The Ultimate Guide for a Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend in Miami

Thanksgiving Miami Restaurant Guide

Where should we go for Thanksgiving?

It’s officially the week of Thanksgiving, and if you’re like us, you’re still trying to figure out where to celebrate with your family and friends. Miami is home to some fantastic restaurants that will be serving up Thanksgiving dinner, so no matter what your taste or budget is, you’re sure to find something perfect. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking a big meal yourself, we’ve got you covered. From lavish buffets to themed dinners, here are some of the best places to spend Thanksgiving in Miami.

Happy Turkey day!

It’s All or Stuffing: Where to Dine In and Take Out on Thanksgiving
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Bourbon Steak

Michael Mina’s acclaimed American steakhouse Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa welcomes guests for an elegant and bountiful Thanksgiving celebration. Available Thursday, November 24, from 4 PM to 9 PM, the menu features a choice of appetizers, including tuna sashimi, hand-cut prime steak tartare, chef’s oyster selection, butternut squash soup, and more. Indulge in entrees, including filet mignon, herb-roasted chicken, wood-grilled free-range turkey, or miso-glazed sea bass. All are accompanied by fresh farm side dishes of truffle mac and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, and classic creamed spinach. End the evening with delicious pumpkin pie, apple puff, s’mores, and memories to last a lifetime. The Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $170 per adult and $80 for children 12 and under. Bourbon Steak Miami is located inside JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.opentable.com or by calling (786) 279-6600.

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Carbone Miami

This Thanksgiving, Carbone offers an extravagant four-course feast with options including Tuna Calabrese and Mario’s Meatballs. For those who prefer a lighter fare, there is also the Caesar Salad alla ZZ and Glazed Turkey Breast served alongside cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash agrodolce, and cranberry mostarda. The meal comes to fruition in style by completing it on top of either one Pecan Pie or Lemon Cheesecake. View the menu here: Carbone Miami Thanksgiving. For reservations, send an email to reservations@majorfood.com. Carbone Miami is located at 49 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.carbonemiami.com.

CORSAIR KITCHEN & BAR
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Corsair Kitchen & Bar

Corsair, the modern American restaurant at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, serves up healthy comfort food with regionally sourced, wholly natural ingredients for its Thanksgiving Day meal. Priced at $75 per adult and $35 for children 12 and under, guests can choose from starters like butternut squash soup, kale Fall salad, and short rib ravioli. Entrees on offer include roasted turkey breast stuffed with roasted acorn squash, pan-seared snapper, or pan-roasted filet mignon. Desserts are traditional – pumpkin pie, pecan pie, or apple pie. Corsair Kitchen & Bar is located inside JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at www.opentable.com or by calling (786) 279-6800. www.marriott.com

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2022 in South Florida!
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COTE Miami

Gather around the table with your loved ones this year at Michelin-starred COTE Miami. Guests can enjoy COTE’s curated Thanksgiving Feast ($125 pp++), which provides a tour of COTE’s finest plates featuring four selected cuts of COTE’s most notable USDA Prime and American Wagyu Beef complemented by an array of fixings, including pickled seasonal vegetables and salads; fresh Red Leaf Lettuce with Saam-Jang; Turkey Mandoo; Savory Egg Soufflé; Japchae, Korean glass noodles with mountain vegetables; Galbi Jjim, braised short ribs; Kimchi Jiggae, a spicy and tart stew with kimchi, pork belly, and gochugaru; Sticky Rice Stuffing with Chinese sausage and shiitake mushrooms;  followed by Soft Serve Ice Cream topped with soy sauce caramel for dessert. View the complete menu HERE. COTE Miami is located at 3900 NE 2nd Ave. in the Miami Design District.  www.cotemiami.com

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Contessa Miami

Italy is known for its delicious food and wine, so on Thursday night, head down to Major Food Group’s newest restaurant, where you can enjoy an Italian Thanksgiving feast. Featuring Meatballs Aldo, Ricotta Gnudi (literally “pasta made from scratch”), and Roasted Turkey Breast with excellent accompaniments, a Porterhouse will be offered as a supplement. Enjoy pumpkin ice cream and Contessa’s take on a Boston Cream Pie for dessert. Find the complete menu here: Contessa Thanksgiving, and for reservations: HERE. Contessa Miami is located at 111 NE 41st St, in the Miami Design District. www.contessaristorante.com

