If you’re away from home and looking for a place to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, we have some options for you.  A few of our local restaurants are open on Thanksgiving and are offering both traditional and creative (and delicious!) menu options.

In Punta Gorda:

The Perfect Caper is offering a choice of traditional Thanksgiving Dinner as well as a select menu of other items. Call 941.505.9009 for more information and to make a reservation, and visit their site, here.

The Dockside Grill is offering a three course Thanksgiving meal for $29.95. Options include herb roasted turkey roulade, crispy rainbow trout, and vegan sausage cassoulet. Call 941.637.6770 for reservations and check out the menu on their Facebook page.

88 Keys is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Feast this year. Reservations are required, so call 941.639.7700 to reserve your spot, and check out the menu on their Facebook page.

Treat yourself to a gourmet Thanksgiving Buffet at Captain’s Table with a wide choice of appetizers, choice of four entrees (including the traditional Thanksgiving food: turkey with white wine gravy), and a choice of pies and cakes for dessert.

In Englewood:

The Waverly on Manasota Key is now taking Thanksgiving Day reservations. Celebrate and give thanks with one of the best views around. Give them a call at 941.475.3500 and check out their Thanksgiving menu on Facebook.

Rum Bay Restaurant on Palm Island is offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet with traditional and creative menu options. View the menu on their Facebook page and call 941.697.0566 to make your reservation today.

After Thanksgiving:

Work off all that Thanksgiving food and get a jump-start on Christmas shopping with an artful walk through the Sullivan Street Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28, in downtown Punta Gorda. With artists, artisans, and craftspeople from across the country, you’re sure to find plenty of treasures, both for gifts and for yourself!