The Great Big List Of Places To Enjoy A Thanksgiving Feast In San Diego
Don’t feel like cooking? Head out with friends and family for one of these San Diego Thanksgiving feasts instead!
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Forgo the stress (and piling dishes) and let pros at International Smoke Del Mar handle the cooking this Thanksgiving! The famed wood-fired Del Mar restaurant will host food and drink specials throughout the week. Not looking to dine in? International Smoke has you covered with their Thanksgiving to-go menu. Enjoy turkey and special fixings including Cornbread with Thai Curry Butter, Low and Slow Smoked Turkey with Chef’s Gravy and Chef’s Fall Pie. Orders need to be received 72 hours in advance and will be available for pickup on Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving morning.
Give thanks and celebrate with family and friends at The Del! They have a few options on the property, including an elegant Thanksgiving dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom with views of the holiday magic at Skating by the Sea®, or the iconic Crown Room with its famous crown chandeliers. The lavish buffet will feature all of the traditional trimmings and live music. Adults: $140, Children (4-10): $50, Children (3 and under): complimentary.
Bleu Bohème, located at 4090 Adams Ave. in Kensington, will invite families and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with a prix fixe feast.
The three-course menu, priced at $65 per person, includes: soupe de citrouille, a pumpkin-hominy soup with crispy parsnips and chive crème fraiche; dindon préparé deux façons – Diestel Family Ranch turkey from Sonora, Calif., prepared two ways, with the breast roasted with fresh herbs and the legs and thighs “confit” style, with fresh root vegetables, pommes puree, savory wild mushroom bread pudding and white wine gravy; saumon avec la sauce de homard – King salmon pan-seared with saffron risotto croquettes, soubise, fresh spinach and lobster sauce; crème brulée; and more.
A specialty Thanksgiving-inspired Pumpkin Pie Martini with a crushed graham cracker rim will also be available!
For vegetarians and vegans who can’t stand the idea of a rubbery Tofurkey, Cafe Gratitude is ready to serve you and your loved ones! Simply place your order off the special Thanksgiving catering menu by November 25th and pick up between 1-10 pm on Wednesday November 26th. Menu options include Roasted Maple Miso Brussel Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Shitake Grave, a classic Pumpkin Pie – all plant based, of course. Thanks to Cafe Gratitude, you can check Thanksgiving off your to-do list. More details and the full Thanksgiving menu can be found here.
Herb & Wood will be serving a 3 course prix fixe menu that sounds as good as you’d expect from the Brian Malarkey flagship restaurant. $65 for adults, $16 for kids. Book now!
This Gaslamp District spot for delicious bites will be hosting a three-course Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 2:00 p.m. The first course consists of your choice of butternut squash soup, house salad or Caesar salad.
The main course is Andouille Stuffed Turkey Roulade, with garlic mashed potatoes, brown ale biscuit stuffing, Brussels sprout casserole and roasted baby carrots. For the third course, chose between Spiced Apple & Raisin Bread Pudding and Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie, topped with vanilla Chantilly cream. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling or emailing [email protected] for more information.
Kick-off the Thanksgiving feast early during Louisiana Purchase’s Friendsgiving Chef’s Table, taking place on Tuesday November 19th. With dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m., get ready to enjoy an evening filled with friends sharing Chef Quinnton “Q” Austin’s take on Thanksgiving from the Bayou. If you have any dietary restrictions, please make a note when you purchase tickets, which can be done by clicking here.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach with The Duck Dive’s $15 Traditional Turkey Dinner with pumpkin pie, which will be served all day long (until supplies run out). Through November, PB’s premier beach lounge and eatery will also be holding a Holiday Toy Drive, with all donations going to the Foster Kids of San Diego and the Polinsky Center.
In exchange for bringing in a new unwrapped toy, you will get a Jameson Irish Coffee, a combination of Jameson Whiskey, hot coffee and fresh cream float, sprinkled with ground nutmeg. $1 From each cocktail on Duck Dive’s holiday featured menu will be donated to
San Diego Foster Angels.
The ocean view restaurant is a holiday favorite amongst families. Join them for a special 3-course menu, and choose from a variety of holiday classics, like Free Range Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Sugar Spiced Salmon and more. Open 11am-9pm. The menu is $55/pp for those who choose turkey as an entrée, and $65/pp for those who choose any other entrée. Kids menu available. Call 858-792-0476.
