While Thanksgiving is amazing and full of love and family and holiday spirit, it’s also quite the hassle. Let’s be honest here. There’s shopping, prepping, cooking, and making sure everything is in place. There’s all the pressure of trying to perfect that mac-n-cheese recipe and making sure your vegan friends have options. Then there’s the wonderful after-dinner clean up of what seems like a million plates, utensils and glasses. Sometimes, it can simply be too much, and that’s okay to admit.
So, why not skip the hassle this year? There are several restaurants in Miami that will be open and available to service your Thanksgiving needs, and luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of them.
Here are a few Miami restaurants with open reservations for Thanksgiving day.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio
500 Brickell Key Drive
A Thanksgiving day meal at La Mar will be like none other. The upscale restaurant works to provide an authentic and distinct experience from the menu to the décor to the location overlooking the Miami skyline. Try Peruvian dishes like Rocoto Relleno, which is a homemade Peruvian stew or the Arroz Con Mariscos, which is seafood rice with shrimp, calamari, octopus and mussels.
777 Brickell Avenue
Go to Trulucks if you want to enjoy a nice dinner that’s still somewhat reminiscent of Thanksgiving. The ambience is a bit more upscale, and you have to be dressed properly to enter, but the food is familiar and it’s always fresh. Splurge on a prime New York strip with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. They offer feel-good sides like creamed corn and baked potatoes, but they also offer signature sides like King Crab Mac-N-Cheese.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
2320 Salzedo Street
There’s a good chance you’re already a fan of this franchise. You love the restaurant, and you love your Thanksgiving, so why not spend the day at a place you already trust? Simply put, this holiday revolves around food, and the food at Ruth’s Chris is golden. Try their Chilean Sea Bass or Barbecued Shrimp. Bonus points if you add on their Sweet Potato Casserole for a nice holiday touch.
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Eating Thanksgiving dinner at the Rusty Pelican is definitely a Miami way of celebrating the holiday. Everything from the menu to the inside décor to the beautiful waterfront views scream South Florida elegance. And this year, instead of scarfing down chicken wings and yelling at the TV, why not enjoy dinner in style? Share the 3-Tiered Seafood Tower with friends or dig into their Tequila Marinated Organic Chicken. And don’t forget to pair your meal with something from their extensive drink menu!
The Capital Grille
444 Brickell Avenue
The Capital Grille is a great option when you want to go to a nice steakhouse and get quality food. Their downtown Miami location has plenty to choose from, so you won’t think twice about how Aunt Brenda’s casserole turned out. Try appetizers like lobster and crab cakes or the Pan-fried Calamari with hot cherry peppers. For dinner, keep it seasonal with their Butternut Squash Bisque if you want something light or go all in with their Double Cut Lamb Chops.
And while you’re at it, why not skip the trouble of hosting altogether? It’s okay to admit that family gatherings, although nice, can be crowded. Get a room at our nearby Brickell hotel, and leave the remote control fights to your cousins. We’re near the best bars and lounges in the area, so even if you succumb to a little FOMO, you can always invite your loved ones out for drinks on the town.
Now, that’s a Thanksgiving we can get behind.