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Thanksgiving Dining and Activities in South Walton

There’s no better way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday than with friends and family along South Walton’s 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water. Plus, with plenty of to-go or dine-in options to choose from, it’s easy to skip the cooking (and cleaning the dishes), without missing out on great food and family time. Here are some Thanksgiving dining and activity options in South Walton.

Thanksgiving Day To-Go / Catering Options:

Nov. 25: Emeril's Coastal "From Our Kitchen to Yours"

Let your family at Emeril's Coastal do the cooking! Turkey dinners serve six and a variety of traditional Thanksgiving sides, soups, cocktails, wines and desserts are also available. Order online before 9 p.m., Nov. 23 and pick up on Nov. 25 or Nov. 26. 

  • Website: emerilscoastal.menu/thanksgiving
  • Address: 435 Grand Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • Phone: (850) 608-7040 

Nov. 25 - 26: Blue Mountain Bakery: 25th: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 26th: 8 – 11 a.m.

Relax this Thanksgiving and leave the work to Blue Mountain Bakery! With two convenient pick-up times and online ordering, you can choose from appetizers to meats, breakfast items and more. Free delivery in Santa Rosa Beach and 30A area.

Nov. 25 - 26: The Hub 30A: 25th: 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; 26th: 9 - 11a.m.

Centrally located on Highway 30A, The Hub30A is offering Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go! Pair all of the fixings with a bottle (or two) of your favorite wines. Place your order online and the Hub will do the rest!

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Catering at The Perfect Pig (Gulf Place and Seagrove Only)

Our Everything but the Turkey Thanksgiving Togo menu is back! Check it out under the menu tab at our Gulf Place or Seagrove locations. All orders must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 20 and must be picked up by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

  • Website: www.theperfectpig.com/gulf-place-menus/
  • Address:
    • Gulf Place: 7 Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
    • Seagrove Beach: 4281 E County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
  • Phone:
    • Gulf Place: (850) 660-1591
    • Seagrove Beach: (850) 213-0701

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Menu at Roux 30A: 9 a.m.

Stress free Thanksgiving? Yes, that is Roux 30A’s specialty. The entire Thanksgiving meal, from the black heritage, 18 lb, roasted turkey, to the scratched pumpkin pie can be picked up or delivered to you! Email Devin at Devin@Roux30A.com to place your pre-order today.

  • Website: www.roux30a.com/
  • Address: 114 Logan Ln., Santa Rosa Beach 32459
  • Phone: (850) 213-0899

Nov. 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Turkey from Shades Bar & Grill: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Shades Bar & Grill will be closed for Thanksgiving, but has the turkey covered! They are taking orders up until the last Monday prior to Thanksgiving for their famous Fried Turkey and sides by the pint (Coleslaw, Potato Salad, & Mac N Cheese)

  • Website: www.shades30a.com
  • Address: 10952 E County Hwy. 30A, Inlet Beach 32413
  • Phone: (850) 213-9410

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving at Cowgirl Kitchen (Seagrove Location Only) and Blue Mabel: 5 - 8 p.m.

Cowgirl Kitchen will be accepting online orders until Thursday, Nov. 19 or when they reach capacity. Currently, online orders are available for the Seagrove location and Blue Mabel for pickup. For questions, please email thanksgiving@cowgirlkitchen.com.

  • Website: www.cowgirlkitchen.com/thanksgiving.html
  • Address:
    • Seagrove Location: 3005 Scenic Hwy. 30A, Seagrove Beach 32459
    • Blue Mabel: 2260 W Scenic Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
  • Phone:
    • Seagrove Location: (850) 231-1120
    • Blue Mabel: (850) 744-0040

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Turkey-to-go at Cuvee 30A

Cuvee 30A is offering Thanksgiving Turkey-To-Go Heat & Serve Holiday Dinners featuring Chef Tim Creehan’s scrumptious Louisiana Fried Turkey, juicy Roasted Pork Loin, and an appetizing array of traditional trimmings, side dishes and desserts. Orders must be placed by Nov. 25.

Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Catering at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

To-go gourmet Thanksgiving feasts will be available for pick up or delivery. Sage rubbed whole roasted turkey with traditional giblet gravy is on the menu alongside several delicious sides and desserts. The meal serves 6-8 people and costs $175 plus tax and gratuity. Advanced orders are required and will not be accepted after Nov. 20, 2020. 

  • Website: https://www.sandestin.com/things-to-do/events/thanksgiving-catering
  • Address: Property Wide
  • Phone: 850-267-8730

 Nov. 26: Thanksgiving To-Go (Pick up or Delivery) at WaterColor Inn: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

WaterColor Inn’s culinary team has put together a delicious menu of traditional Thanksgiving dishes with ease and convenience in mind. To-go orders will be available within 30 minutes of the requested time and are available for pickup at WaterColor Inn or for delivery (available within 5 miles of WaterColor Inn). Kids’ Menu options are included with purchase. A $15 delivery fee and 22% gratuity will be added to all orders.

