This Thanksgiving, let Panama City Beach's restaurants take care of the cooking and cleaning while you enjoy a scrumptious meal with your loved ones. Whether you prefer a traditional turkey dinner, fresh seafood, or a mix of both, there's a restaurant in Panama City Beach that will cater to your tastes. Be sure to make reservations in advance, as Thanksgiving is a popular time for dining out. No matter where you choose to celebrate, you'll find warmth, hospitality, and a memorable Thanksgiving experience in this coastal paradise.

Grand Marlin

For a Thanksgiving meal with a touch of sophistication and stunning waterfront views, head to Grand Marlin. This upscale seafood restaurant offers a special Thanksgiving menu that includes a range of options. Enjoy your meal while gazing out at the serene Grand Lagoon!

Hammerhead Fred's

Hammerhead Fred's is offering another excellent option for 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 $30.95 and Kids 12 and Under are $15.95.

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 4 and under are free. The buffet will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. This buffet sells our every year so be sure to make your reservation by calling 850-234-6060.


This Thanksgiving, Margaritaville invites you to swap out the ordinary for the extraordinary with a tropical twist! Join us at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville for a holiday celebration that fuses the laid-back vibes of paradise with the classic flavors of Thanksgiving. Reserve your spot and escape to Margaritaville this holiday season!

Patches Pub & Grill

For just $17.99, indulge in Patches Pub & Grill's delectable Thanksgiving Day menu featuring roasted turkey breast served alongside Yukon gold mashed potatoes, savory sausage and herb stuffing, corn casserole, and rich roast turkey gravy. Enhance the experience with the Grand Marnier cranberry sauce, and warm rolls with butter. Save room for dessert, as every meal includes a serving of irresistible pumpkin pecan butterscotch bread pudding, crowned with cream cheese icing, and caramel.

Runaway Island

If you prefer a more laid-back, beachfront Thanksgiving experience, Runaway Island is the perfect spot. They offer a Thanksgiving buffet from 10:30am-6pm with a wide range of options, from roasted turkey to beef tenderloin and a selection of delicious sides. You can dine indoors with a view of the Gulf or choose to sit on their outdoor deck for a taste of the salty breeze.

Saltwater Grill

Saltwater Grill is known for its upscale seafood dishes and elegant setting. On Thanksgiving, they are offering a buffet that features a variety of options, including roasted turkey, pepper crusted prime rib, herb-roasted salmon and honey glazed ham. Their wine selection is extensive, making it an excellent choice for those looking to pair their meal with the perfect glass of wine.

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant

If you're dreaming of a Thanksgiving meal with your toes in the sand, Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant is the place to be. They offer a special Thanksgiving buffet that features a wide selection of dishes, including roast prime rib, crab legs, and all the traditional sides. Dine on their spacious beachfront deck and soak in the beautiful Gulf views.

After you have recovered from your turkey coma, head to Aaron Bessant Park for our Beach Home for the Holidays event on the 24th and 25th. This year's festivities will feature Santa's village, fireworks, holiday movies, and concerts by a cappella group Home Free, and the Panama City Symphony Orchestra.

Shuckum's Oyster Pub & Seafood Grill

Shuckums Oyster Pub & Seafood Grill invites you to savor the spirit of Thanksgiving with a coastal twist. Renowned for its casual seafood fare and lively atmosphere, Shuckums will be open on Thanksgiving from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, serving up their regular menu, from freshly shucked oysters to expertly grilled seafood favorites. Shuckums has something to satisfy every palate.


Celebrate Thanksgiving in style at Tarpons Southern Cuisine inside Hotel Indigo. Enjoy a delectable buffet at $49 for adults, $20 for ages 12 and under, and free for 4 and under. Upgrade with bottomless mimosas for $19. Choose from two seatings at 11:30 am or 1:00 pm; reservations are a must. Secure your spot by calling 850-402-5100 or emailing