There is nothing quite like celebrating Thanksgiving in Venice FL. With beautiful beaches, pristine weather and the tranquility our area has to offer, Venice is an ideal location to be thankful for everything in our lives. However, many of us hate the thought of slaving over a stove all day long just to serve a meal and then clean up all of those pots and pans afterward! If you need another reason to find a place to dine out for Thanksgiving in Venice, think about this. After everything that has happened this year, our local restaurants need our support now more than ever.

Considering Dining out for Thanksgiving in Venice?

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In recent years, it has become more common for families to go out for Thanksgiving rather than cook themselves. There is something appealing about letting someone else prepare, cook, and clean up after such a large meal. It also allows every member of the family to be fully engaged in spending time together.

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Another alternative is to consider ordering a fully prepared meal to bring home and serve. Leave the cooking to the professionals while enjoying it in the comfort of your own home with your family. You can even use Instacart to deliver anything else you may need for your celebration like disposable plates, silverware, drinks, etc. The best part? Instacart can deliver things in under 2 hours usually, so any last-minute “OH NO!”, you can save the day with delivery!

What restaurants are open on Thanksgiving in Venice?

*Updated October 21, 2023*

Remember to call ahead to verify hours.
Reservations are HIGHLY recommended!
Currently — This list (unless otherwise indicated) is from 2022. Updated menus will be posted as they become available.

Cafe Venice

Cafe Venice Florida

101 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL
(941) 484-1855

Nestled in on Historic Venice Ave, Cafe Venice is offering Thanksgiving carryout meals and a limited dine-in menu featuring turkey and all your favorite side dishes from 12:00-6:30 PM on November 24th. Reservations are Required, so make sure to call early!

If you choose to pick up a Thanksgiving To Go package, choose from either a family style carved turkey for 2 for $55 or a whole 16/20 lb turkey that serves 6-8 for $165. This includes stuffing with gravy and cranberry sauce. Then a choice of 2 sides: mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, baked brie, butternut squash or green bean casserole. Extra sides are available at $6 each with the option for custom orders. In addition, limited delivery will be available from 11 am to 3 pm.

Need Dessert?

Cafe Venice is offering either a Whole Pumpkin Pie for $16 or a Whole Key Lime Pie for $18!

Venice Ale House

Known for it’s Greek Cuisine and expansive menu of craft beers, Venice Ale House is putting out an impressive menu for Thanksgiving. Call (941) 303-6906 to make your reservation. All dinners include a house salad, dessert and brewed iced tea for $28, with the exception of the lamb shank for $39.99 and a Kids Plate for $13. Choose from:

  • Traditional Turkey: served with all the trimmings. A mix of white and dark meat, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and cranberry sauce
  • Baked Pork Chops: smothered in mushroom sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • Greek Haddock: with shrimp, sauteed onion, Kalamata olives and capers in a white wine butter sauce, topped with feta and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  • Vegetarian Mousaka: A switch on traditional mousaka, layered potato and eggplant topped with bechamel sauce served with vegetables.
  • *Lamb Shank: Over 2 lbs of Roasted Lamb Shank served with choice of rice or potatoes with vegetables

Dessert Choices include Pumpkin Pie, Venice Ale House’s Famous Hummingbird Cake, Black Forest Cake, Strawberry Short Cake or Sugar Free Brownie.

Hotel Venezia

The information has been released about the delicious buffet that is being provided at Hotel Venezia for Thanksgiving 2023! For $38.95 per person, the buffet will be served from 12-5 PM and will include all the traditional fixings of a Thanksgiving feast.

  • Salad Station
  • Assorted Charcuterie Boards
  • Peel and Eat Shrimp
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Glazed Ham
  • Seafood Newburg
  • Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Homemade Stuffing
  • Baked Mac and Cheese
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
  • Fresh Roasted Vegetables
  • Homemade Rolls
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Assorted Dessert Station with ALL the Holiday Favorites

For more information and reservations call 941-308-7700.

Chaz 51 Steakhouse

Chaz 51 Steakhouse has grown significantly over the years. From a small hole in the wall on the outskirts of town to their new location in the heart of Bird Bay Plaza, it’s now an impressive location with upscale dining and an “After Dark” hot spot on Fridays and Saturday nights.

