Key West Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner
Island Genn with her sister Amy and Indiana Bones with their Thanksgiving Day feast!

See our updated post for Thanksgiving in 2015!!

Spending Thanksgiving in Key West? Not to worry, there are lots of dining options where you can  get your traditional turkey spread or an untraditional dining option like seafood. Most businesses stay open for the holidays, but some of the smaller family run businesses will be closing for Thanksgiving. These include two of my favorites, Chico’s Cantina and Roostica. But there are many other options to choose from! As local restaurants release their Thanksgiving plans, I will be updating this post with new information. Thus far, here is what is currently scheduled for 2014


A&B Lobster House on Front Street will have an island style Thanksgiving meal option available that you can enjoy while overlooking the water. For reservations call 305-294-5880.

Bagatellelocated at 115 Duval Street will have specials for Thanksgiving including butternut squash bisque, endive salad, turkey dinner with gravy, stuffing, potatoes, carrots, and cranberry relish, or duck breast with sweet potato mash and pumpkin or pecan pie. Items are a la carte. For reservations call 305-296-6609.

Banana Cafe is now taking reservations for Thanksgiving dinner which they will be serving from 6 – 10pm. Call 305-294-7227 for reservations.

Bistro 245 at the Westin is having a Thanksgiving buffet from 11am to 3pm. They are also offering Thanksgiving dinner specials along with their regular menu from 5pm to 10pm. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 305-292-4313.

The Commodore is having a special Thanksgiving meal of butternut squash bisque, roast turkey with stuffing, gravy, potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and choice of sticky toffee pudding or pumpkin pie for dessert. The cost will be $33 per person. Please make reservations by calling 305-294-9191.

Croissants de France which is located at 816 Duval Street will be presenting a Thanksgiving dinner from 1:00 to 6:00 pm for $35 per person. The meal includes butternut squash, salad, roast turkey or braised ham, stuffing, pumpkin bread, vegetable casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and petit fours. Please call 305-294-2624 for reservations.

Duffy’s Steak and Lobster House will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $23.99 per person. Please call 305-296-4900 for reservations.

Fausto’s Food Palace is cooking up Thanksgiving Day dinner so that you don’t have to! Place your order by November 23rd and pick it up by 6pm on November 26th. Cost is $149.99 and the meal will feed a family of 8-10 people. For more information or to place your order call The Fleming Street location at 305-296-5663 or the White Street location at 305-294-5221.

Firefly is doing Thanksgiving Southern style! From 1 – 5 pm you can enjoy deep fried turkey, baked beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, brussel sprout casserole, cornbread dressing, rolls, salad, and pie for only $40 per person. Call 305-849-0104 for reservations. 

Fury Watersports is celebrating the holiday by offering a traditional Thanksgiving Day luncheon aboard their water sports package, Ultimate Adventure. Jet ski, snorkel, parasail, kayak and more! Excursion departs at 10am and returns to the dock at 4pm. Special holiday menu will include roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, yams, rolls, and more! $140 plus tax per person. For reservations call 305-292-7212.

Geiger Key Marina which is just about a 15 minute drive from Key West is going to offer a special Thanksgiving spread for $16.95 per person!

Grand Cafe located at 314 Duval Street has a special Thanksgiving Day menu of turkey breast with gravy, stuffing, cranberry relish, potato puree, and creamed spinach for $24.95 per person. Call 305-292-4740 for reservations.

Great Events Catering is making a full Thanksgiving dinner that you can pick up at their 925 Truman Ave location or have delivered for an additional $25, as long as you are on the island of Key West. For $120 you can bring home a dinner for four. The menu consists of roasted carved turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry orange chutney, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and rolls. Orders must be placed by November 24th. Call 305-294-2252 to reserve your dinner.

Hard Rock Cafe located at 313 Duval Street is doing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for just $21.95 per person. Call 305-293-0230 for reservations.

Hogfish Bar and Grill is doing a special Thanksgiving spread with turkey, ham, and all of the fixings. And it is only $16.95 per person!

Hot Tin Roof located at the Ocean Key Resort at 0 Duval Street has a special THANKSGIVING MENU. For reservations call 305-296-7701.

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is cooking up roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for you this Thanksgiving for just $18.95 per person. Call 305-292-1435 to reserve.

Key West Cakes located at 1014 White Street is making pumpkin, Dutch apple, pecan, and coconut custard pies for your Thanksgiving Day enjoyment. Orders must be in by Monday, November 24th. Call 305-296-4162 to order yours. 

Key West Harbor Yacht Club is having a $35 per person Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11am to 3pm. Call 305-292-3121 for reservations.

Little Palm Island is a short ride and ferry ride from Key West, but this is the ultimate Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous experience. Their ocean front dining room is offering a special menu for Thanksgiving mixed with tropical island flair and traditional thanksgiving grub as well. To make reservation please call 305-872-2551. And check out their THANKSGIVING MENU!

Old Town Bakery is making pies, breads, and platters to help you prepare your Thanksgiving meal. They will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7am until noon. Orders must be placed by November 25th and they must be prepaid. Call 305-293-7450 for information. Or stop by at 930 Eaton Street.

Pepe’s Cafe on Caroline Street is the oldest restaurant on the island, and they offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner every Thursday! Call 305-294-7192 for reservations.

Pier House Resort and Spa will have a special Thanksgiving Day brunch and dinner buffet from 10am to 9pm for just $39.99 per person (breakfast items will be removed at 2pm). Call 305-296-7569 for reservations.

Prime 951 – In additional to their regular menu they will offer a special Traditional Thanksgiving Day option which will include roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce for $30.00. For reservations call 305-296-4000.

Publix Supermarkets are preparing everything for your holiday meal. You can order everything from bread and pies to a whole turkey dinner with all of the trimmings.

Rooftop Cafe, located on Front Street, opens at 4:30 pm and features their full menu plus a special turkey dinner option. For reservations please call the restaurant at 305-294-2042.

Rum Barrel Bar and Grill is having a Thanksgiving Lobster Craze from November 24th – 30th. They say you can have a traditional turkey dinner anytime so celebrate the holiday island style! For more information call them at 305-292-7862.

SHOR at the Hyatt Resort and Marina will have a Thanksgiving Day buffet from noon until 8:30 PM. Price is $48 per person with special child pricing available. For reservations please call 305-809-4000.

Square One will be open for Thanksgiving from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. They will be offering their regular menu and turkey and ham special, with all the trimming. For reservations call 305-296-4300.

Sunset Watersports is hosting a special Thanksgiving dinner and dancing sunset cruise from 5pm – 7pm. It will include a traditional turkey buffet along with drinks, dancing, and a great view of the sunset! All for just $69. Call 305-292-7212 for reservations.

Tavern N Town at the Marriott Beachside is serving a feast of familiar holiday favorites with a tropical twist. Holiday Brunch costs just $42.95 per person and it will be served from 11am to 2pm. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 5pm – 10pm; entree choices will include roast turkey, pork loin, and halibut. For reservations please call 305-296-3676.

UPDATED 11/24/14

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Before making your reservations for Thanksgiving dinner, be sure to read my   restaurant reviews; check out our restaurant review section of this blog as well as our restaurant reviews. Also, to see what is happening on the island during your visit, check out our Key West Events Calendar to see other upcoming special events.

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