Kid-Friendly Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Miami & South Florida

Photo courtesy of Fleming's
Photo courtesy of Fleming's

Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family and reflect on all you are thankful for. Of course, no one ever said you had to be at home to do that, so we've compiled a great list of restaurants to choose from around South Florida, all of which are featuring a Thanksgiving menu—or are simply open on Thanksgiving—and offer a warm welcome to families with kids. Whether you're visiting South Florida to warm up over the holiday weekend or live here but don't want the hassle of cooking it all yourself, the restaurants below offer more than 20 family-friendly options for Thanksgiving dinner near Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach—so you can kick back and enjoy the meal!

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Miami

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Toro Toro - Miami
(305) 372 - 4710
Featuring a special Thanksgiving menu along a limited regular dinner menu, this restuarant is a perfect option if you are looking to add latin flair to your Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving menu features dishes such as roasted butternut squash and kale salad, crispy cauliflower, stuffed baby pumpkins, roasted turkey roulade, pumpkin churros, and apple mil hojas.  Reservations are recommended.

Perry's Steakhouse - Coral Gables
(786) 703-9094
Offerring a dine-in or take-out option, Perry's is open from 11am to 9pm, so you can enjoy your Thanksgiving meal at your preferred time. For $49 per person, Perry's offers a choice of honey crisp apple salad or butternut squash soup as an appetizer, followed by sliced, smoked turkey breast served with pan gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, sausage & sage dressing, cranberry relish, and homemade bread. For an additional $9 you can add a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Call for reservations.

The Rusty Pelican - Miami
(305) 361-3818
With Views of Biscayne Bay this waterfront restaurant with lounge is a great option to give thanks with family and friends. The restuarant offers a four-course brunch from 10:30am to 4pm and an a la carte dinner from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The brunch is $92 per adult and $35 per child with the option of bottomless mimosas for $30. The brunch courses include treats like a shared platter of chilled seafood, pumpkin chai pudding, dragon fruit waldorf salad, crab cake benedict, wild mushroom pappardelle pasta, and a fabulous dessert platter. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar - Miami (Locations in Brickell and Coral Gables)
(786) 915 - 8790 (Brickell)
In Brickell and Coral Gables this Steakhouse provides a fine dining experience. On Thanksgiving, both locations are offering an adult and children's menu featuring a traditional style herb-roasted turkey three-course dinner (as well as these other menu options) starting at 11am.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Ft. Lauderdale & Broward

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Shooters Waterfront - Fort Lauderdale
(954) 566 - 2855
Featuring a homestyle meal alongside the Instracoastal, Shooters is open on Thanksgiving from 11am - 8pm. The set menu is $75 per person and $35 for children aged 4 to 10. The a la carte menu is not available on the holiday. The menu features a carving station with turkey, ham, and prime rib, a kids station, salads and sides, and three different types of desserts. Reservations are available online.

Tropical Acres - Fort Lauderdale
(954) 989 - 2500
This steakhouse with a traditional feel offers a holiday and a la carte menu on Thanksgiving day. The Thanksgiving meal for adults costs $35 per person and for kids $22 per child.  The meal includes a serving of turkey, gravy, and giblets, fresh bread and butter, soup or salad, baked, mashed, or sweet mashed potatoes, green beans, bread pudding, and pecan or pumpkin pie. Coffee and tea is included as well. Call for reservations.

Sea Watch on the Ocean - Fort Lauderdale
(954) 781 - 2200
This restaurant boasts waterfront views and old Florida charm. Sea Watch is serving a regular, a la carte menu as well as a special three-course turkey dinner from 12pm - 9pm. Call for reservations and more menu details.

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Dune by Laurent Tourondel - Fort Lauderdale
(754) 900-4059
Thanksgiving with oceanside views is also on the menu for guests at Dune. The prix-fixe holiday menu includes elevated twists on holiday classics such as roasted heritage turkey, butternut squash risotto, and pumpkin and pecan pie. The menu is available from 12pm until 8pm and includes a choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert, alongside shared family sides. Reservations are required. The cost is $98 per person for adults and $45 per for child ages 6-12 (tax and gratuity is not included) and free for children under 6 years old.

Runyon's - Coral Springs
(954) 752 - 2333
Enjoy a Thanksgiving price-fixe menu for $47 per person or order a la carte off the everyday menu. The Thanksgiving menu includes roasted turkey breast with gravy, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce. It also includes your choice of a tossed salad or butternut squash soup. Dessert is pumpkin pie. Runyon's is also offering a take-out option if you would prefer to be at home. Call for reservations.

