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Ten Great Places for Thanksgiving Dinner in Tampa

Thanksgiving Dinners Tampa

The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it many things to be thankful for, like family, friends, Florida sunshine, and good health, to name but a few. But there’s something else to give thanks for this Thanksgiving holiday, and that’s the cornucopia of fine restaurants throughout the area that are serving up sumptuous Thanksgiving dinners.

Let’s face it: There are those of us who may have grown weary of the effort it takes to cook a Thanksgiving feast. So why not take a break from all that exhaustive preparation and post-Thanksgiving cleanup? We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite places to have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner in the greater Tampa area, including St. Peterburg and Clearwater. Buon Appetito!

  1. The Capital Grille –– Enjoy a full array of traditional Thanksgiving favorites along with their satisfying regular menu selections.
  2. The Chart House – Serving a full Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings. Enjoy spectacular views of Tampa Bay as well.
  3. Bon Appetit – This landmark Dunedin eatery offers a mouth-watering Thanksgiving buffet in their Sunset Ballroom. You can also take home extra portions of turkey, gravy, and stuffing. Reservations are recommended.
  4. Buca Di Beppo – Serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian flair. Bring the entire family or take home a delicious Thanksgiving feast.
  5. The Don CeSar – Having Thanksgiving at the renowned Pink Palace on St. Pete Beach is always something extra-special. Choose from three ways to dine at the Sea Porch Buffet, the Martiana Grille, or the King Charles Brunch. Reservations required.
  6. Aqua – This chic, award-winning restaurant is featuring a variety of sumptuous Thanksgiving specialties, served with spectacular ocean views.
  7. Columbia Restaurant – With several locations to choose from, this popular Cuban-style chain will feature a complete traditional Thanksgiving menu along with its regular offerings. Thanksgiving menu not available at the Tampa Bay History Center or their airport location. Reservations recommended.
  8. Seasons 52 – Along with their full autumn dinner menu, this well-known eatery is featuring a complete Thanksgiving dinner, including roast turkey, herb stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and more. Reservations recommended.
  9. Boca Kitchen Bar & Market – If you still want to have Thanksgiving at home but don’t want to bother with cooking, order a complete Thanksgiving meal by November 22 to take home and enjoy. All orders must be picked up before 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
  10. Mitchell’s Fish Market – While it’s known for its seafood, this popular dining establishment is presenting a satisfying three-course Thanksgiving menu as part of their ongoing celebration of “our country’s heritage through food.” Reservations recommended.

This information is subject to change, so be sure to check with your restaurant of choice before you go.

Where Tradition Meets Technology
Whether you’re headed to Grandma’s to celebrate Thanksgiving, or going into the city for your Thanksgiving feast, you’ll arrive in style in a new 2015 Lincoln MKC from Parks Lincoln of Tampa. Now available: The new 2015 MKC and 2015 Navigator.

A Lincoln for Every Season – And for Every Reason
Are you planning to take the family to Thanksgiving or holiday shopping? If you’re in the market for a new Lincoln, consider one of the several Lincoln SUV options, including the MKX, MKC, MKS, MKT and Navigator.

Regardless of which Lincoln you choose, you’ll find an array of advanced technological, performance, and safety features which make the all-new 2015 Lincoln lineup the obvious choice!

Take advantage of exceptional holiday deals on our large inventory of new 2015 Lincoln models, as well as our extensive selection of certified pre-owned vehicles. Why not stop by and see us? Parks Lincoln of Tampa is conveniently located at 10505 North Florida Avenue in Tampa, FL, serving all of Southwest Florida. To schedule your personal Lincoln test drive, call our dealership at (813) 933-6751.

Happy Thanksgiving – from our family to yours!





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New-for-2015 Lincoln Navigator

Performance Above the Ordinary. – The Lincoln Motor Company

2015 Lincoln Navigator


Lincoln Navigator fans rejoice! The luxurious auto manufacturer is releasing the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator.


If you are looking for a smooth and powerful ride, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is right on point. The luxury SUV boasts a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost® engine, a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission and a 4.10 rear axle.

In addition, the 2015 Navigator features best-in-class towing, hill start assist and multilink rear suspension for better stability and control while on the road.


The 2015 Lincoln Navigator is available in Select 100A, Reserve 100A – all of which come standard with a chrome grille, solar glass windshield and first row windows, a power liftgate and power-deployable running boards.

