Thanksgiving Along The Emerald Coast

Thanksgiving Along The Emerald Coast

Thanksgiving Along The Emerald Coast

The world-class restaurants along 30A make Thanksgiving dinner more memorable!

When you think of the Emerald Coast, mostly you think of the pristine beaches of Destin and South Walton County, sand and surf, and the stunning 30A luxury homes along the gulf – rarely will you think of Thanksgiving. Here’s a fun fact for you: did you know that the shorelines of the Gulf of Mexico, here along 30A, are famous for families and friends getting together to celebrate Thanksgiving? Drive down Highway 98 on Thursday, Thanksgiving evening, and see just how much out of state vehicles are entering the area to revel in the Thanksgiving celebration, the 30A way.

A lot of people are vacationing along the Emerald Coast during the Thanksgiving week because of the paradise that it is. Many of these tourists, and even residents alike, can’t be bothered in the extensive preparation involved in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This is why we have come up with a list of restaurants along 30A with Thanksgiving offers to help make your holiday all the more memorable.

Thanksgiving Feast Cruise in Destin Florida

Prices – including tax

All amounts in US Dollar $

Our Adult Telephone Rate : $69.45

Our Adult Internet Rate : $64.45

Your Internet Order Savings:        $5.00

Our Child Rate

(ages 3-10): $37.58

Our Toddler Rate

(under 3):    $16.08

Length:        2 hour cruise

Time: 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day

Boarding is 45 minutes prior to departure time


48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Rates do not include gratuity. Child rate applies to all children ages 10 and younger. Please order online, or call us toll-free at 800-208-4421.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.

There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Thanksgiving Buffet Menu (subject to change):

  • Brined Roasted Turkey with giblet gravy
  • Bourbon & Honey Ham
  • Dijon & Brown Sugar Glazee Salmon
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Brown Sugar Galzed Sweet Potatoes
  • Assortment of Traditional Thanksgiving Dessers
  • Iced Tea and Coffee included with your ticket (other drinks available for purchase onboard)

Dress Code: Resort Casual to Sunday Best (dress like you are going to a nice dinner; beach attire is not appropriate). Heels are allowed onboard the boat; however, it is suggested you wear alternative footwear for ease and safety walking down the dock. It is very long and made of boards, so heels get stuck easily. Also, please be advised there are two flights of stairs onboard to get to the top deck.

48 HOURS MINIMUM ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Rates do not include gratuity. Child rate applies to all children ages 10 and younger. Please order online, or call us toll-free at 800-208-4421.


19th Annual Harbor Docks Thanksgiving Dinner

Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa County is opening the volunteer schedule for our 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day fundraiser at Harbor Docks. Each year Charles Morgan, owner of Harbor Docks, offers free Thanksgiving dinner to the community. Partnering with Charles, Habitat recruits volunteers to act as the wait staff for the entire day.

Our volunteer shifts fill quickly every year. Sign up today by emailing and see if there are any open positions you might be able to assist.

We invite you to join us for a wonderful family dinner served from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Harbor Docks, 538 Highway 98 East in Destin this Thanksgiving Day.


You won't only find 30A luxury homes here, you will also discover that this is a great place to be during Thanksgiving day.

Chef Tim Creehan’s Famous Thanksgiving Day Buffet November 28, 2013

Cuvee Bistro’s Thanksgiving Day operating hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Adults – 35.00

Under 9 – 16.00

Reservations can be made by calling us at 850-650-8900.

Book early, this always fills up quick!

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

Family Style Salads, Tuscan Bread with Whipped Butter

  • Mixed Greens, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Roasted Bell Pepper, Balsamic Vinaigrette Damiano’s White Bean and Shrimp Salad

Thanksgiving Buffet

  • Italian Spinach and Egg Drop Soup
  • 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 Brussel Sprouts
  • Bacon Braised Green Beans
  • Fresh Creamed Corn
  • Family Style Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert Plate
  • Mini Pumpkin Banana Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce
  • Pecan Pie

Cuvee Bistro’s Turkey-To-Go is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a traditional Thanksgiving meal without the hassle of all the cooking and cleaning. Features a scrumptious selection of Chef Tim Creehan’s famous Thanksgiving Day Buffet items. Cuvee Bistro Turkey-To-Go orders must be placed by 12:00 noon Friday November 22, 2013. Pickup time is between 9:30-10:30 am or 2:30-3:30 pm Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013. A valid credit card is required to purchase Cuvee Bistro Turkey-To-Go orders and will be processed when order form is received.


Cafe Thirty-A


Noon to 4 p.m.

Four courses with all the extras! Choose from deep-fried turkey, lamb shanks, gulf grouper, or filet mignon. Adults $50 (excluding tax and gratuity). Children’s menu $15. Click here for the menu.

Or get it to go! Takeout turkey dinner for 6, with sides and dessert! For 6 people, $160 (plus tax). Click here for the menu. When you’re ready to order, click here for the takeout order form.


Vue on 30A

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Thursday, November 28th

Reservations available between 10am-2pm

$45.00 Public Guests/ $20 Public Children

$35.00 Members/ $15.00 Member Children

Call 850.267.1240 for Reservations



  • Raw Bar featuring oysters & shrimp
  • Cheese board
  • House-cured salmon platter
  • Assortment of fresh fruit
  • Cold antipasti salad (grilled vegetables, eggplant, squash, peppers, artichokes)
  • Salad Bar
  • Charcuterie Platter


  • Fried Turkey
  • Rack of Lamb


  • Bacon & breakfast sausage
  • Omelet station & waffles
  • Biscuits & gravy
  • Savory bread stuffing
  • Corn bread stuffing
  • Sweet mashed potatoes
  • Mashed potato bar
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Lobster Macaroni & cheese
  • Salmon with mustard cream sauce
  • Assorted vegetables
  • Butternut squash soup


  • Assorted dessert bar


Celebrate Thanksgiving with a sumptuous meal, the 30A way!

If you feel like staying home but don’t want the muss and fuss of preparing the holiday dinner, you can call:

Cowgirl Kitchen, Town Center in Rosemary Beach, FL, 850.231.7877. They are accepting online orders now until 5pm on Saturday, November 23rd. Orders will be ready for pickup at either our Seagrove Beach or Rosemary Beach locations on Thanksgiving Day from 9am to noon only!

Honey Baked Ham located at 34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Ste. 116, Destin, FL  32541,  will also prepare a meal for this Thanksgiving.  Phone: 850.650.2636

Or call your local Publix, ahead of time.

  • Destin:   4425 Commons Dr. E, Destin, FL 32541  850.837.9094
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL:  2038  US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, 850.267.0582
  • Watercolor: 110 Watercolor Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459, 850.534.4565

Modica Market, 109 Seaside Central Square, Seaside, FL, offers a fresh, free range, organic Thanksgiving Turkey that you can order now until November 15th.

The last day to order your Turkey is November 15. You can pick your Turkey up at Modica Market no later than Wednesday, November 27th at 5 p.m.

You can place an order through the website, over the phone (850.231.1214) or in person at the store.

 May your Thanksgiving feast along the Emerald Coast, whether dining out or staying home, be a day of appreciation and good cheer!

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your next Thanksgiving day holiday be in your very own 30A luxury home.


Debbie James

Broker Associate

Somers & Company

Accredited Luxury Home Specialist

“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”

Debbie James Realtor Broker Associate with Somers & Company

Somers & Company, Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL

Debbie James

850 Properties
32 Hub Lane, Watersound, FL 32461

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