The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to have some family fun and indulge in some tasty cuisine! If you are thinking about dining out with the family for Thanksgiving, there are a variety of restaurants in Panama City Beach that will be open to make your evening and meal as perfect as a family dinner at home, (without all of those pesky dishes to clean up!) Here is a list of great restaurants that will be open and have a mouthwatering menu waiting just for you:

Serving buffets:

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant
Thanksgiving “brunch” buffet
Runaway Island
Thanksgiving “brunch” buffet
Tides Restaurant
Sheraton Bay Point
Thanksgiving “brunch” buffet 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. (reservation only)
Bellini Restaurant
Holiday Inn PC
Full Thanksgiving buffet 11:30 a.m.– 2 p.m. (reservation only)
Pier Park
Full Thanksgiving buffet 11a.m. – close
Harpoon Harry’s
Thanksgiving buffet 11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Laketown Wharf
Thanksgiving buffet 11:30am – 7:00pm

Regular Menu:

Saltwater Grill
Grand Marlin
The Craft Bar
Patches Pub
Mike’s Café and Oyster Bar
Hofbrau Beer Garden


After you have recovered from your turkey coma, come out for a relaxing night and get into the Christmas spirit at our annual Beach Home for the Holidays event at Aaron Bessant Park. The festivities will kick off on Friday night where you will hear some holiday music from the Panama City POPS Orchestra and enjoy Fireworks and a Christmas tree lighting. On Saturday, check out the Christmas Carolers, campfires with S’mores and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Winter Wonderland. But don’t go home just yet, come Saturday night be ready to continue singing along to some jolly tunes with Restless Heart for their Seasons of Harmony concert.

For more details and a complete event schedule, visit our Beach Home for the Holidays page.