Thanksgiving 2023: Your Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Dining and Take-Home Feasts on 30A - 30A



Thanksgiving 2023: Your Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Dining and Take-Home Feasts on 30A

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, it’s time for gratitude, reflection, and celebration. If you’re seeking a traditional and delicious feast, you’re in luck, as numerous restaurants on 30A will be open on Thanksgiving Day, welcoming guests to indulge in holiday meals. Join us for a roundup of how to make the most of Thanksgiving at the beach.

PRO TIP: Kick off the morning — and earn that extra slice of pumpkin pie — by running the 12th annual 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K, 5K, or 1-mile. There’s still time to register.

Should the early morning marathon be a little too daunting for your Thanksgiving, consider a livelier alternative to work off that festive feast! Come on down to Red Fish Taco for their Third Annual Turkey Dance featuring River Dan. Join the festivities as doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, with the tunes starting at 6 p.m. Assemble your Turkey Dance crew and prepare for a night of excitement this Thanksgiving!

To Cook at Home

For the Health of It: 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, non-GMO turkey, ready to roast and serve with their wide range of healthy, affordable produce. You can also pick up organic Brussels sprouts and locally-grown organic green beans. Yum! Several sizes are available but the supply is limited. Call 850-267-0558 to reserve yours.

Modica Market: Another option to source your organic free-range turkeys for Thanksgiving – Modica Market is offering uncooked turkeys available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 850-231-1214 to order or stop by the store. That’s not all – you can also pick up side dishes, including cornbread dressing, corn souffle, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, and apple pie. Ham and tenderloin will also be available for purchase.

Where to Grab Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner

Fish Out of Water – FOOW: Celebrate a day of indulgence with the classic flavors of turkey and dressing. Fish Out of Water is serving up Thanksgiving plates, and you can also choose from their tempting a la carte brunch items until 2 p.m. The restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your day while they take care of all the culinary delights for you! Call 850-534-5050 for reservations.

Great Southern Café: Prepare to feast – Thanksgiving is on the horizon! Beginning November 1st at 8 AM, secure your spot at Great Southern Cafe exclusively via phone reservations. They’re returning with the beloved menu, featuring all the favorites you savored last year! Seatings are available from 10 am – 4 pm CDT for Thanksgiving dining.⁠ Regular dinner service will resume from 5 pm – 9:30 pm CDT. Call 850-231-7327⁠ for reservations.

Mezcal Mexican Grill: Come out to Seascape for a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings at Mezcal Mexican Grill. The buffet-style dinner is perfect for the whole family with three seatings – 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – to choose from. Click here to see the menu and make reservations.

The Wine Bar: The Wine Bar in WaterColor, just off Highway 30A and across from the WaterColor Inn, presents a Thanksgiving spread featuring slow-roasted turkey, smoked ham, garlic mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, alongside sides like cranberry relish and cornbread stuffing. Dessert includes pumpkin pie from Sweet Henrietta’s. Reserve your spot for this exclusive event at $55 for adults and $30 for children under 12, from 11 am to 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving. Call 850-231-1323 to book.

The Bay: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a delectable bayfront buffet at The Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are now open and can be made exclusively by phone at 850-622-2291. Don’t miss out on the chance to savor a feast by the bay!

Ovide: This Thanksgiving, Ovide offers an elegant culinary experience that blends Gulf Coast flavors and Southern culinary traditions, emphasizing sustainability and seasonality in every dish. With its inviting ambiance, Ovide provides the ideal backdrop for enjoying exceptional food, family, friends, and the holiday spirit. Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $115 for adults, $65 for children aged 6 to 12, and free for children under 5. Open seating is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. We strongly recommend making reservations, which can be done through OpenTable or by calling 850-351-3030.

