It’s the holiday season, and there are a ton of exciting happenings in Disney World!
The Very Merriest After Hours event has kicked off at Magic Kingdom and the parks are decked out from top to bottom in seasonal decor. It may feel like Disney World is skipping right over Thanksgiving, but don’t worry! If you’re heading to the parks during Thanksgiving week, there will be plenty of places to grab a traditional meal.
Note: we’ll try to be as exhaustive as possible but many locations will announce Thanksgiving specials in the last days leading up to the holiday. We’ll update this list as new locations are revealed!
Liberty Tree Tavern
Let’s start with the obvious pick — Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom! This restaurant serves up traditional Thanksgiving fare all year round in Disney World, and it’s a go-to for many guests during the holiday season. Plus, it’s all-you-care-to-enjoy, so it’ll be just like you’re stuffing yourself at grandma’s table!
On the menu, you’ll find options like roast turkey breast, pot roast, oven-roasted pork, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, herb stuffing, and mac & cheese for $39 for adults and $21 for kids. Don’t worry, they’ve also got some options for plant-based eaters! And for dessert, you definitely won’t want to miss out on that Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake.
And next door to the Liberty Tree Tavern, you’ll find a nearly identical feast at Diamond Horseshoe! While it’s on the menu under a different name, the All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Frontier Feast is virtually the same offering as what we just listed for the same price.
The good news is that this opens up multiple options for those heading to Magic Kingdom. Hopefully, that’ll make it easier to snag those reservations!
Over at Garden Grill in EPCOT, you can enjoy a character meal with Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale throughout the year. The menu here is primarily focused on comfort food, so it features some traditional Thanksgiving items as well!
The family-style feast comes with a salad, grilled beef, and a berry shortcake for dessert, but you’ll also get some Thanksgiving eats alongside those items. Sliced Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy, Macaroni & Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables, and Creamy Mashed Potatoes will all be brought to your table as well. The price point is $55 for adults and $36 for kids.
Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood & Vine is currently offering Minnie’s Holiday Dine for lunch and dinner, where you can meet Minnie Mouse and her friends dressed in their holiday best. As part of the menu for this meal, adults can choose an entree and a dessert, and some of the options are very fitting for the season.
On the prix fixe adults menu, you can order a Carved Herb-roasted Turkey Breast that comes with Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Sautéed Green Beans, Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Orange Relish on the side. That sounds exactly like Thanksgiving dinner to us! This feast is $55 for adults and $36 for kids.
At Satu’li Canteen on Thanksgiving day, you’ll be able to get a special menu item in addition to the typical list! This new option is the Thanksgiving Bowl, and it’s made for those who don’t want to skip eating turkey, no matter where they’re at.
The Thanksgiving Bowl comes with cornbread stuffing, sliced roasted turkey, cranberry boba pearls, gravy, and slaw. Sounds like an efficient way to get all the major Thanksgiving ingredients into one dish! The bowls here are traditionally around $13-$17 for adults or around $8 for kids.
At Restaurantosaurus, you’ll be able to snag something special on November 25th in addition to the burgers and fries that are usually served here. For one day only, try out the Open-Faced Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich.
It’s served on grilled multigrain bread with roasted garlic mayonnaise, cornbread stuffing waffle, sliced smoked turkey breast, herb gravy, cranberry sauce, and a fried sage leaf. WOW! (Should we re-create this sandwich at home?! Because that actually sounds pretty amazing!) The price for this hearty sandwich isn’t listed yet, but entrees here usually run between $10-$13.
Nearby at Tiffins, you’ll also find an exclusive menu item only available for one day. Tiffins is usually known for their more adventurous menu, so they’ve given the traditional Thanksgiving Plate a bit of a unique twist. It starts with a turkey roulade and on the side, you’ll have fine-herb whipped potatoes, maple-glazed carrots, sweet potato pave, and wild mushrooms.
The plate also comes with green bean casserole, cornbread dressing, cranberry gel, and turkey gravy. A full Thanksgiving feast, that’s probably not how you’ve experienced it before!
