Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving, Part I

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Of all the things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day (which, for the calendar-impaired, is Thursday, Nov. 27), one of the greatest is that somebody else is willing to do all the cooking, not to mention all the clean-up, of the traditional holiday meal.

This week’s posts will be devoted to those restaurants that will make your Turkey Day a little easier and a lot less stressful. Thanks, guys. . .

Bogart’s (3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, 561/544-3044). The restaurant on the upper level of the Cinemark Palace 20 theater will be offering its annual Thanksgiving Day menu to go. The meal includes soup or salad, slow-roasted turkey and sides, and dessert, priced at $149.95 for four to six people and $264.95 for 10 to 12. You can pick up your ready-to-eat meal at the restaurant the day before T-Day or on the Big Day itself, but you have to order (by calling 561/395-7682) by Monday, Nov. 24.

Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, 561/417-5836), the wildly popular good and good for you dining establishment, is already taking rezzies for their T-Day dinner. (And good luck getting in without ‘em.) On the menu are Joyce Farms heritage turkey breast, plus all the traditional side dishes and pumpkin pie for dessert. Cost is $42 for adults and $21 for children under 10.

Tanzy (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561/922-6699) will be dishing up a three-course prix fixe menu for $40 for big kids and $20 for little ones. Dine at a communal table on herb-roasted turkey with all the trimmings, soup or salad and either pumpkin pie or pink lady apple galette for dessert.

Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern (402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561/395-1662) in Mizner Park is also doing a three-course Thanksgiving meal. Choose from butternut squash bisque or arugula-apple salad to start, then roasted turkey or root beer-glazed ham and assorted sides, followed by pumpkin or pecan pie. Price is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids. Twenty more bucks will get you a bottle of house wine.

Waterstone Resort & Marina (999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561/368-9500) will put on a T-Day buffet in the waterfront resort’s Atlantic Ballroom. For $59 per adult and $25 per kid you can chow down on everything from oysters on the half-shell and snow crab claws to hand-carved turkey, ham, prime rib and salmon, plus side dishes to a selection of mini desserts.