Don’t Want to Cook? 3 Great Options for Thanksgiving!

If you don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving, you're in luck! Here are some great Bradenton restaurants offering a holiday feast without the hassle!
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It’s no secret that Thanksgiving 2020 is going to be different this year. While we’re all trying to get into the festive spirit, if you don’t feel like cooking, nobody will blame you. Luckily, there are a few excellent restaurants in Bradenton offering delicious Thanksgiving feasts without the hassle. Here’s what you need to know.

Cremesh European Restaurant

Cremesh European Restaurant is offering two seatings on Thanksgiving day. The first is from 1 to 2 pm and the second is from 4 to 5 pm.

The meal will begin with creamy potato leek soup, followed by a chef’s special salad. For the main course, you’ll have your choice of Special Roasted Turkey, Roast Pork Rouladen, or Stuffed Mushrooms. Side items include homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and gravy. The feast ends with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake or peach pie.

The cost is $49 per person and includes a glass of house wine, tap beer, or a soft drink. For children under 12, the costs is $18.00.

You can make your reservation by calling 941-896-9422. Seating is limited, so don’t wait too long! If you would prefer take-out, the cost is $45 per person (no beverage). All take-out orders must be placed by November 23rd.

Cremesh European Restaurant is located at 7232 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34209.

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille is open on Thanksgiving and will be offering their complete Feasts to go. The Feast features a fresh, all-natural antibiotic-free and hormone-free whole oven-roasted turkey with apple walnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, maple ginger roasted vegetable medley, giblet gravy, fresh cranberries, rolls and Boursin butter. A 12-pound turkey with trimmings feeds approximately 6 people and costs $149, while an 18-pound turkey with trimmings, which feeds approximately 10 people, is $189. You can also purchase items a’la cart and/or add extra sides. Don’t forget dessert- homemade pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie.

To place your order, complete this form and email it to by November 20th or call 941-896-9660. You can pick up your meals on Thanksgiving day between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

They’re also offering dine-in seating and will be serving traditional turkey dinner and an a’la carte holiday menu between 11 am and 8 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. The price for the turkey dinner is $32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child. follow Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille on Facebook for updates. Mattison’s is located at 101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120, Bradenton, FL 34205. 

The Seafood Shack

Want to do some cooking, but still have plenty of time to enjoy the day? The Seafood Shack is the perfect solution! They’ll prepare and brine a “farm-to-family” Butterball® turkey for you! When you pick it up, it will be ready-to-cook and come with cooking instructions.

In addition, the feast comes with the following pre-cooked sides with reheating instructions: mashed potatoes, savory house stuffing, green bean casserole, traditional cranberry sauce, 10 dinner rolls, and a choice of pecan or pumpkin pie. This meal serves 6 to 8 people and costs $135 plus tax.

You can also add extra sides for $15 each, including sweet potato mash, pineapple coleslaw, roasted brussels sprouts, baked beans, candied carrots, and a Caesar salad or house salad with choice of dressing.

All orders must be placed by November 19th. To order, call 941-704-1235 or stop by The Seafood Shack. They’re located at 4110 127th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215.

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