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Oct 18, 2009 08:27 AM

Thanksgiving in Sarasota

Any ideas for Thanksgiving dinner? We will be visiting our son at New College and would like to take him out to dinner. A buffet would be OK if not too pricey (under $35 person, if possible) All suggestions would be appreciated. We will be staying near the airport with a car--so surrounding communities are possible. Ocean view would be nice too. Am I asking for too much?

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  1. No ocean view on the Gulf Coast, but Gulf view restaurants serving a major holiday dinner aren't likely to be in that price range and they are few. One place I have had Thanksgiving in the past, and it was excellent, was at the Colony Resort on Longboat Key but the resort is closed due to the economy and arguments with the condo owners. (that was a shock to me as I looked it up in order to give a link)

    Longboat Key Club has a restaurant that looks on the Gulf, but it isn't gulf front.

    There is a restaurant on Lido Key (St. Armand's) that is on the water, I'm sure someone will bring its name up soon.

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