Tusker House Restaurant
And then if you’re hoping for a Thanksgiving meal with a little character, head over to Tusker House. Here, you’ll get the traditional feast combined with a character meal where you can say hello to Donald Duck and friends all dressed up in their safari gear!
On November 25th, you’ll be able to order the Thanksgiving Dinner. It comes with spit-roasted turkey, turkey gravy, mashed red potatoes, and focaccia bread dressing along with seasonal vegetables, pork loin, flank steak, and an assortment of desserts. If you’re not completely stuffed when you leave dinner there, then we don’t know what to tell you!
The Holiday Turkey Burger is served here from now through December 1st, and it’s made with a turkey patty, butternut squash risotto cake, bacon-cranberry jam, lettuce, and tomato. This is a returning favorite each year, and you’ll have more than just one day to check it out!
The Daily Poutine
This poutine comes topped with turkey, brown gravy, cranberry chutney, and cheese curds. Can you really go wrong with that combination on top of french fries? Come on!
On November 25th, those who visit Enzo’s Hideaway will have the chance to order some special Italian items with a Thanksgiving twist. For an appetizer, you can test out the Frittelle di Zucca (Pumpkin ricotta fritters) or order the Autumn Spiced Panna Cotta for dessert.
The featured entree will be the Porchetta di Tacchino with heritage Turkey breast, crispy pancetta, brussels sprouts, polenta “dressing,” and butternut squash. Doesn’t that sound benissimo?!
And at Raglan Road, you’ll get to try an Irish take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. On November 25th, you can order a Thanksgiving dinner for $35 for adults and $17.50 for kids 9 and under.
This meal comes with Butter & Herb Roast Turkey, Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Duck Fat Roasties, Honey Glazed Carrots, Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts, Sausage Meat & Walnut Stuffing, and Red Wine Jus with Cranberry Sauce. It’ll be served all day long, and as usual, you can enjoy the Irish music and dance entertainment while you dine!
The Edison will also be offering some Thanksgiving specials, including a Traditional Turkey Dinner for $40. It’s served with oven-roasted turkey, garlic herb mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
A kids’ meal version of the turkey dinner will also be available, as well as a special beverage, the Squash the Rumors. The drink is made with Malibu coconut rum, curried butternut squash cream, house-made falernum, brown sugar, ginger, clove, and nutmeg, all for $19.
Another spot serving up some Thanksgiving specials is STK, except these will be available from November 25th-28th. Here, you can order the Roasted Free Range Turkey for $59, which comes with cornbread and sage stuffing, shallot and thyme confit thighs, sauteed green beans, a maple-baked sweet potato, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, classic gravy, and cranberry-orange chutney.
You can also try their Spiced Pumpkin Pie for $12 per slice, or order the Takeout Package for two, which is $119 and includes a slice of the pie. Pre-orders for the takeout special began November 15th.
City Works Eatery & Pour House
On November 25th (Thanksgiving Day), City Works is offering a Thanksgiving Feast. It’ll include herb-roasted turkey and “classic holiday sides, along with decadent desserts.” Some of the sides include creamy mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon lardons, and corn casserole.
So head on down if you want all the deliciousness of this holiday with none of the after-party clean-up!
Disney Resort Hotels
All-Star Food Courts
At the All-Star Resorts, head to the food courts on November 25th to order the special Thanksgiving Dinner! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry relish with your choice of apple or pumpkin tart are all included in the feast.
This could be perfect if you’re planning a chill day at your resort or want to avoid the hustle and bustle of eating in the parks. Even if you’re without a dining reservation, you can still stop here and pick this up on the go!
If you’d like to have a fancy dinner on Thanksgiving, make sure to stop by Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort. Here, you can order the Black Heritage Turkey on November 25th.
This meal will come served with sous vide turkey breast, turkey leg roulade, sourdough stuffing torchon, sweet potato casserole with spiced marshmallows, potato purée, roasted gravy, cranberry marmalade, haricot vert amandine, and roasted rainbow carrots. This ain’t your grandma’s Thanksgiving meal and you definitely won’t leave there hungry!
