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Thanksgiving Dining 2023 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 2023.

  • Bitterroot: Choose from dinner and a la carte options in a four-person take-out option for $140. Pick-up must be made on November 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bitterroot or Everkrisp at Grand Boulevard. Call 850.460.8881 to place an order or obtain more details.
  • Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer: Brotula’s will host its annual Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults can dine for $48.95; children 3-11, $24.95. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 850.460.8900. Visit for more information or view their menu here.
  • East Pass Seafood and Oyster House: A new addition to the list this year, East Pass will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p,m, with reservations recommended by calling 850.424-3507. They will be serving our regular menu with a Thanksgiving plate special available. View their Thanksgiving offerings here.
  • 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 from noon to 4 p.m.. More information is available here, including a complete menu. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 850.424.0621.
  • Harbor Docks: Harbor Docks will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 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 or call 850.837.2506 for more details.
  • Henderson Beach Resort: Join them for an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast. Indulge in a bountiful buffet spread filled with traditional favorites and delectable seasonal delights. Book your reservation now; cost is $95 for adults, $35 for kids and free for children six and younger. More details are available here.
  • Jackakuda’s: Jackakuda’s will serve a full Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., including traditional favorites and a limited menu. Reservations are highly recommended by calling (850) 460-2909.  View their Thanksgiving menu here.
  • Marina Cafe: In previous years, Marina Cafe has hosted an annual Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More details will be added once available.
  • The Palms Bistro: Chef Conroy has prepared a Thanksgiving menu with traditional favorites, available from 4 to 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. This all-you-can-eat opportunity is $20, $10 for children four to 10 and free for children three and younger. Additionally, the Good Vibes Bar will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. and the coffee house from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: In addition to its regular menu, Ruth’s Chris will offer a sizzling turkey breast with cranberry relish and sides such as sausage and herb stuffing, corn pudding and pumpkin cheesecake for additional purchase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 850.837.7884 or visit
  • 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 16 and picked up on Wednesday, November 22. Thanksgiving orders are cash or check only. Space is limited; call 850.269.0044 to secure your spot.
  • Sealand: Thanksgiving at this Fort Walton Beach restaurant will feature a buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving day, with options from appetizers and sides to soups, salads and desserts. Cost is $39 for adults and $15 for children 10 and younger. Reservations are highly recommended by calling 850.244.0044. View the entire menu here.
  • Soleil: Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family-style sides. Cost is $60 for adults and $20 for kids. Reservations are currently available online through the Resy app, at or by calling 850.353.2867. View their menu here.
  • 790: Celebrate Thanksgiving in 790’s new location at 14073 Emerald Coast Parkway, with a traditional turkey and ham dinner with all the sides. They will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost is $39.99 for adults and $15.99 for children six to 12. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only by calling 850.650.4853. View the entire menu here.
  • Commelfó: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with some European touches on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. Live music will also be offered. Make a reservation by calling 850.353.2991.
  • Fleming’s Fine Steakhouse and Wine Bar: Partake in three exceptional courses featuring turkey, filet mignon or bone-in ribeye on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 11 a.m. This option is $56 and includes a starter, all the fixings and dessert. A children’s three-course menu is available for $26, and the full dinner menu will also be available all day. A Thanksgiving catering menu is also an option. More details can be accessed on their website here.
  • Mezcal Mexican Grill: Choose from three seatings at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. for Mezcal’s dine-in menu. A take-out option is also available. Ordering deadline is Monday, Nov. 20, with pickup on Wednesday. Reserve your seat or take-out options by calling 850.563.7791.
  • Ovide: Ovide at Hotel Effie Sandestin is offering a spectacular Thanksgiving buffet, including a seafood bar and desserts, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $115 per person, $65 for children ages six to 12 and free for children five and younger. Call 850.351.3030 for reservations or visit their website.
  • Royal Palm Grille: Give thanks with the crew at Royal Palm Grille with a menu that includes a harvest salad, turkey, dressing and your choice of pumpkin praline cheesecake or chocolate mousse. View the menu here and call 850.424.7300 for more details.
  • 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 or by calling 850.650.2519.
  • 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 Seating is first come, first served, with times usually available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Vin’tij 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 for hours and more details.
