For some of us there’s nothing more thrilling than the aroma of roasting turkey and warm pumpkin pies in our own kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. For some of us there’s nothing more thrilling than going out for dinner, so we can pile on ham and three kinds of potatoes as well as the turkey, and let someone else wash those dishes.
In the spirit of something for everyone, here is a listing of local restaurants received to date that offer Thanksgiving Day dinners with some traditional menu items. The attractions range from delectable sides like pumpkin soup (Mimi’s Cooking cafe) and chestnut-brandy stuffing (Bamboo French Cafe) to the option of giving thanks in casual attire (Doc’s Beach House). Also listed are several restaurants that are offering takeout if ordered in advance of Thanksgiving.
This is not necessarily a complete listing. All restaurants that send in their menu, hours, prices and phone numbers will be added to our online listing at www.naplesnews.com :
Bamboo Cafe French Home Cooking will be open from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and will feature a Bell & Evans turkey dinner with French green beans, sweet potato puree, chestnut brandy stuffing and cranberry orange relish for $23.95 per person and $9 for children at 755 12th Ave. S. , Naples . The regular menu will also be available. Reservations: 643-6177.
Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar is offering a traditional turkey dinner with country stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry orange sauce for $22.50 at 4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. , Naples . Reservations: 549-5552. You can watch chef Abel Gonzalez make his cornbread stuffing on CookIt! today at naplesnews.com/cookit.
Bistro 821, 821 Fifth Ave. S. , Naples , will open at 4 p.m. Reservations: 261-5821
Bokampers, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way , Naples , is serving a traditional dinner for $16.99 and is also offering its full menu. Reservations: 431-7611
Cafe Luna is serving a turkey dinner and its regular menu at 487 Fifth Ave. S. , Naples . Reservations: 213-2212
Casa Mia Italian Steakhouse, 155 First Ave. , Marco Island , is having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, a vegetable and pumpkin pie for $24.99 for adults and 412.99 for children under 12. The regular menu will also be available. Reservations: 642-5253
Cote d’Azur Restaurant Provencal, Riverchase Plaza , 11224 U.S. 41 N., Naples , will open at 4:30 p.m. Reservations: 597-8867
Daniela’s, 13500 U.S. 41 N., Naples , is featuring a Thanksgiving dinner for two that includes turkey, salad and traditional sides for $34.99. Reservations: 514-4414
Doc’s Beach House, 27908 Hickory Blvd. , Bonita Springs , will be serving a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and dessert for $12.99 starting at noon until the restaurant runs out. Reservations will not be taken; just walk in, and you can enjoy your meal in your flip flops. Information: 992-6444
Falafel Grill is serving a three-course dinner for $19.95 at 2075 Pine Ridge Road , Naples . Reservations: 514-1787
Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits will offer a Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 6 p.m. and Stu Shelton and Patricia Dean will entertain with live jazz from 3 to 6 p.m. at 2700 Immokalee Road , Naples . Reservations: 431-7928
M Waterfront Grille will serve Thanksgiving dinner from noon until 9 p.m., along with its regular menu, at 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. , Naples . The traditional dinner is roasted turkey, maple glazed sweet potato mash, cranberry relish, manchego cheese-smashed potatoes, glazed organic vegetable and stuffing for $24.95 per adult and $12.95 per child. Reservations: 263-4421
Mimi’s Cooking, 2099 Pine Ridge Road , Naples , will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. with its regular dinner menu and a special of roasted turkey with granny apple stuffing, thyme sauce, fresh cranberry marmalade, sweet potato puree, string beans almandine and a complimentary bowl of pumpkin soup for $18.75. Reservations: 566-2275
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is featuring a Thanksgiving Day buffet with traditional fare and more from 1 to 6 p.m. at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. , Naples ; $49 for adults; $16 for children 6-12 and free for children five and under. Reservations: 435-4348 or 261-2222
HB’s on the Gulf, the beach front restaurant at the hotel, will offer a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for $34. Reservations: 435-4347 or 261-2222
McCormick & Schmik’s Seafood Restaurant, the Mercato, 9114 Strada Place, Naples, is serving a three-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $22.95 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations: 591-2299
Mel’s Diner is serving a turkey dinner for $11.99 at 3650 U.S. 41 N., Naples , 643-9898; 12035 Collier Blvd. , Naples , 455-4242; and 28601 Trails Edge Blvd. , Bonita Springs , 949-3080.
Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive , Naples , is offering a buffet with carving stations, an antipasto and organic lettuce bar and a dessert selection in the Vista Ballroom from noon to 7:30 p.m. for $59.95 for adults and $29.95 for children 5 to 12 and free for children under 4. Reservations: 254-5600
Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, is serving a traditional dinner for two for $29.95 from 3 to 8 p.m. Reservations: 592-0050
Old Europe Bistro is having a traditional turkey dinner for $22.90 and other specials from 4 to 9 p.m. at Naples Walk, 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Road , Naples . Reservations: 254-9690
Pate’s Steakhouse is featuring a traditional young tom turkey dinner with homemade cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, French-style green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce, salad and pumpkin pie for $23.95 per person from 1:30 to 9 p.m. at 1100 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Other entrees will also be available. Reservations: 263-4581
Rodes Fish Market and Restaurant, 3756 Bonita Beach Road , Bonita Springs , will serve a turkey dinner with pumpkin or apple pie from noon to 9 p.m. for $16.99 per person. Reservations: 992-4040
Shula’s Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples & Towers, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples . Reservations: 430-4999
The Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road , Naples , will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Reservations: 591-3837
The Jolly Cricket is serving a tradition turkey dinner with all the sides and dessert from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 720 Fifth Ave. S. , Naples . Reservations: 304-9460
Truluck’s is serving dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. at 698 Fourth Ave. S. , Naples . Reservations: 530-3131
Zizi will have a buffet with turkey and other entrees, sides, potatoes and desserts, noon to 8 p.m. $32.95, adults; $12.95, children 4 to 10 ; and free, children under 3, Bellasera Hotel, 221 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations: 262-5835
Alexander’s Restaurant is taking orders for Thanksgiving that may be picked up on Nov. 24 at 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples . Go to www.alexandernaples.com for a listing of what is available or call 262-4999.
Caffe dell’Amore, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. , Naples , has dishes to take out for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Information: 261-1389
Mr. Jerry’s Tavern will offer drink specials and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 24 at 13510 U.S. 41 N., Naples . The restaurant will offer drink specials and live entertainment.
* Article courtesy of Sheila Mesulam at The Naples Daily News