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Dirty French Steakhouse

The Magic City’s steakhouse plans a decadent three-course menu that kicks off with classics like the Beef Carpaccio before it’s time for The Dirty French Turkey Feast, featuring Roasted Heritage Turkey and four exceptional sides. Add a World-Famous Prime Rib as a supplement, and finish the meal with Pecan Pie å la Mode and Crème Brûlée. View the complete menu here: Dirty French Steakhouse Thanksgiving, and for reservations, HERE. Dirty French Steakhouse is located at 1200 Brickell Avenue in Miami. www.dirtyfrench.com

It’s All or Stuffing: Where to Dine In and Take Out on Thanksgiving
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Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden, the Coconut Grove eatery at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, offers a four-course Thanksgiving Day Feast featuring live music and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Priced at $125++ per adult and $49++ per child (ages 5 to 12), seatings are available from 2 PM to 5 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM. The menu’s first course is Apple & Butternut Squash Soup with spiced chantilly, and roasted macadamia, followed by Red & Green Endive topped with pomegranate, kumquats, pear, Roquefort, candied pecans, and Champagne vinaigrette. Signature Brined Roasted Turkey served with Yukon and celery root puree, and more. Reservations are required by calling (305) 644-4675 or emailing isabellescoconutgrove@ritzcarlton.com. Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove www.isabellescoconutgrove.com.

It’s All or Stuffing: Where to Dine In and Take Out on Thanksgiving
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Jaya at The Setai

Celebrate an elegant South Florida Thanksgiving with Jaya at The Setai. Guests can enjoy a special holiday version of The Setai’s signature jazz brunch on Thursday, November 24, from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Priced at $135 per adult and $75 per child (ages 5-12), brunch offers a courtyard experience with live jazz, endless Roederer Champagne, unique holiday dishes, and a varied collection of Asian, seafood, and dessert stations alongside elevated breakfast classics. Those interested in celebrating at dinner can indulge with holiday classics like roasted turkey alongside an exotic à la carte menu of offerings ranging from traditional tandoor oven delights and wok-crafted curries to Jaya’s signature Peking Duck and Japanese sushi. Jaya’s à la carte Thanksgiving dinner service will be offered from 6 PM – 11 PM. Reservations for brunch and dinner at www.thesetaihotel.com/miami-beach-restaurants/jaya. Jaya is located at 2001 Collins Avenue at The Setai Miami Beach.

It’s All or Stuffing: Where to Dine In and Take Out on Thanksgiving
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Lightkeepers

Celebrate Thanksgiving while overlooking the Atlantic at Lightkeepers, the casually elegant restaurant housed at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. On Thursday, November 24, with seatings from 12:30 PM to 4 PM and 5 PM to 8:30 PM, Lightkeepers will feature a bevy of decadent action stations for $175++ per adult and $59++ per child (ages 5 – 12). The feast will offer an array of favorites, including Chilled Seafood & Raw Bar, Thanksgiving Entrées & Sides, and Sweet Treats, as well as stations featuring breakfast specialties, artisan cheeses, cured meats, freshly baked pastries and bread, salads and soup, and a special Kids Corner Menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (305) 365-4186 or emailing LKDiningReservations@RitzCarlton.com. Lightkeepers are located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscaynewww.ritzcarlton.com/key-biscayne/lightkeepers

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the sand at Nikki Beach Miami Beach
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Nikki Beach Miami

Give thanks at Nikki Beach Miami Beach with the ultimate Miami celebration, toes in the sand. Gather your loved ones and join Nikki Beach for a special Thanksgiving lunch menu featuring traditional holiday dishes and delicious homemade Nikki Beach x Bebitos Caramel apple pie in collaboration with the beloved local bakery and cafe, Bebitos. Immerse yourself in festive fall decor, blue skies, and sunshine, and enjoy the company of friends and family! Guests are invited to dine on a menu of dishes like White & Dark Turkey with rosemary, thyme, and sage, Chicory Smoked Honey Baked Ham glazed with Virginia honey,  Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Gruyere Mac N’ Cheese, and a sweet finish of Nikki Beach x Bebito’s Cafe Caramel Apple Pie or traditional options of Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. For reservations, visit www.opentable.com. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. www.nikkibeach.com
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Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Loews Miami Beach invites locals to gather and feast with loved ones at Preston’s Market and Lure Fishbar. Both restaurants offer delicious 4-course Thanksgiving dinners featuring creative twists on holiday classics and traditional dishes. Guests can elevate their Thanksgiving meal by pairing each course with a curated selection of wine and spirits. Preston’s Market Menu highlights include Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Ricotta Gnudi, and Roasted Heritage Turkey with sides like duck fat fingerling potatoes, maple yuzu glazed sweet potatoes, and more. Lure Fishbar’s Menu highlights include Lamb Osso Bucco, Winter Squash Soup, and Roasted Black Sea Bass with accompaniments like spinach risotto, country bread, and sage stuffing. Loews Miami Beach is located at 1601 Collins Ave, in Miami Beach.  www.loewshotels.com