A three-course gourmet holiday menu with reservations available between 12:30-8:30 pm. The menu includes a first course of a House Salad, Caesar Salad or Italian Farro Vegetable. The main attraction is a traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, gravy and brandy cranberry sauce priced at $36 for adults and $16 for kids. Additional entrees available are the Filet Mignon either on it’s own or served as Blue Cheese Crusted, with Grilled Shrimp or with a 5 oz Lobster Tail, drawn butter and Charred Lemon, NY Strip with Peppercorn Brandy Cream, or Broiled Scottish Salmon. Prefer a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal? Try the Vegan Sizzling Naked Impossible Burger or a Grilled Vegetarian Dinner at varying costs between $28-$60. This all comes with one side of either Tumeric Roasted Vegetables, Baked Sweet Potato or Creamed Spinach and a dessert of either pumpkin pie ala mode or raspberry sorbet.

Chaz 51 is also offering a Complete Thanksgiving Family Feast To Go! You can order a complete Carryout Turkey Dinner for between 2-8 people (in increments of 2) for between $64-$250

Reservations fill up fast, so call early to grab your spot! Call 941-484-6200 or CLICK HERE

Flynn’s on Venice Ave

This year, Flynn’s will be serving a Thanksgiving menu from 12 pm to 7:30 PM. You can reserve your spot by calling 941 488 2200. The menu features appetizers for between $12-$17, soups and salads for between $6-$14 and dessert for $7. Entrees are between $29-$42 each:

Entrees Include.
  • Roast Turkey
  • Seared Scallops
  • Teriyaki Salmon
  • Filet
  • Garlic Lemon Chicken
  • Lamb Rack

All served with a variety of delicious side dishes. It’s an excellent choice for your Thanksgiving Dinner in Venice!

Venice Island Coffee (Open for Breakfast Thanksgiving Day)

Venice Island Coffee Breakfast Thanksgiving

Open for Breakfast from 8-11 and Offering a Traditional Turkey Meal from 11-2!

Other Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving:

  • 3 Bridges Brewing
  • Waterfrontoo
  • TJ Carneys
  • Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood House
  • Tikka Indian Cuisine
  • Pinchers
  • Deep Lagoon Seafood & Oyster House – Casey Key, FL

What Restaurants Offer Takeout for Thanksgiving in Venice?

Ristorante San Marco

Call to Reserve Your Thanksgiving Dinner 941-800-7280
Limited Availability, Must Preorder. All orders must be picked up between 9 am and 11 am on Thanksgiving Day.

San Marco Thanksgiving Feast: Serves 10-12 People – $299

  • Whole Roasted Turkey Breast
  • 1/2 Pan of Lasagna
  • 1/2 Pan Rigatoni Bolognaise
  • 1/2 Pan Shrimp Penne Pasta a la Vodka
  • 1/2 Pan Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/2 Pan Glazed Carrots
  • 1/2 Pan Cornbread Stuffing
  • Focaccia Bread
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Whole Apple Pie
  • 10 Pumpkin Cannoli

Cafe Evergreen

This Thanksgiving, let’s take a twist on traditions and flavors. Café Evergreen presents two mouthwatering feasts, each crafted with love and a dash of festive spirit! For the Plant-Based Pioneers: Dive into this Vegan Thanksgiving Feast! Picture this: a hearty vegan meatloaf, paired with creamy cauliflower mash, crisp green beans, all smothered in a unique apple gravy. A celebration of flavors that even non-vegans will adore!

Cafe Evergreen is also offering a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Imagine slow-roasted turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, vibrant green beans, classic stuffing, all topped off with rich, savory gravy. It’s like a warm hug from grandma’s kitchen! Thanksgiving Feasts are a steal at just $21 per person. But hey, just like the best seats at a parade, they’re limited and bound to be snapped up! Don’t miss out – place your order by Monday, November 20th. Your scrumptious feast will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, November 22nd. Just heat, serve, and bask in the glory of a stress-free Thanksgiving.

Ordering Made Easy: Hop over to, click on “See Menu & Order,” and let the magic unfold. Your tastebuds will thank you! Café Evergreen is more than a meal; it’s a celebration of community and good food.

