If you’re looking for Thanksgiving buffets in Orlando you’ll find endless options at the theme parks, resorts and restaurants – plus plenty of great places to stay!
Whether you’re after a lavish dinner or a casual buffet for the whole family, you’ll find delicious Thanksgiving feasts being served all across the city. We won’t bore you by listing them all, but here’s a look at some of the very best eats being offered in Orlando for Thanksgiving 2020.
Dine with peace of mind thanks to enhanced health and cleanliness protocols at the resorts, restaurants and hotels. And keep checking back – this page will be updated with information about Thanksgiving 2020 as and when it becomes available.
Check out the whole list or jump straight to the area you’re interested in using the menu below. To help you plan, we’ve also included a round-up of great places to stay while you’re in town.
Resorts & Hotels
This Thanksgiving, let the talented chefs at International Drive’s Rosen Plaza take care of the cooking. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the hotel’s lavish Thanksgiving Day buffet features a cornucopia of delights.
From traditional offerings like roast turkey and pork, to an exciting chilled station, pasta station and desserts, there is something to please every palate. At The fun challenge is making a choice from the vast selection of desserts – pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, ice cream with all the toppings – or a little bit of everything?
The Thanksgiving buffet at Rosen Plaza will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 from noon – 5pm. Prices are $39.95 for adults and $18.95 for children (ages 4-11). Kids aged 3 and under go free.
Guests can make the most of free parking, plus a photo booth from 11.30 – 5pm.
Located just a few miles from Disney World, Reunion Resort goes all out for Thanksgiving. This year, the resort is hosting its annual Grande Thanksgiving Feast packed with holiday favorites including turkey with all the fixings. Taking place in the ballroom at the on-site hotel, the buffet also features live music, and crafts and games for the kids.
If you’re staying at Reunion Resort there’s also the option of ordering Thanksgiving meals to-go. Enjoy the holiday from the comfort of your vacation home and let the resort take care of the Thanksgiving preparations. Each to-go meal includes full portions of turkey with all the trimmings for you and your guests.
Four Seasons Resort
Orlando’s Four Seasons Resort is yet to unveil its Thanksgiving offerings for 2020 but here’s a look at what was on offer last year.
For a casual experience, the Thanksgiving buffet was held at Ravello restaurant from 2pm-8pm, this vast feast featured not only a carving station with turkey, pork loin and prime rib, but also a variety of other food stations. There was also a Mediterranean station, a hot sides counter and an action station for DIY mac & cheese. Little ones were catered for too with an extensive kids buffet.
Alternatively, guests could go high-end at Capa, the resort’s stylish steakhouse. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, Capa’s Thanksgiving dinner included turkey with gravy, along with sides of truffle and rosemary stuffing, green beans with almonds, and house-made cranberry sauce.
Check directly with the hotel for updated details.
Encore Resort at Reunion
Also offering Thanksgiving buffet delivery is Encore Resort at Reunion. Delivered straight to your villa, fresh and ready to enjoy, dinners include roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, garlic parmesan mash, seasonal veg, onion gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Delivery is available for all guests staying at Encore Resort.
Deliveries will take place on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Prices are $175 for a 6-person feast.
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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
The chefs at Universal’s Portofino Bay Hotel rolled out an impressive spread for Thanksgiving last year. The menus haven’t been updated for 2020 but if it’s anything like before then expect regular Thanksgiving favorites as well as some extra speciality items that tie into the hotel’s theme. For Thanksgiving Day last year, a Thanksgiving buffet was served at Trattoria Del Porto from noon – 7pm.
This lively Disney Springs venue offers good fun along with fine Irish food every day of the year. For Thanksgiving 2020, head on down for a twist on traditional with options like slow roasted baby back ribs, chicken pie, pork hash and a selections of tasty salads and sides. You can wash it down with specialty libations such as the Dublin Donkey cocktail, or imported draughts like Guinness Irish Stout.
Wine Bar George
This two-level wine bar serves delicious food and wine meant for sharing and pairing. Snack on small plates, feast family-style, or hang out over late-night bites. And to accompany the food, there’s a choice of over 140 wines available by the glass, bottle or ounce. For Thanksgiving, Wine Bar George will serve its regular menu along with a traditional Thanksgiving plate of turkey and all the fixings. If you just fancy some pumpkin pie, you can grab a slice to eat in or take out.
For thanksgiving 2020, guests can enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner to enjoy at home. Thanksgiving dinner boxes are only available for pick up on Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday November 25, 2020. Each box serves 4-6 people and includes a choice of salads, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a choice of desserts including pumpkin pie, turtle cheesecake and raspberry chocolate chip cannoli.
