The Best Places To Feast For Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

Whether you’re craving a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, exploring innovative takes on classic dishes at some of San Diego’s finest restaurants, or opting for a delicious meal to-go (click here to go directly to take-out options), these venues have something for everyone this Thanksgiving.

Check back often between now and Thanksgiving; we’ll be updating this list frequently.

Dine Out Options

Thanksgiving dish around San Diego


Known for its entirely new taste combinations, unexpected pairings and theatrical presentation, Huntress is a sophisticated yet approachable dining environment – inviting in all lovers of high-quality cuisine and cocktails.

This Thanksgiving, enjoy Huntress’ artful spin on the classics including pumpkin agnolotti – a delightful dish made with roasted pumpkin, pepita gremolata, sage and brown butter, truffle turkey – a turkey roulade, winter greens, confit turkey leg crepinette with sour cherries, and truffle jus or green bean en croute – with prosciutto, mornau and crispy onions.

Black Radish

Black Radish

Black Radish, North Park’s French-inspired intimate eatery, is opening their doors for families this Thanksgiving. Their moody restaurant space boding couch booths, deep leather chairs, and farm house-tables is the perfect environment to cozy up with loved ones and practice gratitude this Thanksgiving. Join them from 1PM–6PM on Thanksgiving Day with seatings available for families from two to 16.

  • First: Vegetable Terrine (butternut squash, pumpkin, courgette, red bell pepper)
  • Second: Fall Risotto (acorn squash, parmesan reggiano, basil oil)
  • Third: Chicory Salad (pomegranate, pickled persimmon, lemon verbena vinaigrette)
  • Fourth: Diestel Ranch Turkey (sourdough stuffing, pomme purée, fall roasted vegetables, turkey jus)
  • Fifth: Apple Galette (vanilla bean ice cream, calvados maple sauce)

Priced at $99 per person, with an optional five-course wine pairing for an additional $49, individuals are invited to indulge in this seasonal culinary masterpiece that is sure to make one thankful.



Nestled in the coastal neighborhood of Bird Rock in the iconic 1949 “Piano Building” sits Paradisaea, San Diego’s buzziest dining hotspot. Known for their elevated, yet approachable menu that showcases thoughtfully crafted seasonal dishes made with the best coastal California can offer, Paradisaea will give locals and visitors alike just that this Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu, but with a Paradisaea take on it — AKA, California-cool. Reservations & full menu will go live soon.

Thanksgiving special at Wolfie's

Wolfie’s Carousel Bar

Nestled in the northern end of San Diego’s most beloved dining destination, Little Italy, sits the one-and-only, Wolfie’s Carousel Bar — a Parisian-inspired eatery that boasts French bistro cuisine in an awe-inspiring, immersive setting. Wolfie’s Carousel Bar is the place to be for a non-traditional Thanksgiving and is the perfect place to bring out-of-town friends and family with its moving centerpiece.

For the entire month of November, the restaurant will feature a Fall Cassoulet, a traditional, French stew made of braised white beans, merguez sausage & duck leg confit, made perfect for a night out to give thanks with friends and family.

Please note, Wolfie’s Carousel Bar will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but will be open for normal hours outside of the holiday. Reservations are recommended and can be made on OpenTable here.


Town & Country Resort

Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley is inviting guests and locals to skip the hassle of cooking and gather for a “gourd” time this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Buffet at ARLO: Available from 1PM–8PM, ARLO’s Thanksgiving buffet will include starters, entrées including a Santa Maria grill station, plancha station, carving station and pasta station, traditional sides and desserts alongside live music.

Menu highlights include Tillamook Bay oysters, Santa Marida turkey breast with rosemary gravy, Chilean sea bass with rainbow chard and red wine chimichurri, brown sugar sweet potatoes, Italian stuffing, and cheesecake s’more.

The buffet is priced at $85 for adults and $35 for children 5 and under. The full menu can be found here and reservations can be made here.


Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters

Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters and its Executive Chef Marty Fay present an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 4PM that includes turkey (breast with dark meat roulade, gravy,cranberry sauce) and shareable sides for 3-4 people of garlic mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, baked mac ‘n cheese, green bean casserole, and Parker house rolls.

Regular menu items will also be available, including slow-grilled prime rib, Wild Islessalmon, wood-fired carrots, brussels sprouts, and its famous skillet corn cake. Featured desserts are slices of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and banana pudding.

Pre-packaged meals are also available for pre-order by calling ahead at least two days prior.

Lion's Share

Two Ducks X Chefsgiving Collaboration

The “Ducks” are teaming up with The Lion’s Share kitchen on Tuesday, November 21st for a special chefsgiving collaboration. Join Chefs Danny, Dante from Two Ducks, and Chef Aidan from Herb & Sea, alongside their very own Chef Mandy, for a memorable 7-course pre fixe meal. Beverage pairing will be available on the day for an added cost.

Reservations can be made here. $100/person.


Hillcrest’s favorite farm-to-table restaurant, RustiCucina, is opening its doors for gratitude all November. Starting November 1st and leading up to Thanksgiving, RustiCucina will donate $1 from every Cheese Wheel Pasta to local organization, Father Joe’s Village, which works to prevent and end homelessness. 

RustiCucina is known as one of the pioneers who brought the now-iconic tableside Cheese Wheel Pasta to San Diego, tossing any of your favorite pastas in an enormous 36-month aged parmesan cheese wheel.

