There are so many reasons why it’s called the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the time of year where thanks are given, people are merry, and special days are celebrated with family, fun and most importantly food! And no one does holiday food like the Golden Isles. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato pie…you get the idea. (Good thing we have miles of beaches where you can walk off those Christmas calories!) So, this holiday season, let one of our renowned resorts or award-winning restaurants treat you and your family to a heartwarming meal you’ll never forget!


Barbara Jeans

Enjoy this local favorite even on Thanksgiving! Barbara Jean’s will be open this holiday season serving up some of your southern favorites. Turkey breast and pork loin roast with a special apple-rosemary sauce, cornbread dressing and fresh veggies. We hope you saved room for dessert because you have to try some of their homemade peach cobbler! Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Call 912-634-6500 for more information.



This Thanksgiving head over to The King & Prince and dine at St. Simons’ only beachfront, restaurant, ECHO. Serving from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., this buffet has it all! Lobster Chowder, Carving Stations piled high with turkey, prime ribeye and bone-in ham, and even breakfast favorites such as quiche lorraine, waffles with praline sauce, bacon and sausage. You’ll be ready for a peaceful holiday nap when you’re through.

Adults - $60; Children 6-12 - $30; Children 5 and under no charge. Reservation Required. Call 912-268- 5967.


Jekyll Island Club Resort

The Jekyll Island Club Resort invites resort guests to dine with them this Thanksgiving. A four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner will be held in the historic Grand Dining Room from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This menu features items such as Wild Mushroom Soup, Roasted Long Island Half Duck, and your choice of four handcrafted desserts. It will surely be a holiday meal you (and your stomach) won’t forget.

Adults - $75; Children 3-12 years of age - $30. For reservations call 912-635-5155.


Sea Island

Experience an array of Thanksgiving dining options at Sea Island. Guests and members can choose from traditional holiday brunch at The Lodge, to a signature Thanksgiving feast at The Cloister, and or even a holiday meal at Georgia’s only Forbes Five-Star restaurant, the Georgian Room. And if dining at home is more your style, consider The Market's take-n-bake Thanksgiving Dinner this year!

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Christmas Day


Nothing sounds better than Christmas by the ocean. Enjoy a brunch buffet with the King & Prince Resort at their beachfront restaurant ECHO. Satisfy your taste buds with their holiday themed menu featuring Pumpkin Bisque, Holy Trinity Stuffed Quail, and Roasted Winter Root Vegetables.

Adults - $72; Children 6-12 - $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Reservation Required. Call 912-268- 5967.


Jekyll Island Club Resort

Revel in the magic and splendor of the Jekyll Island Club Resort at Christmastime. Resort guests are invited to enjoy festive holiday meals throughout the week of Christmas in the Grand Dining Room. Guests may choose from daily a la carte breakfast and rotating four-course prix fixe, with special holiday favorites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Adults - $75+; Children 3-12 - $35. Reservations Required. Call 912-635-5155. 


Sea Island

No one does Christmas quite like Sea Island. With beautifully decorated trees that seem to touch the ceilings to roaring fireplaces and cozy lounges, you’ll wish every day was a holiday at Sea Island. Choose from one of several of their beloved restaurants. From traditional Southern Christmas buffet to an Italian Christmas at Tavola, there is something to satisfy every palate this season.

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New Year’s Day

Grand Dining Room

Ring in the New Year with the Jekyll Island Club Resort’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party! Held in the award-winning Grand Dining Room, this four-course prix fixe dinner is sure to be a fine dining experience. A private New Year's Eve gathering with live music, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors immediately follows the dinner. 

Adults - $85; Children 3-12 - $40. For reservations call 912-635-5155.