Where To Eat On Thanksgiving

sandiegofoodfinds.comThis Thanksgiving, these local San Diego restaurants are giving you something else to be thankful about- not having to cook!

Start your Thanksgiving Day at the beach with Pacific Beach AleHouse and delight in their savory Prefix Thanksgiving Menu in addition to their regular menu. This three-course dinner begins at 11:00 a.m. and will feature treats the whole family will enjoy. For starters, choose between their Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad and California Golden Salad. Make room for the main course of Deep Fried Turkey Breast or Baked Honey Ham served with persimmon apple sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potato and turkey gravy, cranberry orange relish and bacon toasted almond green beans. Cap the dinner off with Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. The best part about it (besides not having to cook)? The dinner is only $22.95 per person!

If the family is craving a Thanksgiving breakfast, lunch or dinner, Farmer’s Bottega is the place to be! This Mission Hills eatery will be open 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, and 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. for dinner. Their full menu offers non-traditional, but equally as filling Thanksgiving eats such as Oxtail Ravioli, Buffalo Filet, Rack of Lamb and Flat Iron Pork (just to name a few!).

Downtown with the family? Head to barelymash for an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner in a modern, gastro-pub setting. Starting at 2:00 p.m. the Gaslamp favorite will be hosting a turkey dinner…barley style! Expect all of the regular players of a traditional Turkey Day dinner, without the hassle of having to prepare it all yourself! Sit down with a brew and relax as they serve you and your loved ones for just $39 a person.

Looking for an extensive Thanksgiving menu that will please every member of the family? Stop by Brian’s 24 where they will be serving their full menu from breakfast to dinner, all day long. From one of their many omelets to their New York Steak, Brian’s will be opened all 24 hours of Thanksgiving to feed your every craving.

How many times can you say you were served by the Best Chef of France on Thanksgiving? Now you can with Bellamy’s three-course Harvest Dinner! From 11:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m., Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty will be serving up a three-course meal per person with a choice of one item per course. There will be a single pre-fix menu offered, which includes options for vegetarian and gluten-free courses. Pricing is set at $60 per person and corkage at $25 per bottle with a limit of two bottles per table.

san diego food findsHave a Thanksgiving dinner under the sea at Sirena Gourmet Latin Seafood Restaurant. From 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. they will be offering their extensive menu that includes south-of-the-border specials such as Grilled Octopus and Braised Scallops. Executive Chef Jaime Chavez will also be including a Pumpkin Mousse dessert in honor of the Thanksgiving meal.

If you have a large group of people to please on Thanksgiving, The Ranch at the Bandy Canyon is the ideal setting! The Ranch will be accommodating private parties of 12-300 people for dinner in their Private Dining, Family Dining by the Pool, The Pelican and the Lodge, Pavilion and Patio areas. A large buffet will be set up in the lodge to please even the biggest of appetites. Pricing starts at $75 per person for private dining, $50 per person for buffet dining, and $25 per person for children who are 12 and under. Dining starts at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. For more information call (760) 871-6494.

After a Thanksgiving Day spent on the sand, The Duck Dive has the perfect Thanksgiving dinner to refuel you and your family. Opened from 5:00 p.m. – close, this local beach joint will be serving 2-4-1 Thanksgiving Dinners. Not to mention they will also be offering their full menu for the picky eaters in the clan.

Hillcrest’s Uptown Tavern is pulling out all the stops this Thanksgiving. Opened from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Uptown will be featuring a special Turkey Day menu with some unusually delicious twists including Herbed Turkey Sliders with cranberry sauce and garlic aioli fries, Brown Sugar and Stout Glazed Ham with savory bread pudding and sautéed veggies, and lastly Carrot Cake Waffle with maple syrup cream cheese frosting and spiced walnuts.

Calling all football fanatics! You’ll be happy to hear that your favorite hub to catch all of the games will be open on Thanksgiving. True North Tavern will be opening their doors at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving celebrating and game-day watching. Take a seat, order food and watch the Turkey Day game that starts at 5:30 p.m. on one of their 25 wide-screen TVs.


