The Thanksgiving holiday has friends, family, football, and of course food. A traditional Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cornbread, cranberry relish, and stuffing to be followed by decadent pumpkin and pecan pies. While a home cooked meal is a warm welcome for an out of town guest, everyone’s not a culinary expert. That’s why we’ve put together this list of where to find restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Pinellas County so can keep your kitchen clean and possibly most important, your in-laws happy.

The FarmTable Kitchen- This Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg will be offering a farm to table style Thanksgiving buffet from 12-8 p.m. featuring all of the favorite classics. Price is $59 per adult and $29 per child ages 12 and younger. 

Cassis American Brasserie- This French inspired restaurant will offer its regular menu all day as well as a special Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Price is $39.95 and reservations are required. 

Marchand's Bar & Grill- This Mediterranean restaurant will have a 4-course Thanksgiving menu from 12:30-8 p.m. priced at $62 per adult and $22 for children.

Parkshore Grill- This restaurant serving up contemporary American cuisine will have a 3-course Thanksgiving meal for $36 per adult and $16 per child in addition to its full regular menu. 

Bon Appetit Restaurant- Spend Thanksgiving on the water! This seafood restaurant will offer a four-course dinner with a choice of 6 entrees in the dining room from 12-8 p.m. or a lavish buffet in the ballroom from 12-6 p.m. for $65 per adult. A children's menu will be available for $12.95 per child.

Columbia Restaurant Clearwater- If you're looking for the most affordable option on this list of where to find restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Pinellas County, look no further. This Spanish restaurant will serve its regular dishes and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for $21.95 per adult and $5.95 for kids under 10. Be sure to save room for the pumpkin flan. 

Lucky Lobster Co.- This New England styled restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving for dinner and offer a 3-course meal for $65 per adult, $25 for children ages 7-12, and $12 for children under 6. A vegetarian entree is available, and there will be live music from 1-5 p.m.

Shephard's Ocean Flame- Celebrate Thanksgiving at Shepherd's with family and friends. There will be a buffet featuring prime rib, carved turkey, seafood, traditional holiday flare, and some unique creations by the chef from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $42.95 per adult and $14.95 per child under the age of 10. 

Ocean Hai- Head to the Asian fusion restaurant in the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach for a Thanksgiving Brunch from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. priced at $48 per adult, $20 per child ages 6-12, and free for children under five. 

Shor American Seafood Grill- SHOR is hosting its annual Thanksgiving brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. including Mimosa's, Bloody Mary's, and complimentary 3-hour parking. Following brunch will be dinner featuring a regular menu and special Thanksgiving menu from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lucky Dill Deli- This spot frequented for its comfort food will be serving a Thanksgiving meal with oven-roasted turkey and all the trimmings. Best of all second helpings are on the house, and there will be an unlimited dessert bar. 

The holiday season is a busy but exciting time and we hope our list of Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Pinellas County helps you. If you're looking for things to do check out our Guide to Thanksgiving in St Pete & ClearwaterStay Connected with all things St Petersburg & Clearwater, by connecting with 727area. We share Things to Do in St Petersburg & ClearwaterEventsRestaurants and more!  Cover photo courtesy of Pxhere)