Also starting November 1st through November 15, RustiCucina has a special offer for those willing to make a difference in the community. By acting as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots donations, customers who donate a new, unwrapped toy will enjoy a free dessert! Choose from a tastebud tantalizing list that includes Crème Brulee, Tiramisu,  Limoncello Cake, Cannoli, and Molten Chocolate Cake.


Pendry San Diego

Join the annual Chefsgiving feast on November 9 at 6PM, featuring nine of San Diego’s most notable chefs including Provisional’s very own Executive Sous Chef Brandon Sloan, where each Chef will cook up their favorite Thanksgiving dish served family-style with wine pairings from California wine brand Prisoner’s “Unshackled” collection.

Hosted by NBC 7 husband and wife news reporters, Audra Stafford and Joe Little, additional participating chefs will include San Diego’s newest Michelin-starred Chef Roberto Alcocer of Valle, James Beard Foundation Smart Catch Leader and Lionfish’s Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz, Executive Chef Carlos Anthony of Herb & Wood, Executive Chef Chris Gentile of Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Chef and Owner Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza, Executive Chef and Co-Founder Davin Waite of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub, Pendry San Diego Pastry Chef Evan Kenmore and Pastry Chef Aly Lyng of George’s at The Cove and sister restaurant, Sandpiper.

Tickets are $175/per person which includes a $35 donation to the San Diego Food Bank. For reservations, visit Eventbrite.

Rustic Roots

Rustic Root

Make your way to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter this holiday season and celebrate Thanksgiving on a lively rooftop or in an intimate dining room with Rustic Root. Enjoy holiday classics including herb-roasted turkey breast, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, smoked turkey gravy and more.

Pricing at $32 per guest or $100 for 4 person family pack.

Hotel Del Thanksgiving special

Hotel del Coronado

One of the most magical times of year at this historic grande dame, The Del is known among locals and travelers alike for welcoming the holidays with splendid fanfare, bringing wintertime fun to sunny Southern California. Give thanks this Thanksgiving at San Diego’s iconic Hotel del Coronado where a grand Thanksgiving dinner will be offered in the new Southpointe Ballroom, located on the south end of the resort, with an elegant buffet of all the favorite, traditional trimmings along with epic live musical entertainment on November 23rd.

Following dinner, feast your eyes on the A Twenties Holiday Affair holiday programming at the resort, which will include the return of Skating by the Sea®, Beachside Igloos, thousands of holiday lights, stunning holiday décor, and more.

Pricing: Adults: $195; Children (4-10): $100; Children (3-under): Complimentary. Reservations can be made here.

Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

George’s at the Cove

George’s at the Cove, with Chef/Partner Trey Foshee, Executive Chef Masa Kojima, and Pastry Chef Aly Lyng at the helm, presents a family-style Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant’s enclosed Lower Level dining room that offers floor-to-ceiling views of the La Jolla coastline.

For $85 per person, guests will enjoy roasted turkey breast, sausage-and-chestnut-stuffed leg, potato puree, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, mushroom stuffing (made with sourdough), roasted brussels sprouts, fall salad (apple, kale, almonds, medjool dates, lemon vinaigrette), Parker House rolls, and pecan pie for dessert.

Reservations are available from 2PM–6PM. In addition, George’s rooftop Ocean Terrace and open-air Level2 will
feature regular menu service, along with a turkey special, from 11AM–9PM.



Indulge in a Thanksgiving meal at the captivatingly elegant Animae, where Executive Chef Tara Monsod will be preparing a luxurious multiple course meal that pays homage to her Filipino American heritage alongside inspired dishes from across Asia.

Start the meal with Ube Pan De Sal, Sweet Miso Golden Beets and fresh Hamachi Tataki before enjoying mains like Mussel Ginataan with kabocha squash, sea beans, annato oil and bread with family-style sides like Sweet Potato Puree with maple soy butter and sesame and Animae’s signature Charred Broccolini with szechuan ginger oil, cashew crumble and sesame puree. The meal comes to a sweet ending with Red Bean Tart crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Laura Warren.

Reserved via OpenTable, seatings are available from 3PM to 8PM on November 23rd, priced at $110 per adult and $42 per child.

Mister A

Mister A’s

Why not let Mister A’s host you and yours for an evening of fine dining as you focus your attention on connecting with friends and family? Mister A’s is offering a 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu that harmoniously combines traditional favorites such as Roasted Organic Diestel Farm Turkey and Slow Roasted Brandt Farm Prime Rib with Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler’s imaginative take on showcasing the seasonal flavors, featuring dishes such as Crispy Zucchini Blossom Provençal and House Made Tagliatelle.

If you are looking for lighter, less traditional menu items, Mister A’s is offering Sage Hill Farms Beet Salad, Mediterranean Sea Bass, and the Maine Lobster Feuillete. An extensive and curated wine list rounds out the experience, and Executive Pastry Chef Amy Simpson has a quartet of enticing desserts such as the Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Warm Chocolate Fondant, and the Vanilla Creme Brûlée.

Prix fixe Thanksgiving dinners start at $97.50 per person. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made here.

Bivouac Ciderworks

Bivouac Ciderworks

Friendsgiving at Bivouac: Friends are the family you choose for yourself. If you are looking for a fun twist on the traditional Thanksgiving festivities, Join Bivouac Ciderworks for a Friendsgiving feast by Samuel Drew & family!

Dive into soulful dishes, play board games, and don’t miss the epic Peach Cobbler Competition—where sweet victories await! Mingle with friends – old and new – while sipping on cider and eating delicious soul food. Tickets include a meal + a 12oz cider.

