Thanksgiving Dinner Destinations

San Diego Food FindsFor visitors and locals alike these restaurants are sure to provide unforgettable evenings offering both traditional Thanksgiving buffets with favorites like roasted turkey and herb stuffing, to three and four-course dinners with unique savory and sweet selections.

Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa | Mission Bay

Gather at Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Tidal, right on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay for a coastal dining experience this Thanksgiving. Chef Dan Tangalin welcomes you to taste a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner with optional wine pairings. Seasonal savory menu highlights include apple and walnut salad, butternut squash soup, brown sugar brined free range turkey, maple leaf duck breast, apple cider-coriander glazed pork cheeks, and more followed by delectable desserts such as pumpkin mousse. Reservations are recommended and available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Adults $65, wine pairings $25, kids $32) with vegetarian and kids options available. To make a reservation call, 858.490.6363.

Thanksgiving at Grant Grill and THE US GRANT Hotel | downtown San Diego

This Thanksgiving, savor the holiday and its rich family traditions in the heart of downtown San Diego, at the iconic US GRANT Hotel with two unique experiences. Choose to indulge in seasonal celebrations at Grant Grill offering a four-course turkey dinner, or delight in THE US GRANT’s all-encompassing Thanksgiving Buffet. The traditional Thanksgiving buffet from Executive Chef Mark Kropczynski offers a variety of seasonal offerings from carved roasted turkey breast with chestnut apple stuffing to roasted prime beef ribs eye with creamy horseradish, chilled seafood, savory fall sides, and delectable desserts including warm pumpkin pies, cheese cakes and more. The feast is accompanied with live music in the Presidential Ballroom.

Buffet reservations from 11:30am-3:30pm on Thursday, November 24, 2016. Reservations required, by calling 619.744.2039. Prices are $89 adults / $79 seniors, $39 children (ages 12 & under) excluding tax and gratuity.

Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA

Sunny San Diego is the perfect place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and delicious food. Here’s what Manchester Grand Hyatt is serving on Thursday, November 24th, 2016: Sally’s Fish House & Bar will be offering a Grand Breakfast Buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with delectable breakfast cuisine. Enjoy your breakfast with beautiful San Diego Bay views. Sally’s will re-open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will serve both its regular menu and a Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Special- priced at $32.00 or $40 with house wine pairing- featuring delicious traditional Thanksgiving fare. The special includes cider brined turkey, brown sugar glazed ham, maple-pecan butter, boursin cheese mashed potatoes, chestnut stuffing and more. For reservations, call 619.358.6740. Seaview’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet offers a menu more elaborate than the usual Thanksgiving culinary repertoire. With a raw seafood bar, a Thanksgiving-esque carving station, delicious desserts and more, this loaded buffet will be sure to satisfy your holiday cravings. Seaview’s buffet is available between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and priced at $69.95 for adults, $32.00 for children ages 6-12 years old and complimentary for children under 5 years old. For reservations, call 619.358.6735. The Grand Lobby Bar’s November special is a Thanksgiving Burger made with a turkey patty, bacon, homemade stuffing, spring mix, smoked gouda, garlic aioli on a honey wheat bun paired with a Belgian beer.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Hotel del Coronado | Coronado

Give thanks this Thanksgiving at one of the most iconic beachfront hotels, the Hotel del Coronado. An elegant and expansive buffet will feature a menu of worldly delights such as house-made charcuterie, lobster and crab mac & cheese, Pacific Northwest oysters with pomegranate mignonette, cherry glazed ham and duck confit, along with traditional dare including slow roasted free range turkey, green beans and rainbow carrots with a lemon thyme drizzle and candied sweet potatoes, plus a dizzying amount of desserts from pumpkin pie to cranberry and cream cheese bread pudding. Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the legendary Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for more than 128 years to experience the Southern California coastal lifestyle at its best. Celebrate the holiday with a lavish feast and live entertainment in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room at 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 24. Thanksgiving dinner in the Ballroom costs $110 for adults and $43 for children ages 6-10; dinner in the Crown Room costs $125 for adults and $45 for children ages 6-10, children under 5 are complimentary for both dinners.

AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn | Rancho Bernardo 

There is never a dull moment during the holidays at Rancho Bernardo Inn, in picturesque North County, San Diego. Perfect for Thanksgiving, the property offers three festive dining options. Savor a specialty three-course Thanksgiving menu at the Inn’s signature restaurant, AVANT or indulge in all of the Thanksgiving fixings with a complete holiday buffet in Aragon Ballroom complete with live music and more. For guests and locals who are interested in leisurely celebrating all day long, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant will offer a traditional turkey special in addition to the regular a la carte menu. Additional details are as follows:

  • AVANT – 2 to 7pm (Adults $70, kids 12 and under $35) Three-course menu highlights include celeriac and roasted pear bisque, roasted turkey breast, winter squash caponata and more
  • Aragon Ballroom – 11am to 3pm (Adults $74, kids 12 and under $35) Live music, petting zoo, pony rides and a buffet including a hot carving station with slow-roasted prime rib, herb-roasted turkey, sweet potato soufflé, sausage herb stuffing, chilled seafood and salads, a variety of desserts, and more

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | Rancho Santa Fe

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa by working up an appetite during its first-ever 5K Turkey Trot and end the day with a delectable Thanksgiving feast at the resort’s signature restaurant, Veladora, where guests will experience a unique Coastal Ranch fête with handcrafted cuisine and live music. Crafted from the finest local fare, Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles and the Veladora culinary team have prepared a Thanksgiving buffet full of festive and classic favorites topped with decadent desserts. Highlights include roasted pumpkin bisque, chilled seafood, gourmet mac & cheese with herb bread crumbs, slow roasted turkey breast, chorizo and herb stuffing, and more. 

The Turkey Trot at Rancho Valencia starts at 7:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. To make a reservation for either dinner or the Turkey Trot, please call 858-759-6246. Thanksgiving dinner at Veladora is from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and costs $125 for adults and $55 for children (ages 11 and under).

Bellamy’s | Escondido

Bellamy’s will offer a three-course Thanksgiving feast prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Freyburg. The menu features classic Thanksgiving dishes including turkey and herb stuffing, as well as specialty dishes including house-made basil pappardelle, seafood bouillabaisse and a grilled king beef ribeye. Dinner is priced at $50 per person and children’s options will also be available. A full menu can be viewed here 

Ponsaty’s | Rancho Santa Fe

The Grand Restaurant Group’s Corporate Chef Patrick Ponsaty will prepare a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with dish selections including duck confit & endive salad, slow-roasted local turkey, pepper-crusted ribeye and slow-roasted pumpkin soup. Ponsaty’s Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $55 per person and the full menu can be found here 

La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta | Tecate, Mexico 

Chef Denise Roa of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico will bring two of Spain’s top female chefs, Doña Clara Maria Amezúa and Gabriela Llamas the property’s organic farm and existing cooking school for an incredible Thanksgiving cooking and dining experience—Spanish Culinary Week—a sumptuous week of holiday-inspired meals, demonstrations, and classes to take place November 19-25. Chef Gabriela Llamas, noted chef and popular instructor at one of the top cooking schools in Madrid (Alambique), and author of Cocinar con Thermomix, El Pais Aguilar, for which she was honored with the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, will lead classes and teach guests how to prepare recipes from her latest book, Let’s Cook Spanish, A Family Cookbook: Vamos a Cocinar Español, Recetas Para Toda la Familia a fun, interactive, and bilingual cookbook for families that introduces the art and joy of Spanish cooking. In addition to cooking classes, guests will enjoy a special Spanish edition of the property’s popular Brunch Wine Bazaar event, and the week will culminate with an amazing Spanish Thanksgiving Dinner, with a different course prepared by each of these talented female chefs. Below is the schedule of events for the week—an incredible and unforgettable Thanksgiving ‘farm to fork’ experience: 

Saturday, November 19 – Chefs arrive at Rancho La Puerta 

Sunday, November 20 from 9:30am to 4pm – Special Spanish Chefs Brunch Wine Bazaar event (with wine pairings, garden tours and goods from local farmers and vintners for sale)

Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 – Cooking class at La Cocina Que Canta with special recipes prepared from Let’s Cook Spanish, A Family Cookbook: Vamos a Cocinar Español, Recetas Para Toda la Familia

Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Thursday Dinner (with a course each from Chef Denise Roa, Chef Doña Clara Maria Amezúa and Gabriela Llamas)

Coronado Island Marriott

From November 19-25 enjoy two holiday dining menus at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa crafted by Executive Chef Michael Poompan.