The Turkey Roulade will be available for one day only, served alongside Magdalena dressing, pomme purée, glazed carrots, Brussel sprouts, cranberry relish, and turkey gravy. Can anyone say muy delicioso?
Trattoria Al Forno
At Trattoria Al Forno on Disney’s Boardwalk, you can order the Thanksgiving Sage & Thyme Oven-Roasted Turkey on November 25th. It comes with cornbread and sausage stuffing, sour cream-mashed Yukon gold potatoes, green beans and rainbow carrots with herb butter, cranberry citrus compote, pan gravy, and Parker House Rolls.
The regular menu has traditional Italian fare, and that will be available as well for those who want to avoid the “turkey on Thanksgiving” trope.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill
Another option at Coronado Springs is to hit the Three Bridges Bar & Grill. This popular spot will be offering Turkey “a la Plancha” on Thanksgiving day only.
This menu item is plancha-seared turkey breast, aged sherry-sage gravy, cranberry-apple chutney, and scallion biscuit with a choice of two sides: pomme purée, sweet potato gratin, elote, roasted cauliflower, Magdalena dressing, or Brussel sprouts.
P&J’s Southern Takeout
If you’re staying at Fort Wilderness this holiday season, you can pick up a special seasonal meal at P&J’s Southern Takeout. There are Holiday Turkey Dinners for both adults and children, each served with House-smoked Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, and a side of Cranberry Sauce.
If you want something more casual, try out the Turkey Gobbler for $11.99. It’s House-smoked Turkey Breast on a Tuscan Roll with Cornbread Stuffing, Gravy, and Orange-Cranberry Sauce with a side of French Fries.
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be serving A Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day — November 25th. The 3-course meal will include a crisp house salad, the Thanksgiving Skillet (featuring all-you-care-to-enjoy oak-smoked turkey and barbeque), and their Seasonal Dessert Sampler.
On Thanksgiving Day, Whispering Canyon’s usual breakfast menu will be served from 7:30AM to 11AM and the holiday meal will be available from noon until 10PM. The regular lunch and dinner a la carte menus will be unavailable throughout the day, so be aware of that before you make a reservation! The holiday meal is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity for adults and $27 per person, plus tax and gratuity for kids.
Beach Club Marketplace
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, you can head to Beach Club Marketplace to grab a family Thanksgiving meal! Keep in mind that you must order by 2PM on Wednesday 24th, 2021.
For $79.99, you’ll get Oven-roasted Turkey Breast with Traditional Fixings, House Salad, Parker House Rolls, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables, and Pumpkin Pie! Each option is also available purchase separately.
What You Need to Know
What Happened in Years Past
In past years, we’ve found that many of Disney’s World’s table service restaurants will offer at least some form of turkey on Thanksgiving day, even if they don’t announce it ahead of time. Last year, we saw turkey-based options at Whispering Canyon, Kona Cafe, Wine Bar George, Sunshine Seasons, and many counter service spots at the Resort hotels.
Disney may release more information on these offerings ahead of time, but if they don’t, just make sure to ask when you arrive at the restaurant about any specials on November 25th. You might be surprised by what’s offered!
Another thing that’s important to keep in mind is that Disney World will likely be very busy during Thanksgiving week in general. That means you can expect big crowds, long wait times, and also booked-up restaurants. At the time of publishing, we’re still seeing dining reservations available for some spots in Disney Springs and at hotels, but you’ll want to book your dinner sooner rather than later if you know your plans.
If you don’t yet have a reservation, there are a few options. First, you can continue to check for the restaurant you want leading up to your travel date. Guests who want to cancel their reservations typically do so in the days leading up to their trip to avoid the 24-hour cancellation fee. If you make it to the day of your trip and you still don’t have a reservation, try using the Walk-Up Waitlist feature in the My Disney Experience app.
If you’re looking for the best meals, snacks, and all the dining tips this holiday season, make sure to order the 2021 DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays. It features everything you need to know to make the most of your holiday season vacation!
And until your trip, stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney World news and travel advice. We’ve got you covered!
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