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Turkey Day: Dining Out Guide

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner can be a major chore, especially for one person. Sometimes cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner just is not in the cards. You may be on vacation without the comfort of your own kitchen or simply in the mood for something different. In either of these situations you’re in luck this Thanksgiving in Destin. If you’re in the mood to leave the cooking and cleanup to someone else, check out our suggestions below for great Turkey Day dining out options.

Thanksgiving in Destin Florida
Photo by Ricardo Mangual

Kenny D’s Beach Bar & Grill

Kenny D and his wife Leta have been living in Destin for the last twelve years. When they first arrived they bought an oyster bar that they turned into Kenny D’s. Part of their success is due to Chef Gracie Esser, just give her a few hints and she can cook just about anything you can come up with.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Kenny D’s is going to be a special treat. Some of the menu items will be Cajun fried turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, oyster dressing, yams, rice and gravy, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.

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  • 2964 Scenic Gulf Dr
  • Miramar Beach, FL
  • (850) 650-0755

Cuvee Bistro

Cuvee is a french term referring to a blending of ingredients. Cuvee is owned by Destin’s own celebrity chef,Chef Tim Creehan who opened the bistro in 2010. Make your reservations now for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast. Some of the menu items will be Fried Louisiana Turkey, mashed yukon potatoes, corn and crab bisque,braised green beans with bacon, fresh creamed corn,baked sweet potatoes with toasted pecans and brown sugar, and pumpkin banana cream pie, chocolate chip bread pudding with rum butter sauce and pecan pie for dessert.

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  • 36120 Emerald Coast Pkwy
  • Destin, FL
  • (850) 650-8900

Cafe 30A

Chef Ken Duenas serves up a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with choice of deep fried turkey, lamb shanks, fresh Gulf Grouper, or filet mignon. Dinner is served in 4 courses including desert, it begins with butternut squash bisque or seafood chowder, next are assorted greens with gorgonzola cheese, candied pecans, grape tomatoes and a champagne you have your meat choice with different accompaniments such as green bean casserole and andouille cornbread stuffing to accompany the turkey, or roasted oyster mushrooms and red peppers to pair with the grouper. The desert course features homemade pumpkin pie.

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  • 3899 East Scenic Hwy 30A
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • (850) 231-2166

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones without all the fuss. Make your reservations now because these places will fill up fast.

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