Spend More Time With Your Family By Ordering a St. Augustine Thanksgiving Meal!

Thanksgiving is that wonderful holiday that draws the entire family from near and far together around the dinner table…but let’s face it: it takes a LOT of time to prepare that meal and all the time in the kitchen easily takes you away from your company should you be hosting the family dinner.

A St. Augustine Thanksgiving dinner can change all that! How about a vacation to Florida this year and having Thanksgiving dinner in St. Augustine prepared for you?

This year, you can relax in your choice of St. Augustine vacation rentals with the entire family (and there are even St. Augustine pet-friendly rentals so no family member is left out) and have the holiday dinner prepared for and even picked up by you!

That leaves more time for you and your family members to spend walking on the beach, lounging poolside, playing some outdoor games, and even going bike riding. You can take full advantage of the many features and amenities you’ll enjoy at our vacation rentals in St. Augustine, FL, this holiday season.

This year, have your Thanksgiving family dinner in St. Augustine and, maybe for the first time in a long time, give yourself the chance to fully take in what it means to be surrounded by your loved ones and not have all the work it takes to pull off a delicious, successful meal.

Let’s take a look at where you might order a St. Augustine Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Reef

Boasting itself as “one of the most spectacular oceanfront settings in Northeast Florida,” The Reef Restaurant provides large window views of the beach and Gulf waters so you can take in the stunning view at the same time that you’re taking in your Thanksgiving dinner in St. Augustine.

At The Reef, you’ll enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday buffet. At past events, turkey with all the trimmings in addition to crab legs, king crab, smoked salmon, prime rib, and shrimp have been served, along with unlimited champagne. 

Reservations are needed for this family dinner in St. Augustine. The Reef is found at 4100 Coastal Highway.

The Raintree

Get a feel for Old World Florida in the historic setting of The Raintree Restaurant.

In this restored 1879 Colonial Victorian home, you and your guests can start your holiday dinner off with a glass of champagne or mimosa. From there, the extensive holiday menu includes not only turkey with all the trimming, but other entrees such as prime rib, filet mignon, lasagna, grilled salmon, pork loin, or walnut pistachio crusted flounder.

Appetizers include bruschetta, escargot, baked oysters, lobster bisque, crab cake, and shrimp cocktail.

Reserve your spot at this amazing St. Augustine Thanksgiving dinner, located at 102 San Marco Avenue. Call any time after 1 p.m. for more information.

Costa Brava

Visit the Mediterranean-inspired Costa Brava Restaurant for an elegant dining experience if you’re staying in one of the many St. Augustine vacation rentals this year.

As with The Reef, Thanksgiving is served buffet style at Costa Brava and extends selections beyond the traditional turkey with such offerings as crab legs, Mediterranean fish, garlic shrimp, and steak.

Reserved spots are small, so it is urged that you book ahead. Costa Brava is located on the relatively secluded Cordova Street. Serving is every two hours between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Located at the historic bayfront Hilton St. Augustine at 14 Cathedral Place, Aviles Restaurant & Lounge is a top-rated Travelers’ Choice and provides a four-course Thanksgiving menu each year.

Some options offered by Aviles include dry-aged steaks and specialty-cut prime rib. Hand-crafted cocktails from the lounge are available. Aviles is the perfect place to treat yourself to an upscale meal this Thanksgiving. 

For the holiday, seatings are at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Reservations are required.

Gypsy Cab Company

Get “a little of a lot” with Gypsy Cab Company’s unique urban cuisine, serving in the area since 1983.

If you’re looking for a casual setting or a St. Augustine Thanksgiving dinner to go to, then Gypsy Cab Co. is the holiday place for you. Order your Thanksgiving selection by November 22nd and you can pick it up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Past holidays have produced Thanksgiving meals with sweet potatoes, homemade gravy and cranberry sauce, and other traditional items.

Reservations can be made, though walk-ins are welcome.

The Conch House

Love boats and the water? The sea-themed Conch House Marina Resort at 57 Comares Avenue might be your destination for a holiday family dinner in St. Augustine.

The casual restaurant offers a regular menu as well as a special Thanksgiving holiday menu with turkey and the usual trimmings. Dishes include Caribbean-style seafood and steaks. Waterfront with a bar, lounge, and outdoor dining on the covered patio. The Caribbean feel is heightened with the opportunity to dine on Jamaican-style grass huts positioned right over the water!

Reservations are a must; the last seating on Thanksgiving is at 4 p.m.

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Nero’s Waterfront Café

Maybe this year, you’re looking for some lighter fare served a bit earlier, with the rest of the holiday yours to explore the beaches and other activities prevalent in St. Augustine or just stay in and take in the traditional football games on TV.

With a “farm to table” menu and water views, Nero’s offers a “delightful ambiance” for a casual Thanksgiving dinner in St. Augustine. While you’ll be getting a truly unique experience, you can still get the warm feeling of Thanksgiving that you look forward to every year. 

For the holiday, Nero’s has a brunch food menu from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You might choose omelets, breakfast wraps, pancakes, sandwiches, or salads. The café is located at 24 Avenida Menendez.

Uptown Swinery

With “one of the best brunches in St. Augustine,” Uptown Swinery has genuine Southern selections prepared with local ingredients.

The restaurant plans on offering its lunch or dinner menu for its Thanksgiving dinner in St. Augustine. With its own boar farm, you’ll find some unique items such as wild boar sausage and Croque Pig-Seur (shaved ham, smoked pulled pork, sauce bechamel, and cheddar on sourdough). Other main dishes include pork chops, chicken cutlets, burgers, and NY strips.

You’ll find Uptown Swinery at 45 San Marco Avenue.

Where To Stay in St. Augustine 

As you can see, plenty of choices come this Thanksgiving if you’re spending it in gorgeous St. Augustine! These choices mean plenty of opportunities to stay out of the kitchen and more in the company of family members you might not often see throughout the year.

You’ll also have more time to relax in condo rentals in St. Augustine, FL, or other St. Augustine vacation rentals where you can be spoiled with fully furnished kitchens, spacious living areas, king- and queen-sized beds, washer/dryer, balcony or even rooftop deck, high-speed internet, hi-def TVs, and much more.