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19 Nov 2020
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2020 is starting to look and feel like 1621:

The Pilgrims left for the New World to be away from the monarchy and religious persecution; many celebrities threatened to move to Canada or Australia if Donald Trump was re-elected.

Settlers survived a harsh winter and plague; the world is under a pandemic (though at least one vaccine is on the horizon) and a record number of hurricanes and tropical storms.

Pilgrims celebrated their first year’s harvest in a large gathering; We…are being encouraged to have smaller gatherings this Thanksgiving.

As always, there are many options on Sanibel for Thanksgiving dinner, whether you wish to dine out or bring something to your home or condo.  These are just a few options (we’ll update if and when we hear of more).

Sanibel Island Restaurants Offering Takeout on Thanksgiving 

Jerry's Foods of Sanibel

Jerry’s Foods of Sanibel (1700 Periwinkle Way, 239-472-9300) – Once again, Jerry’s is offering a fully-cooked Thanksgiving dinner package to pick up and bring home (with reheating instructions and timetable suggestions) for a perfect feast for 8 to 10 people.  Details are located on this link.  Order by Monday, November 23! The market will be open from 7 am to 3pm on Thanksgiving Day!

Paper Fig Kitchen

One of the newest and trendiest places, Paper Fig Kitchen (Tahitian Gardens Plaza, 239-887-0050), is offering an amazingly-prepared take-home turkey dinner capable of feeding 8 to 10 people for $399 (Turkey is seasoned and prepped, but not cooked; instructions are provided.).  A vegetarian entrée (Sweet potato & Leek Beggar’s Purse) is also available as an option or addition ($10), along with apple or pumpkin pie ($18) with gourmet-style fixings. ORDER BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19!!! You can pick up on Wednesday Nov. 25 from 10 am to 6 pm or Thanksgiving Day from 8 am to 11 am.  Details are located on this link.

Sweet Melissa's Café

Sweet Melissa’s Café (1625 Periwinkle Way, 239-472-1956) – Award-winning Executive Chef Melissa Donahue is offering Thanksgiving To Go for $50.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  ORDER BY 5 PM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19!! You can arrange touchless pickup or delivery between 11 am and 3 pm on Wednesday, November 25.  Check out all the gourmet fixings here.

The Pecking Order

But what about those that love DEEP-FRIED turkey? No problem (and no need for a fire extinguisher or a call to 911)! The Pecking Order (2496 Palm Ridge Blvd, 239-472-2534) has an amazing meal capable of feeding 10 to 12 people, featuring a 10 to 12 pound FRESH, NEVER FROZEN fully-marinaded and breaded DEEP-FRIED WHOLE TURKEY and classic fixins for $295 plus tax.  ORDER BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19!! Pickup Wednesday, November 25 or Thanksgiving Day until noon.  And don’t forget to try the amazing full-size or hand pies from Bridget’s Bakehouse!

Sanibel Island Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

Sundial Beach Resort

Now, for those that would like to eat out, the Sundial Beach Resort (1451 Middle Gulf Drive, reservations 239-395-6013) is having their annual Thanksgiving Buffet on the Gulf from Noon until 6 pm with live entertainment from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Seating and serving will be set to promote SanCap Safe cleaning and social distancing practices to make sure you get enough of their huge selection of not only turkey, but carved round of beef, ham, seafood, soups, vegetables, and of course DESSERT (full menu details here)! Adults are $59, children 4 through 12 $20, kids 3 and under are free.  Reservations are strongly recommended!

The Timbers

The Timbers (703 Tarpon Bay Road, 239-395-CRAB), celebrating 46 years of seafood (and steak) excellence, will open at 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day, featuring a turkey dinner ($21.00) with apple sage stuffing, green bean almondine, mashed potatoes and gravy OR slow-roasted prime rib (12 oz, $30.00) with au jus, vegetables and choice of side.  These holiday meals can also be served to go! Reservations are recommended.

George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille

George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille (2499 Periwinkle Way or corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, 239-395-1263) will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day and offering a traditional Turkey Dinner for $20, but their regular menu is available, as well.  And don’t forget, you can also catch your favorite sports including FOOTBALL on several screens (Washington vs Dallas at 4:30, Baltimore vs Pittsburgh at 8:20).  Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome and their patio seating is dog-friendly.

On behalf of our staff and all hospitality workers, we thank you for your support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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