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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Lakeland + Polk County

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving in Lakeland Florida

Are you looking for restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Lakeland, Florida? Although Thanksgiving festivities traditionally revolve around a meal, Thanksgiving is also about connecting with the people you love and reflecting on the things you are thankful for, and that doesn’t have to happen around your own dinner table. We can help you keep Thanksgiving simple in 2020 with this list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving Dinner. Let someone else cook the turkey dinner this year while you enjoy Thanksgiving Day.

All of the restaurants listed below are open on Thanksgiving, each restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving Menu in some form. Be sure to contact the local restaurant directly to double-check holiday hours and check to see if reservations are required.

Planning to have Thanksgiving Dinner at home but want to pre-order a turkey, pie, or side dishes? We also have a list of places offering Thanksgiving Catering and Thanksgiving Meals To Go.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Lakeland & Polk County

Thanksgiving Day at La Imperial Bakery

La Imperial Bakery will be open from 7:30am – 2pm on Thanksgiving day. Breakfast Served from 7:30am to 1:00pm, Sandwiches Served from 7:30am to 1:00pm, Pastries and Coffee Served from 7:30am to 2:00pm, Special Thanksgiving Lunch Plate Served from 10:00am to 1:00pm – includes an entree, 2 sides, and dessert for only $13.99/person.

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The Terrace Hotel

The Terrace Hotel in Downtown Lakeland will be serving up a four-course Thanksgiving meal with all of your favorite trimmings. The Thanksgiving Day Prix Fixe Menu is $55 per person. Hours are 11am – 7pm. Details on the Terrace Hotel Website. Call 863-688-0800 for reservations.

The Club at Eaglebrooke

The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast from 12pm – 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. This Thanksgiving buffet includes favorites like Ham, Prime Rib, Corn Pudding, Green Bean Casserole, Candied Yams, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sage Stuffing, Seared Salmon, Roasted Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cake, & Apple Cobbler, and much more.

Thanksgiving Dinner is $38.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 4-12. Seating will be staggered between 12pm-4pm to avoid large crowds at once. (Dinner is a buffet, plastic gloves will be provided to enter buffet line).

Reservations are REQUIRED – contact Learn more on the Eaglebrooke website.

1916 Irish Pub

1916 Irish Pub at Cleveland Heights Golf Course will have a Thanksgiving meal. Reservations required, currently one seating planned at 1pm. $29.99 for adults, $16.99 for kids under 15. Call 863-834-2326 for reservations. Details.

Fred’s Market Restaurant

Fred’s Market Restaurant is open on Thanksgiving day from 10am – 6pm. Details.

The Columbia Restaurant

Although you’ll have to drive 45 minutes, Thanksgiving dinner at the Columbia restaurant is worth the drive! {Speaking from experience, we were at the Columbia in St. Augustine for Thanksgiving 2019}. Their traditional Cuban menu is available along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The closest Columbia locations are in Ybor City (towards Tampa) and Celebration (towards Orlando).

Reservations are required – make a reservation on the Columbia Restaurant website or on Open Table.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is open regular business hours Thanksgiving Day and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 am. The Turkey n’ Dressing Meal will be available to order online closer to Thanksgiving.

Visit the Cracker Barrel website for details and to find a location near you.

Boston Market

Boston Market is open on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a traditional, delicious plated meal. You can also pick up a Family Meal or whole pies and hot side dishes. Boston Market is located in Winter Haven.

Visit the Boston Market website for details and to find a location near you.

Bob Evans

Bob Evans restaurants are always open on Thanksgiving Day for a turkey day holiday meal. Their Thanksgiving Platter includes slow-roasted turkey & dressing, three sides, a slice of pie and freshly baked rolls. You can find local Bob Evans locations in North Lakeland near I-4, South Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Davenport.

Visit the Bob Evans website for details and to find a location near you.

Other chain restaurants open on Thanksgiving include Waffle House and Golden Corral. Contact them directly to find out which locations will be open on Thanksgiving.

Do you own or work at a restaurant that is open on Thanksgiving Day? Contact us to be added to this list.

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