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Thanksgiving on the Emerald Coast: A Guide to Local Feasts

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family, and, of course, delicious food. If you find yourself in the Destin-Fort Walton-Miramar-30A area during this festive season, you're in for a treat. Several local businesses, both big and small, are ready to make your Thanksgiving memorable with mouth-watering meals and special events. Let's explore the diverse options available for celebrating Thanksgiving in this charming region.


1. Harbor Docks:

Known for its fresh seafood, Harbor Docks is offering a special Thanksgiving feast. The menu includes traditional roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and all the classic sides like mashed potatoes and stuffing. The waterside location adds an extra touch of charm to your holiday celebration.

2. Another Broken Egg Cafe:

For those seeking a more casual Thanksgiving brunch, Another Broken Egg Cafe has you covered. Their holiday brunch menu features unique twists on traditional favorites, from pumpkin spice pancakes to turkey and Brie breakfast sandwiches.

3. Beach Walk Cafe:

If you're in the mood for an upscale dining experience, Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn is an excellent choice. Their Thanksgiving menu typically includes gourmet options such as herb-roasted turkey and pecan-crusted grouper, all served with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Fort Walton Beach

1. The Crab Trap:

For a laid-back Thanksgiving by the water, The Crab Trap offers a special holiday menu with Gulf-inspired dishes. Feast on crab-stuffed flounder or enjoy their traditional turkey dinner, complete with all the fixings.

2. Stewby's Seafood Shanty:

For a unique twist on Thanksgiving, consider Stewby's Seafood Shanty. This local favorite offers a seafood-focused menu, perfect for those looking to break away from the traditional turkey feast.

Miramar Beach

1. Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood:

Indulge in a luxurious Thanksgiving dinner at Seagar's, known for its prime steaks and fresh seafood. Their holiday menu often features a gourmet selection, including options like roasted butternut squash soup and prime rib.

2. Bijoux:

Bijoux, an upscale restaurant in Miramar Beach, typically offers a special Thanksgiving menu with exquisite options such as herb-roasted turkey and pumpkin cheesecake. The elegant atmosphere makes it an ideal choice for a sophisticated holiday celebration.


1. The Perfect Pig:

This charming eatery, with locations in WaterColor and Seagrove Beach, is known for its Southern-inspired cuisine. The Perfect Pig usually offers a Thanksgiving feast with a Southern twist, including options like smoked turkey and sweet potato casserole.

2. Bud & Alley's:

For a laid-back Thanksgiving with a Gulf view, Bud & Alley's in Seaside is a great choice. Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet with coastal flavors, featuring everything from traditional roasted turkey to Gulf shrimp and grits.

Whether you prefer a waterfront feast, a casual brunch, or an upscale dining experience, the Destin-Fort Walton-Miramar-30A area has something for everyone this Thanksgiving. Support local businesses and savor the flavors of the season in this beautiful and welcoming corner of Florida. No matter where you choose to celebrate, the warmth of community and the joy of good food are sure to make your Thanksgiving truly special.