Entertainment Editor

There are a lot of restaurants in the area that are welcoming families and friends to celebrate this Thanksgiving Day. Check it out:

Bahama Breeze

Thanksgiving Day only, Bahama Breeze restaurants across the country are offering a Thanksgiving dinner with an “island-twist.” Menu items include sliced jerk turkey and pork, and island-inspired sides like callaloo, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-pineapple chutney and guest’s choice of mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes. A favored Thanksgiving dessert, Bahama Breeze will offer its take on pumpkin pie — Pumpkin Praline Pie, featuring a crunchy praline topping and served with whipped cream and cinnamon. The select menu starts at $19.99; Pumpkin Praline Pie starts at $6.79. Bahama Breeze’s full menu will also be available throughout the day. 

- Bahama Breeze, The LOOP

1251 W. Osceola Parkway

- Bahama Breeze, Kissimmee

8160 U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee 

Columbia Restaurant

Celebration’s Columbia Restaurant is breaking out its great-grandmother’s recipe this holiday. Paired with roasted turkey, Columbia Stuffing is a recipe of Italian sausage, ground beef, chopped chicken livers, apples, water chestnuts and raisins. Plus, sautéed carrots and string beans, sweet potato casserole, whipped potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. This menu is available for $23 per adult and $6 for children under 10 years old. The regular dinner menu will also be available. 

-Columbia Restaurant, Celebration

649 Front St.   

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant 

Raglan Road at Disney Springs is offering its annual Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner all day long. The menu features a butter and herb roasted turkey dinner, with gravy, duck fat potato roasties, bacon-roasted brussels sprouts, apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing, and cranberry and plum chutney. The dinner is a standard $28 for adults, $14 for children. Raglan Road’s regular dinner menu is also available. Live music and dance entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m., and will continue through the evening. 

-Raglan Road, Disney Springs

1640 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista 

Taverna Opa

Orlando’s own Taverna Opa is celebrating Thanksgiving with a meal and late-night, Barcelona-style dancing by flamenco performers. The restaurant is serving a Greek-style, prix fixe feast from noon to 11 p.m. The menu, which runs at $25 per person, includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Appetizer options include Horiatiki Salad, Spanakopita or Keftedes; entree options include chicken, beef or lamb; and the dessert is Loukoumades (Greek donuts with spiced-honey syrup). Guests are also invited to order from the regular dining menu. 

-Taverna Opa, Orlando

9101 International Drive #2240 

Villa de Flora, Gaylord Palms

Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner buffet at Gaylord Palms’ Villa de Flora, an open restaurant in the enclosed atrium, with more than two million twinkling lights. The menu features an array of entrees including braised beef, rotisserie chicken, seared swordfish and more, seasonal soups, a pasta station, market greens and desserts. The feast begins as early as 10:30 a.m., and runs $80 per adult and $40 per child (ages 4 to 12). 

-Villa de Flora, Gaylord Palms

6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

Happy Thanksgiving!

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