  • Ambrosia Prime Seafood & Steaks: Ambrosia will host Thanksgiving at its WaterSound Town Center locale, starting with butternut squash soup or a harvest salad and continuing with pumpkin or pecan pie. View their complete menu here. Cost is $95 for adults and $45 for children 12 and younger. Book your table at or call 850.909.0100.
  • 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: View their holiday menu here.
  • The Big Chill 30A: One of 30A’s favorite hangout spots is handling Thanksgiving prep this year. Enjoy house-smoked turkey, traditional sides and pies in family meals or as a la carte items. Place your order online here (from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) with pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 22 or Thanksgiving morning. For more information call 850.213.0782.
  • 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 with pickup from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. More information is available here. Orders must be placed online and are an available option until sold out.
  • Café Thirty-A: Dine in or take a piece of Cafe Thirty-A home with you in the form of a Thanksgiving to-go meal. Visit or call 850.231.2166 for more details. View their holiday menu here.
  • Chanticleer Eatery: Chanticleer will be offering family-style Thanksgiving catering for pickup the day before Thanksgiving. More information is available on their website here. 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. Visit for menu and reservation opportunities, which are required. Cost is $89.99 for adults and $49.99 for children younger than 10.
  • Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant: Join in the Thanksgiving feast with three courses for $55, an adult plate for $39 and a child’s plate for $19 for those 12 and younger. Traditional Thanksgiving favorites will be served, along with an a la carte menu. Call or text 850.586.3015 for reservations.
  • Farm & Fire: They are 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 Tuesday, November 22). 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 2 p.m. Visit for more information.
  • Fish Out Of Water (FOOW): FOOW will have a la carte Thanksgiving items available until 2 p.m. FOOW does not require reservations and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit their website for more details.
  • Fonville Press: Fonville Press in Alys Beach is currently taking orders for its Thanksgiving menu offerings, which can be found here. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 21, with order pickup on Wednesday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Gallion’s: In Rosemary Beach, order a heat and serve dinner package for up to six guests including turkey, sides and desserts. Pickup must be made between noon and 2 p.m. on November 23. Package price is $365. For more details, visit their ordering site.
  • Havana Beach Bar and Grill: Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet as well as coastal cuisine with seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 850.588.2882. Cost is $85 for adults, $45 for children 12 and younger and free for children three and younger. For more details, visit this link.
  • LaCo: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with soup and salad options, sides and seasonal desserts. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 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. Orders must be placed by November 15. Call 850.231.1214 or click here for more.
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  • North Beach Social: The regular daily menu will be available on Thanksgiving as well as a small buffet. No reservations are needed, but call 850.622.8110 for more details.
  • Old Florida Fish House:  Old Florida Fish House is offering a traditional Thanksgiving buffet for $69 for adults and $29 for children 10 and younger. Call 850.534.3045 for reservations or click here to view the menu.
  • Red Fish Taco: Join in on the third annual Turkey Dance with River Dan following Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m. For more details, call 850.994.7443 or visit
  • 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, but walk-ins are also welcome. Reach them at 850.267.3053 or visit View their Thanksgiving menu here.
  • WaterColor LakeHouse: This spot will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $85++ per adult and $45++ per child (ages 6-12). They will also have whole turkey Thanksgiving takeaway meals at Gather for $375++ (++Tax plus 24% service charge & delivery fee if applicable). Reservations are required by emailing View their Thanksgiving
  • Destin Ice Market: Menu details are still in the works, but online ordering will be open through November 17, with meal pick-up on November 22 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Inlet Beach location only. Call 850.502.4100 or visit this page for more details.
  • 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 here.
  • Runaway Island: Thanksgiving at the Island will take over this beachside restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Buffet pricing is $34.95 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. More details are available at and reservations are recommended for best dining times.
  • Saltwater Grill: Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Menu and pricing will be available soon on their website here. Call 850.230.2739 to get on the list; limited walk-ins are welcome. Visit for more.
  • Shades 30A: Shades is offering fried turkey pick-up (no sides) that feeds four to six people for $80 plus tax. The deadline for placing your order is November 19, with pick-up November 21-22 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 850.231.9410 to place an order while supplies last. Visit for more restaurant info. The restaurant itself will be closed on Thanksgiving.

    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 11/16/23

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