What To Do In Palm Beach For Thanksgiving 2016

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by Ileana Llorens Nov 14, 2016 06:02 PM

The chaos of the holidays is almost here, and local restaurants want to help you make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. After all, it’s OK to let others do the cooking every now and then.

Here are places in the Palm Beaches that are serving up delicious eats for Turkey Day. 


III Forks

Enjoy a feast almost as good as mom’s at III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens. The restaurant will be serving a four-course dinner, featuring options like tenderloin tomato soup, lobster bisque, spiced-rubbed holiday turkey, beef tenderloin, maple-glazed Atlantic salmon and more. Go nuts with a dessert spread of sweet treats. For reservations call 561.630.3660.

Nov. 24, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens; $48 (adults), $18 (children 12 and younger) 


Avocado Grill

Go gourmet with a lighter, healthier Turkey Day dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal with starter options including jumbo lump crab, crispy green tomatoes, fish tacos and kale salad. For the main course, choose among turkey served with quinoa, braised kale and sweet potatoes; turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and Brussels sprouts; mussels and fries; grilled hangar steak; salmon; risotto; and more. Then dive into desserts like pumpkin pie, peanut butter chocolate macadamia nut brownie, or cinnamon white chocolate bread pudding with pina colada sauce. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 561.623.0822. 

Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Avocado Grill in West Palm Beach; $47 (adults), $25 (children) 



Give thanks by giving back with a decadent feast to benefit Pie It Forward: Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. Guests can enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet that includes assorted fine cheeses, organic salads, a variety of meats and fish, sushi, turkey and more. Choose from a selection of pies, of which a portion of sales will go toward charity. Reserve a spot by calling 561.540.6444.

Nov. 24, noon to 7:30 p.m.; Brandon’s inside Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach; $75 (adults), $45 (children 13 and younger) 

City Tap House

Head to this new CityPlace spot for a Thanksgiving buffet sure to please the pickiest eater. Indulge in roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, and potato dishes galore—from au gratin to sweet potato casserole. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake and an assortment of cupcakes. 

Nov. 24, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; City Tap House in West Palm Beach; $35 (adults), $15 (children 6-12)

Eau Palm Beach 

Whether you’re looking for turkey to-go or a Thanksgiving feast at the oceanfront property, Eau Palm Beach has you covered. Keep the kitchen spick and span by ordering a ready-to-eat turkey meal ($295) with seasonal sides like roasted butternut squash soup and chestnut-cornbread stuffing, plus dessert. Orders must be placed by Nov. 20. 

Want to celebrate outside your home? Join Eau’s culinary team from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a grand buffet in the Salon Ballroom, featuring seafood, sushi, salad, prime rib, ham, turkey and a variety of sides and dessert. Adults can enjoy the feast for $95, while kids dine for $40. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Palm Beach. Dinner will also be served at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Angle (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.). 

Nov. 24; Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan


Hippocrates Health Institute

Calling all vegans. This Thanksgiving feast is for you. Head to the natural wellness center to enjoy a scrumptious dinner featuring plant-based appetizers, entrees and desserts. Enjoy live music with hot apple cider and egg nog. All proceeds will benefit the Hippocrates Scholarship Fund. 

Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m.; Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach; $40 (advance), $50 (at the door) 


Ironwood Steak & Seafood

Put on those stretchy pants, and head to PGA National Resort for a Thanksgiving buffet sure to rival others. Enjoy parsnip blue crab; arugula and roasted beet salad; poached shrimp; and Sriracha-dusted yellowfin tuna, along with more traditional offerings like turkey, honey ham, stuffing, maple-roasted yams and more. Rest assured that a decadent dessert spread will be available. Bonus: Enjoy live entertainment in the lobby from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Ironwood Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens; $78 (adults), $30 (kids ages 6-12) 


Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

Opt for a decadent meal at this waterfront property. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving spread at the buffet in the Grand Ballroom (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), which will feature a carving station, raw bar, savory sides and at least eight different desserts. Or head to Sinclair’s Ocean Grill for an a la carte dinner (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) that will feature options including roasted duck, lemon rosemary turkey and Chilean sea bass. Want to stay the night? The hotel is offering a special package that includes daily breakfast for two, plus a $50 resort credit. 

Nov. 24; Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter 


Spoto’s Oyster Bar

Put yourself in a Thanksgiving food coma after enjoying a spread fit for a king. Executive chef Dan Bair’s menu includes holiday favorites, such as the Traditional Roasted Turkey Dinner (with turkey sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes and garlic green beans), and seafood-centric dishes like the Pretzel-Crusted Grouper (stone-ground mustard sauce, mashed potatoes, and sautéed garlic green beans). Expect other options, including lobster risotto, filet mignon, crab cakes and more. End on a sweet note with desserts like carrot cake and bread pudding. 

Nov. 24, noon to 7 p.m.; Spoto’s Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens; prices vary 


(Image via Facebook/III Forks Prime Steakhouse