Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner at restaurants in Naples, Bonita and Fort Myers
Thanksgiving is coming up, and the holiday will take on a new meaning in 2020 as we've all have much to be thankful for.
Some restaurants in Collier and Lee counties on Nov. 26 will offer Thanksgiving meals, from the traditional turkey and stuffing to more exotic options such as veal saltimbocca.
Restaurants likely will have safety guidelines in place, that dining guests are required to follow. And if you prefer eating at home, many restaurants are offering to-go Thanksgiving meal bundles.
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Chez Boet: Traditional holiday dinner 4-10 p.m., featuring free-range, grain-fed turkey breast with four sides. Dessert is house-baked pecan caramel tartes and pumpkin cheesecake. Adults $37 per plate, children 12 and younger $17.95. (755 12th Ave. S., Naples; 239-643-6177; chezboetnaples.com)
The French Brasserie Rustique: Three course tasting menu with choices, including traditional turkey dinner, also available for family-style catering. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in our The French dining room or in the comfort of your own living room. $65 for adults, $29 for children younger than 12. (365 Fifth Ave. S.; thefrenchnaples.com and 239-315-4019)
Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar: A turkey feast for two. From noon to 9 p.m. guests can enjoy a turkey dinner including salad, pineapple glazed ham, house made stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, Italian green beans, cranberry and pumpkin pie. This special is also available for take-out. Reservations recommended. $49.95. (1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 239-592-0050; noodlescafe.com)
Pelican Larry's: All three locations open normal hours (11 a.m.-2 a.m.), serving Thanksgiving dinner for $21.95, consisting of turkey breast, traditional homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce, served with a dinner roll. Choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert. (7785 Davis Blvd., No. 101, Naples; 1046 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 8855 Immokalee Road, No. 17, Naples; pelicanlarrys.com)
Ocean Prime: Ocean Prime will be open noon-8 p.m. and reservations are recommended. (699 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 239-430-0404; ocean-prime.com)
Off the Bone BBQ & Ribhouse: Offering a variety of Thanksgiving dinner options. OTB Thanksgiving Feast to-go, $150, serves 10-12 people. Includes a 16-pound signature smoked turkey, homemade cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy and dinner rolls. Must be pre-ordered by Monday, Nov. 23. Call 239-631-5770 to place your order. Meal pick-up 5-7 p.m. Nov. 25 or 8-10 a.m. Nov. 26. OTB will also be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in store, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The in-store offering includes signature smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, dinner roll, and choice of dessert for $15.99. (2236 Logan Blvd N., No. 501 Naples; 239-631-5770; otbribs.com)
Watermark Grille: Traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner, noon-9 p.m. Roast turkey and dress, cranberry sauce, baby carrots, choice of sweet potato and mashed potato. Dessert is pumpkin pie slice. Adults $26.99 and $14.99 for children. Also serving majority of regular menu. (11280 U.S. 41 N., Naples; 239-596-1400; watermarkgrille.com)
Wharf Tavern Restaurant and Lobster House: Open noon-8 p.m. 10th St. S.; Old Naples. RSVP at 239-331-4053; wharftavernnaples.com
Angelina's Ristorante: Four-course dinner from noon-8 p.m. The first course features an antipasti plate and pork rillette. The second course options include a butternut squash ravioli, roasted squash soup and tomato caprese. The third course features cider-brined turkey, veal saltimbocca, tripletail picatta or a Colorado rack of lamb. Dessert options include Normal Love chocolate, zeppoli and pumpkin pie. Last seating is at 6:45 p.m., and the price is $75 per person. Thanksgiving meals to go are available by reservation and include antipasti, pork rillette, Caesar salad, turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for a family of 4-6 for $299. (24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, 239-390-3187; angelinsaofbonitapsrings.com)
Artichoke & Co.: Thanksgiving dine-in or takeout. Dine in is 1:30-6:30 p.m. and starts at $24.95 with oven-roasted turkey with traditional stuffing, roasted green beans, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and Vidalia onion gravy. Takeout or pickup is 10:30 a.m.-noon Call ahead to RSVP or order takeout. (11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs; 239-263-6979; artichokeandcompany.com)
