Thanksgiving Dinner in Sarasota & Bradenton
Did you know that the first Thanksgiving in America lasted three days? If that were the case today, I guarantee you my pants would not fit after day 3! But seriously, the first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration to which they shared their gratefulness for a successful first harvest in the new land.
If you would like to celebrate Thanksgiving but really don’t feel like cooking or cleaning up, then you may want to consider a restaurant in Sarasota or Bradenton for your Thanksgiving meal.
You’ll find some of the best places to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in the Sarasota area here. Since the season is almost around the corner, our restaurants start to fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
If you are looking to have a meal delivered, or maybe just pick up desserts, you will find that information here as well. Enjoy!
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🍗Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch Thanksgiving
Pier 22: 1200 1st Ave West, Bradenton, 941-748-8087, Located downtown, Pier 22 has not only wonderful food, but a fabulous waterfront location. Thanksgiving at Pier 22 will be serving a traditional lunch or dinner. Lunch begins at 11 AM on Thanksgiving day. The price is $34.95 per adult and $16.95 for children under 10.
You will need to make reservations for either lunch or dinner https://www.pier22.com/events/thanksgiving-day-at-pier-22
Euphemia Haye: 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, 941-383-3633. You have two options this Thanksgiving at Euphemia Haye. Downstairs Fine Dining: 1 PM-9 PM, treat yourself to the full menu or two different Thanksgiving Day specials. There will be the sliced turkey special or roasted duck. *Reservations Recommended*https://www.euphemiahaye.com/
The Grove: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 941-893-4321. If you would like to sit outside this November and enjoy the Florida sunshine while having a wonderful chef prepared meal, then you may want to check out the Grove in Lakewood Ranch. This 2021 Thanksgiving, you have 2 options for your holiday meal. First you can dine buffet style for $44.95 adult and $16.95 for children under 10. Or opt for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with roast turkey, stuffing and housemade pumpkin pie for $34.95 adult and $16.95 children under 10.
You want to make reservations, this is a popular dining establishment. Here is their link https://www.grovelwr.com/
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🎃Thanksgiving Dinner in Sarasota
Chart House: 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 941-383-5593. Want to have Thanksgiving dinner waterfront? What could be better than dinner with a view? Then come to Chart House. They will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast that many have raved about in the past. You can make reservations online or give them a call.
Seasons 52: 170 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, 941-702-9652. Serving Thanksgiving Dinner until 8 PM Thanksgiving Day. If you are looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, don’t forget about Seasons 52. This year 2019, for $29.95 per person, you can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with dessert.
The Bijou Cafe: 1287 First Street, Sarasota, 941-366-8111. Thanksgiving is always special at The Bijou. This year will no different. You can enjoy several chef specials or dine with their traditional Thanksgiving meal. The price fixed holiday meal is $32 per person and does include all the good stuff and dessert!
Columbia Restaurant: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, 941-388-3987. The Columbia has served Thanksgiving dinner for decades. This year you can dine outside on a beautiful Thanksgiving afternoon or evening on St. Armands Circle. You can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with Columbia’s famous 1905 salad. Some secret family recipes are part of the meal plan. Call early to make your reservation.
Duval’s: 1435 Main Street, Sarasota, 941-312-4001. Duval’s will be serving Thanksgiving, family-style complete with all the trimmings from 11:30 AM-6:30 PM. $36 per adult and Children 10 and under $24. If a traditional dinner isn’t what you want, they will also offer a special holiday menu as well.
Marina Jacks: 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 941-365-4232. How about Thanksgiving by the water? Then make it Marina Jacks for this year’s Thanksgiving. In the main dining room, you can enjoy the full menu or choose from two Thanksgiving specials. All areas of Marina Jacks will be open for Thanksgiving. Whether you want to dine formal or casual, make your reservations for Thanksgiving now. https://www.marinajacks.com/events/special-event/thanksgiving-at-marina-jack.html
The Capital Grille: 180 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, 941-256-3647. The Capital Grille just isn’t about their out of this world steak, they serve up a pretty delicious Thanksgiving dinner too. If you have never had their mashed potatoes, this is a good time to try them. Although their famous lobster mac & cheese isn’t on their Thanksgiving menu, I bet you could still get it.
