Dine Out for a Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. A chance to reconnect with family and friends. An opportunity to help those less fortunate than oneself. A day of football. And a chance to indulge in tantalizing treats that appear just for this day – succulent carved meats, secret recipes of stuffing, puddings, salads, desserts. Arghhh! Can the holiday just come already? I’m dying for some marshmallow sweet potatoes and Grandma’s green bean casserole. Just when you’ve thought you can’t eat another bite, Oh look! A great big slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream!

The following Clearwater restaurants will have either buffets bursting with a bountiful bonanza or special holiday menus filled with popular Turkey Day requisites. You’re sure to find your own mouth-watering favorites among them.


Island Way Grill

20 Island Way, Clearwater


Island Way Grill thanksgiving 2020

Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar

521 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 446-9720


Clear Sky on Cleveland

418 Cleveland St, Clearwater


Clear Sky on Cleveland will be serving brunch from 8 a.m. to noon, and dinner from noon to 9 p.m. They’ll have their regular dinner menu available, plus turkey with all the fixings, Prime rib, salmon and lobster bisque.


Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

(727) 442-4144


SHOR Clearwater American Seafood Grill

301 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 373-4780

Reserve online

Enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving Day dining experience with Breakfast or Dinner overlooking one of the best views on Clearwater Beach! Breakfast Buffet: Adults $45, Kids $25 Hours: 7AM-1PM Buffet includes: Strawberry French Toast, Chicken Sliders, Traditional and Crab Benedicts and more! Breakfast Stations include: Belgian Waffles, Fresh Seafood, Omelets and Eggs, Charcuterie, Dessert, and more! Dinner Buffet: Adults $65, Kids $35 Hours: 3PM-9PM Dinner Buffet includes: Carving Station including: Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham, Roasted Turkey, Rosemary Crusted Beef Striploin, Seared Mahi Mahi, Cauliflower Cous Cous Salad, Build Your Own Salad Station, Key West Shrimp Ceviche, Fresh Seafood Station, Charcuterie Station, Dessert Station and more!

SHOR American Seafood Grill


Ocean Hai

100 Coronado Dr, Clearwater Beach

Thanksgiving Buffet at Ocean Hai | Noon to 4 p.m.


Enjoy a grand meal with family and friends while soaking in gulf views at Wyndham Grand Clearwater’s signature restaurant, Ocean Hai. Indulge in various food stations including a carving station, traditional favorites, and a delightful dessert spread.

The menu is filled with twists on traditional favorites, like pork belly, butternut squash ravioli, cranberry-braised short ribs, and oysters on the half shell. For those who are devout to the standard Thanksgiving fare, there will be items such as roasted turkey, glazed sweet potatoes, and sausage apple stuffing. To round out the night, get your fill sweets at Ocean Hai’s dessert station and indulge in chocolate-pecan bars and pumpkin-pecan creme brulee. $52 per adult and $25 children 12 and under. Reservations are available online.


Yacht StarShip Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise

Tampa dock: 603 Channelside Dr Tampa
Clearwater dock: 25 Causeway Blvd Clearwater

(813) 223-7999

More info:

Set sail on the waterways of Tampa Bay with a Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise. Yacht StarShip’s Executive Chef is offering up a traditional Thanksgiving feast while you enjoy a 2-hour cruise aboard one of their yachts in Downtown Tampa or Clearwater. There are three departure times to choose from (11:30am., 3pm. and 6:30pm). The menu will include an autumn salad, roasted herb turkey with country cornbread stuffing and sage gravy, honey glazed ham, candied yams, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and orange glazed baby carrots. A Chef’s selection of holiday desserts will also be served. Reservations are required in advance and can be booked online or by calling (813) 223-7999. Starting at $69.95 per adult and $44.95 per child.

Yacht Starship

K Club Bar and Bistro

2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater

(727) 273-8760

Clearwater’s Karol Hotel’s signature restaurant is offering a three-course family-style prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Feast on items such as honey glazed ham, roasted turkey tenderloin, pan-roasted salmon, cornbread casserole, glazed carrots, whipped potatoes, and garlic broccolini. For dessert, indulge in apple tartan, tiramisu, or key lime pie. Starting at $36 per adult, $14 for children 12 and under


Rusty’s Bistro @ Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 595-1611



Columbia Sand Key

1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach


Reservations are being accepted for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Columbia locations in Ybor City, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Clearwater Beach and Celebration.

In addition to the dinner menu being served all day, a special menu of traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served – with family flavors, of course. Reserve online or by phone. Adult $26, Children under 10 are $6.


Caretta on the Gulf

500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach

(727) 674-4171


Opal Sands Restaurant: Sea-Guini

430 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

(727) 450-6236

Sea-Guini’s is open for Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., $68 per adult · $28 children under 12 years · no charge under 4 years old. Reservations accepted by phone.


Breakfast Selections Available until 3 p.m.

Applewood Smoked Bacon & Breakfast Sausage

Assorted Fresh Fruit

Freshly Prepared Eggs & Omelets

Biscuits & Gravy

Belgian Waffles

Scrambled Eggs

Holiday Eggs Benedict

Potato Casserole

Carving Station

Roasted Turkey

Glazed Ham

Strip Loin

Mini Turkey Pot Pies

Arugula & Beet Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Raw Bar

Crab Legs

Spicy Tuna Rolls


Jumbo Shrimp

Dessert Display

Assorted Treats from our Pastry Shop

Market Buffet

Baby Carrots

Green Beans

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Asiago Stuffing

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Oven Roasted Salmon Florentine

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

More Fixins Available after 3 p.m.

Lobster Bisque

Gouda Mac & Cheese

Personal Charcuterie Boards


StarLite Cruises

25 Causeway Blvd, #58, Clearwater Beach


Come give thanks with us on our festive afternoon buffet cruise. Enjoy a leisurely two and a half hour cruise along Florida’s beautiful inland waters aboard the StarLite Majesty or StarLite Sapphire. Music is provided by our house entertainment and the captain offers a sightseeing narration. This special cruise includes a Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings.


Roasted Turkey Breast
Baked Ham
Country Herb Dressing
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Broccoli Salad
Pasta Salad
Roasted Vegetables
Cranberry Sauce
Rolls & Butter
Apple & Pumpkin Pie

Coffee & Tea Service

Full cocktail service is available for purchase on board.

Adults $59.95, Children $51

Reserve online

StarLite Cruises

Duff’s Buffet

26111 US Hwy 18 N, Clearwater

(727) 303-3301’s%20Buffett/265633250669269

Traditional buffet with holiday favorites such as turkey and ham. No reservations accepted – first come, first served.

Hours from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. , $18


With choices like these, there’s more than enough reason to be thankful for the bounty. Enjoy your holiday!

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