The Westgate Hotel invites you to create memories over a delectable meal with friends and family this Thanksgiving. Guests will have the option to indulge in an award-winning, all-day buffet or four-course prix fixe menu. Gather in Le Fontainebleau Room to enjoy The Westgate’s Traditions of Thanksgiving Buffet. They are offering selections of the season’s favorites among delectable additions from their famous buffet, including a raw seafood bar, made to order sushi, a variety of freshly carved meats, and an array of desserts including a chocolate fountain, crepes station, ice cream bar and more. Seating is from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For those seeking a more formal atmosphere, The Westgate Hotel will also offer a four-course prix fixe menu highlighting the time-honored classics of a Thanksgiving dinner in the grand Westgate Room. Menu options include Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Traditional Free Range Turkey with sweet yellow corn stuffing, sage gravy and ginger cranberry sauce and Pecan and Walnut Pie. Seating is from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For an elegant farm-to-table Thanksgiving meal, Mille Fleurs has prepared an outstanding 3 course prix fixe menu. With selections like Squash Soup made from locally-sourced produce, Oven-Roasted Mary’s Farm Turkey, and a slice of Pecan Pie for dessert, you can share a delicious Thanksgiving meal without the hassle of cooking. Show your thanks to your loved ones and to local farms by dining at Mille Fleurs. $74.50/pp — Prix Fixe Menu Only
This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the high-end Thanksgiving feast that you deserve. Mister A’s has put a gourmet touch on all of the classics such as Butternut Squash Soup, Multicolored Beet Salad, Roasted Fresh & Organic Diestel Farm Turkey. With a belly full of delicious food and Mister A’s incredible view of San Diego, how could you be anything but thankful?! Prix fixe menu can be found here. $79.50/pp — Prix Fixe Menu Only
Dig in at San Diego’s favorite oceanfront setting and gather by the sea for a Thanksgiving feast at JRDN in Pacific Beach. On Thursday, Nov. 28, Executive Chef David Warner and the JRDN team invite you to delight in a three-course, locally-sourced dinner featuring all of the season’s favorites. Reservations are available from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and pricing is $45-55 per person and $25 for children 12 years and under. To make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner, please call (858) 270-2323 or visit www.t23hotel.com/play/events/thanksgiving/.
Change up your Thanksgiving traditions in Little Italy – Zinqué is ready to celebrate the holidays with French flare. The bistro offers French cuisine including authentic Parisian bread imported from the famous Poilâne Bakery in Paris, classic cheese and charcuterie selections and more European delights. The Los Angeles transplant also features a curated, French wine list for everyone to savor. Zinqué is near the corner of Kettner Blvd. and Hawthorn St. and will be open for regular business hours on Nov. 28 from 7 a.m. to midnight.
For a relaxed, prep-free holiday, head to Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. At Jimmy’s, all your loved ones, of all ages, will find something to dig into this Thanksgiving. In addition to the Thanksgiving Turkey and Prime Rib prix fixe, holiday menu items include Kale Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Truffled Chestnut Soup. Jimmy’s cooking Thanksgiving this year, and your whole family’s invited!
Looking for a tasteful yet casual meal for Thanksgiving? Curadero is the perfect place to gather over shared plates and incredible cocktails. Start with a selection of daily ceviches to pass around the table. For larger plates, order the Garlic Marinated Shrimp served with a curadero
house salad and rice, or Pollo Adobada – Adobo marinated half chicken – with black beans and tostones de platanos.
The bar will be offering their new cocktail menu, which features standouts like the tiki-inspired Tourmaline Dream with Mezcal Mal Bien, Huana Guanabana, lime, spiced red wine reduction and coconut.
Gather at Cusp this Thanksgiving for an ocean view meal the entire family will love. The 11th floor restaurant is offering Chef Ingrid Funes’ entire menu, plus a classic holiday turkey dinner. Choose from dishes like Heirloom Tomato Crostini or Apricot Glazed Crispy Cauliflower to share. Entrees include Rack of Lack Mole Rojo and Cusp Fresh Catch of the Day with chive spätzle, chanterelle mushrooms, asparagus and yuzu beurre blanc.
Kids 10 and under will receive a complimentary ice cream with their meal! Dinner will be served from 2-8pm. We are also open for breakfast and lunch. Call 858-551-3620.
