Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Great Southern Restaurants


Join us on Sunday, December 31st, to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Great Southern Restaurants! All of our restaurants will be open, with special New Year’s Eve features created by Chef Jason Hughes, Executive Chef Irv Miller, Executive Chef John Huggins and Executive Chef James Briscione. Hours for each restaurant as well as special features, are as follows:

The Fish House

The Fish House, located on the water in downtown Pensacola, is once again preparing to celebrate the New Year.

The Fish House will be offering two special seating’s for the evening, in the main dining room, for our annual New Year’s Eve wine and food event. The seating’s will be held at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef Jason Hughes with a fixed-price, five-course menu along with hand-selected wine pairings. The cost per person is $85 (excludes tax and gratuity) with complimentary favors included. As always, we will offer walk-in service all evening throughout the complex, serving from our standard menus.

The featured menu for the New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner is as follows:

Amuse Bouche

Southern Cheese & Charcuterie

House-made pimento cheese, chef’s selection of domestic cheeses, country ham, butter crackers, fresh fruit and accoutrements paired with Schramsberg Vineyards, Mirabelle Brut, Calistoga, California, NV


First Course – Choice of

Money Bags

Crispy wonton pouches stuffed with Thai-style pork, shrimp, shiitake mushroom, served with house-made sweet chili and hoisin peanut sauces


Brie en Croute

Puff pastry-wrapped triple cream brie served with Florida strawberries, spiced Renfroe pecans, fried rosemary and apple-cranberry glaze

Both paired with Loimer, Gruner Veitliner Lois, Kamptal, Austria, 2021

Second Course

Beet & Citrus Salad

Roasted baby beets tossed in yuzu agrodolce, with lemon mascarpone, winter citrus, blackberry fluid gel, cocoa nibs and espresso walnut crumble


Fowl Gumbo

Cajun dark roux gumbo with duck confit, smoked chicken, roasted turkey and andouille sausage, served with Carolina Gold rice and house-made cornbread crackers

Both paired with Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, California 2022

Third Course – Choice of

Crispy Pork Shank

Fried confit Duroc pork shank served with braised collard greens, colcannon potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts, finished with pear mostarda and pomegranate glaze paired with Pork Shank: Panthera, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2020

Surf & Turf

Filet mignon topped with butter-poached Maine lobster and bearnaise sauce over a velvety cauliflower and parsnip puree with roasted broccolini and charred heirloom tomato paired with Hunt & Harvest, Merlot Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, 2016

Potato-Wrapped Crab-Stuffed Grouper

Gulf grouper stuffed with local blue crab and wrapped in crispy potato, served with rustic root vegetable ratatouille and finished with mushroom-caper butter paired with Stags Leap Winery, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California 2022


Dessert – Choice of

Basque Cheesecake

Naturally caramelized crustless cheesecake with chocolate orange pizzelle, Amarena cherries and roasted ginger pistachio dust



Almond-studded pâte à choux pastry filled with praline crème mousseline along with red wine cassis-poached pear and candied kumquats

Both paired with Pierre Sparr, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France, 2021


To reserve your table for New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner at the Fish House for the 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. seating, please visit to book your experience or contact Taylor Dawson 850-287-0200

Atlas Oyster House

Atlas Oyster House will be open for dinner service on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

We will be serving from our standard dinner menu, which features a selection of starters, sushi, oysters, entrées, seafood and sandwiches as well as your Atlas favorites: Oysters Ceviche, Crawfish Pot Pie, Maine Lobster Roll, and The Girl Next Door- our take on the Grits à Ya Ya.

In addition, to our full dinner menu, Chef Jason Hughes will be offering special features to celebrate the New Year: chargrilled Gulf Coast oysters with roasted bone marrow, miso butter, pickled shimeji mushroom and ikura; and Chateubriand featuring hardwood-smoked and seared Angus beef tenderloin, fondant potatoes, roasted winter root vegetables, black garlic and cracked pepper demi-glacé.

Jackson’s Steakhouse

Jackson’s, located in the heart of downtown on Plaza Ferdinand, is once again preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Ring in the New Year with us at Jackson’s Steakhouse on Sunday, December 31st. We will be open for dinner service beginning at 5:00 p.m.

In addition to our standard dinner menu, Chef Irv Miller will be offering a special dinner feature to celebrate the occasion:16oz Prime NY Strip, Brussels sprout and Yukon potato hash, finished with cognac mushroom cream. We will be offering $10 glasses of house-made Arancello to celebrate the occasion.

According to Matthew Mabe, general manager, “We’re excited about New Year’s Eve. Don’t wait to reserve your table, every year’s celebration fills quickly.”

At midnight, all are welcome to stop by Jackson’s and enjoy complimentary Hoppin’ John. Call 850-469-9898 or visit our website, today to secure your New Year’s Eve reservation.

Five Sisters Blues Café

Five Sisters Blues Café will be open for our traditional Sunday Jazz Brunch on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

We will be serving from our standard brunch menu, which features a selection of starters, salads, entrées, seafood and sandwiches as well as brunch favorites: The Sisters’ Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, Smothered Chicken Biscuit, and Belgian Waffles. As always, we will have live jazz performances throughout brunch service and offer our signature Bloody Mary: vodka, Louisiana hot sauce, pickled okra, Worcestershire sauce, olive juice and black pepper — topped with a fried chicken wing!

In addition, to our full brunch menu, we will be offering a special New Year’s Eve feature: BBQ braised short ribs served over caramelized leek and Parmesan whipped potatoes, finished with grilled lobster tail and sauteed green beans $36.95.

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano will be offering three special seatings for the evening of New Year’s Eve. The seatings will be held at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and will feature the culinary creations of Chef James Briscione with a fixed-price, four-course menu. The cost per person is $125, with complementary parking in Southtowne parking garage and party favors. Tax and gratuity are not included. Wine Director Brooke Parkhurst will have an Italian wine pairing available for an additional $45, as well as a bottle feature, Monte Rosso Brut Blanc de Blanc Franciacorta for $75. The menu is as follows:

First Course

-choice of-

Tuna Tartare

Umami mayo, toasted sesame, crispy risotto




Burrata and Pear Carpaccio

Crispy prosciutto, Italian chili crisp, local basil


Wine Pairing available

Second course

Florida Citrus Salad

Local fruits, charred red onion, olive, radicchio, arugula

Third Course

-choice of-

Duo of Beef

Roasted beef tenderloin, chianti braised short rib, black truffle and Parmesan potato gratin


Wine Pairing available




Gulf Fish

Pan seared local fish, champagne risotto, Gulf crab meuniere


Wine Pairing available




Ravioles du Dauphine

Lobster, sunchoke puree, brown butter foam


Wine Pairing available



Fourth Course

-choice of-

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake

Espresso buttercream, chocolate feuilletine




Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding

Spiced bourbon crème anglaise, oatmeal streusel, orange-ginger gelato

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 850-542-8398 or visit our website,  to reserve your table at Angelena’s for the most exciting night of the year.