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Thanksgiving Dining 2022 From Destin to Panama City Beach

You know what goes great with Thanksgiving? The beach. Whether you’re planning a holiday getaway for two or gathering the entire family on the Emerald Coast this November, we’ve found some meal options to eliminate your time in the kitchen so you can spend more quality time together.

As always, with this information, we recommend calling ahead to verify availability and make reservations as needed. This list has been updated for Thanksgiving 2022.

  • Soleil: Enjoy a prix fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a gumbo or Autumn salad starter; snapper, turkey or petite filet main course; family-style sides and dessert offerings from the chef. Cost is $69 for adults and $29 for kids.
  • Harbor Docks: Harbor Docks be open for dine-in and takeout service from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving offering with turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, vegetables and dessert. There is no charge, but donations are accepted for Destin Harvest and Habitat for Humanity. Visit harbordocks.com or call 850.837.2506 for more details.
  • Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer: Brotula’s will host its annual Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults can dine for $48.95; children 3-11, $24.95. Call 850.460-8900 to make reservations or visit brotulas.com for more information.
  • Marina Cafe: Stop by for their annual Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $58 for adults, $28 for children 12 and younger and free for those under 5. More details are available here.
  • The Henderson: In previous years, Thanksgiving plans at The Henderson included an on-site buffet-style Thanksgiving feast and a Thanksgiving to-go package to feed four. Visit The Henderson’s website or call 850.424.4436 for additional details.
  • 790: Celebrate Thanksgiving in 790’s new location at 14073 Emerald Coast Parkway, with a buffet dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38 for adults and $15 for kids. Visit eatmoregumbo.com or call 850.650.4853 for additional information.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: In addition to its regular menu, Ruth’s Chris will offer a sizzling turkey breast with cranberry relish for $35 and sides such as sausage and herb stuffing, corn pudding and pumpkin creme brulée for additional purchase. A children’s menu is also being offered for $14.95. For more information, call 850.837.7884 or visit ruthschrisdestin.com.
  • AJ’s On The Bayou: AJ’s is planning its annual Thanksgiving feast at its Fort Walton Beach (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Grayton Beach (Noon – 5 p.m.) locations. The free meal features traditional favorites, with donations received benefitting AJ’s Kids on the Coast Foundation, an organization that helps local children during the holiday season. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
  • Emerald Grande: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings plus dessert with seatings at noon, 2 p.m and 4 p.m. in the Emerald Grande ballroom. Reservations are required by calling 850.424.0622. You can view the menu here.
  • Grande Vista Bar & Grill: A special three-course plated Thanksgiving dinner is being offered. More information is available here, including a complete menu. Reservations are highly recommended. Cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger.
  • Sarah K’s Gourmet: The world-renowned caterer behind Sarah K’s is offering multiple take-home Thanksgiving packages, which you can view here. Orders must be received by November 18 and picked up on Wednesday, November 23. Thanksgiving orders are cash or check only. Space is limited; call 850.269.0044 to secure your spot.
  • The Island Resort at Fort Walton Beach: You’re invited to a Thanksgiving meal to remember with a menu that boasts holiday classics as well as unique offerings. Two seatings will occur at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with prices set at $60 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 850.337.9182. Click here for additional details.
  • The Crab Trap: Celebrate with a traditional Thanksgiving plated dinner and a limited Crab Trap menu. The plated meal includes turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed and sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pecan or pumpkin pies. Cost is $38.99 for adults and $16.99 for children. Seating is first come, first served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for more information. Note: The Crab Trap location at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island will also be open.
  • Margaritaville: Head to the HarborWalk for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Reserve your table by calling 850.460.7700 or clicking this link.
  • Solaris: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on the water aboard the 125-ft. Solaris yacht. In addition to a decadent Thanksgiving buffet, you can sit back and relax as the yacht cruises through Choctawhatchee Bay. The SOLARIS will cruise twice on Thanksgiving Day, with lunch and dinner options. Cost is $85 for adults; $50 for children 3-10; and, $30 for infants 2 and younger. This one frequently sells out so make your reservations now at sunquestcruises.com or by calling 850.650.2519.
