Dunes Rental Rate Fall to Spring Discounts are Now Available! Visit Our Rentals for More Information. Search Rentals

Thanksgiving Dinner in Port Aransas

HomeArea GuideSeasonal Guide to Port AransasThanksgiving Dinner in Port Aransas

You came to Port A this Thanksgiving for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico to celebrate fall and Thanksgiving fun in a beach town. There are plenty of Thanksgiving activities to take part in. You’re also taking a vacation from preparing the Thanksgiving feast, and there are several establishments serving up the traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Port Aransas. Please contact your restaurant of choice to confirm operating hours and carry-out, dine-in, or delivery options and make reservations as necessary.

Coffee Waves

Get your morning caffeine jolt before all the Thanksgiving chaos beings. If you have a day full of activities planned, you’ll want all the energy you can get. Stop in for coffees made from small batch beans by local roasters. They even serve gelato and sorbetto! Pick some up to snack on before the big meal or save it in the freezer for dessert afterward. Hours are shortened for the holiday, from their regular opening time until 1 p.m.

Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

You’ll want to try their pizza another time during your vacation, since they want to make sure you’re Thanksgiving dinner is everything you want and more. Closed for regular business on Thanksgiving Day (November 23), the talented chefs switch gears from pizza to turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and other Thanksgiving favorites. The meal is available for pick up ONLY on Thanksgiving morning. Meals are $55/person for a minimum of two people. You can even add on cocktails, beer, and wine to your order. The order deadline is 5 p.m. on November 15 to secure your meal.


They’re open 365 days a year, regular hours each day. For the special meal, you can choose from traditional turkey or ham, plus green beans and other traditional Thanksgiving sides. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 1 a.m.

MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen

While the restaurant isn’t open for business on Thanksgiving Day, they’re offering a delicious Thanksgiving feast you can warm up and serve at your rental. Choose from smoked turkey or ham, then add on traditional Thanksgiving fixin’s like green beans, cranberry sauce, and more. Finish the meal with pecan or pumpkin pie. Order by November 19 to secure your meal for pick up Thanksgiving morning.

Roosevelt’s at the Tarpon Inn

The Tarpon Inn is a historic location in Port A, and they have their own restaurant inside. The restaurant is open for Thanksgiving, with formal seatings taking place at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Enjoy delicious turkey and prime rib from the carving station, then add your favorite Thanksgiving sides served family-style. Call the restaurant to make advanced reservations, as space is limited.

Virginia’s on the Bay

Open Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant goes all-out. They set out a Thanksgiving buffet with all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, plus some of their famous seafood dishes. The meal starts at 11 a.m. and goes until the food is gone!

Trout Street Bar & Grill

Open regular hours this year, the restaurant offers a Thanksgiving meal plate alongside its regular menu. Enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving meal or try delicious seafood dishes with fish caught from local water. The Thanksgiving plate is first-come, first-serve, with limited availability.

The Gaff

The restaurant is open regular hours on Thanksgiving Day. They typically offer pot roast with all the Thanksgiving fixin’s, but a menu has not yet been confirmed for 2023.

Your Rental

If you simply can’t stand not having a hand in the big meal, your rental is ready to handle it! Each of our rentals have a fully equipped kitchen. A full suite of modern appliances accompany spacious counters for preparing the elaborate feast. A myriad of cabinets and drawers are packed with just about everything you’ll need to prepare and serve the meal, from cookware and bakeware to utensils and place settings. Our rentals are close to local grocery stores, so you can pick up everything you need for your perfect meal!

Thanksgiving Deliciousness in Port A

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. We’re also close to many other area attractions, tours, shopping, dining – including the restaurants hosting Thanksgiving dinner in Port Aransas, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms for your larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal any other day of your trip in the fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in the open living space with Thanksgiving leftovers and a holiday movie. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your Thanksgiving retreat to Port A!