22 Miami Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered

Give your smoke alarm a break and leave meal prep to the pros this year.

Nikki Beach
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You know it’s Thanksgiving in South Florida when you start seeing droves of rental cars parked in suburban cul-de-sacs and legions of toddlers popping up at our community pools. You also know when seemingly every restaurant in the tri-county area announces some kind of Thanksgiving special, whether it’s a prix-fixe turkey dinner or a heat-and-serve take-out feast.

With so many spots to choose from—and so many ways to avoid having to cook Thanksgiving dinner yourself—nailing down a Turkey Day provider can be tough. Here are our picks for the best places in Miami and beyond for your 2021 Thanksgiving feast.

Ariete

Coconut Grove

Michael Beltran’s take on Thanksgiving might be Miami’s most original, where the chef kicks off his family-style menu with a charcuterie board of fall Venison Sausage and Pigs in a Blanket. The main event will have Turkey Breast, of course, alongside Truffle Mac and Cheese, Roasted Calabaza, and Thigh Meat Pot Pie. He finishes with Apple Pie with streusel, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Valrhona Chocolate Pie, and Cranberry Bread Pudding.
Cost: Menus run $85 per person

Steak 954

Ft. Lauderdale Beach

You wouldn’t think a steakhouse inside the W Hotel would have South Florida’s best deal for Thanksgiving dining by the beach. But for under $50, Steak 954 is offering up a full three-course menu with Herb-roasted Turkey, Gravy, Green Beans and Almond Stuffing, Glazed Carrots, Sweet Potato Mash, Cranberry Sauce, and a dessert choice of Apple or PumpkinPie.
Cost: Menus run $45 per person

Winker’s Diner

South Beach

Now you can pick up Thanksgiving dinner at the same spot where you once picked up your questionably repaired car. The new diner in the old Firestone station is preparing a hassle-free to-go Thanksgiving meal, including traditional Roasted Turkey, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Sourdough Stuffing, Butternut Squash Soup, and Pumpkin Pie. Just make sure to order 24 hours in advance. Car still questionably repaired? Winker’s will deliver, too.
Cost: Packages run $150 each (serves 4 - 6)

If the one big screen in your family’s house just isn’t cutting it for Thanksgiving football, escape to Batch, where they’ll have games on dozens of TVs, and plenty of poultry to pair with them. The special Batch Turkey Dinner kicks off at 4 pm, and includes the Bird, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, a Sage and Gruyere Stuffing Waffle, and Pumpkin Pie. Chase it all with a special selection of Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts, if you dare.
Cost: Menus run $25.50 per person

Drunken Dragon

South Beach

Though we were a little disappointed to learn Drunken Dragon isn’t serving a giant Korean-fried Turkey this Thanksgiving, the Asian BBQ specialist’s holiday offerings are still pretty solid. DD’s to-go menu includes a 14-lb Honey-glazed Turkey with Gravy, Cranberry Sake Relish, and Stuffing. You’ll also get white rice and your choice of three sides: Roasted Marble Potatoes, Cornbread with honey butter, Shanghai Rice, or Mac and Cheese. Your dessert? Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Pre-book by November 15 if you know what’s good for you.
Cost: Packages run $199 each (serves 6 - 8)

Planta
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Planta

SoFi

Vegans, your Thanksgiving relegation to a plate of wilted salad is over! Planta is bringing you its first “Plantsgiving,” where you’ll get savory Stuffing, “Meatloaf,” Macaroni and Cashew Cheese, Butternut Squash Soup, and Pumpkin Pie, all made without a single animal product. The family-style feast serves four, and you won’t even need to tell anyone it’s meatless.
Cost: Packages run $179 each (serves 4)

Lona Cocina & Tequileria
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Lona Cocina & Tequileria

Ft. Lauderdale Beach

The coolest Thanksgiving fusion menu in South Florida is at Lona, where the holiday twists on Mexican classics make for an alluring T-day alternative. They include the Tamal de Calabaza with pumpkin, Masa de Maiz and banana leaf; the Machaca de Pavo Taco with pulled turkey, tomatillo, green apple sauce, and cilantro; Enchiladas de Guajolote stuffed with braised turkey, cranberry mole, peanuts, and crema fresca; and the chef’s special Pavo Asado: roasted turkey, plantain puree, and au jus.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary

Union Kitchen & Bar
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Union Kitchen & Bar

Wilton Manors

The closest thing to a home-cooked meal you’ll find in a restaurant is at this family-run spot in Wilton Manors. The husband-and-wife team running the place starts by plating Quail with White Cheddar Grits, Butternut Squash Soup, and Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad. The feed continues with vegetarian Pumpkin Ravioli, or a massive Turkey Plate, then tops off with Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary

Red Rooster

Overtown

Marcus Samuelsson celebrates his first Thanksgiving in Miami with a special holiday menu from noon to 8 pm. A la carte offerings will include Marcus’ Cornbread Stuffing, Not Your Auntie’s Candied Yamswith whipped sweet potatoes, smoked gouda, chipotle, and jerk marshmallow, aTurkey Duo ofjerk smoked breast and smothered turkey leg osso Bucco with cranberry mango chutney,andRoasted Stuffed Lobster with oyster cornbread stuffing.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary

Root & Bone

South Miami

Sadly, it’s going to be darn near impossible to deep fry a turkey in your air fryer. So, head to this South Miami Southern staple for a Thanksgiving menu of Fried Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Autumn Pear Salad, Drunken Deviled Eggs, and other holiday favorites.
Cost: Menus run $55 per person ($15 for children under 12)

