7 Great Miami Restaurants For Thanksgiving DinnerHow to absolutely not cook a thing this Thanksgiving.
Miami tends to celebrate its big holidays at home and in backyards, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great Thanksgiving dinner options for those who want nothing to do with their oven. This guide has some options from places we really like, both for dine-in and takeout on Thanksgiving day. Hopefully this frees up your family for the important things: trying to not get in relationship-ending screaming matches.
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If you are having a very big Thanksgiving dinner, then Blue Collar's takeout special might be what you're looking for. The MiMo restaurant has a package that feeds at least 12 and includes a turkey, brioche and sausage stuffing, shrimp and grits, mashed potatoes, and a lot of other Thanksgiving-appropriate dishes that sound very good (see the full menu on their Instagram). You have to place an order on their website by November 15 at 10pm though. So set a reminder.
The meal: Prix-fixe takeout meal for about 12 for $499 plus tax and 15% service charge.
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If you're just looking for someone to take care of sides and dessert (a.k.a. the best part of the meal) then take a look at Flour and Weirdough's online menu. The excellent Key Biscayne bakery has all kinds of pies, apple cider donuts, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and a couple savory things like chive biscuits with black garlic butter. There's also some flexibility in when you can come pick it up. You can grab your food on November 21, 22, or 23.
The meal: A la carte desserts and bread available for takeout.
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Krus Kitchen, a restaurant we are thankful for 365 days a year, would like to cook Thanksgiving dinner for you. This is not a dine-in thing. Krus' Thanksgiving takeout package will be available for pick up Thanksgiving morning until noon. It comes with smoked wahoo dip, brussels sprouts, cornbread, spiced brined turkey, smoked ribs, an apple crumble, and an optional wine pairing upgrade.
The meal: Prix-fixe takeout meal for four ($85 per additional person) with a $70 wine pairing upgrade.
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There's really no one better at smoking meats in Miami than Smoke & Dough, so it's a smart move to take advantage of their Thanksgiving takeout menu if you aren't confident in your ability to remove a 15-pound bird from a very hot oven. You can see the full menu on Smoke & Dough's Instagram, but some highlights include mofongo turkey, smoked turkey, cafecito rub brisket, hallaca, cornbread and croqueta stuffing, and smoked flan. We’ve had some of that, and can confirm it’s delicious. Call the restaurant (or its sister restaurant Empanada Harry's) directly to place the order.
The meal: A whole lot of delicious a la carte to-go options.
If your Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost more than $155 per person, and you’d rather spend that money at Cote, good news. You can do that. The Korean steakhouse is open on Thanksgiving day, offering a $155 per person prix-fixe menu. It's sort of a beefed-up version of Cote's butcher's feast tasting menu, except with some Thanksgiving exclusives like turkey mandoo, sticky rice stuffing, and pecan and pumpkin pie. This will almost certainly sell out, so jump on those reservations quick.
The meal: Prix-fixe menu for $155 per person.
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If you're interested in doing zero dishes while enjoying one of Miami's best waterfront views, Amara is open on Thanksgiving from 3pm to 9pm. There will be a special a la carte Thanksgiving menu replacing the usual seafood stuff. Options include turkey, cranberry chutney, mac and cheese, roasted butternut squash, pumpkin risotto, or a bone-in ribeye. And two very Miami options for dessert: apple pie empanadas or pumpkin flan. You’ll most definitely need a reservation though, and make it soon if you want one of those outdoor tables.
The meal: Thanksgiving-specific a la carte menu.
Here’s another great waterfront restaurant if you want to have Thanksgiving dinner outside while making eye contact with Biscayne Bay. La Mar will be open on Thanksgiving with a seasonal a la carte menu. The restaurant hasn’t actually announced any specific details on what that menu will be, but we’ve never had a bad meal here, so we have faith it’s worth keeping on your radar.
The meal: A seasonal a la carte menu, and that’s all we know so far.