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The 10 Best Restaurants to Dine Out This Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale

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Thanksgiving has just seemed to creep up on us. Don’t want to cook at home this year? Don’t fret — I’ve taken the dirty work out for you in finding the best Fort Lauderdale restaurants have to offer this Thanksgiving.

3030 Ocean

3030 Ocean
3030 Ocean, located in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott at Harbor Beach is offering a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu for $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The first course includes your choice of Roasted Pumpkin Soup with maple-chive cream and toasted seeds or a Baby Green Salad with shaved pear, spiced pecans, blue cheese, and poppy seed vinaigrette. The second course is served family style and includes delicious Roasted Joyce Farms Turkey Breast and Leg with Mushroom Dressing, Green Beans with Onions, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry-Orange Sauce and Turkey Gravy. Enjoy a delicious Pumpkin Tart with a chocolate cookie crust, pumpkin mousse, walnut caramel, hot fudge and pomegranate seeds for dessert. Serving from 6:00 PM. Reservations are suggested. Please call for inquiries and reservations (954) 765-3030.

The Balcony Las Olas

The Balcony Las Olas
From 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, guests are invited to a three-course New Orleans-Inspired Thanksgiving meal at The Balcony Las Olas! Diners have the option for a three-course meal including options like Cheese Grits & Le Must Braised Ham, Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing, and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée or they can order from a Prix Fixe a la carte menu. A la carte items include Oysters, Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Salad, Caddo Parish Colossal Shrimp Cocktail, and Mandeville Seafood Platter. Prices are $49 per adult and $15 per child under 12. To make reservations for Thanksgiving Day, call (754) 200-6344.

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
Burlock Coast, located in The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale is serving an extravagant food buffet including everything from carving stations and cold tapas to a seafood display, caviar station and a variety of delicious dishes to choose from. The meal will be available from 12 PM to 8 PM and bottomless drinks package is included – BC Brew, Rum Punch, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys! Guests can finish with a multitude of decadent pastries to choose from at the dessert station. $129 per adult and $49 for children (ages 5 through 12). For reservations, please call (954) 302-6460 or email burlockcoastrsvp@ritzcarlton.com.

The Capital Grille Fort Lauderdale

The Capital Grille
This year let The Capital Grille put the finishing touches on your time-honored tradition. They’re pleased to offer their Thanksgiving plate with Slow-Roasted Turkey and Brioche Stuffing, prepared by Executive Chef Marc Gruverman. Accompanied by French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds, Cranberry Pear Chutney, and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, They’re serving classic courses that will delight you and yours. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served all day, starting at 11 AM. Prices are adults $42 and children $15. A Full A La Carte Menu will be available as well. Please call (954) 446-2000 for reservations and further inquiries.

Coastal at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Coastal
Coastal at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, invites you, your family and friends to enjoy multi-course dinner featuring delicious gourmet Thanksgiving-inspired dishes. You’ll feel right at home as you celebrate family and food next to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Prices are $49.95 per adult and $19.95 per child (ages 3-12)Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 1 PM to 8 PM. To book your Thanksgiving dinner, please call (954) 567-8070.

Menu Items at ETARU

Etaru Las Olas 
ETARU, known for its contemporary Robatayaki cuisine, will offer their decadent specialty brunch on Thanksgiving Day from 12 PM until 6 PM. Thanksgiving Brunch will include all the signature offerings and will additionally feature a Turkey Carving Station in celebration of the holiday. Brunch will be priced at $75 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, bottomless pours of Whispering Angel Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Primitivo Sasseo or for an additional $20 Louis Roederer NV champagne. Indulge in an array of hot and cold starters on the robata counter,  choice of one main course and a decadent dessert presentation. The robust spread of hot and cold appetizers at the buffet include some of ETARU’s signature plates – an assortment of hand-rolled Maki; Crispy Rice Cake with choice of salmon or avocado; Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad; and White Miso Soup with scallions. Main course options include the Grilled Short Rib with puffed rice and shiso; Prawns with sweet potato and asparagus tempura with yuzu shichimi sauce; Salmon Teriyaki with sansho salt and lemon; for an additional $15 guests can enjoy Lamb Cutlets with Korean spices; Prime Beef Fillet with eryngii mushrooms and wasabi ponzu sauce; and Black Cod with yuzu miso. Reservations are strongly suggested. Please call (954) 477-8068 for further details or reservations.

Lona Cocina

Lona Cocina
Celebrate Thanksgiving with unobstructed ocean views and authentic Mexican fare. Lona Cocina, located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach is offering a unique Thanksgiving dinner with a Mexican twist. Enjoy a Mexican Grilled Vegetable Salad of squash, asparagus, tomatoes, chayote, mushrooms, chili cornbread, and adobo dressing; Adobo roasted Lamb Tamale with masa, salsa alambre, and salsa guajillo; and House-made Chorizo with pureed smoked sweet potatoes, almonds, cranberries, and maple pecan gravy. For the main event, a tableside carving includes Turkey Two Ways – charred turkey thighs and chorizo stuffed turkey breast and Pork Pernil – slow roasted pork shoulder with sides of Crispy Brussels Sprouts with mojo and pork belly chicharron; Corn Bread Stuffing with pears, cranberries, pistachio and apples and Chipotle Mashed Potatoes with Oaxaca cheese. Pecan Pie with vanilla bean ice cream will complete your delicious holiday meal. Limited a la carte menu available. Serving from 6 PM to 11 PM. Price is $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call (954) 245-3069.

The Rustic Inn Crabhouse

Rustic Inn Crab House
If you’re feeling a little “crabby” this Thanksgiving, and don’t want to cook or clean up a mess, you’re in for a treat. For the first time, the Rustic Inn Crabhouse in Fort Lauderdale will be open for Thanksgiving. World Famous Garlic Crabs, steamed or broiled lobsters, jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, Shrimp or Lobster Fra Diavolo over Linguine, Old Bay Spiced Steamed Crabs and other fabulous favorites from its full menu will be available. Serving from Noon to 8 PM. Reservations will not be accepted, but parties of 12 or more are encouraged to call ahead as a courtesy at (954) 584-1637.

Steak 954 at The W Fort Lauderdale

Steak 954
The famed steakhouse will put thanksgiving’s traditional turkey center stage with a special à la carte menu offered from 3 PM to 9 PM. Selections include an herb-roasted, free-range turkey served with orange cranberry sauce, Italian sausage stuffing, sweet potato, mash and marshmallows, and Haricot Verts for $34. Other items include the seasonal roasted butternut squash soup, the Bosc pear salad tossed with gem lettuce, toasted cinnamon walnuts, pomegranate vinaigrette and desserts ranging from a pumpkin creme pie to a toasted hazelnut soufflé. Please call (954) 414-8333 for reservations.

Terra Mare

Terra Mare 
Head to Fort Lauderdale’s newest oceanfront eatery at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach for a four-course plated dinner that includes butternut squash Gnudi, roasted turkey, roasted acorn squash, and sweet potato puree. Guests can pair their holiday dinner with seasonal cocktails like the Spiced Pumpkin Martini. The meal costs $75 per person and will be served from 5 PM to 10 PM in the indoor dining room or outside patio. View full Thanksgiving menu here. Please call (954) 414-5160 for further details or reservations.

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