  • Vintij Food & Wine: A traditional Thanksgiving feast, accompanied by seafood and vegan and gluten-free options, will be served on Thanksgiving Day for both indoor and outdoor seating. Cost is $100 for the four-course meal. Reservations are highly encouraged by calling 850.650.9820. Visit vintij.com for hours and more details.
  • The Surf Hut: The Surf Hut will be open Thanksgiving Day, offering a traditional Thanksgiving plated dinner and a limited menu as well. Call 850.460.7750 or visit surfhutdestin.com. Seating is first come, first served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Kenny D’s: Kenny D’s will be serving Thanksgiving dinner, as well as its regular menu, from noon to 4:30 p.m. They’re also offering advance orders for their fried turkeys ($55) as well as a complete Thanksgiving feast to feed 6-8 people for $155. Call 850.650.0755 for reservations for either option.
  • Mezcal Mexican Grill: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is being planned, with three seatings available on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will be served buffet-style at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. A pre-order takeout meal is also available to feed up to six or up to 12 people. Visit their website to make reservations or view the takeout menu, which also includes margaritas by the gallon.
  • Ovide: Ovide at Hotel Effie Sandestin is offering a classic southern meal complete with turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, savory gravy, Effie’s iconic biscuits and more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 850.351.3030 for reservations or visit hoteleffie.com/thanksgiving.
  • Royal Palm Grille: Stop by for a Thanksgiving meal beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continuing until they run out (reservations not required). Meal includes a choice of salad, turkey, sides and choice of dessert. Check their Facebook page for more information.
  • Blue Mountain Bakery: Offering a fully-cooked pick-up menu with reheat instructions, the family feast package is designed to feed five to six people and has specially marked gluten-free options. All orders must be placed online at bluemountainbakery.com with pickup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 23. More information is available here.
  • Blue Mabel: Eat, drink and give thanks with family and friends with a four-course menu prepared by Chef David Cunningham. Reservations are required with seatings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit bluemabel.com or call 850.744.0040 for more details.
  • Ambrosia Prime Seafood & Steaks: One of the area’s newest restaurants, Ambrosia will host Thanksgiving at its WaterSound Town Center address from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The four-course meal is $85 for adults and $45 for children 12 and younger. Book your table at ambrosia30a.com or call 850.909.0100.
  • Chanticleer Eatery: Chanticleer will be offering family-style Thanksgiving catering for pickup on Tuesday or Wednesday, and serving a plated lunch on Thanksgiving Day. More information is available on their website here. Reservations or catering orders can be made by calling the restaurant at 850.213.9065.
  • Cuvee 30A:  Enjoy Chef Tim Creehan’s scrumptious Louisiana fried turkey and an assortment of traditional trimmings, side dishes and desserts, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Visit https://cuvee30a.com/thanksgiving for menu and reservation opportunities, which are highly recommended. Cost is $89.99 for adults and $49.99 for children younger than 10.
  • North Beach Social: Stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the regular menu plus a special Thanksgiving plate and $2 mimosas all day. Music will be provided by Donnie Sundal from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit their website for more details.
  • The Great Southern Cafe: Indulge in a seated buffet that’s plated for you. Seatings occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. with regular dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations for morning/afternoon seatings can be made by phone beginning at 8 a.m., Nov. 1. Call 850.231.7327 or visit thegreatsoutherncafe.com.
  • Stinky’s Fish Camp: Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Thanksgiving dinner as well as a regular dinner menu for those who don’t like turkey. It’s the only day of the year that Stinky’s accepts reservations. Reach them at 850.267.3053 or visit stinkysfishcamp.com.
  • Café Thirty-A: The dining room is already at capacity for Thanksgiving, but you can take a piece of Cafe Thirty-A home with you in the form of a Thanksgiving to-go meal that feeds six for $360. Visit cafethirtya.com or call 850.231.2166 for more details.
  • The Bay: Plans are underway for a Thanksgiving lunch served from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., with reservations opening November 1 at 11 a.m via telephone only. No dinner service is planned. The restaurant advises calling early to grab a spot — 850.622.2291. More details may be available on their website: baysouthwalton.com.
  • Old Florida Fish House:  Old Florida Fish House is offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 850.534.3045 for reservations or visit www.oldfloridafishhouse.com for more details.
  • Modica Market: Reserve your organic, free-range Thanksgiving turkey ready to cook at home, along with side dishes ranging from corn souffle to sweet potato pie. Ham and tenderloin are also available. Call 850.231.1214 or visit modicamarket.com/seasonal for more.
