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Your Guide to Holiday Meals in Orlando

Not sure where to dine to dine out with the family this Thanksgiving or Christmas? Check out this handy list of holiday promotions at Central Florida restaurants.

Your Guide to Holiday Meals in Orlando

Gather your family and friends for a meal out on the town this Thanksgiving at the following restaurant locations.

Thanksgiving Day Promotions

1921 by Norman Van Aken
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
142 E. 4th Ave., Mount Dora, FL 32751
$65 per person
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner that includes a choice of Chestnut & Foie Gras Stuffed Turkey Roulade or Brown Sugar Smoked Ham with Pineapple Chutney that is served alongside Milk Buns with Artisanal Butter, Smothered Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms and Crispy Shallots, Sweet Potato Casserola with Marshmallow and Candied Pecans, Sourdough Stuffing and Citrus Cranberry Sauce. House-made Seasonal Pies will be served for dessert.

Canvas Restaurant & Market
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (restaurant) and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (market)
13615 Sachs Ave., Orlando, FL 32827
$30 per person for a three-course prix fixe menu, in addition to a la carte menu
The Thanksgiving prix fixe menu includes Curried Butternet Squash Bisque, Turkey Roulade served with ciabatta and chorizo stuffing, chèvre whipped potatoes and pancetta French beans. Chocolate Pecan Pie will be served for dessert. Then, the market will be serving pies to go. The selection includes Chocolate Pecan Bourbon ($20), Apple Streusel ($18) and Traditional Pumpkin ($18). Pies must be ordered by 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and are available for pick up Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Thursday, Nov. 23.

Cocoa Beach Pier
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Pelican’s
401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
$21.95 for adults, $10.95 for children 10 and younger
Pelican’s Thanksgiving Day Special includes a choice of turkey with stuffing or honey bourbon ham with cranberry sauce, served with either roasted garlic red mash potatoes or candied pecan and roasted banana sweet potatoes; served with green bean casserole and yeast rolls and a choice of pumpkin pie mousse, warm pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, apple cobbler a la mode or white chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
To make reservations, please call 321-783-7549 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
8005 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
529 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828
$27.99 for adults, $12.99 for kids ages 12 and under
Gather the family and dig into Butternut Squash Soup to start, Slow-Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy served with traditional stuffing, roasted green beans and carrots, Mary’s potatoes, cranberry sauce and sweet creamed corn for the entree; and Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with fresh vanilla whipped creme for dessert. The meal can be perfectly paired with the November Wine of the Month, Riesling Chenin Blanc, for $8 a glass, or try the Cranberry Sangria, complete with cranberry wine, fresh squeezed juices and spiced cranberry syrup for $7.25 a glass or $23.99 a pitcher.

Crafted Block & Brew
2417 S. Hiawassee Rd., Orlando, FL 32835
$23.95 for adults, $11.95 for kids ages 12 and under
This Thanksgiving, Crafted Block and Brew is offering a build your own Thanksgiving dinner. Choose between Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy or House Cured Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Loin, Southern Corn Bread Stuffing or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Haricot Vert or Honey Glazed Carrots. Each meal includes Cointreau Cranberry Sauce and Black Pepper Biscuit and ends with your choice of Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
9150 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
$49 per person
In addition to its regular menu of delicious steaks and seafood, Del Frisco’s is offering a tasty prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day. To start, choose from Butternut Squash Soup or Harvest Salad with mixed greens, goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries and warm bacon vinaigrette. The main course will be Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with apple-sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes and chateau potatoes, thin green beans, pan gravy and cranberry relish. To finish the meal, you will have your choice of Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pecan Pie a la Mode.

F&D Kitchen and Bar
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1541 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746
A full a la carte menu will be available in addition to several specials including Sliced Turkey Breast with Cornbread Waffle Stuffing, Sage Gravy, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Haricots Verts Almondine
Reservations can be made on online at fdkitchenbar.com or via phone at 407.915.5687

Fresh (Walt Disney World Swan Resort)
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
$42.99 for adults, $22.99 for children ages 3-9 and free for children under 2 (exclusive of tax and 18% gratuity)
Some Thanksgiving Day Special Highlights are assorted salads, cured meats and cheeses, assorted hot and cold tapas, roasted butternut squash soup, seared wild Florida sea bass with caper white wine sauce, mashed potatoes, carved honey baked ham, roasted organic tom turkey, wild mushroom risotto. For more details and to make reservations, please call: 407-934-1609.

