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 in Orlando planning to be open on November 22, 2018.
Make sure to follow up with the restaurant you choose and make reservations if they are available. Another excellent resource is OpenTable, which lists many restaurants open on Thanksgiving specific to your area.
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Chain restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day
At some you can dine in, others also offer meals to go. And you’ll not only walked away stuffed, but your wallet won’t be that much lighter, with some meals often costing only $12 to $18 per person and none over $30. A few caveats: make reservations where accepted ahead of time, prices, hours and participation may vary, and beverages are extra at most venues.
Bob Evans will be offering a special Thanksgiving meal for four – complete with your choice of entrée (slow-roasted turkey, meatloaf, or country fried steak) starting at $19.99.
Boston Market offers several ways to purchase a holiday meal this season. Stop in on Thanksgiving Day for the Thanksgiving Day Meal, or consider the Heat & Serve option for 12. It’s a complete meal with a whole roasted turkey, several sides, rolls and two whole pies. If you just need an item a la carte, you can get that, too. Follow the link for options and prices, and to find a location near you.
Buca di Beppo : Available only on November 21 and 22, pick up a family style meal ($68.99 for service for three or $134.99 for five) starting at 11 a.m. The turkey dinner includes sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Cracker Barrel starts serving its Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Turkey Day. The meal includes turkey breast, dressing, turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, vegetables of choice, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie with whipped cream, and beverage. Follow this link to online order a family meal to pickup and reheat at your own home.
Denny’s patrons can order the Turkey Dinner Pack, which consists of carved turkey breast served family-style with savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce, and your choice of two sides. Serves 4-5. Add a classic Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Check your local restaurant for times and pricing.
Golden Corral offers an endless bounty in its Thanksgiving buffet. Carved turkey or ham, sliced turkey, fried chicken, roast beef, meatloaf, and even steak and shrimp are featured, as well as more than a dozen side dishes – stuffing, potatoes, casseroles and corn on the cob. It’s the “Endless Buffet,” so you can plan to go back for seconds or thirds. Or order and On-the-Go holiday meal. Call your nearest restaurant for holiday hours.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is crafting a delicious three-course meal starting at $42—from scratch. The Thanksgiving menu features favorites like Lobster Bisque, Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast, family-style sides like Butter-Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and sweet seasonal desserts like Apple Crisp. For devoted steak lovers, the Fleming’s main dining menu will also be available and children can enjoy a three-course menu for $19.
Metro Diner offers breakfast, brunch and lunch until 2pm. They are serving favorites such as Fried Chicken & Waffles, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Croissant French Toast and the holiday special, Stuffing Waffle with Turkey, a ‘waffle’ made from stuffing topped with mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted turkey and a side of cranberry sauce. The diners will close at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day so team members can enjoy the holiday with their loved ones. If looking for holiday gifts in addition to a great meal, receive a $10 Bonus Card for every $50 purchased in gift cards.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers a Traditional Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.99. Includes roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, carrots with rosemary candied bacon, apple & sausage stuffing, cranberry apple chutney and pumpkin pie.
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 2018.
The Alfond Inn: At a cost of $69 for adults, $29 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5, this stately hotel is serving a chef-inspired Thanksgiving feast with seatings at 1 and 3 p.m.
Canvas Restaurant & Market: This restaurant will have a three-course Thanksgiving meal priced at $30 per guest. They’re located in the Orlando neighborhood of Lake Nona, just 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
Hemisphere Restaurant: Offering up-close views of departing and arriving planes at Orlando International Airport, this award-winning restaurant’s Thanksgiving buffet includes multiple entrees, plus cheese, charcuterie, soup, salad, sides, seafood, baked goods and desserts. Running from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., it’s priced at $44.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5.
Walt Disney World Resort dining
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, A Rosen Hotel: A Thanksgiving feast will be served in this resort’s Rosen Ballroom from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Priced at $32.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 4-11, and free for children under 4, it will feature roasted turkey, prime rib, crab cakes, carving stations, sides, desserts and more, plus a choice of red or white wine for guests 21 and up.