Old Florida Fish House: Savor a delightful Thanksgiving Day buffet with a view of Eastern Lake along 30A. Indulge in an array of culinary delights featuring a carving station with rosemary garlic prime rib and butter-and-herb-roasted turkey, a chilled seafood bar, an assortment of appetizers, classic side dishes, and an array of sumptuous desserts. The buffet is priced at $69 for adults and $29 for children aged 10 and under.

Ambrosia: Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at Ambrosia with a delectable prix fixe meal that’s perfect for sharing with your loved ones! They’ll be serving up the best of traditional Thanksgiving classics, along with some Ambrosia specialties. Thanksgiving Day hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can check out the menu and make reservations by visiting their website or simply giving them a call at 850-909-0100.

Vin’tij Wine: Vin’tij Food & Wine invites you to a Thanksgiving celebration with a twist. On offer is a four-course traditional Thanksgiving feast alongside an array of unique non-traditional dishes, available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For guests with dietary preferences, there is a four-course vegan and gluten-free menu, as well as a specially crafted kids’ menu. We highly recommend making reservations to secure your culinary experience. Additionally, join in on Sunday, November 29, for a special lunch. Call 850-650-9820 to make reservations.

Stinky’s Fish Camp: Make Thanksgiving at Stinky’s Fish Camp a tradition! They’re ready to make your Thanksgiving extra special with their traditional turkey feast, complete with all the fixings. But if you’d rather not have turkey, they will also be serving their regular menu. Call 850-267-3053 for reservations. Serving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Roux 30A: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Roux 30a with a lavish family-style feast prepared by Chef Nikhil Abuvala and the culinary team. Choose from three community seatings at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., where you’ll be treated to a bountiful spread of holiday classics such as Yukon Potatoes, Homestyle and Cornbread Stuffing, Roasted French Beans, and more. Delight in the centerpiece, Roasted Turkey carved tableside, and savor Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie for dessert. The experience is priced at $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity, with no separate kids menu. Beverages can be purchased separately. This year, Roux 30a will NOT offer Thanksgiving to-go orders, so join us for a stress-free, homemade dinner this holiday season. Reserve your table through Resy HERE. 

Cuvee 30A:  Chef Tim Creehan is once again serving a scrumptious Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cuvee 30A located at 30 Avenue. The menu includes Louisiana Fried Turkey and an appetizing array of traditional trimmings, side dishes, and desserts. the buffet is priced at $89.99 for adults, and $49.99 for kids under 10. Check out the full menu here.

Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant: Come down to Down Island for a delightful Thanksgiving Dinner Feast on November 23rd, available from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Thanksgiving feast offers a three-course menu with traditional Thanksgiving plates and the option to order from our a la carte menu. Prices are $55 for the three-course meal, $39 for an adult plate (plate only), and $19 for a child’s plate (ages 12 and under). Guests also have the choice to order from the a la carte menu. To make reservations, simply text (850)-586-3015.

LaCo: On Thursday, November 23rd, from 11 in the morning until 7 in the evening, LaCo is offering a three-course traditional buffet perfect for gathering with loved ones. Indulge in your Thanksgiving favorites—from succulent turkey to creamy mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, and decadent pumpkin pie, we’ve got a full spread to delight in! Seating is limited, secure your spot by emailing [email protected] or by calling  850-231-4021. Feast for a fantastic price of $49.50 per adult and just $24.50 for kids aged 12 and under. Plus, for each paying adult, children aged 3 and under dine on us! Don’t delay, take a peek at their enticing menu and reserve your spot to indulge in the holiday’s best flavors!

North Beach Social: North Beach Social is keeping it casual and inviting this Thanksgiving! They’ll have the standard daily menu on offer along with a select buffet for your holiday enjoyment. No reservations are required—just come on by and celebrate!

Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria: The team at Farm & Fire is thrilled to welcome you for a Thanksgiving celebration! Book your table exclusively by phone starting from November 1 at 2:00 PM. While the menu is still under wraps, they promise a dining experience that will leave you content, satisfied, and filled with gratitude! Call at (850) 622-3871 to reserve your spot.