Thanksgiving Day Feast: On Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the resort will feature a seaside inspired holiday buffet that is quintessentially San Diego. Menu highlights will include a Turkey and Prime Rib Carving Station with traditional sides such as Mashed Potatoes, Chorizo Stuffing, and Creamed Kale. Additionally, the menu features an impressive selection of local seafood including Poached White Mexican Prawns, Baja Style Ceviche, Cedar Roasted Salmon, and Baja Grouper. The Thanksgiving Day menu is priced at $75 for adults and $30 for kids.

Friendsgiving Celebration: Celebrate Friendsgivng with a special menu from November 19-25, to include Potato Leek Soup, Roasted Turkey Pot Pie, Dungeness Crab Bucatini Pasta, Braised Swiss Chard, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. The three-course menu is priced at $35 per person with a selection of wines available for $30 per bottle. Friendsgiving menu is available between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. For dining reservations, call (619) 522-3150.

Pechanga Resort & Casino

Thinking about keeping this year’s Thanksgiving clean-up free and easy? Seven acclaimed chefs at Pechanga Resort & Casino have crafted enticing Thanksgiving menus for a hassle-free, decadent holiday with zero cooking or clean-up on your part. With dining options from casual to upscale, and from traditional to unique, Pechanga will help you enjoy the perfect Thanksgiving for the entire family, large groups or even a romantic dinner for two. Special menus can be found at the globally-inspired Pechanga Buffet, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Paisano’s Italian, Kelsey’s, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar, and Journey’s End at the Journey at Pechanga golf course. Thanksgiving dinner to go is also an option.

Carlsbad’s Green Dragon Tavern & Museum has an amazing feast planned to make it more than okay for you to not cook! 



As one of the first restaurant chains to offer the convenience of a complete holiday feast to enjoy at home, Marie Callender’s continues to offer whole meals starting at just $99.99.  The classic feast includes an oven roasted turkey breast with seven side dishes and a whole pie — it would be difficult to spend less cooking at home!  Below my signature you will find details about the several feast offerings.


Marie Callender’s is known for their delicious, freshly baked pies.  Even if you’re planning to cook at home, pick up a Marie Callender’s pie to finish your feast.  Marie Callender’s offers more than 30 flavors including Apple, Pumpkin and “No Sugar Added” Apple and Razzleberry.


If cooking isn’t in your future, Marie Callender’s offers a complete in-restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner.  Start with soup or salad, enjoy turkey or ham with all of the classic holiday sides, and finish the meal with a slice of fresh baked pie. Prices for adults and children may vary by location.

The Holiday Feasts serve between four- eight people and features a complete dinner with all of the trimmings and, of course, a Marie Callender’s signature Pumpkin or Apple Pie.  All Feasts are conveniently packed and ready to go. All you need to do is heat, serve and enjoy – it’s that easy!

Marie Callender’s five Holiday Feasts include:

  • Turkey Breast Feast ($99.99) – An oven roasted turkey breast with all the feast trimmings, serves four- six.
  • Ham Feast ($109.99) – A bone-in spiral cut quarter ham and chipotle-pineapple glaze topping with feast trimmings, serves four- six.
  • Ultimate Whole Turkey Feast ($119.99) – A whole roasted turkey with all the feast trimmings, serves six-eight.
  • Ham and Turkey Combo Feast ($139.99) – A roasted turkey breast and Marie Callender’s bone-in, spiral cut quarter ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze topping and all the feast trimmings, serves six-eight.
  • Ultimate Ham & Turkey Feast ($149.99) – A whole roasted turkey and Marie Callender’s bone-in, spiral cut quarter ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze topping and all the feast trimmings, serves six-eight.

Additional information can be found online at and easy online ordering is available at

Breakfast Republic

Enjoy a nice breakfast before tackling the Thanksgiving feast at Breakfast Republic. Their North Park, Liberty Station and Encinitas locations will be open on Thanksgiving morning from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. November specials include an organic black rice breakfast risotto with parmesan cheese, shiitake mushrooms and choice of 3 eggs or bacon infused pancakes, topped with Jurassic Pork (special house thick-cut bacon), butter and served with maple/espresso syrup.

