Where to Eat on Thanksgiving (Without Having to Cook)

October 29, 2020

Not in the mood to cook for Thanksgiving this year? Restaurants all over The Palm Beaches have you covered – in their dining room or in your own.

It’s that special time of year when we’re all reminded of the value of giving thanks. And for those looking to give thanks for not having to spend hours preparing the traditional Thanksgiving feast, consider celebrating the holiday with one of these outstanding restaurants in The Palm Beaches.

North Region

3800 Ocean
3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Enjoy family-style dining at 3800 Ocean with starters like crab croquettes, cranberry brie tartlets and spinach artichoke dip, followed by entree selections of roasted turkey, slow cooked prime rib, lobster-stuffed grouper and squash gnocchi. End on a sweet note with pumpkin pie bars and snickerdoodles.
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; $35 per adult, $12 per child 3-12
Feast: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $85 per adult, $15 per child 3-12
Reservations recommended: 561.340.1795

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

At Jupiter Beach Resort, savor the holiday at Sinclairs Ocean Grill. The dining room and outdoor terrace will be serving Thanksgiving a la carte with holiday specials adding to their regular menu for both lunch and dinner. Sip on a selection from the extensive wine list, and dine on gourmet dishes while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Celebrate the South Florida way with a slice of key lime pie for dessert.
Time: Lunch, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Reservations recommended: 561.645.7120

Sinclairs Ocean Grill
Sinclair's Ocean Grill, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Alaina’s Café and Bake Shoppe

Alaina’s lovers, rejoice! The Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood favorite is offering “Heat & Serve” Thanksgiving dinner to go. Enjoy a three-course pre fixe menu of butternut squash soup, oven-roasted turkey and quintessential sides like roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans almondine pre-cooked for reheating at home alongside gravy and fresh cranberry chutney. Nosh on a selection of baked goods and desserts from apple crisps and pumpkin pies to cakes and dessert platters. They also have breakfast items available including scones, quiches and breads to kickstart the day. Order by Saturday, Nov. 21.
Price: $20 per person
Time: Pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25th
Order Thanksgiving to go: 561.318.6945

 

Central Region

Pistache French Bistro

This bustling bistro offers a view of the downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront Commons. Chef de Cuisine Isaac Cerny is preparing his special three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving feast, including the traditional all-natural heritage breed turkey dinner, along with other Pistache classics and sides. Sip rosé and crack the top of a crème brulee while toasting to the holiday.
Time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $75 per person
Reservations recommended: 561.833.5090


Pistache French Bistro

Kitchen

In West Palm Beach, Chef Matthew Byrne’s Kitchen will be serving Thanksgiving to go this year. Savor salmon cakes, truffled cauliflower and mushroom soup, roasted turkey breast, braised mini ossobuco, rosemary potatoes, stuffing and other sides. Finish it all with the restaurant’s legendary coconut cake. Order by Monday, Nov. 23.
Price: $75 per person; $25 per child
Time: Pick up Thursday, Nov. 26 by 12 p.m.
Order Thanksgiving to go: 561.249.2281

The Regional Kitchen & Public House

“Top Chef” alumna Lindsay Autry will be serving her Thanksgiving family-style this year with a three-course menu featuring an appetizer, plated entree and dessert. Celebrating at home? Choose a “gathering” menu that serves 6-10 people complete with heritage breed turkey, turkey leg confit, gravy and sides. Add on extras like the restaurant’s famous tomato pie, pimento cheese or fried chicken buckets. Save room for the maple pumpkin pie! Order by Friday, Nov. 20.
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dine-in
Price: $75 per person; $25 per child​
Reservations recommended for dine-in
Order Thanksgiving to go: eatregional.com​

The Breakers Palm Beach

Gather with loved ones for a decadent Thanksgiving feast at The Breakers. The Ponce de Leon Ballroom will host an artful buffet of Thanksgiving favorites, as well as unexpected items and an array of decadent desserts and sweet treats.
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $195 per adult, $125 for children ages 12 and younger

The Circle, an ornate dining room with ocean views, will serve a festive holiday meal from an extensive buffet, featuring exquisitely prepared dishes and signature desserts. A live harpist will add to the elegant ambience.
Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $195 per adult, $125 for children ages 12 and younger

You can also give thanks with a decadent meal at Flagler Steakhouse, The Breakers’ modern take on the classic American steakhouse. The chef has developed a special, three-course prix fixe menu featuring holiday classics such as butter-basted tom turkey and pumpkin pie, as well as steakhouse favorites like surf & turf, bone-in filet and key lime pie.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $175 per adult, $75 for children ages 12 and younger
Reservations recommended: 877.724.3188
 


The Chesterfield Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Surrounded by palm-lined boulevards, this historic hotel offers exceptional hospitality and plenty of old-world charm, just moments from Worth Avenue and sugar-sand beaches. Tuck into a delicious Thanksgiving menu featuring entrée selections such as traditional slow-roasted turkey with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberries, and other favorites like pan-seared salmon and prime rib. Desserts include pumpkin pie with vanilla bean ice cream and pecan bourbon pie with salted caramel ice cream.
Time: Seatings at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Price: $69.95 per adult, $34.95 per child 12 and under
Reservations required: 561.659.5800