Menu highlights include:

  • Fried catfish
  • Chicken wings
  • Candied yams
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Green beans
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mac and cheese
  • Peach cobbler

When: Tuesday, November 7th 4PM-8PM | Where: Bivouac Ciderworks 3986 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104
Reserve your spot now for a deliciously festive and fun-filled Friendsgiving at Bivouac Ciderworks.



Vistal, the InterContinental San Diego’s signature restaurant, will be offering Thanksgiving dinner for hotel guests and visitors alike.

Featuring an expansive and elevated Thanksgiving buffet, the dinner will highlight all of the Thanksgiving classics, including a full carving station featuring Whole Roasted Turkey with a rosemary-fennel sausage focaccia stuffing and a chestnut-leek & apple polenta stuffing, and Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with horseradish cream, green peppercorn cognac sauce, and brioche rolls.

Plus, enjoy an elaborate Cold Seafood Display and Antipasti Display, along with Short Rib Tortellini, Roasted Porchetta, Roasted Salmon, and seasonal sides including Crab Stuffed Artichokes and Sweet Potato Casserole Croquettes. Satisfy your sweet tooth with classic Thanksgiving desserts like Apple Crumble, Pumpkin Pie, and Pecan Walnut Caramel Pie, plus some signature favorites including Fresh Macarons, Sweet Potato Panna Cotta, and Chocolate-Hazelnut & Berry Filled Beignets. Enjoy your meal with a bottle of wine from Vistal’s special Thanksgiving-themed menu surrounded by loved ones, all while soaking in Vistal’s stunning views of the San Diego bay.

Reservations are available from 2PM to 7PM on Thanksgiving day, priced at $105 for adults and $65 for children.

Bleu Boheme

Bleu Bohème

Bleu Bohème will offer a three-course holiday feast created by owner and Executive Chef Ken Irvine, available from noon to 4PM on Thursday, November 23 and priced at $75 per person. A kid-friendly menu will be available for $29.

First course selections will include roasted beet salad, a pumpkin-hominy soup and more; followed Diestel Family Ranch turkey prepared two ways, with the breast roasted with fresh herbs, the legs and thighs prepared confit style and accompanied by with fresh root vegetables, pommes purée, savory wild mushroom bread pudding and white wine gravy; shiitake and oyster mushroom raviolis; glazed Hudson Valley Muscovy duck leg confit served with creamy goat cheese polenta, baby kale, olive relish and sauce verte; and other entree selections. To end on a sweet note, dessert choices include warm brioche bread pudding, crème brulée and more.

Avant at Rancho Bernardino Inn

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Tucked away in the secluded hills of North County San Diego, personal luxury meets playful freedom at the recently refreshed Rancho Bernardo Inn. Gather and give thanks on 265 acres of lush grounds and open air with the following holiday happenings at The Inn:

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet | Indulge in an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner buffet at the Bernardo Ballroom on Thursday, November 23 from 1PM-4PM. Guests can expect to feast on classic holiday dishes inclusive of cocktails, beer, wine and soda. Price: $135 per adult / $55 per child. For reservations, click here.

Thanksgiving Four-Course Dinner | Elevate your holiday celebration with an exclusive four-course seasonal dinner at The Inn’s signature dining destination, AVANT. Prepared by Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez, dinner will be served from 4PM-8PM on Thursday, November 23. Price: $125 per adult / $65 per child. For reservations, click here.

Seasonal Pies Galore | Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without a pie, but desserts don’t have to be a hassle this year. Enjoy The Inn’s freshly baked, gourmet seasonal pies this season by submitting your order now through Nov. 19 for pick-up Thanksgiving week at Café Granada. Available nine-inch pies include traditional pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream, Dutch apple pie with caramel crunch topping, bourbon pecan pie with chocolate shavings and cheesecake with orange and cranberry Chef’s Garden rosemary compote. Call for Orders: 858-675-8557.

Herb & Wood

Herb & Wood

Herb & Wood is offering multiple ways to enjoy a next level Thanksgiving meal from Chef Carlos Anthony. Come into the Little Italy restaurant to enjoy a four course meal or bring home a vibrant feast to feed up to eight people.

Those dining in will indulge in their choice of first courses like Focaccia with whipped ricotta and plum & thyme honey or Venison Carpaccio, second courses like Warm Lentil Salad with honey nut squash, pomegranate and turmeric yogurt or Seared Scallop, and mains like Turkey with truffle butter and cream truffle gravy or Seven Spiced Swordfish, in addition to family style sides and choice of Pumpkin Mousse Pie or Date Cake Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Seatings are available from 1PM-7PM, priced at $92 per adult and $38 per child.

Havana 1920

Havana 1920 will serve a featured holiday dish and dessert. Famous for its award-winning Cubano, Havana 1920 will offer a festive Thanksgiving Dinner sandwich loaded with roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, Swiss cheese, Roma tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise stacked between sourdough bread and served with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese; and a pumpkin pie empanada.

Bazaar del Mundo

Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants

This holiday season, Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants – Casa Guadalajara (Old Town), Casa de Pico (La Mesa), and Casa de Bandini (Carlsbad) are serving special holiday dishes infused with authentic Mexican flavors.

