Eat Up! Thanksgiving Dining in Northwest Florida

For most, the holidays are a time of family, food and tradition. With our world being so digitally connected and loved ones being spread further apart, more families are traveling to vacation destinations as part of their holiday tradition. With large homes along Scenic Hwy 30-A in Northwest Florida, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals accommodates families and groups of every size, throughout the year, including holidays.

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One of the things guests love the most is that our vacation rentals include fully-equipped kitchens, allowing for meals to save money, or just enjoying the experience of cooking together. With nearby grocery stores, spacious kitchens (sometimes with double ovens) and open floor plans, preparing and sharing a Thanksgiving meal at your home away from home has never been easier. Book your 2019 holiday beach rental in South Walton now!

For those who would rather vacation by walking the powder-white sands of the Florida gulf coast, or just won’t have the time to prepare and cook the turkey, the South Walton area has several options to for catering or dining in.

Thanksgiving Day Dining Options:

Thanksgiving Brunch at WaterColor LakeHouse 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join 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 12 and under. Address: 533 Western Lake Dr., WaterColor

Annual Thanksgiving Brunch at Vue on 30A- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vue on 30A dishes up tradition with a dash of coastal cuisine for its Annual Thanksgiving Brunch with a spectacular view of the Gulf. For $49.95, adults can enjoy a raw bar with oysters and shrimp, fried turkey, eggs benedict and much more. Kids aged 6-12 can eat for $15.95, children 5 and under are free. Address: 4801 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

2018 Giving Thanks Dinner at Seascape Town Centre- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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. Address: 556 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach- 11 – 1:30 p.m.

Join the staff of The Pearl Hotel for a Thanksgiving buffet in their Pearl Ballroom. Ideal for larger families or parties, this event is by reservation only. The cost is $75 per adult and $30 per child (ages 3-12). Reservations can be made by calling The Pearl at 850-588-2882. Address: 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach

Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu at Havana Beach Bar & Grill- 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast at Havana Beach Bar and Grill, including Free Range Turkey, Pumpkin Pecan Praline Cheesecake and more! The full menu can be found at the website below, reservations are required and can be made by calling 850-588-2882. Cost is $75 per adult and $30 per child ages 3-12. Address: 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach

Thanksgiving Feast at Fleming’s Steakhouse- 11 a.m.

Come out to Fleming’s Steakhouse starting at 11 a.m. for their three-course Thanksgiving feast, including classics like mixed herb-roasted turkey breast and 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. Address: 600 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach

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 are available for only $16.95. Address: 4000 S Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach

Thanksgiving Day at Café Thirty-A- Noon – 4 p.m.

Dine on four-courses with all the extras at Café Thirty-A. 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. If you don’t want to sit at the restaurant, you can arrange to get your feast to-go with their Takeout Feast for 6. Takeout orders must be placed by Sunday, November 18. Address: 3899 E Scenic Hwy 30A, Seagrove

Thanksgiving Buffet aboard SOLARIS

Enjoy a full Thanksgiving feast on board the SOLARIS yacht including Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes and more. Cost per adult is $65, kids age 3-10 are $38 and children under 3 are $20. Reservations are required and to guarantee a window seat for an additional cost, multiple seatings are available. Address: 9300 US Hwy 98 W, Miramar Beach

Bayfront Thanksgiving Buffet at The Bay restaurant- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bay is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a carving station, penne and fresh pasta station, baked Mahi-Mahi with lemon and dill, as well as a selection of sides, veggies, salads and desserts. $32.95 for adults; children for $14.95. Address: 24215 Hwy 331

Thanksgiving at Baytowne Provisions- 11 – 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving with a twist at Baytowne Provisions include Coca-Cola Glazed Ham, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Turkey, Cheese Grits, assorted desserts and much more! To make reservations (available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), email chad@baytowneprovisions.com or call (850) 460-7866. $32.95 for adults; $14.95 for children under age 12. Address: 109 Cannery Lane

Thanksgiving on the Lake

Enjoy Thanksgiving on Eastern Lake with Old Florida Fish House from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In addition to their regular lunch, dinner and sushi menus, Old Florida Fish House will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu. $39 for adults and $18 for children. Reservations are encouraged and should be made by calling (850) 534-3045. Address: 109 Cannery Lane

Tim Creehan’s 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Cuvee 30A

Cuvee 30A is open for Thanksgiving buffet from 11-3 p.m., featuring Chef Tim Creehan’s Louisiana Fried Turkey and traditional trimmings, side dishes and desserts. Reservations are highly recommended. A “Turkey to Go” option is also available.Address: 12805 Hwy 98, Inlet Beach

Other Dining Options Open on Thanksgiving Day:

Stinky’s Fish Camp- 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Address: 5960 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone: (850) 267-3053
  • Website: stinkysfishcamp.com

45 Central – Brunch 8 a.m. – Noon; Regular menu 2 p.m. – Midnight

Fish Out of Water- 4-8 p.m.

Marlin Grill- 4-9 p.m.

  • Address: 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach
  • Phone: (850) 351-1990
  • Website: marlingrill.com

Local Catch- 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thanksgiving catering:

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Grayton Beer Brewpub can cater your Thanksgiving dinner, offering seasonal items and classic Thanksgiving dishes with a twist, including Roasted Sage Butter Turkey, Granny's Cranberry Chutney, Creole Cornbread Dressing, Quinoa Salad and Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Call (850) 213-4000 OR email Catering@GraytonBeer.com to place your order. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 17. Pick up must be scheduled in advance. Items must be picked up no later than Wednesday, November 22 between 11am - 8pm.

The Hub is offering Thanksgiving to Go for those who’d rather skip the cooking and still stay in! Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, serving 8-10 for $225. See website for menu details. Call or Email Ana to order: anak@comerwoodford.com; (850) 814-1996. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m., Friday, November 16 and guaranteed by credit card. Pick up times on November 21 (11-4 p.m.) and November 22 (between 10 and Noon).

Cowgirl Kitchen whips up a great Thanksgiving feast for your family, accepting orders from October 1st until November 18th for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Orders are customizable and can be placed online at https://www.cowgirlkitchen.com/thanksgiving-order.html