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restaurants open for thanksgiving

Come to the beach for Thanksgiving and celebrate with a meal at one of the fabulous local restaurants that will welcome diners on Thanksgiving Day. Everything from seafood to traditional Thanksgiving fare is on the menu.

Restaurants Open Their Doors On Thanksgiving Day

There’s no need to tote a turkey with all the trimmings to cook at the beach. That’s because several restaurants will open their doors to serve patrons on Thanksgiving. Here are a few to consider, including super markets that offer prepared meals to go.

Bahama Bob's Beachside Cafe

Bahama Bob's601 West Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores
(251) 948-2100
Serving: Regular menu. No reservations required.







Bubba's Seafood

Bubba's24621 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
(251) 974-1800
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu plus regular menu. Reservations required.






Coast Restaurant at the Beach Club

925 Beach Club Dr., Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 224-3600
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations required.

Cobalt The Restaurant

Cobalt28099 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
(251) 923-5300
Serving: Thanksgiving buffet. Reservations required.







Cracker Barrel

3150 S McKenzie St., Foley, AL
(251) 943-7060
Serving: Homestyle Turkey 'n' Dressing meals for in-store guests, heat and serve holiday family meals to go and hot and ready meals to go on Thanksgiving Day. Available while supplies last. Order as soon as possible.

The Diner

2420 East Second St., Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 500-1581
Serving: Thanksgiving buffet. No reservations required.

Doc's Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar

26029 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 981-6999
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu. Reservations required.

Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina

27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 981-7305
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations required.

Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL
(850) 492-0611
Serving: Thanksgiving potluck. No reservations required.

Franco's Casual Italian Restaurant

25241 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach
(251) 981-9800
Serving: Regular menu. Reservations recommended.

Ginny Lane Bar & Grill

4851 Wharf Pkwy. East, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 224-6500
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu. Reservations required.

GT's on the Bay

26189 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 980-8400
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu. Reservations required.

The Hangout

101 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 948-3030
Serving: Thanksgiving buffet. Reservations recommended.

Hazel's Nook

120 E. Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 968-7065
Serving: Thanksgiving items on buffet. No reservations required.

Hogfish Grille

24821 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 980-3474
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations required.

Jesse's Restaurant

Jesse's Restaurant14770 Oak St., Magnolia Springs, AL
(251) 965-3827
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving fare served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations required.






Little New Orleans

25241 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
(251) 981-5252
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu. Call ahead for large parties.

Live Bait Food & Spirits

Live Bait Food & Spirits24281 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
(251) 974-1612
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. No reservations required.






Luna's Eat & Drink

25753 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL
(251) 980-5862
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations required.

Orange Beach Concierge Gourmet To Go

4790 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach
(251) 228-6729
Serving: Gourmet Thanksgiving fare. Limited quantities available. First-come, first-served. Orders must be submitted and paid for the Friday before Thanksgiving.

Sunset Cork Room

225 E. 16th Ave., Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 967-4773
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving menu. Reservations required.


Voyagers

VoyagersPerdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach
(251) 981-9811
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Reservations required.
Ballroom Seating Times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.




Wolf Bay Lodge

20801 Miflin Road, Foley
(251) 987-5129
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving items on a buffet. No reservations accepted.

Wolf Bay Lodge

12700 Gulf Beach Hwy., Pensacola
(850) 492-1897
Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving plated meal or full dinner menu available. No reservations accepted.

Super Markets

Even better news is that there is no need to pack groceries in the cooler, as there are several local options. Supermarkets like Publix, Rouses and Wal-Mart are located in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and keep regular hours during the shoulder season.

These supermarkets will even prepare your Thanksgiving meal for you, in part or in full. Just give them a call in advance to place your order.
  • Publix Super Market (Ala. Hwy. 59 – Gulf Shores): (251) 948-1281
  • Publix Super Market (Perdido Beach Blvd. – Orange Beach): (251) 980-1400
  • Publix Super Market at Shops at Perdido Key (13390 Perdido Key Dr. - Perdido Key): (850) 492-5090
  • Rouses Supermarket (Ala. Hwy. 59 & Fort Morgan Road – Gulf Shores): (251) 948-4715
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter (Fort Morgan Road – Gulf Shores): (251) 968-5871

Farm Markets

Looking for local seasonal produce? Stop in at Burris Farm Market in Loxley on your way south to the beach. Here, you’ll find everything from sweet potatoes and squash for your casseroles to delicious homemade pies and breads along with other seasonal favorites.
  • Burris Farm Market (Ala. Hwy. 59 – Loxley): (251) 964-6464
  • Burris Farm Market (200 Wharf Lane - Orange Beach): (251) 981-6565

Cook At Your Beach Home Away From Home

All of Meyer Vacation Rentals’ beach condos and houses are outfitted with full kitchens, making it a breeze to prepare your own Thanksgiving meal if you choose.

Rental Home KitchenOur kitchens are stocked for typical, everyday use, including dishes, pots, pans, glassware, silverware, etc., but since each unit is unique in its offerings, consider planning ahead to bring your favorite holiday cookware and baking dishes.

Select a four-bedroom beach house as your Thanksgiving "home away from home" this year, and have room for the entire family!
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