by Rick Munarriz - 406 Reviews - 155 List
Thanksgiving Day in South Florida doesn't mean slaving over pop-up turkey thermometers or recalling hand-me down cranberry muffin recipes. From catered turkey feasts to holding it all in one hand with a "Thanksgiving on a Roll" sandwich, here are the restaurants open for business, catered options for takeout turkeys and gourmet shops for all the fixins'.
Updated: October 06, 2009
Those who associate Thanksgiving Thursday with a pair of NFL games will appreciate the original Miami Lakes chophouse founded by the legendary football coach. There is no turkey on the menu, so be prepared to settle for chicken or go for the flagship steaks.
This stylish retro diner is a great place to hang on Nov. 26 and opt for the "Thanksgiving on a Roll." It's a Kaiser roll loaded with sliced roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. It's on the menu year-round, but really only makes sense one day every year.
You know it's the holidays when the lines begin snaking through and out of this takeout joint. The popular choice is pairing the sweet namesake hams with a boneless turkey breast. Patience will be more than a virtue for those who wait until the night before Thanksgiving to show up.
This Miami Beach fixture since the 1940s offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner package of turkey or beef brisket with all the trimmings. It's not cheap at $239 for 10 guests, but this is the kind of place where the hungry expect to pay up for a premium feast.