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 participating restaurants with mouthwatering menus waiting just for you! Please check each restaurant's website or Facebook page for more details. 

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant

Sharky's will be holding a Thanksgiving Buffet for the whole family! The cost for Adults is $31.95, 12 and Under are $18.95 and 4 and Under are free. For an additional $15 you can add all-you-can-eat crab legs. The buffet kicks off at 11:00 am and goes until 6:00 pm.

Runaway Island

Run to Runaway Island for a hearty Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. The cost is $32 per person ($20 for kids 12 and under). Runaway Island will give you a view to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Please call 850-634-4884 to make reservations for best dining times.

Grand Marlin

The Grand Marlin has a special Thanksgiving menu for dine-in and to-go! Dine in is from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm with varying prices. The menu has mouthwatering options like a creamy mushroom and wild rice soup and a roasted brine turkey plate! Anyone wanting to order to-go has to place their order by Friday, November 18 and pick it up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The cost is $150 for 4 people. To place your to-go order call 850-677-9238.

Harpoon Harry’s

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a beach-front view! Harpoon Harry's is once again set to host its popular Thanksgiving buffet. In addition to the traditional favorites, you'll also be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat crab legs, shrimp, and scallops! Adults are $49.95, Kids 4-11 $24.95, and 3 and under are free. The buffet will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Make your reservation by calling 850-234-6060.


Margaritaville will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie! The cost for adults is $27.99, and $15.99 for kids 12 and under. Call 850-235-7870 to reserve your Thanksgiving table.


C-Level Bar & Grill's special Thanksgiving buffet features turkey, ham, prime rib, grouper, crab legs, and tons of sides! $45 for adults and $25 for children 8 and under. They are also offering complete Thanksgiving dinners to-go with varying prices.

Hammerhead Fred's

Hammerhead Fred's is offering another great Thanksgiving Buffet with options like a beef tenderloin carving station, chargrilled oysters, parmesan flounder, and cajun roasted turkey. The buffet will be available from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Adults are $28.95 and Kids 12 and Under are $14.95.

Emerald Hub at Calypso III

Let Chef Robert cook your Thanksgiving dinner this year. Pre-order your to-go feast by Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 pm and you can pick it up on Thanksgiving day! Call 850-708-3014 to order today.

After you have recovered from your turkey coma, head to Aaron Bessant Park for our Beach Home for the Holidays event on the 25th and 26th. This year's festivities will feature Santa's village, fireworks, holiday movies, and concerts by country music star Cam, and the Panama City Symphony Orchestra.