Here is some helpful information about spending Thanksgiving in Key West. Someone once said, “the true spirit of Thanksgiving is being grateful; a day to appreciate elastic bands, stretchy pants, and bulky sweaters so that we can overeat in comfort.” And with that, Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and that means that you should start thinking about how you will spend this foodie holiday.
If you will be in Key West on November 25th this year, good news! There are several places where you can get a traditional turkey dinner, or you can start a new tradition and enjoy something completely different, like an amazing seafood dinner or Cuban meal instead!
Below is our list of restaurants that will be opened and offering specials for Thanksgiving 2021!
I will be having the staff update this list as we get closer to Thanksgiving day and the information comes in, so please check back often. We highly recommend making reservations ASAP to wherever you choose as seating is limited and many places will sell out!
Bistro 245 at the Opal Resort – 245 Front St. 305-292-4320 . Featuring Thanksgiving Day specials as well as their regular dining menu. Specials are offered a la carte and include: butternut squash bisque, prime rib with potatoes and asparagus, turkey with whipped potatoes, stuffing, green beans and relish, and pumpkin creme brûlée.
Cafe Sole – 1029 Southard St. 305-294-0230. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 2pm until 10pm. For $38 per person enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry orange compote, green beans with bacon, baked apples, candied yams, acorn squash, roasted root vegetables, and cream of corn.
Casa Marina Resort – 1500 Reynolds St. 305-304-3818.
– Thanksgiving Buffet in the Flagler Ballroom from Noon to 8pm. $95 per adult / $29 per child 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Enjoy live music from 1pm to 8pm.
– Thanksgiving Dinner at Sun Sun Beach Bar and Grill starting at 4pm. $150 per person. Family style service with 3 courses. Reservations required. Enjoy live entertainment from 4pm to 9pm.
– Additional Thanksgiving Dining: Breakfast in the Flagler Ballroom from 7am until 11am. Lunch at Sun Sun Beach Bar and Grill from 11:30am until 4pm. Bar Menu at Sun Sun from 4pm until 9pm.
Conch Republic Seafood Company – 631 Greene St. 305-294-44036. Enjoy Thanksgiving in Paradise as you’re overlooking the beautiful Historic Seaport, enjoying our fantastic Happy Hour and awesome Chef Specials! Don’t worry though, if the freshest seafood around isn’t what you’re looking for we will have a Traditional Turkey Dinner available for you! We will have a Thanksgiving Day Special featuring a traditional plate of Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and more! Happy Hour will resume as normal from 4-7pm!
Four Marlin’s – 1435 Simonton St. 305-293-6250. From 5pm to 9pm, enjoy Chef Eduardo’s dinner special for $42 per person. Reservations recommended.
Hard Rock Cafe – 313 Duval St. 305-293-0230. Celebrate the holidays with a special menu and some of your closest friends at Hard Rock Cafe Key West!
Hot Tin Roof at the Ocean Key Resort – 0 Duval Street. 305-295-7057. Thanksgiving dinner will be $89 per person plus tax and tip. Included choice of appetizer, salad, entree, dessert.
La Te Da – 1125 Duval St. 305-296-6706. Offering a special Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday. Reservations required.
La Trattoria Oceanside – 3593 S Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6789. For $34.95 per person enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day meal of roast turkey served with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie.
La Trattoria Old Town – 524 Duval St. 305-296-1075. For $34.95 per person enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day meal of roast turkey served with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie.
LL’s Test Kitchen at Stock Island Yacht Club and Marina – 6000 Peninsular Ave. 305-292-3121 ext 3. We will be open 11 am-3 pm on Thanksgiving Day and offering a buffet featuring Thyme Roasted Turkey, Coriander Glazed Baby Carrots, Roasted Brussels & Lardons, Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans & Marshmallows, Herb Sausage Stuffing, Cheddar Biscuits, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake & more!
New York Pasta Garden – 1075 Duval St. 305-292-1991. If offering their regular menu and a Thanksgiving special.
Ocean Grill – 1075 Duval St. 305-296-4300. Serving a turkey day special as well as their regular menu.
One Duval at the Pier House – 1 Duval St. 305-295-3255. Offering a special holiday meal for Thanksgiving. Reservations required.
Pepe’s Cafe – 806 Caroline St. 305-294-7192. Serving turkey dinner every Thursday night throughout the year! And if that is not enough, you can get a Thanksgiving sandwich every day of the year!
Ram’s Head Southernmost – 804 Whitehead St. 305-440-3196. Serving all of your Thanksgiving favorites beginning at 11am!
