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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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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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Car-Buying Tips for College Graduates

Whether you’re getting ready to graduate, recently graduated, or know someone who is about to graduate from college, it may be time to celebrate with a new car!

Cars for College Grads

From tips on what kind of vehicles to look for, to dealer purchase programs, there are many things to consider when buying a new vehicle.

New or Used 

A common question for anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle is whether they should buy new or used.

Many recent college grads may only be interested in purchasing a new car to avoid any potential used car glitches. However, used cars in most cases, depending on age and miles, can make a great vehicle purchase for many years to come.

The key to choosing between a new or used car depends on an individual’s wants, needs and budget. Before making a quick decision, it’s best to research a variety of new and used car options that would potentially meet all or most of your needs. Be sure to test drive several vehicles to ensure that the car you think is best for you, really is.

In the end, the choice is up to the driver!

Reliability and Safety

A new degree can mean a new job in another city or even state, which means more driving for the recent college grad. When it comes to purchasing a new or used vehicle, always research the reliability and safety.

Check vehicle safety ratings given by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration which include an overall rating, frontal crash rating, side crash rating and rollover rating. While strong safety scores are not a guarantee for complete safety, they can at least provide valuable insight into how the vehicle is made and performs in case of an accident.

From a short drive to a long road-trip, reliability and safety are two of the most important car features.

Dealer Purchase Programs

Many auto manufacturers offer student programs for current students and recent graduates. Ford and Lincoln, feature their Ford and Lincoln College Student Purchase Program, which provides college students and recent graduates a deal to purchase or lease a new 2013 or 2014 Ford or Lincoln vehicle and receive $500.

In addition to the Ford and Lincoln College Student Purchase Program, Student Bonus Cash and other current public incentives are available. Before you purchase that new or used car you’ve been eyeing, look for any available money-saving deals. Check all fine print for full details to ensure you qualify.

Remember, when buying a new or used car always conduct research! Be sure to check that the vehicle contains features that you are looking for, is reliable and has a good safety rating. Don’t forget to check on any special student discounts and offers available.

If you’re in the Tampa area, consider purchasing a new Lincoln or used car. From the new Lincoln MKZ, to a certified pre-owned Lincoln MKX or Ford Fusion, Parks Lincoln of Tampa is here to help you find the car you’ve been searching for.

Stop by our Lincoln dealership at 10505 North Florida Avenue, or give us a call, (800) 398-7989 to discuss our available options.

Congratulations graduates!