Union Kitchen + Tap 

Celebrating in North County? Stop by Union Kitchen + Tap in downtown Encinitas. Open from 3:00 p.m. to close, Union will be serving up a Turkey Dinner special and a Prime Rib special. Looking for something else besides holiday fare? Union will also have an abbreviated dinner menu available.   

Farmer’s Bottega

Skip the mess of cooking. Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills is serving a three-course dinner and wine pairing Thanksgiving night from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Choose from the list of starters, entrees and desserts to create your perfect Thanksgiving meal. Prix-fixe menu available for $40 per person, with optional wine pairings for each course, for an additional $15. Reservations suggested; 619-458-9929

Brian’s 24

Spend this classic American holiday at a classic American diner. Head on over to Brian’s 24, the Gaslamp’s only family owned and operated 24/7 restaurant. Along with their full menu of traditional dishes and breakfast favorites, Brian’s 24 will be offering a Turkey Pot Pie special (while supplies last).

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Spending the day at the beach? In Mission Beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club is hosting their first Caribbean inspired turkey dinner! They will be open for brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and then the Thanksgiving buffet will start at 3:00 p.m. Expect to find traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a Caribbean edge, with a tremendous amount of pies for dessert. Wash it all down with Miss B’s beer, wine and cocktail specials.


Bellamy’s in Escondido will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For $50 per person, enjoy a three course Thanksgiving menu handcrafted by French Master Chef Patrick Ponsaty and Chef Jonathan Freyberg. For your first course, delight in Butternut Squash Soup with toasted pepitas or in Crab Ravioli in braised fennel and lobster vermouth sauce. The second course includes Chef Jonathan’s Thanksgiving Plate with herb stuffing, potato puree, green beans, roasted acorn squash, sage gravy and cranberry sauce, and four other dishes to choose from. Table sides to share include herb stuffing, creamy bacon potatoes, sautéed mushrooms and green beans. For dessert choose between the Pecan Tart or Bellamy’s Pumpkin Pie. Children’s options available upon request. Live music and a $25 corkage fee per bottle (2 bottle maximum). Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at (760) 747-5000.

Bleu Bohème

Bring your family – and your appetite – and celebrate Thanksgiving Day with Bleu Bohème’s special prix-fixe menu available exclusively on Thursday, Nov. 24. Guests will enjoy three courses including choice of starters, entrees and desserts as well as wine and cocktail specials. The dinner is priced at $58.95 per person, with a children’s menu available for $16.95. The menu features dishes such as pumpkin-hominy soup; turkey prepared two ways with the breast roasted with fresh herbs and the legs and thighs “confit” style; king salmon; and warm gingerbread with strawberry confiture and caramel ice cream. Try the Thanksgiving-inspired pumpkin pie martini with Absolut vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kailua, butterscotch schnapps and half and half served with crushed graham cracker rim. 

Pacifica Del Mar

Pacifica has created a three-course, seasonal feast set to the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Warm up with starters like Butternut Squash Soup with toasted pepita, crème fraiche or Mixed Greens Salad with candied walnuts, cranberries, bleu cheese, cider-mustard vinaigrette. Dig into hearty dishes and signature staples like Free Range Turkey with all the trimmings, Slow Cooked Prime Rib with creamy horseradish sauce and Grilled Swordfish with butternut squash beurre blanc. End the dinner with a Salted Carmel Pots de Crème or Berry Cobbler. The meal is $49 per person with the turkey entrée and $59 for other choices. Dinner will be served from noon to 9 p.m. (858) 792-0467

Cusp Dining & Drinks

Sophistication meets comfort in the form of a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Cusp Dining & Drinks. Guests will be greeted with a selection of hors de oeuvres for the table. Starters and entrees feature choices like Lobster Bisque, Chicken Raviolo with chicken veloute and crispy bacon, Oven roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, green beans, cranberry sauce and savory bread pudding, and Roasted Seabass with potato gnocchi, mussels, broccoli, and hon shimeji mushrooms in a lemon grass infused sauce. Seasonally-themed desserts round out the meal and include Sweet Potato Tart and Apple Tarte Tartin. Dinner is $65 per person and will be served from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids 12 and under $35. Reservations required. (858) 551-3620

