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!

Thanksgiving

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.

ECHO

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! South Georgia Chowder, Carved Prime Beef Ribeye, and even breakfast favorites such as eggs, bacon and sausage. You’ll be ready for a peaceful holiday nap when you’re through.

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

The Reserve

The Westin’s on-site restaurant, The Reserve, will be serving up the works this Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy traditional favorites such as Roasted Turkey and Ham as well as modern choices like Mediterranean Quinoa Salad and charcuterie boards. Serving from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. there is no need rush this Thanksgiving meal.

Adults - $50; Children 3-12 - $25. For Reservations call 912-319-2880.            

Jekyll Island Club Resort

The Jekyll Island Club Resort invites you to dine with them this Thanksgiving. A generous buffet will be held in the Morgan Center from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This menu features items such as Roasted Beets Frize, Pork Loin, and their award-winning Jekyll Shrimp & Grits. It will surely be a holiday meal you (and your stomach) won’t forget.

Adults - $65; Children 11 and under - $25. 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 fare at The Lodge, to a signature Thanksgiving buffet at The Cloister, and or even a holiday meal at Georgia’s only Forbes Five-Star restaurant, the Georgian Room.

For more information on pricing and reservations click here.

Christmas Day

ECHO 

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.

The Reserve

Make the Westin Jekyll Island your home for the holidays by joining them for brunch this Christmas. This buffet has everything: breakfast classics, a carving station, seafood bar, plus an entire dessert station with holiday favorites such as bread pudding and yule log cake. With the stunning holiday décor throughout the hotel, you’ll find plenty of perfect backgrounds for the ultimate family Christmas photo.

Adults - $50; Children 3-12 - $25. For Reservations call 912-319-2880.                  

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.

For more information on pricing and reservations click here.

New Year’s Day

Grand Dining Room

Ring in the New Year with the Jekyll Island Club Resort’s New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet! Held in the award-winning Grand Dining Room, this breakfast is sure to be a fine dining experience. Whether you need something to mend your holiday hangover, or you just want to start the year off with the best breakfast ever, this is undoubtedly one of the greatest ways to end the holiday season.

Adults - $19.95; Children 12 and under - $12.95. For reservations call 912-635-5155.