2012 Thanksgiving Along The Emerald Coast

2012 Thanksgiving Along The Emerald Coast

Each year I try to give you a listing of the restaurants providing Thanksgiving Dinner along the Emerald Coast.

Here are a few Restaurant’s Menus, along The Emerald Coast, to tease your tastebuds!Thanksgiving along The Emerald Coast 2012

Marina Café – 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL – Serving 11am-7pm

Call for Reservations 850-837-7960

Thanksgiving Menu


  • Louisiana Andouille & Gulf Shrimp Gumbo
  • Butternut Squash Bisque


  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Candied Walnut Chicken Salad

Cold Items

  • Smoked Salmon Crostini and Caper Remoulade
  • Fresh Fruit & Cheese Presentation
  • Seasonal Crudités with Blue Cheese

EntréesThanksgiving Menu Along The Emerald Coast

  • Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
  • Rotisserie Duck with Orange-Apricot sauce
  • Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Au Jus
  • Pan Seared Pork Loin with Mushroom Madeira sauce
  • Grilled Salmon with Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc

Vegetables & Side Items

  • Sautéed Haricot Verts with Roasted Walnuts
  • Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Medley of Fresh Fall Vegetables
  • Sage Sausage Bread Stuffing
  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Orange Relish
  • Roasted Corn Casserole
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onion & Almonds

Assorted Fresh Baked Breads


  • Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream
  • Cheese Cake with Pumpkin Cinnamon Cream
  • Rum Raisin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

$36 Adults / $16 Under 12 Years

Includes: Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Bottomless Champagne, Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s


Café Thirty-A – 3899 East County Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, FL 32459

For Reservations, (850) 231-2166

Thanksgiving Day Menu- November 22, 2012 – 12 noon – 4 p.m.

First Course

  • Butternut Squash Bisque
  • Cinnamon Crème Fraiche ~ Snipped Chives
  • Creole Seafood Chowder
  • Asiago Cheese ~ Herbed Croutons

Second Course

  • Assorted Field Greens
  • Gorgonzola Cheese ~ Candied Walnuts ~
  • Grape Tomatoes ~ Champagne Vinaigrette

Third Course

  • Louisiana Deep-Fried Brined Turkey
  • Andouille/Cornbread Dressing ~ Green Bean Casserole ~
  • Candied Yams ~ Whipped New Potatoes ~ Traditional Gravy
  • Overnight Braised Lamb Shank
  • Wild Mushroom Polenta ~ Natural Jus
  • Chili Dusted Wild Pacific Salmon
  • Wilted Spinach ~ Roasted Oyster Mushrooms ~ Corn Sauce
  • Grilled Filet Mignon
  • Truffled Whipped Potatoes ~ Grilled Asparagus ~ Cabernet Veal Reduction
  • ($9 supplemental charge)


  • Double Chocolate Pecan Pie
  • House Made Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie
  • Cinnamon Sweet Cream

$ 40.00 Excluding tax & gratuity



Turkey Dinner – Ice Cream for Dessert


Solaris Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise: Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina – 1-3 pmThanksgiving The Emerald Coast

For Reservations call: 850-650-2519

Buffet Menu

  • Brined Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy
  • Bourbon & Honey Ham
  • Dijon & brown Sugar Salmon
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Sweet Potatoes
  • Assorted Thanksgiving Desserts

Tickets are $55 for ages 11 and up, $35 for ages 3-10 and $15 for ages 0-2. Seating is limited and this cruise sells out every year so make a reservation today at www.SunquestCruises.com or by calling 850.650.2519.


Now, if you aren’t hungry yet……….

Cuvee Bistro – 36120 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541

For Reservations call: 850-650-8900 – 11-3PM

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

  • Family Style Salads, Tuscan Bread with Whipped Butter
  • Mixed Greens, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Roasted Bell Pepper, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Cucumber and Bell Pepper Salad

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

  • Seafood Gumbo with Steamed Rice
  • Corn and Crab Bisque
  • Fried Louisiana Turkey carved with Chef Tim Creehan’s Traditional Gravy
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Grits
  • Cranberry Dressing
  • Ms. Pam’s Famous Cornbread Dressing
  • Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans, Butter and Brown Sugar
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Butter Poached Squash and Zucchini
  • Fresh Creamed Corn
  • Family Style Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert Plate
  • Mini Pumpkin Banana Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce
  • Pecan Pie


