Thanksgiving Day at the beach: 30a Dining options 2023

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Thanksgiving looms on the horizon, a time-honored beacon of feasting and family. But who says you can't elevate the traditional gathering by having your turkey with a side of beach waves? We've discovered a selection of dining choices along 30A designed to minimize your hours behind the stove, still having a memorable Thanksgiving dinner while basking in the leisure of beachside living. Come on down and have some food and fun!

Santa Rosa Beach

The BayThe Bay in Santa Rosa Beach will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu, available during lunch time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Enjoy this essential family meal while looking out over the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Reservations are required, so please call ahead 850.622.2291.


Thanksgiving DinnerFarm & Fire presents a duo of Thanksgiving choices: an abundant buffet featuring traditional favorites with Farm & Fire's signature spin, or a ready-to-bake meal kit for four, available for pick-up on Tuesday, November 22. The restaurant will host seatings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the buffet. You can make both dining reservations and meal kit orders via telephone at 850.622.3871. For further details, visit their site here.
Blue Mountain Beach

Blue Mtn Bakery ThanksgivingBlue Mountain Bakery, a local favorite in Blue Mountain Beach, will provide a hassle-free, fully-cooked pick-up menu complete with warming directions to make your holiday as effortless as possible. Their family feast package is tailored to comfortably serve five to six diners, featuring clearly labeled gluten-free choices for those with dietary preferences. All orders are to be placed through their website at and can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Be sure to place your order online promptly, as availability continues only until sold out.


Perfect Pig ThanksgivingThe Perfect Pig in Gulf Place will have their "Everything But The Turkey" Thanksgiving To-Go menu available. All sides will feed up to 6 people and orders must be placed by Friday, November 17th and picked up by noon on Wednesday, November 22nd. Click here to see the menu. Also available at their Seagrove Beach and WaterColor locations.



WaterColor Lakehouse ThanksgivingWaterColor Lakehouse will be presenting a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day buffet, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To secure your spot, please send an email to The buffet will feature an array of stations: a morning breakfast selection, a bakery corner, a fresh salad garden, a chilled seafood bar, a variety of main courses and side dishes, a carving station, an assortment of desserts, and a dedicated area just for kids. You can view the complete menu by visiting the their Facebook event page. Pricing is set at $85 for adults and $45 for children aged 6 to 12, while children 5 and under dine free of charge.

Gather Kitchen + BarGather Kitchen + Bar in Watercolor will be offering complete turkey Thanksgiving takeaway meals, priced at $375++. Reservations are mandatory and can be made by sending an email to Or, for a more casual Turkey Day, join them poolside for a relaxed celebration, complete with festive Chef's specials such as the crowd-pleasing giant smoked turkey drumstick.

FOOWFish Out Of Water (FOOW) is serving up Thanksgiving plates, including turkey and dressing, and an a la carte menu of festive items until 2 p.m.. They welcome guests without reservations, adopting a first-come, first-served approach. For additional information, please visit their website here.

Seagrove Beach

Cafe 30ACafé Thirty-A offers the flexibility of enjoying your Thanksgiving feast in the comfort of your own home with their take-out meals. Their Thanksgiving-To-Go Menu can be found here. For more information, please visit or contact them at 850.231.2166.

Old Florida Fish House ThanksgivingOld Florida Fish House will be offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. including turkey and prime rib carving stations with traditional sides, but they will also have an array appetizers, fresh seafood and salads to choose from. Their special menu is available here. Reservations can be made here, or by calling 850-534-3045.

Rosemary Beach

Gallion's Rosemary Beach Gallion’s, located in Rosemary Beach, is offering a heat-and-serve dinner package suitable for up to six people, complete with turkey, sides, and desserts. The package is available for pick-up from noon to 2 p.m. on November 23 and is priced at $365. For additional details and to place an order, please visit their ordering website.

Havana Beach Bar ThanksgivingHavana Beach Bar and Grill invites you to your pick of lunch or dinner. They'll be offering a lavish Thanksgiving buffet with the classics complemented by their signature coastal dishes and prime rib carving station, with available seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. they will offer a select a la carte menu, highlighted by a special Thanksgiving Plate that boasts herb-roasted turkey and a medley of sides: creamy whipped potatoes, sweet candied yams, and crisp green beans. Please secure your reservation by phoning 850.588.2882. For additional information, please visit their site here.

Inlet Beach
Cuvee 30A ThanksgivingCuvee 30A by Chef Tim Creehan's at 30Avenue will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Reservations are recommended as they fill up fast. Indulge in exquisite Louisiana fried turkey, accompanied by a selection of classic fixings, sides, and desserts. For the full menu and to secure your reservation please visit Cuvee 30A Thanksgiving. Pricing is set at $89.99 for adults and $49.99 for children under 10.

Ambrosia Thanksgiving Dinner MenuAmbrosia Prime Seafood & Steaks invites you to a Thanksgiving celebration at their WaterSound Town Center location. They are offering a delectable menu beginning with a choice of butternut squash soup or harvest salad, a selection of entrees with some traditional sides, and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for the finale. Explore their full menu offerings here. The price for this holiday dining experience is $95 per adult and $45 for children aged 12 and under. Secure your reservation at online here, or by calling 850.909.0100.

Miramar Beach and Destin

Vintj ThanksgivingVin'tij Food & Wine is offering an exquisite four-course Thanksgiving feast alongside an array of unconventional menu choices from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For those with specific dietary preferences, a four-course vegan and gluten-free menu will also be on offer, in addition to a menu crafted for children. While reservations are suggested, Vin'tij extends the holiday spirit into the weekend with a special lunch/brunch on Sunday, Nov. 29, perfect for those perusing the shops at Grand Boulevard. For a glimpse of their menu, click here.


Flemings ThanksgivingFleming’s Fine Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard invites you to enjoy an exceptional three-course meal this Thanksgiving Day, starting at 11 a.m., one you'll be sure to remember. For further information, please visit their website


Emerald Grande ThanksgivingEmerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin presents a festive Thanksgiving Brunch alongside a three-course dinner at Grande Vista Bar & Grill for the holiday. Additionally, in their Grande Ballroom they'll host a lavish Thanksgiving banquet, complete with all the classic favorites, expertly prepared by their skilled chefs. Seating times offered at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Please note that reservations are necessary to secure your place at the table, call 850.424.0621. View the menu here.

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