Throughout November, The Chesterfield’s Leopard Lounge is also serving a fall-inspired Afternoon Tea menu featuring yummy seasonal treats such as mini pumpkin pies and roasted turkey salad tea sandwiches. Guests can opt to sip a fall mimosa made with sparkling wine and apple cider. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with dinner at The Leopard Lounge.
Afternoon Tea: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., daily in November
Holiday dinners: Hours and menus vary; call ahead
Reservations required: 561.659.5800

Cafe Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Palm Beach in The Brazilian Court Hotel, Café Boulud is The Palm Beaches’ iconic restaurant from world-famous Chef Daniel Boulud. The restaurant invites guests to give thanks and celebrate the season’s harvest with a three-course Thanksgiving feast prepared by Chefs Rick Mace and Julie Franceschini. Savor a festive menu of Thanksgiving favorites, including traditional roast turkey with all the fixings.
Time: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $125 per adult, $45 for children under 10, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity
Reservations recommended: Book online

Hilton West Palm Beach

Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach will be offering a Thanksgiving menu featuring a three-course, family-style menu of decadent delights plus fall-inspired beverages. For those looking to celebrate from home, Galley is offering a take-home Thanksgiving dinner complete with heating instructions. All take-home orders must be in by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.
Time: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $65 per adult, $23 for children under 12
Reservations recommended: OpenTable or call 561.231.6100

The pool at Hilton West Palm Beach at dusk
The pool at Hilton West Palm Beach at dusk

For those looking for a weekend getaway, Hilton West Palm Beach is also offering a special Thanksgiving weekend package, including dinner at Galley, valet parking, Wi-Fi and hotel bicycles, with a three-night minimum stay. One-bedroom suites, which sleep up to two, are offered at $350 per night, while one-bedroom suites with a connecting room (sleeping four) are $550 per night. For a more private option (perfect for social distancing in style), splurge on the package featuring a presidential suite and private dinner for $2,500 per night.
For more information: Go online or call 561.231.6000
 

South Region

Henry’s of Delray Beach

Take the stress out of your holiday and spend it with Henry's in Delray Beach. Make a reservation to enjoy the prix fixe menu, or order family-style Thanksgiving to go and enjoy it at home. Dining in? The delicious three-course Thanksgiving meal at Henry's includes a nonalcoholic beverage and starts with a choice of soup or salad, followed by main course options of slow-roasted turkey, braised short rib or grilled salmon. For dessert, opt for the maple pecan parfait or a generous slice of pumpkin pie. Place to-go orders by Friday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.; pick up orders Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., or Thursday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Time: Contact restaurant for hours
Price: $42 per person
Reservations recommended Order Thanksgiving to go: 561-638-1949

Farmer’s Table

Featuring responsibly sourced ingredients, Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton serves dishes that are as good for the planet as they are for the tastebuds. This Thanksgiving, choose from a three-course dinner in the main dining room or Thanksgiving to go. Dinner options include roasted heritage turkey, mushroom butternut squash Wellington and vegan vegetable lasagna, with bread, dessert and soup or salad. Select from an array of starters, entrees, sides and desserts for Thanksgiving to go by Friday, Nov. 20.
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $59.95 per adult, $29.50 per child 10 and under
Order Thanksgiving to go: 561.409.2727 (Boca Raton); 561.691.3430 (North Palm Beach)


Deck 84, Delray Beach

Deck 84

Savor your Thanksgiving meal on the waterfront in downtown Delray Beach, dining on holiday special a la carte dishes, in addition to the restaurant’s full regular menu. Selections include roasted butternut squash soup, harvest salad, traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, and a “Floribbean” Thanksgiving plate featuring local grouper and pumpkin mousse for dessert. Enjoy happy hour drink specials at the bar with the purchase of an entree.
Time: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: Dinner entrées priced separately
Reservations recommended: 561.665.8484

Taru at Sundy House

New to the scene this year, Taru at Sundy House will feature a Thanksgiving buffet – with extra safety precautions in place. Enjoy a raw bar and charcuterie before diving into prime rib and Dijon crusted salmon. Sample classic sides like sausage cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and candied yams and marshmallows, then indulge in dessert offerings of pecan pie and brownie a la mode. Prosecco, house wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee are included. Cocktails are available for purchase.
Time:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: $75 per adult, half price for children under 12
Reservations recommended: 561.272.5678

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Cristyle Egitto
Cristyle Egitto is a South Florida native, born in Miami, raised in Palm Beach and educated at the University of Florida. She founded the food blog EatPalmBeach in 2013 as a way to discover restaurants and culinary talents in the area while supporting local businesses. Her writing has appeared in various publications, and she has been featured on local TV and in multiple magazines.