people and costs $179.99. Call 407-241-8660 to order.
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
8717 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Mia’s will be open for dine in from 12-8pm serving a unique Thanksgiving menu with Italian touches. Think arancini, pumpkin raviolo, and pumpkin panna cotta complementing the main course of oven roasted turkey or braised prime short rib. The cost is $29/person for the multi-course menu, or order a la carte off of the main menu. Make your reservation online.
The to-go meal option is $49 for two, $89 for four or $129 for six. You’ll pick up your feast on Thanksgiving Day, which includes a Thanksgiving salad, brick oven roasted turkey, semolina rolls, parmesan and garlic smashed potatoes, garlic green beans with Calabrese chile, semolina bread stuffing and pumpkin panna cotta. Order online here.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
This sprawling resort earns bonus points for an extra unique spin on Thanksgiving dining. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is offering a Thanksgiving to-go option for $295 which is a complete meal to feed up to 8 that includes all of the classics, like a whole roasted rosemary and citrus brined turkey and all of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Orders will be available for pickup at The Market November 25 (9am-5pm) and November 26 (9am-12pm). See the full menu and reserve yours here by November 20.
For a daycation Thanksgiving, the resort is also serving a Thanksgiving feast which you’ll be able to enjoy in your own private room from 11am-9pm. Rates begin at $250 for the room, and the dinner is $42/person. The only catch is you’ll need a minimum of 8 people. All food will be delivered directly to your room rental. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20 to reserve.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
9150 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Enjoy your meal in the dining room at this swanky steakhouse or order a family meal to go to be enjoyed at home. The dine-in prix fixe menu begins at $49/person and includes your choice of appetizer (butternut squash soup or harvest salad), slow roasted turkey breast, apple sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes & chateau potatoes, green beans, pan gravy and cranberry relish. Choose from pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie a la mode for dessert.
To-go family meal packs are $175 to feed 2-4 and $250 to feed 4-6. Each meal kit includes butternut squash soup, harvest salad, slow roasted turkey breast, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, chateau potatoes, apple-sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry relish, pecan pie, and pumpkin cheesecake. Call (407) 351-5074 to order by Monday, November 23.
Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dine In
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896
How about a Thanksgiving weekend staycation? Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is offering a full Thanksgiving Day buffet on November 26 from 10am – 6pm. The spread will include a meat carving station (complete with citrus oven roasted turkey, rosemary prime rib or beef, herb crusted lamb rack, and cedar plank salmon), a cheese and charcuterie spread station, all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides, desserts made by the resort’s pastry team, a breakfast bar for early diners (10am – 3pm), bruschetta station and so much more. Here’s the full menu. Wash it all down with bottomless mimosas and bellinis. The cost is $69/adult ($29 for kids) and reservations can be made by calling 407-238-6565.
Resort guests staying for the weekend can enjoy a special fireworks display on Saturday, November 28 at 9pm. Make a weekend of it by booking a room to relax and enjoy the resort amenities. The resort’s Stay a Part of Holiday Magic package includes 20% off best available rates, late checkout and a taste of The National Gingerbread House Competition™ with an exclusive gingerbread welcome gift. This package is available for stays November 20, 2020 through January 2, 2021.
Knife & Spoon
4012 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837
This brand new steak and seafood concept just opened at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in October (read our full report here!). Try it for yourself on Thanksgiving Day with seatings available 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-9pm. The Thanksgiving menu features an elevated three-course meal served family style for $125/person. Menu highlights include fairytale pumpkin soup, risotto (made with fall gourds, pepitas and sage), a Beets in Autumn salad (charred grapefruit, mascarpone, salsify, black lime), buttermilk brined turkey with sides for the table and an assortment of mini desserts to share. Reservations are required; call 407-393-4034.
