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 in the 1 mile and 10K races.

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 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

You can grab a special BREAKFAST buffet at 45 Central in Seaside! Their quaint patio and inside seating provide a casual, yet sophisticated space to dine with friends and family on Thanksgiving morning. The buffet will be available from 8 am to noon. No reservations required, guests can just walk in!

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach will be celebrating the special day with an all-day Thanksgiving Buffet. Brunch will be served at three seatings — 12 noon, 2 p.m., & 4 p.m. — in The Pearl’s ball room 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! Lunch and 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.

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 $49.95 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. Guests can choose the Traditional Turkey dinner (adults $27.95, kids $10.95), or the 3 Course Turkey Dinner for $34.95, which also includes salad and dessert.

Old Florida Fish House will serve up a Thanksgiving brunch on the lake. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Choose the buffet or choose from their sushi menu and select items from their daily menu. See the full menu here and make reservations by calling 850-534-3045.

For Thanksgiving with a twist, including Coca-Cola Glazed Ham, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Turkey, Chees Grits, assorted desserts and much more, make reservations (available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), at Baytowne Provisions. Email or call 850-460-7866. $32.95 for adults; $14.95 for children under age 12.

Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A will be open for a Thanksgiving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 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 11AM for their three-course Thanksgiving feast, including classics like Mixed Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast or Sliced Beef Tenderloin for $42. Fleming’s also knows how special this day is for kids so they created a delightful three-course Thanksgiving Children’s Menu for $19.

Come out to Seascape for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner spread 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 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or 5 p.m. Adults, $22.99; Children ages 5-12 $9.99; and Children under age 5 eat free. 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.

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 deep-fried turkey, pan roasted salmon, bronzed red snapper or filet mignon for a cost of $60 per adult. A special children’s menu will be available for $20. Reservations Required.

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. Book your cruise here.

Cuvee 30A will have their Thanksgiving Buffet available from 11 a.m. to 3 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. As always, they are continuing their tradition of the Thanksgiving Feast to-go. Learn more here.

The Bay Restaurant is serving Thanksgiving dinner on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Chef Jim Shirley and his team have put together an amazing menu for Thanksgiving at The Bay. Enjoy a celebratory buffet with friends and family while enjoying unmatched views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Call 850-622-2291 to reserve.

Join in for Thanksgiving Dinner on beautiful Rosemary Beach at Restaurant Paradis from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Menu includes a traditional turkey dinner. They will also serve their usual menu of fresh seafood and delicious steaks if you’re not looking for traditional. Call 850-534-0400 to make reservations.

Beginning at 4 p.m., Marlin Grill invites guests to enjoy a four-course meal including soup, choice of salad, dessert and traditional Thanksgiving entree with roasted turkey, smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, ricotta mashed potatoes, cream spinach and cranberry relish. Reservations can be made by calling 850-351-1990. To check out the full menu, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinners To Go

Grayton Beer Brewpub has announced their GRAYT Thanksgiving Menu which includes Roasted Sage Butter Turkey, Granny’s Cranberry Chutney, Creole Cornbread Dressing, Quinoa Salad and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Place your orders by November 17. Call 850-213-4000 or email to place your order. 

Café Thirty-A is offering a takeout Feast for six. Order by 5 p.m., Sunday, November 18.

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 18, 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 from (Seagrove – 850-213-0701 or Gulf Place – 850-660-1591). Please order by November 16. Check out this year’s complete menu here.

The Hub 30A is prepping dinners to-go as well, with in-house smoked turkey and ham, cranberry sauce, local veggies and more. They have convenient pickup times on November 21 and 22; orders to be placed by 5 pm, Friday, November 16. Check out the details here.

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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