Nov. 26: Farm & Fire

Let Farm & Fire do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Hot & Ready Meal Packages for four ($99) or eight ($190) people. Orders can be placed beginning November 1st through our online system. Pick up on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m.-noon in our curbside line. Farm & Fire will be closed otherwise that day. Each Package will contain all of the following house-made selections: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Glazed Ham, Brioche Mushroom Dressing, Mashed Potatoes w/homestyle gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Tangy Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Cornbread and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. 

Chanticleer Eatery's Thanksgiving Pre-Orders and Pick-up

Chanticleer Eatery has offered Thanksgiving sides, pies and bread since opening in 2012. Just like everything else at Chanticleer Eatery there are no shortcuts and they make all Thanksgiving orders as if they were cooking for their own family. Many of the dishes have been family traditions for generations! They ask that orders be placed by Friday, Nov. 20 and they can be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Why spend time in the kitchen when you can spend it with your family. If you order sides, pies and the bread from Chanticleer Eatery all you will have to do Thanksgiving day is pop your Turkey in the oven, then your sides a couple hours later and dinner will be done! 

Thanksgiving To-Go at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Prepare for a wonderful holiday at home and let the Hilton Sandestin do the cooking this Thanksgiving. Pick-up time is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the cost is $48.95 per person. Meals include chef carved meats featuring roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy, bourbon and mustard glazed ham, traditional sides, salad and a classic pumpkin pie dessert. Availability is limited so order by phone soon! 

Thanksgiving Catering at Sandestin

Chefs will cook up a Thanksgiving feast that can be picked up or delivered to your home accommodations. Sage rubbed whole roasted turkey along with traditional sides and desserts are on the menu. The beautifully packaged meal serves 6-8 people and costs $175 plus tax and gratuity. Order no later than Monday, Nov. 23. 


Thanksgiving Day Dine-In Options:

Nov. 26: Bayfront Thanksgiving Feast: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Bay will offer a Special Thanksgiving menu and close after the feast. Reservations will be accepted as early as Nov. 1 and the cost is $35 for adults and $17 for children. The meal will not be served as a buffet but it will be all-you-can-eat. The main course options include classic fried turkey, oven-roasted turkey breast, glazed ham, baked Mahi Mahi with lemon and dill, Filet Mignon (at an additional charge) and Chargrilled Ribeye (at an additional charge). Traditional sides will also be available along with a variety of desserts.

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving at Café Thirty-A: 12 - 4 p.m.

Reservations are available online or by phone for Thanksgiving Day at Cafe Thirty-A. Dinner options include deep-fried, brined turkey, tandoori marinated salmon, pan-seared red snapper or grilled filet mignon with double chocolate pecan pie or traditional pumpkin pie for dessert. A Thanksgiving Day Takeout Menu is also available for parties of six. Takeout orders must be placed no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

  • Website: www.cafethirtya.com/
  • Address: 3899 E County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
  • Phone: (850) 231-2166

Nov. 26: Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Cuvee 30A: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with Cuvee 30A’s mouthwatering Thanksgiving Day Buffet menu featuring Chef Tim Creehan’s scrumptious Louisiana Fried Turkey and an appetizing array of traditional trimmings, side dishes and desserts. Make your reservations online or by calling the number below. Looking to take your turkey to-go? Cuvee 30A’s got you covered! Be sure all orders are placed by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.

Nov. 26: Feast with FOOW:  11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at FOOW, located in the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star rated WaterColor Inn. Gulf views are perfectly paired with holiday favorites including sliced turkey breast, scorched sweet potato mash, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, orange-cranberry sauce and your choice of pie slice makes for the perfect evening!

  • Website: www.foow30a.com/
  • Address: 34 Goldenrod Cir., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Phone: (850) 534-5050

Nov. 26: Great Southern Thanksgiving: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

The Great Southern Café will offer a Special Thanksgiving menu on Thanksgiving day from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. with main courses like herb-roasted turkey, smoked ham, Filet Mignon (additional charge) and Charbroiled Ribeye (added charge). Traditional house-made sides will also be available alongside of delicious desserts. A limited dinner menu will be available 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and a Thanksgiving plate will be an option. Meals will not be served buffet style but they will be all-you-can-eat (excluding steaks).

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day with Havana Beach Bar & Grill:  12 - 7 p.m.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill, located in The Pearl Hotel, will serve up Thanksgiving classics with a special three-course Thanksgiving menu, right in the heart of Rosemary Beach. Please note, regular menu items will not be available, and reservations are required.

Nov. 26: Guest Only Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa: 12 - 4 p.m.

Both adults and children can enjoy a variety of delicious food offerings from Hilton Sandestin during their annual Thanksgiving Buffet. Options include chef-carved meats, ranging from roasted turkey breasts with giblet gravy, bourbon and mustard glazed ham, and all the traditional sides! Looking to eat from your rental? Hilton Sandestin caters Thanksgiving meals to be reheated.

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Brunch at The Lakehouse in WaterColor: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join the WaterColor community as they give thanks with a special buffet style brunch. Reservations for this event are strongly recommended and this event is open to the public.

