It is almost time for the best feast day of the year. Turkey Day – or as some people like to call it, Thanksgiving – is fast approaching! It is literally right around the corner. In preparation for this magnificent holiday, we are loosening our pants just a little (okay, a lot), doing some exercises to increase our appetites, and setting our scales ten pounds back. Don’t judge us, we know you do it, too.
One great benefit of spending Thanksgiving in the South Walton area is the opportunity to enjoy the holiday without all the stress that goes along with preparing an elaborate meal. South Walton offers a number of Thanksgiving dining options that allow you, your family, and your friends to enjoy a stress-free turkey dinner. Whether you are visiting the area or are a local, dining out on Thanksgiving is the best way to spend the day.
Gobble up a fresh meal and enjoy time with your family at these awesome restaurants on the Emerald Coast.
WaterColor Lakehouse (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Brunch will be offered at the WaterColor Lakehouse on Thanksgiving. This is the best way to mix your favorite meal with your favorite holiday! Omelets, potatoes, bacon, turkey (obviously), an assortment of desserts, and more will be served. Cost is $65 for adults and $30 for kids aged 12 and younger.
Vue on 30A (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m)
The Vue on 30a will serve its Annual Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday morning. A combination of tradition, coastal cuisine, and brunch makes for a unique Thanksgiving experience. The menu includes oyster, shrimp, turkey, and eggs benedict. Cost is $49.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids aged 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
Seascape Town Centre (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Join the 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Dinner at Seascape Town Centre. This is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, provided in the best way…buffet-style! Multiple seating times are available, including: 12 p.m and 2 p.m. Cost is $28.50 for adults, $10.55 for children aged 5-12, and free for children 5 and under. Do not forget to call and make your reservation at 850-837-8350.
Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach (11 a.m – 3:00 p.m.)
A buffet is doing Thanksgiving the right way! The Thanksgiving Buffet is hosted in the Pearl Ballroom, and is great for large families or big dinner parties. A reservation is required for this event, so call 850-588-2882 to save your spot. Cost is $75 for adults and $39 for kids aged 3-12.
Havana Beach Bar & Grill (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
The Thanksgiving Prix Fixe is a three-course feast. Menu includes turkey, pumpkin pecan praline cheesecake, and more delicious food items so you can stuff your face. A reservation is required, so be sure to call 850-588-2882 to grab your spot ASAP. Cost is $79 for adults and $39 for children aged 3-12.
Fleming's Steakhouse (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
A Thanksgiving feast with turkey and beef tenderloin? It does not get much better than this! The three-course meal will give you a reason to loosen those pants and go straight into a food coma. There is also a special children’s menu just for the kiddos. Cost is $42 for adults and $19 for children.
Hilton Sandestin Beach (11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
A Thanksgiving buffet at the Hilton is a great way to spend this holiday. Buffet includes everything from turkey to grouper to pumpkin pie. Kids will also enjoy the additional food choices that include pizzas, pinwheels, and cheeseburgers. Cost is $49.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids aged 6-12.
Café Thirty-A (Noon – 4 p.m.)
Thanksgiving at Café Thirty-A provides not just three courses, but four amazing courses for you to enjoy! If you are feeling traditional, chow down on the deep-fried turkey. Otherwise, you might want to try the salmon, bronzed red snapper, or filet mignon. Reservations are required. Cost is $60 for adults and $20 for a special children’s menu. You also have the option of ordering a feast-to-go if you place your order by November 24.
All aboard! Spend your Thanksgiving out at sea, on board the SOLARIS yacht. Traditional menu includes turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and more. Reservations are required. Cost is $68 for adults, $38 for kids aged 3-10, and $23 for children under 3.
The Bay Restaurant (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Day at the Bay! This buffet-style meal will include a carving station, penne and fresh pasta station, baked Mahi-Mahi, and a wide variety of sides, veggies, salads, and desserts. Cost is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.
Old Florida Fish House (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving feast on Eastern Lake at Old Florida Fish House. A traditional Thanksgiving menu will be served in addition to all their regular lunch and dinner menu items. Although reservations are not required, they are encouraged, so call (850) 534-3045 to save your seat. Cost is $49 for adults and $15 for kids.
If you and your family would rather stay at home (or your vacation rental) to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, get a caterer! That way you can avoid the hassle and spend time with the family, while someone else cooks your meal for you. Check out these South Walton catering options so your holiday meal will be stress-free and delicious.
Grayton Beer Brewpub
When you try the traditional Thanksgiving dishes with an added twist, you will be grateful you decided on a catered feast. All orders must be placed by November 23, and must be picked up no later than November 27. To place your order, call (850) 213-4000 or email email@example.com.
The Hub’s “Thanksgiving to Go” is a traditional holiday feast. It is even better than a homecooked meal because you did not have to make it! All orders must be made by November 24, and must be picked up no later than November 27 at noon. Call (850) 814-1996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
And finally, Thanksgiving fun does not just happen on Turkey Day itself! Do not miss out on one of South Walton’s fun family-friendly events before Thanksgiving. The Hub will be hosting a huge pre-Thanksgiving party at 2 p.m. on November 27. This event will include an appearance by the REP Theatre, live music, and a family movie marathon with some of your favorite family movies. Still not sure? This event is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snuggle up with your family. This event reminds all of us that there is so much to be grateful for.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in South Walton!