All the restaurants offer:

  • Holiday Turkey Mole Tamales, an annual favorite for take-out holiday meals and at-home entertaining, handmade tamales filled with turkey, raisins, chopped pecans and apples, the tamales are topped with a mole sauce and sesame seeds.
  • Chipotle Cranberry Chicken, a twist on a festive dinner. Grilled chicken with chipotle-cranberry sauce, topped with fresh mango salsa and salsa verde and drizzled with crema Mexicana.
  • Enchiladas Navidañes, a festive and flavorful dish. Two corn tortillas filled with carnitas, onions and cilantro then topped with a rich, cranberry-chipotle mole sauce and drizzled with crema Mexicana.
  • Pumpkin Empanadas, two handmade Mexican turnovers filled with delicious pumpkin and service with vanilla ice cream.
  • Pumpkin Flan, creamy flan infused with fresh pumpkin and holiday spices then garnished with sugar and cinnamon cream.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate, a rich and sweet warm drink made with Mexican chocolate, topped with a hint of cinnamon.

Each restaurant features vibrant, spacious dining rooms and patios that are overflowing with festive and colorful holiday décor – providing a visual feast for all, as well as ample outdoor heating. The holiday menus are available through the New Year.



Lionfish, Clique Hospitality Group’s modern seafood restaurant located at the Pendry San Diego, will offer
the flavors of Thanksgiving the day before. Available on Wednesday, November 22, Lionfish will offer an Extra Crispy Turkey Bucket accompanied by roasted garlic negi mashed potatoes, truffle mac and cheese and sesame biscuits, priced at $80.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Join Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa for the perfect Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, November 23, featuring a most bountiful buffet that the whole family is sure to enjoy. The enchanting oasis invites guests to indulge in a legendary raw bar, delectable plates, an impressive carving station and a standout dessert bar that will satisfy all sweet tooth.

Complementing the feast will be an array of family friendly activities including lawn games, a petting zoo, carriage rides, face painting, bounce house, arts and crafts, and much more. Alternatively, anyone looking to enjoy an unforgettable (and hassle-free!) meal from Rancho Valencia’s expert culinary team in the comforts of their own home can take advantage of the resort’s Thanksgiving-to-Go option, which enables San Diegans to order anything from oven-ready traditional sides to the entire meal online here and arrange for pickup on Wednesday, November 22.

Tickets for Rancho Valencia’s Thanksgiving feast are $195/person and $55/person for kids 11 and under (kids under three dine for free) and reservations can be made by calling (858)759.6246.

El Chingon

El Chingon will spice up the holiday with a Thanksgiving dinner taco. The spin on Thanksgiving will feature a corn tortilla filled with ground turkey, green beans, cranberry sauce, lettuce, avocado, El Chingon cheese blend and house crema, served with a side of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows.



Combine the joy of good company and quality food made with locally sourced ingredients during a 3-course Thanksgiving feast at 20|Twenty. Located in the coastal town of Carlsbad, the restaurant will kick off the holiday
meal with the choice of Chicory Greens or Ginger Miso Carrots. For the main course, guests will have the option of Citrus Roasted ‘Diestel’ Turkey, Campbell River Salmon, Stuffed Acorn Squash, or Prime Rib. For a sweet finish to the dinner, guests may select to indulge in Butter Cake or Pumpkin Pie.

For more information and to make reservations for Thanksgiving Day dining, visit here.

Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta, the original “fitness resort” and spa in Tecate, Mexico, is the perfect spot for a week of reflection and giving thanks this Thanksgiving season, offering a robust wellness-infused itinerary (complete with a Thanksgiving feast, of course!) for a special Rancho La Puerta take on the holiday.

Fest and Feast Package | For the week of Nov. 18-25, The Ranch is offerings groups of six or more exclusive benefits such as preferred rates and a $150 spa credit per person.

Thanksgiving Feast | In addition to her Tuesday and Wednesday hands-on cooking classes, Chef Susana Thrilling is collaborating with Executive Chef Reyna Venegas to cook a savory Thanksgiving feast, complete with wine pairings, at The Ranch’s culinary school, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings”). On Thursday, Nov. 23 at 4PM, Ranch guests can gather around the table in gratitude for a combination of community and cultures, which is what the holiday is all about! The meal will incorporate Oaxacan and Baja California flavors in traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Price: $150 per person.

Shores Restaurant

Shores Restaurant

Gather loved ones and express gratitude while dining steps from the sandy shores of La Jolla at the Shores Restaurant for Thanksgiving. Guests can fill their plates with tasteful options from the restaurant’s Holiday buffet menu featuring sides such as Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Crab Mac & Cheese, and main dishes such as Parmesan Crusted Sea Bass, Oven Roasted Herb Salmon, and Butternut Squash Ravioli. The dining experience will also feature a carving station with Slow Roasted Farm Prime Rib and Stuffed Brined Turkey as well as a charcuterie station.

For the kids, there will be options such as Macaroni & Cheese, Corn Dogs, and Chicken Nuggets, along with a delightful spread of treats.

The dinner buffet will be open from 12PM-7PM on Thursday, November 23. For more information and to make reservations for Thanksgiving Day dining, visit here.


Monello will offer two featured dishes for Thanksgiving: oven baked butternut squash ravioli; and its famous
cheese wheel preparation will feature house-made tagliatelle pasta served in a taleggio cream sauce served with chestnuts and bacon.

Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

This Thanksgiving, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a prix-fixe menu with traditional Thanksgiving options, along with Winery favorites. The 3-course meal begins with a choice of roasted butternut squash bisque or pumpkin and ricotta ravioli and moves into entree selections of traditional maple-glazed free-range turkey, Zinfandel Braised Short Rib or Jumbo Wild White Shrimp. Top off your meal with classic delectable treats including streusel pumpkin pie and chocolate cheesecake. Reservations can be made here | Priced at $85++ per guest & $30++ per kid ten and under.

