You’re excited to escape the cold this year and spend Thanksgiving in central Florida. Congratulations! You’ve made a great choice. It may not be sunbathing weather, but the beaches are still glorious. Few things inspire gratitude like our soothing waves and white sand.

That said, you don’t want to miss out on Thanksgiving dinner. You may be glad to avoid the meal prep and clean-up, but you still want to celebrate! Maybe with turkey, and maybe with something a little more adventurous.

Thankfully, St. Petersburg’s restaurants have you covered. Here are five top spots to consider as you book your vacation Thanksgiving dinner.

Middle Grounds Grill

Renowned for its commitment to fresh seafood and conscientiously farmed meat, Middle Grounds is one of Treasure Island’s most popular restaurants. Reservations are strongly recommended here, even if you’re not eating here on a holiday. They’re family friendly, but they also deliver an upscale dining experience that will please everyone in your party.

82 Degrees

If you’re looking for a leisurely dining experience, check out this four-course Thanksgiving meal. You’ll get to enjoy a scrumptious appetizer, seasonal soup or salad, tasty entrée (with traditional and adventurous options available), and – if you still have room – a classic Thanksgiving dessert.

The Pearl Restaurant

One of Treasure Island’s greatest gems, this fine dining establishment should be your first choice if you want to enjoy some fine dining. Chef Karim and his staff deliver an unforgettable culinary experience. They’re open from noon to 8 pm on Thanksgiving, with reservations highly recommended.

Village Inn

This classic American chain might not be your first thought for Thanksgiving dinner. But that’s just because you forgot about their pies. Want just a slice? They’ve got you covered. Need a whole pie (or three)? They won’t break a sweat. Whether you’re planning to dine in or take your dessert back to your room, you can’t go wrong with Village Inn.

The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

Perhaps you’re thinking, “Hey, I’m in Treasure Island. I need to go somewhere that’s truly local.” The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant might just be what you’re after. They’re located in the Pass-A-Grille historical district and have been delighting diners for over 40 years. Reserve your spot today for their special Thanksgiving menu. It’s sure to hit the spot and deliver a unique Treasure Island experience.

Spend Thanksgiving at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina

Wherever you choose to eat, make sure you book your stay at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina. With our attentive staff and comfortable facilities, we’ll prepare everything so that you can just show up and relax.

Our facility proudly boasts over 80 rooms to accommodate our guests, with private balconies and terraces for maximum relaxation. We’re also perfectly situated: close enough to St. Petersburg for you to enjoy the surrounding community, but far enough away that you get to relax in peace and quiet.

Book your stay online or call today and speak with one of our staff. Either way, we’re here to make your dreams of a Thanksgiving getaway come true.