Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores: All You Need to Know

Eva Faircloth - October 31, 2019

Who says the holidays have to be filled with stress and hassle? In Gulf Shores, you can put your feet up and relax. Enjoy your family time with a Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores. From mouthwatering Gulf Shores Thanksgiving dinner options to things to do this holiday, we’ve got the details on a hassle-free holiday in Gulf Shores.

Thanksgiving falls on November 28th this year, so make sure your holiday reservations are set!

How to Spend Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

Spectrum Beach Chairs

When you plan a Thanksgiving getaway, you can enjoy a holiday without the hassle with conveniences like grocery delivery at The Beach Club Resort.

Forget waiting in long lines at the grocery store to purchase your prized turkey. As a Spectrum Resorts guest at The Beach Club Resort & Spa, you can pre-order your groceries with a GEM specialist courtesy of the VIP Spectrum Experience. It’s easy to do and ordering is available online.

After you’ve arrived at your fully stocked Gulf Shores condo, put your feet up. Your Thanksgiving vacation is just beginning. Enjoy the best seat on the beach when you reserve beach chairs prior to your arrival. The weather is typically great in November along the Alabama coast. The kids will enjoy building sandcastles and playing sand football or spikeball while you catch up on your favorite book.

Gulf Shores Thanksgiving Dinner Options

Whole Roasted Turkey Dinner For Thanksgiving with All the Sides

If you’re a DIYer and love a great home-cooked meal, turn up the heat and make your favorite Thanksgiving dish in your fully equipped condo kitchen. Each Gulf-front condo at The Beach Club Resort comes with its very own fully equipped gourmet kitchen that includes an oven, stovetop, and microwave.

Thanksgiving To-Go Options

If cooking the Thanksgiving feast from scratch isn’t your cup of tea, you’re in luck.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach grocery stores, including nearby Rouses Market and Publix, offer heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings. Be sure to place your order in advance, as quantities are sometimes limited.

The Village Hideaway Thanksgiving Dinner

If your idea of the perfect Gulf Shores Thanksgiving dinner includes having someone else do the dishes, then The Village Hideaway is your sweet (and savory) spot. Make reservations for the Thanksgiving feast at The Village Hideaway here at The Beach Club Resort. The Hideaway offers a special holiday meal that will please even the pickiest of holiday eaters. Award-winning Chef John Hamme and his talented culinary team will prepare a feast fit for a king and his court!


Delectable servings include roast turkey served with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, and glazed carrots, or pecan smoked Scottish salmon served with broccoli, orzo, and bell peppers. Starters and dessert will also be served. Prices are $32.99 for adults and $12.99 for children under 12. Reservations for this taste bud-tempting feast are required. See the full Thanksgiving Day menu.

Turkey Day Takeout at Village Hideaway

The Village Hideaway is also offering a carryout option this year! It will be a family-style dinner with turkey, gravy, green beans, sweet potato, dressing and cranberry sauce. This will feed up to 6 people and is priced at $150.00  Pickup times for carryout will be at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Get your Turkey Day Takeout here.

Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Potluck

17401 Perdido Key Drive, Perdido Key, FL

(251) 980-5118

Open: 1 pm

Price: Complimentary, just bring a side dish; cocktails are separate

Reservations: None

Cobalt the Restaurant

28099, Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach

(251) 923-5300

Open: 10 am to 4 pm

Price: $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 through 12, $7.50 for children ages 5 and under

Reservations: Recommended

GTs on the Beach

26189 Canal Road, Orange Beach

(251) 980-8400

Open: 10 am to 4 pm

Price: $28 for adults, $14 for kids ages 6 through 12, and $7 for kids ages 5 and under

Reservations: Recommended

Thanksgiving at The Hangout

101 E Beach Avenue, Gulf Shores

(251) 948-3030

Open: 11 am to 4 pm

Price: $29.99 for adults, $14 for children ages over 5, free for children ages under 5

Reservations: Recommended

Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina

27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach

(251) 981-7305

Open: 11 am to 6 pm

Price: $55 for adults, $16 for children ages 12 and under

Reservations: Recommended

woman shopping at the village mercantile at the beach club resort

Gulf Shores Thanksgiving 2019: Things to Do

After the dishes are cleared and the naps have been taken, there’s plenty to do during Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores. Make the short trip to Foley and do some Black Friday shopping at Tanger Outlets. With over 120 name-brand retailers, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for your family.

Don’t forget to stop by The Village Mercantile at The Beach Club for fun finds, including jewelry, shoes and casual wear.

Ride off that holiday turkey with a bike ride around the resort. Bike rentals are complimentary for Spectrum Resorts guests. The weather during November is typically mild, making for comfortable days on the beach and for outdoor activities. Relax and soak in the sun while you enjoy your hassle-free Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores.

Reserve your Gulf Shores condo at The Beach Club Resort & Spa and enjoy a holiday to write home about with family and friends. 

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