V- Seagrove Beach Restaurant – Corner of 30A & CR395, Seagrove Beach, 11am- 4pm

For Reservations call:850-468-0973

PECAN SMOKED DUCK AND MUSHROOM GUMBO – bay infused jasmine rice and plaisance file

TUPELO HONEY BUTTERNUT SOUP – cayenne pepitas and local honey

BABY SPINACH SALAD – bacon popcorn, fresh chevre, shaved sweet onions, zesty smoked andouille molasses dressing

AUTUMN APPLE GREENS – locally grown lettuces, cucumber ribbons, pecan brittle, bayley hazen blue cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette

CRISPY OYSTERS & BRAISED PORK BELLY – bourbon sugarcane molasses lacquer, chicory slaw, green tomato jam, creole mustard gastrique

WARM ROASTED MUSHROOM SALAD – baby arugula, leek confit, manchego cheese truffled sherry vinaigrette

ABSINTHE ROASTED OYSTERS – apalachicola oysters, saffron herbsaint cream, grilled fennel, roasted artichokes, smoked shallots, parmigiana-reggiano

ALL NATURAL BEEF CARPACCIO – arugula, idiazabal cheese, 3 mustard glaze, smoked chili oil, crispy capers

FREE RANGE AMERICAN TURKEY – oyster cornbread dressing, sweet potatoes, shrimp & mirliton casserole, fresh cranberry chutney, giblet gravy

CORNBREAD CRUSTED BLACK GROUPER – c&d cracked corn grits, fresh chevre, sauce creole verde, scallion aioli, smoked corn chow chow

CHILDREN’S PLATE – roasted turkey with country dressing and all the trimmings with a choice of dessert

CARAMEL APPLE IOWA PORK CHOP – camellia red bean pickle pork turnip hash, chicory, apple fennel slaw, caramel apple bacon jus

MIXED GAME CASSOULET – colorado lamb chop, duck confit pie, rabbit sausage, sugar cane braised greens, winter squash, bone marrow woodland sauce

CAST IRON SEARED NEW YORK STRIP – truffled smashed potatoes, candied shallots, herb roasted oyster mushrooms, sauce forestiere

FIRE ROASTED REDFISH – truffled butternut risotto, sherry pickled mirliton, tarragon butter poached blue crab, bacon vinegar wilted spinach

PAN ROASTED FLORIDA SNAPPER – item descriptionisland spiced shrimp, toasted pecan “grand isle” rice, grilled scorched peppers, grilled pineapple, pineapple scotch bonnet buerre blanc

DessertsThanksgiving Dessert Along the Emerald Coast

GEORGIA FIG APPLE PECAN TART – island spice praline syrup, hard cider caramel, creole cream cheese ice cream

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE “BLACK OUT” CAKE – gateuax royale, belgian chocolate ganache’, coffee white chocolate buttercream, salted buttermilk caramel

PUMPKIN PIE CRÈME BRULEE – French style custard, scorched cane sugar, 10x “v”


Are you salivating over these scrumptious sounding menus? Here is a list of some more restaurants that will be serving this Thanksgiving, along The Emerald Coast.

The Old Fish House – 5233 E. Co. Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 850-534-3045

The Ocean Club – 8955 U.S. Hwy 98. Miramar Beach, FL 850-267-3666

Restaurant Fire – 7 Town Center Loop (Gulf Place), Santa Rosa Beach, FL 850-267-9020

Restaurant Paradis – 83 S Barrett Sq, Rosemary Beach, FL, 850-534-0400

Harbor Docks – will once again be serving free Thanksgiving Dinner


538 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Fl 850-837-2506 – for details of donations and hours serving

Now I know many of you would like to eat at home with your family and are tied up with Football games and really do not have the time to cook. So here are a few places that can help you put a fabulous celebration dinner together with little to no effort:

Fresh Market – 4495 Commons Dr West, Destin 850-650-0989

Preparing Traditional and Deluxe Holidays dinners and Ala Carte. Pick up a menu at the store or go on line.

Publix Super Market at Paradise Key – 4426 Commons Blvd, Destin 850-837-9094;

Call Modica Market far enough in advance – 109 Seaside Center Sq, Seaside, FL 850-231-1214 orders@modicaMarket.com

Wherever you dine this Thanksgiving, please be thankful for the freedom to be able to celebrate the founding of this glorious country we are privileged to call home and to partake of the festivities in such a beautiful place as The Emerald Coast.

Debbie James

850 Properties
32 Hub Lane, Watersound, FL 32461

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