It’s time to eat, drink and be thankful in Orlando. If you plan to indulge in the merriment, and be grateful you don’t have to prepare your own meal, here’s a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Orlando, November 26, 2020.
Some restaurants are letting you dine in; others also offer meals to go. It’s up to you how you feel it’s safe to celebrate in 2020. If you plan on eating at a restaurant, you’ll have the most success if you make reservations ahead of time.
Note that prices, hours and participation may vary by location, and beverages are extra at most venues with fixed-price meals. We will continue adding to this list as restaurants announce their Thanksgiving plans.
Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Orlando
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You’ll walked away stuffed — and your wallet won’t be that much lighter, with some meals often costing only $12 to $18 per person and none over $30.
Another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your city. Many of these are higher-priced establishments and reservations are required.
Bob Evans: They’ll be open Thanksgiving Day with their usual menu plus Thanksgiving specials. Bob Evans is also offering take-home Farmhouse Feast meals that include your choice of entrée (slow-roasted turkey, ham, or both), Bread & Celery Dressing, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, rolls, and a pie for dessert.
Boston Market: Restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day (hours vary by location) and offer a traditional plated meal. They’ll also have a la carte items available for order, and complete heat & serve meals for parties of 4-6 and 12. Pick from turkey meals, turkey and ham meals, prime rib meals, and ham meals. All feature assorted sides, including stuffing, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and pie. Prices start at $79.99.
Buca di Beppo: Open on Thanksgiving, Buca di Beppo will offer a dinner with all the trimmings. You can also order their Thanksgiving Feast to go, which includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, plus the option to add on any of your favorite Italian dishes. A small, which serves 3, is $68.99, and a large, which serves 6, is $138. Available for pick-up hot or cold.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.: Open on Thanksgiving Day and offering turkey and ham meals. Restaurant hours may be shorter than usual, so call ahead.
Cracker Barrel: They’ll be open regular business hours Thanksgiving Day serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 a.m. Cracker Barrel is offering 2 to-go meal options. The Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast serves 8-10 for $139.99. The Family Dinner package serves 4-6 for $69.99. Each comes with turkey and dressing, gravy, a sampling of sugar cured ham, cranberry relish, country green beans, macaroni n’ cheese, choice of mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, and dinner rolls.
Meals are available for pickup November 21 through November 29. If you schedule your pickup on November 23 or 24, you’ll get a free $10 bonus card (valid in January and February 2021). 24-hour notice is required for orders.
Denny’s: Enjoy their turkey and dressing dinner for $10.49, which includes carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner bread, and your choice of two sides.
Eddie V’s: Eddie V’s will be open serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, alongside the full regular menu, for $43 per person for adults and $15 per person for children. You can also order Thanksgiving at-home meals, featuring either turkey breast or an oven-roasted tenderloin and several sides. Meals for 2 people are $135-150, and those for 4-6 people are $235-250. You can also order just the trimmings for $125. Pickup November 24-25.
Fleming Steakhouse: Fleming Steaking will serve a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, including your choice of herb-roasted turkey or petite filet mignon. Their full menu will also be available, as well as a reduced price children’s menu. You can order a three-course dinner to be picked up 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Golden Corral: As you might expect, Golden Corral’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will include everyone’s favorites: carved turkey, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, ham, meatloaf, and much more. The price is likely to be a little higher on Thanksgiving day than it usually is. Be sure to ask at your nearest Golden Corral restaurant location.
Hard Rock Café: Open on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the restaurant offers a special menu that includes slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, and gravy. It’s $29.95 per plate for adults, and $10.95 per plate for children. They’ll also offer pumpkin pie and an espresso martini.
Maggiano’s: Dine in to enjoy a three-course family style meal for $39.99 per person ($17.99 for children 5-12). You can also order Thanksgiving packages from the Maggiano’s carryout menu. Packages are $179.99, serve 4-5 people, and include turkey with gravy and stuffing, ham with whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, Caesar salad, mashed potatoes, freshly baked bread, and cranberry relish. They also have a la carte items available for order.
