45 SWFL restaurants (and counting) doing Thanksgiving for you

45 SWFL restaurants (and counting) doing Thanksgiving for you.

You could make turkey and dressing this Thanksgiving, or just reservations. Either way, we’re not judging.


Thanksgiving is Nov. 26. It’s a time for slaving over a hot stove, for turkey and cranberry relish and gobs of gravy, for a whole heap of dishes that will never fit into your dishwasher.

Or you could skip those first and last parts and get straight to the eating this Thanksgiving, by making reservations at one of these area restaurants.


• The Bay House: Open noon-8 p.m. serving a limited holiday menu including a three-course Thanksgiving dinner for $55 per person. Reservations required. (799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837; bayhousenaples.com)

• Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar: Thanksgiving menu served noon-9 p.m.featuring a la carte entrees, starters and desserts, starting at $19 for a traditional turkey dinner entree. (4270 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Naples; 649-5552; baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com)

• Bice: Open and serving at 300 Fifth Ave. S., Naples (262-4044; naples.bicegroup.com)

• Bistro 821: Enjoy the chef’s maple-and-thyme cured turkey with homemade stuffing and traditional sides. (821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 261-5821; bistro821.com)

• Buca di Beppo: Open at 11 a.m. serving traditional turkey dinners and family-style Italian favorites. (8860 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 596-6662; bucadibeppo.com)

• The Capital Grille: The full menu will be available along with Thanksgiving favorites. (9005 Mercato Dr., Naples; 254-0640; thecapitalgrille.com)

• Chez Boet: Serving a traditional holiday dinner from 4-10 p.m. The menu features an all-natural, brined turkey breast with French green beans, sweet-potato puree, chestnut brandy stuffing and cranberry-orange relish for $28.95 per adult and $15.95 for kids 12 and younger. Baked pecan-caramel tarts and pumpkin cheesecake will also be offered. (755 12th Ave. S., Naples; 643-6177; chezboetnaples.com)

• Daniela’s Restaurant: $16.99 Thanksgiving special features turkey, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and green beans. Open 1-8 p.m. (13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 514-4414; danielas-restaurant.com)

• HB’s on the Gulf: Serving special Thanksgiving dishes from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5-10 p.m. for dinner. Lunch special is $28 per person, dinner special is $42 per person. HB’s everyday menu will also be available. (851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 435-4347; naplesbeachhotel.com)

• McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood: Open and serving at The Mercato, 9114 Strada Place, Naples. (591-2299; mccormickandschmicks.com)

• The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club: The resort’s elaborate, annual holiday buffet will be served noon-5 p.m. in The River of Grass Ballroom. Offerings include roasted whole turkey with sage gravy, roasted rib of beef, bronzed grouper, a chilled seafood station, a sushi display, as well as soups, salads, desserts, a special children’s buffet and much more. Cost is $75 per adult, $30 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 and younger. (851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 659-4328; naplesbeachhotel.com)

• The Real Macaw: Open 1-9 p.m. serving a traditional, four-course Thanksgiving dinner for $32 per adult and $12 for kids 10 and younger. Courses include butternut squash soup, pomegranate-vinaigrette salad, choice of stuffed turkey, braised lamb shank or honey-rum salmon, along with five traditional holiday side dishes served family-style, assorted breads and dessert. (3275 Bayshore Road, Naples; 732-1188; therealmacawnaples.com)

• Restaurant Bonjour: Open and serving at 2099 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples (566-2275; restaurantbonjournaplesfla.com)

• Ridgway Bar & Grill: Open noon-9 p.m. serving a three-course turkey dinner for $45 per person, plus a special a la carte menu of light plates, seafood, turkey, Gulf shrimp and more. (1300 Third St.S., Naples; 262-5500; ridgwaybarandgrill.com)

• Seasons 52: Serving antibiotic-free birds from Plainville Farms Turkey with all the traditional trimmings. Adult entree $26.90, kids $12.90; seasonal cocktails and sommelier wine pairings available. (8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 594-8852; seasons52.com)


• Angelina’s Ristorante: Four-course Thanksgiving dinner is $65 per person including antipasti station; choice of salad, soup, ravioli or pizzette; choice of entree (options include turkey, brown-butter roasted black grouper and more); and choice of dessert. (24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187; angelinasofbonitasprings.com)

Buffalo Chips: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. serving turkey dinners for $12.95. (26620 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs; 947-1000; buffalochipsrestaurant.tv)

