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Nov 10, 2006 05:28 PM

Thanksgiving in Cocoa Beach

Looking for recommendations for dining out on Thanksgiving in Cocoa Beach. Doesn't have to be Thanksgiving fare; just wonder what might be open and what is good!

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  1. Obviously all the major hotels(Cocoa Beach Hilton, Holiday Inn, Doubletree, etc.) will have buffets, if that is your cup of tea. The Mango Tree is always open on Thanksgiving, and they will have Thanksgiving fare as well as their regular menu. It is a beautiful restaurant and well worth a visit. Same goes for Bernard's Surf. A nice change of pace might be Silvestro's, a fairly new Italian restaurant that has garnered some good reviews, and does a fine job. As always, as soon as you know for sure where you will be dining make a reservation, it is one of the busiest dining days of the year.

    1. We have enjoyed Silvestro's. Assume they'll be can contact them thru their website (


      As few miles down the road in Melbourne Beach is Djon's Chop House (321-722-2737).

      Might want to check out this website:

      Find a couple of places that look interesting & then ask specific questions about those restaurants.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions. After checking out the Mango Tree's website I made reservations there. How dressy is this place?

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        1. re: Dmgators

          business casual to suit and tie, you'll see em' all. make sure you try the lobsterocki. say hello to Matt the bartender/gm. enjoy

        2. It's Cocoa Beach, you basically can go as dressy or as non-dressy as you want, Mango Tree has seen it all. With that being said, I would err on the side of dressy, it is a special day after all.

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          1. Thanks again, looks like I'll have to make my husband wear long pants. We're from Tampa and used to go to Cocoa Beach a lot, in fact we went there for our honeymoon 25 years ago. Haven't been back in at least 15 years and it will be interesting to see how much it has changed, especially the dining scene.