Thanksgiving on Galveston Island

Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and – of course! – food!  Who doesn’t love a Thanksgiving dinner full of turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, cranberries (we will forever love the “fancy” cranberry sauce from childhood – complete with those snazzy ridges from the can!), etc.? And then, of course, there’s the pie.  Pumpkin? Check.  Blueberry? Check.  Apple? Check.  Seriously, it’s really just more fruit if you think about it ;).

While we all love the fruits of our kitchen labor – it can definitely get a little overwhelming! Thankfully (see what we did there?) there are a number of fabulous local food options for you during your Sand `N Sea Thanksgiving holiday!

Two great options for whole dinner takeout are Mosquito Cafe and ShyKatz Deli & Bakery.  Pick it up, take it home, heat it up, and enjoy dining al fresco on the deck of your beach house or enjoy the Gulf view from inside.

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Mosquito Cafe’s menu includes oven roasted turkey breasts, fresh basil & shrimp crostini, roasted maple sweet potato mashers, stuffing with Italian sausage, lemonade dream cake, triple dark chocolate cake, and more!  Orders must be placed no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 24. You can find their order form online.

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ShyKatz Deli & Bakery also has an extensive menu including a variety of entrees, delicious sides, and unique baked goods. You can reach them at 409.770.0500 to hear all of the great options and place your preorder.

There are also some truly delicious buffet options to consider:  The San Luis Resort Thanksgiving Jazz Brunch includes a Gumbo Bar, Seafood Bar, and live music (reservations 409.740.8601); Hotel Galvez is offering Thanksgiving Brunch or Dinner with grilled Halibut, bacon-wrapped pork loin, a full carving station and a huge variety of sides (reservations 409.765.7721); and Gaido’soffers all the classics, plus unique seafood dishes, drink specials, and their famous pecan pie (409.762.9625).

Our handy Thanksgiving Eats guide includes other great options too – check it out in our lobby when you check into your beach house!

Now that you’re drooling, pick a place and get those tables reserved!!  Make sure EVERYone gets a chance to relax and enjoy your Island Thanksgiving this year!