Enjoy a cozy, French bistro inspired dinner with BO-Beau kitchen + bar as they serve their three-course Thanksgiving menu. Comforting fall favorites like an 8oz. Rib-Eye and Brown Butter Gnocchi will be served. Top off this indulgent holiday meal with BO-Beau’s Warm Bourbon Pecan Pie. Kid-friendly selections like Mini Steak Frites and Chicken Tenders to satisfy even the pickiest of pint-sized palettes. With seatings from 3 – 8 p.m., the adult menu is priced at $41.95 per person and $12.95 for kids. A full menu is available here.

4996 W Point Loma Blvd | For reservations, call 619-224-2884

INDIGO GRILL | Little Italy

Add some spice to your Turkey Day with a Latin-inpsired three-course Thanksgiving feast at Indigo Grill. Dinner offerings include seasonal favorites such as a Herb Roasted Turkey with warm mushroom stuffing, and Shrimp Maize Tamales with warm garlic butter sauce for $44.95 per person. Kids can chow down on their own Petit Filet Mignon and Indigo Sundae available on the children’s menu for $12.95. A full menu is available here.

1536 India St | For reservations, call 619-234-6802

333 PACIFIC | Oceanside

Experience the beauty of California sunsets with nighttime views of the Oceanside Pier, while enjoying 333 Pacific’s 3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner menu. New spins on classic Thanksgiving dishes like roasted turkey breast with cranberry chutney and pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cinnamon cream will have you wanting seconds (or thirds, no judgment here). Dinner is priced at $54.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids, and a full menu is available here. Work up your appetite and help raise some funds for local schools this Thanksgiving morning at the 10th annual Oceanside Turkey Trot before your reservation! 

333 N Pacific St | For reservations, call 760-433-3333


Make it an sophisticated Thanksgiving celebration at the Vintana Wine + Dine penthouse. Vintana offers a modern California take on Thanksgiving dinner with their three-course holiday menu. Enjoy a Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon or a Macadamia and Coconut-Crusted Sea Bass as you gaze upon the rolling hills Escondido. Finish off with a slice of their famous sweet potato pie or caramel apple cheesecake to feel truly indulgent. Dinner is priced at $54.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids, and a full menu is available here.

1205 Auto Park Way| For reservations, call 760-745-7777

Looking for more dining destinations from the Cohn Restaurant Group? Check out menus from The Prado, Island Prime/C Level, SEA 180, and Coasterra here.

Mille Fleurs
6009 Paseo Delicias, 
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Chef Martin has created a Thanksgiving feast for all with both prix fixe and a la carte menus on Thursday, November 26th between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mille Fleurs will offer a traditional four-course menu, priced at $75 per adult and $25 for children, featuring a bowl of Three Mushroom Bisque and salad choice, plus the Oven-Roasted Diestel Farm Turkey served alongside Yukon Gold Potato Puree, Cranberries, Gravy and more. For dessert, Pastry Chef Elisabeth will offer two tempting choices including a Pumpkin Meringue Tart or Apple Fritters served with Cinnamon Ice Cream. Diners can also choose from a variety of seasonal favorites on our a la carte menu. To make reservations, visit www.millefleurs.com or call us directly at (858) 756-3085.

JRDN at TOWER23 Hotel
723 Felspar St., 
San Diego, CA 92109

JRDN at TOWER23 Hotel will feature a three course menu includes choice of Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese lime sauce), Steamed Mussels with chorizo and roasted beets salad.  Main course choices include salmon, hanger steak, confit turkey legs and confit turkey legs with side choices of smoked potato puree, mushroom stuffing and honey glazed carrots. To finish off the night, guests have the choice of pumpkin pie with cinnamon semifreddo and chocolate bread pudding with roasted banana ice cream.  Thanksgiving dinner will cost $45. Reservations can be made at www.T23hotel.com

Mister A’s
2550 5
th Ave, Twelfth Floor, San Diego, CA 92103

As the time to gather and give thanks with family and friends is near, Mister A’s invites guests for an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast.  On Thursday, November 26 between noon and 8:30 p.m. Mister A’s will offer a prix fixe menu priced at $62.50 per adult and $20 per child. The special menu will feature a large selection of seasonal dishes like Organic “Diestel” Turkey and Chino Farms Butternut Squash Risotto served alongside all the traditional fixings thoughtfully created by Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler. Thanksgiving will also be the first day in which the holiday lights atop the building shine. Reservations can be secured reservation online at www. www.asrestaurant.com or by calling (619) 239-1377.

Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Ave., 
San Diego, CA 92101

Experience the Tradition of thanksgiving at the Westgate Hotel! Join us and enjoy the traditions of this special holiday in the Westgate Room with a refined four-course dinner including Traditional Free Range Turkey, with sweet yellow corn and stuffing or Slow Cooked Prime Rib with parsnips, Brussel sprouts and potato gratin. Those enjoying the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner All day Buffet will have many stations to choose from, including charcuterie/cheese, salad, appetizers, smoked fish and caviar and main courses, including a delicious carving station with Free Range Turkey and Prime Rib. The Westgate Room Thanksgiving Menu costs $62* (tax and gratuity additional), Children 12 and under half off. Le Fontainebleau Room Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet costs $69* (tax and gratuity additional), Children 12 and under half off. Reservations can be made at www.westgatehotel.com.

Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering
700 Prospect St. 
La Jolla, CA 92037

With autumn’s best produce now available, Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering will make everything for you. All you have to do is pick it up! Created by Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa with the freshest ingredients available, while highlighting the season’s best flavors, your readers’ Thanksgiving is sure to be a great success.  

The new menu includes expertly prepared Oven Ready Turkey or a Roasted and Carved Turkey, traditional sides like cranberry sauce, spiced butternut squash soup, Traditional Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts.  To end the meal, guests can order Pumpkin Bread, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie just to name a few.  Orders must be placed by November 23 and picked up on November 26. To order please call 858.581.2205

Hello Betty Fish House 

This holiday, Oceanside’s picturesque Hello Betty Fish House is serving up their own take on centuries-old traditions.  They’re doing all the dirty work so you don’t have to.  From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Executive Chef Jared Hills will be offering riffs on Thanksgiving classics including the following:

Turkey Day Hot Brown: Carved Turkey, Sage, Bacon, Lingonberry Sauce and Giblet Gravy served Open Faced on Sourdough

So Cal Turkey Rueben: Corned Turkey Breast, Jack Cheese, Coleslaw, Avocado and Thousand Island Dressing served on Rye bread

Pecan Pie: Made with Anejo and Agave

To top it all off, Hello Betty will be offering a Bloody Mary Bar and Bottomless Mimosas for $10. No reservations necessary, walk-ins welcome.  Hello Betty Fish House is located at: 211 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054

Le Parfait Paris 

Further south at Le Parfait Paris in the Gaslamp Quarter, you can pick up pies to impress even the most discerning Thanksgiving guest.  Pretend you made them, or don’t, your call.

Le Parfait’s Thanksgiving tart is made with chef’s famous sugar crust, topped with a layer of pumpkin spice biscuit, covered with pumpkin spice ganache and finished with a mascarpone whip cream and mendiant (French chocolate candy) on top.   

The tarts are available in:

– Single size at $6.50

– Small size about 6.5” feeds 4-6 people for $35

– Large size about 11.5” feeds 8-10 people for $60

Guests can call the shop and order directly or place an order online at least one day prior to Thanksgiving.  Le Parfait will also have some pies available on Thanksgiving Day when the location will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Le Parfait Paris is located at: 555 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Thanksgiving at Seaview Restaurant at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Formally Lael’s, Seaview continues to be one of the cities favorite breakfast spots following their recent renovation that has taken the beloved restaurant from a traditional space to a bright and dynamic venue for guests of Grand Hyatt and San Diego locals to enjoy. This Thanksgiving, guests can enjoy a buffet on the Bay complete with options sure to please even the most discerning holiday diner. From 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a wide selection of holiday classics and unique dishes including a pumpkin bisque with creme fraiche and crispy pancetta, a roasted pear salad with walnuts, stilton cheese and a cabernet pear dressing, along with an impressive international and local cheese display complete with assorted fruit jams, honey, roasted nuts and sliced artisan breads. There will also be a raw seafood bar with jumbo shrimp, Pacific oysters, and other fresh selections from the sea. Entree selections include a Cedar plank sesame ginger salmon, pan seared chicken with lemon and thyme or a sliced beef tenderloin. Guests can also enjoy bites from the live-action carving and risotto stations. The delectable meal is topped off with a variety of desserts including mini pumpkin creme brûlée, pecan and pumpkin pies, cinnamon streusel cake and apple and cranberry pear tarts. Thanksgiving buffet is $69.95 for adults and $32 for children 12 and under. 

