Get us in your inbox

Search
Nikki Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Munch Miami Photography

These restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner in Miami

Why cook when you can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at a Miami restaurant? Find the holiday's top picks below.

Virginia Gil
Written by
Virginia Gil
Advertising

We can’t think of a worse way to spend Thanksgiving in Miami than by slaving over a hot stove all day. In part, because there’s football to watch and family to be with (and some of us will likely be nursing a hangover after spending Wednesday night pounding cocktails at a Wynwood bar). Though, the real reason has to do with the best restaurants in Miami: Why cook when you can order in or go out for dinner? The city’s top establishments have sweetened the deal with prix-fixe meals and themed courses that require zero clean-up and little to no effort (read: you’ll have no trouble scoring a seat this holiday season). So, as much as we love grandma’s mashed potatoes or look forward to mom’s souffle every year, how about we give the family chef something else to be thankful for: Thanksgiving dinner reservations.

Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Miami 2021

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Your favorite fried chicken spot also does a mean turkey. This Thanksgiving, head to Yardbird for a delicious, a-la-carte dinner, where you’ll find all sorts of holiday dishes—from the traditional turkey plate with green bean casserole and cranberry compote to mama’s off-the-wall biscuit stuffing a spiced pumpkin pie that’ll put knock the socks off any other pie you’ve tried. If dining in isn’t for you yet, Yardbird also offers a separate menu of Thanksgiving dishes to-go. You’ll just have to place your order in advance or risk missing out on a southern-style holiday. Dine in and takeout. 11am–10pm; á la carte.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • West Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for stretchy pants and Ariete's elevated spread. There’s no worrying about mom over-spicing the turkey or dad ruining the potatoes because Ariete has your dinner covered: think a fancy charcuterie starter with fall venison sausage and pigs in a blanket; turkey breast with traditional sides (stuffing, mash and gravy) and a few welcomed surprises, like thigh meat pot pie, roasted calabaza and pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant (305-640-5862). Dine in. 5–11pm; $85 per person.

  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Aventura
  • price 4 of 4

Why should your taste buds be bound by the holiday? If folks in your party feel like red meat over turkey, go for it at Bourbon Steak. The Aventura restaurant offers a three-course, prix-fixe menu this Thanksgiving with a traditional wood-grilled turkey with cornbread-foie gras stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, cider glazed yams and black truffle gravy. Dine in. 4–11pm; $125 prix-fixe.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • South Beach
  • price 4 of 4

One of the more refined options on this Thanksgiving list, the upscale restaurant inside the former Versace Mansion puts out a prix-fixe meal that merits pulling out your finest holiday threads. The four-course dinner includes potato and leek soup, a traditional entrée selection (roasted turkey, sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce) and the choice of cherry coulis with toasted marshmallow or apple sponge cake for dessert. Dine in. 5–10:30pm; $85.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Key Biscayne
  • price 3 of 4

If it’s views you’re seeking, find them at LightKeepers, the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne’s fine-dining, oceanfront spot. The restaurant ditches its usual buffet spread in favor of a three-course meal with all of the Thanksgiving day trimmings that begin with oven-fresh rolls and a seasonal harvest salad—plus butternut squash ravioli because you can never have too many carbs during the holiday. Entrées are stacked with turkey and honey-glazed ham served with sourdough and sage stuffing, sweet potato casserole and more sides than you can handle. Pro tip: book the earlier time slot for brunch-style dishes and the later seating for a more traditional spread. Reservations are a must. Dine in. 12:30–4pm, 5–8pm; $145, children under 12 $49.

Advertising
  • Nightlife
  • South of Fifth

Skipping the family gathering? Book a cabana or a table—up to you—and feast beachfront this Thanksgiving. Nikki Beach’s á la carte menu features all your favorite holiday dishes like roast turkey, honey-baked ham, stuffing, green bean casserole and sweet potato, plus a selection of homemade seasonal pies ($6). The Miami Harvest cocktail is a fall-infused special available for just $12. Thu noon–6pm; á la carte.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Miami
  • price 3 of 4

Another contender in the "will book for views" restaurant category, Rusty Pelican's Thanksgiving brunch and dinner are worth considering if only for its prime waterfront location. There will be seafood and charcuterie platters, composed entrees (starring eggs at brunch and featuring salmon and roasted turkey at dinner) and plenty of desserts to go around no matter when you dine. Dine in. 10am–4pm, 5:30–9:30pm. Brunch is $92, children under 12 $35; dinner is a la carte.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Miami Beach

Michael Mina’s StripSteak elevates the holiday spread with a fixed menu you won’t find at your annual family shindig. Start with a roasted squash salad with seared prawns and move on to a brined turkey breast for your main. We highly suggest saving room for the sides, which range from chestnut and wild mushroom stuffing to brussels sprouts with herbs to butter whipped golden mashed potatoes. Dine in. 5–11pm; $75.

  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

Celebrate Thanksgiving Miami-style, gorging on a gourmet Latin spread. The prix-fixe meal includes seafood options like arepas filled with figs and goat cheese and a kabocha squash flatbread, as well as traditional turkey and the somewhere in-between baby back ribs. Toro Toro looks to the U.S. for dessert, serving tall slices of pumpkin bread cake or a spicy homemade pecan pie. Dine in. Noon–9pm; $79, children $39.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • price 3 of 4

Known for its sumptuous seafood offerings, Burlock Coast leans into the holiday with a Thanksgiving meal brimming with the classics. There’s roasted pumpkin soup and a turkey breast roulade served with stuffing, grilled broccolini and green bean casserole, among other side dishes. Dessert is a decadent two-for with pumpkin brulee and almond sponge cake. A bottomless drink package is available for an extra $39. Dine in. Noon–8pm; $109, children under 12 $49.

