Thursday, December 7, 2023

Don’t Want To Cook This Thanksgiving? Here’s Where You Can Eat Out.

If you’re looking forward to Thanksgiving but not interested in cooking, here is a list of restaurants where you can happily dine with family and friends and then not worry about the mess in the kitchen.  Wherever you do decide to celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you have a delightful and delicious holiday!



The three-course prix fixe menu includes a choice of appetizers like butternut squash maple veloute and onion soup with entrees like roasted turkey, king salmon, beef bourguignon and steak frites and then pumpkin pie, pistachio crème brulee or bananas foster bread pudding for dessert. $75/person; $35/child.

101 N Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090;

Avocado Grill

Chef Julien Gremaud is serving up a three-course prix fixe menu that begins with some classic appetizers like the grilled avocado. The traditional turkey dinner includes mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and sweet potato. There are other options for mains like the coconut crusted mahi, steak, Moroccan chicken tagine, and fish tacos. $65/person

125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561/623-0822;

Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street 

The culinary destination’s restaurants are all offering something different this year. 

At Lucky Shuck you can indulge in the Lucky Lobster Dinner for Two ($140). The 2-pound Maine lobster comes with a crawfish-stuffed tail, steamed claws, a lobster cognac sauce, and Cajun hollandaise. Its full menu will also be avaiable. 

Over at BEACON, fall flavors take center stage with items like the wood-roasted sunchoke soup and stuffed turkey with cranberry marmalade and honey roasted fall squash. There will also be a limited menu available.

And if you want to give back with every sweet bite, support the Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches’ “Pie It Forward” campaign. For $30, you get a delicious pecan pie created by Charlie & Joe’s executive pastry chef Jenniffer Woo, and give a week of meals to a local senior citizen through Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. Order here: The pies can be picked up on November 23 at Pie It Forward locations around the county.

 1116 Love St., Jupiter; 561/532-3280;

Farmer’s Table

Turkey at Farmer’s Table

Whether you choose to dine out in Boca or North Palm Beach, both locations will offer a three-course dinner ($69.95/person) and meal to-go options. You can look forward to healthy eats like vegan butternut squash bisque, apple cornbread stuffing and maple whipped sweet potatoes. 

1901 N Military Trl, Boca Raton; 561/417-5836;

951 US-1, North Palm Beach; 561/691-3430

Avalon Steak & Seafood

Avalon Octopus

Turkey is on the menu this year at this Atlantic Avenue eatery, but so are lobster tagliatelle, filet mignon, charred octopus and braised short ribs. The three-course feast is topped off with desserts like warm apple tart, flourless chocolate cake and pumpkin pie. $80+/person

110 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/593-2500;

Proper Grit

Thanksgiving dinner at The Ben, photo: Palm Beach Influence

The Ben’s signature restaurant is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving Day prix fixe meal with a family-style turkey and its beloved accompaniments like berry compote, sour dough stuffing and whipped sweet potatoes. Sip on the complimentary glass of Champagne before digging in. 

$39/person; $15/child

251 N Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach; 561/461-0040;


Aioli Thanksgiving, photo by

The bakery and café is offering to-go meals that feature everyone’s favorite classic dishes like apple cranberry sauce, sausage ciabatta stuffing, bacon balsamic Brussels sprouts, gravy, three cheese macaroni, cauliflower gratin, butternut squash soup and half of a 16-pound turkey already sliced up for you. $225/four guests.

Orders can be placed until November 20th by calling (561) 366-7741 or online at

7434 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach

Café Boulud 

Epicerie Thanksgiving tablescape, photo: Evan Sung

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a French twist this year at this classic Palm Beach restaurant with dishes like pumpkin velouté and duck & foie gras galantine. Don’t worry, the traditional turkey dinner will also be served with cranberry compote, stuffed acorn squash and charred brussel sprouts. The three-course prix fixe menu entrees options also include a butternut squash risotto, heritage ham and ora king salmon. Desserts like pumpkin pie with spiced Chantilly will be on the menu but are also available as to-go pies (orders must be placed by Nov. 20). $165/person; $65 for children under 10.

301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060;

Ember Grill

Ember Grill Thanksgiving, photo: Mas Appetit

Indulge in this four course menu’s selections of roasted squash soup, beet salad, turkey platter with mashed potatoes, orange cranberry sauce, foie gras and chesnut stuffing before topping it all off with a bourbon pecan pie. $75/person

233 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach, 561/865-7066;


Lionfish Thanksgiving, photo: Scott Diel

While this Atlantic Ave. restaurant is better know for its sustainable seafood, don’t count it out for Thanksgiving. The turkey platter special here comes with organic turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, sourdough stuffing and a cranberry sauce.  $45/person

307 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; 561/639-8700;


Steak 954

The seaside steakhouse’s Thanksgiving menu has everything from herb roasted turkey to almond stuffing. In case you want to try something new this year, its famous steaks and raw bar will also be available as a la carte items. $45/person

401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach; 954/414-8333;

Union Kitchen & Bar

Union Kitchen & Bar; photo: Sonja Garnitschnig

If you want to elevate your dine out experience this year, head over to this Wilton Manors bistro where you’ll find items like fried quail, pumpkin ravioli, stuffed squash, candied yams and of course the traditional turkey plate.

2309 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors; 754/216-0143;   

Shooters Waterfront

Dig into this festive buffet feast that will feature a carving station, salad bar and all the traditional trimmings. 

3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954/566-2855;

Burlock Coast

The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale hosts a three-course family-style meal this year. The turkey dinner will be served with potato puree, grilled broccolini, green bean casserole, and finished off with pumpkin brulee and almond sponge cake. There’s a bottomless beverage package for an additional $39, and a la carte items will also be available. 

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; 954/302-6430;

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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