Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, friends and — let’s be honest — food. Each year, a slew of local restaurants across Martin County offer delicious holiday dishes,. While some stick to the traditional classics, others put their own twist on seasonal favorites. But one thing’s for sure — they’re all sure to impress.
Here is just a sampling of some Martin County restaurants welcoming guests for Thanksgiving Day 2021.
This favorite in Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno has a Thanksgiving Day menu with seating times of 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Its Thanksgiving dinner option includes oven-roasted turkey or honey-glazed ham with old-fashioned mashed potatoes or candied yams with marshmallow topping, braised celery herb stuffing, sautéed green beans, buttered baby carrots, traditional pan gravy, cranberry compote and oven-baked rolls with creamy butter for $25. It also has an autumn crunch salad with fresh baby spinach, candied pecans, dried cranberried, feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette; and dessert of pumpkin pie or apple cobbler with whipped cream, all for $6.
4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart; 772-223-5048; piratescoveresort.com
Family-owned and operated Renato’s and Josephine’s Restaurant knows what makes Thanksgiving so special. Celebrate with their holiday Thanksgiving menu! They will feature a served buffet ($36 per person) with all of the classics, like butternut squash, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, assorted salads, stuffing, and more. The carving station includes prime rib of beef with au jus, baked ham with citrus glaze, and turkey with gravy. Guests can choose from four seatings throughout the day: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. Not trying to eat in? They will also be offering a take-out option.
3720 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Sewall’s Point; 772-219 – 9600; www.renatosandjosephines.com
Sailor’s Return is offering a Thanksgiving Day menu that includes roasted butternut squash soup garnished with sage crème fraiche and crispy pancetta for $4.95-$6.95; roasted tom turkey with chestnut-sage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, green beans, roasted glazed carrots and cranberry sauce for $39.95; scallop-pumpkin pasta with jumbo, pan-seared sea scallops with rigatoni, tossed in a creamy sage-pumpkin sauce with Italian sausage and asparagus, finished with fresh-grated nutmeg for $36.95; and pecan-crusted grouper, served with sweet potato mash, roasted Brussel sprouts, topped with maple-bourbon butter sauce for $39.95. Live music is 4-7 p.m. Reservations required.
625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; 772-872 – 7250; thesailorsreturn.com
This Palm City staple is open for Thanksgiving dinner for takeout at noon and dine-in serve at 2 p.m. The special, limited menu features a roast turkey dinner with dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy and cranberry for $23.99; carved ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $19.99; center-cut filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $38.99; broiled salmon with lemon-butter sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans for $29.99; all served with harvest salad, rolls with butter and dessert: apple or pumpkin pie. Children’s meals available. Call for reservations. Order takeout in advance.
2851 S.W. High Meadow Ave. Palm City; 772-220-3011; maneros.com
Looking for a vegan Thanksgiving meal? Fruits & Roots is taking orders to create your own plate with the following: seasoned and roasted parsnips, rainbow carrots, seared Brussel sprouts, garlic-herb mashed potatoes, gluten-free muffins, seasoned and roasted sweet yam mash with candied walnuts, field greens, roasted Portobello mushroom, red wine au jus, orange-and-sage cranberry sauce, mini berry cobbler with dairy-free vanilla ice cream or dairy-free New York-style cheesecake. All items are prepared al la carte and portioned for two. Order ahead of the holiday.
710 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart; 772-678-6627; fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com