If you’re looking for Thanksgiving buffets in Orlando you’ll find endless options at the theme parks, hotels, resorts and restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for 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 2019. Be sure to check back! We’re adding new restaurants and menu details all the time.
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, prime rib and stuffing, to an exciting stir-fry station, sushi, soups and chilled salads, there is something to please every palate. The emphasis here is on fresh flavours and top-quality ingredients. Chilled oysters, house-cured salmon, seasonal fruits, and house-made sauces are all on the menu. At the dessert station, the fun challenge is making a choice from the vast selection – pumpkin pie, apple strudel, ice cream with all the toppings – or a little bit of everything?
The Thanksgiving buffet at Rosen Plaza will be held on Thursday, November 28, 2019 from noon – 5pm. Prices are $46.95 for adults and $18.95 for children (ages 4-11). Kids aged 3 and under go free.
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. Seatings are at 2pm and 4pm – prices are $49.95 adults/$24.99 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. Delivery times are between 11am–7pm on Thanksgiving Day. A meal for 6-8 people costs $149.99.
Four Seasons Resort
Orlando’s Four Seasons Resort is offering a choice of dining options for Thanksgiving 2019. For a casual experience, opt for the Thanksgiving buffet at Ravello restaurant. Held from 2pm-8pm, this vast feast features not only a carving station with turkey, pork loin and prime rib, but also a variety of other food stations. There’s a Mediterranean station, a hot sides counter and an action station for DIY mac & cheese. Little ones are catered for too with an extensive kids buffet. And for dessert, there’s a variety of cakes and pastries, plus a s’more and hot chocolate station. Prices are $115 for adults/$45 for kids.
Alternatively, go high-end at Capa, the resort’s stylish steakhouse. In addition to the regular a la carte menu, Capa’s Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey with gravy, along with sides of truffle and rosemary stuffing, green beans with almonds, and house-made cranberry sauce. Dessert is chocolate and caramel cheesecake. Prices are $58 for adults/$29 for kids.
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, sage stuffing, garlic parmesan mash, almond-topped beans, onion gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Delivery is available for all guests staying at Encore Resort. Delivery windows are 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm and 5pm-6pm. Prices are $150 for a 6-person feast.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
The chefs at Universal’s Portofino Bay Hotel roll out an impressive spread for Thanksgiving. Expect regular Thanksgiving favorites as well as some extra speciality items that tie into the hotel’s theme. For Thanksgiving Day 2019, a huge Thanksgiving buffet will be served at Trattoria Del Porto from noon – 7pm. Expect choices like roast turkey, baked ham and garlic-crusted roast beef, plus all the trimmings. Along with the main carvery, there’ll be seafood, pasta, risotto, cold meats, cheeses and desserts. This fantastic buffet also includes family friendly entertainment such as character appearances, live music, face painting, a kids’ activity table and a ballon artist. Prices for 2019 start at $67 for adults and $25 for kids ages 3-9.
Hard Rock Hotel
A fantastic Thanksgiving Day buffet will be served all day long at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel. For an early start to the day, a Thanksgiving Day breakfast buffet will be hosted in the Avalon Ballroom from 7am – 11am. The lunch and dinner buffet will be held in The Kitchen restaurant from 11am – 10pm. Butter-roasted turkey, slow-roasted country ham, smoked New York strip loin, and Atlantic salmon are all on the menu, all served with a wide choice of sides. Other buffet items include soups, salads, cold meats, cheeses and desserts. There’s also a kid-friendly buffet packed with delights. Entertainment will include appearances from Universal Orlando characters, as well as magicians, balloon artists and face painting.
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Swan and Dolphin Resort
Choose from a variety of Thanksgiving buffets at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort. For family dining, Garden Grove restaurant is hosting an amazing 3-course feast complete with Disney character appearances. Starters are a choice of salad, squash soup or clam chowder, followed by mains of roasted turkey with homemade gravy, root beer-glazed ham with orange chutney, or ‘traditional’ green bean casserole. For little ones there’s a separate mini menu with a choice of chicken nuggets, turkey corndogs or mac & cheese. Prices are $48.99/$26.99.
