Don't want to cook at home this Thanksgiving? Here are a few suggestions. Be sure to call ahead.
Head to this all-American restaurant for this all-American holiday. The Office in Delray Beach will have a brunch special from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For $40 per person, enjoy an a la carte feast with eggs Benedict, sausage stuffing frittata, a pancake stack with raspberry compote, and turkey sandwiches with cranberry fennel jam, brie, arugula, and Dijonnaise on rye bread. The buffet will also have a butternut squash soup purée with hazelnut cream and Waldorf salad. Of course, what's Thanksgiving without traditional roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, buttermilk mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole? Top it off with pumpkin or key lime pie, or baked apples with Greek yogurt. Reservations are recommended.
The Restaurant at the Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-6400, TheSetaiHotel.com
For $95, choose between a brunch or dinner option at the Restaurant at the Setai. At 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving brunch offerings will include the classic turkey and ham options, or roasted honey-glazed lamb leg, truffle roasted chicken, barbeque Kurobuta Berkshire pork ribs and Creekstone strip loin. Seafood options like Alaskan King Crab legs, Blue Point Oysters and little neck clams are also available as well as Indonesian beef rendang, Indian lamb vindaloo and traditional pad Thai. A three-course dinner is available from 7-10 p.m. with the choice of an appetizer like foie gras "torchon," truffle dumplings or pumpkin velouté. Then, select between traditional roasted turkey, Maine lobster or wagyu strip loin. Finish the meal with vanilla chai roasted pears, gingerbread sponges, bourbon ice cream or pumpkin seed brittle. A vegetarian menu is also available, upon request. The price for children is $48.
Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-6060, CafeBoulud.com/PalmBeach
Dine indoors or out while enjoying this three-course meal from 1-9 p.m. A traditional turkey will be served along with appetizers like roasted beet salad and pumpkin velouté, a sauce with all-spice, prickly pear, ginger crumble and browned butter. The turkey entrée is prepared three ways, and comes with sweet potatoes, cranberries and collard greens. There's also a vegetarian option. For dessert, indulge in pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream or apple tarte Tatin, a famous French upside-down apple tart with caramel sauce and ice cream, and apple cider gelee. Dinner is $89 per person and $45 for children 10 and under.
Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, 1818 S. Young Circle, Hollywood; 954-923-0555, MiaGrill.com
Mama Mia! One of Hollywood's oldest restaurants is serving a five-course meal for only $23.95 from 1 p.m.-1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Mama Mia Ristorante will put their Italian twist on the meal with dishes like turkey soup, Caesar salad and penne alla vodka. Then, enjoy your traditional feast with roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, marshmallow yams, cranberry sauce and gravy. If you have room, pumpkin doughnuts will finish your meal.
Avocado Grill, 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822, AvocadoGrillWPB.com
It's hard to count calories during the holidays, but Avocado Grill makes it easy with their healthy menu. A three-course, $39 meal will be served from 3-9 p.m. with the first course offerings including grilled avocado wedges, beet salad, tuna avocado spring rolls and a chickpea and quinoa medley. The mouthwatering main course will have six options like sweet potato crusted mahi served with green bean salad, cucumber, red onions and garlic ginger dressing and organic salmon paired with quinoa, artichoke, pickled mushrooms and feta cheese. Aside from those options, there are also two "Thanksgiving dinner" options, with turkey, stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes and braised kale. Finish off your meal with passion fruit tiramisu, peanut butter chocolate macadamia brownies, ginger lime crème brulee or pecan pie.
Sublime Restaurant & Bar, 1431 N. Federal Highway; 954-615-1431, SublimeRestaurant.com
Sublime offers another healthy alternative for your Thanksgiving feast. This vegan-friendly option, available from 2-4 p.m., will have a mixed green salad with choice of "turkey" with stuffing mashed potatoes and house-made cranberry relish or a roasted vegetable cornucopia option with roasted vegetables, exotic rice and cranberry relish all filling a gluten-free cornucopia pastry. Choose between a vegan pumpkin cheesecake or a French apple custard tart. The entire meal is $39.
III Forks, Village at Gulfstream, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, 954-457-3920, or 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-3660; 3Forks.com
Both III Forks locations in Hallandale Beach and Palm Beach Gardens will present a four-course meal on Thanksgiving Day from 3-9 p.m. At $47 a person, guests will start their meal with tenderloin tomato soup along with salad with apples, Wisconsin blue cheese, toasted pecans and house-made maple pecan vinaigrette. Following the starters, III Forks will offer a traditional Thanksgiving entrée with turkey, cranberry-orange relish, creamed potatoes, yams and vegetables, or a roasted beef tenderloin with veal glaze, whipped potatoes, creamed corn and vegetables. For the seafood lover there's a maple glazed Atlantic salmon option with coconut infused jasmine rice and vegetables. A la carte items like shrimp cocktail, wedge salad and filet mignon are also available. Children 12 and under dine for $17 with a menu that includes a soup or salad, entrée and dessert.
3030 Ocean, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale; 954-765-3030, 3030Ocean.com
Another prix fixe option is at the newly reopened 3030 Ocean at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. The $50, three-course meal starts with roasted pumpkin soup with toasted seeds and crème fraiche, a French soured cream. Next is the turkey breast feast with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney and mushrooms. Save room for chocolate bread pudding with pecans, dried cherries and spiced ice cream. For an additional $20, guests can pair their dinner with various wines.
Doris Italian Market, multiple locations including Coral Springs, Sunrise, Boca Raton, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, DorisMarket.com
For those who don't want to cook but still want the comfort of eating at home, try Doris Italian Market, with locations throughout South Florida. Order a pre-cooked dinner package at any location, then pick it up and indulge at home. A traditional dinner will get you a 12-14 pound turkey with herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, a dozen roles, cranberry sauce and a 10-inch pie. For $99.95, you'll feed six to eight mouths. For more people, try the supreme package, serving 14-16 at $149.95. You'll receive the same meal with a larger turkey (18-20 lbs), two dozen rolls and two pies.
Vic & Angelo's, 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-278-9570, or PGA Commons, 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-9899; VicAndAngelos.com
Same place, two locations, two menus. At Vic & Angelo's in Delray Beach, enjoy a three-course meal from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. for only $22.95. Choose between the Vic & Angelo's salad or a carrot ginger soup to start. Roasted turkey or honey bourbon glazed ham are the entrée options, both come with sweet mashed potatoes with marshmallows, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, Italian sausage and mushroom stuffing. The four dessert options include pumpkin or apple pie, pecan cheesecake and sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue. A glass of house wine is an additional $5. The Palm Beach Gardens location will serve a roasted turkey dinner with parmesan mashed potatoes, sweet yams, homemade stuffing, cran-rasberry sauce and Brussels sprouts for $27.95 from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. A glass of wine is included, along with your choice of pumpkin pie or sorbet-infused martinis. Both locations will also offer their regular menus as well.