These Miami restaurants are cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s all be thankful for this

You can still have a turkey like this even if you have a kitchen disaster on Thankgiving Day, or you can find one like it at one of several South Florida restaurants hosting Thanksgiving this year.

Maybe you can’t cook to save your life. Maybe you just don’t feel like spending the day slaving away in the kitchen. Whatever your deal is on Thanksgiving, you can rest easy because these Miami restaurants have your back.

1. The Anderson

Pull up a stool at The Anderson for pre-Thanksgiving cocktails (Handout)

The night before Thanksgiving, The Anderson will host its new monthly party Lip Glos featuring Telescope Thieves. Think indie dance vibes and plenty of scintillating sips.

709 NE 79th St., Miami

2. Del Frisco's Grille

Looking for a full Friendsgiving dinner option before Thanksgiving Day? Legendary eatery Del Frisco’s Grille has outposts across the country. And while one of our favorites is the flagship in Manhattan, we’re most excited about the new outpost that will launch in Las Olas on November 14. Although the restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, guests can indulge in their legendary steaks, shareable dishes, and head-spinning wine list with all your best buddies the day before. For more information, visit www.delfriscosgrille.com.

501 Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale

3. Azabu Miami Beach

Selection at AZABU Miami Beach (Handout)

Tired of the same old turkey and cornbread dinner? Head to Michelin-starred Japanese concept Azabu, which will celebrate its very first Thanksgiving with a $50 prix-fixe dinner menu that includes a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. You can also enjoy sake flights highlighting three seasonal selected sakes for $22 and Japanese whisky flights for $35.  For reservations, call 786-276-0520.

161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

4. Pao by Paul Qui

Soak up the view from Pao’s oceanfront terrace this Thanksgiving as you feast on a prix fixe holiday-inspired dinner menu. Highlights include grilled winter squash with 24-month aged Parmesan, savory fried turkey adobo, and caramelized miso soup with black truffle. The menu is $95 per guest. For reservations, call 786-655-5600 or email pao@faena.com. 

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

5. Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman

Hanging Tomahawk Steak at Los Fuegos. (Photo by Juan Fernando Ayora)

Do plates piled high with decadent asado sound like the ultimate Thanksgiving meal to you? Head to Los Fuegos, where you can feast on a buffet of mouthwatering dishes including traditional whole roasted turkey, octopus ‘a la plancha,’ and slow-cooked ribeye served alongside roasted pumpkin and goat cheese salad, smoked cranberry sauce, and caramelized Brussels sprouts — and that’s only a few of the items on the list. The buffet is priced at $115 per guest. For reservations, call 786-655-5600 or email losfuegos@faena.com. 

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

6. Malibu Farm Miami Beach

the ‘bu comes to the beachMalibu Farm

Gather around the table at Malibu Farm and enjoy your Turkey Day dinner with oceanside views. The Miami Beach mainstay will host a lunch buffet at 2 p.m. and a dinner buffet at 5 p.m. priced at $75 for adults and $35 for children age 5-12. You’ll enjoy a cranberry mimosa upon arrival, and the option to add on bottomless rose for $30. To make a reservation, call 305-674-5579 or email reservationmfmiami@nobuedenroc.com.

4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

7. Lightkeepers

Located at The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Lightkeepers will roll out an elaborate feast for Thanksgiving Day. From 12:30-8 p.m., guests will enjoy bottomless prosecco, mimosas, Bloody Marys and Brunch Punch while indulging in a variety of food stations. The buffet is priced at $145 for adults and $49 for children age 5-12. Call 305-365-4156 to make a reservation.

455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne

8. Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach

Load up on Southern favorites at Chef Richard Hales’ Bird & Bone this Thanksgiving. The Confidante hotspot will offer a three-course $50 prix-fixe dinner menu featuring a mix of restaurant favorites and holiday classics, like butternut squash soup, slow roasted turkey, and pecan chocolate tart. In other words, all of the fall things. 

