‘Tis the season for turkey, pumpkin pin and all the fixins’!  There’s no denying that Turkey Day is one of the best meals of year, but if you want to skip the hassle of cooking this holiday, we have the scoop on all the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving.  Whether you’re looking to dine-in or take-out, these local restaurants will offer an easy, no fuss way to get your fill this Thanksgiving holiday.


Norwood’s Eatery and Treehouse Bar

Located at 400 Second Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, Norwood’s has been a staple our community since 1946.  It is a must visit while in town.  It’s unique setting and the whimsical feeling of the Treehouse Bar are sure to delight. Norwood’s celebrates Thanksgiving with a bounty of offerings. Health-conscious eaters will find both gluten-free and vegetarian selections in the menu along with the traditional entrees like turkey.  Complement your Thanksgiving feast with a glass of wine as Norwood’s offers one of the most complete wine selections in town, along with an in-restaurant wine shop. Call ahead seating available. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Garlic

The Garlic, located at 556 E. 3rd Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, offers one of the most beautiful settings to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast.  An eclectic collection of vintage and recycled objects creates a dynamic ambiance for your dining experience.  The Garlic offers great food, live music and fine wine with indoor or outdoor seating for a delightful, relaxed atmosphere filled with taste-tempting aromas and great music.  Be sure to add the Garlic to the list of things you are grateful for this year.  Served family style, this celebration includes fresh roasted turkey and ham, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread, gravy, and dessert!  Please know that The Garlic opens at 11:30am on Thanksgiving and does not take reservations or call ahead seating, seating is all on a first come first serve basis.

Cork Screw Bar & Grille

The Cork Screw Bar & Grille, located at 235 Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, offers guests a casual, fun dining experience along historic Canal Street.  Wonderfully delicious, each meal is prepared to order and offers only the best fresh and local ingredients.  A traditional turkey dinner is on the menu along with some chef-inspired features. CorkScrew fans will also find some regular menu favorites as well. Sip on handcrafted fall cocktails like the Pumpkin Spice Tini, Toasted S’more Tini, and Caramel Apple Tini. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Flagler Tavern

Located at 414 Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, The Flagler Tavern dates back to the 1920’s and is a must-visit while in New Smyrna Beach for families, beach-goers and music lovers.  Nestled along picturesque Flagler Avenue, the Tavern is an excellent choice for your Thanksgiving feast.  With dine in, curbside delivery, local delivery or Heat and Serve Family Meal options, the Flagler Tavern is sure to please the entire family.  Open seating, reservations suggested, served 2pm-11pm.


It’s important to step back from time to time and remember all there is to be thankful for in life. The Thanksgiving holiday provides the perfect platform for doing exactly that alongside friends, family and loved ones. While this holiday tends to come with a collection of traditions, there’s nothing wrong with switching things up and making New Smyrna Beach on Thanksgiving an exciting oceanside escape. Gather up the family and plan on heading to New Smyrna Beach, Florida this year for a one-of-a-kind holiday that’s sure to leave you grateful and inspired. When you’re on the hunt for ideal accommodations to fit your entire traveling group, the team at Ocean Properties is happy to help you book our condos for rent in New Smyrna Beach, FL that keeps you close to all of the beachside fun.


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