Being in south Florida, where families do not always live in close proximity to each other, holidays like Thanksgiving are not alway as picture perfect as we see on television or movies. Even if you have many friends and family who would like to sit around a dinner table, not everyone looks forward to cooking or cleaning for a large number of guests. That’s why, easy year, I prepare a short list of places that will be open on Thanksgiving which falls on Thursday, November 23rd for the year 2017. Full disclosure: the first three places listed are sponsors of Weekend Broward.
- Galuppi’s Restaurant & Patio-Bar in Pompano Beach – Known for their huge Sunday Brunch Buffets, this hidden treasure located at the entrance to the Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course will probably have the largest spread of both traditional and non-traditional foods on their all-you-can eat buffet beginning at Noon on Thursday, November 24th. Seating will be available in both their intimate dining room or out on the patio. RSVP recommended (954) 785-0226 $34.95pp (14.95 for kids 4-12)
- Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale – Live Music & Great Food are guaranteed 7 Days a week at this intimate restaurant and nightclub located in the North Beach Shopping District of Fort Lauderdale. Thanksgiving will be No Exception. Owner Cathy Vassallo has prepared a special menu with a choice of Prime Rib, Honey-Baked Ham or Fried Turkey, traditional side dishes, soup or salad and dessert for a Prix Fixe of $29.95. Since there are only a limited number of tables inside and out on the patio, reservations are highly recommended. (954) 689-2344.
- Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale – Known for their beautiful view of the intra-coastal waterway and docks that let you park your boat while you eat indoors or out on their extensive patio, “Shooters” is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet this year. The carving station will offer turkey, prime rib and roasted ham. The buffet will also include soups, salads, traditional sides and desserts including Pumpkin Cheesecake for a set price of $54/pp ($26 for kids 12 and under). Call (954) 566-2855 for more info.
DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
Be sure to also check out the Live Music Calendars at www.WeekendBroward.com for more places to eat and drink the night before Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the most popular days of the year for celebrating with friends (and college buddies) before getting together with family on Thursday.