Thanksgiving Dinner in Pensacola, Destin, 30A, and More

Thanksgiving Dinner in Pensacola, Destin, 30A, and More

With Thanksgiving still a couple of weeks out, you’re likely finalizing your travel plans and making your grocery lists. If you’re traveling to Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama for Thanksgiving but don’t want to spend your beach vacation cooking, then you’re in luck! So many local restaurants in Pensacola, Destin, 30A, and more are offering Thanksgiving dinners and luncheons. Leave the cooking and the cleaning to the pros and discover your new favorite restaurant. Plus, eating out on Thanksgiving can become a fun new family tradition! Discover which local restaurants are providing Thanksgiving dinner in Pensacola, Destin, 30A, and more.  No matter where you are on the Gulf Coast, these establishments are ready to welcome you and your family this holiday season.


One of our favorite Pensacola restaurants, Jackson’s Steakhouse, is debuting its new fall menu in addition to a Thanksgiving menu on November 28th. Chev Irv Miller has prepared a traditional menu including sliced oven-roasted turkey served alongside garlic-buttered green beans, andouille and cornbread stuffing, Anjou pear and cranberry relish, Yukon gold and fresh thyme whipped potatoes, roasted butternut squash, and down-home gravy. Reservations are required, so call Jackson’s at 850.469.9898 to reserve your table.

For those who love a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Five Sisters Blues Cafe is the place to be. Come at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, or 5 PM for a great dinner with all the trimmings. Appetizers include crab bisque or a house salad, while the traditional Thanksgiving plate comes with herb-brined sliced turkey breast, bourbon-glazed ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, yams, cornbread dressing, and a dinner roll. Dessert is homemade chess pie or sweet potato pie. Give them a call at 850.912.4856 to secure your reservation.

Meanwhile, one of Pensacola’s newest establishments, Angelena’s, is serving its full dinner menu along with a four-course Thanksgiving dinner. Chef James Briscione has prepared a family-style meal including “Tur-chetta,” a porchetta-style turkey breast with sage, garlic, and focaccia stuffing served with sage gravy and pancetta and balsamic Brussels sprouts or parmesan and brown butter potato puree. Angelena recommends that you make a reservation, so give them a call at 850.542.8398. This is sure to be a delicious place to get Thanksgiving dinner in Pensacola!

The best place to stay for Thanksgiving on Pensacola Beach? Portofino Island Resort #3-2102, of course! This is a two-bedroom condo that sleeps six, overlooking the tranquil Bay waters. Everyone will be plenty comfortable while also enjoying the luxurious offered at Portofino.

Perdido Key

Then, over in Perdido Key, the Flora-Bama invites you back for its annual Thanksgiving Day Potluck! The potluck begins at noon with food served at 1 PM. Bring a covered dish and eat for free, or pay $3 for this one-of-a-kind buffet. Flora-Bama will provide the meat, so all you need to bring is your favorite Thanksgiving dish!

Wondering where to stay in Perdido Key? Book your Thanksgiving vacation rental at Beach Colony Towers 1B. This spacious two-bedroom condo sleeps eight guests, so it’s perfect for you and the whole family.


Gather and give thanks without the mess at Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar on Thanksgiving! From 11 AM – 6 PM come join one of Destin’s most popular restaurants for their annual Thanksgiving buffet. The menu includes starters like lobster bisque and truffled deviled eggs. Choose from entrees like roasted turkey with black truffle butter and white wine gravy, shrimp & grits, and roasted beef with scallion-caper sauce. Accompaniments include sweet potato casserole, chestnut leek apple stuffing, and bacon smashed potatoes. Reservations are highly recommended – call 850.460.2909

Dine with a view at 790 on the Gulf in Destin! Held from 11:30 AM – 5 PM, make your reservation for a traditional Thanksgiving buffet menu. Including cheddar garlic biscuits, award-winning duck & andouille gumbo, hand carved slow-baked ham and turkey, and so much more, you can’t go wrong with anything here! Sides include house-made mac & cheese, Cajun bread pudding with a bourbon butter sauce, while desserts feature assorted traditional holiday pies. Call 790 on the Gulf at 850.650.4853 to secure a table.

Mezcal Mexican Grill in Miramar Beach is inviting you back for their third annual Giving Thanks Thanksgiving Buffet! Choose from two seatings, one at 12 PM and the other at 2 PM. This buffet-style meal includes a soups and salad bar, entrees, sides, and assorted desserts. There is even a children’s table with chicken fingers, mini corn dogs, and macaroni and cheese. Reserve your spots early, as it will fill up fast! Reserve online on their website.

Book your Destin vacation rental for Thanksgiving at Par-A-Dice! This charming home in Miramar Beach’s Emerald Shores neighborhood comfortably sleeps eight guests and offers a range of community amenities. You’ll love every second of your stay here.

Scenic 30A

30A is also bustling with restaurants ready to serve you and your family on Thanksgiving! Head down to Old Florida Fish House in Santa Rosa Beach on Thanksgiving for their Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The buffet will include 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. Make your reservations by phone at 850.534.3045.

If you want to have Thanksgiving catered so you can enjoy your time in your 30A vacation home, then give The Perfect Pig a call! Their Thanksgiving catering menu includes house-baked ham, cinnamon bread pudding, three cheese mac & cheese, and brown giblet gravy. Place all orders by November 22nd for pickup on the 27th. They can be reached at 850.660.1591.

Also, the popular Stinky’s Fish Camp is hosting Thanksgiving lunch and dinner. This is the only time of year they accept reservations, so call them quickly to get your name on the list! Their three-course turkey dinner includes an arugala salad, traditional Thanksgiving favorites like andouille cornbread dressing, roasted turkey, pecan praline glazed sweet potato, and more. Choose from desserts including pumpkin pie, peanut butter chocolate pie, and key lime pie. Their regular dinner menu will also be available. Stinky’s will be open from 10 AM – 7 PM on Thanksgiving; call for reservations at 850.267.3053.

Availability is limited for 30A homes on Thanksgiving, so book now to secure your beach home! If you’re traveling with a large group, Seacrest White House is the place to be. This large home sleeps 15 guests, with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. You’ll find this home in Seacrest Beach, with a wide range of resort-style amenities including a 12,000-square-foot lagoon pool!

We hope you enjoyed learning about restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving dinner in Pensacola, Destin, and 30A! We look forward to welcoming you to the beach this holiday season!