Some Different Ideas If You’re Not Sure About Thanksgiving

By Dylan Bailey

If you’re planning to eat out for Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, here are some restaurants you might want to consider. Each offers a unique menu that caters to different tastes and preferences. From traditional turkey dinners to more adventurous options, these restaurants ensure a memorable Thanksgiving.

Two classics:

Island BBQ

Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving Day spread featuring turkey, cornbread stuffing, and all the trimmings! It’s just $18 per individual. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1925 S. 14th St.

Sandbar Amelia Island

The Sandbar is set to serve a unique Thanksgiving Day feast featuring dishes such as roasted turkey, glazed ham, and prime rib with au jus, accompanied by a variety of side dishes. $59.99 for individuals aged 13 and above, and $29.99 for children aged 6-12. Reservations can be made by calling 904-310-3648. Available seating times are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. 2910 Atlantic Ave.

Options at the Omni Amelia Island Resort

Mellow Yellow and Natural Slice

Swing by for a delightful combination of pizza and frozen yogurt or opt for a takeaway! Savor your preferred pizza along with a selection of four unique frozen yogurts for just $39. Available from 5 to 9 p.m. at 75 Amelia Village Circle.

Oceanside at Omni Amelia Island Resort

Experience either ‘Dina Prime Rib or Thanksgiving Turkey at Port. For $54 per person, you can indulge in prime rib, crispy shrimp, salt-roasted potato, and roasted root vegetables. Alternatively, the unique southern saltwater turkey is served with creamy mashed potatoes and bacon-oyster stuffing for $44 per person. It’s recommended you make a reservation, and if you’re not a guest at the resort you can make a reservation here. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. 53 Beach Lagoon Rd.

Falcon’s Nest at Omni Amelia Island Resort

Here comes the Wood Smoker Special – a smoked turkey sandwich accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes, tender Brussels, and Chef Earnest’s signature cranberry sauce. Priced at $22 per person, available from 5 to 10 p.m. 36 Amelia Village Circle.

Options at the Ritz-Carlton

Thanksgiving Grand Feast

Ritz-Carlton chefs, in their unique style, are set to make your Thanksgiving memorable with a lavish display of holiday classics and all the fixings. Relish an infinite selection of sinful desserts while kids indulge in fun-filled crafts and games. The event is priced at $155 for guests aged 10 and above, and $79 for children between the ages of 4 and 9. The service charge is included, but taxes are separate. For those above 21, an additional beverage package is available at $65 per person. Tickets can be booked here. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway.

Coast Thanksgiving Buffet

Coast is set to offer a Southern-styled Thanksgiving buffet, featuring its popular menu items and traditional dishes. The buffet will be masterfully curated by Chef Victor Hugo Salgo and will include a seafood station, holiday staples, and an array of beloved holiday desserts. The buffet is priced at $155 for guests aged 10 and above, and $79 for children aged 4-9, with a 20% service charge already incorporated. Reservations can be made here. The event will run from 12 to 8 p.m., at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway.

Thanksgiving in Salt

Chef Okan Kizilbayir has prepared a four-course fixed-price Thanksgiving menu that showcases the finest from both land and sea. Pricing is set at $200 for individuals aged 10 and up, and $95 for kids aged 4 to 9. Please note that taxes and service charges are excluded. You might consider enhancing your dining experience with handpicked wines for an additional $110 per person. Unfortunately, no a la carte menu is available and there’s a 72-hour cancellation policy. Reservations can be made here. Open from 5 to 9 p.m., located at 4750 Amelia Island Parkway.

No shortage of good food

Whether you’re a fan of a traditional Thanksgiving feast or fancy something a bit different, there’s no shortage of options. I hope this curated selection gives you at least one interesting idea to think about. But you could Google ‘Thanksgiving dining near me’ and find something delicious on Amelia Island. After all, it’s Amelia Island.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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