Mezé Greek Fusion

Mezé Greek Fusion will put a Greek twist on traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a holiday Thanksgiving platter featuring a Greek turkey, its famous Fiery Feta Mac ‘n’ Cheese and sautéed vegetables.



On Monday, November 20th, Wednesday, November 22nd and Friday, November 24th, Kingfisher will be offering a very special prix fixe holiday season meal that’s perfect for gathering family and friends who may be in town Thanksgiving week.

Priced at $90 per person and with a $45 per person additional wine pairing, the family style four-course feast includes Vietnamese Caesar Salad with fermented bean curd, fish sauce, croutons and boquerones; Laab-Style Beef Tartare with fish sauce, thai chili, toasted rice powder and herbs; Chicken Congee with wild mushrooms, Chino Farms corn, garlic chives, cilantro, egg yolk and house spicy “Sim”bal sauce; Vietnamese Curry with kabocha squash, fall vegetable medley, pickled onion, fresno chilies and cilantro; Skull Island Prawns with pineapple purée, oyster leaf and anise hyssop; Oxtail Cassoulet with cannellini beans, heirloom tomatoes and anchovy breadcrumbs; Seared Scallops with Shaoxing Beurre Blanc and Chino Farms zucchini; and Warm Bread Pudding to complete the meal.

Reservations can be made via Tock through the Kingfisher website via this link.


Gaslamp’s barleymash will be offering both a dine-in, three-course meal at $54.95 per person ($25 for kids) starting at 3PM on Thanksgiving Day, as well as to-go meals. For dine-in, the first course consists of choice of house salad, Cesar salad, or squash soup, second course is Andouille Stuffed Turkey Roulade with Wild Turkey brown-butter gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, biscuit stuffing, corn pudding, farmhouse vegetables and habanero cranberry jelly, and dessert is your choice of Dutch Crumb Apple Pie or Pumpkin Swiss Roll.

La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones at the iconic Pink Lady, La Valencia, perched overlooking La Jolla cove and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a 3-course prix fix menu of holiday favorites prepared by Chef Fabian with highlights including Orange Blossom Poached Lobster Tail, Herb Roasted Diestel Turkey, Agave Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque, Delicata Roasted Squash, Pumpkin Pie, and Berry Melange Tartlet.

Reservations can be made here with seatings beginning at 12:30PM. $130 per adult, with kid’s selections (age 12 and under) available for $40 to $60.

The complete La Valencia Thanksgiving menu can be accessed here.

Duck Dive

This Thanksgiving, PB’s Duck Dive will be serving Traditional Turkey dinner and a Prime Rib dinner. Traditional Turkey dinner will be $42, and includes Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. The Prime Rib Dinner is $51, and consists of Prime Rib with horseradish cream, mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving dinner service will be 11AM to close, while supplies last, and reservations are encouraged for groups of 4 or more. Duck Dive will also be serving fall-inspired libations throughout the day. Reservations can be made by calling Duck Dive at (858) 273-3825.



Savor a luxurious Thanksgiving dining experience at STK, where the holiday is celebrated in style. From November 23 to 26, indulge in a dine-in feast featuring a Roasted Free-Range Turkey, priced at $64 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under.

The meal includes a symphony of sides: cornbread & sage stuffing, shallot & thyme confit thighs, sautéed green beans with crispy shallots, maple baked sweet potato, and Yukon gold mashed potatoes with a Parmesan crust, all complemented by classic gravy and cranberry orange chutney. Cap off your meal with a slice of delectable Spiced Pumpkin Pie, available for $12 per slice.

STK’s Thanksgiving dine-in experience promises not just a meal, but a celebration of flavors and a festive atmosphere that makes for a memorable holiday. Book your reservation and enjoy a Thanksgiving filled with culinary delights.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

For a delicious Thanksgiving meal crafted at a family-owned restaurant, guests are invited to dine in or pick up a four-course prix fixe meal Turkey dinner for $57 or Prime Rib dinner for $65 from Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern.

The first course starts with Butternut Squash Soup, followed by the second course featuring the restaurant’s beloved Wine Country Salad. For the third course, guests have the option of a Roasted Turkey Dinner, which includes: Apple and Chestnut Stuffing, Candied Yams, Creamed Corn, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, and a Dinner Roll or a Prime Rib Dinner with Apple and Chestnut Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Au Jus, Cranberry Sauce, and a Dinner Roll. Each dinner is complete with a Thanksgiving staple, Pumpkin Pie.

A la carte options are also available. Pre-orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at (619) 226-2103 before November 19. The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving from 11AM-8PM for dine-in.


Mission Beach’s Sandbar will be serving a Thanksgiving Plate, priced at $14. All items are made in house, and the plate includes Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie. The plate will be available all day on November 23, while supplies last!

Q&A Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Calling all Oceanside Turkey Trotters! From 7:30AM–1PM, Q&A Restaurant & Oyster Bar is thrilled to serve holiday athletes and cheerleaders alike their delectable Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches, refreshing Fruit Bowls, and celebratory bottomless espresso martinis and mimosas.

For race cheerleaders, Q&A is located alongside the 5K track and is a short 3 blocks away from all finish lines welcoming runners and loved ones alike to cheers to another successful turkey trot and excellent Thanksgiving!

