Universal Orlando offers a variety of Thanksgiving breakfast and dinner buffets along with other activities. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will also be open until 8pm November 24-27.

For reservations, call 407-503-DINE (3463) or book online.

Portofino Bay Hotel

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Trattoria del Porto – Adults $65 | Children (3–9) $20
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 • 11am-6pm)
Enjoy a Portofino-style Thanksgiving Day feast at Trattoria del Porto. Entertainment includes appearances by Universal characters, kids holiday crafts and activities table, face painter, balloon artist and live musician.

Chilled Seafood Display

  • Jumbo Shrimp Skewer, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Marinated Mussels and Oysters
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Fritter
  • Cocktail Sauce, Cognac Sauce, Mignonette Sauce and Lemon

Italian Antipasto & Artisan Cheeses

  • Cured and Smoked Italian Meats to include: Salame Felino, Coppa Beretta, Rosetta Dry Sausage, Sopressata, Truffle Salame, Apple and Pear Compote and Stone Ground Mustard
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with Crackers and selection of Homemade Breads
  • Dried Fruits, Nuts and Assorted Fruit Paste
  • House Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnitures
  • Tropical Fruit Display


  • Classic Waldorf Salad
  • Roasted Beetroot with Fresh Herb, Citrus Drizzled
  • Truffle Roasted Pumpkin and Couscous Salad
  • Sweet Potato and Smoked Trout Salad, Olive Oil and Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Blackened Shrimp and Sweet Potato with Toasted Cumin Seed Dressing
  • Mediterranean Shredded Chicken Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Vegetable Quinoa with Cranberry Dressing

Tossed Salad

  • Mixed Baby Greens with Mandarin Orange Segments
  • Cucumber, Shaved Fennel and Tomato
  • Cherry and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Romaine Lettuce with Caesar Dressing
  • Parmesan, Croutons and White Anchovies

Individual Appetizers

  • Leek Quiche with Candied Smoked Bacon Crisp
  • Bocconcini with Vine-ripened Grape Tomatoes

Omelet and Risotto Station

  • Create-Your-Own Omelet Station
  • Risotto Station with Assorted Toppings

Soup Station

  • Blend of Fall Squash and Hearty Herbs with Infused Oil, Toasted Candied Walnuts

Pasta Station

  • Create-Your-Own Pasta with the Chef’s Fresh Selection of Vegetables, Shrimp and Chicken, Penne or Fettuccini Pasta and Marinara, Alfredo or Pesto Sauces

Presented in Chafers

  • Braised Lamb with Onions, Carrots and Celery
  • Gremolata Herbs in Oil, Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Slow-cooked Beef Short Rib Tajine Style, Roasted Purple Potato
  • Seared Stone Bass, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Lemon Sauce
  • Bay Shrimp Orecchiette Pasta with Avocado Cream, Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pan-grilled Sea Scallops, Caramelized Fennel, Charred Tomato, Citrus Gremolata
  • Confit Baby Carrot with Cardamom, Orange and Bay Leaves
  • Crispy Chicken, Roasted Butternut Squash, Scallion Garlic Remoulade
  • Medley of Baby Root Vegetables

Carving Station and Chef Station

  • Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom and Thyme Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Ham Glazed with Golden Pineapple and Dark Rum Warm Spice-infused Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Crusted Rib Roast of Beef, Creamed Horseradish, Natural Jus, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
  • Char Siu Style Roasted Pork Loin, Kimchi Cabbage, Hoisin Glaze


  • Pecan Bourbon Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
  • Pumpkin Pie with Ganache
  • Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Chocolate Flour-less Cake with Sour Cherries
  • Caramel Flan
  • Cranberry Almond Cake with Crème Anglaise
  • Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Orange Grand Marnier Tarts
  • Pistachio Crème Brûlée
  • Holiday Cookies

Dessert Action Station

  • Apple Strudel with Warm Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Children’s Buffet

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
  • Broccoli and Carrots
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Jell-O
  • Cookies
  • Brownies

Mama Della’s Ristorante – $40 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, November 25, 2021)
Thanksgiving dinner special menus and offers. Enjoy Thanksgiving in a warm, personable and homey restaurant featuring strolling musicians and offering Italian specialties.

Call 407-503-1200 to make your reservation at Mama Della’s Ristorante!

Main Course
A choice of Mama’s Slow Roasted Turkey or Ham, with String Bean Almondine and Traditional Italian Stuffing

A choice of Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes accompanied by Sage Pan Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

A choice of Traditional Tiramisu, Molten Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin Tart or Chocolate Dipped Cannoli

Hard Rock Hotel

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet in the Avalon Ballroom – Adults $21 | Children (3–9) $12 | Children (10-14) $16
(Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 7am – 11am)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in The Kitchen – Adults $62 | Children (3-9) $22
(Thursday, November 25 • 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm)
Featuring chilled Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Maple Glazed Turkey, and more. Entertainment includes Universal Orlando characters, a magic man, balloon artist and face painter.