Amara At Paraiso
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Al fresco Thanksgiving dinner by the bay is one of the great joys of living in Miami. Make the most of living here by dining on an Oak-grilled 36-ounce Porterhouse with chimichurri rub, roasted bone marrow, and black truffle, Florida Spiny Lobster with fermented chile and sea urchin butter, and Roasted Joyce Farms Turkey with enticing sides like Poblano and Cherry Sausage Cornbread, Cranberry Mostarda, and Smoked Turkey Gravy.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary

While Wynwood Brewing’s Thanksgiving dinner drops a few days before the holiday on November 22, it’ll undoubtedly be a lot more fun than anything you do on Thursday. The six-course spread goes down in the brewery’s taproom, where you’ll chase Octopus Takoyaki Skewers, Pulled Pork “a-lo-bori,” Yucca with chicharron, and Jumbo Lump Crab Fritters alongside unlimited 10-ounce beers. Tie things off with a big hunk of Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Cost: Menus run $100 per person

Balan’s
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Balan’s

Multiple locations

This British import is going all out for the American holiday in a deliciously ironic twist. The special Thanksgiving menu will include Turkey served with Candied Kumquat, Grand Marnier Cranberry Relish, Thyme and Shiitake Mushroom Stuffing, a full complement of sides, and Spiced Pear Crumble for dessert.
Cost: Menus run $85 per person

Stiltsville Fish Bar

Sunset Harbour

No, Stiltsville isn’t trying to sell us all on replacing turkey with tuna. And while they will have seafood options like Grilled Swordfish and Crab and Andouille Stuffing, the special three-course Thanksgiving Day menu dishes up turf favorites like Fried Turkey Breast and Butternut Squash Casserole.
Cost: Menus run $65 per person ($25 for kids under 12)

Mimi's

Edgewater

The condo-dwelling denizens of Edgewater who haven’t traveled home can conveniently pick up Friendsgiving dinner at Mimi’s. The new café and bistro does the cooking for you with a Green Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Slow-cooked Turkey Breast, Boursin Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Brioche Stuffing, and Green Bean Casserole, plus holiday cookies and pie for dessert. All you have to do is get your order in by November 18 at 6 pm.
Cost: Packages run $55 per person

On its surface, Barton G.’s three-course dinner of salad with butternut squash; slow-roasted turkey with whipped Yukon Golds and maple glazed root veggies; and pumpkin pie seems like your standard Thanksgiving fare. Then you remember that there’ a better-than-average chance it’s all served inside a scale replica of the Mayflower.
Cost: Menus run $90 per person

Nikki Beach

South Beach

If you’re not going north for Thanksgiving, you may as well go full turkey and just do dinner on the sand. That’s what you’ll find at Nikki Beach, where from noon to 6 pm they’ll be cranking out Turkey spiced with rosemary, thyme and sage, Chicory-smoked Honey Baked Ham, Smoked Gruyere Mac and Cheese, and pies aplenty. Your Turkey Day Instagram picture should also include something from the special Miami Harvest cocktail menu.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary

Corsair Kitchen and Bar
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How many of us were lured to South Florida by balmy Thanksgivings enjoyed at an elderly relative’s house on a golf course? Relive those childhood days at Corsair, where you’ll sit at the big kids’ table and dig into a three-course menu of Butternut Squash Soup or Kale Salad; Short Rib Ravioli, Roasted Turkey, Stuffed Acorn Squash, Filet Mignon, or Sea Bass; and Pumpkin or Pecan Pie, before a twilight hunt for lost golf balls.
Cost: Menus run $75 per person

Gianni’s at The Villa Casa Casuarina
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Eating Thanksgiving dinner inside the Versace mansion just sounds like something “that kid who lives in Miami and never comes home” would do. Lean into your black sheep status and opt for Gianni’s prix-fixe feast of Potato and Leek Soup, Cannelloni Spinach and Ricotta, Roasted Turkey Breast with Sweet Potato Hash, Sauce, and Stuffing, and Chocolate Ganache or Apple Sponge Cake. It’s also hitting the place at the very reasonable hours of 5 to 10:30 pm.
Cost: Menus run $85 per person

The Rusty Pelican
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The Rusty Pelican

Key Biscayne

Since it’s getting dark at, like, noon these days, Rusty Pelican is getting an early start on Thanksgiving “dinner” so you can still enjoy those stunning skyline views. Turkey gobbling starts at 10 am and runs until 4 pm, with a luxe three-course brunch featuring Chilled Seafood, entrees ranging from Crab Cake Benedict to Filet Mignon and, of course, Turkey, plus family-style desserts like Café con Leche Bread Pudding and Key Lime Pie.
Cost: Menus run $92 per adult ($35 per child)

StripSteak
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The Fontainebleau’s swanky chophouse is about as close as you’re going to get to late night Thanksgiving dinner in Miami, serving up its three-course meal from 5 to 11 pm. Roll in post-football to enjoy a Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Seared Prawns; Herb-brined Turkey Breast with Butter Whipped Mashed Potatoes and Chestnut Stuffing; and Spiked Pumpkin Pie or Key Lime Tart for dessert.
Cost: Menus run $75 per person

Toro Toro
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Toro Toro

Downtown

For a global take on America’s most gluttonous holiday, check out what executive chef Jean Delgado’s has created at Toro Toro. His Thanksgiving offerings include Baby Back Ribs with BBQ Bourbon Sauce, Fig and Goat Cheese Arepas, Kabocha Squash Flatbread, Pork Carnitas Robata, and, duh, Turkey. You can also upgrade your three-course feast by adding an Australian Wagyu Tomahawk Steak, if one night without beef is just too painful.
Cost: Menus run $79 per person (kids menu available for $39)

Matt Meltzer is a Miami-based contributor for Thrillist.