Thanksgiving at Grant Grill and THE US GRANT Hotel 

This Thanksgiving, savor the holiday and its rich family traditions in the heart of downtown San Diego, at the iconic US GRANT Hotel with three unique experiences. Choose to indulge in seasonal celebrations at Grant Grill offering a four-course epicurean dinner, delight in THE US GRANT’s traditional Thanksgiving Buffet or enjoy THE US GRANT’s Thanksgiving Catering package, providing the perfect ready-to-serve meal. Details on each of these three offerings below.

Grant Grill Four-Course Thanksgiving Dinner

  • For a more intimate San Diego Thanksgiving celebration, join The Grant Grill for a four-course holiday dinner including a Roasted Turkey entree. The special dinner will be served on Thursday, November 26 from 4 – 9 p.m. The dinner is $85 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 619-744-2077.

THE US GRANT Thanksgiving Buffet

  • THE US GRANT’s all-encompassing Thanksgiving Buffet offerings from Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski include a variety of seasonal offerings from seasonal fall soup and salad selections, chilled seafood, and a New England Clam Bake and Boil, in addition to traditional offerings including:
  • Seasonal accompaniments: Roasted Acorn Squash with yams and chestnuts, Brussel Sprouts and Pancetta, Wild Rice with dried cranberries, persimmons and pomegranates, and Creamy Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes.
  • Carving stations and seafood specialties: Roasted Turkey Breast with chestnut apple stuffing, cranberry sauce and herbed gravy, Braised Smoked Pork Belly served with corn bread and lavender pear puree, Roasted Loin of Beef with king trumpet mushrooms, cipollini onions and a creamy peppercorn sauce.
  • Chef Mark’s Homemade Pierogi Station: A family recipe, selections include aged white cheddar, smoked ham and gouda, and roasted Tahitian squash with shaved parmesan.
  • Desserts and Cobbler Station: Decadent desserts include housemade pumpkin pie, cheese cakes, rosemary apple cobbler, maple syrup pecan sweet potato cobbler, pear cranberry cobbler, mini pastries, cookies, chocolate truffles, biscotti, chocolate covered strawberries, coconut macaroons, ice cream and more.
  • THE US GRANT Thanksgiving Buffet will be served on November 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Price is $98 for adults, $78 for seniors, $48 for children (ages 12 and under). Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 619-744-2039. Complimentary valet parking and live entertainment will be offered. 

THE US GRANT Thanksgiving Catering Package

  • Entertain family friends in the comfort of your home with exceptional cuisine by Chef Mark Kropczynski. THE US GRANT’s ready-to-serve Thanksgiving Catering package provides a mouthwatering traditional Thanksgiving feast to satisfy all. The catering package is $48 per person plus tax with a minimum four person per order. Pre-order required and can be made by calling 619-744-2039. Place orders by November 20 and pick-up order on November 25. Pre-payment is required. 
  • Menu highlights include: Roasted turkey breast, chestnut apple sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce and herbed gravy, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted acorn squash, glazed yams and carrots, brussel sprouts with pancetta, Chef Mark’s family recipe white cheddar pierogi, pumpkin pie, and a surprise side dish of Chef Mark’s choice!

 AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn | San Diego, CA

Perfect for Thanksgiving, AVANT draws on the best of wine country dining – inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest of seasonal ingredients – and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset. The holiday menu will offer seasonal starters such as winter squash veloute and caramelized Nantucket Bay scallops. Entrees include herb-roasted turkey breast and braised Cavolo Nero ravioli. For a sweet finish, guests will have the choice of pumpkin mousse with sunflower brittle, spiced ginger cake and Tahitian vanilla cream or pecan tart with chocolate ganache, salted caramel and bourbon ice cream. The Thanksgiving menu will be offered from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26 | $70 adults, $35 kids (12 & under). Guests can add the option of Bavarian mulled wine for an additional $9. Reservations highly recommended.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Located in the upscale San Diego community of Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will host an exquisite Thanksgiving buffet presented by Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles on Thursday, November 26. Featuring various stations including Charcuterie and Cheeses, Salads, Cold Seafood, House Made Pastas, a Carving Station and Desserts, guests will get the chance to indulge in Veladora’s Coastal Ranch cuisine that blends the area’s locally grown fruits and vegetables with unique combinations of flavors. Topped with live music and a most decadent dessert spread including the resort’s classic Pumpkin and Pecan pies, it’s just the way to celebrate the holiday. Rancho Valencia’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will be offered from 1-5:30 p.m. and costs $115 for adults and $55 for children 11 and under (kids under three are complimentary). Taxes and gratuity are not included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-759-6246. 

Harrah’s Resort Southern California | Greater San Diego 

Harrah’s Resort Southern California is featuring three incredible dining options for each type of traveler this Thanksgiving holiday! Savor a glorious buffet featuring classic American favorites along with a Mexican and Italian inspired buffets to satisfy every craving. Fiore Steakhouse, Harrah’s fine dining steakhouse, is showcasing classic Thanksgiving specials on the menu for guests looking for a more elevated Thanksgiving meal. Café, Harrah’s gourmet casual dining hot-spot, is also featuring Thanksgiving favorites for guests to enjoy. 

Harrah’s Resort Southern California is an expansive all-season casino and resort featuring a top notch gaming floor, unique dining destinations and versatile outdoor space, with a trifecta of pools and 21 poolside cabanas. Tucked away in a canyon just 50 minutes from downtown San Diego and situated amongst the heart of Southern California’s craft beer and wine country, Harrah’s offers unbeatable amenities.


Celebrate with all your favorite Thanksgiving foods plus brunch favorites for an unforgettable holiday at Humphreys RestaurantTop it all off with bottomless mimosas, an ice cream sundae bar and desserts as far as the eye can see sounds like the best Thanksgiving ever. Did we mention Humphreys is situated on the gorgeous Shelter Island, with paved walkways along the waterfront? Take in the million dollar view of the San Diego skyline while walking off your meal — that extra piece of pie was worth it.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. Adults $64.95, children 4-12 $19.95. Call 619-224-3577 for reservations.


If giblets and gizzards don’t do it for your gut, consider making a trip to Rakiraki Ramen and Tsukemen for your Thanksgiving dinner! A non-traditional, option, sure – but alternatively awesome? Definitely.

Rakiraki is known for it’s incredible selection of authentic ramens prepared aburi style – flame boiled to perfect. Satisfy your savory cravings with Dippin’ Ramen – (also known as Tsukemen), the house-made Curry ramen (a must-try, trust us on this one), warm and hearty Oxtail Ramen, or the Tonkotsu Ramen. If  you haven’t tried these yet, you’re in for a major treat. The broth is made from scratch after a tedious 24 hour process.

Rakiraki also serves sushi, curries and its famous California ramen burger. Then, you’ll really be eating like the Pilgrims and Indians (word is on the street is they actually ate fish for Thanksgiving, not turkey!)

Seasons 52: Offers guests a holiday home cooked meal including all-natural roasted turkey, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, baked rolls, French green beans, house made cranberry relish and a pumpkin pie mini indulgence. Master Sommelier wine picks and seasonal cocktails are also available. For pricing and reservations visit: http://www.seasons52.com/events/traditional-thanksgiving-dinner

Eddie V’s: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eddie V’s is offering a special Thanksgiving Day menu with all the traditional trimmings including sliced turkey, baby French beans with sun-dried tomatoes, brioche stuffing, glazed acorn squash, pan gravy with mirepoix brunoise, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. For desert guests will enjoy pumpkin pie with whipped cream and praline sauce. For pricing and reservations visit: http://www.eddiev.com/events/thanksgiving-dinner-menu