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Area restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

The Table Creekside in Sarasota has a Pilgrim Carving Feast on the menu for Thanksgiving. It includes organic stuffed roasted turkey, chanterelle, wood ear, truffle, chestnut stuffing, turkey fixin’ sous vide, California root vegetable confit and foie gras giblet reduction.
The Table Creekside in Sarasota has a Pilgrim Carving Feast on the menu for Thanksgiving. It includes organic stuffed roasted turkey, chanterelle, wood ear, truffle, chestnut stuffing, turkey fixin’ sous vide, California root vegetable confit and foie gras giblet reduction. Provided photo

If you don’t want to cook or aren’t sure what you’re going to do for Thanksgiving dinner, restaurants in the area have you covered.

Here’s a list of area restaurants hosting Thanksgiving Day dinners:

▪  Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5365 Tamiami Trail South, Sarasota, will serve its regular full dining menu and cocktails, plus a traditional oven-roasted turkey dinner and a bourbon-pineapple glazed smoked Virginia ham dinner. Call 941-921-9465 for more information; Phillippi Creek does not take reservations.

▪  The Table Creekside, located next to the Phillippi Creek restaurant, will be open for its first Thanksgiving dinner with a full menu, complete with a selection of soups, salads, appetizers, entrées and desserts. The Table does take reservations. Call 941-921-9465 for questions or to make reservations.

▪  The Polo Grill & Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, will host a Thanksgiving buffet with carving and salad stations, a seafood display and other side dishes. The Polo Grill also offers a “Thanksgiving Carry Out” package with all the trimmings for a family of eight. For more information and reservations, call 941-782-0899, ext. 2.

▪  The Capital Grille, 180 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, will be open on Thanksgiving serving its regular dinner menu as well as a traditional Thanksgiving option. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call 941-256-3647 for more information.

▪  Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is having a dine-in Thanksgiving dinner and also has takeout meals for up to 10 people available. Both options offer a turkey dinner with traditional fixings. Call Mattison’s at 941-921-3400 by Nov. 20 to order a takeout meal or make Thanksgiving reservations.

▪  Arts & Eats, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton, will offer a Thanksgiving buffet with smoked turkey, all the trimmings and a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. For the full buffet menu, visit http://artsandeatsfl.com/. Call the restaurant at 941-201-6647 for more information.

▪  Pier 22, 1200 1st Ave. W., Bradenton, invites guests to enjoy an all-day traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including roasted Turkey, house-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. The full Pier 22 dinner menu will also be available. A Thanksgiving to-go meal for 4 is also available with a free bottle of wine while supplies last. Reservations are encouraged and to-go orders must be placed by Nov. 22. Call Pier 22 at 941-748-8087 for more information.

▪  Blu Mangrove, 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto, will have a Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey, spiral ham, prime rib, baked mac and cheese, summer squash and an assortment of pies. For more information call 941-479-7827.

Janelle O’Dea: 941-745-7095, @jayohday

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