Great Southern Restaurants Now Booking Holiday Events


Make this year’s holiday gathering truly something special – seafood, steak, soul food, coastal Italian, a casual waterfront gathering or an elegant evening in historic surroundings, Great Southern Restaurants are the perfect choice for your holiday celebration. With over two decades of event planning and hosting, Great Southern Events can host intimate dinners to large functions with hundreds of guests and everything in between. Each one of our restaurants offers private dining opportunities as well as a la carte appetizers, party packages and more.

The Fish House offers two distinct venues for hosting your holiday party or event; The Bait Shop and the Sushi Room. The Bait Shop, nestled at the southern tip of Seville Harbor, holds an air of sophistication with its tasteful antique furnishings, making it an ideal choice for a memorable gathering. Meanwhile, the Sushi Room, conveniently located adjacent to the main dining area, showcases a 1300-gallon tropical fish aquarium and picturesque views of Pensacola Bay. Its versatile layout accommodates a wide range of gatherings. For a waterfront holiday event, look no further than The Deck, where you can celebrate with scenic views.

Atlas Oyster House offers two inviting spaces for your holiday festivities. The private room, The Captain’s Room, is a local favorite – classic oyster house featuring subway tile, ambient lighting, plush booths and artwork featuring Pensacola’s rich maritime history. The Harborview Deck is full covered and heated, overlooking beautiful Pensacola Bay, Seville Harbor and Marina.

Jackson’s Steakhouse, overlooking historic Ferdinand Plaza in downtown Pensacola, offers The Governor’s Room as an ideal location for holiday parties. One-of-a-kind handcrafted chandeliers with ambient lighting, cypress-lined walls, and French door lined with views of the park all add to the charming atmosphere of the venue.

At Five Sisters Blues Café, The Courtyard is an ideal spot for your holiday gathering. Transport yourself to the ambiance of a traditional New Orleans courtyard, complete with lush potted plants, elegant iron furniture and exposed brick, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Located conveniently in downtown Pensacola’s entertainment district, Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano’s private venue, The Garden Room offers the perfect setting, accommodating your guests in style and comfort. Handcrafted lighting, original art from Pensacola artist Sarah Soule, and an extensive wine cellar add to the ambiance of the venue.

Whether you’re planning a small get-together or a grand celebration, our venues await to make your holiday party truly unforgettable. Each venue has limited availability. To view more details on each location as well as available menus, please visit , call 850-433-9450 or email