Columbia Restaurant: Located in Celebration, just a short distance from Walt Disney World Resort, Columbia will serve Thanksgiving dinner all day, priced at $23 for adults and $6 for children under 10. The regular menu will also be available.
The Edison: One of the newest reasons to visit Disney Springs, this electrifying dining and nightlife hotspot is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $25 per person. You can also enjoy their fall-focused Hallo Hooch cocktail, featuring Redemption Rye, Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice, Domaine de Canton and Cinnamon Cordial shaken over ice and topped with ground cinnamon, for an additional cost.
LakeHouse: Priced at $69 for adults, $32.50 for children ages 6-11, and free for kids under 6, the Thanksgiving buffet at this Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress eatery will include salads, small bites, a charcuterie and cheese table, a seafood and sushi bar, a carving butcher block and much more from 5-9 p.m.
Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante: New to Disney Springs in 2018, this Italian trattoria next to The Edison is serving Thanksgiving dinner for $39 per person, including your choice of starters, entrees and desserts. They’ll also have a special Medici Punch, featuring Tuaca, Bulleit Bourbon and charred cinnamon cider. Downstairs, Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant will have a Pumpkin White Russian, complete with Hanger One Vodka, Monin Pumpkin Spice, heavy cream and a sprinkled sugar rim.
Morimoto Asia: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Disney Springs restaurant will serve a Peking turkey dinner with Szechuan peppercorn gravy, Japanese-style candied yams, cranberry-lychee chutney and a pork-fried rice version of stuffing, with a special Fall All Over cocktail available at an additional cost. The latter features Hennessy, Averna, lemon, apricot preserves and a spritz of cinnamon.
Reunion Resort: This resort near Walt Disney World will offer a Grande Thanksgiving Feast with seatings at 3 and 5 p.m. Priced at $54.95 for adults, $21.95 for children ages 4-12, and free for kids under 4, the meal will feature turkey and striploin carving stations, plus salads, sides, desserts, live entertainment and activities for children.
Todd English’s bluezoo: Located at Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, this celebrity chef-owned eatery is offering a Thanksgiving special with roasted turkey roulade and gourmet fixings. Pricing is $40 for adults and $16 for children.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: In addition to the Thanksgiving feast at Todd English’s bluezoo, this resort will serve a Thanksgiving buffet at its Garden Grove restaurant, including a children’s menu. It’s priced at $48.99 for adults, $26.99 for kids ages 3-9, and free for children under 3.
Wine Bar George: Wine and dine your way through a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at this Disney Springs venue, which is headed by Master Sommelier George Miliotes.
International Drive Area dining
B.B. King’s Blues Club: Part of the dining and entertainment lineup at Pointe Orlando, this venue will have a Thanksgiving brunch and live music from 12-4 p.m. Priced at $49.95 for adults, $18.99 for children 5 and up, and free for kids under 5, the meal will include carving stations, custom omelets, salad, fruit, pastries, bread and dessert, plus several breakfast favorites.
Hilton Orlando: David’s Lobby & Bar at this resort is serving Thanksgiving dinner for $28 per guest with a Thankful Cranberry cocktail available for an additional cost. Or, grab a turkey burger with sweet potato fries at the Hilton’s Tropics Pool Bar & Grill.
Rosen Centre: Buffet-style Thanksgiving dining will be available at Café Gaugin from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., including usual holiday favorites, desserts, sushi, pasta, paella, seafood, omelets, waffles, a carving station and desserts. Pricing is $47.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids ages 4-12, and free for children under 4.
Rosen Plaza Hotel: This property’s Thanksgiving buffet is priced at $42.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages 4-11, and free for children under 4. Served from 12-5 p.m., it will include traditional fare, pasta, seafood, carving stations, Asian stations and desserts, plus complimentary wine for adults 21 and up.
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops: Located at Hilton Orlando, this restaurant will put its own twist on traditional Thanksgiving fare, and Apple Cider Sangria will also be available. Pricing is $59 for adults and $25 for children under 13.
Urban Tide: At this Hyatt Regency Orlando eatery, sit down to a three-course Thanksgiving dinner of roasted turkey breast or grilled lamb chops, plus a choice of starters and desserts, for $60 per person.
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