A holiday full of gratitude, family and friends, it’s hard to deny that Thanksgiving is also all about the food. It’s not really Thanksgiving without that tryptophan-induced nap! If you’ll be spending your Thanksgiving in Orlando, you don’t want to miss these great restaurants serving up their own turkey feasts. The best part—no clean-up!
American Kitchen Bar + Grill
Part of the chic B Resort & Spa, the American Kitchen Bar + Grill will serve up Thanksgiving dinner starting at 12 pm on Thanksgiving day. Enjoy all the classics with a high-end twist. Main dishes include pecan wood fire-roasted organic turkey with sage brown gravy or bourbon-glazed country ham with cranberry honey mustard. They are accompanied by green salad with toasted hazelnut vinaigrette, sage-roasted marble potatoes, grain mustard haricot verts, biscuits, rosemary cornbread dressing and Florida citrus cranberry sauce. Top it all off with southern-style sweet potato pie.
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen
Over in Disney Springs, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Kitchen brings out the best Southern fare for Thanksgiving. The special holiday menu includes Jasper-style smoked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet-sour cranberry sauce and cheddar drop biscuits. For dessert, it’s the restaurants signature pumpkin bread pudding. Wash it all down with Chef Art’s moonshine cocktails.
Another Disney Springs favorite, The Edison takes its signature steampunk style and infuses it into a traditional turkey dinner. The menu consists of oven-roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, baby carrots and cranberry chutney. If you want a less-traditional meal, try their Thanksgiving Trip Stack burger, completed with turkey, cranberry relish and gravy.
For an Italian twist on Thanksgiving, don’t miss Enzo’s Hideaway at Disney Springs. Their three-course menu starts with roasted apple and winter squash soup, forest mushroom arancini or marinated goat cheese with roasted baby beets. Follow up with braised turkey meatballs, pasta al forno or grilled wild salmon. The dessert course choices include house-made cannoli, pumpkin cheesecake, gelato and sorbet.
Hemispheres at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Dine on a Thanksgiving feast with an unusual view at Hemispheres at the newly remodeled Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport. The restaurant overlooks one of the runways, so you’ll enjoy views of the planes taking off and arriving while you eat. Hemisphere’s Thanksgiving menu has all your favorites: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. You can also choose from other delicious dishes like cedar plank salmon, smoked ham and grilled flank steak.
Universal Studios Resort Restaurants
Over at Universal Studios, several of the resort and park restaurants will offer special Thanksgiving menus. Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is planning an Italian Thanksgiving buffet, plus kids’ holiday crafts and activities. The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel, Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort all have a buffet and appearances by Universal characters.
A twist on turkey, Morimoto Asia will serve up Peking Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Located at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is known for its world-class food and drinks and the holiday menu is no exception. The Peking Turkey is served with roasted pork fried rice stuffing, Japanese-style candied yams, cranberry-litchi chutney and Szechuan peppercorn gravy.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
Celebrate Thanksgiving with an Irish twist at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. The holiday menu consists of roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes with apple sage and sweet onion stuffing, smoked bacon brussel sprouts, duck-fat roasted potatoes and cranberry and plum chutney. Your stomach will love the sumptuous feast and your ears will appreciate the live Irish music.
If you love the prep work and cooking of Thanksgiving, you can also choose to create your own feast at your Casiola rental. All of our kitchens are fully-equipped and ready for any meal, big or small.