4 Restaurants in Panama City Beach Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Your best meal ever and no dishes to wash. Just memories to savor.

We here in Panama City Beach have so much for which to be thankful, and we sure are thankful for our friends who come to visit for the holidays. Several area restaurants are going all out to serve a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these menus: there’s more than just turkey! Several of these restaurants are accepting reservations as well- call now and come on down and relax!


Boatyard on Grand Lagoon is offering the traditional turkey day dinner- AND leftovers! They’re taking reservations, and just like Mom or Dad, Chef will come to your table and carve your turkey. You’ll have vegetables and all the old favorites. Then YOU get to take the leftovers home and have turkey sandwiches for the rest of the week. Call (850) 249-9273 for reservations by November 24th. $17 per person plus tax/gratuity with a required minimum amount of four guests or $68 to secure a whole turkey.


Everyone’s favorite summer spot is serving up a Thanksgiving buffet as well. The Breakers will have dinner, all your friends, and a Gulf front view. For reservations and menu inquiriess, call (850)234-6060.

Kingfish Restaurant and Sushi Bar

The Bay Point Marriott’s  Kingfish offers a gourmet Thanksgiving menu starting with maple roasted turkey with sage butter, orange bourbon glazed pit ham, herb-marinated slow roasted prime rib, blackened mahi-mahi, rosemary crusted leg of lamb. And that’s just the beginning of the kitchen’s delights! Chef Lilia will even have her sushi station open. And imagine the desserts!  Call (850) 236-6075 for reservations.   $29.95 per person.

Saltwater Grill

Always delicious  Saltwater Grill, home of the giant fish tank,  also is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet Beginning at 11 a.m. offerings include roasted turkey giblet gravy, prime rib au jus, mahi mahi, sweet potato souffle, garlic mashed potatoes, and a full range of fall classic pies: pecan, pumpkin, and all your holiday delectables. $19.95, adults,  $9.95,  children under 12.

Publix will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, as will Winn-Dixie.  Both re-open Friday for regular business hours.

Come down, dig in, relax and enjoy the family (or a little solitude before the mad rush next month.)

12 thoughts on “4 Restaurants in Panama City Beach Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. I can just imagine having Thanksgiving dinner at the “Boatyard”……..
    Any moment you would expect to see the Pilgrims dock & get in on all the fun & good foods! You know there already is a “Pirate” boat waiting…. why not the Pilgrims? Hahahaaaaa
    I know it will be scrumptious!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Cathy/Tennessee


    1. Well Jeannie…… I always seem to be one step ahead, lol lol
      Sorry, I have to keep my imagination tied down some!
      I do love the “Boatyard” ate there many a time just…… never a Thanksgiving feast! Can’t say that I wouldn’t luv luv luv too, I know it will be wonderful overloking the bay.


  2. Good news folks! I did call and speak to an employee, but evidently Winn Dixie is having mercy on us unorganized folks: “Winn-Dixie is open Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide any last minute shopping needs, including gift cards, all in one convenient location.” Thanks everyone for their contribution- have any other Thanksgiving Dinner ideas? Post them here!


  3. Our second year at Boat Yard for Thanksgiving for my wife and I and our three daughters. They planned this year the day after last year. Simply thankful of their sharing of talents and time for our enjoyment


  4. Thank you so very, very much. Rosey and I decided to spend this Thanksgiving … away from the family and have our own Thanksgiving at Panama City Beach. Our daughter owns a condo and we will be down for the week.

    Our main discussion was where to eat Thanksgiving meal, because that was one reason we wanted to get away to Panama … not to have to cook. Your review of the restaurants will help us decide where to celebrate Thanksgiving. I am sure we will at least eat a meal a day in each of the four locations you mentioned. Other wise we would not have a clue.

    Brig Gen John & Rosey Owings (Ret)


  5. This year at boatyard 2013 the price per person is $24.95 plus tax and an automatic 18% gratuity. The “Turkey and all the fixins” menu includes the turkey, which is carved tableside, mashed potatoes and gravy, Andouille sausage and cornbread stuffing, an orange and cranberry relish, baby peas and onions, sweet potato souffle, rolls and butter, and pumpkin pie. we also have a lovely “a la cart menu” availible offering a jack daniels glazed ham, our roasted and sliced turkey with mashed potaoes and gravy and stuffing, seafood platter and other boatyard favorites. That day we will also feature sesonal desserts invluding my favorite “pumpkin gooey cake”.
    Like the previous years you will be able to take all of your leftovers home with you.

    There are still reservations availible and we do accept walkins for dining at the bar.
    Boatyard does require a minumum of four guests to partake in the “turkey with all the fixins dinner.” or a minum purchase price of $99.80 for a party smaller than four.

    The previous article was posted in 2010 wich stated our price from 2009.


    1. Greetings, Julie… All of your descriptions sound great! Hubby & I will be traveling from Ohio to vacation in PCB this year… Any ideas for restaurants serving Thanksgiving buffets in 2014? Do all of these places still exist? Thanks in advance for your “update”!


    2. Greetings, Julie… All of your descriptions sound great! Hubby & I will be traveling from Ohio to vacation in PCB this year… Any ideas for restaurants serving Thanksgiving buffets in 2014? Do all of these places still exist? Thanks in advance for your “update”!


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