Carne Prima Italian Steakhouse

A beautifully clad interior is paired with a menu full of traditional and original dishes from Chef Aliano. The downtown steakhouse will be offering a three–course Turkey Dinner, as well as a limited dinner menu for those looking to have an exception evening out of their own kitchen. Order the turkey dinner and select a starter, carved turkey from the carving station, and a dessert. For those seeking something different, order one of Carne Prima’s signature steaks or housemade pastas from their a la carte menu. The three-course turkey dinner is $40 for adults, and $20 for kids 12 and under. Reservations suggested. (619) 230-5475


Downtown’s go-to spot for the holidays, BiCE will be serving a prix fixe full of classics and indulgent upgrades. Guests can start with a complimentary glass of bubbly, and select from appetizers like the Roasted Yellow Squash Salad or Soft Polenta with Spicy Shrimp and langoustine sugo. Main courses include dishes like Homemade Potato Gnocchi with King Crab, asparagus and corn cream sauce, Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin in a apricot, plum and Marsala sauce, and Seafood Spaghetti with clams, mussels, wild salmon, shrimp, Chilean sea bass and jumbo lump crab in a lobster bisque sauce. Desserts include a selection from one of BiCE’s signature sweets. Upgrade your meal with add-ons from a chef favorites menu. The three-course menu is $69 for adults, and $21 for kids 10 and under. Reservations suggested. (619) 239-2423

Hello Betty Fish House 

This holiday, Oceanside’s picturesque Hello Betty Fish House is serving up their own take on centuries-old traditions. Starting at 10:00 a.m. and going until 2:00 p.m. Executive Chef Jared Hills will be offering a special Thanksgiving breakfast menu and from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. they’ll be offering riffs on Thanksgiving classics. Hello Betty will also be offering a Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar for $15 and Bottomless Mimosas for $10. No reservations necessary, walk-ins welcome.

Le Parfait Paris 

Further south at Le Parfait Paris in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diegans can pick up holiday eclairs to impress even the most discerning Thanksgiving guest. The downtown area bakery and cafe will be offering a special eclair made with a pumpkin and ginger puree, a pecan whip cream, candied pecan and marshmallow. The eclair serves 5-6 people and can be purchased for $25. 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 eclairs available on Thanksgiving Day when the location will be open all day. 

Mister A’s

Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler is pulling out all the stops this Thanksgiving to make it a holiday guests won’t soon forget.  Guests can take in the San Diego skyline while enjoying an elegant three course meal featuring such dishes as Chef’s signature Traditional Lobster Bisque, Roasted Fresh and Organic Diestel Turkey and Almond and Parmesan Crusted Sea Bass along with such decadent dessert options as the Pumpkin Strudel with Chai Ice Cream, Milk Chocolate and Bourbon Caramel and the Apple Tarte Tatin with Canaille Ice Cream. The prix fixe meal is $67.50 per person.  A 20% service charge will be added to all checks. Mister A’s is located at 2567 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.  Reservations can be made by visiting the website: and clicking on the holiday tab or by calling the restaurant at: 619-239-1377.

Mille Fleurs  

Enjoy a relaxed, yet elevated Thanksgiving at Rancho Santa Fe’s dining staple, Mille Fleurs.  This holiday Chef Martin Woesle has curated a special Thanksgiving menu sure to please even the most discerning guest.  Patrons are invited to enjoy a seat by the restaurant’s fireplace and let the skillful team at Mille Fleurs do the rest.  This year’s prix fixe meal includes a variety of palate pleasers from the Soup of Assorted Mushrooms and the Musquee de Provence Pumpkin Risotto to the Oven Roasted Diestel Farm Turkey complete with Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Dried Fruit Stuffing and Gravy.  Guests can conclude the evening with their choice of dessert including a Pumpkin Pear Tart or Chocolate Beggar’s Purse with Persimmon, Rum and English Cream. The three course menu runs $69.50 per person. The restaurant is also the ideal child-friendly option.  Dress the kids up and treat them to a special Kids Menu for $24.  Mille Fleurs is located at 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.  Reservations can be made online at  