You can make your reservation online or by calling (407) 354-5212.
Fogo de Chao
At Brazilian-inspired restaurant Fogo, you can bring the experience to you with a choice of food packages available for delivery. The Classic Package is available for a minimum of 10 people and costs $22 per person. It includes your choice of market table salads, 2 styles of fire-roasted meats, 1 choice of sides and special relish trays. The Premium Package is recommended for larger groups and includes extra salads, meats and sides for $28 per person.
Eat, drink and give thanks in an uber-cool setting at STK this Thanksgiving. The full STK menu will be offered – it’s mainly steaks with signature sides like parmesan truffle fries, lobster mac & cheese, and sweet corn pudding. Try the house cocktails too, they’re delicious! The holiday vibes are enhanced by live DJ music in the evening.
Where to stay for Thanksgiving in Orlando
If you’re spending thanksgiving in Orlando you’ll find some fantastic places to stay at great prices. Many homes are available with discounts of up to 25% off and are located in top resorts with water parks, golf courses, kids’ clubs, restaurants and bars. At places like Reunion Resort and Champions Gate you’ll have access to championship golf courses, while at Encore Resort you’ll benefit from free transfers to the theme parks.
What’s more, some resorts are offering Thanksgiving buffets and meal deliveries – or even a private chef who can come to your villa and cater for you and your guests!
Champions Gate 188
This 5-bedroom villa in Champions Gate Resort is the perfect place to stay this Thanksgiving. Located just a short drive from Disney World , the resort offers access to championship golf courses, a spa, numerous pools, a water park, a cinema, gaming arcades and a wide variety of restaurants.
Inside highlights include spacious open-plan living areas, themed kids’ bedrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. While outside has a private plunge pool and a sunny patio with an alfresco dining area.
You can cook up a storm for Thanksgiving, or head out to explore the myriad local restaurants – there’s Trevi’s for Italian, David’s Bar for casual bites and sports, and Zen for delicious Asian cuisine – to name just a few!
This home currently has 15% off stays up until December 17, 2020.SEE THIS VILLA
Reunion Resort 667
Book a stay at this kid-friendly villa and enjoy quirky themed rooms, spacious living areas and a large private pool.
You can soak up the sun on your private sun terrace or head out and explore the resort’s water park, golf courses, communal pools, restaurants, biking trails, fitness center and more.
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Reunion Resort 9000
Gather your family and friends together! This stunning 12 bedroom mansion has enough space for up to 33 guests!
Located just a few miles from Disney, it has a huge sun terrace with a private pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounge and gazebo. Inside, you’ll find other perks like an amazing game room, a home theater and cool themed bedrooms.
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With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and more than 3,000 sq ft of living space, this Orlando villa is the perfect choice for a family vacation. Kids will love the themed rooms, fun game room and large private pool, and the whole family can enjoy access to ChampionsGate’s first-class amenities including a huge pool, a splash park, fitness center, sports courts, gaming arcade, movie theater and golf courses.
Reunion Resort 10000
The huge dining room at this Reunion Resort villa is the perfect place to entertain this Thanksgiving. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a hotel, rather than in a private self-contained vacation home.
If you’d rather skip the cooking there are a number of options. Head out to Reunion’s Grande Thanksgiving Feast, held in the ballroom at the on-site hotel, or dine in the comfort of your villa using the resort’s handy Thanksgiving delivery service. Alternatively, hire a private chef who will come to your villa and cook a gourmet Thanksgiving feast for you and your guests.
When you’re done with dining, you can stay entertained in the game room which has its own bowling alley, or work off you meal in the fully-equipped gym. This incredible home also boasts a movie theater, a huge outdoor pool, indoor sports courts and an in-villa spa with a sauna, steam room and heated loungers.
This home has 15% off stays from now until December 15, 2020.SEE THIS VILLA
Encore Resort 637
This Thanksgiving, cook up a storm and dine in style at this luxury villa in Encore Resort. Jam packed with amazing amenities, this family friendly vacation home is the perfect place to spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest.
Not only does the home have 12 luxury bedrooms with space for up to 24 guests, it also offers stylish living areas, a plush home theater and an exciting game room packed with fun activities. Outside, there’s a private swimming pool with a spillover tub, plus an alfresco dining area and lots of luxury sun-loungers.
Encore Resort is also offering a Thanksgiving meal delivery service. Guests also get access to the extensive resort facilities as well as complimentary transfers to the theme parks.SEE THIS VILLA
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