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Thanksgiving Dining on Amelia Island

Posted on November 10, 2015 |
Amelia Island
Thanksgiving Dining on Amelia Island
When you celebrate Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, cooking is completely optional.  Take a look at the offerings for dining out, from resort offerings to neighborhood restaurants, a feast for every taste.
When you celebrate Thanksgiving on Amelia Island, cooking is completely optional.  Take a look at the offerings for dining out, from resort offerings to neighborhood restaurants, a feast for every taste.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Thanksgiving Brunch at Sunrise Café  
Enjoy traditional holiday favorites, live music, and our delicious Art of Breakfast buffet. Cost is $55 per adult, $24 per child. 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Reservations can be made through opentable.com or by calling (904) 432-1467.   

Thanksgiving Dinner at Verandah 
Choose a traditional Turkey Day feast or take a nontraditional approach with a selection of delicious offerings from the culinary team at Verandah. Options include jumbo shrimp cocktail, pumpkin and apple salad, sous vide N.Y. Strip, crab-crusted grouper and more.  $55 per adult and $24 per child. For reservations call (904) 432-1467 or book through opentable.com.
  • Marche Burette – 904-491-4834 
  • Sunrise Café – 800-684-9999 
  • Verandah – 800-684-9999 
  • Oceanside – 800-684-9999 
  • Falcon’s Nest – 904-491-4242 
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Thanksgiving Grand Feast
Celebrate Thanksgiving with an elaborate culinary presentation of traditional Thanksgiving favorites accompanied by live jazz music. The scrumptious buffet includes citrus poached shrimp, shrimp and grits, roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, beef medallions and an endless array of desserts. Children will enjoy cookie decorating and holiday inspired crafts and games. Held from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Price: $105 per adult and $45 for children, including service charge. Reservations requested.

Salt Thanksgiving Experience
The acclaimed oceanside fine dining restaurant features a four-course Thanksgiving menu with dishes that include seared tuna, roasted turkey breast, braised short ribs, and the decadent Pumpkin Spiced Soufflé. Allow Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin and his culinary team takes your palate on an excursion it will never forget.  2 p.m. – 9 p.m. $135 per adult | $175 paired with wines | $45 per child 12 and younger, call (904) 277-1087. 

Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge
A great place to watch the big game, 
(904) 277-1100.

Options around the island, from within range of ocean breezes to the charm of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.

Barbara Jean’s – (904) 277-3700 9600, 30 Gateway Boulevard (Traditional Southern fare in casual setting)

Barberito's (904) 277-2505, 1519 Sadler Rd (Fast casual burritos and other Southwestern staples)

David’s Restaurant (904) 310-6049, 802 Ash Street (Fine dining)

Golf Club of Amelia (904) 277-8015, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway (Casually relaxed dining in golfside clubhouse)

Horizons(904) 321-2430, 5472 First Coast Highway (Continental flair, seafood and vegetarian options)

Jack & Diane’s – 904-321-1444, 708 Centre Street (Casual cafe with eclectic menu, dog-friendly patio)

Pablo’s Mexican Grill – 904-261-0049 12 North 2nd Street (Mexican cantina fare with outdoor courtyard)

Surf Restaurant & Bar – 904-261-5711 3199 South Fletcher Avenue (Laid-back dining across from the beach)

For those families that prefer to cozy up at their own table at home or their home away from home, Marche Burette offers Thanksgiving Dinners to go, complete with a choice of a fully-cooked ham or turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, freshly-baked rolls, cranberry sauce, whole pumpkin pie and bottle of wine. The dinner feeds up to eight for $125.

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.