Perhaps no holiday is more focused on food, football, family, and fun than Thanksgiving. Serving as the official “Kick-Off” to the holiday season, Thanksgiving family traditions run deep. Whether it is a family football game, a trip to the beach, a visit to grandma’s house, or just a planned viewing of the NFL games, all the planned activities revolve around the Thanksgiving meal.
Although the traditional home-cooked/home-made Thanksgiving Day meal is still the predominant manner of celebration by most, hectic schedules and lifestyles necessitate dining alternatives. For many, going out for a Thanksgiving dinner works best. After all, there is little prep and no clean-up involved! Sarasota is blessed with many fine restaurants; here are a few for your Thanksgiving Day Dining options:
Two Chefs Casual: 2:00-8:00pm. By reservation only 941-355-5151. 4 courses, $30 includes coffee, glass of house wine, beer, or soft drink. Children under 12 years old $12 for 2 courses plus soft drink.
Patricks 1481: 3 course meal. 5 options prices ranging from $18.00 to $28.00. For reservations 941-955-1481
Ophelia’s: Regular menu plus traditional Thanksgiving meal $24. For reservations 941-349-2212
Bijou Cafe: Regular menu and specials. Traditional dinner plate $24.95. Noon – 8:00pm. Reservations 941-366-8111
Libby’s Cafe and Bar: 11:00 am to close (last seating at 9:00 pm) Thanksgiving Special Dinner Plate is $30/adult and $13/child, 12 and under — including a Turkey Brown Bag To Go. Beverages, taxes and gratuity are additional. Ala Carte limited menu items range from $3 to $36. For reservations call 941-487-7300
Cafe Baci: Noon to 8:00pm 941-921-4848, 3 courses $27
Michael’s On East: From 2:00-8:00pm Traditional and special holiday menu available; For reservations, please call 941-366-0007
Polo Grill and Bar: A gourmet Thanksgiving buffet, available from noon to 5 pm. For just $32.95++ for adults, $14.95++ for children 12 and under, and free for children 4 and under; For reservations call 941-782-0899 ext. 2; 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
The Sandbar: Traditional turkey dinner and regular menu; 11:30am to 9:00 pm; 100 Spring Avenue • Anna Maria, FL 34216 941-778-0444
The Broken Egg: open for Thanksgiving brunch at each of their three locations from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
6115 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch 941-388-6898
4031 Clark Road, Sarasota 941-922-2869
140/144 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key 941-346-2750
So whatever your choice, traditional home-made or dining out, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!
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