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Where to get Thanksgiving dinner in Lakeland, FL

Here’s a list of local restaurants open on Thanksgiving.

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Looking to celebrate the day of thanks without the hassle of prepping a meal? Don’t quit Thanksgiving cold turkey — we’ve got you covered with where to dine in + carry out for Thanksgiving dinner.

We are falling for these local options for mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. What could be butter? (Sorry, are our puns too corny?) 🌽

Where to dine-in

La Imperial Bakery, 830 E Main St. | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving-themed menu featuring classic favorites, such as homemade gravy served over turkey, paired with Spanish-style arroz con gandules. You can also pre-order a Thanksgiving package for takeout.

The Terrace Grille, 329 E. Main St. | 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Head downtown to The Terrace Hotel for Thanksgiving this year, and enjoy a buffet-style dining experience for $120 per adult or $49 per child (12 and under). Dinner here is reservation only, so be sure to give The Terrace a call at (863) 603-5420 to reserve your spot.

Harborside, 2435 7th St. SW, Winter Haven | 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy Harborside’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, full of Turkey Day classics. Guests may order from the standard three-course Thanksgiving menu at $45 per person or choose off the A La Carte menu. Call in advance to make reservations.

Cracker Barrel, 4343 Lakeland Park Dr. | 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Stay warm by the open fireplace and dive into a delicious turkey dinner featuring Southern-style favorites, like sweet potato casserole and mac n cheese.

Where to carry out

Nutwood, 132 Ave. B SW, Winter Haven | Place orders by Fri., Nov. 18
Pick up Thanksgiving dinner from Nutwood this year for a fresh farm-to-table meal on Wed., Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 24 from 9-11 a.m.

Publix, locations vary | Orders must be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 22
Publix has a fully cooked turkey dinner for you and 14-18 other people just put it in your oven and it’s ready to go. This meal includes a turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, marshmallow delight, and cranberry-orange relish and costs between $55-$100.

Fred’s Market, 2120 Harden Blvd. | Place orders by Wed., Nov. 16
Skip the cooking and pick up a Fred’s Family Holiday Feast on Nov. 23 by 8 p.m. A standard order costs $119 and feeds about 8 people, but add-ons are also available if you’re hankering for more. You can view the menu here.

🚨 Update: Sold out.

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