Garden Grove (Walt Disney World Swan Resort)
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
$42.99 for adults, $20.99 for children ages 3-9, free for children under 3
Disney Characters will provide entertainment for the dinner buffet. Reservations can be made by calling 407-934-1609. Thanksgiving Day Special Highlights: Roasted winter squash soup, roasted turkey, apple cider-glazed smoked ham, a variety of sides including mashed potatoes, caramelized carrots, butternut ravioli, hazelnut brown butter stuffing, various composed salads and an assortment of homemade cakes and pastries. (Children’s menu: Chicken nuggets, mini corndogs, mac & cheese, daily vegetables.)

Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Walt Disney World Swan Resort)
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
$39 for adults and $25 for children
Il Mulino will have a Thanksgiving special in addition to its full menu. The Thanksgiving Day Special is Organic heritage turkey, confit legs, sweet potatoes, brussels, Cipollini, cranberry, natural jus. For more details and to make reservations, please call: 407-934-1717.

Paddlefish
1670 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
$34 per adult, $17 per child
This Thanksgiving, Paddlefish will be serving a traditional Southern herb roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, brown butter mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pan gravy.

Rosen Centre Thanksgiving Day Buffet
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9840 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
$45.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 4-12, children three and under are free. Price does not include tax/gratuity.
Choose from dozens of traditional dishes and special treats. There will be carving stations, antipasto displays, fresh soups and salads, and desserts galore, along with complimentary champagne and mimosas. Complimentary valet parking is also included.

Rosen Plaza Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
$42.95 for adults with advanced prepaid reservations, $45.95 walk-ins are welcome at $49.95 adults, children ages 4-11 are $18.95, children under four are free.
Spend Thanksgiving Day enjoying a culinary feast created by the masterful chefs at Rosen Plaza. Enjoy traditional favorites, chilled seafood, pasta, omelet and waffle stations, and desserts. Top it off with complimentary champagne or wine. Valet parking is complimentary.

Rosen Shingle Creek Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Cafe Osceola
11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
$68.95 per adult, children ages 4-11 are $29.95, children three and under are free. Price does not include tax/gratuity. Reservations required.
Treat your loved ones to a Thanksgiving Day Buffet as amazing as they are with more than 40 delectable options, from made-to-order omelets to prime rib and gourmet sushi. Enjoy desserts galore, unlimited complimentary mimosas and champagne, and complimentary valet parking.

Roy’s Restaurant
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
7760 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
Thanksgiving Dinner is $39.95 per guest ($59.95 with optional wine pairings), and the Classic Prix Fixe menu options start at $49 per person.
The Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Menu at Roy’s includes a choice of Grilled Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque to start; an entree consisting of Pan Roasted Teriyaki Glazed Turkey with Portuguese Sausage Stuffing, Haricot Vert and Hazelnuts Sesame Carrots, Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Bacon Pan Gravy; and a choice of Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Tart or Chocolate Tort for dessert. The optional wine pairing including Niner Wine Estates Pinot Noir and Maso Canali Pinot Grigio. For the Roy’s Classic Prix Fixe Menu, choose from Crunchy Golden Lobster Potstickers, Tempura-Crusted Ahi Roll, Big Island Ebi Roll or Local Greens Salad to start; Tender Braised Short Ribs of Beef ($49), Grilled Filet Mignon ($54), Hand Carved Rustic Ribeye ($59), Roy’s Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi ($49) or Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish ($54) for the entree; and Maple Brown Sugar Pumpkin Tart, Ice Cream Kaffir Lime Tart or Chocolate Torte for dessert.

The Capital Grille
4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Adults $39, Children $15
At The Capital Grille, guests will be able to enjoy Slow-Roasted Turkey
with Brioche Stuffing, French Green Beans with Marcona Almonds and Cranberry Pear Chutney, all accompanied by Sam’s Mashed Potatoes to share. Guests will also have the option to order from the A La Carte menu.

