Thanksgiving in Orlando

Get the most out of your turkey day and celebrate Thanksgiving in style by saying goodbye to old traditions and hello to newer and more fabulous ones. T-day ideas are endless this year because O-town is dishing out a cornucopia of feasts to choose from. Step onto the turkey trail and experience a tasty harvest in Orlando Citysearch's Thanksgiving guide.

Updated: October 09, 2009

Tasty Temptations


Artist Point at Walt Disney World Wilderness Lodge Resort

901 Timberline Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Experience the Pacific Northwest with a palette featuring scenic views of streams at Disney's Wilderness Lodge this Thanksgiving. The main course includes a turkey breast with sage, butternut squash soup, salad, candied pecans, fresh-field greens and cobbler. The prix-fixe meal is served from 4pm to 9:30pm and is $36-$60.


Chef Justin's Park Plaza Gardens

319 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Treat the family to an outdoor garden party in the heart of downtown Winter Park. The five-course meal includes roasted butternut bisque, salad, house-smoked salmon, choices of turkey, cod, pork tenderloin and filet of beef and a dessert. The Thanksgiving meal is $50-$55.


Hemingway's

1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Pamper yourself amongst Key West environs and pay homage to Ernest Hemingway at the same time on turkey day at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort. The feast includes sliced roasted turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, country-whipped potatoes, sausage stuffing or filet mignon with apple wood smoked bacon.


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

5859 Caravan Ct, Orlando, FL 32819

Get out of the kitchen and chow down on a Thanksgiving meal complete with the bird, cornbread dressing and gravy, ham, sweet potato casserole, cranberry orange relish, two vegetables, corn muffins, biscuits and pumpkin pie.


The Vineyard Grill

4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837

A gourmet Thanksgiving buffet awaits you and your family at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The scrumptious meal includes succulent turkey, chilled shrimp, caviar and brunch and delectable dessert items.


B-Line Diner

9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Step back in time and take a trip to the 1950s while enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with the tourists at The Peabody Orlando Hotel's 24-hour restaurant located in the International Drive district of Orlando.


California Grill

4600 N World Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Spend your Thanksgiving on the 15th Floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort while watching fireworks burst into the air at the Magic Kingdom. The T-day meal includes Serrano ham, spit-roasted turkey with cornbread and mushroom stuffing, whipped potatoes, roasted-squash soup, candied pistachios and pumpkin cream brulee. Prices are $63 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-9.


Villa de Flora

6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Celebrate Thanksgiving the Mediterranean way at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center. The buffet includes sliced turkey breast with sage giblet gravy, Mediterranean-rubbed prime rib of beef, honey-glazed ham, green bean casserole, herb and apple stuffing, roasted shallots mashed potatoes, cranberry relish and pumpkin and pecan pies served from 12pm to 10pm. Prices are $45 for adults and $19.95 for ages 3-12.


Culinary Creations


Cuisiniers

5470 Lake Howell Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Entertain deliciously by having your Thanksgiving meal catered. The feast includes roasted butternut squash and chestnut soup, a fresh, free-range turkey, homemade dressing, cranberry sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet corn souffle, dinner rolls and pumpkin, pecan or apple pie with whipped cream.


HoneyBaked Ham

2924 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Give turkeys a break and go for the pig instead this year. The hams at this food company are smoked for 24 hours and then spiral-sliced for your mouthwatering pleasure. Hams are between seven to 10 pounds and are $40-$70. The store also sells side dishes and desserts.


Boston Market

4621 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811

Relax by ordering a Holiday Banquet complete with a rotisserie turkey dinner and the fixin's like stuffing and sweet potato casserole to go for Thanksgiving this year. Prices are $54.99-$89.99.


Takeout Turkey


Whole Foods Market

1989 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792

Carve an organic turkey with side items during your Thanksgiving feast. Customers can choose from an array of prix-fixed meal options by placing an advance order before the big turkey day.


Toojay's Original Gourmet Deli

7600 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Make your Thanksgiving a cinch by utilizing this deli for your Thanksgiving turkey, sides and desserts. The meal includes carved turkey for $5.50 per pound or a completely carved turkey for $6.99 per pound paired with a vegetable, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing. 10-pound turkeys are $74.44, 12-pound turkeys are $89.33 and 15-pound turkeys are $111.67. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake for $18, pumpkin pie for $8.95 and pecan pie for $9.95.


Publix

741 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Take home a regular or large traditional holiday meal featuring a succulent, fully cooked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy and cranberry orange relish for your Thanksgiving meal this year.


Go Green


Chamberlin's Natural Foods Mkt

7600 Dr Phillips Blvd Ste 88, Orlando, FL 32819

Encounter a natural chain that has been providing Orlando with natural goodness for over 70 years. Celebrate health with its fruits, vegetables, herbs, teas, whole grain flours, baked goods and powdered supplements.


Caribbean Sunshine Bakery

2528 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

There are ways for sweet tooths to go organic at this Caribbean bakery. Take home freshly made coconut cake, banana bread, spice buns, cinnamon rolls or sweet potato pudding from this bakery, mon.


Organic Place Market

1246 S John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Head on over to this supermarket for your organic Thanksgiving needs, including produce, veggies, baked goods, meats and supplements in Kissimmee, located just south of Orlando near the mouse house.