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Beach Holidays: The Most Festive Spots for Holiday Feasts in South Walton

What makes the holidays so special? In our opinion, it comes down to the right food, a celebratory ambiance and a relaxing setting. A holiday spent in South Walton is guaranteed to be relaxing, and we are here to help you find just the right meals that bring you back to those big family gatherings of yesteryear and complete your holiday experience. So, let’s get to planning!


Stinky's Fish Camp in South Walton, FloridaStinky's Fish Camp in South Walton, Florida

Stinky’s Fish Camp has become renowned for their Thanksgiving spread. Each year, they put together a huge, delicious feast of a special menu – in the past it’s included everything from rabbit to snow crab, and of course, a turkey dinner that might mean you can’t ever go back to holidays at home. The view itself makes a trip to Stinky’s well worth it, but when you add in food like this, it’s unforgettable.  

Or, make plans ahead of time for the Thanksgiving buffet at Great Southern Café, because it books up quickly. The food looks traditional at first glance, but it’s all stepped up a few notches, as you’d expect from Chef Jim Shirley. Chef-inspired touches include herb-roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and grits liberally doused with smoked gouda. It’s just like Grandma used to make, if Grandma was a professional chef working with top-notch ingredients.


Christmas Tree in Rosemary Beach

Havana Beach Bar & Grill goes all out for Christmas, just steps from the legendary 25-foot Christmas tree in South Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Looking for breakfast and photos with Santa for the kids? How about a “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” dinner, followed by a cookie decorating session with Santa’s elves and adult hot cocoa for mom and dad? And if you’re looking for a more traditional Christmas dinner, they’ve got that too.

Bud & Alley's might seem like an outside-the-box option for a Christmas meal, but it’s right near the 24-foot tree in the Seaside Amphitheater, and with a great view of the holiday lights in town and the Gulf, it puts a whole new spin on your holiday traditions. Have a laid-back meal on the patio and never lose sight of how good it feels to spend the holidays at the beach.

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