Here are some restaurants offering Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day meals.
Havana Beach Bar & Grill
Because of high demand, the Christmas Day Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill, 63 Main Street, Rosemary Beach, has been extended to include lunch hours. Havana Beach’s Christmas Day meal will now be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Christmas Eve hours remain 4-8 p.m. Dec. 24. Enjoy a special three-course menu. Regular menu not available. Open to the public. Cost is $80 per adult and $40 per child (12 and under). Service charge and sales tax not included in price. Reservations required. Call 850-588-2882. Havana Beach will close after the last seating at 8 p.m.
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FOOW, 34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, will serve 5-9 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Enjoy a festive Christmas meal with a gulf view and live music (6–9 p.m.). Open to the public. Cost is $85 per person and includes a four-course special dining option or a la carte pricing. Wine pairings available for $30 per person. Reservations preferred. Call 850-534-5050. Service charge and sales tax not included in price.
Both restaurants are part of the St. Joe Hospitality group.
Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn
For adults and children 13 years old and up, another Christmas Eve venue is Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn, 2700 Scenic Hwy. 98, Destin. Feast on a four-course meal prepared by Beach Walk’s culinary team. The cost is $65 per person, and reservations are required. Call 850-650-7100.
Five Sisters Blues Café
Five Sisters Blues Café in Pensacola puts its own twist on Christmas dinner. The restaurant is not open that day, but it offers a full Christmas Dinner Grab and Go. The package is based on six people with additional orders available in increments of six. According to a press release, the meal includes 3 pounds Creole mustard glazed ham, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, roasted carrots, chess pie and dinner rolls. The six-person package is $65 plus tax. Orders can be placed until noon Dec. 20. Pickups will be available 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 24.
The meal is fully cooked and includes reheating directions. No substitutions are allowed. Additional sides can be ordered and are listed on their full Grab and Go menu. To place an order and schedule pickup, contact Lauren Smith, catering manager, at 850-516-2324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant, 421 W Belmont St., is open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. lunch and 4– 9 p.m. dinner.
Ole Times Buffet & BBQ
Ole Times Buffet & BBQ, 733 Harbor Blvd, Destin, will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Day according to its electronic message sign. Call 850-460-7989.
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Buffalo Wings & Rings, 402 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Fort Walton Beach, has a sign stuck out by the road that says it will be open 4-10 p.m. Christmas Day. Call 850-737-2300.
Juicy Crab House
Juicy Crab House has location in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Pensacola. They are open both Christmas Eve and Christmas day from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Be sure to check the ads in Entertainer and elsewhere in the newspaper for more holiday dining possibilities.