4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

9. Jaya at the Setai Miami Beach

This Thanksgiving, Jaya’s Executive Chef Vijay Veena will curate an elaborate brunch buffet including traditional and non-traditional dishes — not to mention Jaya’s legendary Chinese dim sum menu. Served from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., the buffet is priced at $125 per person and $63 for children age 5-12. Early birds who dine between 7-11 a.m. will pay just $44. Joining for dinner? Jaya will offer an a la carte dinner menu featuring special Thanksgiving dishes from 6-10:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 855-923-7899.

2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

10. Ariete

Michael Beltran, the Cuban-American owner of Ariete in Coconut Grove, has created a flan using candy cap mushrooms. The dessert has a distinct maple syrup flavor that comes from the mushrooms and is topped with a Sambuca crema and coffee crumbles.Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

You’ll find a family-friendly dining experience at Ariete this Thanksgiving, where Chef Michael Beltran will serve up beloved family recipes at an all-you-can-eat buffet priced at $65 for adults and $35 for kids. Honey-baked ham and fried turkey, anyone? For more information, visit www.arietemiami.com.

3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove

11. Prime 112

Prime 112, Prime Italian and Prime Fish will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to serve their own signature Thanksgiving Day menus. Standouts include Kobe beef and sausage stuffing, southern fried turkey leg with gravy, sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and a slow roasted natural turkey with cranberries and gravy. The regular menus at each restaurant will also be available throughout the evening. 

112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

12. Atton Brickell Miami

Enjoy the ultimate Friendsgiving brunch buffet from 12-3 p.m. on November 23 on Atton’s rooftop. Price is $45 per person and includes bottomless mimosas paired with 360-degree views of Brickell’s skyline. A live DJ will be on the scene. For reservations, call 786-600-2600.

1500 SW 1st Ave., Miami

13. Stripsteak by Michael Mina

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Butternut squash veloute. Lemon-roasted turkey breast. Homestyle gravy and butter whipped golden potatoes. Caramel apple confit. Are you sold yet? If so, you’ll find all of these decadent treats on the Thanksgiving set menu at Stripsteak by Michael Mina. Priced at $75, the dinner includes an appetizer, a family-style turkey dinner with sides, and a family-style dessert, served from 5-11 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

14. Market at EDITION

Market at EDITION (Handout)

From noon – 8 p.m. on November 22, Market at The Miami Beach EDITION will offer a buffet style meal priced at $65 for adults and $25 for children. You’ll enjoy salads, soups, a raw bar, a carving station, sides and dessert — plus a Bloody Mary bar and a mimosa bar for an additional $25. Cal 786-257-4600 to make a reservation.

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

15. Scarpetta by Scott Conant

The Fontainbleau’s Italian concept, Scarpetta, celebrates ten years at the iconic hotel this year — so expect a Thanksgiving feast unlike any other. Highlights from the fixed menu, which will be served from 5-10 p.m., include creamy polenta, roasted branzino, pumpkin spice tart, and more. The menu is priced at $75 per person.  For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.fontainebleau.com/thanksgiving.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

16. Boulud Sud Miami

For the first time ever, Boulud Sud will debut a celebration menu available to guests on Thanksgiving. Priced at $75 per person, the menu will include seasonal dishes inspired by coastal Mediterranean flavors. Think ‘Cinderella’ pumpkin agnolotti, truffle risotto, spiced pumpkin soup, traditional turkey with sweet potato puree, spiced pumpkin custard, and more. Is your mouth watering yet? For reservations, call 305-421-8800.

255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami

17. Sette Osteria

Craving a Thanksgiving dinner that transports you to bella Italia? Sette Osteria has your back, with a $45 three-course menu that’s all about homestyle Italian favorites like pumpkin ravioli topped with amaretti crumbles, roasted turkey with ciabatta stuffing, pancetta Brussels sprouts, spiced sweet potatoes, and cranberry chutney. To make a reservation, call 305-576-8282.

