Because Cooking a Turkey Is the Last Thing You Want to Worry About This Year

Written By: Taylor Gorski Orange County Thanksgiving

From dining on cozy outdoor patios to picking up fully prepared Thanksgiving dinners to enjoy at home, make Thanksgiving as easy as pie. While traveling to be at a big family gathering may not be in the books, there’s still reasons to celebrate and end the day feeling absolutely stuffed. We’ve rounded up 14 places to either dine or simply pick up turkey dinner in Orange County on Nov. 26. Give thanks, call your loved ones and indulge in an extra slice of pumpkin pie this year. 

 

1 | Thanksgiving in Spain  Orange County Thanksgiving

Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla’s “Thanksgiving in Spain” is sure to satisfy every family member this Thanksgiving. With a menu full of classics like roasted turkey breast, glazed Black Forest ham and sweet potatoes, along with dishes with a twist—like butternut squash soup with lemon and chive cream and barbacoa pineapple chutney—you’ll be leaving with a full tummy and happy heart. Dine on the spacious outdoor patio or inside (limited capacity), and be grateful there isn’t a kitchen full of dishes this year! 

Price: $49.50 (adults) and $24.50 (kids)

Cafe Sevilla
1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.688.1555

 

2 | Bay Views Orange County Thanksgiving

Tavern House

Tavern House welcomes you into their home this Thanksgiving while also offering take-home Thanksgiving dinners. Featuring starters like Maine lobster bisque and an autumn salad along with entrees like salt and black pepper roasted prime rib and grilled Lochlander salmon, these flavors are unlike anything you could cook at home! Dig in while looking out at gorgeous bay views, or pick up a meal without breaking a sweat in the kitchen.

Price: $60 (adults) and $24 (kids)

Tavern House
333 Bayside Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.673.8464

 

3 | Delightful Dessert  Orange County Thanksgiving

Bright Bread Co.

Heading to a small Friendsgiving gathering? Or maybe you’re looking to brighten your neighbor’s day by leaving a little surprise at their door? Bright Bread Co., a local family-owned business, delivers homemade bread loaves and charcuterie boards directly to your home. A freshly baked loaf of warm festive bread is the perfect gesture for the holidays—never show up empty handed! Shoot them a DM on Instagram to place an order.

Price: Varies 

Bright Bread Co.

 

4 | Glitz and Glamour Orange County Thanksgiving

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

A Thanksgiving feast that feeds six to eight people is available to pick up from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel for $395. Email Marcos Presa at marcos.gonzalez.presa@ritzcarlton.com to reserve your meal today. On-site restaurants RAYA and enoSTEAK are offering prix fixe menus throughout the day at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.240.2000

 

5 | Luck of the Irish Orange County Thanksgiving

Malarky’s Irish Pub

Keep it casual this year and dine at the beloved Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach. Customers can enjoy an appetizer, carved turkey or prime rib along with sides and dessert. Crack open a cold one and celebrate with friends and family. 

Price: $29.99

Malarky’s Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.2340

 

6 | No Turkeys Allowed

Hungry Angelina

At Matthew Kinney’s Hungry Angelina at 2ND & PCH, a Thanksgiving menu will be offered alongside their regular menu. From noon to 8 p.m., Brussels leaves, an autumn bowl, campanelle and a pecan bar can be enjoyed. This plant-based restaurant is a crowd pleaser! 

Hungry Angelina at 2ND & PCH
6400 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.247.7272

 

7 | A Tranquil Thanksgiving

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection

The recently opened Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano is an incredible setting for Thanksgiving this year. Spend the weekend here and dine at the on-site restaurant, Ysidora, for a carefully crafted Thanksgiving dinner. Options include butter poached crab and adobe-style short rib. The best part? Champagne, a glass of wine and dessert are included with every meal. 

Price: $90 (per person)

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection
31692 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 
949.503.5700

 

8 | Pinkie’s Up Orange County Thanksgiving

Five Crowns

Thanksgiving reservations are now available at Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., guests are invited to dine in the cozy outdoor courtyard or in the distanced indoor dining room. Don’t miss out on the oven-roasted free-range turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and cranberry compote. Call to make a reservation before everything is booked! 

Price: Varies 

Five Crowns 
3801 East Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949.760.0331

 

9 | Dine in Decadence

Monarch Beach Resort

Whether it’s brunch or dinner, Monarch Beach Resort has you covered. Dining options at on-site restaurants Monarch Bay Beach Club, Bourbon Steak Orange County and AVEO Table + Bar are all available. With delectable dishes and spectacular views, this is the Thanksgiving you deserve! 

Price: $109 per person at Monarch Bay Beach Club, $225 per person at Bourbon Steak Orange County and $119 per person at AVEO Table + Bar

Monarch Beach Resort 
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.234.3900

 

10 | Feel the Breeze

Las Brisas

Head to Laguna Beach to enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu filled with oysters, steak and lobster enchiladas and pumpkin cheesecake. Waterfront dining, flavorful cuisine and world-class hospitality are just what you need this Thanksgiving. 

Price: $80 per person

Las Brisas
361 Cliff Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.497.5434

 

11 | We Meat Again Orange County Thanksgiving

Bad to the Bone BBQ

Have a feast this Thanksgiving! And with Bad to the Bone BBQ, it’ll require as little work as possible. Offering Diestel organic turkeys straight from the farm and a la carte options, all you have to do is heat the dishes before serving. Prepare for deliciousness! 

Price: Varies

Bad to the Bone BBQ
31738 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949.218.0227

 

12 | Al Fresco Celebrations

Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort is hosting an al fresco Thanksgiving on their bayfront lawn with seatings at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. We’re lucky enough to have nice weather year-round, so take advantage with a holiday celebration that’s paired with bay views. Dishes include corn bread and brioche stuffing, honeynut squash bisque and sweet potato puree. 

Price: $98 for adults, $120 for ribeye steak selection

Balboa Bay Resort 
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.645.5000

 

13 | Sips Up

The Winery, Newport Beach

Order Thanksgiving dinner from The Winery and celebrate with a chef-curated meal, or dine in for a three-course dinner with views of the bay. Indulge in pumpkin and ricotta ravioli and chocolate cheesecake paired with a bottle of vino. 

Price: $75 (per person)

The Winery, Newport Beach
3131 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.999.6622

 

14 | Thank You, Mother

Gracias Madre and Cafe Gratitude

Cafe Gratitude is offering a variety of Thanksgiving sides to take home and enjoy. Cauliflower mashed potatoes, maple miso Brussels sprouts and chocolate coconut cream pie are just a few of the delicious choices. Gracias Madre’s holiday tamales are back, which pair wonderfully with the sides from Cafe Gratitude. This is your one-stop shop for an all-vegan Thanksgiving. 

Price: Varies

Gracias Madre and Cafe Gratitude
1617 Westcliff Dr, Ste 112
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.386.8100

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