Thanksgiving dining picks for northern Palm Beach County

Thanksgiving may be America’s most anticipated holiday for home cooks, but if you prefer to make a reservation rather than roast a turkey, you’ve got plenty of options. Listed prices do not include tax and tip.

North county picks:

3800 Ocean, Singer Island. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)
3800 Ocean, Singer Island. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)

3800 Ocean

The oceanfront eatery has a full day of food offerings on Thanksgiving, including a breakfast buffet (8 to 10:30 a.m., $28 adults, $14 kids under 12), a grand holiday brunch (noon to 3 p.m., $65 adults, $18 kids under 12), and a prix fixe dinner menu (5 to 10 p.m., $65 adults, $18 kids under 12).

3800 Ocean: 3800 N. Ocean Drive, inside the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort, 561-340-1795; Marriott.com

Spoto’s Oyster Bar

The seafood-centric eatery serves its Thanksgiving Day feast from noon to 7 p.m., offering a traditional holiday menu with some seasonal and surf-turf options. The full, traditional turkey dinner costs $24.75. Other meal options: New Orleans crab cakes, filet mignon, grilled black grouper, Maine lobster and Alaskan king crab. Reservations are recommended.

Spoto’s Oyster Bar: 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-9448; Spotos.com

Vic & Angelo's, Palm Beach Gardens. (LibbyVision.com)
Vic & Angelo’s, Palm Beach Gardens. (LibbyVision.com)

Vic & Angelo’s PGA

The eatery is serving a traditional “Be Grateful” Thanksgiving feast that includes a glass of red or white wine. The meal costs $27.95 per person and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The regular menu is available as well. Reservations are recommended.

Vic & Angelo’s at PGA Commons: 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-9899; VicandAngelos.com

III Forks

The steakhouse is serving a four-course Thanksgiving Day dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. Entrée choices include a spice-rubbed holiday turkey, roasted Midwest beef tenderloin, or a Vermont maple-glazed salmon. Dinner costs $47 per adult and includes options from a dessert table. For $17, kids 12 and younger may choose soup or salad, an entrée and dessert. A la carte dishes are available as well.

III Forks: 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-3660; 3Forks.com

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Critic’s pick in Jupiter: Venture into The Woods Halloween weekend

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North county pick: THE WOODS

This 2-month-old restaurant and bar, owned by golf superstar Tiger Woods, has been a hit at the Harbourside Place dining and shopping complex in Jupiter. And for good reason: The food is delicious, the service superb.

It’s a steakhouse with the approachability of a sports bar, and the dish that best bridges the two concepts is the rib-eye sandwich. (That melted goodness atop the tender steak is Drunken Goat cheese.)

Halloween revelers, if you hit Harbourside Place Friday night, you may want to pack a picnic blanket or chair – there’s a free viewing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at 6:30 p.m. at the waterfront amphitheater, which sits across from The Woods.

If you visit the complex on Halloween night, you may want to see the canine costume contest (6 p.m.) before dinner. That event is hosted by the pooch shop Pucci & Catana.

The Woods: 129 Soundings Ave., at Harbourside Place, Jupiter; 561-320-9627; WoodsJupiter.com

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Critic’s pick: Jupiter roadside shack where hot dogs are king

Foot-long with onions and mustard at Dune Dog. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)
Foot-long with onions and mustard at Dune Dog. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)

North county pick: DUNE DOG CAFÉ

In our Old Florida-loving hearts, we pray there will always be places like this: a rustic, open-sided structure that serves some delicious hot dogs.

Not all of Dune Dog’s hot dogs are franks, mind you. The Sea Dogs, for instance, are fish fillets fried crispy and tucked into toasted New England-style rolls.

Of course, if you’ve come to this 21-year-old establishment for a meaty dog, belly up to the counter and go for a Chicago Dog, flanked by long slices of pickle, then topped with tomatoes, raw onions and a sprinkling of celery salt.

Foot-long with onions and mustard at Dune Dog. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)
Foot-long with onions and mustard at Dune Dog. (Richard Graulich/ Palm Beach Post)

Grab a spot where you can find it and settle into let the shack’s cross-ventilation chase away the humidity as you focus on the finer things in life, like Dune Dog’s five-napkin Junkyard Dog (chili, cheese, diced onions, sauce).

Dune Dog Café: 775 Alternate A1A, Jupiter, 561-744-6667; DuneDog.com

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