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Thanksgiving Dinner Options in South Walton

South Walton has plenty of Thanksgiving Day options for those looking to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday on 30A without the hassle of cooking (or cleaning up!).

See highlighted events and dining options from the listings below. For all South Walton events, go to www.visitsouthwalton.com.


Thanksgiving Day Dining:

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving at Café Thirty-A: 12-4 p.m.

Reservations are available for Thanksgiving Day at Cafe Thirty-A. Dinner options include deep-fried brined turkey, pan seared snapper, and for dessert, traditional pumpkin pie. 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. 24.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Brunch at The Lakehouse: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join the Lakehouse in giving thanks with a special buffet-style brunch. This brunch is open to the public with reservations required.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Feast at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Let Fleming’s host your three-course Thanksgiving, including a choice of herb-roasted turkey or petite filet mignon. The restaurant’s full menu will also be available on Thanksgiving Day.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Sandestin: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adults can enjoy a variety of delicious food offerings from Hilton Sandestin during their annual Thanksgiving Buffet. The options include Mushroom Bisque, Roasted Turkey, Grilled Grouper, Pumpkin Pie and much more. For the kids ages 6-12, Flatbread Pizzas, Ham and Cheese Pinwheels, Mini-Cheeseburgers and more will be available.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Buffet at Marina Bar & Grill: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Marina Bar & Grill will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a turkey menu special.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Buffet at Old Florida Fish House: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy an Old Florida Fish House take on Thanksgiving. Reservations can be made through phone. 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.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Feast at Stinky’s Fish Camp: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

The one and only time a year Stinky’s accepts reservations! Call now to reserve a table.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving at The Pearl: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Pearl’s Thanksgiving Buffet will feature live music, as well as the renowned Thanksgiving buffet. Reservations are required. The buffet is open to the public. Along with the buffet, the Pearl will host a Thanksgiving Plated Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill featuring Thanksgiving classics on a special 3-course Thanksgiving menu.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at Vue on 30A: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Vue on 30A will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving brunch, which will feature a carving station of fried turkey and prime rib. Cold and hot sides will be served.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise: 12-2:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.

Cruise along the Choctawhatchee Bay this Thanksgiving as your family enjoys a Thanksgiving Buffet aboard the Solaris Yacht. The 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. 28: Third Annual Thanksgiving “Giving Thanks” Buffet Feast at Mezcal: 12-4 p.m.

Make reservations today and join Mezcal Mexican Grill for the third annual “Giving Thanks” at Seascape buffet feast on Thanksgiving Day. Mezcal will offer two seating times: he first at noon and the second at 2 p.m.


Nov. 28: Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Cuvee 30A: 11 a.m.-2:30 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.


Thanksgiving Day Catering:

 Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Catering at The Perfect Pig

The Perfect Pig is offering to cook Thanksgiving for you! The menu includes: a house baked ham, cinnamon bread pudding, three cheese mac & cheese, and brown giblet gravy. Orders must be in by Nov. 22 and picked up before noon on Nov. 27.


Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Catering with Grayton Beer

Grayton Beer Catering Team has created a menu filled with classic Thanksgiving dishes including Roasted Sage Butter Turkey and unique seasonal twists like Creole Cornbread Dressing. Call or email Catering@GraytonBeer.com to place an order. Last day to place orders is Nov. 23. Orders will be available for pickup Nov. 27 from the Brewpub.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Menu at Roux 30A: 9 a.m.

Let Roux 30A do the cooking this year! Have a stress-free Thanksgiving and feed your family of eight to 10 people with a fantastic oven-roasted turkey from Joyce Farms, including all the fixings by Roux 30A. The dinner menu includes one black heritage 16 to 18-pound roasted turkey, Yukon potato purée, homestyle thyme stuffing, bacon mac & cheese, green bean casserole, Black Bear Bread Co. assorted breads, and more. To place your order, please email devin@roux30a.com. Deadline to order is Thursday, November 21st.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Turkey from Shades Bar & Grill

Shades Bar & Grill will be closed for Thanksgiving but is taking orders for a limited quantity of fried turkey. Call to preorder.


Nov. 28: Baked Goods from Blue Mountain Bakery

Blue Mountain Bakery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but is offering a large selection of al a carte baked goods. Call to place an order by Nov. 24.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving from Swiftly Catered

Swiftly Catered is offering a Thanksgiving menu to parties of up to 10. The menu items include Lemon Herb Bone-In Turkey Breast, bread, gravy, and delicious side dishes.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving at Cowgirl Kitchen: 9-11 a.m.