Inside the 2015 Navigator drivers and passengers can enjoy heated and cooled front leather-trimmed seats, along with a PowerFold® 60/40 third-row fold-flat bench seat and a second-row floor console with coverage storage and more!


For those drivers who prefer satellite radio, you will be happy to know that the latest Navigator comes equipped with a voice-activated Navigation System integrated SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link and HD Radio™ Technology.

The SiriusXM Satellite Radio is free for the first six months.

Other electronic features include the bi-directional remote start system and a portable DVD rear seat entertainment system – perfect for entertaining all passengers for longer drives.


Lincoln knows the importance of safety, which is evident in the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator.

The Lincoln SUV includes AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy® System with 3-row side-curtain airbags and a rollover sensor; along with a tire pressure monitoring system and trailer sway control. These safety features are only a few of all the safety precautions included in the Navigator.

For added security, the Lincoln Navigator comes standard with a perimeter alarm, SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System, remote keyless entry and a SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad.

When it comes to style, comfort, technology and safety, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator does not disappoint.

If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, check out the new Lincoln Navigator. Visit Parks Lincoln of Tampa for a test drive today!

Parks Lincoln of Tampa is located at 10505 North Florida Ave in Tampa, FL. Our Tampa dealership looks forward to helping you find the Lincoln that best fits your needs.


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Test Drive for a Good Cause

Have you been thinking about purchasing a new Lincoln? Or perhaps test driving the all-new Lincoln MKC?

Join Parks Lincoln of Tampa at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, FL on Saturday, October 4 and test drive a Lincoln for a good cause!

For every test drive taken on Saturday, October 4, Lincoln will donate $50 to the American Cancer Society, for up to $10,000.

With a goal of 200 test-drives, help make a difference and take part in this charitable event.

Our Lincoln dealership will be on-site at The Shops featuring new Lincoln models, including the 2015 Lincoln MKC!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 4. The first 200 people to test drive will receive a free swag bag. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will also be available.

We hope to see you at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel to help make our contribution goal to the American Cancer Society.

Test Drive for a Good Cause


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Is your Lincoln MKC Ready for Back-to-School Time?

Back to school time is just around the corner! Before it is time to car pool the kids to school, get a head start on ensuring your Lincoln MKC is in tip-top shape. Here are a few tips to help you cross car care off your back-to-school to do list:

Back to School Car Tips

In the midst of trying to balance your work-life and getting the kiddos to and from school, you are more likely than ever to forget about car care. Getting your Lincoln checked sooner than later will pave way for a safe and worry-free school season.

Visit us at Parks Lincoln of Tampa at 10505 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33612. Our factory trained service staff will get your Lincoln ready for the upcoming school year. Give us a call at 888-467-4907 to schedule a service appointment.

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MyLincoln Touch®

MyLincolnTouch Feature

If you have a new Lincoln, chances are you are very familiar with the MyLincoln Touch® technology. For those thinking of getting a new Lincoln model, including the MKZ or MKS, we’ve included what you need to know about SYNC with MyLincoln Touch including the latest software updates.

The SYNC with MyLincoln Touch system allows drivers to connect with their Lincoln’s multimedia entertainment and technology information systems – this includes voice commands, phone pairing, hands-free calls and music playlists.

Get started using SYNC with MyLincoln Touch immediately and reference the SYNC 101 guide to help you become familiar with this advanced technology option.

Recently, several updates to the technology system have been made, including the following:

  • Improved system performance
  • Enhanced Home Screen
  • Better screen interactions using voice commands
  • Updated phone and media player support
  • System installation improvements with quicker install time

Lincoln drivers take note that software upgrades are periodically rolled out, so it’s important to occasionally check to see if any updates are available for your SYNC MyLincoln Touch technology system.

Southwest Florida drivers looking for a new Lincoln, visit Parks Lincoln of Tampa located at 10505 North Florida Avenue. Our friendly and professional sales and finance teams are ready to help you find the perfect Lincoln that fits your needs!


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Introducing the 2015 Lincoln MKC

Debuting this summer, the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC combines power, luxury, style and safety.

2015 Lincoln MKC


The 2015 Lincoln MKC features an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost® Powertain and 2.0 Ecoboost® Engine. To help maintain stability and handling, the MKC comes standard with AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, along with electric power-assisted steering and optional drive control.

The AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ features a roll-motion sensor that helps determine when and how the MKC will use its brakes and based upon those results will modify engine power to help keep all four wheels grounded.

For added stability and protection, the electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) provides easy steering for drivers at low speeds, as well as firm control during higher speeds. Feel assured when driving the MKC SUV.


The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC includes a classic Lincoln grille, along with HID headlamps and LED accents. The MKC features a low roof, with a high beltline and comes available in 19- or 20-inch wheels.

Inside the new Lincoln MKC features a sleek design including a new leather-wrapped steering wheel, authentic aluminum and available wood trim interior and an available expansive Vista Roof®.

While optional in the MKC Selct 101A and standard in the MKC Reserve 102A models, the retractable Vista Roof comes with power sunshade and offers an expansive view to all passengers.


When it comes to safety the 2015 Lincoln MKC offers a variety of features including Active Noise Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning, Lane-Keeping System technology and BLIS® Cross-Traffic Alert.

All MKC models come standard with a personal safety system, dual-stage front airbags, front seat-mounted side impact airbags, tire-pressure monitoring system and more!

For added protection and security all models also come standard with illuminated entry, child-safety rear door locks, perimeter alarm and features a remote keyless entry system.

If you’re in the market for a new Lincoln, be sure to check out the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC. Choose from over eight exterior color options and four interior options. The starting MSRP for the Premiere 100A MKC model is $33,100.

The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC hits dealership lots this summer. For new Lincoln and used car options, visit Parks Lincoln of Tampa. For auto service and auto repair, schedule your next service appointment online or call our collision center at (888) 467-4907.



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Road Trip Destinations for Southwest Florida Residents

Are you looking to take a road trip this summer, but not sure where? Whether you prefer to stay close to home or are looking to go out-of-state, our road trip destinations for Southwest Florida residents will give you some ideas for your perfect getaway.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston South Carolina

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Take a long road trip in your new Lincoln Navigator to the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern portion of South Carolina, Charleston. Full of rich history and attractions this city has plenty to offer.

While you’re visiting Charleston, be sure to visit the Fort Sumter National Monument, the site of where the first shots Civil War were fired. This museum shares the history of the events leading up to the 1861 battle and where some of the most famous figures have fought.

Another attraction worth seeing is the South Carolina Aquarium. Great especially for those traveling with small children, the aquarium includes stingrays, turtles, otters, jellyfish and more! Daily shows and interactive programs are available.

According to NBC Daytime Television, the Boone Hall Plantation is a must see! Reflecting on Southern heritage the Boone Hall Plantation, has been around more than 300 hundred years and has been named has “America’s Most Photographed Plantation.” Don’t forget your camera if you travel to the impeccable preserved plantation and garden.

Savannah, Georgia

River Street Savannah

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On your journey home from Charleston, South Carolina, consider stopping in Savannah, Georgia, the oldest city in the state. Similar to Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah also contains many historic buildings and architecture.

Get to know the city by taking a trolley tour through Old Town Savannah. With over 100 points of interest and 15 stops, this is one tour you don’t want to miss!

After the Old Town Savannah Trolley Tour, take a stroll through River Street where you will find many century old buildings, antique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more.

If you’re interested in Lighthouses, perhaps a visit to Tybee Island, just outside of Savannah should make its way onto your itinerary. Built in 1732, the Tybee Island Lighthouse Station has been guiding mariners into the Savannah River safely for over 270 years.

Orlando, Florida 

Orlando Skyline

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For Southwest Florida residents looking to get away without putting hundreds of miles on their new Lincoln MKT, Orlando is a great place for families with kids, or for those kids at heart.

A three-hour drive from Tampa, Orlando is full of adventure and exciting attractions, including Walt Disney World, Sea World, Islands of Adventure and much more.

Besides the Walt Disney Word attractions, Orlando has plentiful museums and parks worth checking out.

Visit the Mennello Museum of American Art, located just north of Orlando. This museum of American art contains permanent collection of paintings by artist Earl Cunningham, as well as exhibits of Native American art and artifacts, prehistoric Southwest pottery and much more.

Orlando makes a perfect weekend getaway for any Southwest Florida resident!

Before you take your road trip this summer, be sure your new Lincoln or used car is ready to hit the road! Have your car inspected and serviced at Parks Lincoln of Tampa. To schedule your next service appointment, visit us online or call 888-467-4907.

From all of us at Parks Lincoln of Tampa, safe travels wherever the road may take you!