A.R. Valentien 

Executive Chef Jeff Jackson is preparing a feast to remember this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a special four course prix fixe menu featuring the finest seasonal ingredients. Prix fixe dining is $105 per person and $55 for children under 12. Or opt to make enjoy your meal with free flowing sparkling wine for just $125 per person. Holiday prix fixe menu available 12pm-10pm. Advanced reservations highly recommended. (858) 777-6635 

The Grill at Torrey Pines 

The newly revamped patio at The Grill is a dining destination to gather this holiday season. Enjoy a three course Thanksgiving menu with proteins and fresh produce roasted straight from the new outdoor rotisserie. Dig in for $65 per person and $35 for children under 12. Holiday prix fixe & a la carte available 11am-10pm
Advanced reservations recommended. (
858) 777-6641 

Catamaran Resort Hotel 

Taking place in the Catamaran’s upstairs banquet rooms with stunning views of Mission Bay, this delicious feast invites all to gather for the most adored meal of the year. Enjoy a carving station with roast turkey and mustard crusted roast pork as well as a seafood station with cold poached salmon and peel-and-eat shrimp and crab salad. Traditional Thanksgiving sides and a decadent selection of seasonal desserts complete the meal. A children’s buffet ensures little ones have plenty to choose from, and all can enjoy live piano entertainment throughout the afternoon. Adults are $54, children (ages 5-11) cost $25, and kids under 5 eat free. (858) 539-8666

**Diners also receive a complimentary cruise across Mission Bay on the beautiful sternwheelers, the Bahia Belle and the William D. Evans**

Reservations available from 12pm- 4pm. Advanced reservations highly recommended.


Chef Anthony Sinsay, who has recently taken over the kitchen at Jsix and completely transformed the menu, has created a three-course Thanksgiving menu channeling his Filipino roots. Guests will enjoy unique dishes such as Red Kuri Squash Soup with hazelnut crème fraiche and tarragon pesto and Stir-fried Rice Noodles with local vegetables, soy and Kalamansi lime. The menu will also feature classics such as Herb Butter Roasted Turkey and Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes. Finish the night off with your choice of Kabocha Pie served with Nutmeg Chantilly and pomegranate reduction or try a slice of his Warm Cranberry Cake served with Vanilla ice cream. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are recommended. (858) 270-5736


Enjoy Thanksgiving in true San Diego style—at the beach! JRDN at Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach is serving up a three-course menu for $55 per person from 3-8 p.m. Guests will be able to choose from six different appetizers including a Raw Bar Platter with two shrimp, three oysters and king crab legs. Entrée choices include Stuffed Turkey Breast, Thick Cut Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Pan Roasted Salmon and a Half Roasted Chicken. Fall dessert classics such as Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie served with Chantilly cream will seal the deal on this Thanksgiving feast. Make reservations by calling 858-270-5736.

Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering

Add a touch of sophistication to the classic Thanksgiving meal this year by ordering from Giuseppe’s Pronto Delivery Service. From unique appetizers such as Sonoma Apple Chicken Sausage Puff Pastries to Truffle and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, our seasonal menu items are sure to impress your loved ones this Thanksgiving. Classics such as Oven Roasted Turkey, Cranberry-Orange Chutney and Pumpkin Pie are also available to order. Please find a full menu on their website and order well in advance. (858) 581-2205

Bottega Americano

Although closed on Thanksgiving Day, Bottega Americano is baking up pies to perfection. Pick up one of our seasonal pies: Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan or Nutella to impress your dinner guests this year. Pie prices start at $22 and require 72-hours advanced notice. (619) 255-7800

Decoy Dockside Dining  

Eat, drink and be thankful! Enjoy dinner with beautiful views of Lake San Marcos at Decoy this Thanksgiving. The lakefront restaurant is offering a $65 three-course meal served family style, with dishes including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Crispy Pork Belly, Prime Sirloin, Sliced Turkey Breast, and Confit Leg & Thigh, with dessert choices of Cinnamon-Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Decadence. For just $20 more, guests can pair their Thanksgiving dinner with Decoy’s extensive selection of fine wines. Dinners are also available for children 12 & under for $30. (760) 653-3230

The Westgate Hotel

Enjoy the traditions of Thanksgiving in the Westgate Room with a refined four-course dinner or indulge yourself and your loved ones in the Le Fontainebleau Room for the Thanksgiving holiday buffet. The menu in The Westgate Room will be served starting at 11:00 a.m. and is $69. The Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner all day buffet in the Le Fontainebleau Room will be served from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and is $85. Both meals are half off for children under 12. Tax and gratuity are additional. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged.

