Thanksgiving is almost upon us, but 2020 is not giving us the usual holiday. The pandemic is affecting all of us, and gatherings need to be smaller and safer.
If you’d like to eat out in a small group, or order for take-out to have at home, here are our picks for enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner.
Please note: most take-out orders need to be in by this weekend for pick-up before the holiday, and all need to be pre-ordered. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for in-person dining.
THE BOHEME AT THE GRAND BOHEMIAN (ORLANDO)
Enjoy a three-course menu for $59 per person featuring entree choice of roasted turkey, beef tenderloin, pan-seared grouper, or Mediterranean tofu. Menu and reservations at kesslercollection.com/boheme-restaurant. Vegetarian entree choice.
CAFE TU TU TANGO (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
Enjoy their Bottomless Brunch from 11am-8pm for $26.62 per person, featuring some seasonal specials in addition to the regular brunch menu. Bottomless Bloody Marys or Mimosas can be added for $16 each. For menu and reservations, visit cafetututango.com. Read our review of the Bottomless Brunch. Vegetarian/Vegan entree choices.
THE CAPITAL GRILLE (ORLANDO)
Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner in-house for $43 per adult/$15 per child. Or if you already have the turkey, you can order a bevy of sides to take home for $125. Two locations: Pointe Orlando and Mall at Millenia. Menu and reservations/ordering at thecapitalgrille.com.
CHRISTINI’S ITALIANO RISTORANTE (DR PHILLIPS/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a three-course dinner menu for $62.50 per person in house or order to-go by Mon. Nov. 23 for $50 per person (4 person minimum). Menu at christinis.com.
DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAKHOUSE (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring slow-roasted turkey breast starting at $49 per person. Or get a Family Meal Pack To-Go starting at $175 for 2-4 people or $250 for 4-6 people. Order by Mon. Nov. 23. Menus and reservations/ordering at delfriscos.com.
DELANEY’S TAVERN (ORLANDO)
Offering an a la carte Thanksgiving menu to take home, including sage-brined smoked turkey breast ($12/lb) and roasted prime rib ($18/lb). Order by Wed. Nov. 24 at eatdt.com.
EDDIE V’S (DR PHILLIPS/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $43 per person ($15 kids) or take home a full dinner featuring slow-roasted turkey breast ($135 for 2/$235 for 4-6) or oven-roasted tenderloin ($150 for 2/$250 for 4-6). Menus and reservations/ordering at eddiev.com.
GIT-N-MESSY BBQ (WINTER SPRINGS)
Offering a 20-24lb smoked turkey for $95 ($5 carving fee). Call 407-542-7728 to order. Visit the Git-N-Messy BBQ Facebook page for more info.
HAMILTON’S KITCHEN AT THE ALFOND INN (WINTER PARK)
Enjoy a chef-inspired family-style Thanksgiving meal for $59 per person ($29 kids). Offering two limited capacity seatings. Menu and reservations at the event’s ticket page.
HYATT REGENCY GRAND CYPRESS (ORLANDO)
The hotel is offering a private room to dine in for $250 (+tax) and a Thanksgiving Dinner for $42 per person (8 person minimum). Reserve by Fri. Nov 20 by emailing email@example.com.
JACK’S PLACE RESTAURANT AT ROSEN PLAZA (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
$35 per person for three-course menu. Socially distant seating. Menu and reservations at rosenplaza.com.
KNIFE & SPOON AT RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO GRANDE LAKES (ORLANDO)
MARLOW’S TAVERN (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)
Offering a complete dinner for five for $140 or a la carte items for take home at Marlow’s Lee Vista, Oviedo, and Waterford Lakes locations. Order by Sun. Nov. 22. Menus and order form at marlowstavern.com.
MIA’S ITALIAN KITCHEN (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
Offering Thanksgiving meals for two ($49), four ($89), or six ($129) to take home. Order by Mon. Nov 23. Call 407-601-7130 to order or visit miasitalian.com, where you can also see the menu.
Or, dine in with socially distant seating. Enjoy a three-course menu for $29 per person. Visit link above for menu and reservations.
MX TACO (MILK DISTRICT/ORLANDO)
Offering Thanksgiving to-go featuring herb-roasted turkey breast for $75 (feeds 4). Order by Thurs. Nov 19. Call 407-730-5241 to order. Menu at MX Taco’s Facebook page.
THE NEW STANDARD (WINTER PARK)
The Winter Park restaurant will offer an “Everything But the Turkey” package for $95 (serves four) for take home. Guests can add on additional servings for $15 each, and other add-ons include Charcuterie + Cheese ($25), one dozen Assorted Cookies ($15) and additional pies for $20, plus a selection of wines. Order by Sat. Nov. 19. Menu and order form at newstandardwp.com.
THE OSPREY (BALDWIN PARK/ORLANDO)
Offering an a la carte menu of take-home items, including stone crab claws, S’mores pie, bagel & lox board, smoked salmon drink, and cocktails to-go. Order by Sun. Nov. 22. Menu and online ordering at theospreyorlando.com.