SunQuest Cruises – Solaris: Seeking a unique Thanksgiving dining experience? Embark on the SOLARIS yacht for an exquisite, chef-attended buffet on the serene waters. Trade the bustling holiday restaurants for a tranquil cruise, relinquishing the supermarket chaos, hours of cooking, and piles of dishes. Join on board to count your blessings with culinary delights. Ensure your spot at the table by reserving here or dialing (850) 650-2519.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill: Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl Hotel offers a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet this year. The Grand Buffet will be held on November 24, with seating from 11 AM to 7 PM. Price: $85 for adults; $45 for children ages 4 to 12; $35 for children ages 3 and under. Check out the Thanksgiving buffet menu here and the dinner a la carte menu here. Reservations are required. Call (850) 588-2882 for reservations.

The Lakehouse at WaterColor: Indulge in a Thanksgiving feast at the WaterColor LakeHouse, offering an exquisite buffet on November 24 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Start your holiday with a Breakfast Corner filled with classics such as scrambled eggs, Applewood bacon, French toast, and warm oatmeal porridge. Explore their Bakery section’s freshly baked rolls, Danish pastries, banana bread, and more. Savor selections from an Iced Seafood & Raw Bar and visit the Carving Station for herb-roasted turkey and peppercorn-crusted prime rib. Enjoy an array of Main and Side Dishes, an assortment of Desserts, and a delightful Kids Menu. The buffet is priced at $85 per adult and $45 for children aged 6 to 12, with no charge for children under 5. For the complete buffet menu, click here. Secure your spot by emailing [email protected] for reservations.

Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go

The Big Chill 30A: Thanksgiving to-go ordering at The Big Chill 30A is now available! Relish their signature house-smoked turkey, classic side dishes, and delectable pies. Opt for complete family meals or select from the a la carte menu. Orders can be placed online and picked up on Wednesday, November 22, or on Thanksgiving morning during our business hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 850-213-0782 or visit their Website:

Gallions 30A: Discover the joy of a carefree Thanksgiving with Gallion’s Heat and Serve Dinner Packages. Entrust your holiday feast to Gallion’s expert hands, and focus on what truly matters—giving thanks, gathering with loved ones, and creating cherished memories. Call 850-399-4909 for more info.

Gather Kitchen + Bar: Ensure a bountiful Thanksgiving with our Family Style Turkey and Trimmings Takeaway. Place your pre-order by sending an email to [email protected] by Tuesday, November 21st. Designed to satisfy four to six diners, our meal comes complete with soup, salad, a hearty main course, a selection of sides, and a suite of desserts. For a detailed look at the full menu, visit this link and select “Thanksgiving To-Go.”

The Perfect Pig: is pleased to offer their “Everything but the Turkey” Thanksgiving to-go menu once more! Each of their locations (WaterColor, Gulf Place & Seagrove) will feature a unique menu. Please ensure your orders are placed by Friday, November 17, and be ready to pick them up on Wednesday, November 22.

Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria: Indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for four, all for just $140. Your meal comes conveniently pre-packaged, simply heat it up and savor the moment. Available for pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/22, at North Beach Social, located downstairs. Click here for more info.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort: This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort! Secure your sumptuous holiday meal by reaching out at 850.267.8730 or dropping an email to Tish Parker at [email protected] before Friday, November 17th. For $219 plus tax, we provide a feast that serves 6-8 guests. You will receive reheating instructions either by email or at pick-up. When you place your order, they will also coordinate detailed pick-up instructions and schedule a convenient time for you.

Shades Bar & Grill Shades Bar & Grill at Inlet Beach is back with their much-anticipated fried turkeys, accompanied by a quart of savory giblet gravy—available until supplies run out! Secure your order by calling the number provided or by visiting the restaurant no later than Sunday, November 19. Priced at $80, these delectable fried turkeys can be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 21-22, from 11 a.m. until midnight.

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

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