Fort Lauderdale Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Living in south Florida, not all families live in close proximity to each other which makes holidays like Thanksgiving not always as picture perfect as we see on the big screen. Even if you have many friends and family who would like to sit around a traditional dinner table, not everyone looks forward to cooking or cleaning for a large number of guests.  That’s why, each year, Weekend Broward prepares a short list of places that will be open on Thanksgiving for your dining pleasure based on our favorite spots for dining and live entertainment in and around Fort Lauderdale.

  1. 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 Thanksgiving Day.  Seating will be available in both their intimate banquet room or out on the patio-terrace overlooking the Greg Norman designed Pompano Greens.  RSVP highly recommended (954) 785-0226 $44.99/pp (19.99 for kids 4-10)
  2. 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 Oven Roasted Turkey or Honey-Baked Ham, traditional side dishes, soup or salad and dessert for a Prix Fixe of $29.  Since there are only a limited number of tables inside and out on the patio, reservations are highly recommended.  (954) 689-2344. Doors open at 11am.  Live Music with Michael Roxx Trio 8pm-Midnight.
Fishtales Thanksgiving

3. Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale – Known for their beautiful view of the intracoastal 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 herb infused roasted turkey, prime rib and honey glazed ham. The buffet will also include soups, salads, traditional sides and desserts including Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie for a set price of $75/pp ($35 for kids ages 4-10).   Also available: “Thanksgiving To-Go” serves 6-8 people. Order in advance, pick it up hot and ready to serve. $175.  Call (954) 566-2855 or visit online for more info.


  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Coral Springs offers a complete selection of family sized portions of entrees and sides available for pick up on Wednesday, November 23rd when ordered prior to Saturday, November 19th. To place your order call 844-474-8377
  • Anthony’s Clam House & Grill of Fort Lauderdale will offer a set menu starting at only $29 for Turkey dinner. Open at 11am. Last seating at 4pm. Call to RSVP 954-595-2104
  • Batch New Southern Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving menu highlighted by Turkey and Stuffing Waffles with pumpkin pie. Doors open at 4pm. For more info, call (754) 757-0000
  • Brio Italian Grille is offering both dine-in and Thanksgiving to go options starting at $32/person.  South Florida locations include Plantation and Pembroke Pines in Broward, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County.
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants (Coconut Creek, Pembroke Pines, Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale) Complete Thanksgiving dinner $33.99/pp ($14.99/kids 12 and under). Also available for pickup as a Heat and Serve Meal – Serves 6 for $199.99 Thanksgiving Menu for 2022
  • Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano Beach is offering a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner for $25.99 per person ($12/child).  The restaurant will be open from 11:30 till 9pm.  Live music featuring Lizzy DeBolt from 6-9pm.  Call for reservations. (954) 785-7565
  • Dune on Fort Lauderdale Beach is offering a prix-fixe holiday menu created by Chef Laurent Tourondel that includes elevated twists on holiday classics such as Roasted Heritage Turkey, Butternut Squash Risotto, and Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. 12pm-8pm. $98/pp ($45/child) RSVP Online.
  • Gastrothèque in Fort Lauderdale is offering a choice of 4 entrees (Prime Rib, Duck, Spatchcock Chicken or Local Line Caught Fish) starting at $31 with seating at 5, 7 or 8:30pm. RSVP via Opentable or Menu on Facebook.
  • Grumpy Gary’s at Hollywood Beach – Traditional Thanksgiving dinner 2-8pm $26/pp. Email [email protected] for reservations.
  • The Field Irish Pub & Eatery Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner $26 starting at Noon. Live Irish music with Ian Millar from The Irish Rovers from 6:30-8pm. RSVP (954) 964.5979
  • Mastros of Fort Lauderdale is offering a Family Dinner Kit which feeds 4 for $350.  More details at
  • Riva, located inside Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Led by an incredible culinary team, the restaurant has curated a special menu for the holiday which will include a seafood bar, antipasti bar, ceviche bar, greens bar, Turkey (of course!) and so much more. Riva will be open from 1-6 PM and prices include $89 for adults and $39 for children 5-12. Non-alcoholic beverages included, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made on
  • Ruth’s Chris of Fort Lauderdale is offering a dine-in menu starting at $44/pp ($17 for children) and take-home menu starting at $35/pp.  For more information, call (954) 565-2338.
  • Sharkey’s Bar & Grill in Coral Springs has put together a complete traditional Thanksgiving dinner for only $14.95 including dessert! Doors open at 1pm on Thanksgiving Day. First Come First Served. No reservations needed. (954) 341-9990
  • Timpano Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale.  Available all day (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the holiday prix fixe menu includes Tuscan Turkey Tortellini SoupRoasted Delicata Squash  with root vegetable, caramelized yogurt and anchovy honey vinaigrette; Roasted Turkey with vermont butter whipped potatoes, grilled asparagus, leek and sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy; and Apple Crumb Tart  with salted caramel. For group dining, the restaurant also offers a private wine tasting room. For more information, please visit www.timpano las
  • Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Open 1:00-8:00pm on Thanksgiving. Turkey Dinner including soup $35 ($22 for children). Thanksgiving to go also available for celebrating at home.  Reservations accepted (954) 989-2500. Complete Menu 2022
  • Seminole Coconut Creek Casino will have at least 3 restaurants open on Thanksgiving, each one with their own special menus. 1st Street Deli will offer a Turkey Dinner entree only for $20. 11AM – 11PM, Sorrisi |(no menu published) will be open from Noon – 8PM and NYY Steak has a $55 Turkey Dinner entree only on their menu, Open from 5PM – 10PM. For more information, visit:
  • Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery at the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach will be offering a 4-course dinner for $59 between the hours of 12pm and 8pm.  Call (954) 567-8070 for reservations. More Information on Thanksgiving 2022
  • Zuckerello’s of Fort Lauderdale will have a choice of 5 different entrees on their Thanksgiving menu ranging from $23.95 to $27.95. (last updated 2021)  Open 1pm-9pm.  Call (954) 776-4282 to RSVP.


  • Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach. Choice of Maple Dijon Roasted Turkey ($28) or Crab Crusted Mahi-Mahi ($32) not including soup, salad or dessert.  Call (561) 638-6380 for more details and reservations.
  • Deck-84 of Delray Beach.  Open Noon till 7pm. Thanksgiving menu entrees includes Dijon & Herb Roasted Turkey, Sourdough-Pretzel Stuffing, Sour Cream & Chive Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Cauliflower Gratin, Apple Cranberry Mostarda, Cider-Sage Pan Gravy $31/pp.   Call 561-665-8484 or book online.
  • Farmer’s Table of Boca Raton and North Palm Beach. 3-course dinner served 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for $69.95/pp.  includes: Butternut Squash “Bisque”, Roasted Heritage Turkey served with all the accompaniments like Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Green Beans and Apple Cornbread Stuffing. Vegan options available. RSVP (561) 417-5836 Boca or (561) 691-3430 North Palm Beach.
  • Henry’s of Delray Beach will be open from 2 till 8pm on Thanksgiving Day.  $49.95 prix fixe, three-course Thanksgiving dinner.  Call (561) 638-1949 for more information or reservations.
  • Oli’s Fashion Cuisine in Boca Raton and Wellington. 6897 SW 18th St, Boca Raton, FL, 33433 (561) 571.6920 and 10610 Forest Hill Blvd #20, Wellington, FL, 33414 | 561.792.2220, 11AM-10PM,  3-course menu available for $45/pp
  • Prezzo of Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens. Open 3-9pm.  For those interested in dining in-restaurant, both Prezzo locations will be offering the following Thanksgiving Specials:Herb Roasted Turkey plate – featuring roasted and carved turkey, focaccia stuffing, Yukon gold whipped potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and natural pan gravy for $32. Pumpkin Pie- Chef Todd’s homemade Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream.  Thanksgiving to go available $220 dinner for 8.  Call 561-314-6840 for more details and reservations.
  • Proper Grit at The Ben Hotel in West Palm Beach. Complete traditional dinner served from 3-9 p.m. $89 per person, $39 for children.  RSVP  (561) 655-4001 (Already 100% booked for 2022)
  • Seasons 52 PGA  Complete Thanksgiving Dinner $34.95/person, $16.00/child (also available in Ft Lauderdale at The Galleria Mall)
  • Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Delray Beach. Choice of Traditional Turkey Dinner, Virginia Ham Dinner or Crabmeat Stuffed Flounder. $38, 1pm – 8pm. Reservations highly recommended (561) 330-3153
  • Tropical Smokehouse located at 3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, a traditional Thanksgiving Family Meal menu is available for $199 (served 6-8).  While supplies last, no orders are accepted after Tuesday November 22nd. Pick Up on November 23rd, 11:30-5:30PM. To place your order call (561) 323-2573 or visit

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