Thanksgiving on 30A

Thanksgiving is a holiday all about coming together to spend time and give thanks with family and friends. The calm and beautiful beach along 30A serves as a peaceful backdrop to gather and celebrate all there is to be grateful for. We don’t blame you if you don’t want to cook up a huge feast for the occasion- you are on vacation after all! Luckily many of the areas most beloved restaurants are open, or offering to-go options, so that you can feed all the hungry mouths, watch all the football, and make all the memories without even having to turn the stove on.

Eat in Options:

The Pearl Hotel: Rosemary Beach

11:00am to 7:00pm

$79+ adult / $39+ child

Reservations required, (850) 588-2882

Thanksgiving lunch at the Pearl is an annual tradition for locals and tourists alike. This year they are offering two different events at their iconic hotel. Choose between a buffet in the ballroom with live music (seating times vary), or a plated dinner at their Havana Beach Bar & Grill featuring three mouthwatering courses.

Cafe 30A: Seagrove Beach

12:00pm to 4:00pm

$60+ adult / $20+ child

Reservations, (850) 231-2166

Cafe 30A is a very popular fine dining restaurant known for its consistently delicious food. Their Thanksgiving menu features four courses with all of the extras. Main dish choices include deep-fried turkey, filet mignon, tandoori salmon, and pan-seared red snapper.

Cuvee 30A: Inlet Beach

11:00am to 2:30pm

$49+ Adults / $21+ Children under 9

Reservations, (850) 909-0111

Enjoy this famous Thanksgiving buffet. Juicy Louisiana fried turkey serves as the star of the show with traditional trimmings, side dishes, and desserts available as well.

The Bay: South Walton, Bayfront

11:00am to 4:00pm

$35+ Adults / $15+ Children

Reservations, (850) 622-2291

Feast with friends and family while drinking in the stunning bayfront views at Jim Shirley’s popular restaurant. An interesting twist on Thanksgiving includes the classics with a carving station featuring turkey and ham, but also offers a pasta station, mahi-mahi, and an array of classic sides, veggies, and desserts.

Take it To-Go Options:

Cuvee 30A

Meat only beginning at $49, full dinner and dessert starting at $199

You can either order just the meat or you can do a whole dinner and add on a la carte sides, salads, and desserts. If a 10-12lb Louisiana fried turkey isn’t your thing, roasted pork loin is an option too.

The Hub 30A

Serves 8-10 starting at $225

Pick up options include a 16lb orange and herb cooked turkey, a selection of sides, rolls, pie + a la carte options. Pro tip? Don’t pass on the andouille cajun cornbread stuffing, it’s just as good as it sounds.

Cafe 30A

Take out a feast for six starting at $250

Enjoy the fine dining tastes of Cafe 30A from the comfort of your own table. The Thanksgiving feast includes a deep-fried turkey (whole or carved), soup or salad, 4 traditional sides, gravy, and a whole pie. The hardest decision you’ll have to make this holiday is if you want chocolate pecan or pumpkin pie. Or, be like us, and get both.

Other Thanksgiving dinner to-go options are also provided from some of our other favorite 30A restaurants below:

Cowgirl Kitchen

Grayton Beer Brewpub

Roux 30A 


Whether you decide to dine in, order a meal to go, or cook yourselves, make sure you eat up and rest up for all of the festivities to come! Black Friday shopping kicks off at the Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Sandestin at 6:00pm on Thanksgiving night. The Destin Commons and Pier Park in Panama City Beach will be open for shopping starting at 6:00am on Black Friday. However you prefer to spend your holiday, everybody can agree that 30A is the best place to do it all. No matter the size of your family we’re positive that we have the perfect property for you to spend this precious time with loved ones.  When everyone goes around the table to say what they’re thankful for, we’re sure that the beach will make the list!

Make it a November to remember with these other fun holiday events too:

S’mores with Santa-

AJs Grayton Beach, Wednesday November 27, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring the kids out to AJs in Grayton for face painting, cookie decorating, s'mores roasting, and live music. Santa will be present as well with hot cocoa and gifts! This is a free event and something your kids will be cheerfully reflecting upon around the Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving 30A 10K-

Rosemary Beach, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28

Sign up for the 1 mile, 5K, or 10K and start the holiday off with a turkey trot. The 30A 10K winds through Rosemary and Alys Beach offering stunning sights and supporting a good cause. Register soon, because usually all the spots sell out!

Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market -

Watercolor, Friday November 29, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Jump right on into the holiday spirit with fake snow, carriage rides, bonfires, s’mores, photos with Santa, and a winter market full of gifts. This is a free event and offers Christmas fun for all to enjoy.

A Very Merry Tree Lighting Ceremony-

Alys Beach, Friday November 29, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Watch Alys Beach light up their huge Christmas tree with live music playing in the background. Food and drink will be available for purchase, while watching the holiday lights illuminate from the lawn will be a priceless memory.