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Thanksgiving 2021 at Universal Orlando Resort – Complete Guide

We all have a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which is enjoying Thanksgiving at Universal Orlando Resort! Although you might be far from home for the holidays, Universal Orlando Resort hotels offer a selection of turkey day options.

Let’s check out the full lineup!

Skip to: Hard Rock Hotel | Loews Portofino Bay Hotel | Royal Pacific Resort | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort | Cabana Bay Beach Resort | Universal’s Aventura Hotel | Universal’s Endless Summer Resort

Universal Orlando's quick-service Thanksgiving dinner
Universal Orlando’s quick-service Thanksgiving dinner 2018

Hard Rock Hotel

This is the second of three premier hotels at Universal Orlando. You can read more about it here.

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet in Avalon Ballroom

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 7am – 11am
  • Price: $27* adult; $16* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3 [*tax and gratuity not included]
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-2200

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in The Kitchen

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 11am – 9pm
  • Price: $75* adult; $29* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3 [*tax and gratuity not included]
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-2200
The Kitchen restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel.
The Kitchen restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel

The image above was shared with us by Dana Trivino. After having Thanksgiving at Hard Rock Hotel in 2012, it instantly became a family tradition.

Loews Portofino Bay Resort

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Trattoria del Porto

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 11am – 9pm
  • Price: $75* adult; $25* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3 [*tax and gratuity not included]
  • Entertainment: Live music and face painters
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-1200

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Thanksgiving Menu in Mama Della’s Ristorante

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Price: $65* adult; $20* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3 [*tax and gratuity not included]
  • Entertainment: Opera singers and strolling musicians
  • Reservations:OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-1200
  • Notes: Special traditional Thanksgiving meal will be offered. Regular menu items available.

Royal Pacific Resort

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet in Jake’s American Bar

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 7am – 11am
  • Price: $25* adult; $15* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3
    [*tax and gratuity not included]. Adults (ages 21+) can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails for just $15 more.
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-3200

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Islands Dining Room

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 11am – 9pm
  • Price: $62* adult; $30* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3
    [*tax and gratuity not included] . Adults (ages 21+) can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails for just $15 more.
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-3200

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Islands Dining Room at Royal Pacific Resort.

Islands Dining Room at Royal Pacific Resort. (Source)

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 7am – 11am
  • Price: $25* adult; $15* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3
    [*tax and gratuity not included]. Adults (ages 21+) can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Cubanita cocktails for just $15 more.
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-5200

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Amatista Cookhouse

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 11am – 9pm
  • Price: $62* adult; $30* child (ages 3 – 9); complimentary under age 3
    [*tax and gratuity not included]. Adults (ages 21+) can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Cubanita cocktails for just $15 more.
  • Reservations: OpenTable; call 407-503-DINE (3463); visit or call the concierge at 407-503-5200

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Cabana Bay Beach Resort

This is the first of two prime value hotels at Universal Orlando. You can read more about it here.

Thanksgiving Day Meal Special in Bayliner Diner

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: Noon – 11pm
  • Price: $19.99* adult; $10.99* child (ages 3 – 9) [*tax not included]
    Turkey, stuffing, cranberry compote, broccoli, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuit. ADD: Pecan or pumpkin pie (+$3.50).

Watch Thanksgiving Day Parades in Bayliner Diner

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 9am
  • Price: Complimentary

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowling in Galaxy Bowl

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 3pm – 10:30pm
  • Price: Cost of Bowling

For the third year, Galaxy Bowl will host Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowling. A turkey in bowling parlance, for those unaware, is when a player gets three strikes in a row – and all those guests who nab a turkey on Thanksgiving will win a Galaxy Bowl shirt of their choice (one per player).

Bayliner Diner – Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
Bayliner Diner at Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal’s Aventura Hotel

Thanksgiving Day Meal Special in Urban Pantry

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: Noon – 10pm
  • Price: $19.99* adult; $10.99* child (ages 3 – 9) [*tax and gratuity not included]

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites

This is the first of two value hotels at Universal Orlando. You can read more about it here.

Thanksgiving Day Meal Special at Beach Break Café

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 2pm – 10pm
  • Price: $15* adult; $9* child (ages 3 – 9) [*tax not included]
Beach Break Cafe at Surfside Inn and Suites
Beach Break Cafe at Surfside Inn and Suites

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites

Thanksgiving Day Meal Special at Dockside’s Pier 8 Market

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Time: 2pm – 10pm
  • Price: $15* adult; $9* child (ages 3 – 9) [*tax not included]

For contact information covering Universal’s restaurants not mentioned in this guide (in case you want to ask what, if anything, they might be serving on Thanksgiving), visit our dining reservations page.

To learn so much more about Universal Orlando’s hotels – even the closed ones – click here.

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