There’s no better way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday than with friends and family along South Walton’s 26 miles of sugar-white sand and turquoise water. Plus, with plenty of to-go or dine-in options to choose from, it’s easy to skip the cooking (and cleaning the dishes), without missing out on great food and family time. Here are some Thanksgiving dining and activity options in South Walton.
Nov. 25 – 26: The Hub 30A: 25th: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; 26th: 9 – 11a.m.
Centrally located on Highway 30A, The Hub30A is offering Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go! Pair all of the fixings with a bottle (or two) of your favorite wines. Place your order online and the Hub will do the rest! www.toasttab.com/the%20hub%20@%2030a/v3 , 7000 E County Highway 30A, WaterSound, (850) 213-3884.ch: (850) 213-0701
Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Catering with Grayton Beer
The 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. www.graytonbeer.com/brewpub/ , 170 E County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, (850) 213-4000.
Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Menu at Roux 30A: 9 a.m.
Stress free Thanksgiving? Yes, that is Roux 30A’s specialty. The entire Thanksgiving meal, from the black heritage, 18 lb, roasted turkey, to the scratched pumpkin pie can be picked up or delivered to you! Email Devin at Devin@Roux30A.com to place your pre-order today. www.roux30a.com , 114 Logan Ln., Santa Rosa Beach, (850) 213-0899
Nov. 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Turkey from Shades Bar & Grill: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Shades Bar & Grill will be closed for Thanksgiving, but has the turkey covered! They are taking orders up until the last Monday prior to Thanksgiving for their famous Fried Turkey and sides by the pint (Coleslaw, Potato Salad, & Mac N Cheese). www.shades30a.com , 10952 E County Hwy. 30A, Inlet Beach, (850) 213-9410
Nov. 25: Thanksgiving at Cowgirl Kitchen (Seagrove Location Only) and Blue Mabel: 5 – 8 p.m.
Cowgirl Kitchen will be accepting online orders until Thursday, Nov. 19 or when they reach capacity. Currently, online orders are available for the Seagrove location and Blue Mabel for pickup. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cowgirlkitchen.com/thanksgiving.html, Seagrove Location: 3005 Scenic Hwy. 30A, Seagrove Beach. Blue Mabel: 2260 W Scenic Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Seagrove: (850) 231-1120, Blue Mabel: (850) 744-0040
Nov. 26: 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. www.cuvee30a.com/about-cuvee-30a/thanksgiving, 12805 U.S. Hwy. 98 D101, Rosemary Beach, (850) 909-0111.
Thanksgiving Day Dine-In Options:
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving at Café Thirty-A: 12 – 4 p.m.
Reservations are available online or by phone for Thanksgiving Day at Cafe Thirty-A. Dinner options include deep-fried, brined turkey, tandoori marinated salmon, pan-seared red snapper or grilled filet mignon with double chocolate pecan pie or traditional pumpkin pie for dessert. 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. 22. www.cafethirtya.com, 3899 E County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, (850) 231-2166.
Nov. 26: Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Cuvee 30A: 11 a.m. – 2 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. Make your reservations online or by calling the number below. Looking to take your turkey to-go? Cuvee 30A’s got you covered! Be sure all orders are placed by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23. www.cuvee30a.com/about-cuvee-30a/thanksgiving, 12805 U.S. Hwy. 98 D101, Rosemary Beach, (850) 909-0111.
Nov. 26: Feast with FOOW: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at FOOW, located in the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star rated WaterColor Inn. Gulf views are perfectly paired with holiday favorites including sliced turkey breast, scorched sweet potato mash, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, orange-cranberry sauce and your choice of pie slice makes for the perfect evening! www.foow30a.com. 34 Goldenrod Cir., Santa Rosa Beach, FL, (850) 534-5050.
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day with Havana Beach Bar & Grill: 12 – 7 p.m.
Havana Beach Bar & Grill, located in The Pearl Hotel, will serve up Thanksgiving classics with a special three-course Thanksgiving menu, right in the heart of Rosemary Beach. Please note, regular menu items will not be available, and reservations are required. www.thepearlrb.com/dining/havana-beach-en.html, 63 Main St., Rosemary Beach, (850) 588 – 2882.
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Brunch at The Lakehouse in WaterColor: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the WaterColor community as they give thanks with a special buffet style brunch. Reservations for this event are strongly recommended and this event is open to the public. 235 WaterColor Blvd. W, Santa Rosa Beach, (850) 534-5975 or email email@example.com.
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet at Old Florida Fish House: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy the Old Florida Fish House spin on Thanksgiving with the 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. Reservations are accepted by phone. www.oldfloridafishhouse.com, 33 Heron’s Watch Way, Santa Rosa Beach 32459, (850) 534-3045
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet at The Pearl: 12 – 5 p.m.
The Pearl Hotel’s renowned Thanksgiving buffet will showcase Thanksgiving classics in a family-friendly setting. Reservations are required and the buffet is open to the public. www.thepearlrb.com, 63 Main St., Rosemary Beach, (850) 588-2882.
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise: 12 – 2:30 p.m. and 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Cruise along the Choctawhatchee Bay as your family enjoys a Thanksgiving Buffet aboard the Solaris Yacht. 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. www.sunquestcruises.com/thanksgiving-in-destin-florida-lunch-dinner-buffet-cruises , 9300 U.S. Hwy. 98, Miramar Beach, (850) 650-2519.
Nov. 26: Vin’tij Four-Course Thanksgiving Feast: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Vin’tij is known for their artfully created meals, paired with world-renowned wines and this Thanksgiving is no exception! Take your pick of Spice Roast Grouper, Ribeye, or a house favorite – the Lucky Bowl or Khasma Bowl, filled with roasted vegetables, garlic chips, quinoa and more. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating. www.vintij.com/thanksgiving, 500 Grand Blvd., Suite 100K, (850) 650-9820.
Nov. 21 – 29: 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day “Virtual” Races
Burn extra calories on Thanksgiving Day by signing up for the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day “Virtual” Race, which features the new 18.6-mile distance – the exact length of Scenic Highway 30A!
Participants have the week of Thanksgiving, between Nov. 21 and Nov. 29, to complete their race. Race options include the traditional 10K, 5K, 1 Mile or the new 18.6 Mile stretch. All participants will receive a super-soft race shirt and signature medal OR the challenge distance.
For more information, including registration, visit: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=134705
Nov. 26: Thursday Night NFL on the Jumbotron at the Hub 30A: 7 – 10p.m.
Looking for plans after dinner? Head over to The Hub in WaterSound to watch some of the NFL’s biggest games on the Jumbotron! Bring the whole family and enjoy the wide-open space, where you can kick back by an outdoor firepit, explore the Hub Shops, or let the kids play on the green. Here for the whole weekend? Check out their website for a full list of events. hub30a.com, 24 Hub Lane, WaterSound Beach. (850) 909-0111.
Nov. 24, 25, 27: Live Music at 30Avenue: 24 – 25; 6 – 9 p.m. 27; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 6 – 9 p.m.
Make the most of your holiday week and enjoy the sounds of South Walton! 30Avenue in Inlet Beach is hosting nightly music (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day) with artists ranging from Heritage Duo, The Jon Hart Project, DJ Mike Witty and Joey Shaling! For a more detailed list of events at 30Avenue, check out their website. thirtyavenue.com/calendar, 12805 U.S. Hwy. 98 East, Inlet Beach, (850) 231-1127
Host a beach bonfire in South Walton
Looking for a unique way to brighten up your Thanksgiving holiday? Why not host a beach bonfire! Check out the Visit South Walton website to learn how you can create new traditions with your family this Thanksgiving!