Barona Resort & Casino

Feasting and fun come together this Thanksgiving Day at Barona Resort & Casino. Play slots, poker and table games and enjoy a multi-course meal at one of Barona’s award-winning restaurants. The culinary experts at Barona Oaks Steakhouse will cook up an elegant three-course Smoked Turkey Dinner for $45. For $37, The Italian Cucina will pair Red Wine-Braised Veal Shanks with a saffron risotto cake and crisp broccolini, and the Sage Café will serve Roasted Turkey with pecan raisin stuffing and sweet potatoes for $28.95. For an even larger selection, Barona’s Seasons Fresh Buffet will feature holiday staples including Roasted Turkey with Traditional Stuffing, Prime Rib of Beef with Roasted Garlic Au Jus, and Bourbon-Glazed Virginia Ham for $37.95. (619) 443-2300

Both Barona Oaks Steakhouse and Italian Cucina are open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sage Café will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Seasons Fresh Buffet will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Brazen BBQ may be closed on Thanksgiving but you can still get your Brazen fix on turkey day with their Thanksgiving meal to go! A complete holiday feast from Brazen BBQ feeds six to eight people and includes one signature Brazen Smoked Turkey injected with a house made marinade (12-14 lbs) with stuffing, turkey gravy, orange-port cranberry sauce, Bourbon pecan pie and cornbread and your choice of two sides. All items are available a la carte if you’d like to build your own meal. Pre-order your meal by November 21st and it will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, November 24 by 1:00 p.m. The complete holiday meal is priced at $159.99. To order you holiday meal call (619) 816-1990.

Have all of the tastes of Thanksgiving dinner all in one bite! Dog Haus is serving the ultimate flavors of the holiday in an anything but traditional way. They are introducing the Turducken Sausage for a limited time in November and with each sold, Dog Haus will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America. The out-of-box Thanksgiving delicacy itself is made with Turducken sausage (combination of duck, turkey and chicken) that’s topped with sweet potato fries, sage gravy, cranberry slaw and crispy onion, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls. Their “wurstmacher” Adam Gertler explains the thought behind the crazy dish here. 

Thanksgiving isn’t only a time to catch up with family but also old friends! No one knows this better than East County true neighborhood hubs, The Hills and Eastbound Bar & Grill. That’s why these local waterholes are throwing Thanksgiving Reunion Parties that is sure to bring the community together for old times sake, great drinks and a whole lot of fun. On Wednesday, November 23rd, The Hills and Eastbound Bar & Grill are hosting their Wild Turkey reunions, sparking those high school memories with whiskey specials all night. The bar will be open from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. serving $5 Wild Turkey drinks and shots and their specialty Wild Turkey Bombs made with Redbull and cranberry.  Not to mention, you’ll want to head to Eastbound’s dance floor with DJ Joey Jimenez spinning at 9 p.m. and playing crowd favorites all night long.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving, Rustic Root has launched a new rooftop menu with seasonally inspired dishes like the Butternut Squash Hummus with homemade pita chips and a roasted garlic bulb and Veggie Flatbread with red and yellow bell peppers, roasted cremini mushrooms, parmesan, roasted garlic hummus, and fresh ricotta.

What better way to try out the new menu than being surrounded by your favorite people for a Friendsgiving Feast? On Wednesday, November 23, loosen those belt buckles and reserve your spot at Rustic Root for a Friendsgiving meal. Rustic Root is partnering with No Kid Hungry to provide guests the opportunity to give back. For every $10 donated to No Kid Hungry at the restaurant, Rustic Root will provide a special drink ticket for any beer, wine or specialty cocktail. Make a reservation by calling (619) 232-1747 or online at

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