Cowgirl Kitchen will be accepting online orders until 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Orders will be ready for pickup at the Seagrove Beach, Rosemary Beach or Blue Mountain Beach locations on Thanksgiving Day from 9-11 a.m. only.

Here are just some of the goodies offered: whole smoked turkey & gravy, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, praline sweet potatoes, broccoli & cheese casserole, 7-layer salad, bourbon pecan pie and all kinds of dips and sides to enjoy.


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Catering at Sandestin

Sandestin chefs are cooking up a gourmet Thanksgiving feast that can be picked up or delivered. Advanced orders are required. Orders can be placed online, by contacting Chelsea Pyzik at ChelseaPyzik@Sandestin.com or through phone. A menu is available online.


Nov. 28: 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.


Thanksgiving events:

Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Extravaganza: 12-8 p.m.

Come on out to the backyard at The Hub on Wednesday November 27 for a full day of family fun! The event will include live music in the pavilion with Chris Alvarado, live music with Tim Dutrow & Matt Hall Duo on stage, happy hour with half-priced margaritas, and the movie “Free Birds” playing on the jumbotron.


Nov. 27-28: 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run

The 30A 10K is the second largest road race in South Walton with an estimated 6,000 participants, vendors and volunteers joining together throughout the community. The 30A 10K is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve the community by producing a fun and safe race with related events that raise money for contribution to local charities while promoting health and fitness. On Wednesday, race shirts and packets will be available for pick-up from noon to 7 p.m. during the Thanksgiving Extravaganza, which features fun for the whole family at the Hub. Race day will be on Thanksgiving Day starting at 5:30 a.m.

Best Way to Spend the Day in WaterColor, Florida

So, you’ve made the biggest decision to date (at least regarding your vacation planning), you reserved your destination vacation in WaterColor, Florida along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Congrats!

The most beautiful luxury vacation home on 30A awaits your arrival. Ready to accommodate your family and friends for a week-long stay at one of the most iconic coastal communities in the southeast with complementary bikes and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, private pool, and just a short distance from the beach. Your friends have given you a quick list of their Top 5 Things to Do in WaterColor, Florida but maybe you’d like to check out the scene and create your own list of must-do’s in what is sure to be your new favorite beach getaway.

We love WaterColor, Florida as much as you! Even as a local we get excited about the perfect day in one of our most desirable communities and we’re thrilled to share our take on the ideal way to spend the day in WaterColor, Florida!

Rated time and again as the #1 Family Friendly Resort in North America by accredited travel authorities, we appreciate the cohesion of natural outdoor pleasures coupled with world renowned dining experiences all set on a backdrop of rural naturalscape to the north and open and unobstructed white sandy beaches to the south.

A gorgeous menagerie of chic coastal boutiques tucked under shade trees afront sidewalks and charming side streets running the distance of the beach frontage.

Good Morning, Sugar

Waking up without an alarm, what a sweet concept. Who’s got the bacon? Don’t fret. The newest addition to the WaterColor Crossings, a local favorite and 30A hot spot – The Perfect Pig opening up at a leisurely 8 AM and offering some of the most indulgent southern coastal comforts 7 days a week. If we had to choose (but don’t make us choose) we’d order the House Made Quiche, every time!

Ride off Your Breakfast

Considering how close you are to all of the amenities in WaterColor we suggest an early afternoon bike ride through the 499-acre community to absorb the incredible architecture placed thoughtfully around hiking and biking trails for those looking to create their own adventures with bridges and lakes guiding you on to discover the local natural habitats of Northwest Florida. Stop for a water break at The Boathouse Paddle Club and test your skills on a stand-up paddle board, canoe, or kayak. What fun! You won’t soon forget the exhilarating experience of paddling along Western Lake, a unique coastal dune lake, and watching from the water as the life on land continues to buzz.

Fun in the Sun!

Nothing compares, a day at the beach just can’t be beat! Grab your surf boards and beach towels and settle in, we know you’ll be here for a while. Reserve a beach chair setup for the most enjoyable day, with access to shade by way of your umbrella and a standard set of 2 chairs you can get comfortable watching the kids jump the waves as they lap the shore or simply recline and relax.

Sunset on the Veranda  

End the day with the best view of the sunset in WaterColor! Pick a table on the veranda and order your favorite libation. Cheers to a day of experiences that won’t soon be forgotten. Sandy shoes on the deck and half empty sunscreen bottles. You’ve quite an appetite after a day of Florida fun all within the charming community of WaterColor. Our day would be complete with Sweet Tea Chicken and Carolina Pimento Cheese complementing Gulf Oysters in the raw. Indulge in “WaterColor Casual” at FOOW formerly Fish Out of Water and watch the sun lower into the gulf, spreading like fire across the horizon and then disappearing into the night.