Travelers who are lucky enough to be setting their sights on a 30A stay over Christmas are in for a sunny and scenic treat upon arrival. This part of Florida makes it simple to leave all thoughts of cold and snow behind and swap it out for a fantastic holiday on the sand instead. 30A is also a great place to savor the moment and when you’re looking for places to enjoy a Christmas dinner in Florida while you’re in town, the following options are sure to inspire. Whether you explore one or try them all, your tastebuds will surely thank you for it.
Fish Out of Water
Fondly referred to as “FOOW,” Fish out of Water is located at 34 Goldenrod Circle in Santa Rosa Beach and is a great place to enjoy a Southern-style Christmas dinner when you’re in town over the holidays. They’re known for hosting a special holiday menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day alike that runs from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Guests can savor a five-course meal featuring everything from oven-roasted pheasant and candied yams to sticky toffee pudding and smoked honey-glazed ham too. Wine pairings are available upon request and reservations are always preferred.
Always an Inlet Beach fan-favorite stop, Cuvee 30A is found at 12805 US-98 D101 and is a great place to savor a mouthwatering Christmas dinner this year. Their annual Christmas Day buffet is on from noon until 6:00 pm and will host everything from roasted pork loin and chicken medallions to wood-fired salmon and shrimp & grits to name a few of the many options. Cuvee 30A will host a family-friendly holiday meal and you’ll want to be sure to book your table in advance.
Havana Beach Bar and Grill
For a fixed price three-course Christmas dinner the entire family is sure to love, head over to Havana Beach Bar and Grill at 63 Main Street in Rosemary Beach. Between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm, guests can enjoy a custom holiday menu crafted by the on-site culinary team. Reservations are highly recommended for this palate-pleasing experience which will feature roasted apple & parsnip soup, lobster mac and cheese, seared sea scallops, pan-roasted duck breast, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and stout braised short ribs too. For dessert, guests can pick and choose between cranberry baked Alaska, Old World Gingerbread, or Havana Rum Cake.
Blue Mountain Bakery
If you’re looking for something yummy to savor prior to Christmas Dinner, Blue Mountain Bakery will have a full lineup of breakfast and bakery options to choose from to take away on Christmas. Located at 2217 W County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Bakery serves up organic baked goods as well as hot coffee to patrons with cravings to curb. Whether you’re looking to enjoy cinnamon rolls and frittatas, or you could go for some tacos to go alongside an order of crab cakes, Blue Mountain Bakery has your holiday delights covered.
Ambrosia 30A Prime Seafood and Steak
When elegant Christmas dining is what you’re after, Ambrosia 30A Prime Seafood & Steaks is a must. Found at 75 Origins Main Street in Watersound, Ambrosia is as adored for the menu of dinner options as it is known for its impressive wine listings. You’ll settle in at a cloth-covered table and browse a selection that includes everything from signature filet and double Iberico pork chops to Florida red snapper and shrimp & grits alike. They also have a raw bar to choose from and soups and salads to top off your culinary moment in delicious style.
Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar
Another great Rosemary Beach stop on Christmas for dinner is Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar. This holiday eatery comes with the benefit of amazing views too. There’s often live music here to match the mouthwatering menu options and service is always first-class. Located at 74 Town Hall Road, Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar is a one-stop destination for enjoying everything from lobster and prime rib to oysters or freshly caught fish of the day. Be sure to ask about their savory hand-crafted cocktails made to match!
Book Your 30A Christmas Getaway Today
With Christmas right around the corner, now is a perfect time to begin turning your 30A travel plans for Christmas into a well-deserved reality. Having amazing accommodations in place to match can make all the difference which is where the team at Dune Vacation Rentals can help. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting property options available including our Christmas 30A Florida rentals that keep you close to the holiday fun while enjoying the best of comfort, style, and luxury as well. We’re happy to handle all of the details of your stay while our guests focus exclusively on the Christmas fun ahead. We look forward to seeing you in sunny 30A this December!