Highball & Harvest
4012 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837
Also located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, this farm-to-table restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day serving an a la carte holiday menu. The Southern-style feast will include roast turkey, prime rib, farm-fresh side dishes and more. Seatings are available between noon and 3:30pm, and again from 6 – 9pm. Reservations are required; call 407-393-4034.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Do a staycation-inspired Thanksgiving dinner by headed to the iconic Swan and Dolphin. Multiple restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day with several offering special menus for the holiday. Todd English’s bluezoo will be open from 4-10pm serving the regular menu alongside a Thanksgiving special of roasted turkey “roulade” with porcini mushroom gravy, beech mushrooms, sweet potato croquettes, green beans and cranberry sauce. Pricing is a la carte and reservations can be made by calling 407-934-1111. Il Mulino will also be open from 4-10pm, offering an serving a la carte menu and Thanksgiving turkey special. Call 407-934-1199 to reserve.
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
918 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Do Thanksgiving at the beach at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach’s Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11am-3pm in the Avalon Ballroom. The menu will feature Thanksgiving favorites like a carving station with roast turkey and baked ham, plus sides like cornbread sage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and more. Desserts like pumpkin pie, apple pie and a white and dark chocolate trifle will round out the meal. The cost is $60 per adult and reservations are highly recommended. Complimentary valet is included and true to Hard Rock Hotel form, there will be live music.
7593 Gathering Dr
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Resort guests and locals can take advantage of Thanksgiving dinner dine-in menus at Reunion Resort’s three on-site restaurants. 7593 Chophouse will serve a prix fixe menu from 2-8pm including the choice of a starter, entrée (turkey or prime rib), dessert and two traditional sides or one signature side. The cost is $85/person and reservations are required.
Additional options include a prix fixe dinner menu at Traditions featuring autumn mixed greens, herb roasted turkey, traditional sides, warm rolls and a selection of fall-themed shooter desserts for $40/person. Or, enjoy a plated dinner for $29 at the Clubhouse from noon – 7pm. The meal includes an autumn wedge salad, entrée selection of carved boneless turkey or honey glazed ham and apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
Guests staying at one of the resort’s vacation villas (how about a holiday staycation?) can take advantage of a Thanksgiving dinner to-go meal for $199. The meal serves 6-8 and includes turkey, a selection of traditional sides and pecan and pumpkin pie. Orders must be placed by Monday, November 16.
9101 International Dr, Ste 2240
Orlando, FL 32819
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Greek twist with Taverna Opa’s holiday prix fixe menu available on Thanksgiving Day from 1-10pm. The feast includes your choice of appetizer (Greek Meatballs, Mini Greek Salad or Spanakopita) and entree (Chicken Kebob, Beef Kebob or Kleftiko) plus Greek donuts for dessert for $28/person. The regular menu will also be available along with family-style offerings for 4 or more people. The restaurant’s infamous belly dancing entertainment kicks off at 7pm. Make a reservation online.
Raglan Road Irish Pub
1640 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Head to Disney Springs on Thanksgiving Day for live Irish music and a Thanksgiving spread to be enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio. The menu includes butter & herb roasted turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, duck fat roasties, honey glazed carrots, bacon braised Brussels sprouts, sausage and walnut stuffing, red wine jus and cranberry sauce. Live entertainment kicks off at 4:30pm. The cost is $28.95/adult and $14 per child. Call 407-938-0300 to reserve.
The Alfond Inn
300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Head to Winter Park’s boutique hotel, The Alfond Inn, for a festive Thanksgiving feast. Thanksgiving dinner will be served in the Park Avenue Ballroom, where families will be seated together. Tables will be socially distanced. Chef Bryan Butler has prepared a menu of holiday classics including roasted turkey and turkey gravy, braised short rib, whipped potatoes and sweet potatoes, traditional stuffing, honey glazed carrots, pumpkin pie and more.
The cost is $59/adult, $29 for children 5 – 12 years old and free for children under 4. See the full menu and reserve online here.
Feature image credit: Reunion Resort
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