Who's willing to roast the turkey for you on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2016? Here's a list, broken into table-service experiences, buffets and take-home meals. I'll keep adding to it as info comes my way.
Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2016: Table Service
This bustling brasserie in downtown Orlando will serve a family-style dinner, American with French twists, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. $48/$18 plus tax and tip. Reservations: 407.930.1700. Here's the menu:
Hors d’oeuvres: chicken liver pate, frisse salad, pork terrine plate with pickles, pain maison, baked brie and red wine-soaked raisins
Entrées: Harrison Farm roasted turkey (white and dark meat), turkey gravy and cranberry port chutney
Sides: whipped Yukon potatoes; green bean casserole; braised kale with bacon, chili and garlic;
This formal indoor-outdoor French restaurant in Winter Park will serve Thanksgiving dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No menu details are available. Reservations
Enjoy an Irish spin on your Thanksgiving dinner at Raglan Road, a Disney Springs restaurant with great beer and entertainment as well as hearty meals. You'll get a full plate of seasonal American classics for $28, $14 for kids.
The farm-to-table American restaurant within Winter Park's Alfond Inn boutique hotel will offer a traditional turkey meal for lunch (1 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and dinner (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) featuring a turkey from Lake Meadow Naturals.
This casual gastropub in Orlando's MetroWest neighborhood will serve a full dinner for $24/$11 from 11 a.m. to midnight. The menu is below. Reservations
The Orlando and Altamonte Springs units of this healthyish restaurant chain will offer a Thanksgiving dinner including antibiotic-free turkey with pan gravy, herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, French green beans, cranberry relish and a pumpkin pie mini-indulgence. Wine pairings will be available. $26.90/$12.9. Here's the menu. Reservations
Orlando's arm of this Brazilian-style steakhouse chain will have Thanksgiving foods on the menu in addition to its regular line-up of skewered meats plus a food bar. Among the add-ons: roasted turkey breast with au jus, cranberry relish, Brazilian sausage and apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The email doesn't state the price, so let's guess that it's the same as usual -- $51 for adults, half that for children.
Both Orlando-area units of this upscale steakhouse chain will serve a special Thanksgiving menu and its regular menu. The adult holiday meal includes turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney, and mashed potatoes. That's $38, and pumpkin cheesecake is an extra $10. A children's meal is available for $15. Details.
Along International Drive, this Spanish restaurant will serve a Thanksgiving paella dinner with dessert and Flamenco dancing for $24.
A grand buffet will be served at this hotel, which will offer complimentary two-hour parking. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $41.95/$19.95 5-12. Reservations: 407.825.1315 or email@example.com. Menu:
- Mixed greens, baby kale, baby spinach, mini wedges
- Heirloom tomatoes, garbanzo beans, roasted beets, cucumbers, international cheeses
- Dried cranberries, lardons, spiced walnuts, housemade dressings
- Fresh fruit display
- Duet of beets salad
- Wild rice salad
- Root vegetable bisque, maple crema, candied hazelnuts
- Deviled eggs, caviar, Dijon and achieve crème fraiche
- Sweet potato “croquettes,” powdered sugar, smoked honey
- Truffled mac and cheese gratin
- Chive whipped potatoes, giblet gravy
- Minted baby carrot medley
- Asparagus, brown butter
- Maple-bacon Brussels sprouts
- Carved beef tenderloin
- Carved tom turkey, cranberry relish
- Pumpkin seed-crusted grouper, pomegranate butter
- Carved porchetta, rosemary-fennel rub, cherry tomato confit
- Shrimp & grits
- Pumpkin, bourbon-apple and cherry pies
- White and dark chocolate, and pumpkin and pistachio, pot de cremes
- Mason jar trifle
- Caramel-apple mousse, cinnamon whipped cream, candied pecans, sweet cranberry compote
- House-churned lavendar gelato, mini waffle cone, peach relish & Hawaiian black sea salt
Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Orlando 2016: Take-Home Meals
Orlando's three casual-dining 310 restaurants -- Lakeside, Park South and Lake Nona -- will sell take-home meals meant for 10 to 12 people. Included: turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a bottle of bubbly. $225. Details
Vegetarian and vegans will be pleased to know that The Sanctum is offering Thanksgiving foods to go. The dishes have no gluten, animal products, or refined sugar or flour. Order $50 worth or more by before November 17 to receive a free portion of cranberry-bourbon relish. Click here to order by November 20.
On the menu:
Creamed spinach-artichoke dip
Organic kale salad
Organic smashed rosemary potatoes and cashew mushroom gravy
Whipped maple sweet potatoes with cinnamon-pecan streusel
Cheezy broccoli and cauliflower with sage-almond crumble