2103 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

18. Matador Room

At Matador Room at The Miami Beach Edition, you’ll get to chow down on some of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature dishes (like maitake mushrooms with goat cheese and Fresno pepper vinaigrette, roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, blood orange-cranberry salsa and chipotle gravy, guacamole with pistachio, sun gold tomato salsa and warm crunchy tortillas, and more). The set menu is priced at $65 for adults and $35 for children and will be available from 1-11 p.m. To make a reservation, call 786-257-4600.

2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

19. Quinto la Huella

The dining room at EAST, Miami’s Quinto La Huella restaurant

If Uruguayan flavors are up your alley, head to Quinto la Huella for a four-course Thanksgiving meal. Priced at $58 per person, the meal includes two glasses of wine and will be offered from 6-11 p.m. Some dishes on the menu include roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy and herb crusted rib roast, Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon and brown butter sage roasted squash.

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami

20. Local House

If you’re in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood, Local House will be serving a three course menu with a choice of starters like corn fritters, smoked salmon deviled eggs or roasted Brussels sprouts, followed by entrees like butternut squash risotto, smoked quarter chicken with rosemary roasted potatoes, and of course a special roasted turkey breast with creamed mushroom filling. For dessert, you can indulge in Fireman Derek’s Thanksgiving Special Homemade Key Lime Pie. The menu is $49 per person. To make a reservation, please email info@localhousemiami.com.

400 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

21. BLT Prime

Jonesing for an upscale fete on this day of thanks? BLT Prime is your spot. The modern American steakhouse will serve a buffet-style collection of cheeses, charcuterie, salads, bread, and seafood, along with carving stations and pasta selections served across three seatings (12-3 p.m., 3-6 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.) priced at $98 for adults and $45 for children age 6-11. For reservations, call 305-591-6606.

4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral

22. Habitat

Get your bubbly on with a Thanksgiving brunch at Habitat from noon – 4 p.m. The brunch buffet will include a baker station, a salad station, a sushi bar station, an omelet station, a chef station, and a chef line and pastry shop. It’s all priced at $90 per person (kids get to enjoy a separate buffet at half price). Outside, diners can enjoy Thanksgiving-themed nuts in Habitat’s chic trailer. Want to take your meal home to your own Thanksgiving party? Order off three tiers of to-go menus for groups of at least 10 people. Orders must be made by November 15, and pickups are between 9 and 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving in the residence lobby of 1 Hotel South Beach. For reservations, call 305-604-6700.

2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

23. Vida

Vida dining room (Handout)

Located at the Fontainebleau, American brasserie Vida will serve an autumnal buffet in a more casual setting from 2-9 p.m. The buffet is priced at $59 for adults and $29.50 for kids age 12 and younger.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

24. Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Cue the views of the Miami River and bring on the meat — Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Brickell will serve up a four-course prix fixe menu with seasonal items such like butternut squash soup with ginger essence, traditional roast turkey served with vegetable stuffing and homemade pumpkin pie. You can make a reservation by calling 305-487-7130.

315 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami

25. Donna Mare

Located at the Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, this brand new Italian trattoria will be open for it’s first Thanksgiving this year with a brunch buffet priced at $35 per person from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. What’s more, kids under the age of 12 will receive 50% off. 

3925 Collins Ave., Miami

26. AddiKT

The W Miami will offer a $55 three-course Thanksgiving brunch menu at its newly launched restaurant, AddiKT. Available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 22, Thanksgiving Day. We’re most excited about the roasted fig and pecan brie frisee salad. Make your brunch boozy with $25 bottomless mimosas or $35 bottomless champagne.

485 Brickell Ave., Miami

27. Bagatelle

Bagatelle Miami Beach (Handout)

If you haven’t had enough feasting by the weekend, head to Bagatelle, which will host an epic Thanksgiving-themed brunch party on Sunday, November 25. Call 305-704-3900 to make a reservation. 

220 21st St., Miami Beach