Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with loved ones and enjoying a meal together. But this is Florida, and if you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, there’s nothing wrong with that! Luckily, there are some great options for Thanksgiving dinner in Bradenton that don’t involve basting or baking.
If you’re looking for Bradenton restaurants open on Thanksgiving, you’re in the right place. Here are 5 options that are sure to make your day special.
1. Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille
101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, FL 34205
Located on the Bradenton riverwalk, not far from downtown, Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille offers the opportunity to dine al fresco on their beautiful covered patio. They’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm and are serving a full Thanksgiving dinner complete with oven-roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, truffle mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, apple-walnut stuffing, maple ginger roasted vegetables, and cranberry relish. A special holiday menu will also be available.
Reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve a table by giving them a call at 941-896-9660.
Mattison’s Thanksgiving Meals to Go
Prefer to spend Thanksgiving Day at home? You can also order a family-style Thanksgiving feast to go. Each feast serves up to 8 people and includes an all-natural, antibiotic and hormone-free 18lb turkey and all the trimmings. The cost is $195. You must order no later than November 18th. Place your order by giving them a call at 941-921-3400. Pick-ups run from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
2. Pier 22
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
If you truly want to embrace the Florida lifestyle, consider having your Thanksgiving meal on the waterfront in downtown Bradenton. Pier 22 will open up at 11 am on Thanksgiving Day and will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including fresh roasted turkey, house-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, house-made dinner rolls, and house-made pumpkin pie. The cost is just $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children under 10.
There will also be a special holiday menu available. Reservations are strongly recommended. You can book your spot online.
Pier 22 Thanksgiving Dinner To Go
Pier 22 is also offering Thanksgiving Dinner to go. You can choose from a family feast, which serves 4-6 people for $150, or an individual meal for $39.95. The Family Meal includes Roasted Turkey, House Made Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, 8 Dinner Rolls, Honey Butter, 1 Whole Pumpkin Pie, and 1 Bottle of Vista Point Chardonnay.
The individual meal includes Dark & White Roasted Turkey Meat, Turkey Gravy, House Made Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll, Honey Butter & a slice of Pumpkin Pie.
You must order by Wednesday the 23rd at 12 pm. When you place your order, you’ll choose a pick-up time between 10 am and 2 pm on Thanksgiving day. You can order online now!
3. Mean Dean’s Local Kitchen
6059 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Mean Dean’s Local Kitchen will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12 pm to 8 pm and will be serving a special holiday menu. Choose from incredible options including Maple Glazed Turkey, Braised Lamb Shank, Deconstructed Beef Wellington, Grouper Oscar, and Stuffed Portobello. There will also be delicious appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts. You can see the full menu here.
Reservations are required as the restaurant fills up fast. There will be walk-in seating available at the bar and high-tops but without a reservation, spots are not guaranteed. Make your reservation by giving them a call at 941-251-5435.
4. Happy Soul
323 10th Ave W Suite 104, Palmetto, FL 34221
If you’re looking for a vegan Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’re in luck! Happy Soul, located just over the bridge in Palmetto, is serving up a full feast that includes vegan meatloaf, mac n cheese, caulinash, green beans with white potatoes, and 6 vanilla cupcakes. The meal serves 4-6 people and is just $75.
You must place your order by November 18th and pick it up by 3 pm on Thanksgiving day. Reach out to Happy Soul at 941-932-7320 to get your order in today!
5. The Chop Shop
5906 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
While not technically a “restaurant,” The Chop Shop is an excellent option for those who want to enjoy dinner at home but don’t want to worry about all the prep work. They’re offering plates of roasted white meat turkey with gravy, homemade dressing, and your choice of 2 sides for $15.99 each. Sides include mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry nut salad. You can also order slices or whole pies. Options include caramel apple walnut, pumpkin, or pecan.
Place your order now and pick it up on November 23rd. Note that The Chop Shop is closed on Thanksgiving Day (the 24th). You can order by stopping by the store or giving them a call at 941-794-6328.
There you have it – our round-up of 5 Bradenton restaurants open on Thanksgiving! No matter which option you choose, we wish you and yours a Thanksgiving day filled with love, fun, and lots of tasty treats!