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Don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving? You have options


Turkey To Go: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Do you want to stay home on Thanksgiving, but don’t want to cook? Here’s an option: Eau Palm Beach Resort is taking orders through Nov. 20 for Turkey To Go, its program with resort chefs cooking either a full dinner for 4-6 people, or just buying sides as you need them. The orders will be ready Nov. 24, with pickup time that day between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For $295, the full meal includes Kai-Kai Farm roasted butternut squash soup, Swank Farm baby mixed greens salad and trimmings; oven-roasted, organic Plainville Farms turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce (pictured), Brussels sprouts, smoked bacon, candied yams, gravy, potatoes and cranberry-orange sauce. And a choice of a pie. For orders, call 561/540-4924.


Need Thanksgiving reservations? Here are Palm Beach County choices:

  • Pistache, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090. A prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner at this classic French restaurant will include onion soup gratinee, turkey, Florida Pompano, beef bourguignon, crème brulee and more. Cost is $59 per person, excluding tax/gratuity; $25 for kids. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • City Tap House, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561/508-8525. New to the CityPlace scene, City Tap will celebrate “Friendsgiving” with its new South Florida family. The meal includes a Thanksgiving buffet with items like oven-roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, potato dishes including mashed potatoes and potatoes au gratin and casseroles like sweet potato and classic green bean. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake and a selection of cupcakes. The buffet is priced at $35 for adults, $15 for children.
  • Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/683-5151. A staple and classic steakhouse, the Thanksgiving dinner is $30.99 for adults; $15.99 for kids. The meal will include a traditional turkey dinner with salad, stuffing, gravy and the works. Reservations suggested.
  • The Addison, 2 E. Camino Real; 561/372-0568. This catering/event venue is hosting a Thanksgiving feast for the public on Nov. 24, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a kid’s activities, live music and a gourmet buffet with traditional and modern dishes. Cost is $89.95 per person, plus tax/gratuity; kids under 12 are half-price. Reservations required.
  • Café Boulud, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060. A gourmet prix-fixe dinner at this chic restaurant on Thanksgiving, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include Chef Rick Mace’s take on traditional holiday dishes. The three-course meal is $99 per person.


  • 50 Ocean, 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/278-3364. Have Thanksgiving on the edge of the Atlantic at 50 Ocean, and start it with a Rum Fashioned (pictured), made with a blend of rum, clove-infused maple syrup, orange bitters and garnished with Filthy cherries (yes, that’s Filthy – it’s a brand!). Then move onto the three-course prix-fixe dinner for $39 per person, served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. With pumpkin bisque, roasted turkey, pumpkin cake and more.
  • Brandon’s, Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort, 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561/540-6444. In a gorgeous setting – the beach in Palm Beach – this resort’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will offer traditional holiday dishes, and signature menu items. Cost is $75 per person, $45 for kids 13 and under.
  • Tanzy Restaurant, 301 Plaza Real, Mizner Park; 561/922-6699. A prix-fixe, four-course meal for Thanksgiving will include acorn squash bisque, autumn salad, roasted turkey breast and the fixings, three-layer silken pumpkin pie (yum!) and more. Cost is $45 per person, $20 for kids 12 and under.
  • Chez L’Epicier 288 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561/508-7030. This intimate Palm Beach venue is having a prix-fixe dinner for Thanksgiving from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. each evening. Start with an amuse bouche, then a first course with options mushroom veloute or roasted squash salad, the next course has au gratin oysters or duck and chestnut pate and lots more. Cost is $70 per person, tax and gratuity not included.
  • Farmer’s Table, 1901 N. Military Trail; 561/417-5836. Tucked next to the Wyndham Hotel Boca Raton is this gem of a restaurant that’s offering a three-course, prix-fixe meal for Thanksgiving. Includes bisque or a salad, Plainville Heritage Turkey (or a vegan option) and dessert. Cost is $45 per person, $22.50 for kids 10 and under. 
  • Avocado Grill, 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561/623-0822. This award-winning restaurant right off the Intracoastal in downtown West Palm Beach will have a Thanksgiving Day three-course, prix-fixe meal. For $47 per person, $25 for kids, it will include options such as jumbo lump crab and avocado, crispy fish tacos, traditional turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes, mussels and fries, grilled hangar steak, risotto and more.
  • Spoto’s Oyster Bar, 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/776-9448. From noon to 7 p.m., a holiday menu with traditional favorites, seafood and surf-and-turf classics will be offered. Dishes include roasted turkey dinner, lobster risotto, Maryland crab cakes, a shellfish tower, filet mignon, pretzel-crusted grouper, and more. All a la carte. Reservations suggested.
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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