Phuc Yea
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Phuc Yea

It’s time to pull out your stretchy pants because Thanksgiving is here! MiMo’s favorite Viet-Latin eatery, Phuc Yea, has a Thanksgiving lineup before and after turkey day that everyone will enjoy. Beginning with the night before Thanksgiving day on Wednesday, November 23 – also known as “Drinksgiving” by imbibers from all over – guests can enjoy Happy Hour specials all night long, including $8 cocktails and $5 select beers and wines. Grab your friends and enjoy great beats courtesy of a live DJ. The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27, Phuc Yea has put together the pairing dish of the season. Indulge in the ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Plate ($35), which includes Toasted Turkey Boa Buns, CornBread Stuffing Croqueta, and Sweet and Sour Brussel Sprouts complimented perfectly by a Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in the MiMo District. www.phucyea.com

Red Rooster Overtown Celebrates Thanksgiving
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Red Rooster Overtown

Red Rooster Overtown, the acclaimed Overtown restaurant presented by Marcus Samuelsson, Derek Fleming & Michael Simkins, is thrilled to announce they’ll be open for regular hours on Thanksgiving Day. For those looking to commemorate the holiday with their families or host a yummy Friendsgiving, the lively Overtown hotspot is an excellent option. Skip all that work in the kitchen; this is something to be thankful for! The prix-fixe menu will be offered at $75/pp and $20 for kids under 12 years old and served family style. Guests can select two items from the small shares section, with options such as the Red Rooster Caesar Salad baby gem lettuces, parmesan garlic dressing, crispy pork rinds, shaved parmesan, 10-year-old aged balsamic, evoo, and Deviled Egg Toast country bread, deviled egg salad, shaved radish + carrots, pickled mustard seeds, cajun spices, dill, etc. Red Rooster is located at 920 NW 2nd Avenue in Overtown. www.redroosterovertown.com

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2022 in South Florida!
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SUGARCANE raw bar grill

Sugarcane makes Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving easy with two options for your holiday celebration. For those hosting a gathering, select the Everything but the Turkey package featuring Homemade Heat & Eat Sides – Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Garlic-Roasted Green Beans, Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes, SUGARCANE Sweet Corn, Sauteed Broccoli Fries, Regular or Truffle Fries, Turkey Gravy. Choose 3 for $28 (serves 2-3), Choose 5 for $46 (serves 4-5), Choose 7 for $65 (serves 7-8), or add on individual sides for $10 each. Homemade whole pumpkin pecan cheesecake (serves 8-10) is also available for $45 each. Pre-orders close on Sunday, November 20. If you want to dine out with close pals for Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, join Sugarcane on Wednesday, November 23, or Thursday, November 24, for their Thanksgiving feast menu. Toast the holiday with their Turkey Gone Wild cocktail featuring wild turkey whiskey, Campari, cardamom syrup, lemon juice, and prosecco float ($16). Sugarcane is located at 3252 NE 1st Ave in Midtown. www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2022 in South Florida!
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TANUKI Miami

For those of you who love turkey and noodles, rejoice! Tanuki is offering up a special dish this year – Turkey Mazemen Ramen with Stuffing Spring Rolls and Corn Bread Kasutera for $35. The perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in style while still indulging your soul on other delicious items from the regular menu too! In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Tanuki will feature a Thanksgiving special: Turkey Mazemen Ramen, with Stuffing Spring Rolls and Corn Bread Kasutera for $35. Tanuki is located at 1080 Alton Road in Miami Beach. www.tanukimiami.com

It’s All or Stuffing: Where to Dine In and Take Out on Thanksgiving
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Toro Toro

On Thanksgiving,  Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s acclaimed Pan-Latin steakhouse inside the InterContinental Miami, offers on Thursday, November 24, from 12 PM to 11 PM, a variety of seasonal a la carte dishes, including Toro Toro favorites and vegetarian specialties. Start your Thanksgiving feast with Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale Salad with dried cranberries, figs, Bulgarian feta, pumpkin spice, pepitas, and walnut dressing; Crispy Cauliflower served with carrot-pumpkin purée, cashew aioli and topped with chopped walnuts; and Confit Turkey Empanadas with cornbread stuffing, Mezcal gravy, and cranberry-chili sauce. Entree highlights include Roasted Turkey Roulade with creamy mashed potato purée, cranberry gel, roasted heirloom carrots and turnips, Mezcal gravy, and more. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at InterContinental Miami at 100 Chopin Plaza in Downtown Miami. For more information, visit  www.torotoromiami.com/menus.

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