SHOR American Seafood Grill at the HYATT CENTRIC – 601 Front St. 305-809-4000. Join us for a spectacular Thanksgiving Dinner on the Water. Shor is offering a 3 course Turkey dinner for $68 per person. No specials or discounts will be honored on holidays. Outside dining is first come first serve. Regular menu will not be available on this day.
Tavern N Town at the Marriott Beachside Resort – 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-8100. Open from 4pm until 10pm, enjoy the regular dinner menu or a special Thanksgiving Day plate. Oven roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans almandine and cranberry sauce. Reservations recommended.
Yellowfin Bar at Ocean’s Edge Resort – 5950 Peninsular Ave. 877-935-0862. Thanksgiving menu will be $65 per person and include: choice of one appetizer (roasted acorn squash, apple, butternut squash soup OR red wine poached pear and baby greens salad OR crab salad deviled eggs) one entree (turkey OR grouper) two sides (wild mushroom potato gratin OR red dragon beans OR stuffing OR roasted beets and chestnuts) and one dessert (chocolate delight OR pumpkin cheesecake).
Last year, the following places also offered specials for Thanksgiving and they may do so again this year, so stay tuned!
Azur – 425 Grinnell St. 305-292-2987.
Banana Cafe – 1215 Duval St. 305-294-72247.
Martin’s – 917 Duval St. 305-295-0111.
Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Bar – 7001 Shrimp Rd. 305-296-1717.
Off the Hook – 920 Caroline St. 305-741-7980.
Red Shoe Island Bistro – 411 Petronia St. 305-509-7271.
Shanna Key – 1900 Flagler Ave. 305-440-3196.
Free Range Turkeys / Do it Yourself Thanksgiving!
The Local Butcher and Market – 1202 White St. 305-741-7207. Call and order your turkey today! We also have some awesome rubs and brines to help make your turkey extra special!!⠀
Publix – You can get all the fixings at our local grocery store and make dinner yourself if you happen to be renting a vacation home in Key West! Or, you can order a totally prepared dinner from here as well and just heat it up!
Old Town Bakery – 930 Eaton St. 305-396-7450. Pies, platters, and breads available to enhance your holiday meal! Open Thanksgiving Day from 7am until Noon. The cases will be full of fresh pastries, but they go quickly! All items must be paid for when order is placed; official order cutoff is Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Fully Cooked Meals to Go / Catering
Fausto’s Food Palace – 522 Fleming St. 305-296-5663 AND 1105 White St. 305-294-5221. Dinner served 8 – 10 people is $149.99. Menu: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans almandine, sweet potato casserole, cranberry relish, stuffing. For turkey only, $79.99. Whole spiral ham, $7.99 per pound. Please plan your order at the deli counter by 7pm EST on November 19, 2021. Orders must be picked up by 5pm on November 24, 2021. Thanksgiving Day, Fausto’s will be closed.
Four Marlin’s – 1435 Simonton St. 305-293-6250. Order by Monday, November 22, 2021 with pickup between 11am and 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Menu feeds 2 for $85 and included herb marinated oven roast turkey, choice of five sides and choice of two desserts. Whole pies available for purchase for $45.
Great Events Catering – 925 Truman Ave. (side entrance on Packer St.) 305-294-2252. – Dinner for 4 is $140, plus $35 for each additional person. Menu: turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry orange chutney, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, and monkey bread. Additional items available upon request. Order by Monday, November 22, 2021 at 5pm EST. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day between 10am and 3pm.
Key West Football Viewing on Thanksgiving
Check out our listing of Key West sports bars so that you know where you can watch the Thanksgiving game.
Other Activities to do on Thanksgiving
Dream Catcher Charters offers private fishing, snorkeling, and sightseeing charters for the whole family to enjoy! Call Island Genn to reserve your seats – Local: 305-292-7212 or Toll Free: 888-362-3474.
Fury Watersports Ultimate Adventure features sailing, snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and more plus a special holiday menu for both breakfast and lunch including roasted turkey. Thanksgiving Day from 10am until 4pm for $160 plus tax per person. Call Island Genn to reserve your seats – Local: 305-292-7212 or Toll Free: 888-362-3474.
Sunset Watersports Thanksgiving Day Sunset Dinner Cruise includes traditional turkey buffet, live music and unlimited open well bar for $70 plus tax per person. Call Island Genn to reserve your seats – Local: 305-292-7212 or Toll Free: 888-362-3474.
About Key West
Before making your reservations for Thanksgiving Day lunch or dinner, be sure to read my restaurant reviews; check out our restaurant review section of this blog. 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. For more information about the fun side of Key West… things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site.
Feel free to Email Me if you have any questions about Key West!!
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