The Palm Orlando
5800 Universal Boulevard (in the Hard Rock Hotel), Orlando, FL 32819
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$55 per person, $24 for children under 12
The Palm Orlando is serving a three-course holiday dinner during their Thanksgiving hours. It is a fall-themed menu; first course items are a choice between Lobster Bisque, Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, or Baby Kale, Radicchio and Apple Salad. Second course is a Herb-Roasted, Hand-Carved Turkey with a Choice of Individual Portion Side; third course is New York Cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce and Pumpkin Pie. The Palm Orlando’s a la carte menu is also available.

The Polite Pig at Disney Springs
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
1536 Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, FL 32830
The Polite Pig will be serving an a la carte menu on Thanksgiving Day. It will include signature dishes like the Smoked Chicken Wings with pickled carrots; House-Smoked Briskey with coffee rub; The Southern Pig Sandwich with pulled pork, fennel-apple slaw, tangy mustard bbq and Duke’s mayo; and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with whisky-caramel.

Todd English’s bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort)
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$38 per person
Thanksgiving Day Special: Roulade de dinde (turkey roulade), winter squash, chestnut mezzalune, haricots vert (green beans), porcini gravy, sage, nitro cranberry. Todd English’s bluezoo will also serve it’s full menu in addition to the Thanksgiving Day Special. Reservations can be made by calling 407-934-1717.

Urbain 40
8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
$49 per person
Urbain 40 is serving a three-course prix fixe menu this Thanksgiving. The menu includes a choice of Pumpkin Bisque, Chef’s Seasonal Salad or Crepe Urbain for the first course; choice of Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and Dark Meat Roulade, Lemon-Myrtle Scented Salmon, Wild Red Shrimp Pasta or Slow Braised Pork Shank for the second course; and a choice of Herloom “Apple Pie” Creation or Caramelized Pear-Studded Croissant Bread Pudding for dessert.

Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo
3 p.m. to close
3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch, FL 33867
$34.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children ages 4 and younger
Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo will offer a Thanksgiving Day menu beginning at 3 p.m., which includes herb-roasted turkey, glazed ham, prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, cornbread, sweet yeast rolls with whipped butter, salad bar, apple, pecan and pumpkin pie and other assorted desserts.
Reservations are required. To make reservations, please call 863-692-2926.

 


Christmas Day Promotions

Dine with Rudolph – SeaWorld Orlando
December 1-3, 8-10, 15-24 (excluding Christmas Day)
Times vary.
The chef carving station will have Oven Roasted Turkey and Honey-Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Field Green Salad tossed with dried cranberries and candied pecans and coated in the Chef’s Balsamic Vinaigrette, Homestyle Cranberry Cornbread stuffing, Tis the Season Cut Fruit, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes with traditional gravy, and Everyone’s Favorite Green Bean Almandine Casserole. Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Mac and Cheese and Hot Dogs are available for younger guests, along with Gluten Free options for anyone upon request.

Rosen Centre Christmas Day Buffet
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9840 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
$45.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 4-12, children three and under are free. Price does not include tax/gratuity.
Celebrate Christmas Day with a special extensive holiday buffet created by the Rosen Centre culinary team. Indulge in seafood entrees, a carving station and chocolate fountains, along with complimentary champagne and mimosas. Complimentary valet parking is also included.

Rosen Plaza Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
$42.95 for adults with advanced prepaid reservations, $45.95 walk-ins are welcome at $49.95 adults, children ages 4 – 11 are $18.95, children under four are free.
Make the season bright with Rosen Plaza’s festive Christmas Day Buffet, complete with market salads, cheese displays, a dim sum station, carving stations and can’t-miss desserts. Buffet guests enjoy complimentary champagne or wine. Valet parking is complimentary.

Rosen Shingle Creek Christmas Day Buffet at Cafe Osceola
11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
$68.95 per adult, children ages 4-11 are $29.95, children three and under are free. Price does not include tax/gratuity. Reservations required.
Give the gift of relaxation at Rosen Shingle Creek’s spectacular Christmas Day Buffet. Savor more than 44 specialty holiday dishes and an assortment of delicious desserts. Guests receive unlimited complimentary mimosas and champagne as well as complimentary valet parking.

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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