CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving 2015 in Orlando

Thanksgiving is a holiday of food, family, and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take care of the food…and the dishes. If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in Orlando.

A guide to Thanksgiving dinner offerings in Orlando for 2014.

If you don’t already have reservations, here are some of our picks for places to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Orlando area:

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The Alfond Inn – Winter Park
Cost: $64 per adult; $24 children 4-12
The hotel will host their annual Thanksgiving Day brunch in the Park Ave Ballroom. First seating is at 11am and second seating at 2:30pm. The buffet sections include antipasto and tapas, hot soup, salads, seafood, a hot section, carving stations, and a dessert station. Reservations via the website.

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Dr. Phillips
Cost: $36 per adults/$15 per child
Located on Orlando’s restaurant row in Dr. Phillips, this steak and seafood restaurant will be offering their full a la carte menu as well as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of sliced turkey, green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, brioche stuffing, glazed acorn squash, pan gravy with mirepoix brunoise, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. Free valet parking. For reservations call 407.355.3011.

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Emeril’s Tchoup Choup – Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Cost: $45 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) Kabocha Squash Bisque; (2) Traditional Roast Turkey with Hawaiian Sweet Bread & Corn Bread Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes, Wok Fried Garlic Green Beans, Cranberry Mandarin Orange Relish, Turkey Gravy; (3) Pumpkin Pie in a Jar. For reservations, call 407.503.2467.

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Highball & Harvest – Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
Cost: $89 per adult; $39 children 12 & under
Enjoy a festive family-style Thanksgiving Feast complemented by their Cider Press Punch, seasonal micro brews and sparkling wine. For reservations, call 407.393.4648.

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Itta Bena – Pointe Orlando
Cost: $35 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) choice of cream of corn soup, caesar salad, or field greens; (2) choice of roasted turkey with sides, blackened snapper with sides, jambalaya pasta, or grilled salmon filet with sides; (3) choice of pumpkin cheesecake or creme brulee. For reservations, call 407.757.2910.

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Lafayette’s Orlando – Pointe Orlando
Cost: $25 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) Butternut Squash Soup, (2) Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, turkey gravey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, candied yams, and a yeast roll, (3) Pumpkin pie. For reservations, call 407.930.1655.

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MOOR – Gaylord Palms Resort
Cost: $95 per person
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 9pm. Stations include small plates, carved turkey, bacon bar, Bloody Mary bar, breakfast items, seafood, and more. For reservations, call 407.586.1101.

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Norman’s – Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
Cost: $110 for adults; $55 additional for wine pairing;$55 for children 12 and under
This award-winning restaurant will feature a special four-course Thanksgiving menu from 5pm to 9pm, designed by culinary legend Norman Van Aken and Executive Chef Andres Mendoza. Free valet parking. Reservations required, call 407.393.4333.

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Old Hickory Steakhouse – Gaylord Palms Resort
Cost: $70 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) choice of butternut squash bisque or warm oyster mushroom salad; (2) choice of roasted heritage turkey or sorghum glazed pork shank, both come with whipped potatoes, bacon corn bread stuffing, and apple butter; (3) Pumpkin pie. For reservations, call 407.586.1600.

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Raglan Road – Disney Springs
Cost: $27.95 per person
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day meal of Bunratty Mead glazed turkey with butter whipped potatoes, apple sage & sweet onion stuffing, braised Brussels sprouts, cranberry & plum chutney served with a traditional gravy. For reservations, call 407.938.0300

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Ravello – Four Seasons Orlando
Cost: $105 per adult; $35 children 5-12
Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch buffet from 2-8pm. Stations include antipasto and tapas, seafood, hot buffet, carving stations, soup, and desserts. For reservations call 407.313.7777.

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Rosen Centre Resort – I-Drive/Convention Center area
Cost: $43.95 per adults; $16.95 children 4-12
Tucked away on I-Drive, near the Orange County Convention Center, the Rosen Centre will be offering a huge brunch buffet with over 55 items, and complimentary mimosas & champagne to diners 21+, from 11am to 7pm. Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dishes, along with an omelet/waffle station, salads, a carving station, seafood, and a huge dessert section. Free valet parking. For reservations call 407.996.8551.

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Tapa Toro – I-Drive 360
Cost: $30 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) choice of Sopa de Hinojo con Papa, Datiles con pan, or Tartare de Tomate; (2) choice of Fricase de Pollo, or Castillas de Res Guisadas; (3) Pumpkin flan. For reservations, call 407.226.2929.

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Taverna Opa – Pointe Orlando
Cost: $25 per person
Enjoy a three-course meal of (1) choice of traditional Greek salad, Spanakopita, or Keftedes; (2) choice of chicken brochette, beef brochette, or lamb; (3) pumpkin crema caramele. For reservations, call 407.351.8660.

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Villa de Flora – Gaylord Palms Resort
Cost: $75 per adult; $32 children
Enjoy a Mediterranean-style Thanksgiving buffet from 10am to 8pm. Stations include salads, pasta, entrees, carving stations, children’s favorites, and desserts. For reservations, call 407.586.1114.

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Walt Disney World

At Epcot, guests can dine on Thanksgiving menus during lunch and dinner seatings at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Restaurant Marrakesh, and Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, as well as quick service at Sunshine Seasons.

Holiday menus also are offered at 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Hollywood & Vine and The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

At Disney Springs, guests can feast on traditional turkey dinners at an assortment of dining locations, including Planet Hollywood, Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, Wolfgang Puck Grand Café, Crossroads at House of Blues, Bongos Cuban Café, Fulton’s Crab House, and The BOATHOUSE.

Within the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, special Thanksgiving dining options are available at:

  • Artist Point and Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Port Orleans Resort Riverside
  • California Grill, Chef Mickey’s and The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Captain’s Grille and Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Citricos, Grand Floridian Café, Narcoossee’s and Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Flying Fish Café and Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
  • Mickey’s Backyard Thanksgiving Feast and Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Sanaa at Disney’s Kidani Village Resort
  • Shutters at Old Port Royale at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Availability is limited and dining events are subject to change. For information and reservations, guests can call 407.WDW.DINE or book online at DisneyWorld.com/dine.

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That should be more than enough choices for your family to enjoy their Thanksgiving meal dining out in the Orlando area. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and Bon Appétit!

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