Seasons 52

Seasons 52

Offering a warm and serve Thanksgiving meal for family and friends of 4-6 people. The traditional Thanksgiving meal comes complete with roasted turkey and savory pan gravy, yukon mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans and cranberry relish. Dessert includes six mini pumpkin pie indulgences, in addition to pumpkin mousse. Orders can be placed here for pickup on Wednesday, November 22.

Mille Fleurs

Mille Fleurs

If you are searching for another fine dining option, Mille Fleurs Executive Chef Harrison Axel 3-course curated prix fixe menu is perfect for the occasion, featuring a mix of traditional Thanksgiving fare like Roasted Organic Diestel Farm Turkey and Prime Angus Beef Filet with the Mille Fleurs classics you know and love, such as the famous Lobster Salad.

Desserts from Executive Pastry Chef “Papa” Moussa feature a trio of seasonally-inspired selections to choose from as you glide into the denouement of your experience, such as the Pumpkin Cinnamon Crème Brûlée, Chocolate & Pecan Profiteroles, and Apple Strudel. Pair dinner with thoughtfully crafted fall cocktails from General Manager, Tascha Peterson. Highlights include The Fall 75 (cognac, cointreau, apple cider, champagne), Blackberry Bramble (blackberry-infused gin, lemon, soda water), and Earl’s Chilled Toddy (bourbon, earl grey-infused rum, wildflower honey syrup, lemon).

With plenty of wines to pair, and attentive staff at your side, it’s guaranteed to be a celebration of all there is to be grateful for. Thanksgiving dinner starts at $105 per person, with kid’s selections available for $43.50.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made here with seatings from 12:30PM-6:30PM.

Harrah's Resort SoCal

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Located in the Southern California desert among swaying palm trees and consistent sunshine, gather and give thanks with family and friends at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, the number one resort in Funner, CA. This year, the resort will offer a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23rd at The Café that is sure to satisfy all — from the Thanksgiving lovers to the difficult-to-please picky eaters.

This Ala Carte special feast will feature signature items like White and Dark Meat Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy, Apple-sage Stuffing and Glazed Baby Carrots and more. Experience this ultimate holiday feast for $24.00 per guest. No reservations accepted.

Sally's Fish House

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Celebrate Thanksgiving in sunny San Diego seated at the waterfront Sally’s Fish House & Bar — located at the iconic Manchester Grand Hyatt. Enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and beyond, paired with a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, November 23, including menu highlights like Fall Panzanella Salad, Citrus, Garlic and Thyme Brined Turkey with Pan Gravy Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham, Boursin Whipped Potatoes, Herb Bread Stuffing, Heirloom Baby Carrots and so much more.

If cozy indoor dining is more your speed, enjoy the same menu at The Landing in the lobby. Sally’s + The Landing pre-fixe menu is $56/pp.


Serẽa, Clique Hospitality Group’s sea-to-table dining experience located in the historic Hotel del Coronado, will offer a three-course holiday meal available from 2PM to 8PM on Thursday, November 24.

Priced at $135 per person and $45 per child, the seaside meal will begin with the choice between lobster and late harvest corn chowder or a fall chopped salad of arugula with dried figs, roasted butternut squash, candied pepitas, Humboldt Fog cheese and fig-sherry vinaigrette. A slow-roasted and lightly smoked turkey will be accompanied by whipped potatoes, butternut squash and sourdough stuffing, green bean casserole 2.0, fall focaccia and cranberry-orange jam will be served as the main course.

Dessert will include a pear tart with almond cream and frangipane. Family-style additions and enhancements will be available for an additional charge, including roasted lobster, smoked tri-tip roast and butternut squash risotto.

The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa

Join us at The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa for a Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet on November 23rd from 12PM to 7PM in the Grand Coastal Ballroom. Embrace the spirit of gratitude as you gather with loved ones and indulge in a bountiful buffet featuring a delightful array of seasonal dishes served in a grand, buffet-style setting. Enhance your dining experience with a carefully curated selection of red and white wine blends. Prices are $115 for adults, $60 for children aged 6-12, and children under 5 dine for free.

Lakehouse Resort

Lakehouse Resort, San Marcos

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday feast amidst beautiful views and a calming atmosphere at Lakehouse Resort! Nestled on the shores of Lake San Marcos, Lakehouse is offering the perfect setting to spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones with a Thanksgiving Day Buffet and live music from 12PM to 5PM at The Grill, the resort’s main dining outpost.

Enjoy Thanksgiving day fare, including Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Butternut Squash with candied pecans, dried cranberries, fresh sage and balsamic reduction, Mediterranean Orzo Salad with cherry tomatoes, basil, feta cheese, kalamata olives and lemon herb vinaigrette, Shrimp Cocktail, Oven Roasted Turkey, Apple Cider and Clove Glazed Ham, Citrus Maple Glazed Salmon and more.

The buffet will also feature various seasonal sides, including Roasted Garlic Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Sausage Sage Stuffing, Lemon Oregano Oven Roasted Seasonal Squash, Green Bean Casserole and Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Glazed Yams. Save room for dessert and choose from Pumpkin Pie, Assorted Cakes, Cookies and Bars to complete your Thanksgiving feast! The buffet costs $85 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.



The popular East County Italian restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day, offering both a lunch menu followed by a preset dinner. Starting at 11AM, guests can join Giardino for lunch and order from their regular menu. At 3PM, the restaurant will serve a 3-course dinner for $55/person full of holiday classics – like roasted turkey – and Giardino favorites – such as Butternut Squash Ravioli, Seafood Risotto and Steak Siciliano. Kids 12 and under can enjoy a kids menu for $19.