The Pink Lady is one of the most popular and iconic places to dine on Thanksgiving. A beautiful buffet stocked with a raw bar and carving station will accompany seasonal selections like a carving station with free-range turkey and beef with rosemary wine, bourbon sweet potato casserole, a raw bar and a festive dessert display. The buffet will be available from 1pm-7pm for $94 per adult | $45 per child (age 6-12) | Free for children 5 & under. Reservations required.
Join Jsix on Nov. 28 to escape the in-laws and let the Chef Steve do the cooking for you. The three-course family-style menu features a fusion of holiday classics and unique twists including Parker House Rolls, Maple Bourbon Brined Turkey Breast, Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Charred Brussel Sprouts and a Chef selection of seasonal desserts. BONUS: a portion of the proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry! Price: $55 (Children 6 and under eat free). Please see flyer HERE.
Primavera Ristorante located at 932 Orange Ave. in Coronado, will celebrate full hearts and full stomachs with its second annual Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28.
The three-course prix fixe menu, priced at $69.95 per person, includes: bruschetta al salmone, smoked salmon, chili tomato pesto, Spanish olives, fresh mozzarella and avocado; involtini di tacchino ripieni, all-natural turkey breast roulade stuffed with bacon, sausage, ground beef, diced apple, dried cranberry, pecans, herb cornbread stuffing and cranberry gastrico de mirtillo; filetto mignon e gamberetti, pancetta-wrapped filet mignon, blueberry balsamic reduction, grilled shrimp and roasted yams; zucca spaghetti con funghi, spaghetti squash, shiitake and asparagus ragu and gorgonzola; torta de zucca al formaggio, pumpkin spice cheesecake; and more.
A specialty cocktail, the Pumpkin Spice White Russian, made with Kahlua, vanilla vodka and pumpkin spiced cream, will also be available.
Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will offer guests Greek twists on traditional Thanksgiving dishes with its featured Mezé Greek Buffet, priced at $25.99
Dishes will include: Greek turkey; mashed potatoes; seasonal vegetables; fiery feta mac ‘n cheese, made with penne pasta, kasseri, cheddar, fiery feta and pita crumbs; Greek salad made with romaine lettuce, red onion, English cucumber, Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese and house vinaigrette; and hummus, among other items. The buffet, as well as the regular menu, will be available from 3 to 10 p.m.
Theatre Box will offer a three-course Thanksgiving meal priced at $49 per person which includes: roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pepitas, crème fraîche and herb oil; herb roasted turkey, oven-roasted turkey breast, sweet mashed potatoes, green bean almondine and herb turkey gravy; braised piquant short ribs, mashed potatoes, braised rapini with parmesan and garlic chips; bourbon pecan pie, caramel Chantilly crème, dark chocolate shavings and chocolate sauce; and more.
In addition to the holiday feast, throughout the month of Nov., Theatre Box will be shaking things up with the Gobble Gobble Insane Milkshake, available throughout the month of Nov. This holiday blend is made with vanilla ice cream and pumpkin pie chunks, topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, slice of pumpkin pie and a dark chocolate turkey in a chocolate ganache covered mug covered with candy pumpkins.
Dine at Coronado’s Feast & Fareway this Turkey Day, and enjoy prime views and an expertly-plated Thanksgiving Day dinner along the Coronado Golf Course. Idyllic for families seeking a traditional Thanksgiving meal, this picturesque dining destination will feature a plateful of all the classics from 2 – 6 p.m.
Protein options include Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib and Fish, accompanied by a selection of Mashed Yams, Mashed Potatoes or Mac ‘n’ Cheese, plus a variety of vegetable options, including Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts. Pricing is $45 for adults and $15 for kids. If a Turkey Day brunch is on the docket, rest assured the location will offer their regular breakfast/lunch items from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Executive Chef Julian Quiñones and the 20|Twenty team invite guests to gather for a classic, homemade Thanksgiving buffet at 20|Twenty, located in the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa. The buffet selection includes whipped potatoes, slow-roasted free-range turkey, traditional cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin and pecan tarts.
Reservations for 20|Twenty’s Thanksgiving Buffet are available from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. And pricing is $89 for adults and $30 for children. For more information or to make reservations, please visit http://20twentygrill.com/menu/.