•Molino’s Ristorante: Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal along with their regular menu from 12-9 p.m. (Promenade At Bonita Bay, 26841 S Bay Drive #159, Bonita Springs; 992-7025; molinosristorante.com)


• Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Three-course Thanksgiving menu features choice of soup or salad; roast turkey with gravy, sausage-herb stuffing and cranberry relish; choice of side and dessert starting at $39.95. Kids menu $12.95. Open noon-8 p.m. (Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero; 948-8888; ruthschris.com)

• Tanglewood Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort: Thanksgiving buffet features eight stations including turkey, prime rib, roast pork, seafood bar, gourmet entrees, antipasto, farm-to-table salad bar, desserts and more. Cost is $75 per adult and $35 per child with kids younger than 5 free. (5001 Coconut Road, Estero; 390-4398; coconutpoint.hyatt.com)

• Ted’s Montana Grill: Serving a limited menu of Ted’s classics (burgers, meatloaf, steaks) along with a $25 per person Roast Turkey Feast featuring soup or salad, whole-roasted turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, dressing, buttered carrots, squash casserole, cranberry sauce and apple-pecan crisp. (Coconut Point, 8017 Plaza Del Lago Dr., Estero; 947-9318; tedsmontanagrill.com)


• The Boathouse: Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. serving Turkey at the Tiki with all-day happy hour and live entertainment. Full menus available along with an open-faced turkey sandwich with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and green-bean casserole for $9.95 starting at 11 a.m. (5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral; 945-2628; theboathouseusa.com)

Coconuts Bar & Grill: Serving a select menu including a traditional turkey entree or a spiral ham entree for $13. Open 12-8 p.m. (850 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral; 541-3221; coconutscapecoral.com)

• Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro: Thanksgiving buffet served 1-6 p.m., adults $55, kids 5-12 $22, kids 4 and younger $12. Three-course, fixed-price menu available 5-10 p.m. for $55 per person. Reservations required. (5961 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral; 541-5600; marker92.com)

• Rumrunners: Open noon-4 p.m. serving Chef Todd Johnson’s buttermilk-sage brined turkeys with all the fixings, along with a limited menu of seafood, steaks and prime rib. (5484 Cape Harbour Dr., Cape Coral; 542-0200; rumrunnersrestaurant.com)


• Austrian-German Restaurant: Open 1-7 p.m. serving a limited holiday menu. Reservations requested. (Royal Palm Square, 1400 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers; 936-8118; facebook.com/agrestaurant)

• Buca di Beppo: Open at 11 a.m. serving traditional turkey dinners and family-style Italian favorites. (Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 332-0957; bucadibeppo.com)

• Courtney’s Continental Cuisine: Open noon-6 p.m. serving a special three-course Thanksgiving menu. Options include a traditional turkey dinner ($24), baked ham ($20), grouper almondine ($29) and more, served with choice of soup or salad, hot bread and pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. (20351 Summerlin Road, south Fort Myers; 466-4646; courtneyscontinentalcuisine.com)

• Farmers Market Restaurant: Holiday menu features choice of turkey, ham, fish or fried chicken, three sides and a slice of pumpkin pie for $14.95 per person. Serving breakfast 7-10:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (2736 Edison Ave., Fort Myers; 334-1687; farmersmarketrestaurant.com)

• Haney’s Cafe: Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. serving its everyday menu. (18011 S. Tamiami Trail, San Carlos; 437-1120; haneyscafefl.com)

• Murder Mystery Dinner Train: Thanksgiving Family Mid-Day celebration departs at 12:15 p.m. serving a traditional New England Thanksgiving dinner.Cost is $49 plus tax for adults, $29 plus tax for children 12 and under; no mystery. Thanksgiving Dinner with a Speakeasy of Murder departs at 5:30 p.m.; enjoy a traditional New England Thanksgiving dinner with a side of mystery; $75 per person plus tax. Reservations required. (2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers; 275-8487; semgulf.com)

• Oasis Restaurant: Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. serving a special menu featuring turkey, ham and pot roast entrees. (2260 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers; 334-1566; oasisatfortmyers.com)

• Reuben’s Smokehouse: Closed Thanksgiving Day, but offering its home-style turkey dinners for an easy, take-and-bake holiday. Orders start at $30 per person and feature homemade yeast rolls, turkey and sage dressing, praline sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese and more. Orders must be placed by Nov. 21 and will be ready for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 25. (11506 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 866-928-2789; reubenssmokehouse.com)

• Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht: Thanksgiving Day cruises go from 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. serving a hot-and-cold buffet of salads, fruit, traditional turkey, ham, carved beef tenderloin, braised Florida grouper and more. The inclusive cost is $82 for adults, $35.50 for children. Call for details. Reservations required. (17260 Harbour Pointe Dr., south Fort Myers; 466-4000; marriott.com)

• Sasse’s: Open noon-3 p.m. serving a special holiday menu including traditional turkey, beef and more. Reservations required. (3651 Evans Ave., Fort Myers; 278-5544; sassesfortmyers.com)

Shoeless Joe’s Sports Cafe: Offering a special Thanksgiving plated turkey dinner for $17.95 starting at noon. Open 6:30 a.m.-midnight serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. (13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers; 437-0650; shoeless-joes.com)

• SS Hookers: Open noon-10 p.m. serving an extensive Thanksgiving buffet overlooking the water, featuring traditional roasted turkey with all the trimmings, plus much more. Cost is $32.95 per adult, $17.95 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. (17501 Harbour Pointe Dr., south Fort Myers; 466-5377; sshookers.com)

• Tarpon House at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort: Open noon-7 p.m. serving a holiday buffet featuring stone crab, shrimp, maple-roast turkey, herb-roasted sirloin, jambalaya, five kinds of dessert and much more. $49.95 per adult, $19.95 per child. (17260 Harbour Pointe Dr., south Fort Myers; 466-4000; marriott.com)

• University Grill: Open noon-7 p.m. serving turkey dinners with all the fixings for $18 and prime rib dinners for $27, along with a holiday menu of beef and seafood specials. Reservations strongly encouraged. (7790 Cypress Lake Dr., south Fort Myers; 437-4377; universitygrill.net)

• The Veranda: Open noon-7 p.m. offering a special three-course holiday menu featuring roast turkey, pork tenderloin, duck confit and more; cost is $29.95-$39.95 per person. (2122 Second St., Fort Myers; 334-8634; verandarestaurant.com)


• Heidi’s Island Bistro: Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. serving its everyday menu plus a turkey dinner special for $18.95. (2943 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 765-8844; heidisislandbistro.com)


• Miceli’s Restaurant: Thanksgiving buffet served 11 a.m.-8 p.m. featuring roasted turkey, giblet gravy, prime rib, honey-glazed ham, steamed mussels, peel-and-eat shrimp, soups, salads, desserts and more. $24.99 per adult, $9.99 for kids 12 and younger, kids 3 and younger free. Live music 3-7 p.m. (3930 Pine Island Road, Matlacha; 282-8233; micelis-italian.com)

• Tarpon Lodge: Open noon-6 p.m. serving a limited menu of the restaurant’s classic dishes along with a special Traditional Roasted Turkey dinner with dressing, pan gravy, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce for $24 ($13 for kids 12 and younger). Reservations required. (13771 Waterfront Dr., Bokeelia; 283-3999; tarponlodge.com)


• George & Wendy’s Seafood Grille: Open 5-10 p.m. serving full menu. The entree special will be turkey breast, garlic smashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and a fresh vegetable medley followed by a slice of pumpkin pie for $18. Reservations suggested. (2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 395-1263; sanibelseafoodgrille.com)

• The Sanibel Grill: Open noon-11 p.m. serving turkey dinners ($13) and prime rib ($15); everyday menu also available. Reservations not accepted, but diners can arrange call-ahead seating. (705 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel; 472-HIKE; prawnbroker.com)

• South Seas Island Resort: Open 2-7 p.m. serving a holiday feast in the Captiva Ballroom. The elaborate buffet highlights traditional Thanksgiving favorites with local island fare. Cost is $60 per adult and $30 for children 5-12, with kids younger than 5 free. (5400 Plantation Road. Captiva; 579-1483; southseas.com)

• Thistle Lodge: Thanksgiving Day buffet served 11 a.m.-7 p.m. featuring tropical fruits, local seafood and shellfish, salads, turkey, smoked ham, poached salmon, candied yams and much more. $49.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids younger than 10. (2255 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel; 472-9200; casaybelresort.com)

• The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market: Open 1-8 p.m. serving turkey dinners with all the trimmings ($18), prime rib dinners ($20), and kids turkey dinners ($8). Regular menu also available. (703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel; 395-2722; prawnbroker.com)


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