3 Restaurants for a Thanksgiving Meal in Siesta Key

Thanksgiving in Siesta Key is a very special occasion. That’s because many of the area’s best restaurants are opening their doors to make your holiday trip as memorable as ever. 

Here are three Siesta Key restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day that you have to check out! They’re also great for Valentine’s Day. Each has a unique flavor (and that’s not just the food). All are perfectly shared with loved ones while staying at any Siesta Key beachfront rentals.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional turkey dinner, fall-inspired sides or a twist on the classics, these places have you covered. All the meals are presented fashionably, and of course with plenty of sides and desserts! 

Make sure to call ahead and check with the restaurants. These are some of the most sought-after Thanksgiving meals in the Siesta Key area, so reservations are recommended.

table full of food and wine glasses

Columbia Restaurant

This family-owned restaurant is a long-time player in the field of eating out for Thanksgiving dinner. Conveniently located on 411 St. Armands Circle, it’s a stone’s throw away from Siesta Key.

Columbia’s time-honored tradition serves up a three-course turkey dinner with a strong Spanish twist. Indulge in some tapas with lots of fresh Florida seafood. The turkey main comes with generous sausage, ground beef, and chicken liver stuffing. The meal includes the famous 1905 salad with crispy lettuce, fresh veggies, and olives, baked ham, and cheese, topped with garlic-infused vinaigrette.

The restaurant is open all day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can even grab a patio seat and enjoy the fabulous Siesta Key Gulf Coast view. Take your time and bask in the sunset and autumn breeze while enjoying your meal. Reserve a spot today by calling 941-388-3987.

Der Dutchman 

Located on 3713 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, it’s just a few minutes driving inland from Siesta Key. Plan to come early as they are open from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. 

This Mennonite-inspired eatery and bakery is unique to the region. For Thanksgiving, you’ll find a fully loaded buffet with the classic turkey dinner, as well as ham and roast beef, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. A wealth of salads, sides and other seasonal fixings pepper the buffet offerings as well. Also make sure to take a good look at all the desserts. Literally, dozens of fresh pies and cakes are baked fresh on-site!

On top of these options, you can order a ready-made take-out package as well. It’s perfect if you want to take your food home to enjoy in a more intimate setting or save some leftovers from your hearty holiday meal. In this case, you really can have your cake and eat it too! Make reservations or order take-out ahead by calling 941-955-8007.

Plated roast turkey and a side
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Euphemia Haye 

A little farther afield, Euphemia Haye sits tucked away in the greenery of Longboat Key, to the north of Siesta Key. Located on 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, this little gem is well worth your trip. You can reach them at 941-383-3633.

Take your Thanksgiving meal to the next level with this renowned fine dining establishment. This three-course special begins with a choice of creamy pumpkin bisque or fresh cranberry salad. Mains include turkey or duck roasted to tenderness with mouth-watering glazing and carefully selected herbs and spices.

If you aren’t feeling birds, you can explore their standard menu options. These include delicious pasta, juicy steaks, and fresh seafood. Whatever you choose, leave room for dessert! 

Plan Your Next Visit

After your holiday meal, take a moment to bike around the beach. Or you could take a leisurely stroll along the beach after dinner and slip straight into your ground floor condo whenever you’re ready to pack it in for the night. Book your next trip today!

Staying in Siesta Key

There you have it: Thanksgiving is perhaps the most delicious time to be in Siesta Key! 

While you’re in the area, you may want to plan some more things to do in Siesta Key to continue the Thanksgiving fun leading up to dinner. For a festive night on the town, you can’t miss the annual Turkey Trot Pub Crawl. Enjoy a wide range of drinks with great company in the relaxed setting of Siesta Key’s local staples. 

The 2019 Pub Crawl starts on Wednesday, November 27 at 9 p.m. and goes until all the bars close. All the bars are within walking distance of Siesta Village.

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