Thanksgiving orders are available for pickup November 24 – 26. Orders must be placed by 8 p.m. the night prior to pick-up. Meals picked up prior to November 26 will be prepared and packaged cold to warm up at your convenience.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: On Thanksgiving, Romano’s Macaroni Grill will serve a traditional three-course menu for $24.99 per person, with a kid’s meal available for $12. They’re also offering two take-and-heat Thanksgiving meal options. The smaller package serves 5 and includes turkey, homestyle gravy, assorted sides, and your choice of dessert for $95. The larger option serves up to 10 people. Pickup times are available between November 24 and November 26, with some locations offering delivery.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: A three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Ruth’s Chris will cost $41.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. They’ll also have take-home feasts that serve 4 available for $165. These include a salad, turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, a choice of a side item, and 4 personal pumpkin cheesecakes. A la carte sides and salads are also available.
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Thanksgiving dining throughout Orlando
From the theme parks to downtown, and epic feasts to romantic dinners for two, here are your top options for Thanksgiving dining in Orlando for 2020 from Visit Orlando.
The Alfond Inn
The chef-driven Thanksgiving feast at this upscale hotel in Winter Park will include Roasted Turkey, Braised Short Ribs and a host of traditional salads, sides and desserts. Pricing: $59 adults, $29 children 5-12, free for children under 5.
Avanti International Resort
From 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., this resort will have a Thanksgiving Special for dine-in with Roasted Turkey and traditional accompaniments. Pricing: $18.
This upscale restaurant at Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando has two Thanksgiving options. First, a family-style Thanksgiving Brunch with omelet, carving and crepe stations will have seatings at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., featuring complimentary mimosas and jazz music. And from 5-9 p.m., they’ll have Thanksgiving Dinner with a three-course, prix-fixe menu. Pricing: $84 per person (brunch), $59 per person (dinner).
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Known for its unique tapas-style dishes, this International Drive restaurant is serving an All-Day Bottomless Brunch from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Pricing: $26.62 per person.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
At their locations on International Drive and in Waterford Lakes, Cooper’s Hawk will have a three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Additionally, they’re offering a catering package that serves six and will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25, with reheating instructions. Pricing: $28.99 adults, $12.99 children (prix-fixe meal); $169.99 (catering package).
David’s Club Bar & Grill
Located at Hilton Orlando, this restaurant’s Thanksgiving dinner will be available via prix-fixe and a-la-carte pricing, including Butternut Squash Soup ($6), Turkey Breast with traditional fixings ($19), and Pumpkin Pie ($11). Pricing: $28 adults, $29 children (prix fixe).
Encore Resort at Reunion
Choose from a variety of dining options including family meal packages at Finn’s Restaurant, available for pickup, dine-in or delivery to your private home. Delivery meal options must be made five days in advance.
Floridays Resort Orlando
This resort is offering a fully cooked Thanksgiving Day Dinner package for six to eight guests, with Roasted Turkey, sides and dessert. It’s available for pick-up or delivery to your suite between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Nov. 26, and orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Nov. 24. Pricing: $150.
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
This resort’s Valencia Restaurant will have a Thanksgiving Buffet Brunch from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and a Family-Style Dinner from 5-10 p.m., with both seatings offering a wealth of traditional favorites. Pricing: $35 per person (Brunch); $80 for two people, $160 for four, $40 for each additional guest (Dinner).
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
This award-winning resort will have complete Thanksgiving dinners for guests to enjoy in their rooms, or to enjoy at home if you’re not staying at the resort. Both feature Roasted Rosemary and Citrus Brined Turkey, plus traditional sides, and numerous a-la-carte add-ons are also available. The To-Go package serves up to eight people, while the In-Room is priced per-person for a minimum of eight people. Orders for both must be placed by Nov. 20. Pricing: $295 (to-go), $42 per person (in-room).
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Enjoy an island-inspired brunch featuring holiday favorites and traditional brunch menu items at Euphoria from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Menu items include seasonal soups and salads, protein action station, savory entrees and fixings, decadent main courses, and sides, plus a chef’s display of traditional holiday desserts.
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
This I-Drive restaurant is serving a delicious and affordable three-course, prix-fixe meal, including your choice of Brick Roasted Turkey or Braised Prime Short Rib, plus your choice of appetizer and dessert. This offer is also available for to-go orders. Pricing: $29 per person.