Der Dutchman: 3713 Bahia Street, Sarasota, 941-955-8007 10:30 AM-5 PM, This is home cooking at its finest. Thanksgiving will be served buffet style. Der Dutchman will have an extensive buffet with the traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a dessert bar. *Carry out options are also available* Growing up in northwest Indiana, always takes me back to good, homemade Amish food. You can find it here at Der Dutchman.
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Westin-Downtown Sarasota: 100 Marina Drive, Sarasota, 941-260-8255. I had Easter Brunch here this year and it was very good. This Thanksgiving, the Westin is having 3 seatings, Noon, 3 PM and 6 PM. They are offering a price fixed menu that includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but if turkey isn’t what you want, they are also serving prime rib and a seafood option as well. The price is $60 for adults and children are $24.95.
The Ritz Carlton: 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, 941-309-2000. Are you looking to kick your Thanksgiving Dinner up a notch? Treat yourself at the Ritz for Thanksgiving. Dinner will be served buffet-style in the grand ballroom from 11 AM-4 PM with live music and children’s activities too. This buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner will be sure to please. The meal plan wasn’t posted yet, but you can expect to be treated. Adults $124, Children under 12 $45. These fees do not include taxes and gratuity. **As of 2021, The Ritz has not responded to my request nor updated their pricing** CALL Them for Pricing
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🏃Thanksgiving Meals to Go in Sarasota & Bradenton
Pre-order and pick up your Thanksgiving dinner in one of these Sarasota or Bradenton establishments. Enjoy Thanksgiving in the privacy of your home without cooking.
Whole Foods: 1451 First Street, Sarasota, 1-844-936-2428 to order. You can order a fresh turkey or an entire holiday meal. https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/SAR/2961. Check out the offerings online. Whole Foods has options for a group as small a 4 people.
Fresh Market: 5251 University Parkway, Sarasota. If you are looking for appetizers or the entire Thanksgiving meal, Fresh Market has a plan for you. https://www.thefreshmarket.com/our-products/holiday-meals?storeNumber=103
Pier 22: 200 1st Ave West, Bradenton, 941-748-8087. Order your complete Thanksgiving dinner and pick it up https://www.pier22.com/events/thanksgiving-dinner-to-go
🍰Thanksgiving Pies & Desserts in Sarasota
Morton’s Gourmet Market: 1924 Osprey Ave, Sarasota, 941-955-9856. They will be taking orders until November 17th. Gluten-free pies are also available. Choose from Pumpkin pie, Jim Beam Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. You can view their menu here http://www.mortonsmarket.com/
Yoder’s: 3434 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota 941-955-7771. Yoder’s is not just making a pumpkin pie to go, you can choose from fruit pies, cream pies, and cheesecakes. They will start taking orders on November 1st. They stop when they are full. So, if you want pie, you better order early! You can pick your pies on November 21nd from 8 AM-8 PM. Here is their website, click on the icon Holiday Pie List https://www.yodersrestaurant.com/
Euphemia Haye: 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, 941-383-3622. They take a limited amount of orders. They recommend ordering your pies at least 2 weeks in advance.
Jim’s Small Batch Bakery: 2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota 941-922-2253. Jim’s has their complete Thanksgiving dessert list on their Facebook page. The list is extensive and includes Key Lime Pie, French Apple Tart, and Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, and a whole lot more!
Nothing But Bundt Cakes: https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/5354 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, 941-552-8078. These aren’t traditional bundt cakes. Once you have had one of these, you won’t care about pumpkin pie! You can choose from 10 different flavors and 40 designs. If you want something in the spirit of Thanksgiving, try the pumpkin spice or pecan praline. You can order online too! Check it out
Publix: The bakery is taking orders for holiday pies. You can call, go in or order online at http://www.publix.com/products-services/bakery/pies.
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🙏Thanksgiving Blessing for You
A Happy Thanksgiving to you!
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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