Don't feel like slaving away in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Not to worry--several restaurants around town are opening their kitchen doors for those who just don't feel like mirroring the Iron Chef all day.

The Ritz Carlton:1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, 941-309-2000. If you want the best Dinner will be served buffet style in the grand ballroom from 11 AM-4 PM with live music and children’s activities too. This buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner will be sure to please. The meal plan wasn’t posted yet, but you can expect to be treated.

The Capital Grille: 180 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, 941-256-3647. The Capital Grille just isn’t about their out of this world steak, they serve up a pretty delicious Thanksgiving dinner too. If you have never had their mashed potatoes, this is a good time to try them. Want to have Thanksgiving dinner waterfront? What could be better than dinner with a view? Then come to Chart House. They will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast that many have raved about in the past. You can make reservations online or give them a call.

Libby’s Cafe & Bar: 1917 S. Osprey Ave, Sarasota, 941-487-7300. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving from 11 AM-8 PM, This is a fixed menu of traditional Thanksgiving dinner with dessert. If you are looking for something other than a Thanksgiving meal, Libby’s will also be serving a few select menu items as well. . Libby’s will also deliver a Thanksgiving meal to you with all the trimmings, enough to feed a group of 6. Call them to make reservations. A personal favorite of many locals in the area, it caters to many pellets!

Seasons 52: 170 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, 941-702-9652. Serving Thanksgiving Dinner until 8 PM Thanksgiving Day. If you are looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, don’t forget about Seasons 52. The name pretty much says it all. It speaks for itself. You can't go wrong!

Mattison’s Forty-One: 7275 S Tamiami Tr Sarasota,941.921.3400. Served from 11 AM-11PM at both City Grille locations and at Mattison’s Forty-One from 11AM-8PM. Mattison’s will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal buffet style and will also include a chef’s carving station, full salad bar, cheese boards and handcrafted desserts. Can you say, yummy?

Der Dutchman: 3713 Bahia Street, Sarasota, 941-955-8007 10:30 AM-5 PM, This is home cooking at its finest. Thanksgiving will be served buffet style. Der Dutchman will have an extensive buffet with the traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a dessert bar. *Carry out options are also available*

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