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Burlock Coast - Fort Lauderdale
(954) 302-6430
Offering a three-course, family style Thanksgiving dinner with an option for bottomless beverages, this fine dining option is $119 per adult and $49 per child, ages 5-12. The three-course meal selections includ house-made focaccia, salad with roasted kombucha squash, turkey breast roulade, confit leg and thigh, whipped garlic potato, acorn squash stuffing, roasted root vegetables, and mushroom & green bean casserole, followed by roasted pumpkin pie, warm baked brownie, and chocolate ice cream. Reservations are required by phone or email.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Palm Beach County

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Oceanic - Pompano Beach
(954) 366 - 3768
At Oceanic in Pompano, Thanksgiving with ocean views includes chef-curated features, refreshing cocktails, and the option of a sit-down meal or Thanksgiving buffet. Starting at noon, families can enjoy lunch or dinner, and large parties are welcome. Due to the holiday, reservations are recommended; make sure to specify whether you're interested in the buffet or regular dinner service (buffet seating is available upstairs only). The buffet features roasted lemon-brined turkey, slow-roasted prime rib, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, green bean casserole, shrimp cocktail, seared tuna, assorted artisan meats and cheeses, grilled salmon, butternut squash soup, and a variety of breads, salads, fruits, and desserts. The three-course prix-fixe is a more straight-forward Thanksgiving feast at $49 per person.

Farmer's Table - Boca (also North Palm Beach)
(561) 691-3430
Enjoy a three-course dinner and time with your family anytime from 11am - 8pm at Farmer’s Table. The meal costs $69.95 per adult, and a kids' menu option is available for $29 per child age 10 and under. The menu includes Farmer’s Table signature fresh baked artisan bread basket, soup or salad, choice of entrée, dessert, and soft drinks. Meal highlights are the butternut squash bisque followed by roasted heritage turkey served with all the accompaniments like maple whipped sweet potatoes, roasted green beans, and apple cornbread stuffing. Vegan options are also available. Reservations are strongly recommended.


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Deck 84 - Delray Beach
(561) 665-8484
Give thanks while enjoying waterfront dining from 12pm - 7pm with a full regular menu, in addition to a la carte holiday specials that include lobster and pumpkin risotto, butternut squash bisque, and a traditional turkey feast. Reservations are recommended by phone or online for parties of 4 to 6 people. A credit card is required when booking, and 48 hours' notice is required for cancelations. Note that renovations going on in the dining room mean that most seating is outdoors for Thanksgiving 2022.

Table 26 - Palm Beach
(561) 855 - 2660
Chef Martha has cooked up a fantastic and traditional Thanksgiving meal for $58 per person. Oven-roasted turkey, corn bread stuffing, sweet potato mousse, and maple glazed brussel sprouts are all on the menu from 2pm until 10pm. Reservations are recommended.

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The Seagate - Delray Beach
(561) 665 - 4800
Enjoy a beautiful view at the Seagate Hotel's Atlantic Grille, while giving thanks for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. The exclusive three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast featuring traditional and chef-inspired dishes costs $75 per person. The menu  includes options with each course from the traditional to the vegan to the indulgent; call for reservations.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving with Multiple Locations

Morton's Steakhouse - Multiple locations (Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, North Miami Beach)
(305) 442-1662 (This number is for Coral Gabels; check the website for other locations.)
Morton's invites families to Thanksgiving with the option of a signature Thanksgiving meal or ordering off the a la carte menu. The menu features a winter green salad with spiced walnuts, dried fruit, blue cheese crumbles and creamy balsamic vinaigrette; oven-roasted turkey roulade with savory sage and cranberry stuffing, cranberry relish and turkey gravy; smoked gouda au gratin potatoes, baked corn soufflé and green beans almondine; and pumpkin cheesecake finished with sea salt caramel. Reservations are required.

Ruth's Chris -  Aventura (Locations in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach)
(305) 912 - 1266
With many locations throughout South Florida, this would be a great option for family coming from different areas to enjoy a meal together. The three-course Thanksgiving feast with all of the trimmings costs $44 per adult and $17 per child. The menu offers sliced oven roasted turkey, sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy, cranberry relish, and choice of vegetables. You can aso choose between Caesar salad, steak house salad, or lobster bisque. All guests get pumpkin cheesecake & vanilla ice cream and are sent home with delicious leftovers. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Notable restaurant chains to mention that have a la carte dining with their usual menus and locations throughout South Florida open on Thanksgiving Day:

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