PADDLEFISH (DISNEY SPRINGS)
The restaurant will serve a Traditional Turkey Dinner ($29) featuring herb-roasted turkey breast, chourico cornbread stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, cranberry relish and pan gravy. A children’s portion can be purchased for $12. Select bottles of red or white wine will be available for Thanksgiving Day only for $30. Socially distant seating. Call 407-934-8888 for reservations, or visit paddlefishrestaurant.com.
PIG FLOYD’S URBAN BARBAKOA (MILLS 50/ORLANDO)
Offering a to-go menu a la carte featuring entrees like smoked turkey, smoked brisket, and brown sugar & honey spiral glazed ham starting at $14.99/lb. Order by Sun. Nov. 22. Call 407-725-4202 to order. Menu at Pig Floyd’s Facebook page.
RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO GRANDE LAKES (ORLANDO)
Offering a Turkey To-Go dinner for six for $265, including a 14-16 pound whole roasted turkey. Order by Tues. Nov 24. Call 407-393-4034 to order. Menu at grandelakes.com.
ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK (ORLANDO)
This year, they are offering a Takeaway Thanksgiving Harvest Menu for $40 per person. For each takeaway meal purchased, The Harris Rosen Foundation will make a donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank which will feed up to 4 local children this holiday season. Order by Tues. Nov 24. Call (407) 996-3663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Menu available at rosenshinglecreek.com.
SEAR + SEA AT JW MARRIOTT ORLANDO BONNET CREEK (WALT DISNEY WORLD)
Enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner for $125 per person ($65 kids) with $39 wine pairing option. Call 407-919-6300 or visit opentable.com for reservations.
SEASONS 52 (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS; DR PHILLIPS/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner plate with Mini-Indulgence dessert for $29.95 per person at both locations. Menu and reservations at seasons52.com.
Also offering a Thanksgiving Dinner Box for $150 (serves 4-6). Menu and ordering at the link above.
SLATE (DR PHILLIPS/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving menu for $45 per person. Vegetarian entree choice. Menu and reservations at slateorlando.com.
Also offering to-go menu for four for $119. Menu and ordering at link above. Vegetarian entree choice.
SMOKE AND DONUTS (ORLANDO)
Offering a la carte Thanksgiving menu to-go featuring a smoked turkey breast (approx 5lbs) for $59, and sides starting at $9/lb. Menu and pre-order form at smokeanddonuts.com.
SOCO (THORNTON PARK/ORLANDO)
Order by Sat. Nov 21. Prices $50-$75 (for two) or $100-$150 (for four). Call 407-849-1800 to order. Menu at Soco’s Facebook page. Vegetarian entree choice.
TABLA (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO; WINTER PARK)
Offering an Indian Thanksgiving dinner to take home for $35 at both locations. Call 407-248-9400 (Orlando) or 321-422-0321 (Winter Park) to order. Menu at Tabla’s Facebook page.
TAP ROOM AT DUBSDREAD (ORLANDO)
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet for $39.95 per person ($14.95 for kids), featuring carving stations with prime rib and turkey, and family style sides brought to every table. Call 407-650-0100 for reservations. Menu at Tap Room’s Facebook page.
TAPA TORO (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
Enjoy Bottomless Brunch for $35 per person from 10:30am to 3pm, or Family-Style Dinner for 4 or more for $35 per person from 4-10pm. Menus and reservations at tapatoro.restaurant.
Also offering a Thanksgiving Paella dinner to-go for 4-6 for $149. Menu and ordering info at link above.
TAVERNA OPA (I-DRIVE/ORLANDO)
Enjoy a greek-style Thanksgiving with a three-course prix fixe menu for $28 per person. Socially distant seating. Call 407-351-8660 for reservations. Menu at opaorlando.com.
TERRALINA CRAFTED ITALIAN (DISNEY SPRINGS)
Enjoy Roast Turkey with Apple-Pancetta Stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, and rosemary-sage gravy for $25 per person. A children’s plate can be purchased for $10. Those 21+ can enjoy the seasonal cocktail, The Cranberry Mule, for $14. Socially distant seating. Call 407-934-8888 for reservations, or visit terralinacrafteditalian.com.
UNRESERVED AT JW MARRIOTT ORLANDO BONNET CREEK (WALT DISNEY WORLD)
Enjoy a Breakfast Buffet from 7-11am for $45 per person ($20 kids) featuring a breakfast ham carving display, made-to-order omelet station & themed sweets from the talented pastry team.
Or enjoy a Dinner Buffet from 4-9pm for $75 per person ($35 kids) featuring a turkey & meat carving station, fresh raw bar and seasonal sweets, along with live music.
Call 407-919-6300 or visit opentable.com for reservations.
Offering up a Thanksgiving dinner plate featuring a choice of Sliced Turkey with Gravy or Nashville Hot Turkey, and four sides for $23.99 for dining in restaurant, or for take home for two ($48) or 4-6 ($99). Menu and reservations/ordering at yardhouse.com.
Wherever, and however, you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, please be safe and keep it a small intimate gathering. There will be time for big gatherings, hopefully next year, once we get past this pandemic.
If I missed a dinner offering, let me know in comments, so other readers can check it out.
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