Not all of us always feeling like spending countless hours in the kitchen during Thanksgiving. We want to spend as much quality time with family as possible. Not to worry--multiple restaurants around town are opening their kitchen doors for those families who want some quality food out of the house.
Marina Jacks: 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 941-365-4232. Imagine having a Thanksgiving dinner overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Plus, there is not only one, but two Thanksgiving specials. For $29 per person, you can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the sides you can imagine. If you're not a turkey fan, how about a prime rib special for $33 per person?
Chart House: 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 941-383-5593. 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.
Columbia Restaurant: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, 941-388-3987. One of the oldest and beloved restaurants in Southwest Florida. The Columbia has served Thanksgiving dinner to residents for decades. You will be able to dine outside on a beautiful Thanksgiving afternoon on the one-and-only St. Armands Circle. For $24 per adult and $6 for children you can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. You'll be in for a treat, as some secret family recipes are part of the meal plan. You'll want to call early to make a reservation at this gem!
Duval’s: 1435 Main Street, Sarasota, 941-312-4001. You can enjoy a lovely traditional Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 AM-6:30 PM on Thanksgiving day. $36 per adult and $24 for children. If you're not looking for the traditional meal, Duval's will be offering a “special holiday menu” as well.
Michael’s On East: 1212 East Ave South (Midtown Plaza) Sarasota, 941-366-0007. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Michael’s will stay on course as per tradition and offer the regular menu as well as a special holiday menu for $43 per person (adult or child).
Der Dutchman: 3713 Bahia Street, Sarasota, 941-955-8007 10:30 AM-5 PM. If you're looking to really get stuffed, Thanksgiving will be served buffet-style this year. Der Dutchman will provide a vast array of dishes from traditional Thanksgiving dishes to a dessert bar. In addition, carry out options are available.
Westin-Downtown Sarasota: 100 Marina Drive, Sarasota, 941-260-8255. This Thanksgiving, the Westin is having three separate seatings: Noon, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Of course, the traditional Thanksgiving menu is available. However, Westin will also be serving prime rib and a seafood option will be available, as well. The price is $60 for adults and$24.95 for children.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
*CDC disclaimer: Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is spread by handling or eating food. However, it is important to limit close contact with people outside of your home, frequently wash hands, and wear masks when you're not eating.
COVID-19 and Eating Out
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is spread by handling or eating food. However, it is important to limit close contact with people outside of your home, encourage handwashing, and wear a mask when you’re not eating. Get tips for protecting yourself from COVID-19 when eating in a restaurant, and read considerations for ways restaurants and bars can protect employees and customers.