Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Thanksgiving Feasts Around Town

Turkey day is almost here, and if you still haven’t decided what you’re craving—either an intimate home meal or an easy and delightful restaurant outing—we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you make the most out of your Thanksgiving this year.


Avocado Grill

Get ready for a three-course meal at this West Palm Beach staple that will be served from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For $65, guests will choose from several options, including roasted pumpkin soup, savory turkey, grilled avocado, farro and kale risotto, dulce de leche lava cake and pecan pie. 

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

Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap

Turkey from Batch, photo credit Batch Hospitality

Batch is making Thanksgiving easy with its Cajun-fried turkey to-go. The whole turkey package ($270) will feed ten loved ones and includes gravy, cranberry sauce, and three sides. The half turkey ($185) is excellent for six guests if you have a smaller group. There are also options to add more sides and even desserts. Pre-order here:


223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/708-000

Café Boulud 

Thanksgiving at Café Boulud

The French restaurant is serving its take on American fare this Thanksgiving with a three-course prix fixe menu. Selections include celery root soup, pâté en croute, Hamachi crudo, a traditional turkey dinner with sweet potato millefeuille, cranberry compote, and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese. If you’re not craving turkey this year, other options include potato gnocchi, Dover sole and Linz Heritage beef. The menu is $190 per person and $80 for children under 12. 

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

Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen

This neighborhood gem invites guests for a Thanksgiving feast with items including butternut squash and apple soup and a honey-brined organic heritage turkey. The meal is $45 per adult and $22.50 for children under 12. The Boca location will serve from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and the Delray location will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Boca: 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton

Delray: 204 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach


Okeechobee Prime Meat Market

Okeechobee Prime Meat Market, photo credit Alissa Dragun Photography

From the owners of Okeechobee Steakhouse, the market is selling a variety of holiday meals for up to 18 guests to make your festivities that much easier. The feast, priced at $479, includes a roasted turkey, beef tenderloin, four sides (like cornbread stuffing and green bean casserole), and cranberry sauce. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on Nov. 21.  

1959 Wabasso Drive, West Palm Beach; 561/570-7200; okeeprimemeats.com


Thanksgiving at Pistache, photo credit: InHouse Creative.

If you want something different this year, celebrate with a French-inspired Thanksgiving. The three-course menu includes beef bourguignon, turkey sous vide, squash velouté and steak fries. The meal will be served from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. and is $90 per person and $35 for children under 12. 

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; (561) 833-5090; pistachewpb.com 

Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar

Thanksgiving at Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar

This three-course prix fixe menu includes a Waldorf salad, honey-brined organic heritage turkey and warm apple cider donuts. The meal is priced at $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12 and will be available from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

5 S.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561/450-6718; racksdelray.com

The Seagate Hotel & The Beach Club

The hotel’s Atlantic Grille will serve an a la carte menu and a few holiday specials like butternut squash soup, roasted turkey breast and a crab and cornbread crusted sea bass. Over at The Beach Club, the a la carte menu will be paired with live music. Specials include butternut squash velouté, turkey breast roulade, braised short rib and spiced pumpkin tart. The grill is open from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., and the club is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/665-4800;  seagatedelray.com

Tropical Smokehouse

Tropical Smokehouse Thanksgiving, photo credit: Tropical Smokehouse

Pitmaster Rick Mace is feeding your entire family with his family meal that includes a whole smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash pie and cranberry barbecue sauce. The menu is $205 and serves 6-8 loved ones. Plus, you can always add a smoked heritage ham for $75 to any family meal. If you just want the ham, it’s $95. Orders must be placed by Sunday and will be available for pickup on November 22. 

3815 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/323-2573; eattropical.com 


Burlock Coast

Burlock Coast at Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Located inside the seaside Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, this resort restaurant is cooking up a three-course family-style meal from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy selections including crispy shrimp and sweet potato croquettes, roasted turkey breast and confit leg and thigh, cornbread andouille stuffing and roasted pumpkin pie. The meal costs $119 for adults and $49 for children ages 5-12. 

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 954/302-6460; burlockcoast.com

Oceans 234

Oysters from Oceans 234

Pair your Thanksgiving dinner with expansive seaside views this year. Its seasonal platter includes a citrus-infused turkey, brown butter gravy, challah stuffing, cranberry clementine compote, mashed potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and Parker House rolls. This is priced at $49 for adults and $29 for children. Its regular a la carte menu will also be available if you’re not craving turkey and want stone crabs this year. 

234 N. Ocean Dr.; Deerfield Beach; 954/428-2539; oceans234.com

Timpano Las Olas

Timpano Las Olas, photo credit: @rmstudiocorp

Elevate your Thanksgiving this year with a wine-paired meal. The prix-fixe menu includes selections like butternut squash soup, herb-roasted heritage turkey, sweet potato gratin and caramel panna cotta. The Italian-inspired daily menu is also available. The meal costs $65 per person, excluding the wine pairing, tax and gratuity. 

450 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954/462-9119; timpanolasolas.com

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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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