There is a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season, including the wonderful mouthwatering menus our beachfront restaurants have created for you to “gobble” up. For a turkey feast with all the trimmings, go ahead and make reservations instead of cranberry sauce and stuffing and leave the cooking (and cleaning) to us.
Thanksgiving Day Activities
THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA
Thanksgiving morning, join Lauderdale's favorite oceanfront beach yoga & fitness for everybody during a fun 75+ minute Power Yoga Fusion Flow with Core Drills. The class ends with a deep blissful gratitude meditation. This is a pre-paid class to ensure social distancing.
THE TURKEY ESCAPED
It's all fun and games until the turkey escapes - and we are not talking about your cousin Ed! If you're looking for a little brainteasing action before or after your Thanksgiving dinner is served, head over to Escapology at Beach Place. The whole family will enjoy the fun and challenging escape games and have you working as a team to solve the riddles and clues. Best of all, when you enter Promo Code: MyFTLB at check out, you'll save $.9 per person, and have a great memory too boot.
CYCLE BY THE SEA
It’s time to rock & ride. The beachfront W Fort Lauderdale has partnered with Ride Element Spin Studio to offer locals the ride of their life. This new series features outdoor, oceanfront spin classes with 20 socially distanced spin bikes be perched on the fourth floor Living Room Terrace. Single classes are $20 or you can opt-in for a 3 class pack for $54. During Thanksgiving week, when you bring 3 cans of nonperishable food to benefit Poverello center, W Fort Lauderdale will say "thanks for giving" with a complimentary cocktail post class. For complete details and tickets, Visit https://www.seasycle.com/
GOBBLE TIL YOU WOBBLE
Gobble up some fun on Thanksgiving Day with our friends from the weekly Funky Fun Run! Join Team Fort Lauderdale at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for a Holiday 5K Run / Walk starting on the south end of the South Beach Parking Lot across from Bahia Mar Marina. We run / walk on the sidewalk, it is an out and back course, the turn a round is at the Atlantic Hotel. This event is timed but not scored. All participants will receive a turkey mask and finisher medal. This event is limited to the first 100 registered online. Register online: https://buff.ly/2Iy9LFS
Thanksgiving To Go
Thanksgiving is around the corner... Let the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort's, Chef Munroe, shop and prepare your family's feast this year. The Thanksgiving Feast comes with three different options to serve family gatherings of all sizes, and all are complete with a tender, slow roasted turkey, traditional sides, and more! This delicious meal comes chilled, with precise reheating instructions and is ready to eat in 2 hours. View details on how to place your order at www.bahiamarpromotions.com
3030 OCEAN at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Give thanks and join us for a delicious holiday meal at 3030 Ocean Restaurant & Bar with oceanfront views, a relaxed beach house setting and Chef Gordon Rego's gastronomic 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner. Menu highlights include Sweet Potato Soup to start followed by Florida Citrus & Thyme Brined Turkey with Roasted Shallot Whipped Potato, Pork Belly & Sweet Corn Succotash, Apple-Fennel Dressing, and Cranberry Pan Gravy and capped off with Pumpkin Walnut Cake.
Dinner costs $69 pp with service from 5 - 9 p.m.
3030 Holiday Drive; For reservations, call (954) 765-3030; 3030ocean.com
BURLOCK COAST at The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale’s Burlock Coast is rolling out a lavish family style 3-course meal with a side of stunning views of Fort Lauderdale beach. The festive meal begins with Grilled Squash with pomegranate, pumpkin seed, Humboldt Fog cheese and honey-black pepper vinaigrette, and Artichoke and Baby Shrimp Dip with sourdough bread. The Main Course includes Turkey Breast Roulade and Confit Leg and Thigh, served with potato puree, stuffing, grilled broccolini, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and gravy. To finish, guests can indulge in a Chocolate Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Mousse.
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., For reservations, call (954) 302-6460; burlockcoast.com.