Main Features

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
Chive Crème Fraiche

Domestic and Imported Cheeses
Crackers and Artisan Breads

Farmer’s Market Crudité
Garden Greens Dressing

Fennel and Coriander Cured Gravlax
Classic Garnishes, Pumpernickel Crostini

Chilled Seafood Bar
Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Chardonnay Poached Jumbo Shrimp and Steamed Mussels
Yuzu Cocktail Sauce, Lime Mignonette and Warm Butter


  • String Bean, Arugula, Roasted Pumpkin and Toasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Orecchiette Pasta, Shrimp, Kalamata Olives and Parmesan
  • Roasted Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

The Kitchen Salad Bar
Organic Field Greens, Garnishes, Toppings and Dressings

Chef Carved Items
Baked Country Ham, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Pears and Cherries Compote
Grilled Herbed NY Strip Loin, Cabernet Demi and Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Maple Glazed Turkey, Riesling Pan Gravy, Cranberry and Citrus Relish

Hot Sides

  • Maple Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Butter
  • Baked Ziti, Grape Tomatoes, Pancetta and Prosciutto Parmesan Cream
  • Traditional Corn Bread & Sausage Stuffing
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes
  • Green Beans Amandine
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Kids Items

  • Mini Pizza
  • Chicken Tenders and Steak Fries
  • Mac and Cheese


  • Warm Apple Cobbler
  • Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Elvis Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter Pie
  • Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Mousse Shooter and Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter
  • Double Chocolate
  • Red Velvet & Carrot Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Cheesecake Pops
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Pumpkin Cookies
  • Fresh Fruit Tart

Royal Pacific Resort

  • Wantilan Luau with Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Jake’s American Bar Breakfast Buffet – Adults $21.99 | Children (3-9) $11.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $12
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 7am-12pm)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Islands Dining Room – Adults $58 | Children (3-9) $26
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am – 9pm)
Featuring maple citrus roasted Carolina turkey, wild mushroom stuffed chicken breast and more. Entertainment will feature Universal Orlando characters, a face painter, balloon artist, island musicians and hula dancers.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Focaccia Croutons
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruit Ambrosia Salad
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad
  • Fennel and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
  • Vietnamese Turkey Salad with Ginger Chili Vinaigrette
  • Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple Balsamic Dressing
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp, Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa and Cocktail Sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Corvina and Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dill Sauce

Cheese and Charcuterie Display

  • Imported and Domestic Cheeses
  • Prosciutto, Cantimpalo, Chorizo, Chicken Sausage
  • Thai Curry Chicken Terrine
  • Hoisin Duck Rillett

Sushi Station

  • Assortment of Japanese Sushi Rolls including: Tuna, California and Vegetable
  • Vietnamese Vegetable and Shrimp Summer Rolls with Sweet Chili and Toasted Peanut Dipping Sauces

Stir-Fry Station
Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry with Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Jasmine Rice and Lo Mein Noodles, Assorted Vegetables, Thai Red Curry, Teriyaki, Lemon Grass Broth or Sweet and Sour Sauce

Omelet Station (Until 2PM)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Chorizo, Ham, Onion, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella

Waffles (Until 2PM)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station, Soup and Sides

  • Mushroom Barley Soup
  • Maple Citrus Brined Roasted Carolina Tom Turkey
  • Apple and Sausage Focaccia Stuffing, Pan Gravy and Orange Cranberry Compote
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Loin Stuffed with Dried Fruits, Rum Raisin Demi
  • Roasted Golden Sea Bass with Spinach, Tomato, Lemon, Smoked Tomato Broth
  • Wild Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cinnamon Honey Glaze
  • Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes
  • Broccoli Rabe, Spaghetti Squash and Brussels Sprouts Glazed with Balsamic Brown Sugar


  • An Array of Freshly Baked
  • Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Emeril’s Tchoup Chop – $49 + tax & gratuity
(Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 12pm-9pm)

This Thanksgiving Chef Ryan offers the following 3-course Thanksgiving menu (along with a limited à la carte dinner menu) at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Call 407-503-2467 to make your reservation at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop!

