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Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Business

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Panama City Beach, Fla. -

The countdown is on, Thanksgiving is Thursday and you want to eat out this year. The notion of letting someone else dress the turkey and bake the pie is a growing trend, a trend that many area restaurants are taking advantage of.

On Thanksgiving, you'll have plenty of options; all of them offer traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving cuisine.

For example, Boatyard began planning for their dinner in October. Since Sunday they started cooking the 600 turkeys that will be served on Thursday. The Panama City Beach restaurant serves up a family style Thanksgiving to their customers, where they bring the carving station to you with an abundance of sides.

But to do it all, Chef Konrad Jochum says it takes a large team to do it. From the decorations to the sides….to even the packing station for the leftovers.

"Cooking turkeys is fun; it's a walk in the park actually. You got to cook 600 birds at the same temperature, they have to all taste the same and look the same. Yea, it's easy."

Five years ago they cooked 80 turkies, now they're up to 600. The unfortunate news is that Boatyard is completely booked for Thanksgiving. However, there are plenty of other places open.

To see a full list of place open, click here.