Papa’s Meat Market

Papa’s offers fresh Amish turkeys anf Hams that you can reserve in advance with a deposit. They are available in a variety of size ranges for the whole bird or you can choose a bone-in turkey breast. They also have individual Thanksgiving dinners available.

Angelo’s Italian Market

GitChewSum BBQ

2022 “Heat-N-Serve” Thanksgiving Feast Menu Options!
Ordering Info:
Text: 941.915.2662

Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Feast Packages from 2022

Choose either a Smoked Turkey or a Glazed Spiral Ham for $176 or Sliced Beef Brisket for $291. Package includes your choice of 2 sides, dinner rolls, turkey gravy and a homemade cherry cheesecake.

Chef Mike SRQ

Chef Mike is a well known private chef in Sarasota. This year for Thanksgiving, he is offering Thanksgiving packages for pickup or delivery for an additional $50

Dessertedbysasha Cuban Cafe

This little business has been taking Sarasota by storm with her delicious Cuban food! She has a great menu available for Thanksgiving delivery (it will be delivered Wednesday). You must call or text (941) 777-0829 to preorder

  • Cuban Pumpkin Pie Flan
  • Cranberry Nut Zucchini Bread
  • Sweet Potato Brown Sugar Casserole
  • Buttery Home Made Southern Corn Bread with Cinnamon Butter Sauce
  • Tres Leches


This food truck offers coffee and desserts in our community, but they will have a special order menu for the holidays! Place your order by calling 310-770-6753 or by emailing

  • Cannoli – $55 per dozen
    • Parise Original, Chocolate Chip, NY Cheesecake, Limoncello, Sicilian, Pistachio
  • Italian Wedding Cookies – 24 for $33
    • Anisette
    • Lemon
    • White Iced
  • Biscotti – $18 per dozen
    • Lemon Iced
    • Chocolate Chip
    • Almond
    • Anisette
    • Plain
  • Sfogliatelle – $36 per dozen
  • Soft Pignolia Cookies – $45/lb

Other Restaurants That Offer Thanksgiving Carry Out:

  • Cafe Evergreen

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Looking for a Special Dessert for Thanksgiving?

While it may not be a full Thanksgiving meal, dessert on Thanksgiving can be just as important as the rest of the meal!

The Artic Alligator Creamery

The second location of A Better Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe, owned and operated by a local family raising their family in Englewood. Kevin and Sarah have a huge heart for the community and are often the first to jump in for fundraisers. They are also passionate about providing employment to other locals, many of which are teens looking for their first jobs. Now with their own production facility, they are offering the best ice cream in Florida! For Thanksgiving, they made an amazing pumpkin ice cream and are offering it as an ice cream pie! You can order right online and pick it up curbside!

Mandy’s Back Home Bakes

Celebrate the season of thankfulness with the sweet and savory treats from Mandy’s Back Home Bakes. Imagine a Thanksgiving table adorned with her mouth-watering pies, a fusion of traditional charm and creative zest. Choose your size: a grand 9-inch masterpiece for $20 or playful mini-bites (minimum of 6) at $15, with each additional mini-pie at just $2.50.

Savor the artistic touch in each pie, with options like a classic top crust, a whimsical decorative flourish, or a rustic Dutch crumb topping. Dive into a world of flavors where each pie is a story – vibrant Apple, luscious Cherry, tangy Raspberry, and the quintessential Pumpkin. Or, stir the pot of creativity and request your favorite flavor to add a personal twist to your Thanksgiving feast!

And let’s not forget Mandy’s Polish Sweet Rolls, freshly baked with love and a hint of nostalgia. Priced at a heartwarming $5 for half a dozen or $10 for a dozen, these subtly sweet rolls with a buttery glazed crust are not just a treat – they’re a warm embrace. Perfectly versatile, they transform into delightful slider buns for your leftover turkey sandwiches or wrap around a breakfast sausage for a cozy morning bite.

So, why wait? Add a sprinkle of Mandy’s magic to your holiday table and make this Thanksgiving not just a meal, but a memory to cherish!

