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You and your family are invited to join Executive Chef Angel and his award-winning staff atop the beautiful, recently reopened and updated Island View, on the top floor of the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Enjoy a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner, featuring several fixed-menu items that include all the trimmings.
Some options include:
• CAMBRIDGE BRONZE TURKEY served with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley, mashed sweet potatoes and slow-roasted pan gravy $24
• BAKED HAM WITH HONEY GLAZE served with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley and mashed potatoes $24
• TURKEY & HAM PLATTER with a savory combination of Cambridge Bronze Turkey and Baked Ham with Honey Glaze, with homemade sage stuffing, roasted vegetable medley, mashed potatoes and slow-roasted pan gravy $24
PUMPKIN RAVIOLI served within a rich, brown-butter sauce and toasted pecans $24
We will also offer a nice selection of regular menu items that day, including:


RSVPs are highly suggested, as tables fill up quickly, and although walk-ins are welcome, it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on availability at the time of request. Since reopening our award-winning Island View, our staff is proudly practicing all CDC rules and guidelines for the utmost safety through this pandemic, including all staff wearing face masks (front-of-house and back of house), socially distanced seating, and other updates and upgrades we’ve made to ensure all measures are taken for safety while still providing a romantic, beachside ambiance.
Island View hours Thanksgiving Day are noon to 10 p.m. Please call 239-463-3111 or 239-463-5550 to reserve your table, or visit
Link to our official Facebook Event page:
Also that day, we are proudly hosting our annual Hands Helping Paws pet rescue fund-raiser, below.
Hands Helping Paws pet rescue benefit Thanksgiving Day
Our longtime 30-year, famed local bartender Sandy Knapp, started hosting a very special Thanksgiving benefit several years ago at the Lani Kai Island Resort and never looked back. A huge pet-rescue advocate, she said one Thanksgiving she was working the bar and felt extra thankful. That day, she decided all of her tips she raised would go to Animal Refuge Center (ARC). At the end of her shift, she ended up raising $500. From then on, every Thanksgiving day, Sandy hosts this benefit, with all tips and donations going to both ARC and now Bailey’s Way Rescue, Inc.
“Every year, more and more people get on board to help, donating items for the raffle prizes, coming by Thanksgiving to make their contribution to the cause. It’s very heartwarming,” Sandy said.
Several local merchants and businesses have already donated items for her silent auction and raffle prizes, including massage packages, skin and beauty packages, custom photography, one-of-a-kind artwork, resort stays, restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, jet-ski and parasailing packages, custom-crafted home goods and more.
And with all that, others have generously offered to match cash donations made to the benefit.
“You have no idea how thankful I am for everyone’s donations, and I am looking forward to seeing many friends, old and new,” Sandy said.
This Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, stop by Sandy’s bar anytime during her daytime shift and take part in her benefit between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., either by making a contribution to the collection, or purchasing raffle tickets to win some of these phenomenal prizes. The raffles take place at 5 p.m. and you must be present to win. Please visit the official Event page for further details:
Live music Thanksgiving Day
Always the place to enjoy live and local music throughout the year, the Lani Kai is proud to host a great selection of live music throughout the property Thanksgiving Day. DJ TK will host beach-time fun and games from our beach stage from noon to 5 p.m. In the Sun Deck that evening, enjoy the blues duo K2 and the Unusuals from 5:15 to 8:45 p.m. And in Club Ohana that night, have some good ol’ classic rock n’ roll fun with Radio Ghost, starting at 8 p.m. FMB’s premier nightclub, Club Ohana never charges admission, and is 21-and-up entry.

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