Not everybody cooks or wants to go to relatives’ houses, so they leave it up to the chefs. Make a reservation right now if you plan to go out; many places have sold out certain times in advance.
Here are some area restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners. Prices shown do not include tax and tip; most do not include beverages.
PALM BEACH COUNTY:
Pistache, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach downtown; 561-833-5090: Three course meal with choices. $39 per adult; $19 for kids under 12.
E.R. Bradley’s Saloon: 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach downtown; 561-833-3520: Ham or turkey with all the fixings. $22 per adult and $12 for kids.
McCormick and Schmick’s, 651 Okeechobee Blvd., CityPlace, West Palm Beach, 561-655-6363: Three-course turkey dinner with trimmings. $22.95 per person.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 651 Okeechobee Blvd., CityPlace, West Palm Beach, 561-514-3544: Three-course turkey dinner, $34.95 per adult, $12 per child. Side dishes such as creamed spinach are available in family-sized portions for take-out for turkey dinner at home – or to go with leftovers.
Taverna Opa, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., CityPlace, West Palm Beach, 561-820-0002: Full Thanksgiving dinner prix fixe with all trimmings and a choice of Greek desserts. $27 per adult; $14 for kids under 12. Regular Greek ala carte menu available. Serving 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Office, 201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach downtown: 561-276-3600: Turducken stars on this menu served family style. $46 per adult; $23 per child 13 and under.
Vic & Angelo’s, 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-278-9570 and 4529 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens in the Commons, 561-630-9899: Ala carte Thanksgiving menu at both restaurants, along with regular Italian ala carte menu.
Cut 432, 432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-272-9898: Dinner hours (4-8) for the 3-course meal. Regular steakhouse menu available. $39 per person.
Bogart’s, 3200 Airport Road (in the Cinemark Movie Theater, premiere level), 561-544-3044: Eat dinner – and stay for a movie! For Thanksgiving Day, kids are allowed upstairs till 4 p.m. Three course dinner is $21.95.
III Forks Steakhouse, 200 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561-416-2185, and 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-3660: Four course Thanksgiving dinner, includes choice of turkey or chateaubriand. Ala carte menu also available. $42.95 adults, $14.95 kids under 12.
Darbster, 8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-586-2622: Vegetarian and vegan menus. $30 per adult; $20, kids under 12.
Palm Beach Steakhouse, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, 561-671-4333: Three-course Thanksgiving dinner, with a large list of selections including organic turkey. Includes glass of wine. $35 per person. Served 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Michelle Bernstein’s at the Omphoy, 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561-540-6450: Three-course meal served family style (all at table must order this dinner). $55 per adult; $25 kids 12 and under.
Four Seasons Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561-533-3742: Holiday dinner buffet. $100 per adult; $35, kids 5-12. (Dinner to-go: $250, feeds 6-8 people. Pick up at the hotel, 1-4 p.m.)
The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Dr., Palm Beach, 561-533-6000; Lavish buffet. $110 per adult; $40 kids 6-12. (Dinner to-go: $250, feeds 6-8 people. Pick up at hotel, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The Breakers, 1 Breakers Row, Palm Beach, 561-655-6611: Lavish buffet. Call for pricing.
IN BROWARD COUNTY:
Sublime, 1431 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-615-1431; Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. $49 per adult; $39 for kids.
Le Bistro, 4626 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954-946-9240; Three course dinner, with choice of turkey or lamb shank or cod. $29 per adult; $12 kids 12 and under
Finally, if your relatives are driving you to drink, go to Bar Louie on Gateway and Congress in Boynton Beach, where all drafts are $2 after 5 p.m. during their “Relative Relief” program.