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 $39.99/pp (19.99 for kids 4-10) [UPDATE NOV. 22, 2021:FULLY_BOOKED!]
  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 $24.95.  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 Connie Brand Band 8pm-Midnight followed by DJ Marco till 2AM.

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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 $56/pp ($26 for kids 12 and under).   Also available: “Thanksgiving To-Go” serves 6-8 people. Order in advance, pick it up hot and ready to serve. $150.  Call (954) 566-2855 or visit online for more info.


  • Bahama Breeze in Pembroke Pines.  Open Noon-8pm. Full menu available plus Island Style Thanksgiving Dinner for $20.49/adults or $8.99 kids portion and Pumpkin Praline Pie $6.49.
  • The Field Irish Pub & Eatery Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner $25 starting at Noon. Live Irish music with Ian Millar from The Irish Rovers from 6:30-8pm. RSVP (954) 964.5979
  • Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will offer 2 different places with unique menus to dine on Thanksgiving Day: NYY Steak, and 1st Street Diner.
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants (Coconut Creek, Pembroke Pines, Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale) Complete Thanksgiving dinner $28.99/pp $12.99 12 and under. Thanksgiving Menu for 2021
  • Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant Two shows 5pm and 8pm with dinner seating 2 hours before each show.  $47.50 includes show. $36.00 without. $15.95 children 12 and under. [Closed for renovations during Thanksgiving 2020 and 2021]
  • Checkers Old Munchen in Pompano Beach is offering a “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner for $24.99 per person. Call for reservations. (954) 785-7565
  • Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Open 1:00-8:00pm on Thanksgiving. Turkey Dinner including soup $30 ($12 for children).  Thanksgiving to go also available for celebrating at home.  Reservations accepted (954) 989-2500.
  • Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery at the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach will be offering a 4-course dinner for $59.95.  Call (954) 567-8070 for reservations. See Thanksgiving Menu for 2021
  • Mastros of Fort Lauderdale is offering a Family Dinner Kit which feeds 4 for $325.  More details at
  • Delecaseas Cafe of Lauderdale by the Sea. $30 per person, Dinner served 4pm-8pm. RSVP (954) 958-0907  Thanksgiving menu can be found on their Facebook page.
  • Zuckerello’s of Fort Lauderdale will have a choice of 5 different entrees on their Thanksgiving menu ranging from $23.95 to $27.95.  Open 1pm-9pm.  Call (954) 776-4282 to RSVP.
  • Anthony’s Clam House & Grill of Fort Lauderdale will offer a set menu starting at only $19 and live music from 11:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Call to RSVP 954-595-2104
  • Ruth’s Chris of Fort Lauderdale is offering both dine-in and take-out options starting at $42.95/pp.  For more information, call (954) 565-2338.
  • Steak-954 inside the W hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale is offering a Prix Fixe dinner on Thanksgiving. $45/person or a-la-carte entrees starting at $35.  RSVP  (954) 414-8333
  • Brio Italian Grille will NOT be open on Thanksgiving however they have prepared a Thanksgiving catering menu which can be picked up either hot on Wednesday or cold on Tuesday to be reheated on Thanksgiving day.   South Florida locations include Plantation and Pembroke Pines in Broward, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County.
  • Hibachi Buffet of Deerfield Beach. All You Can Eat Chinese, American and Japanese.  Thanksgiving buffet includes Turkey. Only $12.99 No Reservations needed! Located at 4026 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach (954) 531-6920
  • Discover many more places throughout Broward County by visiting our Guide to Happy Hours and look for the ‘+’ symbol for restaurants open on Thanksgiving


  • Seasons 52 PGA  Complete Thanksgiving Dinner $32.95/person, $16.00/child (Confirmed 2021) (also available at Ft Lauderdale location in The Galleria Mall)
  • Prezzo Boca Raton. Open 3-8:30pm. Enjoy a la carte holiday specials like a traditional turkey plate or pecan-crusted red grouper, in addition to a full regular menu.  Thanksgiving to go available $85 dinner for 4.  Call 561-314-6840 for more details and 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

  • Farmer’s Table of Boca Raton and North Palm Beach include Vegan and Gluten Free options. 3-course dinner served 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for $69.95/pp.  RSVP (561) 417-5836 Boca or (561) 691-3430 North Palm Beach.
  • Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach. Choice of Maple Dijon Roasted Turkey ($28) or Yellowtail Snapper ($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 choice of Slow Roasted Turkey ($27) or Pan Seared Yellowtail Snapper ($33) .   Call 561-665-8484 or book online.
  • Henry’s of Delray Beach.  $45 prix fixe, three-course Thanksgiving dinner.  Call (561) 638-1949 for more information or reservations.
  • Proper Grit at The Ben Hotel in West Palm Beach. Complete traditional dinner served from 3-9 p.m. $39 per person.  RSVP  (561) 655-4001
  • Discover more places throughout Palm Beach County by visiting our Guide to Happy Hours and look for the ‘+’ symbol for restaurants open on Thanksgiving

More Thanksgiving Restaurants for 2021 inside our Happy Hour Directories

Look for the  ‘+’ symbol next to restaurants listed in our Happy Hours directory for those that are open on Thanksgiving.  We have also add a ‘-‘ symbol if we confirmed them as closed on Thanksgiving.


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Be sure to also check out all the Live Music Calendars at for more places to eat, drink and party 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.


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