Thanksgiving Dinner in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

Let's face it: while cooking a Thanksgiving feast is rewarding, it's also time-consuming and often stressful. If you don't feel like stringing 500 green beans or calling the Butterball hotline to find out why your turkey still isn't cooked through, you may be better off eating at a restaurant this year.

We've got good news for those of you spending your Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach: there are plenty of local restaurants serving up feasts on Turkey Day. Check out our picks below.  

Restaurants Dishing Up a Thanksgiving Meal 

Bubba's Seafood House

Traditional Thanksgiving menu from 11 am to 7 pm
Reservations required: 251-974-1800
24621 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach

Order from the traditional Thanksgiving menu or pick a seafood entrée if you're looking for something a little different. 

Traditional Thanksgiving menu from 10 am to 4 pm
Reservations required: 251-923-5300
28099 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach

Enjoy an upscale Thanksgiving dinner with views of the ocean. Save room for the dessert bar!
Doc's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar

Traditional Thanksgiving menu starting at 11 am
Reservations required: 251-981-6999
26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach 

This unassuming seafood shack has earned a reputation as one of the hidden gems of Orange Beach (for a good reason). Give Doc's a try for Thanksgiving.


Traditional Thanksgiving menu from 10 am to 3 pm (upstairs restaurant)
Reservations required: 251-981-7305
27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach

Fisher's offers a fixed Thanksgiving menu promising to feed 6-8 people. Indulge in classic dishes with a Southern twist, like brown butter sweet potatoes and oyster Tasso cornbread dressing.

Thanksgiving potluck from 1 pm to 3 pm
No reservations required: 251-980-5118
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Perdido Key

If you can't decide whether you want to cook or eat out, you can get the best of both worlds at Flora-Bama. Bring a covered potluck dish and help yourself to a buffet of turkey, ham, and sides contributed by other visitors. 
Hazel's Seafood Restaurant 

Thanksgiving Day Feast – Breakfast from 7 am to 11 am, Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 am to 4 pm 
No reservations required: 251-981-4628 
25311 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach

Keep your Thanksgiving laidback and filling by hitting up the all-you-can-eat buffet at Hazel's. 
Gift Horse Restaurant

Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am to 5 pm
Reservations required: 251-943-3663
209 W Laurel Ave, Foley

The short drive to Foley is worth it for the Thanksgiving buffet spread at the Gift Horse Restaurant. 
Wolf Bay Lodge 

Thanksgiving buffet from 11 am to 4 pm
No reservations required: 251-987-5129 
20801 Miflin Road (County Road 20), Foley

In addition to the traditional turkey, ham, and roast beef, you can choose from mouthwatering sides like green bean casserole with smoked bacon or sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. 
Luna's Eat and Drink     

Traditional Thanksgiving menu from 10 am to 4 pm
Reservations required: 251-980-5862  
25753 Canal Road, Orange Beach

The neighborhood sports bar is transforming into a family gathering spot for Thanksgiving. Luna's is a great option if you're looking for a restaurant that can accommodate your large group for the holiday.

Spend Your Thanksgiving Vacation in Gulf Shores

Mild weather, spectacular ocean views, and low winter rates on vacation rentals. Need us to keep listing reasons why you should visit Gulf Shores during the off-season? How about the fact that you'll get to relax on the white sands beaches without the summer crowds, or go just about anywhere in town without worrying about long lines? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach weather during Thanksgiving is great - making the holiday season one of the best times to visit the Gulf Shores area. Just ask all our snowbird guests! Plus, Brett/Robinson has the affordable beachfront condos to make your trip that much more special. Browse our deals to find out how you can save on your vacation rental over the holidays.