South of Fifth's Brazilian import remains open for Thanksgiving, but it's forgoing all of the American traditions. If you're over the turkey, the sides and the pies you'll find at other restaurants, Kosushi Miami invites you in for an array of sushi, sashimi and its other signature selections, including both cold and hot dishes. Japanese spirits and premium sakes round out the meal. Dine in. 6pm–midnight; a la carte. 

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Barton G doesn’t do simple and that’s why we like it. Head to the South Beach restaurant for a special, three-course dinner that eases you in with a crisp green salad before filling you up with a full feast of slow-roasted heritage turkey breast and confit leg, plus sides like whipped potatoes and brown butter and Frangelico sweet potato casserole without any of the bagged marshmallows. For dessert, get all the seasonal flavors with mini pumpkin pie, hazelnut sponge and fall spice mousse. Dine in. 6–9:30pm. $90pp.

It goes without saying: you probably won't get a table at Carbone Miami for Thanksgiving. But, in the unlikely event that you do, you're in for a treat. The restaurant is serving a three-course meal featuring all of the classics—from both Carbone's menu and the holiday. You'll get the famous spicy rigatoni vodka, butternut squash ravioli, glazed turkey bread with cornbread stuffing and many more accompaniments. Dine In. 2–11pm; $195.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • Miami Beach
  • price 4 of 4

What’s there to be more thankful for than an indulgent prix-fixe menu that highlights some of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature Thanksgiving dishes? Nothing, really, and we’re humbled by our blessings—think charred octopus, roasted turkey with chipotle gravy and pumpkin seed praline. Thu 6–10pm; $159, children under 12 $69.

  • Restaurants
  • American creative
  • North Beach
  • price 3 of 4

The Strand serves the Thanksgiving meal you read about in cookbooks but can never quite execute yourself. Leave it to the pros who put out pumpkin bisque, summer truffle fiocchetti and lemon pepper herb-crusted turkey as part of a four-course plated dinner. Seatings are available at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Dine in. $95, children $45.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Coral Gables
  • price 2 of 4

Known for its wood-fired cuisine, Orno will surely take the cake for the best veggie sides this Thanksgiving dinner. This year, chef Niven Patel prepares a traditional three-course menu of charred and grilled dishes—think roasted turkey, smoked ham, Brussels sprouts—plus three types of dessert. Yum. Dine in. 3–9pm; $78–$89.

Looking for a dinner option in Brickell? Balan's has you covered. On Thanksgiving, executive chef Richard Jimenez prepares a three-course meal that mixes holiday staples like stuffing and turkey with unexpected options such as lamb meatballs and ahi tuna. Dining with the family? The little ones get their own menu to choose from. Dine in. 4pm–close. $85, children $40.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Bal Harbour
  • price 3 of 4

Inject your holiday with a little French flair at Le Zoo. The Bal Harbour Shop spot is keeping it simple and classic with a three-course meal (available for lunch or dinner) that includes a fresh beet salad, butternut squash soup, turkey and roasted Brussels sprouts, among other dishes. Dine in. 1–8pm, $68.

  • Restaurants
  • price 4 of 4

When you can’t be bothered to spend the day with family or you’ve ditched loved ones altogether and made a beeline for South Beach, make Villa Azur your Thanksgiving destination. Holiday or no holiday, the restaurant-meets-club continues its popular Thursday night dinner party, featuring live entertainment and dancing as well as a festive prix-fixe menu.
Dine in. 6:30–11pm; $75.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • South Miami
  • price 2 of 4

What dry turkey? The South Miami restaurant serves its holiday bird fried and juicy. Head to Root & Bone for Southern-style comfort food classics, like green bean casserole and stuffing. The full meal is also available to-go. Dine in and takeout. noon–4pm; $55, children $15.

  • Restaurants
  • Tea rooms
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

The last thing you need to worry about on Thanksgiving is whether or not your meal is going to suck. That won’t happen at Icebox, Sunset Harbour’s reliably delicious spot (and now in Hallandale). The prix-fixe dinner menu is stacked with elevated holiday favorites, such as a golden brown turkey breast rolled around a wild mushroom and sausage stuffing served alongside lemon-scented brussels sprouts and sweet potato casserole. Wine pairings are available. Dine in, noon–10pm; $52.

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Overtown

Head to the Overtown restaurant for a southern-style Thanksgiving dinner. You won't be bound to a prix-fixe menu either: Red Rooster is serving its regular menu alongside a handful of holiday specials. A-la-carte additions include cornbread stuffing, candied yams, jerk smoked turkey and roasted stuffed lobster—because why not? Dine in. Noon–8pm; a la carte.

One of the newest kids on the block is dishing out all of the comfort food classics to enjoy at home. Chef Benjamin Murray's takeout spread includes a sweet-and-savory salad of roasted beets and blue cheese with slow-cooked turkey breast and a smattering of lip-smacking sides—mashed potatoes with boursin cheese, creamed corn and chorizo and turkey confit stuffing. Orders must be picked up by Wednesday. Takeout. $55; wine pairing $60. 

Advertising
  • Restaurants
  • Gastropubs
  • Brickell
  • price 2 of 4

There's more to the popular sports bar and gastropub than what's playing on the big screen. This Thanksgiving, Batch goes all in with a holiday-inspired, set menu, featuring slow-roasted turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. It doesn't get more traditional than that. Dine in. 4pm–close; $25.50.

Recommended

    More on Thanksgiving

      You may also like
        Advertising