Reservations here. View menu here.

friends eating at Draft Belmont Park

Draft at Belmont Park

Gather with loved ones and celebrate Thanksgiving with breathtaking ocean views at Draft, one of Belmont Park’s quintessential dining destinations. Enjoy a buffet of Thanksgiving classics while catching the excitement of the annual Thanksgiving football games displayed on the 31-foot LED TV.

Menu highlights include Roasted Turkey with cranberry sauce, classic gravy and sausage-apple stuffing, Honey Baked Ham with orange and pineapple glaze and Prime Rib with au jus and horseradish. Plus, enjoy a variety of gourmet side dishes including Whipped Red Mashed Potatoes with roasted garlic and cheddar cheese, Green Bean Casserole with wild mushroom cream and crispy onions, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze, Maple Glazed Baby Carrots with maple and honey roasted, garlic crunch and more.

To top off this Thanksgiving feast, enjoy a selection of desserts including Pumpkin or Apple Pie, Seasonal Cookies and Assorted Pastries.

Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable. Seatings are available from 12PM to 5PM, $65 per adult and $25 for children 12 and under.

Thanksgiving To-Go

Don’t feel like cooking, but prefer to stay home in your comfy-cozies instead of getting all fancied up for a dinner out? We feel you! And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some amazing to-go options!

Herb & Wood

Prepare to indulge in the ultimate Thanksgiving experience! Secure your Thanksgiving feast today and enjoy a hassle-free holiday celebration. Our all-inclusive package features a delectable Diestel Farms Turkey, accompanied by a divine selection of sides and a mouthwatering dessert. We’ve thought of every detail, except the turkey, and even provide foolproof instructions to make you a turkey master and serve our expertly crafted dishes like a pro.

Feast your eyes on our Thanksgiving Menu:

  • Diestel Farms Turkey & Truffled Gravy
  • Winter Greens Salad & Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • Champagne Cranberry & Citrus Relish
  • Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes & Whipped Butter
  • Green Beans & Crispy Shallots
  • House Sourdough Stuffing
  • Roasted Baby Carrots & Aleppo Yogurt
  • Parker House Rolls & Herb Honey Butter
  • Apple Crumble Pie

Place your order now to treat up to 8+ people to this unforgettable feast for just $500 per dinner. Pick up your culinary masterpiece at Herb & Wood on Wednesday, November 22nd. Don’t miss out on the perfect Thanksgiving spread! Orders can be placed here.

Ranch 45

Ranch 45

Guests can assemble their own unique Thanksgiving meal from Ranch 4. The Solana Beach restaurant and butchery has got all your at-home feast needs covered. Main course choices include Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Braised Short Rib, Smoke Turkey Legs, 45-Day Aged Ribeye, and Smoked Cornish Game Hen along with a selection of salads, soups and signature sides. Finish off the meal with something sweet such as Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, or Apple Crisp. Pre-orders must be placed before Sunday, November 19 at 4PM for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22.

Little Frenchie

Little Frenchie

This Thanksgiving, add a touch of Parisian café-inspired bistro charm to your menu by ordering delectable treats from Little Frenchie to-go!

Thanksgiving Baked Brie en Croûte: Butter Pastry, Cranberry & Honey Confiture, Candied Pecan, Baguette | $85/serves 8 people

Thanksgiving Cheese and Charcuterie Boards: Add on Little Frenchie’s Petite Baked Brie en Croûte, Cranberry & Honey Confiture, Candied Pecan for +$35 | Les Amis 4-6 people – $85 | La Famille 8-12 people – $125

Order between October 23 to November 15 & pickup on November 22 by 4PM

Thanksgiving Pies ($45 each):

  • Apple Crumble Pie | Slow Cooked Granny Smith Apples, Salted Cinnamon Crumble, Creme Fraiche Chantilly
  • Pumpkin Pie | House Roasted Pumpkin, Gingersnap Cookies, Vanilla Bean Chantilly
  • Bourbon Pecan Pie | Milk Chocolate Chunks, Candied Pecans, Salted Chocolate Mousse
  • Caramel Ripple Cheesecake | Shortbread Crust, White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Drizzle



Gelson’s is serving up meals for two, family meals for four, eight, and twelve with main course options such as the Roasted Turkey Dinner, Spiral Glazed Ham, Boneless Prime Rib Dinner, Brisket Dinner, Poached Salmon Dinner, and Spicy Grilled Salmon Dinner, with plant-based options such as Celebration Roast Dinner, and the Hazelnut Cranberry Roast Dinner.

All family meals come loaded with a variety of sides including but not limited to mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread, stuffing, creamed corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and butter flake dinner rolls. Each meal ranges from $40 – $280, depending on the size of the feast. End each meal with one of Gelson’s classic mouth-watering pies, such as the Gelson’s Pumpkin Pie for $21.99 or the Gelson’s Apple Pie and Gelson’s Pecan Pie, for $27.99 each.

Customers looking for a deliciously easy a la carte option to bring to the next family function can also choose from a wide variety of options from their sides or even an a la carte main course.

Please visit here to place an order or view the menu. All items are available for pick up between November 19 to 24, and the last day to order is November 22. All holiday orders will be refrigerated at the time of pick up and will require reheating. Reheating instructions are to be included.

Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase

For those seeking the ultimate Thanksgiving meal without lifting a finger, San Diego’s favorite soul food restaurant,
Louisiana Purchase, in North Park is taking catering orders now through November 16 for a November 22 pick-up.

