3 Restaurants for a Thanksgiving Meal

Looking to get away this Thanksgiving season? With the changing leaves and colder weather coming in, it can be appealing for many to seek warmer weather and chase the not-so-distant memories of summer. With temperatures sitting at a high of around 80 degrees in the fall months, Panama City Beach can be a tempting place to go to catch a faint glimpse of the summer season. The question on everyone’s mind, however, is whether or not there is anywhere to eat out for Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are the top three restaurants for you and your loved ones to dine out during the Thanksgiving weekend, all near our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach.

Here are the top three restaurants for you and your loved ones to dine out during the Thanksgiving weekend, all near our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach.

The Runaway Island

The Runaway Island is a great choice for a Thanksgiving meal in Panama City Beach. With a plethora of offerings on the Thanksgiving buffet menu, there is plenty to get you started. Go for traditional selections like roast turkey or baked ham, and take advantage of the beef carving station. You can also stick with seafood by selecting the fried Gulf shrimp or salmon with lemon dill cream. 

With plenty of options, there is something for everyone to enjoy while eating out in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Sides run the gamut with everything from sweet potato souffle to mashed potatoes with gravy and all the delicious seasonal vegetables you could want. No Thanksgiving meal is complete without dessert, and the Runaway Island has some of the best to offer. With their crowd favorite pecan and pumpkin pies, along with the fresh apple cobbler, it is hard to choose wrong. 

Panama City Florida offers plenty of Thanksgiving Dinner options for your family vacation.

The Saltwater Grill

The Saltwater Grill is also a great choice for your Thanksgiving meal if you’re in Panama City Beach, Florida. If you are looking for a more elevated dining experience, this restaurant will be to your liking. With everything from lobster rolls to crab-stuffed mushrooms, there is something for everyone. 

On the menu, you’ll find fresh seafood options both classic and unique. Start off with the firecracker shrimp or crab cakes, then try the Creole Mahi or seafood capellini for your entrée. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, try options like the Parmesan-crusted chicken or the penne primavera. Pick from their extensive wine menu or try a signature cocktail to finish your meal. For Thanksgiving, enjoy their full buffet complete with all your favorite selections.

The Grand Marlin

The Grand Marlin is an ideal choice for you to check out if you like seafood of all kinds. The Grand Marlin is known for its illustrious raw bar, with its wide range of freshly shucked oysters and house-made mignonette sauce to its selection of shrimp and tuna poke. Not particularly a fan of raw oysters? The Grand Marlin also offers a variety of cooked oyster options for your liking. From barbecued oysters, with house-made barbecue butter sauce, to oysters Rockefeller, they have got something for everyone. 

On Thanksgiving, enjoy all this alongside more traditional offerings such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, and classic desserts. The Grand Marlin presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy a unique and memorable Thanksgiving dinner with the ones you love most. Be sure to call ahead of time, as reservations fill up quickly!

With such a wide range of dining options during Thanksgiving weekend in Panama City Beach, one cannot go wrong. From endless seafood to a variety of luxurious and casual dining options, there is something for everyone.

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