Dining on Thanksgiving is a crucial part of celebrating the American holiday. From delicious stuffing to unique casseroles, turkey to mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving is a holiday to feast!

If you're trying to take it easy this Thanksgiving and not cook for 8 hours straight, we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Cocoa open on Thanksgiving. Upscale eateries and American staples will be serving up the best gourmet Thanksgiving dinner in Cocoa and will satisfy any hunger this holiday.

For more restaurants in Cocoa and other cool holiday events, check out our 321Area Guide, your go-to source for all things local.

Meg O'Malleys

812 E New Haven Ave , Melbourne FL, 32901
Authentic Irish Pub nestled in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Stop in for a pint and a bite to eat, stay for the friends you make.

River Rocks

6485 S. US Highway 1 , Rockledge FL, 32955
Brevard's premier waterfront venue. Featuring a 5000 sq ft deck over looking the river and a newly renovated dining room with expansive views of the Indian...

The Cocoa Beach Pier

401 Meade Ave , Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
A historic landmark on Florida's Space Coast, the world-famous Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and is home to restaurants,...

Matt's Casbah

801 E New Haven Ave , Melbourne FL, 32901
Chef and owner, Matt Nugnes, has dedicated his time and talents to making sure our menu includes a variety of diverse, flavorful, and distinct dishes from...

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

1550 N Atlantic Ave , Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
With its unique and stunning setting along Florida's Space Coast, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront brings the sun, sand, and even the stars to your doorstep....

Gregorys Steak Seafood Grille

900 N Atlantic Ave , Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
Featuring the Finest Beef and the Freshest Local and Northern Seafood. Open Daily 5:00- 10:00pm Gregory's Steak & Seafood Grille 900 North Atlantic...

cuiZine Restaurant & Lounge

1790 Highway A1A , Satellite Beach FL, 32937
A modern steakhouse, also serving fine seafood & creative small plates in an inviting atmosphere. Mon-Sat with ambiant or weekend live music

La Cita Golf & Country Club

777 Country Club Dr , Titusville FL, 32780
Located on the Space Coast of Florida, we are the premier private golf and country club in Titusville. Our tradition of exceptional service, beautiful...

Branos Italian Grill

3680 N Atlantic Ave , Cocoa Beach FL, 32931
Our menu not only focuses on "Old Favorite” Italian dishes but ranges from pizza, good old "Mama's Pasta,” and a variety of seafood and steak items....