Roy's Restaurant: Roy's is offering a three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe that includes classic Thanksgiving dishes as well as some regular menu items. The full menu can be found online. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. $46.95 each adult or $66.95 per adult with two glasses of paired wines; $12.95 per child from children's menu. 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 239-498-7697; roysrestaurant.com)
Ruth's Chris: Open 11 a.m-10 p.m., Ruth's Chris will serve a three-course turkey dinner that includes a starter soup or salad, an entree featuring Ruth's Chris roasted turkey and a pumpkin cheesecake dessert. $41.95 adults, $14.95 children. (Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Suite 101, Estero; 948-8888; ruthschris.com)
Bahama Breeze: In addition to regular menu, Bahama Breeze from noon-8 p.m..will serve a Thanksgiving meal featuring sliced turkey with sides like callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-pineapple chutney. Order preorder a $75 Thanksgiving Family Bundle that feeds four, with Thanksgiving dinner entrées and four slices of Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake (bahamabreeze.com and 239-454-9234; 14701 S. Tamiami Trail)
Farmers Market Restaurant: Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with special menu featuring items including baked turkey breast with cornbread dressing and gravy, smoked ham with brown sugar glaze and more. The restaurant, 2736 Edison Ave., is also taking pre-orders for whole pies. (farmersmarketrestaurant.com and 239-334-1687)
Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Ella Mae's Diner at Luminary Hotel & Co.: Special menus exclusively on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Guests dinning at Silver King, open noon-7 p.m. Thanksgiving, can enjoy a three-course, pre-fixe feast that includes: choice of appetizer —Smoked Trout, Cinderella Pumpkin Soup, or Heirloom Green Salad; choice of entrée —Traditional Roasted Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy ($39); Butternut Squash Ravioli ($45); Ora King Salmon ($49); or Prime NY Strip ($59); choice of three family-style sides — Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sage Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, or Maple Cardamom Roasted Carrots; and choice of dessert – Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cake and Chocolate Hazelnut Tart.
For a more laid back holiday dining experience, visit Ella Mae’s Diner, open 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Featuring Ella’s Roasted Turkey served with sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry Florida orange sauce, and pan gravy for $14. Reservations for The Silver King Ocean Brasserie are highly recommended. Lobby Bar wopen Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., but the rooftop Beacon Social Drinkery will be closed. (2200 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers; LuminaryHotel.com)
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Nervous Nellie's: Traditional holiday dinner served 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner specials include roast turkey, served with pan gravy, sausage stuffing, fresh mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and homemade pumpkin praline pie for $22.99. A traditional smoked ham dinner with raisin sauce and the same sides is available $24.99. And a turkey and ham dinner with similar Thanksgiving sides is $28.99. A scaled-down version of Nellie’s regular menu is also available. 239-463-8077 or nervousnellies.net
Bob Evans: Aside from all locations being open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Bob Evans is offering a variety of Thanksgiving specials. The Farmhouse Feast feeds 4-10 people and can be ordered for pickup the day before Thanksgiving, while a special holiday meal can be purchased in the restaurant for $14.99. The Farmhouse Feast prices vary based on your choice of food. (multiple locations, bobevans.com/thanksgiving)
Cracker Barrel: All Southwest Florida locations will serve a special menu 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The traditional meal includes turkey gravy, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish and choice of country sides. Also, 9. Heat 'n' serve for home also available, feeds eight to 10 people (multiple locations; crackerbarrel.com)
The Fresh Market: Fully-prepared meals including turkey, sides, desserts and appetizers available for pre-order. (multiple locations, including Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples; thefreshmarket.com)