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Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Lakeland + Polk County

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving in Lakeland Florida

Are you looking for places open on Thanksgiving Day? 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 2023 with this list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner near you. Let someone else cook the turkey dinner this year while you enjoy Thanksgiving Day.

All of these restaurants 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. There are other chain restaurants open on Thanksgiving, but we’ve opted to highlight the restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Lakeland FL and Winter Haven, FL. Please keep in mind that all prices are subject to change – we have listed prices where available to give you an idea of the price range for each option.

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 Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Lakeland

The Terrace Grille Thanksgiving Meal

The Terrace Grille (located in the Terrace Hotel in Downtown Lakeland) will be serving up a Thanksgiving meal with all of your favorite trimmings. Full menu will be shared on the Terrace Grille Website. Call 863-603-5420 for reservations.

The Club at Eaglebrooke

The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland will be hosting a Thanksgiving Feast 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 $52 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 6-12. Reservations are required. Learn more on the Eaglebrooke website.

Fred’s Market Thanksgiving Menu

Fred’s Market Restaurant (locations in Lakeland and Plant City) announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2023 to allow employees to enjoy the holiday with family. They have been open in previous years but not 2023. Fred’s does offer pre-orders for Thanksgiving dinner.

Cracker Barrel Thanksgiving Meal

Cracker Barrel is open on Thanksgiving Day and serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11 am. Heat ‘n Serve Thanksgiving Meals are also available to preorder from Cracker Barrel.

Reservations are not available but you can join the online waitlist through the website or mobile app. Visit the Cracker Barrel 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, cranberry sauce, three sides, a slice of pie and freshly baked rolls. You can find Bob Evans locations in Polk County 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.

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Winter Haven

Harborside Thanksgiving Day Meal

Enjoy Harborside’s annual Thanksgiving three-course meal or order from their limited A La Carte menu. Reservations are available starting 30 days in advance. Call 863-293-7070.

Boston Market

Boston Market is open on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a traditional, delicious plated meal of smoked ham or smoked turkey. 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.

More Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Near You

The Columbia Restaurant Thanksgiving Menu

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 turkey 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.

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? Contact us to be added to this list.

More to Explore:

Check out our November + Thanksgiving Guide for things to do in November, restaurants open on Thanksgiving, places to order Thanksgiving turkey, sides, and pies, places to Donate and Volunteer this holiday season.

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