Your 30A Guide to Thanksgiving at the Beach

The Thanksgiving season is upon us and it’s time for gratitude, peace, reflection and celebration. If you’re looking for a huge meal that’s both traditional and tasty, you’re in luck. Many restaurants are open for Thanksgiving Day, inviting people in for delicious feasts to celebrate the holidays. Here is our round-up of how to spend Thanksgiving on 30A.

PRO TIP: Kick off the morning — and earn that extra slice of pumpkin pie — by running the 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K or Family Fun Run at Rosemary Beach. There’s still time to register for the races and to enrol as volunteers.

The Annual Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run is another reason to rise and shine. The course travels throughout WaterColor Resort, with a shorter run course for kids.

To Cook at Home

While the options below are primarily for eating out, if you’re looking to cook in, the friendly team at For the Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach is once again offering certified organic and free-range turkey, ready to roast and serve with their wide range of healthy, affordable produce. You can also pick up organic brussel sprouts and locally grown organic green beans. Yum! Several sizes are available but the supply is limited.

Call 850-267-0558 to reserve yours.

Where to grab Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach will be celebrating the special day with an all-day Thanksgiving Buffet. Brunch will be served at three seatings — 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. — in The Pearl’s ballroom with wine available for purchase. It includes a full buffet of traditional holiday fare, with a touch of The Pearl Hotel’s signature old world Spanish, Portuguese and French influences: Pineapple Glazed Ham, Candied Sweet Potatoes with house-made bourbon marshmallow, traditional Sage Stuffing with winter roots and more!

Thanksgiving Plated Dinner will be served at Havana Beach Bar & Grill from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online at The Pearl’s website or by calling 850-588-2882.

Don’t miss the Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Sandestin Beach 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adults can enjoy a variety of delicious food offerings from Hilton Sandestin during their annual Thanksgiving Buffet. For $46.95 sample options like Mushroom Bisque, Roasted Turkey, Grilled Grouper, Pumpkin Pie and much more. For the kids ages 6-12, Flatbread Pizzas, Ham and Cheese Pinwheels, Mini-Cheeseburgers and more for only $16.95.

Stinky’s is now taking reservations for Thanksgiving dinner between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 850-267-3053 for reservations.

Old Florida Fish House will serve up a Thanksgiving brunch on the lake. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the full menu here and make reservations by calling 850-534-3045.

Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A will be open for a Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Celebrate with friends and family while enjoying one of the best views of the Gulf of Mexico in the area. With tradition top of mind each year, Chef Gio revealed his five essentials for the perfect Thanksgiving feast: savory bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, prime rib, fried turkey, and because we live on the beautiful Gulf, a coastal cuisine option. Call 850-267-2305 for reservations.

Come out to Fleming’s Steakhouse starting at 11 a.m. for their three-course Thanksgiving feast, including your choice of Herb-Roasted Turkey or Petite Filet Mignon.. Fleming’s also knows how special this day is for kids so they created a delightful three-course Thanksgiving Children’s Menu for $22.

Come out to Seascape for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all the trimmings at Mezcal Mexican Grill. The buffet-style dinner is perfect for the whole family with multiple seating times available. Choose from 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. Call to make reservations at 850-502-8353.

Join with family and friends at the WaterColor LakeHouse for Thanksgiving Brunch. Menu includes an omelet station, creole breakfast potatoes, Applewood smoked bacon, winter squash bisque, sage roasted turkey, cider-glazed root vegetables, bourbon pecan pie, maple cheesecake and more. $65 for adults; $30 for children ages 12 and under (excluding tax). Reservations required, call 850-534-5050.

Thanksgiving Day at Café Thirty-A starting at noon through 4 p.m. promises to be an extravagant affair with four-courses with all the extras. Choose from Southern deep-fried turkey, tandoori marinated salmon, pan-seared red snapper, or grilled filet mignon. Adults $60 (excluding tax and gratuity). Children’s menu is priced at $20. For reservations, call 850-231-2166.

For something different, book a cruise on the SOLARIS Yacht and enjoy a lavish Thanksgiving meal actually ON the water. The menu includes Carved Meats, Savory Vegetables, Sides and Chef’s Dessert and traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Two cruises are available, one at noon and one at 6 p.m. For cost, menu and reservations, click here.

Cuvee 30A will have their Thanksgiving Buffet available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 30 Avenue, featuring Chef Tim Creehan’s scrumptious Louisiana Fried Turkey and an appetizing array of traditional trimmings, side dishes and desserts.

Beginning at 4 p.m., Marlin Grill invites guests to enjoy a four-course dinner paired with one of their award-winning martinis. Reservations can be made by calling 850-351-1990. For more info, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinners To Go

Café Thirty-A is taking orders for Thanksgiving Day Takeout Menu for Six. Takeout orders must be placed no later than 5 pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Blue Mountain Bakery is offering a large selection of al a carte baked goods. Check out the menu here. Swiftly Catered is offering full dinner for 10. For details, click here.

Grayton Beer Catering Team has created a menu filled with classic Thanksgiving dishes including Roasted Sage Butter Turkey and unique seasonal twists like Creole Cornbread Dressing. Call 850-213-4000 or email to place your order. Last day to place orders is Saturday, November 23. Orders will be scheduled for pickup Wednesday, November 27 from the Brewpub.

As always, Cuvee 30A is continuing their tradition of the Thanksgiving Feast to-go. Learn more here.

Roux 30A will be preparing a Thanksgiving menu to go. See the full menu and order online here. Email them at with your order and contact information. 

Shades Bar & Grill will be closed for Thanksgiving but is taking orders for fried turkey. They have a limited quantity though, so call 850-231-9410 to pre-order.

Cowgirl Kitchen will have Thanksgiving dinners to take home with you. Order by 5 p.m., November 23, to enjoy whole smoked turkey & gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, praline sweet potatoes, broccoli & cheese casserole, 7-layer salad, bourbon pecan pie and all kinds of dips and more. Order online here.

The Perfect Pig is offering whole glazed spiral sliced hams, Italian sausage and pine nut stuffed roasted peppers and other incredible sides and desserts. Note: kindly specify which location you will be picking up fromPlease order by November 22. Menus can be found online for Gulf Place, WaterColor and Seagrove.

Did we miss something? If you know of any other Thanksgiving Day events or meals, please let us know by emailing

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