Thanksgiving Dining with a Gulf View

Thanksgiving dining at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill includes Thanksgiving traditions and Caribbean-inspired dishes.
Thanksgiving dining at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill includes Thanksgiving traditions and Caribbean-inspired dishes.

Being on vacation means not having to cook (or clean up after!) Thanksgiving Dinner. Make your restaurant reservation now, so you can enjoy the sun, surf and sand while building up an appetite for the big meal.

Thanksgiving Dining on Fort Myers Beach

Charley’s Boat House Grill will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. and serve its regular menu along with a traditional Thanksgiving meal for $21 for adults or $16 for kids.
6241 Estero Blvd., 239-765-4700

Chloe’s signature holiday buffet will include broiled salmon with peanut sauce and volcanao glaze, chicken marsala, carving stations with roast turkey with gravy and roast top round with au jus, garrlic mashed potatoes, classic green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes, pecan stuffing, steamed vegetable medley, lobster bisque, mixed green salad with assorted toppings, peel and eat shrimp, Caesar salad, Florida fruit display, cranberry sauce, freshly baked breads and whipped butter, and a selection of holiday desserts. Served from 12:30 to 6:30 and features a knee-high kids buffet. Adults $35.95, children ages 4-10 $12.95, children 3 and younger free.
2000 Estero Blvd. (at DiamondHead Beach Resort), 239-765-0595

Island View Restaurant from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. offers a complete Thanksgiving dinner featuring Cambridge Bronze turkey and baked ham with honey glaze, slow-roasted Amish pan gravy, homemade sage stuffing, cranberries-and-pecan-crusted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, peel-and-eat shrimp, salads, soup, fruit, pumpkin cheesecake, New York-style cheesecake, and mini cannolis. Cost is $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for children under 12. Walk-ins welcome based on availability.
1400 Estero Blvd. (6th floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort), 239-463-3111

Top off your Thanksgiving dining with pie.
Top off your Thanksgiving dining with pie.

Nervous Nellie’s will present a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring turkey, sausage dressing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, breads and pumpkin-praline pie for $19.99. You can also select smoked ham, prime rib and seafood dishes.
1131 First St., 239-463-8077

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serve traditional Thanksgiving dinners along with Caribbean-inspired dishes.
2500 Main Street, 239-463-3257

Pete’s Time Out will open for breakfast but start serving Thanksgiving dinner and the full menu at 1 p.m. They will accept walk-ins and serve “until the crowd is gone.”
1005 Estero Blvd., 239-463-5900

Pinchers Beach Bar and Grill, behind the Wyndham Garden Hotel, will open its Tiki Bar on Thanksgiving. The regular menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 7 p.m.
6890 Estero Blvd., 239-463-2909

Thanksgiving Dining Near Fort Myers Beach

Angelina’s Ristorante will have a four-course prix fixe menu from 2 to 6 p.m. for $65. Entree choices include traditional turkey, veal marsala, black grouper, pork osso bucco and filet of beef.
24041 U.S. 41 S., 239-390-3187

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point puts out a seven-station buffet featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Adults $79, children 5-12 $38, children 4 and younger free.
5001 Coconut Road, 239-390-4219

Roy’s offers a Thanksgiving Dinner menu ($39.95) or Classic Prix Fixe Menu (starting at $49).
26831 South Bay Drive #100, 239-498-7697

Enjoy Thanksgiving dining al fresco at Pete's Time Out.
Enjoy Thanksgiving dining al fresco at Pete’s Time Out.

Thanksgiving Dining on the Water

Adventures in Paradise is offering a narrated Thanksgiving Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with complimentary pie, soft drinks & bottled water. Listen to tropical music and sightsee along the coastline. Cost is $29.

Judith, Ron and everyone at Sun Palace Vacation Homes thanks you for your business and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.