St Augustine Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2016

Q: Why did the tourist cross the road, then cross back, then again and again on Thanksgiving?

A: To find a restaurant open for dinner on Thanksgiving in St. Augustine!


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Hopefully this list of St. Augustine restaurants open on Thanksgiving will help make your quest simpler! I do suggest reservations and that you call to find out hours and whether they’re offering a full or a special menu. This is not a list of every restaurant in St. Augustine open on Thanksgiving, but any restaurant that is linked to a review I’ve written is recommended! Thanksgiving isn’t the day to try somewhere new unless you’ve read up and know it’s going to be good. 😉 {read: restaurants that aren’t linked have not been reviewed by me either due to my limited time/budget OR because it’s not recommended… same for restaurants not on this list. Feel free to email me if you’re from out of town & need help deciding!}

St. Augustine Restaurants open for Thanksgiving Dinner:

  • Ann O’Malley’s opens at 5:00
  • Athena Greek Restaurant
  • Aunt Kate’s is rumored to be open. I haven’t confirmed this one yet.
  • Aviles Restaurant in the Hilton Bayfront
  • Barley Republic Irish Public House
  • Burger Buckets opens at 8:00 am & stays open all day – and they have their own parking lot so parking is free and easy!
  • Cafe del Hidalgo
  • Dairy Queen downtown is open 3:00 ’til close on Thanksgiving.
  • The Columbia
  • The Conch House
  • Conrad’s Steakhouse will be open 12:00 – 8:00, reservations would be helpful
  • Costa Brava at 95 Cordova will be serving their Grand Brunch Buffet from 11am-4pm and a Pre Fixe Meal that evening until 11 pm. Call for details and reservations: 904-810-6810.
  • Gypsy Cab Co.
  • Hurricane Patties
  • Jaybirds Restaurant
  • Kookaburra Coffee is open ’til 2:00- grab an Aussie Pie and a coffee for a light lunch before the big meal!
  • La Pentola is open noon to 8:00 pm with a special menu. They fill up so call them for reservations.
  • Meehan’s Irish Pub
  • Ned’s Southside Kitchen (11 am – 5pm, special menu)
  • The Oak Room (in the Doubletree Hotel in Uptown St. Augustine) will be offering a full Thanksgiving Feast Buffet from 11am-2pm with live music and seatings on the hour. Reservations guarantee a seat in the main dining room or Laurel Room- however there will be over flow seating in the lounge for walk-ins. BONUS: If you make a reservation and tell them Simply St. Augustine sent you, The Oak Room will include a bottle of house wine for the table!
  • Old City House is open 11:30 to 7 o’clock with their dinner menu all day plus a traditional Thanksgiving dinner option. Call for reservations at 904-826-0184
  • Peking Chinese restaurant will be open, dining in or delivery available
  • Raintree Restaurant (12:00 – 8:00 pm, special menu)
  • The Reef
  • Wildflower Cafe at St Augustine Beach (12:00 – 4:30, turkey, prime rib or salmon entrees available)

If you know of someone I haven’t included in this list, please email and I’ll update the list!

If you’re a planner, I am starting to update my list of St Augustine Restaurants open on Christmas 2016!


  1. Vicki says

    I have eaten at Raintree on San Marco before on Thanksgiving 2012

  2. Meme says

    Rhett’s will be open. I just shared the post and it’s good traffic for mid-day! I had to put a different photo on it bc when it shares- it goes to your massage therapist. XO

    • Ivette says

      Rhetts is no longer in business per the recording. Anniversary this past Saturday ruined after reservation were made weeks in advance!!! Disappointing!

      • says

        Ivette- When new owners bought Rhett’s & Scarlett’s, there was no word of them planning to close Rhett’s. But I heard the same message you did. I’m so sorry for your anniversary plans being affected by this! 🙁 I’ve updated my page to reflect this closure. Thanks for sharing. ~Allie O

  3. heather says

    harry’s is not open on Thanksgiving, I just called them to check.

  4. Mandy Schummer says

    Hey – we at Dq Downtown will be open until 4. Raintree , next door, will be open all day/night. They expect to serve between 700-900 meals … I just say wow!!!

    • says

      The list is updated- thanks for keeping me in the loop! 🙂

  5. Martina says

    Hey Allie, the Floridian will not be open on Thanksgiving this year. Just a heads up! 🙂

  6. Wayne says

    Allie – we’ve been ‘locals’ now for almost 12 years & have always done Thanksgiving at home. This year we’re looking for somewhere with a really nice holiday offering. Top suggestions would be appreciated!

    • says

      Ok Wayne! I’ll try to update this list today… but I would happily go to La Pentola or Costa Brava any day of the year. I guess it depends on how causal or fancy you like to be on Thanksgiving. Which way do you lean? ~Allie O

  7. Anne says

    Peking Chinese restaurant will be open, dining in or delivery available.

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