The New Standard
The Winter Park restaurant will offer an “Everything But the Turkey” package for $95 (serves four). The package includes six scratch-made sides and you can add on additional servings for $15. Orders should be placed before close of business on Saturday, November 21, for pick-up on Wednesday, November 26.
The Osprey Tavern
Located in Baldwin Park near downtown Orlando, this restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but is offering a special, a-la-carte holiday menu for pick-up. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Nov. 22 and picked up Nov. 25 between 2-7 p.m. Pricing: Varies.
This Disney Springs eatery will have a Traditional Turkey Dinner with a wealth of accoutrements. Additionally, select bottles of red or white wine will be available for $30 each. Pricing: $25 adults, $12 children (meal).
Raglan Road Irish Pub
Head to Disney Springs for this rollicking restaurant’s take on Thanksgiving, which includes Butter and Herb Roasted Turkey with gourmet versions of your favorite fixings. Pricing: $28.95 adults, $14 children.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
This resort’s newest restaurant, Chef John Tesar’s Knife & Spoon, is serving a three-course, prix-fixe menu for adults, as well as a-la-carte options for children. Pricing: $125 adults, varies for children.
Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
This hotel’s Bella Vista Ballroom is hosting Thanksgiving buffets for private parties only, with groups starting at 50+ for daytime slots (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2-4 p.m.) and 75+ for nighttime (5-8 p.m.). Buffets will not be self-service and will include traditional entrees and fixings. Pricing: $39 per person (daytime), $42 per person (nighttime).
Noon – 5 p.m., dig into a Thanksgiving Day Buffet resplendent with traditional favorites and creative new treats. Pricing: $39.95 adults, $18.95 children 4-11 (free under 4).
Rosen Shingle Creek
This property near Universal Orlando Resort is offering three ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, including:
- Thanksgiving Day Buffet (11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.): Enjoy unlimited mimosas while indulging in a gastronome feast in Rosen Shingle Creek’s delightful Cafe Osceola, with standouts such as Lobster Bisque, Paella Valencia, Citrus-Brined Turkey and more. Pricing: $59.95 adults, $24.95 children 4-11 (free under 4); 25% discount for Florida residents.
- Thanksgiving Day Private In-Suite Feast (11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.): Leave the cooking and clean up to the expert Rosen team, while enjoying an intimate holiday meal in the comfort and privacy of one of Rosen Shingle Creek’s luxury suites. Pricing: $50 adults, $22.95 children 4-11 (free under 4); minimum of 8 paid guests.
- Takeaway Thanksgiving Harvest: Impress your guests with a hot, chef-prepared Thanksgiving Day meal from Rosen Shingle Creek’s talented chefs. Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, for pickup between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, or Thanksgiving Day. Pricing: $40 per person.
Located at Disney Springs, this restaurant will serve Roast Turkey with Apple-Pancetta Stuffing ($25) with gourmet sides on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a special Cranberry Mule cocktail throughout November. Pricing: $25 adults, $10 children (meal); $14 cocktail.
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
Four of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels will be serving Thanksgiving dinner with lots of traditional favorites, including:
- Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando: From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Family-Style Feast in The Kitchen, plus a live acoustic guitarist starting at noon. Reservations are recommended. Pricing: $59 adults, $24 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Loews Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal Orlando: This resort’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be served in the Islands Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Pricing: $59 adults, $27 children 3-9 (free under 3); adults 21+ can add unlimited mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails for $15 more.
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Head to this property’s Bayliner Diner from noon – 11 p.m. for their Thanksgiving Day Meal Special. Pricing: $18.99 adults, $9.99 children 3-9 (free under 3); $3.50 add-on dessert.
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites: This resort’s Beach Break Cafe will have a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal from noon – 11 p.m. Pricing: $15.99 adults, $8.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
Which restaurants offer prepared Thanksgiving dinner to go?
Unless otherwise noted, restaurants offering fully cooked Thanksgiving meals for pickup will also be open on Thanksgiving day for in-person dining.
