Thanksgiving Day Dining

The Bubble Room on Captiva Island, open Thanksgiving Day 2017

It’s always a special time at Ocean’s Reach when you’re with family and friends, but never more so than on Thanksgiving Day!

Whip up a delectable feast in your condo kitchen, sizzle up one of the gas grills in our Grove, or reserve a table at one of Sanibel-Captiva’s most popular eateries below.

Other Thanksgiving Day options include ordering a complete family feast “to go” from Bailey’s or Jerry’s, our island grocery stores, or heading out on the water aboard the annual Thanksgiving Sunset Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise with Adventures in Paradise.

Whatever you decide to do, may you enjoy the bountiful blessings of the day!


Island Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day:

Bleu Rendez Vous French Bistro: Serving full menu and a chef-inspired turkey special from 5-9 p.m. Reservations suggested. (2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-565-1608;

Blue Coyote Supper Club: Offering a special menu featuring a traditional turkey dinner plus a filet option and a fish option. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call to reserve. (1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel; 239-472-9222;

The Bubble Room: Open 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and 4:30-9 p.m. for dinner, serving regular menu plus special turkey dinner. By reservation only. (15001 Captiva Drive, Captiva; 239-472-5558;

George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grill: Offering full menu and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 5-10 p.m. Reservations suggested. (2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-395-1263;

Gramma Dot’s: Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal along with regular menu from 11:15 a.m.-8 p.m. (634 N. Yachtsman Drive, Sanibel; 239-472-8138;

Island Cow: Open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. serving regular menu. (2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel; 239-472-0606;

Keylime Bistro: Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. serving regular menu plus a turkey dinner. (Captiva Island Inn, 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva; 239-395-4000;

South Seas Island Resort: Thanksgiving buffet feast includes citrus-poached shrimp, local half-shell oysters, chef’s antipasti table, roasted turkey, prime rib, Jamaican sweet potato souffle and a selection of desserts. Adults $60, children 5-12 $30, 4 and younger free. Reservations currently remaining for 2-4:30 p.m. (5400 Plantation Road, Captiva; 239-472-5111 extension 1483;

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant: Traditional Thanksgiving buffet includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, yams, seasonal vegetables, oven-baked breads, salads, assorted cheeses and shellfish. Adults $49.95, children younger than 10 $19.95. Buffet served 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; call to reserve. (2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel; 4239-72-9200;

Traditions on the Beach: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and dancing from 4-9 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call for details. (3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel; 239-472-4559;