"Turkey Lurkey." Broadway fans will get the reference in the title, for the rest of you, search it on YouTube to see Baayork Lee and Donna McKechnie in the swinging 1960s show, “Promises, Promises,” before their roles in “A Chorus Line” made them stars. You can watch it while getting ready to head out to Thanksgiving dinner, heating up an already prepared meal, or basting the turkey you’re cooking yourself.
Many restaurants are offering special Thanksgiving menus and there’s something for every budget (prices are per adult, unless otherwise indicated.)
The Pub on the Dive will offer a full Thanksgiving dinner for $19.99 featuring all your favorite sides and a piece of pie for dessert.
Tropics is offering a prix fixe dinner including a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $59.95.
Naked Crab at the B Ocean Resort is serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 4-9 p.m. for $70.
Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton is offering a three-course family-style meal for $119.
Myth Gastrobar celebrates its first Thanksgiving on the drive with $16.75 for turkey, $21.75 for prime rib, and $25.75 for lamb chops. Sides are $5.
Union Kitchen will serve Thanksgiving dinner on the back patio as well as its regular menu.
Kaluz’ feast is available from 3-9 p.m. for $57 per person, a 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill.
Delray Beach-based Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen’s Thanksgiving feast is $45 and available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stork’s is offering an individual Thanksgiving feast for $29.95, or will cater an entire banquet for groups of eight or more for $24.95 a person.
Timpano on Las Olas offers a prix fixe menu, available from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., for $65.
Cracker Barrel serves its Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to close for $14.99.
Fleming’s three-course dinner offers a choice of herb-roasted turkey, bone-in rib eye, or petite filet mignon, plus sides to share, starting at $53. The regular menu will also be available.
Golden Corral’s buffet, available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature freshly carved cuts of roasted turkey, glazed ham, and beef roast, along with traditional sides for $22.
Joe’s Crab Shack offers a “Turkey Feast” for $23.95.
If you’d prefer to eat at home and not mess up your kitchen, check out these prepared meals you can pick up and serve to your guests.
KFC offers a deep-fried Cajun turkey (must be ordered in advance) for $69.99, or $99.99 with sides.
Popeyes’ cooked, hand-rubbed whole Cajun-style turkey is $99.99 and serves 8-12 people. Side dishes are also available.
Seasons 52’s turkey, with all the in-restaurant fixings, salad, and six mini pumpkin pies is $225.
Shooters’ “Thanksgiving To Go” meal feeds 6-8 folks for $190.
The Capital Grille’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner has an upscale twist, with brioche stuffing, French green beans, cranberry-pear chutney, and mashed potatoes for $135. Optional add-ons include pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey and pumpkin cheesecake.
The Fresh Market’s “Essential Holiday Meal” package is $74.99 and serves 3 to 5 people, the full menu package with additional sides, is $99.99 and serves 8 to 10 people.
Doris Italian Market & Bakery has three Thanksgiving catering packages with all the fixings, priced from $179.95 to $279.95, as well as a la carte side dishes.
If you choose to cook your own meal, Target is offering a full Thanksgiving dinner for $25. It includes canned turkey gravy, a bag of potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and a 10-pound turkey. The meal is suggested to feed four.
And, for those of our readers who are veterans and may need a little help this holiday, United Way of Broward County’s Veteran Thanksgiving Event on Nov. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. will offer veterans and active military families a $25 gift card and an assortment of Thanksgiving food items to feed four. Military personnel and veterans must get their tickets online on a first come, first serve basis, prior to the event at unitedwaybroward.org/events/2023-veteran-thanksgiving.
[Editor’s note: an earlier version of this story misstated Tropics will include an open bar. They are not.]