How is Thanksgiving just THREE days away?!
I’m a bit sad that we aren’t hosting my favorite meal this year, but we just don’t have the room in our rental house. I’m already looking forward to hosting next year once we’re in the new house.
I have to admit that in my 31 years of Thanksgivings, we’ve never once dined out for the big meal. I think it sounds totally fun and stress-free, though! If you want to let someone else do the cooking (and cleaning), check out these awesome local spots serving Thanksgiving supper.
Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar, Destin
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Selections include a carving station with prime rib and wood fire salmon, butternut squash soup, roasted beet salad, traditional stuffing, cranberry dressing, and pumpkin cheesecake bars (plus TONS more).
Call 850-460-2909 for reservations or more info.
Marlin Grill, Baytowne Wharf
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This elegant plated four-course meal includes artichoke & corn chowder, wedge salad, roasted turkey, smoked ham, ricotta mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and pumpkin praline cheesecake.
Call 850-351-1990 for reservations or more info.
Old Florida Fish House, Santa Rosa Beach
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy Thanksgiving on the lake and feast on sushi or butter-herb roasted turkey, prime rib, cornbread sage dressing, candied sweet potato puree, macaroni and cheese, and coconut cake from the buffet.
Call 850-534-3045 for reservations or more info.
Restaurant Paradis, Rosemary Beach
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fill up on traditional Thanksgiving offerings such as brined turkey breast, cornbread dressing, candied pecan and sweet potato mash, and house made cranberry sauce.
Call 850-534-0400 for reservations or more info.
Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer, Destin
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This harbor front buffet will feature Cajun fried turkey, slow roasted strip loin, roasted potato and leek soup, shrimp and grits, southern mac and cheese, bacon creamed corn (um what?? I need!), whipped potatoes, and turtle cheesecake.
Call 850-460-8900 for reservations or more info.
Harbor Docks, Destin
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
This Destin institution has been serving a free Thanksgiving meal since 1994 and all tips and donations that day go to benefit Destin Harvest. This is a fun Destin tradition and great way to give back to kick off the holiday season.
Call 850-837-2506 for more information.
And now I’m starving and off to find the ULTIMATE mac and cheese recipe to bring to my in-laws’ house for Turkey Day. Have a great week, friends!