As a transplant to Florida, I do not have any family in this area, so that always makes celebrating the holidays a little different. I think a lot of families in the area can relate to that!

Since there are only four of us in my family, making a big Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t practical. So one of our favorite traditions has been to either cater a Thanksgiving meal from one of our favorite restaurants to enjoy at home (Cooper’s Hawk has been a favorite of ours!) or make a reservation at a local restaurant and dine out on Thanksgiving. There are a plethora of restaurants in the area that offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal. From restaurants at Disney Springs to the greater Orlando area; there is no shortage of where you can dine out on Thanksgiving Day. 

The wonderful world of Disney

Let’s start with Walt Disney World. My kids love any reason to visit Disney World, and Thanksgiving day is no different! Disney can be an extra fun way to dine out on Thanksgiving day; especially since most of the resorts are already decorated for Christmas by this time. We love taking our time to stroll around the different resorts as well as Disney Springs to look at all the Christmas decorations!

Disney World parks

At this moment, Disney doesn’t have an official list of restaurants that will be hosting. Thanksgiving dinner. Please check back to when we’ve updated to include Disney World Parks’ menu. 

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a great place to dine out on Thanksgiving day if you want that Disney touch, but want to avoid going into the parks and navigating those crowds!

Disney Springs is a great place to dine out on Thanksgiving day if you want that Disney touch, but want to avoid going into the parks and navigating those crowds!

Outside of the parks: Thanksgiving dinner options

If going to Disney on Thanksgiving doesn’t sound like your jam. There are lots of restaurants around town offering a fantastic menu for your Thanksgiving dinner this year! We have found quite a few options for you to choose from around town! 

Greater Orlando area

  • Hungry Pants (SoDo District): Offering a fully plant-based Thanksgiving meal for $130! Meals can also be ordered for $130 (serves 8) from Nov. 1-19 for pickup on Nov. 22
  • The Alfond Inn at Rollins (Winter Park): Chef-driven buffet with seating at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $139 for adults, $39 for children 5-12, and under 5 free.
  • Lakeside Bar and Grill at Celebration Hotel (Celebration): Will offer Turducken as part of their Grateful Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet. Available from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $65 for adults, $25 for children 6-12, and under 6 free.
  • Park Avenue Tavern (Winter Park): Three-course Thanksgiving meal
    Pricing: $65 for adults (3 courses), $22 for children (second course only)
  • Aurora at the Celeste: From 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., your family will be treated to seasonal displays that tie in the flavors of autumn. From traditional breakfast favorites and creative twists on classics to chef-attended carving stations, fall-inspired pasta, and sushi, there will be something for everyone! Enjoy bottomless mimosas and an assortment of sweet treats. Reservations required.
    Pricing: $89 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under, and 4 and under free
  • 1921 Mount Dora: Three- course Thanksgiving dinner 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $72 for adults, $25 for children under 14 (vegetarian options available)
  • Highball & Harvest: Thanksgiving buffet from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Knife & Spoon: Traditional Thanksgiving meal from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
    • Citron – Thanksgiving Buffet 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    • Primo – Thanksgiving Buffet 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

International Drive

  • FastBreak Sports Bar at The Hilton Orlando: Thanksgiving special of turkey and classic sides from 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $25 per guest
  • The Wilson at Melia Hotel: Three course Thanksgiving dinner, served family style.
    Pricing: $55 per guest
  • Castle Hotel: Will offer a hearty three-course turkey dinner from Nov. 19 – 26, 2023.
    Pricing: $32 per guest
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango: Special holiday edition of bottomless brunch. Herb butter rubbed and banana leaf wrapped turkey breast, Caribbean jerk spiced pork loin, cornbread stuffing, and more from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.!
    Pricing: $39.22 adults
  • Rosen Plaza Hotel: Thanksgiving Day Brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Pricing: $55.95 adults, children 3-11 $23.95, children under 3 free
  • Tradewinds at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld: Will serve a holiday buffet from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $70 for adults, $23 for children under 13
  • Mia’s Italian Kitchen: Three-course menu of Thanksgiving favorites with a homestyle Italian twist.
    Pricing: $49 for adults, $29 for children
  • Rosen Centre Hotel: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a bountiful buffet and unlimited champagne and Mimosas. From 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Pricing: $64.95 for adults, $27.95 for children 4-12, and children under 3 free
  • Rosen Shingle Creek 
    • Cafe’ Osceola: Thanksgiving Brunch 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      Pricing: $89.95 for adults, $37.95 for children 4-11, and children 3 and under free
  • A Land Remembered: Thanksgiving dinner 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $79.95 for adults, $34.95 for children

Lake Buena Vista

  • Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista:  Buffet served from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Prepaid pricing: $35.95 for adults, $17.99 for children, 4-11, and under 4 free. A higher rate of $41.99 per adult will be charged for non-prepaid reservations and walk-ins.
  • Four Seasons
    • Ravello: Modern Italian Thanksgiving Day buffet from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., featuring a seafood and sushi display, antipasto, tapas, a decadent fall dessert bar, and a sumptuous carving station with ribeye, ham, turkey, snapper, and traditional sides.
      Pricing: $150 for adults, $55 for children.
  • Plancha: Will serve a buffet of Cuban American Thanksgiving fare from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $130 for adults, $48 for children
  • Capa Steakhouse & Bar: Special Thanksgiving dishes from 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • The Lobby Bar: Will open early at 4:30 p.m., offering prime football viewing and a featured Thanksgiving entree to match.
    Pricing: $42 adults
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    • Bull & Bear:  Four-course Thanksgiving dinner.
      Pricing: $155 for adults, $65 for children 13 and under
  • Oscar’s Brasserie: Classic Thanksgiving buffet from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $85 for adults, $40 for children 6-12, and under 6 free
  • In-Room Dining: Guests can enjoy a special prefix menu delivered straight to their room.
    Pricing: $52 per guest
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
    • La Luce: Will feature a menu of Chef’s favorite fall dishes.
  • Harvest Bistro: Will host a traditional holiday dinner buffet from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Pricing: $70 for adults, $35 for children 6-12, and under 6 free
  • In-Room Dining – Guests can enjoy a special prefix menu delivered straight to their room.
    Pricing: $52 per guest
  • The Wilson Cocktails and Seafood at Meliá Orlando Hotel Celebration: Family-style three-course menu.
    Pricing: $55 for adults, $$25 for children under 12

Even though the holidays look different for a lot of families living here, dining out on Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite things to do! With its diverse culinary scene and warm hospitality, Thanksgiving dinner in Central Florida is an experience like no other.

More importantly, remember that Thanksgiving is not just about savoring the culinary masterpieces but also enjoying the laughter, stories, and shared memories. Give thanks for the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful city and its rich tapestry of flavors.

From our table to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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