Pre-order classic favorites from the 4 Rivers holiday menu, including whole smoked turkeys, boneless ham, prime rib and signature angus brisket. Designed to feed groups of all sizes, the holiday selections also include homestyle side dishes such as mashed potatoes, classic gravy, cornbread stuffing and cranberry chutney, which can be ordered a la carte or as part of the Fixins Package.
To view the complete 4 Rivers holiday menu and place online pre-orders click here. Thanksgiving pre-orders must be placed noon on Monday, Nov. 23 for pickup on Wednesday.
Serves 8 – 10
Bob Evans’ Premium Farmhouse Feast includes a slow-roasted turkey breast, hickory smoked ham, bread and celery dressing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, freshly baked rolls, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and double crust apple pie. They also have an option for a meal that serves 4, available for $59.99.
Boston Market is offering a Turkey Dinner meal with a whole roasted turkey, spinach artichoke dip and crackers, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable stuffing, cranberry walnut relish, 12 dinner rolls, an apple pie, and a pumpkin pie. Other variations and options are available, including turkey breast meals and a a la carte items.
Meals are heat-and-serve, and can be picked up the week of Thanksgiving. Delivery options are also available.
Buca di Beppo
The Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go features sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and add-on Italian favorites. There’s also an option for a small dinner that serves 3 for $68.99.
Serves up to 10
Cracker Barrel’s Heat ‘n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal includes two oven-roasted turkey breasts, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, choice of three country sides, yeast rolls, a pumpkin pie, and a pecan pie. They’re also offering other to-go meals that serve 8-10, with ham, for $139.99, and another turkey dinner that serves 4-6, available for $69.99.
The meals will be available for pick-up November 21 to November 29. If you schedule your pick-up for November 23 or 24, you’ll receive a free $10 bonus gift card (valid in January and February 2021).
$235 – $250
Serves 4 – 6
Eddie V’s is offering Thanksgiving at-home meals that include either turkey breast or an oven-roasted tenderloin, plus several sides. They’re also offering a smaller meal for 2 people for $135 – $150.
Pick-up will be available November 24 and 25.
$45 per person
Fleming’s is offering a three-course Thanksgiving carry-out meal that includes individual entrées, and family-style salad, sides, and dessert. You can also order a large party meal that serves 12 people with items priced individually.
Call your local restaurant for information on pick-up dates and times.
$49.99 – $99.99
Serves approx. 8-24, depending on options you choose
Golden Corral has your Thanksgiving covered with a meal that includes your choice of whole roasted or smoked turkey, holiday spiced ham, prime rib, or fried chicken (12 or 24 pieces), along with mashed potatoes and gravy, choice of homestyle sides, whole pumpkin or pecan pie, and their famous yeast rolls with honey butter.
Price varies depending on which of the full, pre-cooked meals you choose. 72-hour notice required; order by November 22 for “Thanksgiving Eve” pickup.
Serves 4 – 5
Maggiano’s is offering a Thanksgiving Carryout Package, featuring a roasted turkey with giblet gravy and focaccia sausage stuffing, a country-style smoked ham with whipped sweet potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, four-cheese ravioli, Caesar salad, garlic mashed potatoes, freshly baked bread, and cranberry relish. A la carte items are also available for order.
Orders must be placed by 8 p.m. the night before pick-up. Available for pick-up November 24th to 26th. Meals that are picked up prior to Thanksgiving Day will be packaged cold to be warmed at home.
Metro Diner’s Holiday Feast To-Go includes baked ham with cherry sauce, roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cornbread stuffing, Hawaiian dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie. They also have an option that serves 4 people, available for $55.99.
Order from November 5 to November 23. Pick-up times are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 24 and November 25, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 26. The meals are picked up cold, to be reheated at home.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Thanksgiving dinner to go includes turkey, homestyle gravy, assorted sides, and your choice of dessert. There’s also an option for a larger dinner that serves 10, available for $190.
Pre-orders are accepted through November 22, with pick-up times between November 24 and 26. The meal is picked up cold to be reheated at home. Delivery options are also available.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Take-Home Feast features your choice of salad, oven-roasted turkey breast, sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy, cranberry relish, choice of one side, and four personal pumpkin cheesecakes. A la carte sides and salads are also available for order.
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