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It’s time to kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. Celebrate the holidays in Destin, Florida this year! Thanksgiving break is a perfect time to sink your toes into the sugar-white sands of the Emerald Coast and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with incredible views. Whether you’re looking to cook up your Thanksgiving meal in a spacious RealJoy vacation rental, or if you’re looking to eat out at your favorite local restaurant, the options are endless in Destin. To kick-start your planning, we’ve put together a list of the best restaurants serving up Thanksgiving meals this year.

The Crab Trap Destin/Okaloosa Island

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Don’t miss a feast on the beach at The Crab Trap! The Crab Trap is offering a full thanksgiving dinner menu along with additional Crab Trap menu options at locations in both Destin and Okaloosa Island. Enjoy a traditional plated Thanksgiving dinner, specialty drinks and wine, or signature house features and seafood plates! Seating is first come, first served, and will be taking place between 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

View The Crab Trap Thanksgiving Dinner menu here: Crab Trap Thanksgiving on the beach

Marina Cafe

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Take your Thanksgiving dinner to a new level at Destin’s most awarded restaurant, Marina Cafe. From 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day, you can enjoy appetizers, entrees, sides, and a delicious dessert menu. Enjoy options like Bourbon Maple Glazed Ham, Bacon Parmesan Green Beans, or Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Check out the full menu here: Marina Cafe Thanksgiving Buffet

Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer

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Stop by Brotula’s for their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Guests can enjoy Thanksgiving classics with views overlooking the Historic Destin Harbor from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Brotula’s is offering both seafood options along with traditional Thanksgiving options. Choose from Seafood Gumbo and Grilled Mahi, or Herb-Roasted Turkey and Brotulas Mac & Cheese, and more! Reservations are highly recommended.

Surf Hut

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Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with a view! Surf Hut in Miramar Beach is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a limited Surf Hut menu on Thanksgiving from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. The plated dinners will feature Thanksgiving classics like slow-roasted turkey, red garlic mashed potatoes, candied homemade sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more!

View Surf Huts full Thanksgiving menu here: Surf Hut Thanksgiving Menu

Harbor Docks

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It is time for the 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Harbor Docks! Located in the heart of Destin, Harbor Docks is offering a thanksgiving feast at no charge. Donations will be accepted and benefit Destin Harvest and Habitat for Humanity projects. If you are looking to enjoy the Thanksgiving classics while supporting great causes, stop by Harbor Docks between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

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