Whether you live in Miami and are sticking around for the holiday or visiting relatives in the area, the party doesn’t stop for Thanksgiving. We’ve got the best spots for a pre-dinner brunch, after-dinner cocktails, or the big meal itself.
Best Thanksgiving Brunches
You could certainly skip the traditional turkey and indulge instead in fresh Miami seafood offerings at Amara at Paraiso’s Thanksgiving brunch. Best of all, they’re offering all-you-can-drink champagne cocktails. Enjoy the sunshine and sounds of the water while getting well-lubricated for dealing with Aunt Karen later.
Situated on beautiful Biscayne Bay, The Rusty Pelican’s brunch starts early at 10 am, so you have plenty of time to enjoy their modern takes on classic dishes before attending your family gathering. We love the banana french toast as well as the quintessentially Miami raw bar.
Thanksgiving Dinner, Miami Style
This favorite Miami Beach restaurant proves that they know how to do Thanksgiving. They have all the classics done with southern spins, such as an appetizer of Charleston she-crab soup with pimento straws. Then indulge in the bird cooked by the chicken experts themselves while sipping specialty cocktails designed just for the day.
If you’re captivated by Miami Beach glam, you have to have your Thanksgiving at Gianni’s, located in the former Versace Mansion. Sip expertly-made cocktails and enjoy upscale takes on traditional Thanksgiving food while gazing at the 24-carat gold inlaid swimming pool and other opulent surroundings.
If you want a genuinely classy yet traditional Thanksgiving meal, then make reservations for The Surf Club. This masterpiece of a restaurant from Thomas Keller will offer multiple courses along with delicious spins on Thanksgiving classics, like buttermilk whipped potatoes and turkey breast with confit leg and sage gravy.
Best Post-Feast Drinks
This quaint spot serves up unique cocktails in a calmer, more intimate setting. It’s perfect for escaping a rowdy, noisy family gathering and unwinding like a real grown-up.
Mac’s has you covered from 8 am Thanksgiving morning until 5 am the day after, so whether you need to loosen up before your family gathering or need to dance the night away after feasting on classic turkey and stuffing, head their way.
If you need to seriously let loose and party after your family’s get-together, or even just looking to completely escape any Thanksgiving traditions, head to Wall. The party starts late at 11:30 pm, giving you plenty of time to nap off your feast, and goes until 5 am.
Get There On A Miami Beach Scooter Rental
No matter where you want to go or how you plan to get there, stop by Scooter Style the Wednesday before or reserve your ride online. That way, you can quickly and simply navigate the all-day Thanksgiving traffic and always have an easy time finding parking.