40 Thanksgiving restaurants (and counting) open in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel

40 Thanksgiving restaurants (and counting) open in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel
Turkey sliders at White Castle, pumpkin pie at McDonalds or turkey sandwich at Arbys?
Tired of cleaning dishes and slaving away in the kitchen? Let these metro Atlanta restaurants do the cooking — and cleaning — this Thanksgiving. 

5Church Atlanta: The Midtown restaurant offers a three-course Thanksgiving menu with dishes including herbed cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup and smoked pork loin starting at noon, with a last seating at 7 p.m. Meals are $50 per adult and $20 for children 12 and under, with a $20 optional wine pairing available.

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Looking for Thanksgiving dinner out? Here are some places that will be open Turkey Day

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar. The Virginia-Highland restaurant’s Thanksgiving dinner, being served starting at 3:30 p.m., includes smoked turkey breast, braised pork shoulder, green bean casserole, roasted apple and sage dressing, sweet potato biscuits, pumpkin cheesecake and more. Meals are $30 for adults, $20 for young adults and $10 for kids under 10. 

This year, Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 22, which is as early as it can fall. So it may be kind of sneaking up on you, because, at this writing, thats a mere two weeks away.

If youre planning dinner out, its time to make reservations if you havent already, so heres our annual roundup of which restaurants are doing what, including a few that are getting the jump on Thanksgiving and some others that are offering to-go packages.

Information is still coming in, so well update accordingly. Prices below do not reflect tax or tip.

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The Sundance Square Plaza restaurant will serve Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Honey Glazed Ham Shank with cranberry compote, grits, pork shank and honey jus; Ultimate Turkey Sandwich with smoked turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy, and cranberry compote; and toasted pumpkin pancakes with toasted pepitas will be featured in addition to Bird Café brunch favorites and cocktail specials. 155 E. Fourth St. at Commerce St., downtown Fort Worth; 817-332-2473; www.birdinthe.net

The Fort Worth location will have a special holiday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. It will have all the usual Blue Mesa brunch buffet offerings, as well as a carving station with roast turkey and glazed ham, corncake stuffing, Harvest Salad, soups, cranberry-jalapeño relish, baked mac-n-cheese, pumpkin flan, pecan-walnut bars and more. $22 adults (champagne, mimosa, coffee, tea or soft drink included)/$7 children 6-11/free for children 5 and under. 612 Carroll St., Fort Worth, 817-332-6372, www.bluemesagrill.com

Humperdinks Arlington will open at 9 a.m., offering a Thanksgiving brunch with entrees such as chicken-and-waffles, steak and eggs, breakfast quesadillas and more. The $14.99 price also includes a choice of Hail Mary bloody Mary, a 9-ounce mimosa or a pint of beer. Beginning at 10 a.m., a Thanksgiving dinner will also be available, featuring oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, Kennebec mashed potatoes, sweet yams, green beans almondine, cranberry sauce, and pecan or pumpkin pie (meal is $21.99 adults/$11.99 children 6 to 12/kids 5 and under eat free). Limited regular menu and to-go Thanksgiving meals also available. 700 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, 817-640-8553, www.humperdinks.com; locations also on Greenville Avenue and Northwest Highway in Dallas

The French-inspired chain will serve a three-course turkey supper on Thanksgiving Day. The main course features roasted turkey, traditional gravy, cornbread stuffing, candied pecan sweet potatoes, whipped mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, apple orange cranberry relish and fresh baked carrot nut bread madeleines. The meal also includes your choice of starter (house salad, cup of soup or Caesar salad) and dessert (pumpkin pie or pecan pie). $18.99 adults, $8.99 children (includes drink). Mimis is also doing Thanksgiving to-go: Thanksgiving feast ($104.99; serves 8-10), Open regular hours. 5858 S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, 817-731-9644; 301 E. Interstate 20 Highway, Arlington, 817-466-3212, www.mimiscafe.com

The downtown Fort Worth hotel will have a Thanksgiving brunch with a huge buffet of Thanksgiving favorties and new classics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. Seating is available every half-hour. $68 adults/$35 children 6-12/free for children 5 and under. 1300 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817-350-4106, information and updatates available at @omnifortworth on Facebook..

The Design District gastropub (and older sibling of Fort Worths Bird Cafe) will serve Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22, with a featured turkey plate in addition to a la carte brunch offerings. The Moth Turkey Plate includes confit turkey breast with choice of three savory sides including sautéed Brussels sprouts, pumpkin tamales, whipped sweet potato, whipped potatoes, confit duck stuffing and more. Cost is $25 per person. Additional specials include spiced pumpkin soup with pepitas and Cedar River Ranchers Reserve Ribeye, as well as signature Moth favorites including Mother and Child Reunion (fried chicken breast and poached eggs) and the Badass Bacon Waffle. For additional information and to reserve a table, call 214-628-7900. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, www.mothinthe.net

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