Their Thanksgiving Holiday Pack contains two stuffed turkey legs, two sides of your choosing, cornbread, and Louisiana Purchase’s sought after Garlic Cheddar Biscuits. Stuffed Turkey Leg options include Crawfish Monica, Crab Mac, and Dirty Rice (pork) that triumph the average Thanksgiving Turkey.

For those who argue sides are the most important part of the meal, they can choose between Brussel Sprouts, Collard Greens, Louisiana Purchase’s house Red Beans N Rice, Yams (with or without marshmallows), Dirty Rice, Smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese, Cornbread Dressing, and of course Cranberry Sauce.

Link for orders here.


Don’t want to cook at home? Have a Friendsgiving to go to? barleymash to-go meals are created for six to eight people for $300, and consist of Andouille Stuffed Turkey Roulade and Brown Butter Gravy, your choice of two sides with options that include Chorizo Corn Pudding, Potato Gratin, Mac n Cheese, Vegetable Casserole or Brussel Sprout Casserole, and your choice of dessert between Dutch Crumb Apple Pie or Pumpkin Swiss Roll.

Food items will contain cooking or reheating instructions on the package. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday, November 15 and pick-up will be on Wednesday, November 22 between 12PM–4PM. Please place orders via email at [email protected].



This Thanksgiving, there’s a special treat in store to bring a campfire feel to everyone’s Turkey Day. Carlsbad’s Campfire is offering a special S’mores kit, each containing four packs for $32 each. Additionally, they are offering two cocktail pick-up options in 750ml sizes for $65 each: Sangria and The Roasted Beet.

Pickups are available on Wednesday afternoon, just before Thanksgiving, and orders can be placed online or at the restaurant, starting early November.

The Plot

Pre-order a Plant-Based Feast! Place your order by Monday, November 20, and collect it on Wednesday, November 22. Each meal includes easy cooking instructions for convenient reheating, perfect for your holiday gathering. Choose between our Meatless Loaf (featuring caramelized tomato jam, garlic yam mash with fresh herbs, and black pepper collards) or The Plot’s Shepherd’s Pie (served with hearty meatless gravy, mashed potatoes, and seasonal veggies). Every meal also comes with a Persimmon Salad with garden greens and pomegranate vinaigrette, along with a spiced Pumpkin Plot Cake for dessert.

Pre-orders can be made here.

Arely’s French Bakery

Arely’s French Bakery in Clairemont is making sure one of Thanksgiving’s vital components goes above and beyond: pie! Clairemont’s go-to French eatery and patisserie will be dishing out hundreds of pies for pick up including Banana Cream, Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan with 24 hour notice.

The restaurant will be open until 3PM Thanksgiving Day for pickups of all kind, including their seasonal pumpkin spice croissants, fall leaf gingerbread cookies, turkey shortbread cookies, créme brûlée, baguettes for the holiday dinner table and so much more.



For those opting for convenience without compromising on taste, STK‘s takeout menu is a perfect choice. Starting November 13, you can pre-order a delightful Roasted Free-Range Turkey dinner, available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day.

The takeout package, priced at $124 for two or $64 for a single serving, includes a range of delectable sides like cornbread & sage stuffing, sautéed green beans, maple baked sweet potato, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with a Parmesan crust, classic gravy, and cranberry orange chutney. Plus, each order comes with the added treat of Spiced Pumpkin Pie.

For an extra touch of indulgence, add STK’s Signature Sides for $19 each, with the luxurious option of lobster Mac & Cheese at $22. And for those with a sweet tooth, a whole Spiced Pumpkin Pie can be yours for $64.

Make your Thanksgiving hassle-free and delicious with STK’s takeout feast.

Morena Provisions

Morena Provisions

If you’re giving your turkey baster and carving set a break this year, let Morena Provisions whip you up a full Turkey Day spread that elevates the holiday’s most nostalgic dishes up a notch.

Menu highlights include Diesel Family Ranch Turkey Roulade + Braised Leg Meat (serves 4, $108), Mini Crab Cakes + Remoulade (8-pack, $30), Butternut Squash Soup (quart, $20), and Limoncello Mousse Tart (serves 10-12, $52).

Orders must be placed here by Friday, November 17th, and will be available on Wednesday, November 22nd for pickup and delivery.

Wise Ox

The Wise Ox

Thanksgiving just got easier! The Wise Ox, Chef Brad Wise’s premium butcher & sandwich shop with locations in North Park and La Costa, will allow guests to build their own Thanksgiving feast to take home, complete with all the fixings. Reserve a sought after Diestel turkey ahead of time via The Wise Ox website here

, then head to the shop to pick it up along with housemade extras such as gravy, beef butter, pork butter, Santa Maria seasoning, Rib Roasts, and Italian Sausage. To top it all off, Chef Jeremy Harville, TRUST Restaurant Group’s executive pastry chef, will be baking delectable pies that will be available for purchase at The Wise Ox. Pop them in the oven and impress loved ones with a restaurant quality meal right at home.

Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants

Diane Powers’ award-winning Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants – Casa Guadalajara (Old Town), Casa de Pico (La Mesa), and Casa de Bandini (Carlsbad) are serving special holiday dishes infused with authentic Mexican flavors that you can serve at home. Powers’ restaurants offer Fiesta Express Meals for those looking to celebrate the holidays in the comfort of their own home. Fiesta Express Meals, available in street tacos and fajitas, include all the essential ingredients needed to host an at-home holiday fiesta with a Mexican twist.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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