Yoder’s Pies from Local Spot 941

Indulge in a slice of pure culinary ecstasy and experience the ultimate Thanksgiving treat with Yoder’s pies! Seize this moment and place your order no later than the morning of the 15th. This will ensure that the mesmerizing flavors you crave will be yours to savor.

Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey through the palette of autumn flavors as you peruse our impressive selection. Picture, if you will, the velvety smoothness of our classic Pumpkin pie, enveloping your taste buds with a swirl of warm spices and decadent creaminess. But wait! There’s more enchantment to be discovered. Sink your teeth into the Pecan pie, a symphony of nutty richness and sweet caramelized bliss. Each bite is a harmonious melody, reminding your senses of the true essence of the season. And let us not forget the irresistible charm of our Dutch Apple pie. Imagine the heavenly aroma of freshly baked apples and fragrant spices, encased in a sublime, buttery crust. The delicate balance of sweetness and tanginess will transport you to a realm of pure gustatory delight.

Ah, the price of such heavenly pleasures! For a mere $35.00 plus tax, you can indulge in a slice of pie perfection. It’s a small price to pay for the extraordinary experience that awaits you. Venture to our hallowed grounds at 2045 South Tamiami Trail in Venice, FL 34293, where the magic unfolds.

Dear pie enthusiasts, the time for hesitation has passed. Unleash your cravings and surrender to the unrivaled pleasure of Yoder’s pies. Don’t deny yourself the most sensational Thanksgiving experience imaginable. Place your preorder now, your taste buds will thank you.

Spelltacular Sweets

This amazing food truck has all some of the best baked sweets in the area. For Thanksgiving, they are putting out some incredible desserts that will be available to pick up at their home in North Port on November 23 between 2-6 pm. You must place your order by NOON on November 22 by calling 941-564-7964

  • Large Bundts – $40
  • Large Boozy Bundts – $45
  • Sweet Potato Pie – $30
  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake – $45
  • Dozen Cookies – $20
  • Dozen Brownies – $24

Scoops Ice Cream of Venice

Get ready to be thrilled because Scoops Venice Ice Cream has been rocking the Venice community for over a decade! Brace yourself for an electrifying range of seasonal ice cream flavors, including the mind-blowing Pumpkin, Egg Nog, Peppermint Twist, and Deep Dish Apple Pie. But wait, there’s more! You can transform any of these epic flavors into a delectable ice cream pie that’ll steal the show at your Thanksgiving feast. And don’t even get us started on the epic partnership with Caribbean Pie Co., where you can snag their legendary seasonal pies and classics. The best part? You can place your order online and pick it up right at our shop. Get ready for a flavor explosion like never before!

Preorder Pies & Ice Cream Cakes

What Chain Restaurants are open on Thanksgiving?

Chain restaurants are often underrated for their part in celebrating holidays. Of course, we want to support our small businesses and local mom and pop shops as much as possible. However, chain restaurants still employ the locals and still bring tremendous value to our little part of paradise.

Metro Diner

Metro Diner may be a chain restaurant, but it is run by a local family that lives right here in Venice. They are active in our community fundraisers and often host fun events like Chicken and Waffles Day for families to participate in.

Other Chain Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Include:

  • Bob Evans
  • Cracker Barrel

If you are looking for the experience of cooking a meal without any of the preparation, Publix also offers a Thanksgiving meal for pickup in their deli.

Looking to have Family Photos This Year?

We highly recommend Color in Chaos Photography! She offers adorable Fall Mini Sessions. She also is planning for some fun Grinch-Themed Christmas Photos at Urfer Family Park on November 11th. Time slots are 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00 and 5:30 and November 18th in the studio from 10-12:30.

fall mini photography sessions

Comment below and tell me all about your plans for Thanksgiving this year!

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  1. Will Metro Diner be offering thanksgiving dinner again this year?

    1. Yes!
      Preorder by Monday, 11/22 @ 7 pm EST.
      Place your order today:

  2. Thanks! The takeout menu w prices are current, right?

  3. Where can I pick up crispy duck on Thanksgiving Day?

    1. Just discovered that Rosebud’s will have Crispy Duck on their menu for Thanksgiving in 2022!

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