CON MURPHY'S OCEAN BAR & GRILL
You may not think of going to an Irish Pub on Thanksgiving, but then again nothing is normal these days. If you're looking for a fun and festive atmosphere with a side of ocean breeze, Con Murphy's Ocean Bar & Grill has you covered. Leave the cooking to them and enjoy a classic Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings served all day from noon to 9:30pm, or sub out the bird for Bourbon Glazed Salmon or Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib and a nice Guinness draft.
17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, second floor Beach Place. For menu details and information call (954) 686-2699.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Mexican twist at Lona Cocina & Tequileria at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Dine oceanside as you enjoy a 3-course menu. To start, guests can choose between a Harvest Salad or Pumpkin Bisque; both options are served with fresh cornbread. The second course offers a Mexican-inspired take on the traditional holiday meal: Turkey Breast glazed with homemade Mole Poblano, Homemade Stuffing and Green Beans. Guests can wrap up the evening with something sweet and indulge in a choice between Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie.
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. For reservations, call (954) 245-3069.
NAKED CRAB at B Ocean
1140 Seabreeze Blvd. For reservations call, (954) 727-7090
RIVA at Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Gather with friends and family this Thanksgiving and enjoy an unforgettable meal at Riva, located at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Riva has curated an eclectic family-style menu that includes inventive takes on classic holiday dishes, all served in a relaxed seaside setting.
Adults: $69; Children (4 to 12): $24 ~ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3030 Holiday Drive. For reservations, call 954-765-3100 or via Open Table. View complete menu online
STEAK 954 at W Fort Lauderdale
Thanksgiving might be the only time this fall you can enjoy dinner at Steak 954 while it’s still light enough to see the ocean view. The W’s steakhouse offers a menu including herb & citrus roasted turkey with traditional stuffing, sautéed haricot verts, loaded sweet potato with marshmallows and candied pecan, turkey gravy, and cranberry chutney. $52 per person.
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (954) 414-8333;
STEELPAN at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
Specializing in a fusion of Caribbean and American cuisines, Steelpan Kitchen and Bar takes a twist on the Thanksgiving meal served up from 12 noon - 8pm, includes dishes such as cider and honeycomb-roasted turkey with cranberry-orange relish, curried vegetables with quinoa and lentils, and maple brown sugar glazed cured spiral sliced ham, as well as desserts such as traditional bourbon pecan pie with warm vanilla sauce and old fashioned pumpkin pie with spiced whipped cream. Adults: $35, Children under 12, $18
999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. For reservations, call (954) 302-5252; steelpanftl.com
TAKATO at Conrad Fort Lauderdale
Chef Taek “Taka” Lee blends traditional American fare for the holiday with a fusion of Japanese-Korean flavors at Takato restaurant located at The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Thanksgiving feast includes spiced Kurobuta Samm (traditional Korean pork); Turkey Dumpling with Sweet Potato Mash and Teriyaki Gravy; 12 ounce Rib-Eye with Black Garlic and Baked Kabocha Squash; Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Green Bean Tempura, and Pumpkin Pie with homemade Five Spiced Ice Cream. Take in ocean views from the stunning interior dining room or from the expansive outdoor patio.
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., For reservations, call (954) 414-5160; takatorestaurant.com
WILD THYME at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Go wild ( over the food that is) at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery with a Thanksgiving meal that will please everyone's palate. Featuring family style starters of Calamari or Eggplant Stack followed by a Butternut Squash and Spinach salad, guests can choose from the traditional Turkey entrée or mix it up choices of Grilled Salmon, Filet Mignon or Chicken Parmesan to pair with classic sides. Dinner brings itself back with a warm Pumpkin Bread Pudding and Cinnamon ice cream. The price is $49.95* Per Person | $19.95* Children 12 & Under and the special menus is offered between 11:30 am - 7:30pm.
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., For reservations, call (954) 567-8070
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