For those lucky enough to call the Emerald Coast their temporary home for the holidays, the 30a Beach Girls have your dining needs covered. From ugly sweater parties to upscale establishments, we’ve curated a list of the area’s most enchanting eateries that promise to turn your Christmas dinner into a memorable feast.
Join us as we navigate the most wonderful time of year for all foodies, providing you with delectable recommendations that will make your holiday celebration a true coastal delight. Get ready to savor the flavors of the season with our handpicked selections, ensuring that your Christmas dinner is as remarkable as the views that surround you.
SHADES UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY
Saturday, December 23rd, celebrate the holiday season at an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Shades Bar and Grill! Enjoy festive fun with live music by Stevie Monce, a DJ, and a 360 photo booth. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win prizes in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. It’s a night of merriment and holiday cheer! View more details here!
FOOW CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH
Fish Out of Water invites you to indulge in a festive Christmas Eve brunch with delightful Christmas music and exclusive Chef’s features. Choose from our a la carte menu or kids menu, and each child will receive a complimentary cookie and a take-home decorating kit for Santa! View more details here.
CUVEE 30A CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Elevate your Christmas Eve dinner with Chef Tim Creehan’s exquisite offerings at Cuvee 30A. Delight in traditional Rack of Lamb, Prime Rib au jus, decadent Chocolate Sin Cake, and more. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Secure your family’s table at Cuvee30A.com/Christmas. Don’t miss the opportunity for a limited Prime Rib To-Go option. ‘Tis the season for indulgence! For more details please visit: https://cuvee30a.com/about-cuvee-30a/christmas/
SOLEIL CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Soleil in Destin, Florida, invites you to its Christmas Eve Dinner on Sunday, December 24, 2023, featuring dinner seatings from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Indulge in a delightful three-course prix fixe menu, starting with bread and honey butter and a deviled egg appetizer. Choose from glazed carved ham, carved prime rib, or snapper filet, each served with family-style sides. Conclude your meal with the exquisite sticky pecan bourbon bread pudding. The price is $75 per person for the three-course dinner and $20 for the kids’ chicken tenders plate. Secure your reservations online through the Resy app, at http://soleildestin.com, or by calling 850-353-2867.
AMBROSIA CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY DINNER
Celebrate a perfect Christmas day by unwrapping presents and savoring a delightful meal with loved ones. Celebrate at Ambrosia for Christmas prix fixe dinner from 12 pm to 8 pm. Secure your spot by making reservations online at https://www.ambrosia30a.com or give a call at 850-909-0100.
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER AT HAVANA BEACH BAR & GRILL
To mark the festive season this year, Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl Hotel is pleased to present a special 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations are essential, and seating times are offered from 4 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day. View more here. **This is a reservation required event.
NYE AT PESCADO SEAFOOD GRILL + ROOFTOP BAR
Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable celebration at Pescado with an exclusive NYE Celebration Dinner. Indulge in a decadent 4-course menu, beginning with a tantalizing Amuse Bouche to awaken your taste buds. The culinary experience will be accompanied by the soulful sounds of The Barry Fish Band, providing live music to enhance the festive ambiance. To partake in this extraordinary event, the cost is $269 per person, exclusive of a 7% tax and 23% service fee. For reservations, please call 850-213-4600, and be sure to secure your spot early, as they offer staggered seating from 6 pm to 10 pm. Celebrate at Pescado for an elegant and vibrant New Year’s Eve celebration, where culinary excellence meets musical delight. View more here.
Step into the warm embrace of tradition and culinary excellence at Mimmo’s this Christmas Eve. Nestled in the heart of Sicilian heritage, Mimmo’s boasts a culinary journey filled with dishes that have been cherished and passed down through generations in our family. Each recipe tells a story, and every bite is a celebration of our Sicilian roots. Renowned for fabulous Italian cuisine, Mimmo’s is not just a restaurant; it’s an experience steeped in authenticity and love. View more here.