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet at Old Florida Fish House: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enjoy the Old Florida Fish House spin on Thanksgiving with the Cajun classic - turducken with bourbon thyme gravy, drunken black forest ham with a rum gravy, herb roasted turkey breast with roasted turkey gravy, mahi-mahi, Old Florida fried favorites, southern style cornbread dressing, sweet potato puree topped with candied marshmallows, and more. Reservations are accepted by phone.  

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet at The Pearl: 12 - 5 p.m.

The Pearl Hotel’s renowned Thanksgiving buffet will showcase Thanksgiving classics in a family-friendly setting. Reservations are required and the buffet is open to the public.

  • Website: www.thepearlrb.com/
  • Address: 63 Main St., Rosemary Beach 32461
  • Phone: (850) 588-2882

Nov. 26: The Perfect Thanksgiving at The Perfect Pig (WaterColor Location): 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Exclusively at the WaterColor location, the Perfect Pig will be offering three different seating’s for a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner, which includes champagne and cranberry mimosas for adults. Reservations are recommended.

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise: 12 - 2:30 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Cruise along the Choctawhatchee Bay as your family enjoys a Thanksgiving Buffet aboard the Solaris Yacht. Dinner will include carved meats, vegetables, sides and Chef’s dessert. The 125′ Solaris is located at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at the Baytowne Marina. The Solaris will cruise twice on Thanksgiving Day, at lunch from 12-2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets include a 2.5-hour cruise and the Thanksgiving Buffet, as well as iced tea, coffee, and water. A full bar will also be available.

Nov. 26: Stinky's Fish Camp Thanksgiving: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. 

Thanksgiving is the only day of the year that Stinky's Fish Camp will accept reservations. The Traditional Turkey Dinner includes house brined and roasted turkey alongside a selection of side dishes and desserts. 

Nov. 26: Vin’tij Four-Course Thanksgiving Feast: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Vin’tij is known for their artfully created meals, paired with world-renowned wines and this Thanksgiving is no exception! Take your pick of Spice Roast Grouper, Ribeye, or a house favorite – the Lucky Bowl or Khasma Bowl, filled with roasted vegetables, garlic chips, quinoa and more. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating.

Nov. 26: Great Southern Cafe: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the Great Southern Cafe will offer a special Thanksgiving menu, reservation only. From 4 p.m. (or so) - 9:30 p.m. there will be a limited dinner menu with a Thanksgiving plate as an option. Reservations can be made by phone for the feast (10-4 only) beginning November 1st at 8am. It will sell out that morning, so mark your calendars to call and keep trying if it's busy.

Nov. 26: 45 Central: 8 a.m.- Noon

On Thanksgiving morning, 45 Central will offer a special breakfast menu from 8:00 a.m. - Noon. They will be closed after that. They are not accepting reservations for this, just come on by!

Nov. 26: The Bay: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m

The Bay will offer a Special Thanksgiving menu by reservation only. They will be closed after the feast. Reservations can be made by phone for the feast beginning November 1. 

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day at Embassy Suites Miramar Beach Calypso Café: 11:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Calypso Café by starting with a selection of soups and salad. Entrée selections include Traditional roasted turkey served with Southern cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, Idaho whipped potatoes and green beans with house-made cranberry sauce. Other entrée choices include meals featuring pan-seared grouper, Bay shrimp and crawfish Etouffee and flame-grilled ribeye steak. Be sure to leave room for a selection of traditional holiday desserts.  


Nov. 21 – 29: 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day “Virtual” Races

Burn extra calories on Thanksgiving Day by signing up for the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day “Virtual” Race, which features the new 18.6-mile distance – the exact length of Scenic Highway 30A!

Participants have the week of Thanksgiving, between Nov. 21 and Nov. 29, to complete their race. Race options include the traditional 10K, 5K, 1 Mile or the new 18.6 Mile stretch. All participants will receive a super-soft race shirt and signature medal OR the challenge distance.

For more information, including registration, visit: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=134705

Nov. 26: Thursday Night NFL on the Jumbotron at the Hub 30A: 7 - 10 p.m.

Looking for plans after dinner? Head over to The Hub in WaterSound to watch some of the NFL’s biggest games on the Jumbotron! Bring the whole family and enjoy the wide-open space, where you can kick back by an outdoor firepit, explore the Hub Shops, or let the kids play on the green. Here for the whole weekend? Check out their website for a full list of events.

  • Website: hub30a.com/
  • Address: 24 Hub Lane, WaterSound Beach 32461
  • Phone: (850) 909-0111

Nov. 24, 25, 27: Live Music at 30Avenue: 24 - 25; 6 - 9 p.m. 27; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 6 - 9 p.m.

Make the most of your holiday week and enjoy the sounds of South Walton! 30Avenue in Inlet Beach is hosting nightly music (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day) with artists ranging from Heritage Duo, The Jon Hart Project, DJ Mike Witty and Joey Shaling! For a more detailed list of events at 30Avenue, check out their website.

Host a beach bonfire in South Walton

Looking for a unique way to brighten up your Thanksgiving holiday? Why not host a beach bonfire! Check out the Visit South Walton website to learn how you can create new traditions with your family this Thanksgiving!