Skip the Hassle in the Kitchen with Dine-In or Take-Out Feasts
Written By: Brittany Lawrence Orange County Thanksgiving
Wait—you can enjoy all of the perks of Thanksgiving without having to cook? Tell me more! We know that half of the Thanksgiving tradition is preparing the big meal, but why not take a break this year and let the stress be handled by a professional? Whether you just want to spend more quality time with your family, or maybe your gathering this year is smaller than the last, these 16 restaurants have your turkey day covered!
1 | Paséa the Turkey Orange County Thanksgiving
What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving dinner with an ocean view! Head to the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach for the second annual Food Coma in the Blue Room. Indulge on traditional favorites at the station and oyster bar. Seating starts as early as noon and goes every half hour until 4 p.m. Reserve your spot and buy tickets online!
Native knowledge: Make it a staycation and sign up for their Meritage Discovery program to earn points toward experiences worldwide including surf lessons, wine tours, and more.
Paséa Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
2 | Get Over the Vue Orange County Thanksgiving
Want to keep Thanksgiving simple this year? Head to the OverVue Lounge & Deck and enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas! Take in the ocean view and relax in peace and leave the hustle and bustle for next year.
OverVue Lounge & Deck
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
3 | Thanksgiving Brunch? Yes, Please! Orange County Thanksgiving
Try a different spin on Thanksgiving dinner by giving brunch a go instead. Fashion Island Hotel is hosting an elegant brunch buffet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oak Grill with traditional holiday dishes and more. Not daring enough for brunch? They are still offering a classic dinner buffet from 3-7 p.m. This family-friendly atmosphere is completed with live entertainment and a photo booth. Cost is $110 per adult and $40 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 4 are free.
Fashion Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Five Crowns will be open and serving up yummy goodness this Thanksgiving. Change it up from turkey and enjoy their Lawrey’s Prime Ribs of Beef, or other classics like salmon or lamb chops. Be sure to make a reservation for you and the family because this meal is going to be great!
3801 East Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
5 | Seafood Feast with an Ocean Breeze Orange County Thanksgiving
Las Brisas will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu this year. Start with oysters or red pumpkin soup before moving on to filet and lobster enchiladas or slow-roasted salmon. Be sure to save room for seasonal desserts, such as pumpkin cheesecake! Admire the ocean while you express what you’re grateful for this year.
361 Cliff Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
6 | Bring it Back Orange County Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving feast brings all the families to the yard—The Backyard at Hotel Irvine, that is. Fun and food await your whole clan with lawn games and a large range of eats, including brunch options with bottomless mimosas, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prices are $79 per adult and $37 for children 5-12.
7 | A BBQ Feast Orange County Thanksgiving
Bad to the Bone BBQ offers three different meal deals that can feed a table of six to eight people, and it only requires three hours to reheat. With your choice of smoked turkey or ham, along with mouthwatering sides, you can go straight to family time while your pre-cooked dinner warms up. Orders must be in by Nov. 23 and can be picked up Nov. 26 or Nov. 27.
Bad to the Bone BBQ
31738 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
8 | So Much to Be Grateful For Orange County Thanksgiving
What could be better than spending Thanksgiving near the beach? Coastal Kitchen, located right on PCH, will be offering a traditional turkey dinner plate, in addition to their regular menu, during regular business hours on turkey day. Reservations can be made on their website.
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Take it up a notch at The Loft with a four-course dinner menu, including seasonal appetizers and a traditional turkey main course, followed by tasty desserts. Dinner is $135 for adults and $50 for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations can be made online.
Is turkey not really your thing? Mastro’s has you covered with steak and seafood at two locations—Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Make Thanksgiving elegant at this high-end steakhouse with dinners from their à la carte menu.
633 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
8112 East Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
11 | Pass the Bubbly
Make this Thanksgiving bubbly at Orange Hill’s Thanksgiving Day Champagne Buffet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose from turkey, prime rib, crab legs and more, and top it off with bottomless mimosas. Be sure to make your reservation online! Prices are $60 for adults and $35 for children ages 5 to 12. Or just stick with their prix fixe dinner menu from 5-9 p.m. for $80 per person.
6410 East Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
12 | Holidays at The Ritz
The Ritz-Carlton not only has your back on Thanksgiving, but it has you covered with multiple options! Choose from their Bountiful Buffet—a brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., complete with waffles, a carving station and more—or dinner with a view at RAYA from 4-9 p.m. RAYA will be dishing up seasonal ingredients and their signature Pan-Latin flavors.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
13 | Sound the Trumpets!
Enjoy endless options at Silver Trumpet’s Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. This year will be a special lakeside brunch with seafood, carving and dessert stations. “I’m excited to offer our guests an unforgettable experience with a menu curated around Thanksgiving classics and local favorites,” Executive Chef Hector Zamora says. Tickets are $68 per adult and $22 per child under 12.
Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach is prepping brunch and dinner. Choose from a prix fixe brunch menu for $160 per adult and $50 per child ages 5-12, which will be served from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Or head in for the late shift from 5-9 p.m. to enjoy their customary à la carte menu in addition to a four-course holiday tasting menu. Prices for dinner are $155 per adult and $50 per child ages 5-12.
15 | Seaside Celebration
Take in the ocean view as you dine at Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort. Splashes is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with optional wine pairings. Choose between the earlier dinner from noon-4 p.m. for $90 per person, or the later seating from 4-8 p.m. for $125 per person. Wine pairings are an additional $40.
16 | Wine and Dine
With five choices of starters and entrées, such as maple-glazed free-range turkey, salmon, flat iron steak, shrimp or a maple-glazed pork chop, along with two choices of delicious desserts, you’re sure to enjoy this three-course Thanksgiving dinner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Newport Beach or Tustin. Dinner is from 12-8 p.m. and only $68.95 per guest!
3131 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
2647 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782