Calabaza Veloute – Spiced Crema, Drunken Cherries
Autumn Baby Greens – Granola, Apples, Craisins, Fig Balsamic

Traditional Roast Turkey – Buttered Green Beans, Hawaiian Sweet and Corn Bread Stuffing, Smashed Potatoes, Citrus Cranberry Relish, Gravy

Holiday Pies A la’ Mode

Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby on the Friday after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Breakfast Buffet (7am-11am)
Adults $26.99 | Children (3-9) $14.99 | Add all-you-can-drink Mimosas and Cubanitas for $12

Thanksgiving Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse (Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 • 11am-9pm)
Caribbean-style Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Entertainment will include Universal Orlando characters, a steel drummer, face painter and balloon artist.

Salads and Cheese

  • Field Greens with Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Onions, Cornbread Croutons, Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Avocado Ranch Dressing, Orange-Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Fingerling and Purple Potato Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus Salad with Toasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate Seeds, Herb Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Vegetables Quinoa Salad
  • Kale and Roasted Beet Salad with Almonds, Feta, Pickled Onions and a Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Tropical Fruits Ambrosia
  • Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses and Cured Meats
  • Assorted Sliced Baguettes, Crostini and Crackers

Raw Bar and Smoked Fish

  • Iced Raw Bar Jumbo Shrimp with Oysters and Green Lip Mussels, King Crab Legs
  • Lemon, Limes, Tabasco and Cocktail Sauce

Ceviche Station

  • Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche with Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Garlic
  • Lemon and Lime Juice, Plantain and Tortilla Chips

Charcuterie from the Islands

  • Southwest Chicken Terrine with Calabaza and Sweet Corn Relish
  • Chorizo Sausage, Cantinpalo, Chicken-Apple Sausage
  • Cornichon, Grain and Dijon Mustard
  • Hickory Smoked Seafood Display to include: Scallops, Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon, Shrimp

Churasco Station

  • Char Grilled Beef Churasco with Brazilian Sausage Skewers
  • Sweet Plantain, Chimichurri Sauce

Omelet and Waffle Station (Until 2pm)
Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onion, Baby Spinach, Chorizo, Ham, Apple Smoked Bacon, Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheeses

Waffles (Until 2pm)
Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Carving Station and Sides

  • Calabaza Corn Chowder
  • Mesquite Roasted Turkey and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Natural Pan Gravy and Cranberry-Citrus Relish
  • Palmetto Creek Farms Smoked Ham with Pineapple Whiskey Glaze
  • Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Yellow Tomato Coulis
  • Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Port Wine Reduction
  • Maple Candied Pecans and Apple Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Root Vegetables

An Array of Freshly Baked Breads, Pastries, Cakes and Pies

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

A Thanksgiving dinner with a variety classic holiday menu items will be available at in the Bayliner Diner (12pm-11pm)
Adults: $16.99 | Children (3-9) $7.99 | Add dessert $3

There will be a variety of holiday movies, activities and the Macy’s Day Parade will be shown on the jumbo screens in Bayliner Diner.

Emeril’s Thanksgiving at CityWalk

Emeril’s Orlando at Universal CityWalk will offer there regular menu along with a special Thanksgiving menu from 12pm-9pm

Call 407-224-2424 to make your reservation at Emeril’s.

Turkey Plate – $36
Turkey-andouille cornbread stuffing, truffled green bean casserole, rosemary-garlic potatoes, cran-apple relish

“Turducken” Gumbo
– $13
Smoked turkey, chicken andouille, crispy duck wing, country potato salad

Spinach & Brie Salad – $13
Triple cream brie, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, fennel, brown butter vinaigrette

Marbled Pumpkin Cheescake – $10
Gingersnap crust, bourbon sorghum

Thanksgiving at Hard Rock Cafe in CityWalk

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe from 8:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando Thanksgiving MEAL:

  • Roasted Turkey
  • HOMEMADE pan gravy
  • Cornbread dressing
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Fresh green beans
  • Cranberry sauce

Adult meal – $21.95
Children’s meal – $9.95
Pumpkin pie w/ vanilla whipped cream – $7.95

Volunteer for Feeding Children Everywhere

Loews Hotels and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together across Central Florida to package 375,000 healthy meals for people in need. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other!

NEW! Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Universal Orlando Resort is partnering with Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, to bring a brand-new parade to Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s will feature more than a dozen new festivel balloons and over 15 incredibly detailed floats that can’t be seen anywhere else – all designed exclusively for Universal Orlando. The parade will also include appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. The parade runs November 18 to January 6.


Annual Passholder Viewing Area for the All-New Holiday Parade

Passholders can enjoy the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s from a special viewing area in front of Mel’s Drive-In™. Just show your valid Seasonal or Annual Pass to get in. Make sure to arrive early, as space is limited. Note that blockout dates apply to Seasonal and Power Annual Passes.

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