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When most people think of visiting the Emerald Coast you might think spring break, summer vacation, and long days spent at the beach, soaking up the sun. While this is true, this is also a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving with the ones you love! If you decide to spend your turkey day by the beach, you have the option of preparing your spread from your vacation rental or taking advantage of having it cooked for you! If you really want to get into vacation mode then hang up your apron and spend time with your loved ones instead of cooking this holiday season.
See below for local Emerald Coast restaurants that will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year!
Marina Cafe
The Marina Cafe will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am-7 pm. Adult prices are $54, children ages 5-12 are $24, and children under age 5 are free! The restaurant encourages making reservations in advance.
For more information, please call (850) 837-7960 or visit
Rhumcay Island Grille
Rhumcay Island Grille located at Harbor Walk Village is the perfect place for you and your family to share a Thanksgiving dinner this year! The restaurant will be offering a traditional-style meal from 11 am- 9 pm for $35 per person. Reservations are recommended!
For more information, please call (850) 353-2169 or visit
Beach Walk Cafe
Join Beach Walk Cafe for their annual Thanksgiving dinner! This local favorite offers some of Destin's finest dining and will be hosting this event from noon to 5 pm for $75 per person, please note that everyone in your party must be 13 years of age or older. Reservations are required.
For reservations or more information, please contact (850) 650-7100
Harbor Docks
Join Harbor Docks for their 27th annual Thanksgiving dinner! This is a drive-through dinner giveaway benefiting Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest. This traditional dinner will be offered at no cost- with donations accepted to benefit local charities. Be sure to stop by for a delicious meal on the go from 11 am - 5 pm.
For more information, please contact (850) 837-2506 or visit
Royal Palm Grille
If you will be located more East of Destin in the Miramar Beach area, join Royal Palm Grille for a Thanksgiving feast! Prices start at $29 and reservations are encouraged, but not required.
For more information, please contact (850) 424-7300 or visit
The Crab Trap
For those staying on Okaloosa Island, join The Crab Trap at their Fort Walton Beach location for a Thanksgiving feast! Enjoy gulf-front views paired with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well as a limited Crab Trap menu. The Destin location will also be hosting the same menu! Seating is first-come first-serve from 11 am-7 pm.
For more information, please contact:
(850) 301-0959 (Fort Walton Beach location) & (850) 654-2722 (Destin location)
or visit
Solaris Yacht- Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise
Looking for something fun and unique to do this Thanksgiving? Join the Solaris for a memorable and stress-free holiday this year! The Solaris cruise offers a chef-prepared buffet with carved meats, vegetables, southern sides, desserts, and breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast! Cruising from the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, the 125' SOLARIS Yacht offers three decks to explore - including the open-air Sky Deck!
Adults (ages 11 & up): $80, Children (ages 3-10): $50, Infants (ages 0-2): $30
Reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling (850) 650-2519