Thanksgiving feasts are also being served at the resort’s Bluezoo, Il Mulino and Fresh restaurants. At Bluezoo you’ll find tasty offerings like roasted turkey roulade with cranberry jus and traditional sides. Over at Fresh it’s a Mediterranean inspired menu of meats, fish and salads, while at Il Mulino the Thanksgiving Day menu has an Italian twist. Prices are $40/$16 at Bluezoo, $39/$25 at Il Mulion and $44.99/$24.99 at Fresh.
Hotel guests and visitors alike are welcome at this Thanksgiving buffet at Seaworld’s Renaissance Hotel. Located in the Tradewinds restaurant, the buffet will feature a carving station and plenty of traditional Thanksgiving foods. There’ll be a wide choice of starters, mains and desserts for all. There’ll also be live entertainment, as well as Thanksgiving arts and crafts. The buffet will run from noon until 10pm with the last seating at 9pm.
This lively Disney Springs venue offers good fun along with fine Irish food every day of the year. For Thanksgiving 2019, the restaurant will add on an all-American dinner of butter-roasted turkey served with mashed potatoes, bacon-roasted sprouts, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce, and of course turkey gravy. Live Irish music and dancing will be on stage from late afternoon. Thanksgiving meals are $28/$14.
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.
The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn at Winter Park is serving up a huge chef-inspired feast this Thanksgiving. It will host two seatings of its annual Thanksgiving buffet. Reserve you spot for 1pm or 4pm and enjoy a bounty of seasonal foods. Look for pumpkin bread, butternut bisque, turkey with cranberry sauce, whipped potatoes, stuffing, almond-topped beans and bacon sprouts. Last but not least are the desserts – carrot cake, pumpkin pie and chocolate brownies to name a few. Prices are $69.99 adults/$29 per child. Children under 4 go free.
Gather with your friends and family at this Sand Lake Road restaurant for an amazing Thanksgiving Day feast. The special Thanksgiving dinner includes ‘never ever’ turkey (that’s turkey having no antibiotics) along with seasonal gravy, mash potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans, butternut squash and house-made cranberry relish. For dessert it’s mini pumpkin pies in shot glasses. Prices are $27.95 adults and $13.95 kids.
Thanksgiving dinners in Orlando don’t get much better than those offered at Fleming’s Steakhouse. The 3-course Thanksgiving feast includes classics like herb-roasted turkey breast and filet mignon served with all the trimmings. The venue also makes the day special for kids with its Thanksgiving children’s menu. Food is served from 11am, and prices start at $52/$22. The full dinner menu is also available.
Fogo de Chao
Located on International Drive, this Brazilian steakhouse is serving indulgent fire-roasted meats along with traditional Thanksgiving items. For something a little different, skip the turkey and try the dry-aged rib eye steak, the pan-seared salmon or the Chilean sea bass. Complimentary valet and self parking is available.
Eat drink and give thanks in an uber-cool setting at STK this Thanksgiving. The popular steakhouse is featuring a roasted turkey special with chestnut cornbread stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, ‘old-school’ gravy and cranberry orange chutney. The full STK menu will also 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.
Indulge in a Thanksgiving feast with an oriental twist at this eatery on Sand Lake Road. Load up on teriyaki-glazed turkey with sausage stuffing and an array of inventive sides, or opt for regular Roy’s classics like lobster bisque, signature sushi or grilled filet mignon. Finish off with a mouth-watering dessert – try the pineapple upside-down cake, hot chocolate soufflé or macadamia nut bread pudding.
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 resorts in Orlando are located close to Disney World and boast amazing facilities such as water parks, golf courses, kids’ clubs, restaurants and bars. At resorts 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 even offering Thanksgiving buffets and meal deliveries.
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 10% off stays between 22-27 October, 2019.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
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 25% off stays up until November 21, and 25% off stays between 3-18 December 2019.SEE THIS VILLA
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