Trade the Kitchen for the Beach this Thanksgiving at New Smyrna Beach

Trade the Kitchen for the Beach this Thanksgiving at New Smyrna Beach

Thanksgiving is a special holiday, filled with togetherness and celebrating family. It’s a time to gather together and recognize what makes you thankful and, of course, eat plenty of delicious food. Instead of spending your day baking, cooking and preparing the traditional Thanksgiving feast, why not venture to New Smyrna Beach? Many of our restaurants will be open to help you focus on what’s most important about this special day - spending time with those you love. We’ve listed several that are sure to make your Thanksgiving easy, breezy and, of course, delectable and delicious!

Enjoy a Swimmingly Good Seafood Spread

Stray from the traditional turkey and dine on fantastic seafood this Thanksgiving. Here in New Smyrna Beach, we are a hub for delicious, fresh fish, shellfish and more, where delicious restaurants can be found in abundance. One of the best in Port Orange is Aunt Catfish on the River. Open on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, Aunt Catfish has a menu full of seafood, catfish, homemade desserts and more.

Turn Thanksgiving into a Seaside Picnic

For a truly unique holiday experience, order your Thanksgiving dinner to go and set up a picnic on the waterfront or at one of our spacious, beautiful parks. Many of our restaurants offer most, if not all, of the menu items to go. Locally-owned Riverside Catering & Market specializes in creating delicious dinners, all to go. With weekly specials and plenty of family-style menu options, you and your family are sure to feast until your heart’s content. Another delicious spot to grab dinner to go is Norwood’s Treehouse Restaurant and Treehouse Bar, which serves a variety of delicious dishes and a diverse menu of wines in a scenic treehouse setting.



Savor Your Favorites at Classic Spots

Want a more classic dining experience? Many of our fantastic restaurants serve Southern and traditional American-style cuisines, perfect for creating those ideal holiday comfort dining environments. CorkScrew Bar and Grille offers Southern comfort food with flair in a comfortable setting. In Port Orange, San Diego Grill serves high-quality food with an amazing atmosphere that’s second to none.

Soak in Ambiance and Atmosphere

For a magical holiday experience, dine at one of our ambient, atmospheric restaurants. The Garlic, an Italian delicacy in New Smyrna Beach, serves classic entrees and plates of pasta in a lush, green restaurant environment. RiverPark Terrace, a little slice of paradise nestled in a tropical garden, provides a relaxing environment to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner. Another inviting dining space is Third Wave Cafe and Wine Bar. The restaurant’s beautiful patio space is accented with twinkling lights, making for a unique dining experience. While not open on the holiday, this wonderful cafe is open the day before and the day after Thanksgiving, making it an ideal spot to dine on a break from Black Friday shopping.

Ready to run off that delicious feast? The NSB Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K is returning to Flagler Avenue for a festive, fun race along the beach and down the shoreline. Registration is currently open. The race will take place on Thanksgiving Day. For more dining options and guides, plan your getaway