Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet potatoes. Cranberry sauce. The litany of sides. The kid-friendly options. Not to mention the grocery shopping and the cleanup. It’s exhausting just to think about. We get it, mama. But don’t worry, there are plenty of delectable restaurants in the area willing to do the whole holiday shebang for you.
So, if you’re far from family, have a few littles at home, are pregnant or just plain frazzled at the idea of roasting a turkey, don’t. Call up one of these Sarasota area restaurants and cross the biggest cooking day of the year off your to-do list. Trust us, it feels amazing. But do it quick, these Thanksgiving reservations book up fast.
13 Scrumptious Restaurants That Will Cook Thanksgiving Dinner For You
The Capital Grille – Their three-course menu comes with Slow-Roasted Turkey and Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans and Cranberry Pear Chutney as well as Mashed Potatoes to share. $39/adults, $15/children, add $10/person for Pumpkin Cheesecake dessert. Seating from 11:00am – 9:00pm. 180 University Town Center Drive, Lakewood Ranch. 941-256-3647.
The Columbia Restaurant – Pairing a traditional roast turkey with Spanish sides like Cuban Bread, Spanish Bean, Black Bean or Gazpacho Soup, their 1905 Salad (for an additional $2.95/person) and Pumpkin Flan for dessert makes for a unique twist on Thanksgiving. Or you can also order off of their regular dinner menu. $21.95/adults, $5.95/children under 10. 411 St. Armand’s Circle, St. Armands. 941-388-3987.
Der Dutchman – Scratch-made recipes at this Amish restaurant will be served up two ways this Thanksgiving. Stop in for their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Turkey, Roast Beef and Ham and all the classic sides like Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Creamed Corn and more. Or place an order for one of their carry-out packages and enjoy the spread at your place. Meals will be fully cooked and packed cold. Instructions for re-heating are included. $22.99/adults, $10.99/children 3-10, Free/children 2 and under. Seating from 10:30am – 5:00pm. 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. 941-955-8007.
Euphemia Haye – Serving their full a la carte menu, or your choice of two Thanksgiving Specials – Sliced Turkey on Prune Stuffing with Gravy or 1/4 Roast Duck on Sage Stuffing with Raspberry Sauce. The upstairs Haye Loft will also be open serving gourmet pizzas, homemade desserts, exotic coffees and top-shelf spirits as well as their regular abbreviated menu. Prices vary based on your menu selections. Euphemia Haye seating from 1:00 – 9:00pm, Haye Loft open from 2:00 – 10:00pm. 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-3633.
Fleming’s – Their three-course meal includes an amuse bouche of Buttermilk Biscuits with Pumpkin Butter and Honey, your choice of Fleming’s Salad or Lobster Bisque, Roasted Turkey Breast served with Gravy, Brioche Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes, and your choice of Pumpkin Cheesecake or Carrot Cake for dessert. They also offer a slightly modified children’s Thanksgiving menu for the little ones. Or if you prefer, their full menu is also available. $40.00/adults, $15/children under 12. Seating from 11:00am. 2100 Siesta Dr., Sarasota. 941-358-9463.
Harry’s Continental Kitchens – A three-course dinner includes your choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Fall Apple Salad, Fresh Roasted Turkey with Apple Walnut Stuffing, sides and dessert. They also offer a fully catered Thanksgiving dinner to go from Harry’s Deli that can be pre-ordered and picked up on Wednesday, November 22nd. $38.99/person, $50.99/person with premium wine pairings or $29.99/person for entree only. Seating from 12:00 – 8:00pm. 525 St. Jude’s Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-0777.
Max’s Table – Want someone else to cook, but still want to enjoy the feast at home? Max’s Table will serve up Thanksgiving catering to go for you. You’ll get Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cranberry Apple Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Pecan Pie and more. $15/person for 1-8 guests, $14/person for 9-20 guests, $13/person for 21 or more guests. Order by November 19th. 115 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey. 941-220-7463.
Michael’s on East – Serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, you’ll enjoy Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Pan Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Dried Cranberry and Cornbread Stuffing or you can choose from select signature Michael’s on East favorites a la carte. $29.95/person. Seating from 2:00 – 8:00pm. 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota. 941-366-0007.
Mozaic – Take your pick from a list of holiday entrée items like New Zealand Lamb Rack, Traditional Turkey Dinner, and Vegan Loaf Wellington, with festive sides like Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Crunch Souffle, Thanksgiving Stuffing and three Thanksgiving desserts. Prices vary based on your menu selections. Seating from 2:00 – 9:00pm. 1377 Main Street, Sarasota. 941-951-6272.
Pier 22 – For more than 40 years, Pier 22 has been stuffing residents with their Thanksgiving feast that includes Fresh Roasted Turkey, House Made Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pie and more. The full Pier 22 dinner menu will also be available. Or, you can order a to-go Thanksgiving Meal for four that comes with a free bottle of Pinot Noir, while supplies last. $29.95/adults, $16.95/children 12 and under. Seating from 11:00am – 10:00pm. 1200 1st Ave West, Bradenton. 941-748-8087.
Polo Grill – If you’re looking to load up on seconds or even thirds, Polo’s Thanksgiving Buffet is the way to go. Their carving stations feature Roasted Turkey, Slow Roasted Smoked Virginia Ham and Rosemary Roast Prime Rib Au Jus. And with a seafood display, garden salad station and a bevy of both hot and cold side items, you’ll be lucky if you’ve saved room for their 11 different desserts. $42.00/adults, $20.00/children under 12, Free/children under 2. Seating from 12:00 – 5:00pm. 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. 941-782-0899 ext 2.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Their three-course Turkey Dinner includes your choice of Salad or Seafood Gumbo, Roasted Turkey with Sausage and Herb Stuffing, Homemade Gravy and Cranberry Dressing, complete with your choice of side and dessert. They’ll even send you home with some Thanksgiving extras to enjoy the next day. $39.95/adults, $12.95/children. Seating from 12:00 – 8:00pm. 6700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-924-9442.
The Table Creekside – If you’re looking for a decadent meal with a view of the water, book a table outside at The Table Creekside. Their starter options include Acorn Squash Bisque, Roman Caeser Salad, Oysters on the Half Shell and Lox and Bagels. Their entrées include traditional options like a Pilgrim Carving Feast and Virginia Slow Roasted Ham Shank or seafood delights like Poached Maine Lobster, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass or Jumbo Florida Stone Crab. Thanksgiving dishes are served with sweet potato cobbler, brioche stuffing, and cranberry jam. Prices vary based on your menu selections. 5365 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-921-9465.
And Don’t Forget the Pie!
Yoder’s – Each year, Yoder’s bakes 7,000 pies for Sarasota families for Thanksgiving weekend. And it’s no surprise why. Every single pie at the Amish Village Restaurant is made by hand from crust to fillings to toppings. Fillings range from fruit offerings like apple, peach, blueberry, cherry and strawberry-rhubarb to pumpkin and pecan pies, as well as custards and creme pies like their famous peanut butter creme. $14.95/8 inch pies, $19.95/10 inch pies. Deadline to order: November 21st at 5:00pm or until they reach their limit, so call early! 3434 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota. 941-955-7771