  • Farm & Fire: Executive chef Nick is offering two Thanksgiving options — a filling buffet of classic dishes with Farm & Fire’s quintessential twist or a pick-up and bake meal for four (to be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 23). Seatings at the restaurant occur between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Both reservations and orders can be made by phone (850.622.3871) beginning Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. Visit farmandfirepizza.com for more information.
  • Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant: Chef Brannon Janca will present his first Thanksgiving feast with three courses for $48. The first course will be a choice of lobster bisque or shaved Brussels sprout salad. The second course will be a turkey plate with oven-roasted and spice-injected turkey with gravy, oyster dressing, Too Too’s corn souffle, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole with pecans and marshmallows and mayhaw-cranberry sauce. The third course will be a choice of banana foster bread pudding, wood-fired pumpkin pie or pistachio creme brulee. An a la carte menu will also be available as will a kid’s turkey plate meal for $15. Call or text 850.586.3015 for reservations; walk-ins are also welcome. 
  • The Grand Marlin: Make your Thanksgiving “grand” with a dine-feature that includes a soup or salad appetizer, roasted turkey entree and pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert. Reservations for in-house dining are recommended by calling 850.249.1500. View more details at thegrandmarlin.com/pcb.
  • Harpoon Harry’s: Enjoy a traditional turkey buffet as well as all-you-can-eat crab legs and shrimp for a flat fee of $49.95 per adult, $24.95 for youth ages four and free for children younger than four. Inside and outside seating will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations are sure to go quickly so call 850.234.6060 to save your seat. Check their website for additional info.
  • Runaway Island: Thanksgiving at the Island will take over this beachside restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Buffet pricing is $32 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. More details are available at runawayislandpcb.com and reservations are recommended for best dining times.
  • Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant: Add crab legs to your traditional Thanksgiving feast at Sharky’s, which will be offering a buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $31.95 for adults and $18.95 for 12 and younger with four and younger free. The crag leg add-on is $15 for all-you-can-eat. Reservations are recommended by calling 850.235.2420. Visit sharkysbeach.com for more details.
  • Saltwater Grill: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, by reservation only, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $42 for adults, $21 for children 12 and younger. Children younger than 3 eat free with a paying adult. Call 850.230.2739 to get on the list; walk-ins are welcome. Visit saltwatergrillpcb.com for more.
  • Shades30A: Shades is offering fried turkey pick-up (no sides) that feeds four to six people for $75 plus tax. The deadline for placing your order is the Monday prior to Thanksgiving, with pick-up November 22 or 23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 850.231.9410 to place an order while supplies last. Visit shades30a.com for more restaurant info. The restaurant itself will be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Destin Ice Market: Start with your choice of a turkey — brined, seasoned, and uncooked oven-ready bird — to cook at home or let them smoke one for you. Then, customize your meal with countless options of traditional and unique side items. Orders must be placed before noon on November 18, and picked up between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Inlet Beach location only. Call 850.502.4100 or visit https://destinicemarket30a.com/thanksgiving-menu for more details.
  • Little’s Lunches and Kitchen 30A: Grab a chef-crafted Thanksgiving feast from this location, including main course, sides and dessert. These meals are available through November while supplies last. Items are packaged, ready to heat. Call 850.276.5372 or visit their website for more details.

We are continuing to add options to this list as we receive them. If you know of a restaurant we should add, please leave their information below.

Last updated 11/16/22

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3 Responses to “Thanksgiving Dining 2022 From Destin to Panama City Beach”

  • Harpoon Harry’s is once again set to host its traditional turkey buffet this Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. However, in addition to the turkey, you’ll also be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat Alaskan Crab Legs and shrimp! Not to mention the desserts!

    Open from 11AM and accepting reservations until 7PM, guests are encouraged to bring the family and enjoy a nice holiday dinner experience right here on the beach at one of Panama City Beach’s favorite local spots.

    Flat fees are $49.95 per adult (beverages are extra), $24.95 for youths aged 4-11, and any child under the age of 4 is FREE!

    Both outside and inside dining will be available. This will be a very busy day and it will sell out, so please make your reservations now over the phone by calling 850-234-6060.


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