Feast all month long at Breakfast Republic with a plate of Stuffing Hash, showcasing a dreamy intermingling of breakfast sausage, bacon, sweet potato, onions, arugula, eggs and brioche crumble, or indulge your inner pumpkin-spice lover with their Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, flipped to perfection with pumpkin pancake batter and infused with a sweet spice swirl, cream cheese frosting and pumpkin spice caramel.
Perk up with their Ginger Spice Latte, and discover a rich blend of gingerbread flavor notes with a double shot of espresso and milk, all topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon, or sip your way to a happy holiday with their Blueberry Lavender Mimosa, which exudes blueberry and lavender flavors cradled by brut bubbles.
Gorge on all of your Turkey Day favorites at Bub’s @ the Beach this Thanksgiving, and enjoy their Turkey Dinner Plate, priced at $12 and touting a hearty serving of turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberries and a dinner roll, plus Fuego’s famous stuffing waffle. Be sure to wash it all down with their November BurrrBerry Bliss cocktail, delivering crisp flavors indicative of the season with muddled blueberries, Skyy Blueberry Vodka, Triple Sec and fresh-squeezed lemon.
Make your way to Mission Hills for a three-course farm-to-fork Thanksgiving dinner at Farmer’s Bottega, hosted from 4 – 9 p.m. and priced at $50 per person.
The robust menu will feature a selection of the restaurant’s specialty dishes intermingled with Turkey Day classics, including items such as Burnt Carrots, prepared with local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta, all tossed in citrus thyme vinaigrette, Butternut Squash Ravioli, topped with brown butter sage and fresh parmesan, and Julian Apple Pie served with vanilla ice cream. Wine-o’s can enjoy a wine pairing for only $15 more. Be sure to bring the kids along for a $15 three-course kids menu!
With locations in La Mesa, Bay Park and Little Italy, Farmer’s Table will offer a special three-course Thanksgiving menu from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., featuring seasonally-inspired dishes and Turkey Day favorites, including Pumpkin Soup, infused with autumnal ingredients, followed by hearty classics such as their Roasted Turkey Plate, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, corn and cranberry sauce, and an offering of sweet indulgences like Pecan Pie topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. Pricing is $42 for adults and $18 for children.
Delight in seasonal offerings at one of Fig Tree Café’s three locations in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest and Liberty station, and treat your taste buds to their Thanksgiving Pie Mimosa Flight, complete with blueberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, apple pie and cherry pie tasters, or get your caffeine buzz from their Peanut Butter Cup Mocha, concocted from a double shot of espresso, mocha, rich peanut butter flavor and milk, all topped with whipped cream plus a chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.
Quell your seasonal cravings with their Cranberry, Pumpkin & Walnut French Toast, bestowing a plateful of pumpkin brioche infused with cranberry, raisins and walnuts, all cooked in their house vanilla custard, and topped with fall spice glaze and candied walnuts.
Get hoppy this Thanksgiving at Pacific Beach AleHouse, and delight in a three-course dinner priced at $31.95 for adults and $17.95 for children. The menu will feature first course options such as Roast Kabocha Squash Bisque with shallot and rosemary oil, as well as California Gold Salad tossed with toasted almonds, feta, gold raisins and dried apricots in garlic basil vinaigrette.
Play it safe this Thanksgiving and let Pacific Beach AleHouse do the deep-frying when you order their Deep Fried Turkey Breast as your entrée, or indulge in Pineapple and Clove Glazed Ham, Fried Turkey Leg or the Impossible Vegan Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy. If you’re hankering for a plate of ribs, be sure upgrade your order to the Prime Rib Dinner priced at $36.95! Satisfy that sweet tooth with one of their decadent dessert options including Roasted Pumpkin Bread Pudding with cinnamon cream glace, Dark Chocolate Pecan Cobbler with vanilla ice cream, or Vegan Apple Cobbler with salted caramel.
Start Thanksgiving Day off right with brunch from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., featuring Pumpkin Pancakes and $15 Bottomless Mimosas, followed by dinner specials available from 2 – 8 p.m., showcasing Lemon & Herb Turkey Breast Dinner which also includes your choice of Brandied Cherry Goat Cheesecake or Pumpkin Pot de Crème.
Vegans can delight in Vegan Meatloaf with Heirloom Tomato Glaze which includes Chia Seed Pudding with Bruleed Banana for dessert. Both options are priced at $26.95, and pair effortlessly with their cocktail special, Smoke & Mirrors, brimming with Smoked Black Tea Toki Whiskey, roasted butternut syrup and black walnut bitters.
Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp this Turkey Day for a three-course menu priced at $29.95, which will feature options such as Butternut Squash Bisque infused with chipotle coconut crema, pepitas, pumpkin oil and fried sage, Smoked Turkey Breast served with truffle mashed potatoes, sausage sage sourdough stuffing, green bean and wild mushroom succotash, and vanilla spiced cranberry sauce, and Pumpkin Pie, among other delectable menu items. Savor their Thanksgiving specialty cocktail, the Apple Pie Mule, comprised of bourbon, ginger beer, apple bitters, cinnamon and a Granny Smith green apple garnish.
Soak in ocean views this Thanksgiving at Waterbar in Pacific Beach, as you dig into their Traditional Turkey Dinner priced at $21.95, available from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The dinner includes carved turkey breast and braised dark meat, accompanied by cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken sausage stuffing, homemade gravy, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll.
Other specials available that day will include The “Next Day” Sandwich, packed with turkey (white and dark meat), cranberry sauce, leftover stuffing, lettuce, tomato and gravy-soaked bread, all served on white bread, as well as their Everything But the Turkey Bowl, prepared with chipotle black beans, crispy onions, green beans, roasted corn, cheddar mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without something sweet to end the meal, so be sure to order a slice of Pumpkin Pie or Glazed Yams!
Executive chef Justin Vaiciunas of Luca at The Guild is offering his interpretation of traditional favorites with a modern spin. His $60 three-course prix fixe menu includes dishes such as the roasted red peppers with whipped goat cheese and fig jam starter to a gingerbread spiced short rib entrée with creamy polenta and roasted root vegetables. Also, he’s created a roasted pork tenderloin with a cider reduction and chai whipped sweet potato. For dessert, there’s a cherry and chocolate bread pudding and eggnog crème brûlée.
Give thanks for good friends, family, and food at La Valencia’s annual Thanksgiving buffet. Enjoy holiday favorites including a carving station with free-range turkey and beef with rosemary wine, bourbon sweet potato casserole, a raw bar, and a festive dessert display. Make La Valencia part of your holiday traditions!
Celebrate the season with THE US GRANT’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet. A bountiful array of seasonal specialties and traditional holiday fare includes everything from Fennel and Tomato Bisque and Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing to Spiny Lobster and Homemade Pierogi. Our all-encompassing family celebration in the Presidential Ballroom is complete with live music.
Vistal has just unveiled their 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu by Executive Chef, Amy DiBiase. The expansive menu (fixings included) seamlessly blends Thanksgiving classics with flavors of the Baja California coast with plenty of delights to choose from to satisfy all members of the family. Menu highlights include:
Half Dozen Oysters (Tangerine Granita, Cucumber, Micro Orchid)
Polenta Carbonara (Soft poached egg, Guanciale, Turkey Cracklings)
Autumn Squash Veloute (Spiced Pepitas, Pickled Currants, Sage)
Bourbon-Brined Diestel Turkey (Provencal Stuffing, Blue Lake Green Beans, Whipped Potato, Candied Yams, Cranberry Relish)
Crispy Skin Local Fish (Root vegetable Ragu, Chorizo Nage, Purple Radish)
Parisienne Gnocchi (Mushroom Medley, Brussels Sprouts, Celeriac Soubise, Grana Padano)
Braised Short Rib (Caramelized Onion Rosti, Thumbelina Carrots, Natural Reduction)
Pumpkin Cheesecake (Candied Pumpkin Seed, Pomegranate Reduction, Whipped Cream)
Sticky Toffee Pudding (Vanilla Gelato, Bourbon-Toffee Sauce)
Chocolate Tart (Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel, Torched Meringue)
Pricing: $65 for adults with $35 optional wine pairing and $25 for kids 12 and under. A special
children’s Thanksgiving menu is also available.
Jaynes’ is very excited to be hosting their 7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This is one of the most special days of the year and Jaynes will be serving a prix fixe Traditional Roast Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Dinner will be served in 3 courses starting with an appetizer course followed by a generous roast turkey main event and of course dessert!
A Vegetarian option is available. Please make a note with your reservation for number of vegetarian meals. No vegan option. Reservations will be accepted for times between 2pm and 6:30pm. Dinner is $62 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under and the wee ones, 5 and under, are free!