Yoder's Amish Restaurant and Village in Sarasota
Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village

Thanksgiving Dinner Offerings in Sarasota County

These local restaurants will offer guests a holiday feast without the fuss this Thanksgiving season

November 9, 2020

Holiday Specials

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Experience a legendary Thanksgiving dinner at one of the outstanding restaurants operated by the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, or bring home a specially crafted feast. Jack Dusty will have family-style holiday fare and seasonal inspiration on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 12 – 9 p.m. ($90 per adult, $30 per child). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 941-309-2266.

For a Thanksgiving dinner to-go, customers can place an order for turkey and prime rib dinners paired with traditional sides such as mashed potatoes, stuffing and more by calling 941-309-2279.

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Waterfront favorite Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar is staying landside for a traditional feast starting at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Special items include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, croissant sage andouille stuffing, broccoli au gratin and sweet potato cobbler in addition to the regular full menu of seafood favorites.

Family style packages are available to go for 4, 8 or 12 people for pickup on Nov. 25 or 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and must be ordered a minimum of 48 hours in advance by calling 941-925-4444.

Michael’s On East

Arguably the most exquisite Thanksgiving dining experience awaits at Sarasota’s famous AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant Michael’s on East. Traditional favorites with an upscale twist make up the holiday dine-in menu with filet mignon tartare, traditional turkey dinner with cornbread stuffing, caramelized scallops & shrimp over butternut squash ravioli, caramelized sweet potatoes and truffled mac & cheese. Tables are open starting at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and reservations are required.

Family-style feasts with turkey, focaccia bread, butternut squash soup and 6 sides are available for takeout along with housemade holiday pies and traditional turkey dinners for 1. Orders must be placed online by Nov. 22 for pickup between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Restaurant in St. Armands Circle will offer a fully prepared holiday meal with a major Cuban twist. Their feast for 10 includes a 12-pound whole Vermont turkey, Columbia’s special sausage and ground beef stuffing, the famous “1905” Salad®, loaf of Cuban bread, whipped potatoes and a choice of key lime pie for dessert! ($149.95 plus tax.) Instructions for reheating the meal will be included with the package.

All orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 by calling 941-388-3987 and will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at an appointed time between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Bevardi’s Salute Restaurant

For a homemade, traditional Thanksgiving with an Italian twist, Bevardi’s Salute Restaurant is welcoming guests to enjoy a special menu at their downtown Sarasota location from 1 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. The three-course menu includes (among other items) a butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey with a sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes, Chianti cranberry sauce and dessert.

The Thanksgiving menu is available for dine-in and take-out. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 941-365-1020.

Zildjian Catering – Fresh Food To Go

Chef Alyson Zildjian is an award-winning culinary artist known for creativity and sustainability in her fresh, locally sourced meals to-go. For a truly “from scratch” holiday meal, look no further than her enormous Thanksgiving To Go Menu filled with whole roast turkeys, apple cider glazed and stuffed pork loin, acorn squash, traditional stuffing, yams, cauliflower rice pilaf and more! What’s for dessert you say? How about a full pumpkin cheesecake or flourless chocolate torte to top it all off!

Whole roasted turkeys must be ordered by Nov. 16. Dinner packages, a la carte dishes and sides must be ordered by Nov. 19 for pick up and delivery on Nov. 25.

Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta.

With both a Thanksgiving Feast and Eat, Drink, Be Thankful & Non-Traditional menu, Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta. is ready to delight guests of all tastes for the holidays. Their holiday menu features a turkey leg with an orange cranberry & ginger glaze as an appetizer, followed by a $39 Thanksgiving Dinner featuring turkey, potatoes (regular and sweet), sausage & sage stuffing, roast cauliflower gratin and baked acorn squash; or a $60 Braveheart Prime Rib Dinner with a 12 oz. prime rib, asparagus, mashed potatoes and yorkshire pudding. For dessert, the Pumpkin Semifreddo could be a perfect fall-flavored finish to the meal. Their non-traditional menu will have house favorites like scallops, salmon and a la carte steak or sides so guests can still sample the best Element flavors from year-round.

Set a reservation online or over the phone by calling 941-724-8585.

EVOQ at The Westin Sarasota

For around $32 per person ($192 for 6 guests and $384 for 12), pre-order a prepared family-style dinner at The Westin Sarasota that features a Joyce Farms Heritage whole (14 lb.) or half (7 lb.) turkey, butternut squash soup, garlic whipped potato puree, house made cranberry sauce, sage brown butter gravy, root vegetable winter herb stuffing and assorted roles. You can also choose a salad, one dessert per person, three sides (ranging from green bean pork belly casserole to apple pecan sage biscuits) and even a la carte by the pound prime rib.

Email order forms to [email protected] in advance of the holiday, or call 941-217-8251 for a dine-in experience at EVOQ from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Mattison's

Let Mattison's take care of the cooking and catering this year by ordering a Thanksgiving Complete Feast To Go for pick up at Mattson's Forty-One (10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) or Mattson's Riverwalk Grille (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.). The full turkey feast includes a fresh, all-natural antibiotic & hormone free whole roasted turkey, apple walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, maple ginger roasted vegetables, gravy and rolls ($149 for 12 lb. turkey, $189 for 18 lb. turkey).

Or, call ahead to set up a reservation for A La Carte dining at the same two locations (11 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Mattison's City Grille in Downtown Sarasota (11 a.m. - 11 p.m.) on the big day ($32.95+ adults, $15.95+ children). 

Year-round Hearty Favorites

Yoder's Restaurant

Located in Sarasota's famous Amish & Mennonite community Pinecraft, a favorite stop for tourists and locals alike during the holidays is Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village. Park the car and walk through Yoder's adorable gift shop, farmer's market and deli market before grabbing a seat at the restaurant. Hearty, Amish-style breakfast, lunch and dinner are the specialty here, which makes it hard to save room for their signature dessert menu featuring over 30 different types of pies!

Der Dutchman

Located at the edge of Pinecraft is Der Dutchman Restaurant, bakery and café. Stop in for a made-from-scratch meal ordered off the menu or enjoy several mouth-watering selections from their buffets, which are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come in on Thanksgiving  Day for a traditional meal or let them do the cooking for you by ordering a bulk family meal. The bakery has all you need in way of pies, breads and many other yummy scratch-made goodies. Don’t forget to visit the wonderful gift shop upstairs for unique ideas for all your gifting needs.

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