Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends and, of course, lots of food.
If you’re not cooking at home this year, many restaurants on the Treasure Coast are offering delicious holiday dishes — some keeping it traditional with turkey and ham dinners and others taking their own twist on fall favorites.
Most of them require reservations in advance. And check back, as more restaurants will be added to this list as they solidify their menus closer to the holiday.
Here’s a list of some restaurants in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties that are open on Thanksgiving Day and serving traditional holiday meals:
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Indian River County
Capt Hiram’s Resort
The Sebastian resort will have two Thanksgiving Day meals, and reservations are required for both:
- Tiffany Room buffet: Two seatings at noon and 3 p.m. The cost is $37 for adults and $17 for kids ages 12 and younger
- Blackfins Riverfront Grill: Dinner will be $25 per person. Options include herb roasted turkey and honey baked ham, served with Brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, butternut squash and either au gratin potatoes or sweet potato soufflé with a maple butter pecan crumble. Dessert is pumpkin or apple pie.
The Vero Beach waterfront restaurant will have two Thanksgiving Day meals, and reservations are encouraged for both:
- Brunch buffet: From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $110 for adults and $35 for kids. The menu features a raw bar, carving stations, live-action stations and holiday favorites.
- Dinner: From 5:30-8 p.m. The full menu with holiday specials is a la carte pricing.
The Wave Kitchen & Bar
Gloria Estefan’s Vero Beach restaurant will have two Thanksgiving Day meals, and reservations are required for both:
- Brunch buffet: From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It includes a cold seafood display, cheese and charcuterie, made-to-order omelets, a roasted turkey carving station and assorted desserts. The Wave seating is $95 for adults and $32 for kids, plus tax and tip. The Crystal Ballroom seating is $85 for adults and $29 for kids.
- Dinner: From 5:30-10 p.m. has a full a la carte menu featuring garlic-herb-butter roasted turkey dinner for $38 and chimichurri-rubbed 12-ounce prime rib of beef for $45.
Waldo’s Restaurant & Bar
Thanksgiving Day dinner will be from noon to 6 p.m. The sit-down, plated dinner has four options: turkey, ham or mahi-mahi for $34.95 or prime rib for $38.95. All dinners are served with soup, salad, mashed potatoes, yams, green bean casserole and stuffing, plus pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. Reservations are made every half-hour with the last seating at 5:30 p.m.
St. Lucie County
2nd Street Bistro
It’s open during regular hours on Thanksgiving Day with food and drink specials, as well as turkey dinners with all the fixings. Call to make reservations.
Kyle G’s Prime Seafood
The Hutchinson Island restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with its regular menu and Thanksgiving specials. The latter include an apple pie old fashioned cocktail with fresh red apple holiday spice infused with Four Roses bourbon, brown sugar demerara and black walnut bitters for $16; creamy wild rice and turkey soup with garlic sourdough croutons and Fresno oil for $9; honey-roasted pear salad with crisp greens, red onions, cucumbers, Roquefort bleu cheese, Amarena cherries and blood orange vinaigrette for $13; citrus-herb brined turkey dinner with succulent roasted turkey, andouille cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sautéed haricot vert and carrot medley and fresh cranberry-orange compote, topped with a chardonnay cider brown gravy for $45; and pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake dessert with salted caramel sauce and whipped cream for $12. Reservations are recommended.
The all-inclusive Thanksgiving dinner for $30 is first come, first serve. The menu includes turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean almondine, cranberry sauce, Hawaiian roll with butter, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and a soft drink. Live music is from 4-7 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Thanksgiving dinner will be available for takeout starting at 11:30 a.m. and dine-in service starting at 2 p.m. The special, limited menu features carved light and dark turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry for $26.99; carved ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $24.99; broiled petite filet mignon with bearnaise sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $39.99; broiled salmon with lemon-butter sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $29.99; all served with harvest salad, rolls with butter and dessert: apple or pumpkin pie. Children’s meals are also available. Call for reservations. Order takeout in advance.